What can be better than dinosaurs, dancing, dinner, cupcakes, and glowsticks? Nothing, really. Last night, the American Museum of Natural History held their annual New York Young Philanthropists Museum Dance themed "Bright Young Things," with glowsticks ablaze. The theme, honoring the museum's new exhibit, Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence, brought out the bright side of New York City.
The evening was sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and featured a silent auction, cocktail party, dinner, and a glowstick-lit after party with beats by DJ Jus-Ske.
Amidst reports that he was booted from managing Ludlow Manor, Luc Carl claims he was "used" by the troubled club for free publicity. Ludlow Manor, which opened in November 2011 to mermaids and mullets, has struggled from day one. From opposition of local community board members, to getting its liquor license suspended by the State Liquor Authority just 2 months later, the multi-million dollar venture has been a bust.
The club, which is set to open back up tonight (sans liquor) according to The Lodown, has brought in New York Nightlife Association head, Paul Seres, in an attempt to salvage the tainted venue. And Luc Carl, better known as Lady Gaga's ex, is less than pleased about it. As reported by Steven Kurutz of the New York Times:
With Spring (yes, we're already planning and plotting for the end of the brutal NYC winter) comes many events and celebrations. One of them being New York's longest running young benefit, the American Museum of Natural History Museum Dance!
Young philanthropists come together to help raise funds to benefit AMNH's research and educational programs. These essential funds help keep the programs going so that underprivileged children can continue to visit our favorite museum in NYC. The black tie affair will feature silent auctions, dinner, drinks, and of course plenty of dancing with music provided by DJ Jus-Ske. Details below!
Every year, The School of American Ballet throws their biggest bash -The Winter Ball! The black tie gala was held Monday night at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, welcoming over 400 guests for dinner, dancing, dessert, and a live performance by students from SAB. Founded by Coco Kopelman and Young Patron co-chaired by Chelsea Clinton, Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythwood, and Anne-Marie McFarland, the annual gala raised nearly $1 million to benefit scholarships, dance studios, residences, and additional programs for students at The School of American Ballet.
Last night Brasserie Beaumarchais threw a birthday bash celebrating its landmark 1 year Anniversary in the Meatpacking District. The Parisian Cabaret-themed party featured burlesque dancers from The Love Show, cocktails by Moet & Hennessey, and mouth-watering red velvet cupcakes from Baked by Melissa. Guests were treated to a complimentary dinner (anything and everything on the menu!), which included delicious appetizers like Tuna Tartare De Ton, main dishes like Homard Rôti Du Maine lobster, and of course, their infamous $40 vanilla ice cream Mega Sundae. Doused in hot chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles with homemade chocolate chip cookies, and served in a 50 oz. martini glass, this is one dessert that is not for the faint of heart --or the calorie counter! To top it off, the massive mound of sugary goodness comes out blazing with sparklers. Yes, the same sparklers that come out when you order bottle service at a club.
Receipts: the little piece of paper you get when you complete a transaction. Not much to it, right? We often toss them in the trash and think nothing of it. Well, next time you buy something you may want to look again. You may discover a hidden gem...
This person was definitely banking on self-checkout.
Pesky kids these days...
This server was just being environmentally conscious.
We're not sure whether to be more offended that someone spent $100,000 on a bottle of champagne while children starve in Africa, or that it was for Zac Efron?
We're huge fans of Kate Bosworth's ability to combine chic and casual pieces for the perfect ensemble. We adored her look at the Burberry Fall 2012 show in London. As usual her look is effortless, both casual and refined. Here, she pairs a long-sleeved owl tee with a ladylike tailored pencil skirt. She accessorizes with an adorable black velvet belt, brown suede booties, a simple black clutch, and no jewelry.
What a great combination of unexpected pieces --and she pulls it off perfectly! We were so inspired by this look, we decided to put it together for you guys. The greatest part? We're going to do it for for around $300. Let's go!
Cinch with this Whitney Eve bow Belt $46
Apparently there was a rich boy spat at Manhattan's Double Seven club over the weekend. According to witnesses the fur started flying after Pierre Casiraghi (also known as Grace Kelly's grandson) and Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III (otherwise known as Paris Hilton's ex) showed up to former NYC nightclub owner, Adam Hock's table, started boozing on his liquor, and being heathens to Hock's lady guests. Hock, who was there with friends, Joel Warren, Jeffrey Jah, and models Valentina Zalyaeva, Natasha Poly and Anja Rubik, didn't appreciate the boys' behavior and showed them some tough love.
Coming off Fashion Week we are both exhilarated and exhausted. What a huge season, not only for the designers, but for us! We worked around the clock, resulting in our biggest, most extensive fashion week ever. We covered a combined total of nearly 100 runway shows and parties over the course of the week. We also attended the Fashion 2.0 Awards, Socialyte.co's Bloggers Brunch, Elle & Style360's Accessory Lounge, and CFDA's IMPACT exhibit. If you're wondering if we've slept, the answer is "No!" In addition to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, we also covered NOLCHA, also known as Independent Fashion Week. There we discovered standout, lesser known designers who have been flying under the radar; including Danilo Gabrielli, Vassilis Zoulias, and JetSet Collective.
In our book, Jason Wu is incapable of failing or having a bad collection. It's really just impossible. So our praise for his F/W '12 collection is no surprise to anyone, really. If his Target collaboration collection selling out instantly (to our dismay) is any indication, we're certain we're not alone in this sentiment. Jason Wu's designs are continuously what fashion dreams are made of. A combination of the perfect use of detailing, tailoring, color and fabrics, Wu is a fashion design prodigy. Pure perfection.
So, let us wipe a tear or two for the beauty of his latest collection. We really don't need to say much more. All hail, Jason Wu!