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The Untitled Magazine's "Legendary" Issue at No.8

Last night The Untitled Magazine celebrated at the Meatpacking district's No.8 lounge.  In honor of the magazine's 7th "Legendary" collector's issue, the fete was hosted by Editor-In-Chief Indira Cesarine and Style Director Philip Bloch...

#CocktailsandShoes with Giorgio Brutini & GBX

To celebrate the start of Summer, Giorgio Brutini and sister brand GBX took over Ludlow Studios last night for the aptly named #CocktailsandShoes (which just happen to be two of my favorite things)...

GQ wattsup Rio at Milk Studios

It was a packed house last night when Milk Studios teamed up with GQ to celebrate the sexy mag's June issue featuring images from photographer Ben Watts...

Skullcandy Rocks Out with Chloe Norgaard

Last night Skullcandy launched its 2014 women's collection of lady-ear-friendly headphones and earbuds at NYC's Location05.  Model and brand spokesperson Chloe Norgaard, known for her ever-changing mop of Rainbow Bright hair, hosted the event which was everything I'd expect it to be...

Brad Elterman's "Dog Dance" at Milk Studios

It's been a busy week for Milk Studios, having just celebrated the launch of The School of Fashion a few days ago only to be followed by last night's opening of photographer Brad Elterman's latest exhibit.  A juxtaposition to the pink champagne and stilettos of last week, I walked into a crowd of leather jackets and beer (which was totally expected given the subject matter)...

Night Out: Arsham x Stamped @ Milk

Night Out: Arsham x Stamped @ Milk

I'm not going to go into detail (yet again) about the surge of "exclusive" (er...demented) parties that Fashion Week always brings, and how most promise little more than an open bar (with a time limit, of course) accompanied by the scent of "eau de desespoir" in the air.  Instead, I'll just say that I try to use a little discretion about which events I keep on my radar.  When I got the invite to Daniel Arsham's celebratory soiree at Milk Studios it was a no-brainer.  My first encounter with an Arsham-hosted event was last season and I was eager to see his latest project.

Grandlife Presents: This is New York Vol. 3

Grandlife Presents: This is New York Vol. 3

Grandlife celebrated Fashion Week and the release of the This is New York Vol.3 album with it's biannual party at the Tribeca Grand hotel last night, and (of course) I wouldn't miss it.  

These Grandlife soirees are quickly becoming a fashion week staple here in New York and always promise a laid-back and entertaining night out.  Freezing (courtesy of the polar vortex) my way over to the side entrance to the Tribeca Grand's basement, I approached the velvet rope and was immediately reminded of one reason I always look forward to this particular event: when Grandlife says "invite only", they mean it.

Pharrell Williams and Daniel Arsham Collaborate

Pharrell Williams and Daniel Arsham Collaborate

Although perhaps best known as one of the most influential music producers of our generation, Pharrell Williams is a sort of renaissance man;  from music to fashion to design, he's a creative force in contemporary pop-culture.  When I first heard he would be hosting a party at the Penthouse of The Standard East Village during fashion week, I immediately assumed it would have something to do with one of his multiple ventures in the apparel industry.  But this was clearly for something else, as the invite read "Daniel Arsham + Pharrell Williams invite you to join them for the unveiling of their collaboration".  RSVP?  Why yes, of course.

LOU LIVE: Barneys Parties at The Jane

LOU LIVE: Barneys Parties at The Jane

As if New Yorkers need an excuse to party, the list of "invite only" soirees is supercharged whenever fashion week comes around.  So begins the race on where to be seen (for the insiders), how to get in (for the onlookers), and what's not worth the time (for the clueless).  But when Barneys plays host, you know it will be nothing short of fabulous and last night's LOU LIVE party was no exception.

Maiyet Celebrates Fashion Week in Soho

Maiyet Celebrates Fashion Week in Soho

French-based brand Maiyetcelebrated both the opening of its New York store and Fashion Week with an intimate fete on Crosby Street last night.  Opened back in July 2013, the Soho location is the brand's first experiment at a freestanding brick-and-mortar boutique.  This would be my first visit to the store and I was excited to check out the vibe it brings to Crosby as one of many hip new additions to the street.  

Meatpacking's Own VIP Room

Meatpacking's Own VIP Room

It looks like a new velvet rope is coming to town, Manhattanites!  As is with all nightclubs in our fickle town, the Meatpacking District's long-popular venue Kiss & Fly eventually closed its doors this year.  But as we all know, when the Big Apple closes a door it opens a bigger, flashier, even more exclusive one in its place.  

