Bucket list item… check! I have always wanted to go to New York Fashion week. It was a dream come true when Midori Linea’s PR team contacted me to attend their event. Sakura and I met a while back during a trunk show at Bloomingdale’s and we hit it off right away. She’s not only super talented, she’s super sweet. It all started with her designing a hand chain which you can see in my post here. Since then she has expanded into so many different areas. I’m obsessed with my latest necklace purchase. Stay tuned!
The W Hotel Downtown hosted the event and we were lucky enough to get an upgraded room with an amazing view of the Freedom Tower and the Oculus. The vibe there is very New York swanky chic. I don’t stay in the City so often since it’s only 45 minutes from my house but I wish I did. You can’t beat the energy of the hustle and bustle and everything it has to offer.
Then the panic sets in. Holy crap. What to wear to fashion week? I had gotten this outfit for another event and was supposed to be able to wear it on New Year’s Eve, but a sick hubby transformed my outfit into pyjamas. So not blogworthy. I think I nailed it! My hubby doesn’t usually enter the blog but he finally got to wear his very special Bloomingdale’s Exclusive Robert Graham shirt with crystals so I had to show you! Enjoy!
Oh! Lubi liked the room too!
Jewellery – Midori Linea
Top – Elie Tahari — Pants – BlankNYC — Shoes – Gucci — Bag – Chanel (Similar)
This past weekend I attended Vision Expo East in New York. It’s a huge trade show for everyone in the vision field. I go each year to check out all the new fabulous frames. I literally had not left the state since last August when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was my first weekend out of New Jersey in a very long time — and I only live 45 minutes from New York City! As a special treat we stayed at the Waldorf Astoria. The art deco decor is unbelievable. Even the elevator doors are beautiful. We felt so fancy! There was actually a little note in the reservation confirmation asking us to respect the formal dress code in public areas after six o’clock in the evening. Of course not everyone was in formal attire, but there were many people dressed up for some very special events in amazing ball gowns.
The first night of our stay we were invited to attend a dinner with Smoke and Mirrors, the company who provided me with the sunglasses from my previous post. The event was held at Tao Downtown which is a high end Asian restaurant and club with a very cool subterranean, multi level design. It’s funky and loud and bustling so my outfit reflected the vibe with just a little bit of fanciness — my first pair of red bottoms. We were super pressed for time. New York City traffic was not kind to us, nor was the weather, so I don’t have as many pictures as I would like and it’s difficult to tell that my vest is actually navy on an otherwise all black ensemble. I may have to wear this again! In any case, enjoy. Oh, and yes, Lubi got to stay at the Waldorf too!
Navy Drape Front Trench Vest – ASTR (Nordstrom)
Black Tank – Hinge (Nordstrom)
Black Coated Skinny Jeans – J Brand (Saks, Old)
Pumps – Christian Louboutin Simple Pump (Barneys)
Lubi – My Chihuahua
Scenes from The Waldorf Astoria New York, New York
Last night we met friends for supper at the Palm Too in New York City. Great food and great company! After dinner we set out to take pictures and found this great piece of architecture outside of the Nigerian Consulate! We also realized that directly behind us was an amazing view of the Chrysler Building all lit up.
At 10:30 in the evening it was still a whopping 99 degrees fahrenheit! Way too hot and humid for me! I usually wear this dress with a belt for some definition, but the temperature just wouldn’t allow me to have anything constricting or touching me at all! I couldn’t even put on a necklace because the thought of something around my neck in this heat just wasn’t happening!
Colour Block Dress – Forever 21
Wedge Sandals – Vince Camuto
Purse – Marc by Marc Jacobs
Earrings – Topshop
Watch – Michele Watches