Saturday, August 22, 2015

SABON's Summer Soiree

I was thrilled to have a chance to attend Sabon’s Summer Soiree this past week. Held at their newly renovated flagship store on the upper west side, the private celebration featured a red carpet, signature Sabon-inspired cocktails, desserts, luxe mini hand treatments and a floral crown social station. In addition, they also unveiled their first-ever Sabon Soap lab where guests had an opportunity to see how the soap was made.

VIP guests, including Israeli celebrities Bar Paly, Moran Atias and Shani Atias as well as editors and bloggers were also introduced to Sabon’s new ‘Enjoy The Present’ Holiday collection and Dead Sea Line. 

A fabulous red carpet was setup right outside of the store. Of course I couldn’t resist to get my picture taken! There is something so exciting about being on a red carpet, and it definitely set the mood for the rest of Sabon’s incredible evening. 

Sabon’s mission is to create and offer an unparalleled range of exceptional bath and body products using time-honored remedies based on the finest natural ingredients. 

First launching in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sabon opened for business in the mid-nineties. Since, Sabon has become an international network with 130 locations around the world and in major cities including New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Rome.   

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ranbeeri Denim Launch Party With Aliana Lohan

It’s been one epic Summer so far! I’ve had so many unforgettable experiences, met incredible people, and of course covered some of the best fashion events in the city. The Ranbeeri Denim Launch Party with Aliana Lohan at the James Hotel definitely encompassed all of these things! 

It was the most beautiful, warm Summer day and I was running (in heels) from the Nanette Lepore event to the nearest subway to make it in time for the Ranbeeri Denim launch party downtown. 

The party was held in celebration of Ranbeeri’s new 2015 lifestyle fashion look book & campaign featuring Aliana Lohan. It was shot with an emphasis on denim, which is shown visually in it’s raw but beautiful stage through the photography lens of Bryce Thompson

Notable guests included: Aliana Lohan (Fashion Model), Dina Lohan (TV personality), Michael Lohan (Reality TV show personality), Po Johnson (Singer, Reality Star), La La Anthony (Radio and TV personality) and Arzo Anwar (Celebrity Stylist).

Ranbeeri Denim is a young, contemporary, European inspired brand with standout, quality fabrications accompanied by a wide variety of designs moderately priced for young women. Ranbeeri specializes in producing fashion quality denim pieces with amazing washes and fits for all women. Their commitment to quality and fit has driven the major growth and distribution amongst retailers across America, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Check out to see their full collection.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Nanette Lepore Spring 2016 Shoe Collection Sneak Peek: Bold Colors, Prints and Bohemian Chic Style!

Nanette Lepore and me

I was so excited to meet fashion designer and icon Nanette Lepore at her Spring 2016 shoe collection preview at the Vida Showroom in NYC. Nanette Lepore and Vida Showroom are in a licensing partnership to produce the luxury shoes.

The event gave fashion editors and bloggers a chance to get a sneak peek of Nanette Lepore’s fabulous new collection of shoes that were very much inline with her namesake brand aesthetic of bold colors, prints and bohemian chic style. 

After meeting Nanette Lepore I was given a grand tour of her Spring 2016 collection of shoes that were displayed on the first floor as well as in the main showroom.

Friday, July 31, 2015

My Best Friend Robyn's Marie Antoinette Themed Birthday Party

I had the absolute pleasure of planning and hosting my best friend Robyn’s Birthday party. Party planning is one of my favorite things and I wanted to make her big day extra special. Throughout the years we’ve typically done themed Birthdays and of course this time was no exception. After carefully combing through options I decided to make a Marie Antoinette themed Birthday party for Robyn. 

Originally I was going to go with a high-tea during the afternoon idea, but ultimately decided for an evening affair since it was on a Monday.

Picking the perfect place was a bit of a challenge as I wanted a venue that would compliment the Marie Antoinette theme. I ultimately chose Lillie’s Times Square for Robyn’s Birthday and it was absolutely the right decision!

