The who's who of fashion & nightlife stopped by the "Tragic Glamour" exhibit to take in a photolistic journey like no-other (in NYC that's definitely impressive). The epic exhibit displayed creative, colorful and life-like blown up images of Designer/Popculture icon Richie Rich & Ross Higgins; as styled by Fashion Director/Celeb Stylist Derek Warburton and shot by renowned photographer Christopher Logan.
The Pop International Gallery was packed with guests anticipating this unique evening. I literally felt as if some of the images of Richie Rich were coming to life before my fashionable eyes. The stylish crowd was clearly impressed with the evening as I heard many of them complimenting the creative and positive vibe of this special event!
DP: When did you start the T. Tandon line and tell me how it all began.
TT: I started in Spring 2008. I have always wanted to have my own line, knew I would do it, since I was young. But, the question was when. So, one day, when I got really fed up working late nights for a fashion company, I decided to quit and do all that hard work for my own line. I packed up my bags, and flew to India, where I knew some manufacturers to start sampling for my first collection. I had no particular business plan, or anything, I wanted to just do it. I started basically with no idea of what I was really doing, and how, who my target audience is, my business model, nothing! I just went right into it. And than refined it every year to what it is now.
With a bevy of fashion shows and presentations to attend, how does one designer and celebrity stylist stand-out from the proverbial fashion crowd? The famed Woolworth Mansion served as the perfect backdrop to the Kim Hicks Fall 2012 Couture Collection styled by Derek Warburton. The collection, which is both opulent and wearable at the same time was admired by socialites, celebrities, top PR mavens, major media outlets and the who's-who of Manhattan.
As I entered this stunning mansion covered with rare artwork, sculpture, dazzling chandeliers and rich tapestry, it was clear that guests were in for a fashion experience like no-other! With an estimated worth of around $90 million (yes that's ninety million, dear) the Woolworth Mansion transported guests back to a time when men were gentlemen, and women were admired for their stunning beauty and grace.
What is "fashion" here in New York City? Fashion is fueled by the celebrities, socialites, boutiques, runways, events, artists, architecture, street-style and influenced by the top stylists of the world. Derek Warburton is the definition of Global fashion. As a well-known celebrity stylist, founder of "Derek Loves Shopping" ,and a spokesperson for many major brands & companies. Derek Warburton can be found hosting the hottest soirees at the hippest city spots during New York Fashion Week; where Derek recently hosted a charity suite filled with his celebrity clients/friends such as Keri Hilson, Eve, Kat Deluna, Kelly Cutrone, Gabrielle Union, Amanda Hearst, and Isaac Mizrahi (yes, Derek's celebrity roster is quite impressive). When Molly Sims needs to look her best, Derek can be found styling the gorgeous & down-to-earth beauty in Diane Von Furstenberg. Supermodel Jessica White also is a fashionable devotee. Derek keeps company with top fashion industry professionals such as Lauren Ruotolo of Hearst Coporation, Samantha Matteoni of Charlotte Russe (Samantha is also creator of NuttButtbakery) and PR experts such as Lori Lengua and Kelly Brady-Zegers.
How does that saying go — “the more people I meet, the more I like my dog.” As you may well know, this world we live in can be an unpredictable place and for those of you who have a pet or have ever owned a pet, you know that nothing beats the loyal, unconditional love of this special kind of caring friend! I heard about an ultra-cool new pet website and wanted to share it with all of the Glam Damn It readers! At NuttButt Bakery they create small dog apparel and household items that are comfortable & stylish. Dogs give us nothing but unconditional love and happiness. The company’s mission is to pay them back in this small way!