>> Halloween is all about dressing up, so why not glean a little costume inspiration from those who make a living out of creating the perfect look — all year round? Here, we've asked 13 fashion insiders to share their favorite costumes from Halloweens past; click through to see Pamela Love, Chris Benz, Madewell's Gigi Guerra, and more all decked out in their Halloween finest. Plus, find out which designer got name-checked as having the best costume ever — by two different people — and which sweet treat tops more than one insider's favorite candy list . . . all here, in the slideshow.
>> Street Peeper's Phil Oh took a quick time-out to chat with us about the perfect snap, Fashion Week essentials, and more. Listen up to what he has to say:
What kind of street style inspires you?
I'm always a sucker for prints and colors but it's hard to do in the Winter because it's freezing.
Tell us about one of the wildest looks you've seen at NYFW.
Susie Bubble, my BFF, was wearing this electric blue turban and a pair of vintage Ralph Lauren sequin floral pants. It has white sequins with red, blue, and orange flowers on it. It was pretty ridiculous; we walked into an Indian restaurant for dinner and then everyone turned their heads and stared at her. I thought it was amazing — one of my favorite Susie Bubble looks.
What are your Fashion Week essentials?
Uniqlo HeatTech long johns and t-shirts. They cost about $15 and keep me warm all through Winter.
What are your Fashion Week indulgences?
Marea on Central Park South has a $40 prix fixe lunch. It's my Fashion Week splurge: I go there and get a delicious uni and crab spaghetti between shows, then come back to take more photos.
How do you stay sane during this time?
I don't go out anymore because I have to wake up early and I'm the kind of person that requires eight hours of sleep. I know it's not fun and I'm a party pooper. Other than that, I try to stay hydrated with coconut water and use Kiehl's lip balm.
Any post-Fashion Week plans?
After March 10, I plan on sleeping for a week and playing video games. I'm going to get a Wii and play Super Mario Galaxy.
>> Vogue.com got a redesign because, as Anna Wintour told WWD: “The Vogue reader is completely engaged in the world of technology . . . I felt it was crucial that in this era we take the authority, quality, and beauty of Vogue and bring those values to the digital realm. The fashion world moves so quickly now, everyone here at the magazine wants to be able to bring it to the Vogue reader on an hourly, not just monthly, basis. Also, there is just so much — too much, almost — out there on the Web. Vogue.com isn’t going to be covering everything — just the right things.”
In fact, the site will cover "under 100" designers across New York, London, Milan, and Paris, as opposed to Style.com's much more expansive runway coverage. “We’re giving them a deep treatment,” said Caroline Palmer, editor of Vogue.com. According to one designer's press agent, who spoke to the New York Times on promise of anonymity, Vogue.com has been asking for previews of the major collections, infringing on territory once owned by WWD. According to the agent, “and that’s a little bit scary.”