The NYC event scene is unlike any other city. From brand launches to fashion shows, networking and charity events can consume a New Yorker’s schedule. These affairs can be a cool place to make new friends, or cause an increased appreciation of everything around you. They can be extravagant galas or low key in-store parties. Honestly, if you’re not attending any of the above you’re not a true New Yorker… but be picky; you don’t want to be associated with the famous phrase “she’d go to the opening of an envelope.”
Last week I had the chance to follow the Vogue team for some of their amazing in-store events. Trying on diamonds and playing dress up with fur throws isn’t such a bad week, huh? The week was kicked off at Yves Soloman, where the designer himself Thomas Soloman, walked me through the thought process of his designs and styled some looks for me. This personal touch and connection would have never even happened if I had not attended, which is why I love these events as much as I do. You must check out their mink bombers.
After Yves Soloman we walked a few doors down to de Grisogono where I was greeted by a harpist and cocktails. I tried on some diamonds (which I’ll never be able to afford) and spoke with some of the creative minds behind the brand. I found their designs unique and youthful which is a bit rare for some of those uptown brands. I personally admired their watches.
The following day we headed downtown to the Equipment store where minimal was the theme. White shirts hung on hangers from the ceiling which should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. Models showcased their latest collection which made feel terrible about eating anything from the trays of food that were being passed around. Ah well, sweater season is here and I’m pretty grateful.
After equipment we headed uptown to Moynet. As I opened the doors I felt as if I walked into a Paris salon. I immediately though back to all of the Paris boutiques I shopped in while visiting. The store is absolutely stunning with their high ceilings, glossy wood finishes and warm lighting; I encourage you all to stop in one day. Their handbags are a mix of classic touches with a unique flair. You can find an everyday handbag or a conversation piece there, which is a claim not many brands can make. One of their collections features unique hand painting from artist Instamambo whom I had the pleasure of meeting. Mr Mambo quickly drew up a design that came to mind and I’ll be framing my keepsake soon.
Where else could one have this much fun? All of the above solidifies the idea that there’s no place like NYC. Xx Sas
A special thank you to the Vogue team!
*Images courteous of BFA.*