It's less than a month to New York Fashion Week, and we couldn't be more excited for the runway-season rush. Preparing wardrobes, arranging interviews, considering the social scene: all of these things play an important part in one of our favourites times of year. Now, Ports 1961 is offering two lucky guests a chance to take part in the spectacle.
The classics-with-a-twist brand is giving away two tickets to the Ports 1961 runway show, scheduled for Feb. 11 at 3 p.m., plus four very big perks: a personal meet-and-greet with designer Tia Cibani, car service to and from the show, dinner for two at a restaurant in the Meatpacking district, and a $500 gift certificate to spend in the label's Meatpacking district store.
You can submit your entry for the contest here, and considering all the goodies attached to the giveaway, you'd be well advised to do so at your earliest convenience. And if you happen to win, then be sure to let us know - we want a full recap from your fashion-week debut.
Chris Liu and Tibor Matyas might have a Valentine's Day gift for you: a free leather bag from their quickly-becoming-trendy accessories line, Chris&Tibor. Sure, the label is technically for the boys, but we've been eyeing those bags for ourselves for some time now. And since the designers are former consultants for Burberry Prorsum, we know they have the city edge down.
The designers are trying out a little thing called social networking, and all that's required for a chance to win your own Spitalfields tote is becoming a Facebook fan of Chris&Tibor and posting this message on your wall. A winner will be chosen on February 14. Just a bit of clicking and typing for a new bag in return? We're happy to sit at the computer a few more minutes for that.
Tired of straight hair and ready to unleash some curl? The good people at Umberto Giannini thought so. The company will host a "hair-straightener amnesty day" in London this month, allowing guests to bring in old straightening irons to swap for a brand new pair of curling tongs. Head stylist Ben Randle will be on hand to help with any pressing styling concerns that might result.
Interested? Head to 6 Mercer Street, WC2H, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28. And enjoy your new hair.