While everyone has been preoccupied with fashion over the past few weeks, it seems as though we may have forgotten to keep up with our nail care. Now that things are settling down, there's certainly more time to pamper ourselves and update our manicures for the new season. We've done some research and found out what's hot for fall, from trending colors and designs to the best spots to get your mani in NYC. Click through for our ultimate nail guide now!
Manish Vora, who spends his days attempting to "make things happen," made a major career move in 2008 when he left his Wall Street job to launch ARTLOG, a guide to all the latest and best exhibitions, public art, design, technology, and music happening throughout the country. Later, Manish co-founded the "Grey Area" Art Boutique with Kyle DeWoody, a company that "seeks to push the limits of creative engagement and expression through collaboration, installation, and programming." As if this weren't enough, Manish is also the director at Lightbox, a space intertwining technology and art experiences. It's played host to various exclusive events, including Lisa Salzer and Marlon Taylor-Wiles' Lulu Frost and George Frost presentation during this year's NYFW. All in all, we're positive Manish Vora is someone you should know! [You Should Know]
Last night in NYC, Chanel hosted a fabulous dinner at DIA Art Foundation in honor of Baz Luhrmann and the new campaign film he directed for No.5, starring Gisele Bundchen, Cleo Wade was joined by friends Mia Moretti, Margot, and Stacey Bendet at the release of her poetry book, Falling Out Of Love With You Is Eternal, Jon Hamm, Hannah Bronfman, and Leandra Medine all celebrated Key To The Cure, and more! Click through for all the details.
It's our favorite time of year. No, we don't mean "fall," we mean National Dessert Day. Whoever decided cookies, cupcakes, and ice cream needed a day dedicated to their deliciousness was a genius. In case you haven't spent months planning where you'll be celebrating this holiday like we have, we've got a list of the top 10 spots you should consider visiting for some afternoon delight in NYC.
Last night, artist and woman-about-town Cleo Wade hosted an intimate party for the release of her new poetry book, Falling Out of Love with You Is Eternal. Wade hosted the event with artist Francesco Clemente and Conversations, a collective she's a part of with Mia Moretti, Kate Greer, Margot, and Liza Voloshin. The event featured music selected by Moretti, a poetry reading by Wade, and a special performance by Margot in front of the stylish downtown crowd. Click through for pictures of the event and an interview with the poet herself!
Fall gala season has arrived and with it, the pressure of finding gorgeous looks for every event. If your social calendar is as packed as ours, things can get a little expensive when it comes to gown shopping. Since you just can't be snapped on Guest of a Guest in the same outfit twice, we've gone ahead and created a gala gown guide to fit everyone's budget, whether you want to splurge or save this season.
During New York Fashion Week, we followed Gabrielle Swan and Abigail Jorgensen [GAB + AB] and fashion photographer Charles Warren behind the scenes to get an insider's look at fashion's rising stars. Click through to look back at NYFW and for exclusive backstage footage from Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Robert Geller, and more. Plus, you can follow all of these fresh faces on Instagram!
When we caught up with Maxine Bedat and Soraya Darabi last September, the duo explained all about their e-commerce site, ZADY, which aims to promote brands that are not only desirable to the consumer, but are ones that tell stories about the people and places behind them. Through ZADY, Maxine says she hopes "to help share creators' stories and facilitate a connection to our things and each other." One of Soraya's goals at ZADY is to "help her friends look stylish while feeling good about the clothes they are wearing." The site offers up everything from women's and menswear to home goods, accessories, and a slue of gifts for every type of shopper.
Last night, the biggest names in fashion gathered at the DIA Foundation in NYC to celebrate N°5, the film by Baz Luhrmann. Gisele Bundchen, the star of the artfully-imagined campaign, was among those in attendance, posing with the legendary director, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, and more. The lavish cuisine, which included a caviar-topped baked potato, was presented by chiseled servers who, quite frankly, could have been Chanel models themselves. Click through for more photos from the exclusive dinner party!
Brenner Thomas is a self-proclaimed "Fashion PR Dude," who serves as an account executive at Laforce + Stevens. His top clients include Perry Ellis, Oliver Spencer, Omega Watches, Woolrich, and other popular men's accessories brands. Prior to working in PR, Brenner took to fashion journalism at DNR and Women's Wear Daily. Brenner's feature in The Manual, written by Cator Sparks (who you should also know...), highlights his personal style and career achievements. This PR guru tells us that his days are filled with words; from emails to business conversations, Brenner's in constant communication with the fashion world. For more about Brenner and why you should know him, keep reading! [You Should Know]