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Last night in NYC, Diane von Furstenberg paid tribute to her friend Oscar de la Renta at the Fashion Group International’s 31st Annual Night of Stars, where she was honored alongside Joseph Altuzarra, Peter Copping, and Sarah Burton, Ashley Olsen came out to support celebrity stylist Kate Young and her new book Dressing For The Dark, Ivanka Trump joined husband Jared Kushner at the Sotheby's Contemporary Art Dinner, and more!
The American Folk Art Museum’s Benefit Gala: “In Celebration of Our Treasures” raised $1 million for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs, with 513 guests in attendance. The evening honored Joyce Berger Cowin for her leadership over the past four decades, and a Museum Trustee for over twenty years. Mrs. Cowin’s vision for our Museum at 2 Lincoln Square has ensured that folk art is accessible to New Yorkers and visitors of every age and background.
Nothing is better than a crisp autumn day spent just outside the city, and now that fall is officially underway, it's time to get into that Halloween spirit by picking up some pumpkins to carve, decorate, or bake with. While farms aren't quite a dime a dozen here in NYC, there are plenty of rustic spots nearby that are worth the drive and a romp in the field. So pack up some cider and head out to one of these perfect pumpkin patches for a fall day trip to remember!
Last night, fashion’s finest came out for Fashion Group International’s 31st Annual Night of Stars at Cipriani Wall Street. The evening honored an impressive list of fashion and design luminaries, including Diane von Furstenberg, who received the “Superstar Award,” presented by Karen Elson. The late Oscar de la Renta was on everyone’s mind. “I’m sad about Oscar, tonight,” exclaimed Diane von Furstenberg as she made her way across the red carpet. Fashion Group International president Margaret Hayes opened the evening with glowing remarks of de la Renta, “Oscar’s accomplishments were extraordinary.” Designer Wes Gordon also took a moment to remember de la Renta, recalling two summers where he interned with the legendary designer before starting his eponymous line. Oscar de la Renta’s newly appointed Creative Director, Peter Copping, was also honored as a Star Honoree. “I’m sure that Oscar will be my guardian angel,” Copping shared while receiving his award, presented by Marc Jacobs.
While wearable tech is all the rage right now with the forthcoming Apple Watch (which isn't launching until early 2015, FYI), there are still other fun watches that function more on the stylish side. Watches are definitely an important accessory apart from being a necessity, but when it comes to aesthetics, a statement timepiece can make or break your outfit. Click through for some of our favorite stand-out watches to up your arm party this fall.
Halloween might not be until next weekend, but everyone's getting in the spirit this weekend as well. From cocktails in the catacombs to the infamous Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, it's time to get your costumes out! As always, you can find more events on our Calendar.
Alexis Zambrano is the Creative Director and one of two men behind the men's accessories brand, M. de Phocas, that just launched its latest women's collection this August on Moda Operandi. The line, which is full of playful accessories including gummy bear pins, floral charms, and plenty more to obsess over, caught the attention of top publications. Elle Decor also took a trip to Alexis' Manhattan apartment, which Alexis says is filled with nostalgic pieces. "The stories behind each and every object inside my home give shape to my overall design aesthetic," he says. We can't get enough of Alexis' eye for design on all fronts, and we're certain he's someone you should know. [You Should Know]
Rebecca Hessel Cohen is the founder and designer behind LoveShackFancy, a gorgeous collection of womenswear inspired by Rebecca's love affair "with all things beach, starting with her family's Hamptons home" and growing as the her vision for her wedding dress came to fruition. Later, in 2013, LoveShackFancy launched in stores. The collection has caught the attention of numerous publications, including The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Hamptons, Refinery29, People Stylewatch, and more. We're absolutely obsessed with her designs: from slip dresses to ruffle dresses, lace tops, mini skirts, and more. Prior to her role as a designer, Rebecca worked as a Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine. Alongside Rebecca is Dean Isidro, a super-talented photographer and D.i.P dyer, who admits his feet have turned blue from his obsession with indigo dyeing! Dean's gorgeous and extensive photo portfolio, as well as D.i.P. mercantile, can be found on his site, while the behind-the-scenes of his career can be found on his Instagram. We can't get enough of Rebecca and Dean, and we're absolutely certain you should know them! [You Should Know]
Dini von Mueffling is the co-founder of HvM Communications, an agency that's acquired quite the impressive list of clients, including Chantelle, M Missoni, Mary Alice Stephenson, Tommy Hilfiger, Beautified, The Organic Pharmacy, As One Fitness, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, Parsons Dance, Katharine Kidd, and many more. In addition, Dini is also the co-founder of Love Heals, The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, that "empowers young people in the fight against HIV." Their programs feature a speakers bureau, LEAP for Girls, iLove, and additional advocacy efforts. The Love Heals 2015 Benefit will take place this upcoming March, so be sure to mark your calendars! Dini tells us that she spends her days connecting and doing good, and we're certain her successful career is proof of such. For more reasons to know Dini, continue reading here! [You Should Know]