Shopping Event at Nanette Lepore - Sept 21

Hope to see you all at the Nanette Lepore shop on Newbury Street next Wednesday!  Proceeds of the days sales are to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


NYC Weekend Tidbits

Saturday afternoon found me lunching with my sis and our friend MJ at Hundred Acres where I promptly ordered their classic bloody mary with a full sour pickle spear.  Ummm, yeah, this is going to be my kind of place.

I took a culinary journey back to Charleston by ordering the shrimp and grits.  Shrimp and grits is not often seen on menus here in the Northeast and even if I do see it, I am somewhat wary to order it since it never compares to the plate of heaven I eat at Hominy Grill at each trip to Charleston.  While this version was a bit different, it was equally as delicious and the gravy that surrounded it was quickly sopped up by my sister's piece of bread.

My sister ordered the chilaquiles which are crispy corn torillas topped with fried eggs, cliantro and tomatillo sauce.  It was mouth watering.

MJ ordered the juicy red summer tomatoes and...

the meatballs with queso fresco and grilled bread.  Now that we had sated our appetites, we hit SoHo for a wee bit of shopping.

Zara top, Current/Elliott jeans, J Crew flats, Celine bag, Hermes scarf, J Crew necklace

I had initially brought a different top to wear with these bright pink Current/Elliott jeans but it was a bit warmer than I had planned for so my sis was kind enough to loan me a top.  And since I like color, color, color, I wore this green Zara top.

One of my favorite things about shopping in SoHo is all of the street vendors.  I especially love all the tables with loads of baubles and I often find myself going from table to table to find the best deal since there can be lots of the same stuff from one to the next.  But what I like the most is when you find those people selling their own designs, often handmade locally which is what we found when we happened upon Marc Bernstein.  I love the mix of the leather and different metals (gold, silver, two kinds of rose gold). 


Gen Art - Fresh Faces in Fashion

Michael Michael Kors dress, Elisha Daniels necklace, YSL shoes

This past weekend it was my thrill to attend the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show.  Gen Art is an organization that supports art in many forms, fashion being just one of them.  Go find out more about them here.  Gen Art has helped to launch the likes of Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor, Milly and Philip Lim to name just a few. 

I was joined by some of my favorite blogger friends; Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou, Sarah of Style on the Couch and Naina of Style'n (and my sis who refuses to allow her photgraphs to be featured on this blog). 

Actress Erika Christensen (Traffic, Parenthood), who has been in films that have benefited from Gen Art's philanthropy, made the opening remarks. 

This fashion show featured designs from emerging designers Ann Yee, William Okpo, Sunghee Bang, ace & jig, Eighteenth and Jennifer Chun.  You may recall a visit I paid to Jennifer Chun when she was at Louis Boston's Louis Exposure series (posts here and here) and the fact that she was chosen to participate in Gen Art's show was the main draw for me. 

Attending the Gen Art show was truly a fantastic experience and was my little bit of NY fashion week.

As an added FYI, KORRES® was the show's makeup and skincare sponsor.


Elisha Daniels Fall Party!


Project Fashion - Nara Paz

As I mentioned previously, I spent Fashion's Night Out in Boston at the Project Fashion event at the Taj.  Project Fashion, the brainchild of my dear friend Elisha Daniels and the lovely Marianna Toroyan, was started to support emerging fashion designers.  Thursday's event at the Taj featured a fashion show by a designer named Nara Paz.  Nara's gorgeous designs were full of luxe fabrics with lots of color and texture.  Here are a few of my faves.

I love the play on textures in this black cocktail dress from the accordion pleats at the neck to the draped pockets at the waist. 

I would love to add this oversized swing coat with bracelet length sleeves to my winter wardrobe!

This gold suit with high waisted, wide leg pants is right up my alley. 

The shape of the neckline and the texture of the dress make it so fun.

The perfect party dress in gold paillettes!

All the hair and makeup was done by Jean-Pierre and Company and all the fabulous shoes were generously provided by Jimmy Choo.