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...
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)...
Last night, Milk Studios hosted a party in celebration of the new book The School of Fashion: 30 Parsons Designers. Written by the prestigious school's dean, Simon Collins, it takes a personal look at some of the school's most well-known alums including Alexander Wang, Isaac Mizrahi, Prabal Gurung, and Donna Karen, to name a few...
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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”.
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.
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.
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.