Posts Tagged ‘soho’

December 8, 2011

Despite the rain, the lovely ladies of Jené DeSpain Jewelry headed out to celebrate the holidays last night. There were sooo many parties around NYC last night, so we put on something sparkly and faced the weather. I seem to have this re-occuring habit of never remembering an umbrella, but who wants to carry an umbrella all night?! Layers of  jewelry and the kindness of strangers, who offer me refuge under their umbrella, are really my only defenses against the downpour. After dashing from one umbrella to the next, I made it safely to the front doors of Burberry’s Soho location, where ELLE Magazine was hosting their annual holiday festivities. Garance, Gianna, and I welcomed the glasses of Veuve and the sounds of choice tracks spun by Chelsea Leyland.

We meet lots of pretty people and saw some old friends. I was particularly happy to see Jodi Belden. She is a very lovely lady who makes the accessories magic happen at ELLE. We chatted about the chaos of the NYC Holiday season and shared a lil bit about our plans for Christmas traveling. She has impeccable style, and I’m always inspired by what she’s wearing. Her red hat was so striking, and a brilliant choice for a rainy night out. *Note to self – procure large bohemian hat that looks fabulous with everything to defend hair against future rain-filled evening!

We had a great evening making new friends and drooling over the Burberry’s new Winter collection. Thank you ELLE for a wonderful party. Now we’re off to battle the night on our way to the next adventure…

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Elle Magazine & Mulberry celebrate Spring 2012

November 11, 2011

Dear JDS blog readers, meet Garance. Garance is the new PR Girl at Jené DeSpain Designs, and she’s UHmazing! Originally from Paris, this girl has style, class, and is wicked smart to boot. Last night, after a full day in the studio, we decided to hit the streets of Soho to party hop. Glamour magazine threw a lil fete at Bebe, serving glasses of prosecco with a lovely blend of pomegranate & blood orange juice. After a quick glass of champagne and a loop around the room, Garance and I bounced over to the Mulberry store on Spring Street to mingle with the lovely ladies of Elle magazine. In grand celebration of their upcoming Spring 2012 collection, Mulberry’s launch party was bright and poppy, just like their new designs. Theodora Richards womaned the music at her dj booth, while trays of fresh strawberry cocktails floated around the room in excess. Garance and I chatted with bloggers and stopped to take part in the flip book station set up in the back of the boutique. We bounced a beach ball around for 8 seconds while a computer captured the action, and 2 minutes later, a printer spit out a perfectly adorable lil flip book of our ball tossing. I caught up with Kate Lanphear and Anne Slowey from Elle, while Anne’s lil daughter danced around with a Mulberry crossbody. Who knew an infant could have such great taste? All in all, it was a great night out.

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Courtshop is now online!

January 6, 2011

So excited to announce that my favorite NYC soho boutique, Court, just launched an online shop. Nicole and Lisa are my total go-to whenever i’m in need of a new article of clothing. they have impeccable taste in clothes and always carry things that you can’t find anywhere else in NYC. they recently launched their own Court label jeans, and they are hott hott hott.  i am very proud that Jené DeSpain jewelry has been a part of Court since the beginning and i am so excited that it’s now available through their website. Check out this story that Styled On wrote about the new shop: http://www.styledon.com/fashion/features/articles/for-cool-girls-only-court-gets-digital

and revel in the wonder of their new online shop at: http://www.courtshop.com

Let the Summer Fashion Parties Begin!

June 6, 2010

one of my favorite things about NYC summers are the evening fashion events sprinkled throughout each week’s calendar. a party here, a party there. a soiree in soho, a dj spinning at an anniversary  in williamsburg, a new opening in the L.E.S., and prosecco as far as the eye can see. in addition to all day music concerts on the williamsburg waterfront and free movies in Bryant Park, this array of fashion events gives every girl perfect opportunities to show off her new summer apparel. i kicked off the sultry night celebrations this first week of June on thursday at Oak’s opening party honoring Obey’s new collection and then headed over to Charlie & Sam for their 1 year anniversary party. Oak has the most amazing array of hand dyed tank tops, and i highly recommend checking out Samantha Pleet’s new dresses and jumpsuits at Charlie & Sam.

hanging out with Samantha Pleet at Charlie & Sam

on friday night, i bounced over to Court’s soho shop to give my ladies, Nicole and Lisa, big hugs and sip on the Crystal Head vodka/lemonade mixers they were serving up all night. Crystal Head is dan aykroyd’s vodka company, and he was super cool to donate some of the beautiful skull shaped bottles of his delicious vodka for Court’s yummy drinks. on saturday, a few of my wonderful friends came into the city from Boston for a visit, and we went over to check out the new Renegade Craft Fair in williamsburg’s McCarren Park. over 300 indie artists from the NE came to set up shop and show off their wares over the weekend. all in all, it was a great start to summer parties. now the only question is, what will i get to wear out and about next week?

Nicole, Lisa, & I at Court

lovely soho ladies celebrating summer at Court