Lillie’s is a Victoria established that’s named after Lillie Langtry, a famous British socialite from the 19th century. She was notorious for her long list of prominent suitors, which included the future King of England, Edward VII. She was born on the Isle of Jersey, which lies off the southern coast of England, and was later known as the “Jersey Lillie”.

The ambience was very true to the Victorian era with lush décor of marble fireplaces and old century golden-framed paintings that would certainly befit a royal patron. I couldn’t help but be in awe of how well Lillie’s brought the Victorian era back to life. 

After finding the ideal venue, I set out to find royal themed dresses to wear. Luckily, I was able to get us gorgeous THEIA looks that were just perfect for Robyn’s Marie Antoinette themed party. 

Robyn wore a stunning meticulously beaded crystal dress that would certainly make the real Marie Antoinette quite jealous! I opted for a more demur but equally stunning embroidered look. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Preview of Laura Ciccarello's Stylish Accessories + Exclusive Interview!

One of my absolute favorite things about being a fashion blogger is the chance to really get to know the people behind the fashion scene. I recently had a chance to meet Accessories Designer Laura Ciccarello who designs jewelry, scarves and handbags under her namesake brand. 

I’m a big fan of unconventional designs and Laura certainly delivers with themes like Karl Lagerfeld is really Chuck Norris and Queen of the Aztec.

Fascinated by her unique designs, I caught up with Laura for an in-depth interview. Check out what she had to say about her super cool new collection, inspiration, career advise for budding new designers and much more! 

Friday, July 24, 2015

3rd Annual More The Merrier HSN Holiday Collection Preview At The Academy Mansion

The Holidays came a little early for HSN as the iconic home shopping network hosted its 3rd annual More The Merrier HSNi Holiday Collection at the Academy Mansion in NYC. In addition to HSN, other showcasing brands included Frontgate, TravelSmith, Ballard Designs, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements, and Chasing Fireflies.

It was so exciting to have a chance to visit the Academy Mansion on the upper east side to see the new HSN Holiday collection. I’ve been to quite a few in the city, but this is by far my favorite one. I’m a secret history nerd, so in the midst of writing this post I took a quick look at the mansion’s long history. 

According to an online source, the mansion was constructed in 1921 by William Ziegler, Jr, an heir to the Royal Baking Powder Company fortune. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's Officially Summer With OFF! & Guest Of A Guest At The Maritime Hotel!

You know that one epic evening of Summer that you’ll always remember? The OFF® and Guest of a Guest’s style bash was certainly it for me. Hosted at the chic Cabanas in the Maritime Hotel, the event featured classic Summer activities like mini-golf, an outdoor décor tutorial courtesy of NYC florist Something May, s’mores by a fire pit and music by DJ Jilly Hendrix

And what’s an over-the-top Summer party without a few celebrities?! Notable guests included Stacy London, Lo Bosworth, Azeeza KhanJess Levin, Michelle Mcswain, Sarah Haman, Gigi Burris, Annette & Phoebe Stephens, Rachelle Hrushka Macpherson and many more!

The backyard style bash was a perfect reminder for guests to get back outside this Summer and stay protected with OFF!.

One of my favorite moments was meeting former Laguna Beach star and current fashion blogger Lo Bosworth. Lo now writes a popular fashion blog called

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Carrie Lane's Album Release Red Carpet Party + Special Performance!

NYC’s Pop Princess Carrie Lane celebrated the release of her EP "Bows Before Bros" album release party at Stitch Lounge. It was so much fun to join her fans and attending celebrities at this exclusive red carpet event. 

The evening was hosted by Edvin Ortega from Orange is the New Black and Larger than Life

Bows Before Bros is Carrie Lane's Freshman EP. The EP tells the story of a young girls journey through love, including everything from a first kiss to devastating breakup. The songs were co-written by Lane herself and Ron Geffen, the featured producer on the album. The two work together in order to captivate the essence of teenage love by marrying the theme to catchy melodies and upbeat, feel-good tracks. Lane has set the stage for her musical career to tell her story by relating to her fans and encouraging them to get out there and be themselves.

