Monique Lhuillier Opens Uptown

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohls Designation Collection Launch

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.

 

Margiela With H&M Launch Party

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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, ChaceCrawford 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.

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

 

Campari Unveils 2013 Calendar Starring Penelope Cruz

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We learned this summer Penelope Cruz partnered with photographer Kristian Schuller to create Campari’s 2013 calendar. The Campari calendar, which has become a collectible due to its limited edition quantities and guest lists of notable stars and photographers has certainly created a following across the globe. In 2012, we discovered, “It’s The End of the World Baby!” starring Milla Jovovich, shot by Dmitri Daniloff. And now, the wait is finally over. Campari is scheduled to reveal the 2013 calendar next month at an exclusive affair in Milan with Cruz, Schuller and few Campari friends. Guests will observe the final images, as well as the theme and fashion. We were able to snag a few photos to give you a little behind the scenes glance before the official unveiling on November 13th.

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New Luxury Mall Opens in Kazakhstan

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Many luxury retailers are thinking globally by expanding into new markets, new destinations, and of course, new fashion hotspots. This fall luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and Saks Fifth Avenue will open in Almatay,Kazakstan at the Esentai Mall. An opening party was held on October 19th to honor the occasion.

The event featured a champagne and cocktail reception with live performances on the red carpet, and a fashion show. Guests included supermodel Eva Herzigova and Teresa Maxova. The Esentai Mall is part of Capital Partners’ wider Esentai Park development in Almaty that will also comprise of offices, a luxury hotel,(The Ritz Carlton perhaps?) and residential towers. Kazakhstan, is known as the financial center of Central Asia, and has become one of the fastest emerging markets in leisure and business.

Supermodel Eva Herzigova and Teresa Maxova
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Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

 

Nikki Reed and Swatch Launch the New Gents Collection

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Thursday evening we attended the launch ofSwatch’s New Gents Collection at the new Gansevoort Park Avenue hosted by Twilight Saga’s own Nkki Reed. The Gent Collection recognized by its characteristically shaped case and amazing designs, were on display while guests sipped cocktails and danced to tunes spun by DJ Mia Moretti, and a special performance by violinist Caitlin Moe. Celebrity guests included Susan Sarandon,Fabolous and Chris Brown. It was a perfect night on the East Side. The Gansevoort Park Avenue is definitely going to be a great spot this winter equipped with a cozy fireplace, and heated lamps for outdoor lounging.

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