It is finally starting to feel like Summer here in the city! The warm weather has arrived, and what better way to celebrate than with some new shoes!
I recently attended the Sebago Fall & Winter 2017 Press Preview that took place close to Carnegie Hall. It is one of my favorite areas of the city, chock full of history. The music hall has housed some of the most incredible musicians of our time, and for many years Bill Cunningham resided upstairs. For that reason alone, I simply love the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood.
Tuesday, May 30th I attended the US launch of the brand Kimoa. It was held at the Rivington Hotel’s S’Zen Lounge in the lower east side. The clothing company is styled after Southern California and carried an easy-going beach vibe. There were screen printed tees, sweatshirts, and dresses for women. There were board shorts, tanks, tees for men. The fabrics were super soft and some laser burned for effect. The collection also includes surfboards, skateboards, and a few accessories. In fact, a surfboard displayed the sunglass and hat collections.
I am a 90s kid, so this particular event, the launch of 90s Forever pop-up shop really spoke to me. I wasn’t sure what to expect since this was my first time at one of Spark Pretty’s pop-up stores. All I knew was, it is located on my favorite street in the East Village and 90s clothing were involved.
My last installment on New York Fashion Week (part 1, part 2, and part 3) is on open to the public events and where to register. If you don’t work in fashion, yet still want to take part of the incredible time of year, here are a few ways to do so.
2016 was a tough year for many people. There was a lot of loss and tragedy around the world. To lighten the mood and to say goodbye, I thought today I would share some outtakes that didn’t make the blog (or any social media accounts). They are funny, ridiculous, cute and candid moments from 2016. Of course, I couldn’t have done all of this without some incredible people. I love you, I hope you enjoy, and I will see you in 2017!
Last week Emily, from Social Fashionista Beauty, and I attended the launch of Town & Country’s latest book Manners and Misdemeanors. The event was held at the jewelry boutique Nirav Modi located on Madison Avenue. It was a very beautiful and elegant setting.
Ask any designer their dreams and their answer will be to have their collection at Bergdorf Goodman. The department store has been a manhattan staple to the elite for decades. Celebrities, presidents, first ladies, pretty much any top style icon has shopped the massive fifth avenue establishment. So for a blogger to design a collection and have it debut at Bergdorfs is kind of a big deal! The times are changing, and influencers are leaving a gigantic mark.
Last night I went to the Plan de Ville showroom in Manhattan. It is a very cute, all white room with racks of beautifully curated pieces. I felt as if I had walked into my dream closet. Catherine Smith, the founder and fashion director of Plan de Ville, was one of the first people to greet me at the door. It was the most genuine hellos I’ve had in a while. In such a busy fast past industry, I felt I was really appreciated being and acknowledge.
Catherine brought me through the showroom and answered several of my awe-inspired questions. Like what is the number one piece every woman should own. Her answer- a bodysuit! I couldn’t agree more. She then pulled this lace, bell sleeved bodysuit that was to die for.
New York Fashion Week has ended, and yet we are still eagerly reviewing what we just witnessed on the runway. In the weeks ahead, I’ll do a rundown of trends spotted and how to wear them now. But today is all about Coach; the dramatic redirection of their line, and how Elvis Presely played a big part.