Global glam: Designer exclusives for the W Hotels
the first night of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, we headed to
the Global Glam Collection presentation at Lincoln Center, with W Hotels
Global Fashion Director Amanda Ross serving as curator. Global Glam
featured a line of clothing and accessories by 15 designers whom Ross
commissioned to create original pieces inspired by the design aesthetic
of the W Hotels’ newest properties in Austin, Taipei and Mexico City.
of our favorite looks was “Masquerade.” A black wool cape by Paola
Hernandez paired with Mara Hoffman’s slinky bustier dress was
accessorized with a mixed-metal pendant necklace by Sibilia and a suede
wrap bracelet with a turquoise Charm by I-Luck. These looks made us want
to grab our passports and immediately head to Mexico.
collection is priced from $30 to $400 and will be available exclusively
at W Hotels’ The Store boutiques and online beginning in August.
Alexander Wang: A nod to the ’90s After
much time and effort preparing for Alexander Wang’s show (Amy’s firm,
Beach House | Penthouse PR, coordinated the hair sponsorship for this
much-anticipated event), we headed over to Pier 94 to make our magic
happen. From coordinating beauty press interviews to shooting behind the
scenes, we were entrenched in the action. And when the lights dimmed
and the models hit the catwalk, it was – quite simply – breathtaking.
went back to hits roots for this show, creating looks that embrace the
downtown girl for which his eponymous collection is known. The
collection featured lots of innovative fabrication and deconstructed
suiting. Our faves included a gorgeous hoodie that morphed into a
leather poncho and mink-wrapped sunglasses that keep your shades in
place and warm your ears. So genius. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue,
Fall 2011. alexanderwang.com
Beauty & Essex: Love on the rocks To
celebrate our successful endeavor with Alexander Wang, a dinner was in
order. Enter Beauty & Essex, a quirky little hipster joint on the
Lower East Side. We indulged in delightfully delicious tapas. Our
favorites included an amazing whipped ricotta, which practically melted
in our mouths, and a zucchini pesto spaghettini. We were practically
dancing in our seats to the infectious music piping throughout the
place. Highlight: the ladies room attendant serves up champagne. We were
perfectly satiated and ready to hit our final stop: The Boom Boom Room
at the Standard Hotel before heading back home. Till next time, NY,
We’ll be missing you.