So, I digress, I was out of NYC from Friday-Sunday. Yes, during NYFW. Why? My cousin got married in the mountains of Pennsylvania where I didn’t even have cell phone coverage to check up on the live tweets from all my friends at Lincoln Center.
But, as soon as I landed back in NYC it was GO GO GO. I had an hour to get ready for drinks and dinner, starting at the Bowery Hotel (where I spotted a handsome man…only to notice he’s taken by an adorably casually dressed Emma Roberts) and then dinner at my favorite Giovanni’s Venti Cinque. Dinner was cut short, though, as I rushed down to Avenue for the Boy Meets Girl by Stacey Igel presentation.
I’ve been going to the Boy Meets Girl shows for three seasons now, and have always had a blast. After making it past the outside crowds and proving I was on the list, I walk into a crowded, star studded event. Angela Simmons, Omarion, The Veronicas, NBA players I don’t know the name of…Obviously, as I previously stated I’m not easily swayed by “stardom” so I go about my life as is, seeing what’s left of the collection (I arrived unfashionably late) and mingling. If anyone is familiar with the brand, which you should be, it’s mostly known for the adorable vintage silhouette love-inspired tee shirts and hoodies, so I’ve always viewed these presentations as a fun, relaxing get away from the normal seriousness of NYFW. The event was sponsored by Monster Energy drinks (which I downed a zero calorie 12oz, as was needed), Stoli Vodka having drinks and raspberry-chocolate macaroons (my stomach still doing flips thinking about them) and Neuro Beverages, which I’ve recently become a major fan of.
I managed to run into Monroe, and we took a random photo of our shoes, just as the party was dwindling and the club began to shut down. Monroe wore her Jeffrey Campbells, my stillettos were from Wild Pair by Bakers. Obviously, I have the feet of a bound Asian.
Stay tuned for Stevie Boi shades, Devon Thomas, and more NYFW coverage!
Posted in Outfits
Tagged bakers, bmg, boy meets girl, fashion week, jeffrey campbell, macaroons, new york, nyfw, stacey igel, stoli, stolichnaya, tee shirts, the veronicas, tops, vodka, wild pair
So, some of you may know about this little group, and some of you may not. Last February I met two lovely ladies at the Independent Fashion Blogger’s convention in NYC. At the after party at the Chelsea Hotel, we realized we were the only attendees from the NY Metro area. We decided to meet for brunch the next day (Blogger Brunch anyone?) where our creative minds went wild.
We knew there were many fashion bloggers in NYC and thought it would be cool to find a way to meet them, go shopping together, go to events together…and thus, the NYC Fashion Blogger’s MeetUp Group was born.
Since then we’ve had some great events for our members from trunk shows, to fashion shows, to store openings and line previews. The group has grown into something the three of us couldn’t have imagined. Now, five months later, we teamed up with Women’s Mafia to create an exclusive event for 25 of our bloggers. With Arrojo Salons doing hair, make up, and eyelashes, Svedka vodka on drinks, Lora Condon reading excerpts from her best selling book Spa Wars (and supplying us with signed copies!), J Rudy Lewis giving us pieces from his jewelry collection, and Pop Up Studio taking fun pictures! It was quite the opposite of humbling to Yanil, Monroe, and I as we watched our baby of a group hit the highest of it’s peak.
J Rudy Lewis Jewelery
Steve Madden Dress
Ring from Loehmann’s
Satya Jewelry necklace (gifted)
Charming Charlie’s bag
MIA Girl Wedges
Nail polish: “Bermuda Shorts” by Esse
So, if you’re a member of IFB and a blogger from the NY Metro area (we take New Jersey too!) feel free to check out the group, request to join, and I hope to meet you soon!! Also, if you’re form NY and looking to add some fun/spice/etc to your gathering, event or party, I fully advise Pop Up Studio…they even supply props!
For now, though, we bid you adieu.
Posted in Jewelry, Outfits, Websites
Tagged arrojo, astonish magazine, blog, blogger, bloggers, drinks, empowerment, fashion, hair, lora condon, nyc, photoshoot, pop up studio, salon, spa, spa wars, style, svedka, truth, ugly, vodka, women, women's mafia
After the IFB conference and workshops I went home and immediately changed to go to the Patricia Field Valetnine’s ball. I got there early to take some backstage pictures of the models getting ready, hair and make up and such. All of the models were professional dancers from various companies around New York City. Make up was by Llamasque, who I LOVE for their pigments. THe event was co-hosted by the fabulous DJ Cassidy, and sponsored by (in addition to Llamasque) Trojan Vibrations, Cafe Bustello, and Belvedere Vodka, YUM!
Around 10 pm the party was starting. Belvedere had reps making drinks at bars lining the entire wall of the Captiale’s ballroom. The model/dancer’s were go go dacing all around, and guests were coming in for photo ops dressed like the club kids of her demographic. I took my photo taken, took some with some other fabulous guests, and mingled about. The party was also in celebration of Patricia’s birthday so she was merrily drinking and looking fabulous. Thankfully I managed to get into the VIP section, meeting up with Richie Rich, Angela Simmons, and a number of fabulous people.
Forever 21 skirt
Ellie shoes from Patricia Fields
Vintage Bag and scarf
Forever 21 ring
ran into Amber again! who had completely changed out of her vintage frock into this fun dress!
Now, back to resting and preparing for the other shows and events. Enjoy!
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Tagged alcohol, ball, belvedere, birthday, cake, field, fields, glitter, naked, part, party, Patricia, red, richie rich, sequins, shiny, trojan, valentine, valentinnes, vibrations, vodka
I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Alice + Olivia Fashion Week Presentation…I brought my really good friend from school, Rachel. We got all dressed up and headed over to the West Side for the show (after completely MOWWING some Chipotle).
We get there and immediately walk into a red carpet event, much more than I was expecting. Guests were dressed to the T, drinks by Hypnotiq were served, and models handed out Altoids Smalls. Rachel and I hung around the entrance first to scope out the other guests who were all arriving and doing the whole press thing. Guests included Denise Richards, Elisabeth Moss (from Mad Men), Nicky Hilton, Nina Garcia, and many more.
In between checking out the other attendees, we grabbed a few drinks; Hypnotiq with blueberries and vodka, champagne, and a number of other fruity beverages were served for the guests.
After our star gazing we went to the back of the venue, where the collection was on a still life display of live models. The dresses were stunning; lacey Grecian styles, victorian and vintage inspired…the colors were creams and whites, perfect for spring. The more casual designs were fun. I’m in love with the burnt orange floral dress that looks like it belongs on a 50’s housewife. Other retro throwback styles included huge belled bottoms, long pleated skirts, and midriff baring tops. Accessory wise, I loved the use of the colored over sized glasses on a couple of the models.
The entire thing was quite an experience, including the live entertainment. The Pierces, Amanda Blank, and DJ Mia Moretti all performed…
Now for some self aggrandizing…
I wore a BB Dakota dress and jewelry from Forever 21 and H&M. Shoes by M.I.A. Rachel wore a dress from Forever 21 and shoes by Carlos Bota.
Posted in Designer Obsession
Tagged 2011, alice + olivia, altoids, bb dakota, carlos bota, champagne, denise richards, elisabeth moss, fashion show, forever 21, h&m, hypnotiq, new york fashion week, nicky hilton, nina garcia, nyfw, presentation, red carpet, spring summer, stacey bendet, vodka