Check out Carrie Lane's music on her website:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Designer Holiday Collections Sneak Preview: JS Collections, Carmen Marc Valvo, Cynthia Rowley and ML Monique Lhuillier

During my visit to the JS Group showroom I also had a chance to get a sneak preview of the new Holiday collections from Carmen Marc Valvo, Cynthia Rowley and ML Monique Lhuillier. The Holidays may be a while away, but it's never to early to get excited about great style coming up for the season! 

Each collection delivered a great selection of chic Holiday looks. I loved all of them, but if I had to choose I would definitely go with either a red dress from Carmen Marc Valvo or the stunning black and blue feather dress by Cynthia Rowley. 

Check out the rest of the photos from the preview below! 

THEIA Resort 2016: Inspired by Bauhaus Textile Artist Anni Albers

I always enjoy visiting the THEIA showroom, but it’s an extra special treat when it’s to see a sneak peek of designer Don O'Neill’s brilliant new collection! 

The new THEIA Resort 2016 collection was inspired by the work of the extraordinary Bauhaus Textile artist Anni Albers.

Her simple and clean use of lines to create textiles and wall hangings, informed a minimal approach to the collection. Don began with navy blue ribbon embroidered tulle, woven thru with linear micro sequins, which is used throughout the collection.

The vibrational aspect of color she used in vivid stripes inspired nautical dresses and her graphic black and whites resonate in a mosaic-tiled embroidery, while white details accentuate clean lines on Black dresses.

A rose is interpreted as an illustration created using a series of straight “sketched” lines. A Floral print is rendered linear by printing on a striped silk gazar.

Metallic golds reflect her awe inspiring innovative metallic wall hangings, interpreted for the THEIA woman in metallic jacquards and silver glass beads hand embroidered on silk chiffon gowns. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

COACH Pups Campaign Launches With Lady Gaga’s French Bulldog Miss Asia Kinney

Coach just shared with me its new advertising campaign titled “COACH PUPS”. How cute?!

The new campaign features canine stars in a series of portraits photographed by Steven Meisel. It launches this month with Miss Asia Kinney, the adorable four-legged companion of Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga commented: “I am so proud of Miss Asia! She's a natural in front of the camera, and we're both so excited that the iconic Steven Meisel shot her for Coach's pup campaign! I really love getting to watch my best friend be a star.”

The campaign celebrates the dogs in our lives and captures the pups’ unique personalities as they “model” Coach’s Fall 2015 star bags.

Additional PUPS staring in the campaign will be revealed shortly. Miss Asia Kinney, Lady Gaga’s now famous French Bulldog has amassed a substantial social media following in only a few short weeks. The Coach bags she elegantly models in the campaign are the Edie and the Rucksack.

Art directed by Fabien Baron and styled by Karl Templer, COACH PUPS will appear in print, online and on outdoor media globally starting in July.

This new initiative will introduce the social campaign #coachpups, including a range of online activities for fellow dog fanciers, opportunities for Instameets, special talks and other events hosted by the great and the good of the canine world. This will also mark the debut of the Coach Snapchat account.

Coach has also made a donation to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue ( on behalf of Miss Asia Kinney and her devoted owner.

I look forward to seeing the full Coach Fall 2015 collection with the rest of its predictably adorable furry stars! 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Flood Sisters Gala & Fashion Show at Trump Tower

The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America held an unforgettable gala and Love.Give.Life. fashion show at Trump Tower to raise awareness and funds for kidney disease and organ donation. 

The event was hosted by PIX 11 News 4-Time Emmy Award Reporter, Kirstin Cole and The Flood Sisters

The gala honored Michael Dellorso, kidney transplant recipient, Andrea LaPierre Battista, kidney donor as well as the Montefiore Transplant Team.

