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Style Watch: Olivia Palermo {Sponsored}

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Whenever I’m asked in interviews who’s closet I’d like the raid, my answer is generally one of the following (or all of the above): Olivia Palermo, Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson, or Nicole Richie. Nine out of ten times I

NYFW: Kuning Spring/Summer 2013 Presentation

I’m new to the label Kuning so I didn’t know what to expect when attending their Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. And after experiencing it, I’m happy to report it was easily one of the cutest and most creative presentations of the season (and I’m taking before we even start talking about the clothes). Major props the producers, this show was done so well. The invitation came in the form of a silver pocket watch (it was all very Alice and Wonderland of them), the layout of the models we’re styled with anything from vintage cages to picnic table sets – there was even a real dog (as in the most well behaved hound on the planet). And all of this was done in the Mezzanine of the Empire Hotel with grass (okay it was AstroTurf) overlaid over the carpet, but still! And don’t even get me started on the mini alcoholic cupcakes that the models would hand out when you entered their station – it was an incredibly interactive show. The highlight being every 15 minutes the models would break into a routine dance that not only helped show the movement of the clothing but added such energy and fun to the atmosphere.

{The models getting their grove  on and video of the live performance}

Okay, now I’ll get to the clothes… vintage picnic chic. The men had a bit of a casual Newsies meets Gatsby theme with white button down shirts and matching suspenders, while the women sported a white bottoms (well white everything) and a minimalistic range of yellow and red tops paired with waffle below the knee chiffon skirts.

{Kuning designers, Amanda Greeley and Lauren Smyczek}

{Kuning Spring/Summer 2013 collection}

A Beautiful Weekend for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Corks off to Veuve Clicquot for hosting an exceptional weekend of beautiful people, glamorous hats, exceptional champagne and of course polo.

Friday night, VC president, Jean-Marc Lacave and VC US president, Vanessa Kay hosted a kick-off party to celebrate the 5th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on top of The Standard Hotel at Le Bain. I celebrated with a few friends, toasting the night away; getting lost in the live band and playing with the exceptional array of Veuve Clicquot merchandise floating around the room (I somehow ended up with a VC hat, cigars, a fan and sunglasses!). The event all-star, polo extraordinaire, Nacho Figueras was casually walking the room, taking pictures and looking as virile in person as he does in his Ralph Lauren ads.

{My date and taking in the view — I’m wearing an Alice + Olivia dress, Ralph Lauren Necklace, and BCBG black pumps}

{Oh Nacho… Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency}

{VC embellished the Le Bain hot tub — we didn’t go in, but bathing suits were available}

{Cheers to fabulous friends, and especially Christine for making all of this possible!}

Then Saturday came, THE BIG DAY — the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. My group packed a picnic and headed downtown to catch the ferry to Liberty State Park where the festivities were taking place. What a dapper audience getting on board the boat, sporting an exceptional array of hats. I could written a blog post alone on the variety of exceptionally unique chapeau’s I spotted.

{I am a sucker for photobooths!}

{My date and I channeling our inner Gatsby! How cute is this?  I’m wearing my mom’s now-vintage Nicole Miller dress from when she was my age}

{Only thing better then a wonderful day in the park… wonderful friends to enjoy it with}

{Cheers to the ladies and are unsmoked VC cigars}

{VC hired a steller ragtime band to add to the experience}

{For anyone watching the match… all eyes we’re on Nacho}

{How could I resist not part taking in the ceremonial filling of the divots?! STOMP, STOMP, STOMP!}

{VIP Section… I spy Padma Lakshmi}

After lounging on the grass we headed to the VIP section where the champagne was pouring and strawberries we’re being passed out, while a decadent buffet was on display for guests to enjoy. After 4 hours of sun and champagne, the Nespresso bar was literally saving my life and keeping me awake. All that was missing was a charging station — my phone died! Which was fine since it was great to just be present for such a wonderful event, without fighting the urge to instagram and tweet everything in site (as I did the 3 hours prior). Notable guests in the room included Clive Owen, Rachel Zoe, Leslie Bibb, Padma Lakshmi, Zoe Saldana, Jason Wu, Tiffani Thiessen, Dree Hemingway, Poppy Minka Kelly, Hilary Rhoda, Alek Wek, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Olivia Palermo, Poppy Delevigne, DJ Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe. I had to cut the day a little short as I had a flight to catch to LA, otherwise, I wanted the day to never end!

Thank you Veuve Clicquot for a lovely weekend!