Roger Vivier Celebrates Re-Launch of Virgule

Tuesday night Bruno Frisoni hosted an intimate cocktail party at Paul Sevigny’s newest venue, Paul’s Baby Grand, to celebrate the re-launch of the iconic curved heel, Virgule. Originally designed by Roger Vivier in 1963, Virgule translates to “comma” in English and is the ideal description for the extravagant pump.  Frisoni gave the classic design a little makeover and partnered with model/DJ Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, and photographer Olivia Bee to celebrate the re-launch. The scene included PYT’s, bubbly and images of Virgule photographed by Bee in the backdrop. Guests included Hamish Bowles, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Kate Young, Genevieve Jones, Nicky Hilton, and Courtney Love.  The ad campaign photographed by Bee in Paris features Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, (daughter of photographer Amanda de Cadenet and John Taylor of Duran Duran). “I am very excited to be the face of the Virgule Collection”, noted Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor,  “There is so much history behind the Roger Vivier brand. It is a testament to style and creativity”.  Olivia Bee is quickly becoming a fashion photographer favorite with a portfolio that includes the New York Times Magazine, Hermès and Converse. The Virgule Collection, which released globally this Fall, is available for purchase at the Roger Vivier boutiques worldwide.

Photo by courtesy of Roger Vivier


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New York Fashion Week would not be complete without the numerous  parties.  As such, Barneys New York played host to Lou Live at the Jane Hotel in the West Village. Guests watched while Lou performed live songs from her album as well as a few cover songs.   The fête, was to celebrate Barneys’ Fall 2013 campaign collaboration, All About Lou, featuring Lou Doillon photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.  The intimate affair brought a bevy of notables including Derek Blasberg, Bruce Weber, Mia Moretti, Chelsea Leyland, Natalia Kills, and Richard and Lisa Perry. Lou Doillon   All About Lou was featured in the Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship store window, their Fall 2013 mailer, and Barneys’ luxury editorial site The Window.

Rebecca Minkoff & Nate Appleman Host Fashion Kitchen Dinner At Mercedes -Benz Fashion Week

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To celebrate the perfect pairing, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff and ‘Rising Star Chef’  Nate Appleman are hosting Fashion Kitchen Dinner courtesy of CorningWare® and Corelle® during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week this September.  Minkoff will reveal her stylish entertaining tips while Appleman prepares signature dishes in a style inspired by Minkoff’s favored foods.  “Style is more than just the clothes you wear it’s a way of life; an expression of who you are, “ commented Minkoff, “ I love entertaining and keeping a chic kitchen .  “I’m excited to work with CorningWare and Corelle to entertain and set the table in a fashionable way.”  Fans will have the opportunity through August 23rd to snag a seat at the dining table with Minkoff and Appleman by clicking here. In addition to the Fashion Kitchen Dinner, the lucky winner will also receive 2 tickets to the Rebecca Minkoff fashion show, a suite of CorningWare and Corelle products, and a Rebecca Minkoff handbag.






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ABC’s Scandal star celebrated her first cover on Elle Magazine with a fete hosted by TOD’S and Elle’s Editor-In-Chief Robbie Myers at Il Buco Alimentari &Vineria in NoLita. Dressed in Lanvin’s duchess-satin one-shoulder dress from Pre-Fall 2013 collection, a studded gold clutch from TOD’S , and shoes by Christian Louboutin leaves no question why Ms. Washington has appeared on many “Best-Dressed” lists.  Notables included Iman, Joe Zee, the cast of Scandal, including Bellamy Young, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, and Darby Stanchfield.  Although Scandal just wrapped up its 2nd Season Kerry Washington is keeping busy as she has been appointed by President Obama to sit on the nation’s Committee for Arts and Education, and is scheduled to present this year’s Womenswear Designer of the Year award at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards.

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Ferragamo Celebrates Launch of L’Icona

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This week Ferragamo brought the well-heeled crowd to 530 West 27th Street to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of its iconic shoe, Vara, and to present L’Icona, an oline project featuring a digital collection by photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank:  21 girls, 21 days.  The portraits capture some of the world’s most up-to-date, stylish women including Camilla Belle, Jessica Hart, Lake Bell, Lauren Santo Domingo, Olivia Palermo, Alexandra Richards, Sophie Auster, Elettra Weidemann, Susie Lau, Lauren Remington Platt, Amanda Hearst, Lily Aldridge, and Minnie Mortimer, all shot in their choice of Vara or Varina – a limited edition service which guests were able to utilize before it goes live to the public.   Partygoers including Eva Longoria, Nicky Hilton, Derek Blasberg and Philip Bloch sipped  the specialty cocktail  of the evening, Vara 35, while browsing a gallery of 21 girls, 21 days on the outdoor patio.  To customize and purchase your own iconic Vara or Varina by visiting

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This year marks DIFFA’S 16th annual circuit of Dining by Design in combination with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94.  The design show held March 21-24th, shows the hottest trends and newest products in home design. On Thursday night, the Design Industry Foundation Fighting Aids held their annual gala dinner, co-chaired by Tracy Reese and Geoffrey Zakarian honored Isabel and Ruben Toledo and Rick Wolf, DIFFA’S Unsung Hero .

Guests enjoyed cocktails and table hopped momentarily before being seated to the VIP dinner and silent auction portion of the evening.   DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN initiative brings collectively  some of the most talented individuals in the worlds of fashion, interior design, art, and architecture to create an amazing dining experience.  Here a few of our favorite table top designs from Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Frette, and Architectural Digest.