Before afternoon tea at Bergdorf Goodman, Rumi and I had lunch at the Four Seasons. I had quite possibly the best ‘fish and chips’ I’ve ever had. The hotel is beautiful, yes. We were mostly surrounded by ‘corporate’ types but on the upside, we were the youngest people in the room.
Before switching hotels from the Four Seasons to Soho Grand, I took my gurl Rumi to my beloved institution uptown, Bergdorf Goodman, for afternoon tea. I told her about the beautiful and chic ‘cocoon-like’ chairs but alas, they were all taken.
Sincerest apologies for the quality but I forgot to bring my camera and used my mobile phone instead.
I have to express my sincerest gratitude to the wonderful folks at H&M for giving me first dibs into the Lanvin x H&M collection two days before America got theirs and five days before the rest of the world. Although I bought a few pieces (we were limited to seven items!!!) at the private shopping event, I consider myself incredibly lucky. I contemplated queueing when the collection was launched in the US over the weekend but the concept of being in line for hours, many hours, along with rabid shoppers is not really my cup of tea. Some of them were out for blood…
There are very few places in this big, colourful world that I can actually call home. The Soho Grand Hotel is pretty much my home in New York. It’s always a pleasure staying there. I’ve been going to this lovely hotel for the past two years; I consider some of their staff as family.
I took my new fall/winter 2010 D&G Dolce & Gabbana fur patchwork boots out for a spin yesterday afternon.
They start just an inch or two below the knee and it has different types of fur — rabbit, astrakhan, fox, coyote, mink, etc. The boots are super, super soft and it has a very high heel hidden inside. Just the way I like it.
As you know, it’s been a crazy fashion month. Come to think of it, I only did three cities this time around (New York, Milan and Paris). Hopefully I’ll do London next season. Here are some photos from the ‘Front Row‘ sections of Style.com/Style.it (the Italian version of Style.com). This entry was inspired by the entry I did during the fall/winter 2010 shows.
When I went to NYC a few weeks ago, I discovered a brand called JNBY (aka Just Naturally Be Yourself. I've heard of this brand from friends quite awhile back (and of course, the NY Times) but I never really had the chance to visit. They recently approached me to document a mini-shopping trip while I pick some of my favourite pieces at the store. Check it out.
Bryanboy at Bergdorf Goodman for Fashion's Night Out 2010
Fashion's Night Out is back…. and it's bigger and brighter than last year.
I'm sure you are all aware of last year's Fashion's Night Out festivities. It's a wonderful intitiative started by Anna Wintour and her brilliant team at Vogue as a 'stimulus package' for the fashion industry. I was in New York City last year and I had so much fun visiting various shops around the city at night.
It is with great pleasure for me to share to you that I'm participating on this year's events.
Instead of loitering downtown on Bleecker Street (where I was last year), this time I'll be judging a contest thrown by the amazing folks at the venerable New York institution, Bergdorf Goodman.
My co-judges include beauty expert Trish McEvoy, fashion designer Catherine Malandrino and of course, American Vogue's Hamish Bowles. I'm in very good company eh?
I'll post the official announcement in a bit. :-)
It's the first of many, many events that night. I'm still in the process of finalizing (ie., going through offers) on what else I'll be doing on that day.
I'm also co-hosting an afterparty as well later that evening at one of my favourite hotels in New York City, the Soho Grand.