Speakers included 12 year old Acacia Puleo, 3 organ donor recipient, Andrea Samson, 20 year old in need of a kidney donor and the Montefiore Kidney Transplant Team.

Guests were invited to an elegant dinner and fashion show with top NYC designers such as EILEEN FISHER, Norma Kamali, Dana-Maxx, NY Rangers Goalie, Henrik Lundqvist's Crown Collection and GUESS

The gala also featured a silent auction with luxury items from Ferrari USA, DryBar, A look from designer, Dana-Maxx, Late Night With Seth Meyers, ELTAMD SKINCARE, Vineyard Vines, BARE SKIN & LASER and more.

The Flood Sisters started the organization after helping their father find an organ donor a few years ago. After saving their father's life Jennifer, Cynthia and Heather Flood created The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America to save many others in need. 

According to The Flood Sisters, "Our story is simple. It is a message that conveys the courage to go beyond the norm and act upon it. It is only through courage, persistence, hope and love that we can start saving lives together."

Visit to learn more. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

PUMA Summer 2015 #ForeverFaster Collection Preview

Athletic giant PUMA invited me to preview their new Summer 2015 collection of ‘Forever Faster’ sportswear. I’ve been on a total health kick and daily fitness regime these past few months so I was super excited to check out their newest collection. 

I usually wear a look that goes along with the theme of an event and this time was no exception! 

Instead of wearing heels and a dress I opted for my favorite PUMA sneakers, Members Only jacket, and vintage shorts. 

I’ve never worn sneakers to an event before but I really couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do it for the PUMA preview!  

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Vionic Fall/Winter 2015 Collection Cocktail Party & Preview

Vionic invited me to check out their Fall/Winter 2015 collection at the chic Bryant Park Hotel this past week. 

In attendance was the Vionic spokesperson and celebrity fitness trainer Juliet Kaska who was on hand to demonstrate fitness moves to take everyday walks into red carpet exercises. Kaska is the trainer to Hollywood elite such as Karlie Kloss, Kerry Washington, Ali Larter, Pink, Kate Walsh and more! 

I brought my own red carpet moves for Vionic’s fun photo-op station where they provided cute signs for guest’s social media posts.

My Steven Colluci painted scarf turned out to the perfect accessory for this colorful adventure. ;)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cantina Rooftop's Cinco de Mayo Pre-Opening Tasting Soiree

Salsa under the stars?  Sí.  Mezcal margaritas after work?  Por supuesto!  Modern Mexican cuisine, expertly crafted drinks and a year-round rooftop nightlife scene? Muy bueno! 

I had the absolute pleasure of attending Cantina Rooftop’s Cinco de Mayo pre-opening tasting party before its official grand opening on May 5th. Located on 605 W. 48th Street, this Mexican rooftop delight is perfectly situated to overlook the best views in the city. 

Cantina Rooftop is the latest dining/social experience from Pedro Zamora. Cantina Rooftop is distinguished by an innovative modern Mexican menu from Executive Chef Gonzalo Colin (Frankie & Johnnies, City Bistro, Sequoia, Robert), a Mexico City native who spent a year traveling to dozens of cities across Mexico to bring the best flavors and dishes home to New York City.

Just steps away from the Hudson River, and with stunning skyline views of Midtown Manhattan, Cantina Rooftop will be open year-round, rain or shine, made possible by a retractable rooftop and abundant space heaters during cooler months.  Intimate yet accommodating, the open-air venue features a 20-seat bar and lounge and an 80-person outdoor dining area with a secondary bar, surrounded by lush greenery, banquettes, and communal and individual tables.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Audubon Young Members 2015 Spring Benefit At The Bowery Hotel Rooftop

Audubon New York Young Members hosted an epic benefit last night at the Bowery Hotel Rooftop.

The philanthropic soiree featured an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and silent auction filled with art, entertainment, travel, beauty, and fashion items.