Dior to Sponsor the 2013 Guggenheim Gala

Dior to Sponsor the 2013 Guggenheim Gala

One of the perks of living New York is the countless number of cultural and artistic institutions and the glamourous social calendar that they fill with swanky openings and galas.  As staples of the city's society scene, these events offer an excuse for ladies to be seen dressed to the nines and sophisticated gentlemen to display their masculinity in the form of large donations.  Today's announcement that this year's Guggenheim International Gala would be sponsored by Dior was therefore only appropriate, giving us a promise of yet another magical Manhattan evening that's not to be missed (if you can actually get in).  

Culture Shock: The Met Gets Punk'd

Culture Shock: The Met Gets Punk'd

The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting us yet again with an edgy, socially relevant exhibition.  PUNK: Chaos to Couture is this year's hot Summer feature at the museum and is said to "examines punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today."  Sponsored by Modus Operandi, the exhibition will feature seven themed galleries including one devoted to New York's own CBGB, another inspired by the works of Malcolm McClaren and Vivienne Westwood, and four that explore the punk movement's contribution to high-fashion.  

NYFW Wouldn't Be Complete Without a GrandLife Party

NYFW Wouldn't Be Complete Without a GrandLife Party

In case you didn't know (which means you probably don't get out much), GrandLife's This Is New York is always a staple of fashion week parties both in New York and abroad.  Saturday night's party at the Tribeca Grand that both celebrated NYFW and launched This is New York Vol. 2, the Grand's compilation CD, was not lacking anticipation; with an invite that has the time as "9pm-LATE" and a laundry list of noteworthy hosts, you know it's gonna be big.  While hopefuls braved the cold to try their luck at the door, those who were actually on the "tight" guest-list shared body heat on the dance floor inside.

Lamborghinis + Cocktails = A Racy Evening at Manhattan Motorcars

Lamborghinis + Cocktails = A Racy Evening at Manhattan Motorcars

Lamborghini and Manhattan Motorcars teamed up on Tuesday evening to host a soiree showing off the newest baby of the Lamborghini family:  the 2013 Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder.  The new model was debuted at car shows in Paris and Los Angeles earlier this year so we knew what to expect, but the event did give some of New York’s more well-to-do car enthusiasts a chance to admire the LP560-4 and other luxury models housed at the West Side dealership in person. 

StyleLikeU for Hurricane Relief, Guests Turned Out a Mix of Funky Fashion

StyleLikeU for Hurricane Relief, Guests Turned Out a Mix of Funky Fashion

StyleLikeU by mom-daughter design duo Elisa & Lily partied for a cause Monday night, collecting donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The private guest-list only event drew an appropriately eclectic crowd to the Soho Mondrian’s Mister H.

Style was is full swing and the guys especially turned it out, showing off everything from hipster-prep tortoise shell rims and bowties, to classic downtown leather, to “I don’t know what the hell this is, but I like it”.

 

 

Comes a Bright Day Premieres in NYC to an All-Star Audience

Comes a Bright Day Premieres in NYC to an All-Star Audience

Last night I made my way to the Bryant Park Hotel for the US Premiere of Writer/Director Simon Aboud’s latest film Comes a Bright Day.  The film, which originally debuted at the Berlin Film Festival in February, was released to DVD in the United States today.  It chronicles the story of young, ambitious – albeit timid - hotel worker Sam (played by Craig Roberts) who finds himself taken hostage during a heist gone wrong in one of London’s most exclusive antique jewelry stores while running an errand.

Pirelli Presents the 2012 Calendar by Mario Sorrenti (NSFW)

Pirelli Presents the 2012 Calendar by Mario Sorrenti (NSFW)

The Pirelli Calendar is no doubt one of the most coveted ways to track the year.  On December 6th, 2011, New York got a preview of the 2012 edition featuring renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti.  The 2012 Pirelli Calendar, aptly entitled Swoon, will consist of 25 photographs featuring nine models and 3 actresses: Kate Moss, Isabeli Fontana, Milla Jovovich, Natasha Poly, Saskia de Brauw, Lara Stone, Joan Small, Guinevere Van Seenus, Malgosia, Edita Vilkeviciute, Margareth Made and Rinko Kikuchi.  No stranger to innovation, Pirelli will be printing the 39th issue of the “Calenderio Pirelli” in a never before used canvas-lined portfolio format.

Swarovksi Elements Shows Celeb Creations in Soho

Swarovksi Elements Shows Celeb Creations in Soho

Thanks to Swarovski and Gaia&Gino, fifteen lucky individuals will have found a one- of-a-kind vase under their tree this Christmas.  The celebrity designed limited edition vases were sold in an auction entitled The Goddess Adorned by Housing Works until December 20, 2011 and proceeds went to the charity to help benefit its commitment to ending AIDS and homelessness.