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Diet Pepsi Style Studio Showcase “Simon Doonan Says!” NY Fashion Week

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 saw the likes of so many resident and up-and-coming designers, fashionistas, celebrities, editors, and bloggers, with morning shows starting as early as 9:00 am and after parties continuing on till 4 o’ clock in the morning. New York City never misses a beat, so fashion week, too, was “go..go..go!”

As Fashion News Editor for New York Girl Style we continue our coverage of NY Fashion Week. One of the biggest kick-off events was the Diet Pepsi Style Studio contest where four designers across the nation were chosen to showcase their creations at NY Fashion Week. Guest judge for the contest and emcee of the evening, Former Barney’s Creative Director, Simon Doonan, humored the crowd with his wit and gave shout outs to the celebs in attendance which included Debra Messing, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kristen Chenoweth (of the new series “GCB”) Kelly Rutherford (Yes, that’s Lily Humphrey from “Gossip Girl”), Jay Manuel and Jay “Miss Jay” Alexander of “America’s Next Top Model” fame.

During my backstage interview with Doonan, we played a little game of  “Simon Says!” Check out the video here.

(Disclaimer: Please excuse the music from the after party in the background!)

New York Girl Style would like to congratulate the winners (“Project Runway” alum and Dallas-based Shirin Askari; Denver, Colorado’s Rachel Hurst of Rae Marie; Genoveva Christoff from Columbus, OH; and Elise Bergman of Chicago, IL) and give a big thank you to Anthea Liontos, Robyn Wilcov, and the Harrison & Shriftman PR team for making this interview possible.

Well, I’m on my way to another runway show. Stay tune for exciting coverage of NY Fashion Week.