It was back to the races with me this weekend, only this time to judge the Longines Fashion Contest during at the 149th Belmont Stakes for the Racing Festival. Presented by NYRA Bets and Longines, contestants put their best foot and hat forward on the ‘Most Elegant Woman’ catwalk for a chance to win the Longines Prize of Elegance and their DolveVita timepiece. And these ladies brought it! 149th Belmont Stakes Longines Competation from prettyconnected on Vimeo. Here’s a quick look at the event and our top 10 finalists! Such diverse style and so many incredible hats, it wasn’t an easy choice. I joined fellow judges, Tom Murro, Entertainment TV Host and Huffington post columnist and New York Jets, Brent Qvale, and style writer, Laura Brookins as we narrowed down our top 10 and ultimately giving first place to Leckie Roberts — I mean she had a clock as her hat — it was pretty impressive. She wore Ted Baker with a Chanel bag and custom hat from East Village Hats.
Earlier this week, Details Magazine hosted the exclusive unveiling of Swiss watchmaker brand, Longines new boutique within Torneau TimeMachine in NYC. As most of you prestige watch connoisseurs know, Torneau TimeMachine’s Flagship on Madison Avenue is a 2 floor mecca of some of the world’s finest watches. And while Longines has been no stranger to the store, it’s new shop-in-shop boutique now houses a wider assortment of mens and women’s watches. Considering tennis superstars couple Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff have enjoyed a long time partnership with the brand (and serve as official ambassadors), it came as no surprise, Steffi Graf joined the brand for the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Unfortunately, I got there too late to meet my child-hood tennis hero, however I did get to peak inside the elegant boutique, and get a tour of the watches.
Want to see what you missed? Enjoy a virtual tour with Longines and Steffi Graf HERE