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NY Fashion week, continued ...Published: March 01, 2011

Global glam: Designer exclusives for the W Hotels
On 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.
   
One 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.
   
The collection is priced from $30 to $400 and will be available exclusively at W Hotels’ The Store boutiques and online beginning in August. whotelsthestore.com


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.
   
Alex 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.

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