What a night. Ferocia and I are already tired and New York Fashion Week hasn’t even started yet. The reason behind our sleep deprivation? A string of fabulous launches and parties that took place in the city yesterday evening, from the Guess by Marciano and Elle Magazine event to the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M knitwear launch.
Dressed in my Topshop military jacket, leggings and studded boots, I met up with Ferocia (in a cute ruffle top) at Sephora on Fifth Avenue to check out the limited edition Stella McCartney Stella perfume necklace (the perfect VDay gift! Ferocia will give you more on that later). After chatting with the fab PR rep and spraying on Stella (which smells amazing), we prepared to traipse through the NYC cold downtown for the Elle Magazine event.
Held at the Guess by Marciano store in Soho, the party drew out the glitteratti of the New York social scene. A handsome crowd of editors, bloggers, socialites and tastemakers mingled and sipped delicious cocktails (served by equally delicious and handsome waiters).
After breezing past the line, Ferocia and I walked inside and right into a taping of MTV’s “The City.” The MTV filming crew surrounded a gorgeous, fresh-faced Whitney Port (is she really that tall or am I really short?), her friend Roxy and…the sole reason I watch the show–Elle Magazine Creative Director, Joe Zee. I’ve followed Joe Zee’s career for ages and think he’s as talented as he is adorable. We took a picture together above. Don’t you just want to squeeze his cheeks?
While MTV filmed, Ferocia and I made the rounds, running into some of our friends from POSHGLAM, MTV and Elle Magazine—and fans of the blog who we were so excited to meet! (P.S. if you ever see us out and about, please don’t be scared to say Hi! We love to see the faces behind the comments).
Check out our pic with one of our fave publicists, Laura Hinds and Shaun Harrison of MTV. Yes, if you work in entertainment, wearing black is a requirement, lol. Fun times!
Next, we hopped into a cab and ventured to the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M knitwear launch. Held at Bobo, a swanky venue downtown, the party had a posh, Parisian vibe with dark, moody lighting and an intimate, well-dressed crowd. The party was hosted by Rykiel’s daughter, Nathalie and celeb guests like Michelle Williams, Amanda Hearst and Leighton Meister and Kelly Rutherford of CW’s Gossip Girl came out to show support.
Though I gave the knitwear a glowing Glamazon review last month, I found it to be even more chic, vibrant and wearable in person. I’ve got my eye on that pale pink sweater dress – very sexy sophisticate.
After seeing the clothes, we headed downstairs to check out a casually-dressed Chanel Iman spinning the tunes from Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” to Cheryl Lynn’s “To Be Real.” With her boyfriend by her side, she kept people moving nonstop on the dance floor (maybe a new Solange-esque side hustle is in her future?).
Though we could have danced all night long, Ferocia had a editor event for Salvatore Ferragamo’s new Women’s fragrance this morning, and I had an interview scheduled with Marc Bouwer (the talent behind the dress Beyonce wore to the Heat launch party) this afternoon. Not to mention, that we’re storing up all the sleep we can before the runway shows start.
Still, it was a fabulous night totally worth the cold…and the perfect way to start what promises to be a fun-filled Fashion Week!