Last night was one of those, I’m back in the game! nights, that remind you just why NY is so fabulous. The fashion, the crowd and all around entertainment of it all. I do love me my events, but I have been a hermit these past few weeks, living in my office and just trying to get organized with launching my company (sigh that sounds so adult) so at the chance of celebrating all my hard work and taking advantage of a full nights itinerary, I stepped back onto the scene at onto…
A holiday preview at discount designer sale website, Ideeli where I got a sneak peek at some exciting sales the site will be featuring between now and the holidays. Some of the many brands they are featuring at 40-80% off retail that we have to look forward to include: nOir (I’m obsessed with them), HeartBeats Headphones by Lady GaGa, ALEX & ANI, Betseyville, Juicy Couture, Laundry by Shelli Segal, John Varvatos Star, Ike Behar, Valentino scarves, KitchenAid and an assortment of fashionable must-have coffee table books. So if you haven’t signed up on Ideeli.com to be apart of their community yet, get too it!
Then off to Bulgari 5th Avenue location for a private event to celebrate the release of the infamous Texas socialite, Joanne King Herring (you know, the character Julia Roberts played in the movie Charlie Wilson’s War) new book, DIPLOMACY & DIAMONDS. While Joanne was doing a book signing, I was perusing the store drooling over just about everything I can’t afford, champagne glass in hand, with fellow blogger (and stellar date for the evening, Jonathan Valdaz of OJ&B). Everyone at the party was buzzing about the Studio 54 party that was going down later that night.
A quick pit stop at Godiva in Midtown for Carol’s Daughter founder, Lisa Price, for the launch of the skincare/hair brand’s new Chocolat Smoothing Collection; which includes: CHOCOLAT SMOOTHING SHAMPOO ($18), CHOCOLAT SMOOTHING CONDITIONER ($20), and CHOCOLAT SMOOTHING BLOW DRY CREAM ($24).
The yummy smelling collection is a 3-step sulfate-free line designed to physically rebuild hair structure, smoothing each strand, and go promote smoother hair over time.
Then to Nicole Miller’s Soho store which the designer herself was hosting in honor of her collection and partnership with Indego Africa, who has been helping women in Rwanda lift themselves out of poverty and become successful entrepreneurs. Considering 100% of the profits are reinvested in this program I wanted to support and bought a pair of shorts ($65), which is kind of a steal –I mean come on, it’s Nicole Miller! Her shorts are never only $65 at retail. There we’re a lot of cute prints and patterns with a collection that not just included shorts, but also skirts, necklaces, bags and accessories. I plan on going back for a more thorough shopping expedition when there isn’t a party in the background, endless glasses of wine in me and an outfit not sustainable for trying on clothes.
My night then concluded (yes can you believe I lasted this long! The perks of starting your night at 5pm) at La Bain at the Standard for an over the top, visually-stimulating roof-top party Susanne Bartsch was throwing. With all the excitement and energy of the night, I completely forgot about attempting to wiggle my way to the Studio 54 party. Although it appeared I found it; the majority of the guests there had come from the party and with the blow by blow play I was getting from the crowd, it felt like I stumbled upon the unofficial after-party. The scene was very Pat Fields, fabulous and insane, which was later confirmed when the queen herself walked in. Sigh, I love her.