I was planning on going to the X-Factor auditions today, however I chose to explore the city for my weekly event write-up instead. I had another full day of exploration as I went to meet designers and view trunk shows at both Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel. I also made it by 1 sample sale, nOir Jewelry. I was sad that the J.Crew sample sale line was way too long and that Rachel Zoes’ had just closed. Remember to check my Events page for full details on the many sample sales that are still ongoing or starting next week.
Before getting to all of the amazing events and fun I had today, I did make one pitstop. It was way too tempting to not stop by Abercrombie & Fitch as I was running around. I know their press has not been great, but the shirtless greeter was just way too pretty! And you can take pictures or get a free picture taken and printed right there, on the spot!
Going back to my other just as thrilling events for today, I first went to Bergdorfs. I was able to meet Rosanne Karmes, who founded Sydney Evan jewelry. She was there helping customers as they were browsing, shopping or wanting to create a custom-made pieces with unique beads. She was so pleasant and her daughter, Sydney was there as well, who is just as sweet. There were a lot exquisite pieces that range from bold colors to more classic pieces in white gold and gold. If you can’t make it by Bergdorfs, you can check out her collection and shop online.
My 2nd stop within Bergdorfs was to meet eyewear/sunglass designer Patty Perreira for Barton Perreira. She was doing a trunk show and the sunglasses were very trendy and cool. There are a lot of options to choose from so certainly get to Bergdorfs if you can or visit her site online to check out the various collections.
Next, I headed over to H. Bendels, where I met hair-wear accessory designer Yuya Takahashi for Pluie. This brand and collection have hit it big in Japan and I can see a market for the pieces here in the U.S. The inspiration was nature, a little more specific to the coast or water/nautical. The designs were of coral, starfish and the like. The pieces would certainly perfect any hair-do style. All in all, just very gorgeous. Check out more pieces online if you can!
Finally, I made my way to just the one sample sale, nOir Jewelry. I wish I had gone sooner so I could have gotten the word out about what amazing pieces they have. Unfortunately, today was the last day, but you can shop online and I am positive there are still some great deals.
I had a busy day and dropped off just as many cards as I accumulated today. For me, this equates to being a productive day and definitely a great substitute to attending the live X-Factor auditions!
- Event: FARIS Trunk Show TONIGHT! (hitchcockmadrona.com)
- 5 Reasons to Attend a Bridal Trunk Show (washingtonian.com)
- UES Gossip: Bergdorf (mycitystyle.org)
- A Trunk Show by Any Other Name (jackiedesigns.com)
- At 85, Bergdorf personal shopper is a style star (today.com)
- Event: Trunk Show for Faris (hitchcockmadrona.com)