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If you’ve been keeping an eye out at Lincoln Center or Milk Studios for those Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, expecting to see giant signs protesting unpaid internships, you’re going to have to pay much closer attention: The OWS protesters are going for subtle this season.
Standing in the cold waiting for the doors to open at last night’s Kenneth Cole show, myself and other show-goers were approached by a few people holding giant shopping bags. “Free sample?” they asked each of us, handing out the small box pictured at left inside a small sheer bag. The box just read “p.y.i.”
Frankly, I was expecting lame pantyhose or maybe chapstick or something when I opened the box. Instead, there was a pin that read “Pay Your Interns” and some folded up literature about why unpaid internships are wrong and how you can get involved in the movement.
One of the ways you can show support for the movement (besides sporting the pin) is by tweeting using the hashtags #payinterns, #devilpaysnada. You can also email them to find out about your rights as an intern, and to learn about the Intern Labor Rights meetings, which happen weekly in New York.
We have to admit, it’s a great tactic–fashion people love free swag after all. But we’re not sure we see fashion journalists tweeting out something with the hashtag “#devilpaysnada.”
Going to a Dannijo show feels like going to the party of the nicest, most popular girl (or set of sisters) from your high school. Fresh from being toasted in a recent New York Times Style piece about their savvy social media usage, the girls fluttered around their presentation at the Jane Hotel, greeting well-wishers like Hilary Rhoda, Garance Dore, Coco Rocha, Leandra Medine (in overalls!), and Rashida Jones, who hosted the event, with effusive hugs (no fake air kissing here.)
Showing just how well they understand social media, Danielle and Jodie Snyder channeled its themes into this season’s work, interpreting our over-sharing culture and obsession with vanity via jewelry. “[This] new world we live in [is] obsessed with social media and selfies. [In response,] we did these lariats, like non-religious rosaries, that have mirrors on them,” Jodie told me. That’s one half of the inspiration this season, along with a Helmut Newton picture of Elizabeth Taylor, reflected in a pool with a parrot on one shoulder and a sapphire and diamond statement necklace around her neck.
Traditionally, the girls are known for being the arbiters of the dressy jewelry/casual clothing combo (and the now-ubiquitous “arm party”), beloved by street style bloggers everywhere, but are now reaching for more eveningwear. “Before we would always say, it’s something you can wear really casual and dress up. [This time], we [almost] wanted to do the reverse. We want the collection to be seen as, it can be worn with a gorgeous gown or red carpet, and also worn with a t-shirt and jeans.”
Although they stick with their color-popping, statement piece aesthetic, there’s more of an art deco feel this time around. Rectangular pendants with huge teal stones drip from a mid-length double stem crystal chain. And the new lariats/hand necklaces are just begging of a new hashtag.
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