Host Committee included:
Arielle Patrick, Chair
Martin Ambrose, Elizabeth Baker, Samantha Chin, Alexander Cook, Stephanie Cozzi, Rich Cummings, Wael Alexander Davis, Christina Eberli, Juliet Falchi, Kate Falchi, Grant Ginsberg, Winnie Lewis, Jenna Manula, Carolyn Niemann, Meg Niemann, Dominic Pepper, Joshua Pino, Adrienne Rudkin, Patricia Ruiz-Healy, Peter Stamm, James Tierney Tang and Jenny Zeckendorf.

The benefit raised nearly $30,000 through tickets sales and silent auction items.

100% of that money will go toward Audubon New York's important conservation, education, policy and advocacy work that aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Specifically, the money raised will help fund the ‘Lights Out’ program. Every year, billions of birds migrate north in the spring and south in the fall. Most fly at night. As they pass over big cities on their way, they can become disoriented by bright lights, especially those on buildings and other structures that reach high into the sky directly in their path. Millions die.

Lights Out is a national effort to reduce this problem. The strategy is simple: By convincing building owners and managers to turn off excess lighting during the months migrating birds are flying overhead, the intiative helps to provide them safe passage between their nesting and wintering grounds.

To learn more and donate visit: 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Marfan Foundation's 15th Heartworks Gala At Cipriani

The Marfan Foundation’s 15th Annual Heartworks gala was a glamorous affair to remember, partially for its decadence but more so for the unforgettable stories and speeches from people whom Marfan syndrome has affected. The star-studded gala was held at Cipriani on East 42nd Street in New York City and included a cocktail reception, silent auction, live performance, dinner and an awards ceremony.

This year the Marfan Foundation honored Isaiah Austin, the former Baylor University basketball star, and Carolyn Levering, Emeritus CEO of The Marfan Foundation, with its 2015 Hero with a Heart Award.

Special guests included Former NY Knicks standout Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actress and dancer Bebe Neuwirth; and several members of the New York Knicks. Additionally, the who’s who of business and philanthropy were also in attendance to lend their support.  

Tony Award-winner James Naughton was the master of ceremonies, with support from broadcasters Jill Martin and Janice Huff who assisted with the presentations. Megan Hilty, famous Broadway and television actor and singer entertained the crowd with jaw dropping performances.

Sponsors of the event included the American Heart Association, CRBE, Cushman & Wakefield, Macy’s, Nautica, Univision, and VF Sportswear.

The Marfan Foundation creates a brighter future for everyone affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders. It works tirelessly to advance research, serve as a resource for families and healthcare providers, and raise public awareness. 

Marfan syndrome is a life-threatening genetic disorder of the body's connective tissue. It affects the heart and blood vessels, the bones and the eyes. Knowing the signs is the key to early and accurate diagnosis and life-saving treatment.

The 15th Heartworks gala raised over $1.2 million dollars that evening. The funds will benefit the Marfan Foundation’s efforts to provide education, patient support, and research to create a brighter future for people living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders. 

Learn more and get involved at

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Runway Ready with Jay Manuel's Cosmetic Line Exclusively at HSN

Jay Manuel, a celebrity makeup artist who’s most notably known for his work on America’s Next Top Model created a namesake makeup collection. I was thrilled for the opportunity to review it for HSN, especially after seeing Coco Rocha rave about it on her Instagram! 

Jay Manuel Beauty recently launched exclusively at HSN and it's selling out fast. The collection ranges from $20.00 for the Ultimate Lip Gloss, available in five colors, to $38.00 for the Skin Perfector Foundation, plus exclusive kits for $39.99. The brand is founded on Jay’s professional expertise and built around products and techniques that translate from the runway to real life. Jay believes that a woman’s appearance is an outward reflection of who she really is and Jay Manuel Beauty offers three unique looks to choose from:  Classic, Iconic, and Avant-Garde.  

