Ms. Wintour, all I can say is you REALLY know how to throw a party! Last night was everything it was hyped to be: amazing, exquisite, eye-candy, exciting and just good clean fun. On behalf of thousands of my new BFF’s, I want to say Thank-You. I had a wonderful time.
Beginning as early at 4pm, you could feel the level of energy picking up as more and more people began milling about and lines began to wrap around stores in anticipation of the evening’s events. Stores like Tiffany’s, Saks Fifth Avenue were rolling out their blue and red carpets respectively, in anticipation of what was to come. We all knew it was going to be a fabulous night (as everything Ms. Wintour touches is), but even this was beyond imagination. Nothing was going to spoil this night. Even the rain held off until late, so that everyone could truly enjoy the evening.
Some of the highlights were Oscar De La Renta, singing with Barbara Walters, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker their version of “There’s No Business Like Clothes Business” making it completely ‘fitting’ for the evening.
Zac Posen painting dresses in the window of Bergdorf while Padma Lakshmi (who is super sweet and has the best skin ever!) was munching away at the designer cook off.
At Bloomingdales I spotted some of the “Housewives of NYC” and designer Monique Lhullier (who is 7 months pregnant and absolutely glowing).
While I stayed ‘up-town’, I met new BFF’s at the Joe Malone shop who were sharing stories about everything that happened downtown.
No matter where you were, it was a time like no other. People meeting people, making new contacts, celebrity sightings, fun, laughter and champagne at every turn. In the end, you went home tired, but feeling good.
While it was a fabulous night, with fabulous people, nibbles and goodies, let’s not forget there are people who are not as fortunate as we are. So do something nice – today. You can still drop off new or gently used clothes and shoes. Find locations on fashionsnightout.com. Just think of it as…fall-cleaning, ok more like making room for all the things you bought last night.
Thank you, Anna Wintour, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Police, retailers and so many others who were really nice to us all last night. It was a great party; I’m happily exhausted but there are shows to attend in a few hours.
Welcome to New York’s Fashion week. Let’s keep it safe and continue the feeling of good will.