Fall is mocking us, reaching it's cooler claws into our closets, forcing us to don trenches, and causing us to call our nightlife quits. Just wait one minute! Toss that take out menu back in the drawer, close out the DVR menu, because summer is still here and Chicago floral designer, August Bloom, is celebrating it's inaugural year with enough designs to turn back the clock.
With a knack for custom made haute designs, August Bloom specializes in all the above: small intimate affairs, weddings, and full on enormous affairs. Thursday night's, "The Reception" at the The Zhou B Arts Center, will transform the center's Life Garden with a unique collaboration between photographer Geraldine Rodriguez and pastry chef, Jessica Ashley for a live exhibition of Trash the Dress.
The summer won't officially be over for another week when we all have to stop wearing white in fear the fashion fairy will fall out of the sky and turn us into a knockoff Chanel handbag (gasp). And, speaking of Chanel, it wouldn't be the start of the fall season without the rumor mill of New York Fashion Week whirling up and down 5th Avenue. I'm hopeful for many things, as I always am as fashion week nears. I expect to see color blocking in its best, PR companies scrambling to douse the thirst of their celebrity clients and, of course, Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour glaring at the models as they come down the runway. I also hope that the bedbugs that are plaguing New York City stay away from Lincoln Center. It would be a dreadful sight to see the girls bit up and itching as they model next season's collections.
I spent the months between November and April hitting every hot spot in town. Booze, boys and partying was all I needed in my life. Listen to 50 Cent’s “I get It In” and you will understand my momentum, there wasn’t a night of the week that I didn’t know where the party was. I became addicted to not waiting in line, bottle service and had a blast discovering all the after-hour spots in the city, yes they do still exists. I had so many nights that ended when most people were heading to work and walking their children to school. I remember sleeping my days away and waking up just in time to do it all over again.
It has been said seeing Janelle Monae live is a life-changing experience. It has been said she takes to the stage like a bird on it's first soaring flight. It has been said men fall in love instantly when she grabs the mic. The rumors have circled long enough. They aren't rumors. Rumors aren't usually true. Janelle Monae is.
On Wednesday, a crowd of unassuming, suits stepped into the Edison Ballroom (a venue perfectly suited for a Lindsey Lohan birthday bash) expecting to experience some random concert to commemorate their Up In The Air-esque conference weekend. Instead, they were teleported from the darkened ballroom to Wondaland, a place where pixies dressed in black mod costumes dance around like fairies and a five-foot-nothing girl belts out notes that incite exclamation pointed gasps and screams from the once tie-glad, all business masses.
SideBAR Cocktail Series. Quench your thirst at SideBAR's sangria tasting, where guest can sample a selection of red and white sangria infused with seasonal fresh fruit. Recipes of the sangria are yours to take home. Festivities begin at 6:30pm. $40.00 per person. Purchase your ticket at sidebar.ticketleap.com. Cheers!
The Hunger Project YPC Happy Hour. Your professionals are invited by The Hunger Project to a special happy hour at Almond NYC bar, (12 East 22nd St between Park and Broadway). Attendees can enjoy specials that include $6 beers, $8 vodka sodas, $8 milan margarita cocktails and a menu of small plates. Starts at 7pm. Rsvp to Diane Saltzman at email@example.com or call (212) 251-9137. Make it your business to end hunger.
On Tuesday August 24, 2010 Jet Set Events partnered with Down Lo Music Inc. will be hosting a benefit for the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation. An open bar from 9pm-10pm sponsored by Ciroc will kick off the event at BLVD. Come party until 4am with a $25 cover at the door. Part of the proceeds from the fundraiser benefit will go to the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation.
Music by DJ Cain and DJ Jazzy Jay! Special Performances by J-Eye, Rok Faries and Phony People! Specially invited celebrity guests: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Faith Evans, PDiddy, Jamal Woolard, and more!
While our Glam Damn It team will be giving you the latest scoop from the runways, we at SceneTracker will deliever the low-down on where the party is. We are already itching for the open bars, celeb sightings and other awesomeness that takes place during fashion week. Here are my predictions for where some of the biggest and best parties will be held.
It almost goes without saying that the uber exclusive Standard Hotel's Boom Boom Room, where Marc Jacobs held his extravagant bash for his latest Fall/Winter 2010 collection will host another highly exclusive shin-dig this September. Stiletto clad bombshells, and skinny jeaned hipsters will definitely make appearances at the Gansevort Hotel's Provocatuer and no doubt will something amazing will be brewing atop of their newest Park Ave location at Plunge Lounge. The ultra-stylish and notoriously cool Ace Hotel will be a contender. And please believe The Donald will have some involvement in this season's events, so Trump SoHo's Kastel and rooftop lounge Bar d'Eau will be on the list. Fashion insiders' old time favs Tribeca and SoHo Grand are sure to be in the mix as well.