I’ve always been a fan of Jay’s work and especially after meeting him a few years ago at Fashion Week. He was so nice, and the epitome of high fashion. His makeup line is truly a reflection of his aesthetic and more importantly looks just like the makeup that’s used on runway models. And, who doesn’t want to look like a gorgeous model?! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New York Junior League’s 63rd Annual Winter Ball at The Pierre Hotel

The New York Junior League (NYJL) held a magical Winter Ball at the Pierre Hotel this past Saturday. The evening brought together volunteers, family, and friends to honor recipients of NYJL’s Outstanding Sustainer and Outstanding Volunteer Awards, the NYJL’s highest honor.   

Kristine Johnson, Emmy award-winning CBS News anchor presented awards to Outstanding Sustainers Catherine C. Crane and Peggy Anne Dineen, and Outstanding Volunteers Jana Beauchamp, Sharon Bonanni, Allison Marie Hyers, Cynthia Vitari Song, and Leah Wenger.

The fundraising evening also commemorated both the groundbreaking community service projects and the women volunteers, who dedicate their time and efforts to realizing the mission of the New York Junior League. With approximately 600 guests in attendance, this was the largest annual fundraiser for the NYJL, and its proceeds benefit the organization’s charitable activities.
“The New York Junior League has been an important part of my life for nearly 20 years. I've had the privilege of working in the community as well as the support side of things. The training I've received has helped me both personally and professionally. Additionally, I have met so many bright, motivated and philanthropic women since joining. The NYJL has truly been a life changing experience for me,” commented President of the NYJL, Stacey Lawrence Lee.

Since 1952, the NYJL has celebrated its history of community service by honoring outstanding NYJL volunteers and community partners at its largest annual fundraiser, the Winter Ball. More than 3,000 invitations are mailed to recipients in the New York metropolitan area and approximately 600 guests attend the black-tie gala. Proceeds from this event support the NYJL’s collaborative community programs in the New York City metropolitan area, including: Union Settlement Association, the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Women’s Prison Association, Mentoring USA, and numerous others as well as operations of the New York Junior League and the continued training of their volunteers.

The New York Junior League (NYJL) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Since 1901, the NYJL has been a leader in identifying and responding to unmet community needs. Through direct service, collaborations with other community organizations and advocacy, the NYJL provides a positive force for change within the communities it serves.

Each year more than 2,600 trained volunteers donate more than 250,000 hours of their time to better the lives of women and children in New York City. The NYJL works with more than 20 community-based organizations and public agencies to deliver services and assistance directly to women and children in need.

To learn more or donate visit:

Monday, March 2, 2015

House of Harlow, CC SKYE, Karen Kane, and n: PHILANTHROPY Summer and Fall 2015 Collection Preview

dOMAIN NY Showroom hosted a fabulous preview for their brand’s Spring/Summer and upcoming Fall 2015 collections. Designers included House of Harlow, CC SKYE, Karen Kane, and n: PHILANTHROPY.

I had so much fun browsing n: PHILANTHROPY's casual-chic denims, knits and basics, and getting a glimpse at what's coming next from this luxe new brand. One of my favorite pieces from their new collection was the above pink faux fur coat. It was so glamorous and I couldn’t resist trying it on!

GLAMHOUSE jewelry brands House of Harlow 1960 (by Nicole Richie), CC Skye and Karen Kane showcased their hottest new collections and CC Skye was on-hand to share her inspiration for her line.

Guests also had an opportunity to refresh with small bites and drinks in addition to getting their hair and nails done. Certainly not a bad way to spend an evening! ;) 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

THEIA's Fall 2015 Glamorous Art Nouveau Inspired Collection

I had the pleasure of previewing THEIA’s new Fall 2015 collection at their glamorous NY showroom.

Every season THEIA’s designer, Don O’Neill takes the collection to another dimension. The Fall 2015 season was certainly no exception, and with a quite literal emphasis on exciting new art inspired dimensions. 

Don’s inspiration for the new collection came from an Irish furniture designer named Joseph Walsh, specifically his Lumenoria II collection. This was the starting point for the collection, which evolved into more brilliant Art Nouveau references.