Friday, January 29, 2010

Falling for Shanghai Tang

This past week, I was invited to cover the Shanghai Tang and Solerno movie premier for Fay Ann Lee's Falling for Grace, a Tribeca Film Festival phenomenon! The film, which originally opened under the title of East Broadway, sold out at every showing during the festival and has since toured the world, only to yield a consistent response from critics and the public viewers alike. That response being (of course): Everyone is truly falling for Grace!

Speaking of falling in love...After the event, I found myself falling for Shanghai Tang! The event took place at the Asia Society in the heart of the Upper East Side, and when I tell you that everyone, I mean EVERYONE (or really anyone who's anyone) was wearing Shanghai Tang, I kid you not. The prescreening reception was packed with celebrities (my most exciting moment was meeting WHOOPI GOLDBERG, who not only introduced the film but was also decked out in Shanghai Tang and cute clogs!! Hey, what did I tell you about clogs?!), socialites, politicians, designers and fashionistas all dressed in gorgeous Shanghai Tang numbers. I mean, check out the pictures below and see for yourself! Everyone looked soooo glamourous!! The attendees all sipped on delicious drinks of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur Bellinis and snacked on dim sum from the Evergreen Cafe. I'm falling hard for this beautiful Chinese luxury brand. And now that I'm absolutely dyyyingggg for a piece from their latest line, it's good thing I received $100 towards the store in my goodie bag!!!

Fay Ann Lee (Actor, Writer, Director, Producer of Falling for Grace)
Gale Harold (Actor, also of Depserate Housewives and Queer as Folk)
Picture courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Fay Ann Lee & David Dinkins (Former NYC Mayor)
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMullan
?,? Gale Harold, Fay Ann Lee, Clem Chung, Aileen Young (Cast Members)
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Kathleen Turner (Actress of Californication, etc.)
Photo courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Samantha Daniels (Actress of Californication, etc.)
Photo Courtesty of Patrick McMullan
Tracy Stern (Actress of Californication, etc) and Chloe Stern
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMillan
Clem Chung (Actor) and Michelle Botticelli
Kimberly Guilfoyl and Angel Sanchez (Designer)
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Whoopi Goldberg
Photography coutesy of Patrick McMullan
Adelina Wong Ettelson (Actress of Californication, etc.), Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Shin(makes cameo in Falling for Grace)
Photograph coutesy of Patrick McMullan
Thuy Diep (Designer) and Guest
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Alex McCord, Sonja Morgan, and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (of The Real Desperate Housewives)
Photograph Courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Mia Morgan (Stylist)
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Edward Tricomi and Lauren Ezersky (Although it's not Shanghai Tang, I LOVE her style!)
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Natalia K and Desiree Dymond (Models)
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Photograph courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Whoppi Goldberg introducing the film
Q&A with Fay Ann Lee & Cast Members
Shanghai Tang & Solerno Goodie Bags
I wore Handkerchief Sweater by Millau, Bandage Skirt by Pleasure Doing Business, Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell, Scarf by Franco Ferreri, Necklace unknown (gift from friend in London) Bag by Salvatore Ferragamo

For Shanghai Tang click here
To learn more about Fay Ann Lee's Falling for Grace click here and here
For more on Photographer Patrick McMullan click here

The movie is set to hit theaters on March 19th!
I too will be hitting the theater that day to see it again! Who's coming with me?!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Today my youngest sister turns 21! Wow, I'm starting to feel verrrrry old.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASS!! Stay classy! Get pampered! Drink a chic drink to celebrate!

For those of you who don't know, the last two pictures are from our recent trip to Paris. We drank Red & White French wine at a local and authentic French restaurant and then attended the Moulin Rouge! Such tourists! It's rare lately, but I love having all three sisters together! The birthday girl is all the way on the right in the picture!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vintage & My Dad

Yes, I looooove the influence of the late 60s and 70s fashion. And Yes, that really is my Dad (circa 1968 or '69, front row, third from right). True men's fashion from that time period. Don't they look fantastic (especially my Dad)??!!


Monday, January 25, 2010

Brave the Great Outdoors

It's pouring today in NYC...Dolce & Gabbana finds it acceptable to brave the elements with plastic bags over our favorite expensive shoes. I don't know if I'm OK with this...

...I might just say that you should invest in some rain boots (I live in my Hunter boots on days like today...with the "welly socks" of course!). I'm surprised that Dolce hasn't just designed their own luxury pair yet!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Feel the Rush!

I helped to style hot new singer and song-writer Monica Rush for her performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this past weekend! She preformed at the sold out show with big names such as Talib Kwell, Ghostface, Jay Electricona, and Blackroc. Not only does she have a banging urban style, but the girl can saaaang...and dance! She's definitely legit. Check out her website and her catchy single (I've already proclaimed it as my new pregaming/getting ready/going out anthem) "100 Dolla Bill" here!!

Monica Rush performing at the Knitting Factory, 1/20/10, Brooklyn, NY
Monica Rush wore Top by Emma & Sam, Vest by Millau, Leggings are artist's own, Jewlery is also artist's own, Leather Chain Glove by Carolina Amato , & (you can't tell from this picture) Sam Edelman Zoe Boot

Also check out Monica Rush's Fan Page on Facebook & Follow her on Twitter!

Isn't she so freaking hot?! Her album drops this fall and she is totally the next big breakthrough in the hip-hop/electronic/funk/pop industry! I bet you'll be RUSH-ing to stores for this one! I mean really, this girl does it allllllllll.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Olympics of 2010 in 20 Days!

20 days until the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver!!!!!!

Hope that all of our athletes are well rested and ready to bring home some golds!!!

PS. I don't care that this is menswear...I want those moon boots.

Moncler Gamme Bleu 2010 Fall/Winter


Friday, January 22, 2010

Annie Get Your Gun

More Annie Oakley "Anything you can do" or Christina Aguilera "Dirty"?

Siri Tollerod
Elle Sweden February 2010