If you’re like me (a total psycho) you have a running list of Halloween costumes in your phone at all times that you add to whenever you think of a terrible pun or a slightly obscure fictional character. But more likely, you’re a normal person, and you haven’t given Halloween much thought until this week. (Or you haven’t thought of it at all, in which case, you suffer from a slight lack of whimsy.)
Why was famed fashion designer John Varvatos hanging with legendary bearded rockers Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top and photographer Mick Rock at Nordstrom (520 N. Michigan) Oct. 22? The Detroit native was in town to promote his first book, Rock in Fashion, a retrospective look at music’s most stylish stars (including photos by Rock, and fashion from ZZ Top). Splash got the chance to sit down with Varvatos, Gibbons, Hill and Rock to learn more about the worlds of rock ’n’ roll and fashion colliding.
Clear your schedule Oct. 24 for cocktails and shopping to benefit the Children’s Research Fund. Join co-chairs Peter Besinger Jr., Heidi Wagman, James Malackowski and Kristi Stathis from 6-8 p.m., and indulge in complimentary makeovers by celebrity makeup artist Troy Surrat while previewing his new collection. Purchase a key while you’re there to unlock extra gifts — including designer shoes and beauty packages by Surrat — and stop by Barneys New York between Oct. 22 and 24 to save 10 percent on all Barneys New York purchases. Best of all, Barneys will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the Children’s Research Fund, which supports basic and clinical medical research. RSVP: CRF@barneys.com, 15 E. Oak; Barneys.com