Wake Up Round Up: When Did Fashion Week Start To Feel Like Coachella?
By: Chelsea Burcz

Paris Hilton at New York Fashion Week 2012
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“New York Fashion Week was, in Internet time, years ago. But once the whirlwind of parties and our own personal FOMO has subsided, we at R29 were left thinking: When did this become such a crazy, sensationalist event? When did Fashion Week start to feel like Coachella?” [R29]

Zadig & Voltaire staged a catwalk presentation on the building site of its future hotel. It’s set to open in 2014. [WWD]

“Remember when giving someone a gift on Facebook was like sending them a really intricate emoticon? Yeah, people stopped doing that, and so did Facebook. But now the social network is hoping people will start sending each other actual gifts. Facebook today announced Facebook Gifts, which allows users to send legit presents like a Starbucks gift card or Magnolia Bakery cupcakes to their friends.” [AdWeek]

“She finally made up her mind. Weeks of speculation that Deborah Needleman, the editor in chief of WSJ., the Wall Street Journal’s glossy style magazine, would decamp for T: The New York Times Style Magazine finally came to a head Thursday morning.” [WWD]

“There was an hour yesterday afternoon during which the domain names of email addresses coming out of 4 Times Square were suddenly transformed. Staffers at Vanity Fair were alarmed to see their tony magazine title replaced by @golfforwomen, the name of a gender-specific sports magazine that closed in 2008.” [New York Observer]

Former Chongqing Communist Party boss Bo Xilai has been expelled from his position, and as a result “censorship on Sina Weibo appeared to be relatively light in the hours immediately following the news. In the past, Sina’s censors have tended to allow a certain amount of discussion around breaks in the Bo case before moving in to clean things up later.” [WSJ]

“In a letter to customers posted on Apple’s Web site, Mr. Cook said he was ‘extremely sorry’ for the anguish caused when the company replaced Google’s maps with its own, acknowledging that the company’s new Maps app did not live up to its standards.” [New York Times Blog]

Anna Dello Russo parties with H&M. [Purple]

[Image: Paris Hilton at NYFW]

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  1. Avatar of David
    David says:

    Right around the time bloggers started sitting front row

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