It's February, so that means it's that time for New York to kick off the big Fashion Week extravaganzas that take place around the world twice a year. Traditionally, Fashion Week was held several months in advance of fashion collection debuts so the big fashion houses could preview their designs for boutique owners and department store buyers.
Over the years, the private showings were opened to the public and the events mushroomed into big splashy, overhyped spectacles where celebrities, VIPs and other wannabes jockey for position in the front rows.
Among those celebrities are actress Taraji P. Hensen, singer Ashanti, 30, who is famous for no reason at all these days, and her bestie Kelly Rowland, 29, who is a major superstar overseas, but not so much here in the states. But they both have good PR people, which is why we're blogging about them.
The ladies attended the sold out BCBG Max Azria show at the Fall 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week today.
Don't you LOVE Ashanti's shoes? I'll wait for Allen over at UpscaleHype to tell us who makes them. Then I'll update the post.
Thanks to loyal readers Sonya (SoulofBeauty.com) and Tenitrus who found Ashanti's Massimo Dogana F U Shoes on TheCrusade.net and CoCoPerez.com! The shoes come complete with rhinestone tennis bracelet and manicured fingernail and are available as a boot or sandal. They retail for around $1,100.
Photos: Splash News Online