Save the Date! Sneak Peek at Our Upcoming Sample Sale

It’s never too soon to get excited about a sale. Especially when the sale involves our Spring 2011 Collection Tiered Tank Floral Dress in navy for $90 (retail $315). More info on the sale + some freebies coming up!

Save the Date!
7/13 – 7/15

Sale Highlights:

Tiered Tank Floral Dress in navy $315 Ă  $90
Plaid Shirt $165 Ă  $50
Asymmetrical Dress $285 à  $90http://www.charlotteronson.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
Denim Vest $165 Ă  $50
Leather Ethnic Braid Espadrille $195 Ă  $70


Press: Samantha Ronson bowls at sister Charlotte Ronson’s I Heart Ronson party in Hollywood – NYPOST.com

Samantha Ronson’s secret talent? Bowling. The deejay took a break from manning the decks at a party for sister Charlotte’s JCPenney line, I Heart Ronson, and turned the music duties over to Danny Masterson so she could hit the lanes at Hollywood’s Spare Room. “Samantha bowled about six or seven games,” said a spy. “She loves to bowl and was pretty good.” Zac Efron rolled up on his long board and bowled with Rashida Jones. Ashlee Simpson, Paris and Nicky Hilton and Nicole Richie all picked out I Heart Ronson pieces from a gift area.

via Samantha Ronson bowls at sister Charlotte Ronson’s I Heart Ronson party in Hollywood – NYPOST.com.


Agenda: The Tenth Annual CFDA Awards

It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating last year’s CFDA nominees and winners in the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center. The ceremony—then in its 9th year—honored Marc Jacobs as Womenswear Designer of the Year, Menswear Designer of the Year went to Rag & Bone, and Iman was the recipient of the Fashion Icon Award. Tonight marks the event’s 10th year of recognizing the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts.

Twitter has been buzzing with CFDA news, with the @CFDA team live-tweeting the behind-the-scenes excitement. Perhaps buzziest news of all: the fact that Lady Gaga will receive the Fashion Icon Award. Just a preview of what she’ll look like, consider this tweet:

Getting ready with my sister for the CFDA Fashion Awards. Eyebrows burning with bleach. I should just friggin shave them. Amen, Fashion.

Aside from a big dose of Gaga, awards will be given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement. Below is the list of this year’s nominees. We wish you all the best of luck tonight!

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR

Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen
Prabal Gurung

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Alejandro Ingelmo
Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Phoebe Philo for Celine

MEDIA AWARD
, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Hilary Alexander

FOUNDERS AWARD, given in honor of Eleanor Lambert, the CFDA’s founder
Hal Rubenstein

FASHION ICON AWARD
Lady Gaga

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Marc Jacobs

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Arthur Elgort

Follow @CFDA for their live Tweets and pictures of the event tonight. Here are a few from today:


Happy Summer!

Ice Pop Molds by UnCommonGoods


Out & About: Style Wars with The Common Good

Last night we headed to  Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs in Tribeca to join Catherine Keener, Public Art Films, the Common Good, and Levi’s Film Workshop to support the benefit and auction they had put together to fund the restoration of the 1983 documentary Style Wars. The film was the first of its kind; an unprecedented look at early ’80s street culture and graffiti. It was responsible for bringing the concept of street art to the mainstream, and would emerge as a powerful and iconic snapshot of city life. The event not only honored “Style Wars” producer Henry Chal­fant and director, the late Tony Sil­ver, with the Amer­i­can Spirit Award, but also raised money to restore the film’s original negatives (which are unfortunately damaged). Joy Bryant, Mary-Kate Olsen, Entourage‘s Jerry Ferrara, Spike Jonze, Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz were among the many who came to show their support—Horovitz DJed as well. Charlotte caught up with producer Henry Chalfant, who noted that he was hoping to come out with an HD release in order to share the film with future generations. They have been able to raise $19,384 of the $500,000 needed to restore the film. If you’d like to donate, you can make your contribution to the Style Wars restoration project here.

All photos by Patrick McMullan