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Dom Perignon launched the Luminous Vintage 2002 Collection last night in NYC with sounds by music producer extraordinaire, Swizz Beats. Swizz Beats mantra is “Showtime” and he definitely put on a show at the Dom Perignon Luminous event. He had the most feminine chic singing along to hardcore tunes as their champagne glasses waved in the air. Dancers performed in well done white sequined bathing suits as the crowd sipped away at the smoothest champagne on the planet. The already exclusive brand has become even more exclusive with an illuminating bottle which lights up green when you push a button; exclusive never looked so haute! If you were cool enough then you were allowed upstairs into the VIP with Carmello Anthony and a cast of the beautiful folks including Mickey Boardman of Paper Magazine, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week’s House Photographer Andrew Walker, and The Fashion Reporter, herself Priscilla Monteiro. A luminous bottle of vintage champagne would certainly make a rainy night all better and is just what the doctor prescribed. The bottle sells for $400-500 which is worth as good as it tastes! For more information on where to buy, visit www.domperignon.com.
Reebok Classics and Swizz Beatz hosted a launch party at Espace on Tuesday, July 19th, a day before the global launch of the new Reebok Classics “Reethym of Light” campaign and TV commercial. The campaign is the latest step in a partnership that is redefining the traditional definition of an artist-brand collaboration. Reebok enlisted the platinum producer, artist, designer and philanthropist as the creative director for this campaign, which marks the return of Reebok Classics to TV. Swizz’s musical vision of the Reethym of Lite came to life with an “International Party”. Swizz adds, “When I finished the record I knew it was a perfect fit for the campaign – it just felt right”. With the lyrics and the beat in place, Swizz felt he was ready to visually bring the Reethym of Lite to life, and he knew the perfect man for the job – globally-renowned music video director Chris Robinson.
The launch was one of NYC’s most anticipated events therefore, madness and chaos was expected. Upon arrival there were certainly many fans and supporters all hoping to gain entrance for this major event and as expected, after the red carpet frenzy from attendees including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Gayle King, Pharrell Williams, Clive Davis, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, and Lloyd Banks, we proceeded to enter the fashion filled venue. Guests couldn’t help but notice a beautifully lit wall filled with 1990′s inspired pieces from sneakers, tees, hoodies and a signature satin varsity jacked with zebra lining, perfect for the alpha male and high school jock.
When asked how he felt about the new image of the brand in comparison to his younger days, Swizz said “When I was growing up, it was all about the 54-11′s in all colors for the chicks and the all white high tops for dudes, so partnering with Reebok takes me back to those times when kids were heavily involved into fashion and I want my fans to connect with me on all levels in both music as well as fashion“. Although Swizz Beats is not fashion designer, his creative mind allows him to parallel his designs with his music and make the two equally as hot. Since Swizz is such a trendsetter, the all new collection will be sure to gauge interest from his millions of fans and followers.
As the evening commenced, we took a break from the excitement to grab some cocktails by Hennessy Black and proceeded to the VIP and stage areas where we ran into Lloyd Banks of G-Unit who was the only guest Swizz Beats has perform on-stage with Swizz Beats. The high energy performance had guests singing along to many of his hit records and cheering as he announced DMX’s release from jail and his anticipation for X’s new album. Despite last night’s weather conditions and chaos from the event’s amazing turnout, we stuck it out and had a great time.The Reebok Lite collection is currently available in retail outlets around the world for both men and women. The Reethym of Lite TV spot premieres today on www.WeRClassic.com.
This weekend, The Fashion Reporter hosted a smoking hot event with Princess London Shoes who debuted its Fall Winter 2011 and Resort 2012 collection along with Toxic Sadie Swimwear the very post, Louis Bar inside Hotel Gansevoort on South Beach during Miami Swim Week. The evening began with a runway show previewing Toxic Sadie’s Summer 2012 collection which featured embellished and beaded swimwear in exotic prints and the usual summer color ways. The line is perfect for the high fashion beachanista who seeks exclusivity and affordability in swim attire. Princess London Shoes and Carmen Gusmao jewelry completed the evening with some o the sickest footwear and jewelry known to man from Swarovski crystals, pearls, amethyst, and all the things that girls love in her shoe and jewelry closet. After the show, hot models and bottles of Jose Cuervo Platino surrounded the VIP area where special guests of The Fashion Reporter, partied the night away during one of Miami’s most highly anticipated weekends. The cocktail of the night was “Beach Party” composed of Jose Cuervo Platino, orange juice and cranberry topped of with a splash of lime, a must-have cocktail whether in the club or in the comfort of your own home.
If you could conjure up an idea for the most luxurious, dream party in the world, you would probably get somewhere close to the party that took place last week. On Thursday, the top designers in the world, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Rick Owens, Haider Ackermann, Giambattista Valli, Vivienne Westwood, Kris Van Assche, Dries Van Noten and Nathalie Rykiel, converged at the Versailles Palace (a 700 room gluttonously indulgent chateau that was once the royal palace that housed both King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette- in case you needed a litle history lesson) in France at sunset to mark the end of couture week. They came together to have a private tour of a lavish exhibition of the influence of 18th-century France on contemporary fashion.
“It’s quite incredible to be at Versailles and to see your designs, except it makes you think that what you have done is not that great — the originals are better.” says Gaultier.
The fabulous night began with champagne and sunset, and ended with a beautiful display of fireworks over the massive garden. What more could anyone ask for in a party?!
