Lin Manuel Miranda shows Fordham some love!

Photo left via Miranda's site; Photo right: Roz Baron
Photo left via Miranda’s site; Photo right: Roz Baron

It seems Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (of ‘In the Heights‘ fame) is a Fordham fan. At the photo on the left, the Wesleyan alumnus wears a Fordham sweatshirt in a group photo. At right, he poses with two Fordham alumnae in their Fordham t-shirts. (The one on the right is Roz Baron, an alumna of Fordham College at Lincoln Center.)

Baron, a blogger, tells me the photo on the right was taken this past weekend (Feb. 23) at a special screening of West Side Story at the United Palace Theatre in Northern Manhattan (Washington Heights, of course!), where Miranda introduced the film and interviewed Oscar, Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winning superstar, Rita Moreno. (She played the fiery Anita. Watch the great scene in which she performs “America” below.)

 

 

 

 

Fashion Week NY 2012

Photo via NYDailyNews.com

I’m soooooo not a fashion person, but I do enjoy people watching those who are. Fashion Week in New York City is a great for that. I get all creeper and stare at people because the fashion-oriented put extra effort into what they wear, the tallest of the tall models hit the night clubs and there is free booze a plenty.

Tonight is Fashion Night Out in New York City (and around the globe), where retail stores in nearly all boroughs hold events which include musical acts, appearances by celebs, lots of freebies, SALES and a first-look at the next season’s collection. Check out some FNO recommendations by my girl Roz Baron, aka Punkrose, here.

If you can’t partake in person, you can follow along thanks to the wonders of internet. If you search for #NYFW on Twitter, you’ll see lots of first hand accounts of what is going on where, including what celebrity is hanging out at the fashion shows.

For more coverage, here are some cool people I think you should follow:

Former Fordham News and Media Relations intern and friend Nadine DeNinno is moving up in the new media world as a fashion/celebrity writer extraordinaire at the International Business Times, where she busts out several stories a day. Check out her coverage here. (By the way, she designed that #NYFW home page.)

Festivity queen Michelle Christina Larsen is doing her thing over at Hey Mishka. She started up a YouTube channel for the occasion and she won’t just document what she’s covering, but give Do-It-Yourself tips on fashion and other things, like this amazing quick fix elixir, which I should just take intravenously all year.

And, because she’s funny and ALWAYS at the best parties, follow former Ridgewood News intern and hilarious gal Thea Palad on Twitter. She’s the Senior Fashion Editor at Women’s Health, which means she focuses on fun and active fashion! Go stalk her at: @theapalad or her work account, @WHealth_Style.