The incredibly chic and gracious Prada Ambassadress Shala Monroque (who I first met at the Miu Miu show in Paris a few months back) hosted an intimate soiree for the very smart folks over at Industrie Magazine at her apartment in New York last week.
In between business meetings and work-related tasks in New York last week, I managed to spend quality time with my friend Wendy who runs the high-traffic website Nitrolicious. We’ve known each other for years and it’s a shame that we don’t get to see each other that much whenever I go to NYC because of my usual insane schedule. Last week was different though. We both worked on a project so we saw each other lots!
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.