You realize in life, you make time for the things that are important, even where there’s no time. Generally when it comes to New York Fashion Week there’s no getting ahold of me — literally it’s the 2 week span my friends and family know not to call or text because I’m completely unavailable. Well right before the designers hit the runway, I was forwarded an email from the non-profit, Family-to-Family, which was working on a special drive in honor of Valentine’s Day, collecting unused cosmetics to help distribute them to women in homeless shelters on the 14th.
Happy Monday everyone! It’s Labor Day which means that Hamptons season is officially coming to a close — although ironically, I’ll be there for a bachelorette party next weekend so may be a bit of an overstatement. Even still, with summer slowly leaving us and with it my time out east, here’s a throwback to 7 great moments that made this a summer to remember.
1. Brunch with Bentley
On Saturday, Express staged their much anticipated “Rock the Sidewalk” runway show in the middle of tourist-crazed Times Square. Lucky enough for us, our friends at StyleCaster treated us to blowouts at blow salon followed by a behind-the-scenes tour and VIP seating for the event. It’s been 2 years since we joined Express for their previous ‘Rock the Sidewalk’ event, and it just seems to get bigger and better every season! (Plus you know it’s the place to be if BryanBoy is in the crowd).
Seated front and center at the base of the runway, we watched as the brand showcased their Holiday Collection and campaign shoot. Filled with
The heat wave finally broke and it could not have been a more gorgeous weekend to be in the Hamptons and head back to StyleCaster’s Summer Haven for the #EXPDENIMLAB Party. Hosted by Express, the clothing brand decked out the home in a denim bar featuring a medley of jean styles from skinny to leggings, mini shorts, denim vests, jackets, and tops. Shoes, jewelry and accessory items were also on display. The full on pool party sponsored by Patron and Perrier, had guests shopping to the tunes of Paul Sevigny who DJ’d the event. My homegirl, Jenni from ISpyDIY also set up a distress station where guests could customize their denim. Which, needless to say was where I could be found taking an x-acto blade to my new jean shorts!
#Twinsies! Both Lindsey from Saucy Glossie and I opted for Express’ faux leather black tank matched opposite some skinny jeans and black heels. I’m head to toe in some of my favorite Express’ new items for fall.
Parties, Places, & Faces: Kiehl’s Kicks off Pride, Mark Ronson Performs for Fendi, Toy Says Goodnight and StyleCaster Turns 5!
Last night NYC was happening! Skincare brand, Kiehl’s Since 1851 kicked off Gay Pride weekend at their flagship store in the East Village. Hosted by Kiehl’s President, Chris Salgardo and Ben Cohen, with music by KISSETTE, the brand made a special donation to the Ben Cohen Standup Foundation. Special guests included Ally Sheedy, Leigh Lezark of The Misshapes, Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters. As well as the dynamic duo Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra of Costella Tagliapietra.
Then off to the Meatpacking District to the CATCH Rooftop for Fendi Perfumes & Modern Luxury’s Manhattan Magazine for a live DJ set by Mark Ronson to celebrate the new Fan di FENDI Pour Homme Acqua Fragrance.
The evening concluded with a surprise live performance of Bang Bang Bang accompanied by Amanda Warner of MNDR! The crowd went while as the duo instantly amped up (the already very energetic) crowd into a total dance and cheer-fest. The only thing that could have possibly made the moment better was Q-Tip and the rangers.
The video is too good not to share…
We then crossed the street to Toy, for their re-location party. The restaurant-bar hotspot celebrated it’s final night in the Meatpacking with a sensual burlesque performance — all eyes were on this feathered goddess. As to where Toy will be re-locating to, it’s under wraps… for now!
Meanwhile at the Jade Hotel our friends at StyleCaster celebrated their 5th birthday with performances by The Misshapes and Mick! Congratulations StyleCaster, we love you!