GUESS, the American lifestyle brand famous for its trend setting denim and unforgettable campaigns, is partnering with Vanity Fair to celebrate the grand opening of the new GUESS 5th Avenue Flagship Store with an exclusive music performance by Jessie J . The invite-only celebration will take place on Wednesday, April 20 at 6 PM in the brand’s new 13,000 square foot retail space on 5th Avenue at 47th Street, the largest GUESS flagship location in the world.
Didn’t get an invite? Don’t fret, just start following @GUESS_Inc on Twitter for a chance to score one of the limited number of invites to this memorable event!
Get ready for FNO 2.0.
The third Fashion’s Night Out, to be held September 8, will include e-tailers, meaning you can participate in Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York’s huge shopping event from the comfort of your own home. Why didn’t they think of that sooner?
Online retailers are now invited to create their own virtual events, selling limited edition merchandise, from $15-$50, to mark the night. So far, Polyvore has signed on to showcase different online stores and will enlist Vogue editors and celeb fashionistas to create their own looks to inspire potential FNO shoppers.
But that’s not all — shoppers eager to get into the sartorial spirit can purchase long-and short-sleeved t-shirts, baseball caps and tote bags at fashionsnightout.com.
At 8 p.m. EST tonight a special about Anna Wintour is airing on Bloomberg Television. It’s part of the Bloomberg Game Changers series and includes ex-Vogue publisher Tom Florio saying, “Is she warm and fuzzy? No. Why should she have to be?” Vera Wang and Patrick Robinson also talk. See a preview of the show below.
On Monday evening at Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York , Cinema Society & Nancy Gonzalez, along with Appleton Estate Rum, hosted a screening and after-party for Michelle Williams new film “Meek’s Cutoff”. Academy Award® nominated actress Michelle Williams, along with Zoe Kazan and director Kelly Reichardt attended the screening and after-party at the rooftop of the James hotel in Tribeca.
Sheryl Crow, Courtney Love, Dana Delany, Holly Hunter, Sofia Coppola, Irina Pantaeva, Paul Dano, Alan Cummings, Anna Sui, Fabien Baron, Olivier Theyskens, Shalom Harlow, Stephen Baldwin, Colin Quinn, Dominic Fumusa, Fred Armisen and Rachel Roy also came out to show their support. Zoe Kazan, Dana Delany and Irina Pantaeva carried Nancy Gonzalez crocodile clutches and posed with Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, president of Nancy Gonzalez. Meek’s Cutoff is in theaters April 8.
Starlight Children’s Foundation presented long-time philanthropists Kathy, Paris and Nicky Hilton with its “2011 Heart of Gold Award” and Do Won Chang, Founder/C.E.O. of Forever 21, Inc., with its “2011 Jacki Carlish Humanitarian Award” at “A Stellar Night,” Starlight’s annual gala presented by California Pizza Kitchen and Nintendo of America Inc.
Co-hosted by Jenni Pulos, from Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” and Bailee Madison, actress from “Just Go With It” and Starlight StarPower Spokesperson, and with a special performance by former Starlight child and cancer survivor Zacharia, “A Stellar Night” paid tribute to the inspirational stories of Starlight children and their families and honor industry leaders and humanitarians whose hope and compassion have helped combat the pain, fear and isolation experienced by seriously ill children and their families.
Starlight’s Heart of Gold Award is presented to individuals who have a deep commitment to children and generous hearts. As a charity close to their own hearts, Kathy, Nicky and Paris Hilton regularly commit their time, energy and resources to support Starlight’s programs and brighten the lives of the seriously ill children and families it serves.
Starlight’s prestigious Jacki Carlish Humanitarian Award was awarded to Do Won Chang in recognition of his good deeds and hard work to help children and families everywhere. The Chang 21 Foundation has provided aid to Third World countries, churches, and other faith groups, as well as generous support to Starlight that enabled it to expand its services last year to reach about 200,000 more seriously ill children and family members than it did the year prior.
Are you a hopeless romantic? A confirmed cuddler? Seriously sexy or ultra fresh? Bath & Body Works is here to help you discover your fragrance personality at an exclusive one-day “I Love Fragrance” in-store event nationwide.
Taking place on Saturday, March 19th from 1-5pm, the I Love Fragrance Event is dedicated to identifying your perfect scent in theSignature Collection from Bath & Body Works. Whether you’re new to the Signature Collection or a long-time devotee, Bath & Body Works associates are trained fragrance experts who can discover your fragrance personality and the right scent to suit your style. Say I Love Fragrance and find your perfect scent at Bath & Body Works:
- Take the Bath & Body Works fragrance personality quiz to find your Signature Collection fragrance personality
- Visit the Bath & Body Works Moisture Station to try out assorted Signature Collection moisturizers
- Bath & Body Works fragrance experts will offer insider tips and tricks for new ways to wear Signature Collection
- Enjoy exclusive offers and special gifts
- Vote on the next summer scent launch from Bath & Body Works
Gilt Groupe second installment of the Celebrity Stylist Series curated by A-list celebrity stylists Karla Welch & Kemal Harris. Starting TOMORROW, February 25th at NOON ET, achieve impeccable style with head-to-toe outfits selected by Karla Welch and Kemal Harris. This bicoastal team, credited for dressing A-List celebrities and styling avant-garde photo shoots, deliver with chic, fashion-forward ensembles for day and night.
Also tomorrow, get Red Carpet Ready just in time for the Oscars, when Gilt will giving YOU access to sensational dresses and jaw-dropping accessories…usually only reserved for the glitterati. Make a red-carpet entrance with an ensemble from this glamorous selection that includes floor-sweeping gowns, crystal-encrusted evening bags, teetering stilettos and MORE!