On Wednesday the CFDA and Details magazine collaborated to host an event at the stylish roof of the Mondrian Hotel where 20 men’s designers each showcased an army style duffel bag that will be sold on eBay beginning today. Proceeds will benefit the CFDA Foundation, which supports emerging designers. Designers lending their talent to the cause included Richard Chai, Marc Jacobs, Billy Reid, Michael Bastian, Duckie Brown, Yigal Azrouël, and Rag & Bone. Bids start at $75 and begin June 10 for seven days. To place a bid and learn more about the duffel bags visit http://www.ebay.com/rpp/marketingcampaign/details-x-cfda-mens
The nationwide event to promote a healthy lifestyle that we call Spa Week begins its spring 2013 campaign next week. Moving into its 18th installation, the event will offer consumers an opportunity to get pampered and treatments for $50. Hundreds of spas, yoga and Pilates studios in addition to fitness and nutrition centers are offering up to three signature treatments and gift certificates for $50, instead of the normal cost which runs anywhere between $100-$500. To review a list of participating spas or wellness locations please make sure to visit www.spaweek.com. Relax, Relate, Release!
Young Collectors Night
Thursday, January 31, 2013
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street & Park Avenue
An exciting, high-energy evening for new collectors, emerging philanthropists, and art and design enthusiasts. Featuring cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, a private viewing of the Show, and an exclusive “Meet the Designers” reception.
All tickets $175 per person in advance and at the door, subject to availability.
Photo ID required for ticket pick-up and entrance to the Armory.
Last week the Upper East Side welcomed new neighbor, Monique Lhuillier, as she opened her New York Flagship Salon in a brownstone at 19 E. 71st Street. The salon nestled between Fifth and Madison Avenue was a 19th century 2- story townhouse. The street level carries her ready-to-wear line, including accessories, while the top level is an intimate bridal salon. Overall, the store invites a warm and luxurious setting that is quite charming. The bridal salon is decorated in soft greys and equipped with a fireplace, and various rooms decorated with Waterford chandeliers. To honor the occasion, an intimate fete ensued with a few close friends including Muffie Potter Aston, Jamie Tisch, and Kelly Rutherford. Guests were treated to mini wedding cupcakes and champagne while enjoying tunes spun by Harley Viera-Newton.
The Narciso Rodriguez for DesignNation at Kohls premiered its latest designer collaboration this month with an event at the IAC building attended by Katie Holmes, Emma Roberts and Julianna Margulies. The room was complete with massive digital projections of the collection shown on the walls to give guests a little sneak peek before this limited-edition collection hits Kohl’s stores at 7am on November 7th. The Istanbul line features outerwear as well as chic looks for the office and for going out on the town.
The highly anticipated launch of the Maison Martin Margiela with H & M made its debut last week with a bash at a historic but dilapidated cast iron building with a nine story atrium in FiDi. Star clout was robust as Sarah Jessicca Parker, Kanye West, Chace Crawford and Julianne Moore were in attendance along with several fashion designers. The line was extensive for those who sought to buy the Belgian designer’s recreated pieces before they hit stores November 15th. Prices for the collaboration will be less than $400.00.