Tonight, DJ Jilly Hendrix and Lo Bosworth step out to celebrate Paul Franks pop-up shop, while the Judd Foundation celebrates its Egg Nog Holiday party and more! As always for full details and more events, check out our calendar.
Think the Oscars, but for shoes! Last night, Footwear News and Zappos presented the 2014 Footwear News Achievement Awards, highlighting the most influential footwear designers and CEOs from this year. The group of accomplished honorees included: Sarah Jessica Parker for "Launch of the Year" for her SJP Collection, Nicole Richie for "Influencer of the Year," Stan Smith for "Shoe of the Year" for his collaboration with Adidas, Stuart Weitzman for "Marketer of the Year," and Giuseppe Zanotti for "Designer of the Year," among others. Towards the end of the red carpet, celebrities including Joe Zee, Brooke Burke, Fern Mallis and Misty Copeland were encouraged to take a "Shoe Selfie" to share with fans. From designers wearing their own designs, to guests and fans wearing their favorite designer, attendees hailed the art of the shoe. For example, Stan Smith wore his Adidas staple-design shoe with green details and a suit. Some guests also opted for the same easy and cool sneaker, and got in line to take a photo with the tennis player-turned-designer to share their admiration! For more from last night's event, be sure to check out our slideshow.
Several weeks ago, between the New York music takeover starting with CMJ and ending with the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, an eager group of people patiently waited for an email containing little more than an unassuming address in Chinatown. The lucky few scuttled over to the venue hours after receiving the email, and within half an hour it was at capacity. What proceeded was one of the weirdest, wildest underground parties thrown this year, hosted by New York’s most compelling new record label, Safer At Night. If you thought NYC's underground scene has faded, click through to find out just how alive it is.
We think we can all admit that being in a relationship isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Having to deal with all of the petty and loud arguments—or even worse, getting the silent treatment that's filled with a ridiculous amount of side eye—can sometimes be pretty frustrating and stressful. But that, our friends, is where a nice bottle of fine wine comes in. You don't have to be a wino to understand the power of a rich glass of Pinot Noir or why getting down and dirty with Chardonnay will involve a lot less headaches than that heated conversation with your boyfriend will. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why wine is better than having a boyfriend. We'll start you off with our favorites...
Eponymous brands are nothing new in the world of fashion, but how many times have you come across one whose name was shared by two designers? Enter Veronica Beard, the NYC-based label launched by sisters-in-law, that's right, both named Veronica Beard. But it's not just their unique back story that has us (and a legion of stylish superwomen) hooked. After leaving their respective careers in finance and fashion/marketing, Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard joined forces to create classic-cool wardrobe staples for the working women and mothers who inspire them every day. From launching their signature jacket with interchangeable "dickeys" in 2010 to developing a full range of tailored must-haves, the designers have come quite a long way, showing at New York Fashion Week and appearing in the closets of some of the city's most successful women. We caught up with the Beard sisters at their Chelsea showroom to pick their brains about everything from design aesthetics to winter beauty tips. Click through for all their secrets!
We all know December can be one of the lamer months on our social calendar. Suddenly our beds, blankets, and pajamas seem a lot more appealing than braving the cold to meet up with friends (sorry guys). In an effort to inspire both you and ourselves to take the fuzzy slippers off and get out of the house, we've rounded up some of the most under-the-radar boozy events in NYC this month. So check out our list and see what'll motivate you to move this Saturday.
Tonight, the 82nd annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting takes place with performances by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett and more, while Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2014 Footwear News Achievement Awards, and more! As always for full details and more events check out our calendar.
Last night, The Tenth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball was held at Cipriani Wall Street to celebrate UNICEF’s work to put children first. The evening also honored two philanthropists for their commitments to saving and improving lives: National Board Member Hilary Gumbel received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award and philanthropist Tom Freston received the Spirit of Compassion Award. The evening was emceed by Bryant Gumbel and featured a custom menu created by UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson, along with chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Scott Conant. The decor was created by HGTV star and UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip. At the event, Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s hosted the live auction. For a look inside the UNICEF Ball, click through our slideshow.
Looking to get into the holiday spirit on date night without having to stand outside shivering while staring at a tree? Then forget about Rockefeller Center and try these NYC date night ideas instead. We've come up with a list of unique dates that are sure to leave you feeling festive and romantic. So click through our list and discretely leave the one you want open on your beau's laptop. Enjoy!