Christmas came early for the fashion set that attended the launch of the Alexander Wang for H&M collection last night in NYC. Hosted at the Fort Washington Avenue Armory, the much-anticipated event was as multifaceted as the designer of the hour himself, featuring a full-on fashion show (we spotted Joan Smalls on the runway), an exclusive pop-up shop, and a crowd-pleasing finale performance by none other than Missy Elliott. Given the collaborative collection's sporty, street-chic vibe, it seems the rapper fit the bill perfectly. With all the support he received from everyone on his star-studded guest list, including Jessica Chastain, Solange, and Justin Theroux, Mr. Wang's night must have been too good to end early—which is why he headed downtown to Up & Down for a post-party nightcap with friends including Derek Blasberg. Click through for an inside look at the fashion event everyone will be talking about!
Vanessa Grigoriadis is a New York City born and bred writer who's work as a contributing editor has landed in top publications including New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and more. Her profile of Chanel Designer Karl Lagerfeld won her a National Magazine Award in Profile Writing, and her profile of Arianna Huffington was nominated for a Mirror Award. We absolutely adore Vanessa, both for her impressive body of work, and her infectious personality. Get to know Vanessa! [You Should Know]
Last night in NYC, Shailene Woodley joined cast members Shiloh Hernandez, Mark Indelicato and director Gregg Araki at the screening of White Bird in a Blizzard, Lykke Li, Mia Moretti, and Cleo Wade attended the opening of & Other Stories' first U.S. store, Trey Songz performed for Vitaminwater and FADER, and more!
Look no further for your fix of October's steep discounts. It's never too late to stock up last season's pieces, especially when you can hold on to them for next season. We have compiled a list of must-shop sample sales this month in NYC. Don't be shy, you know you could use a fur vest and some cashmere - even if we are in the midst of an Indian summer.
Curtis Kulig is a New York City based artist, best known for his signature "Love Me" campaign, which you have undoubtedly seen around more than once. Curtis has worked with some of the top brands in the fashion and beauty industries (and beyond), including the LoveMe x DKNY campaign with Cara Delevingne, as well as special collaborations with Disaronno, Vans, Urban Outfitters, Smashbox, and more. Curtis combines urban art and fashion, selling everything from apparel to totes, jewelry, and books. Curtis also maintains an online photo journal, filled with beautiful Polaroids, featuring people and places throughout the city. Read on for more reasons to know one of the coolest artists in New York, Curtis Kulig. [You Should Know]
Anu Duggal is the founder and director of the Female Founders Fund (or "F Cubed"), a company "investing in the exponential power of exceptional female talent," across e-commerce, media, advertising, web and other industries. These companies include Manicube, Minibar, Eloquii, Campus Job, and more. In 2012, Business Insider named Anu one of the top angel investors in New York. Anu's other titles include co-founder of India's first luxury wine bar, co-founder of Exclusively.In, and CEO of Doonya, a Bollywood fitness company partnering with Reebok. Anu's intellect, kind spirit and passion for her career are just a few reasons to know her, but continue reading for so many more! [You Should Know]
Admit it, of all the year's holidays and celebrations, your birthday is the most important. If you're lucky enough to have your bash in one of the most exciting cities in the world, a small-scale get together just won't cut it. From gilded bars to glamorous restaurants, click through for the top 10 spots to go all out for your birthday in NYC.
Australian-born Stephen Cheuk is a prevalent figure in New York City's fitness industry, having created S10 Fitness, a program that stresses reducing a client's body fat percentage and generating overall strength transformations. Stephen's trained pro athletes, celebrities, fashion executives, and military elites, through the program's chic Tribeca gym spot. Pulling from his education in health and nutrition, Stephen and S10 Fitness utilize proven health methods, like encouraging an organic diet, to help clients reach their goals. For more about Stephen (including his bad-ass alter ego!) continue reading. [You Should Know]
Oftentimes we walk by the menswear leather accessories in a favorite department store and find ourselves spending more time there than in the women's section. Besides loving the streamlined, simple leather detailing, there's something comforting knowing that leather is so multifaceted that it can be worn with anything, on either gender. We've picked out our favorite menswear leather goods that women can easily flaunt. Warning: Your boyfriend might try to "borrow" all of these.
We all know the costumes are an important part of Halloween, but we think some of us are forgetting about the key ingredient to a successful party: the cocktails. We volunteered as taste-testers (yes, that's being filed under skills on our resumes now) and sorted through a bevy of beverages to provide you with recipes for the best Halloween-inspired cocktails. Enjoy!