I’m always excited for a party but when I was invited to attend Christian Louboutin’s 20th anniversary party at Barney’s New York (in Beverly Hills), I was particularly excited. I mean, it’s not every day that I’m in the prescense of a shoe god, right? Also in attendance: Lea Michele, Dita Von Teese, Lucy Liu and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Lea Michele and Christian Louboutin
A close up on Lea Michele’s insane Loubie’s…and her faux tanned ankles
News flash – two of my favorite things, Lady Gaga and Barneys New York, have teamed up to create Barneys 2011 Holiday campaign, GAGA’S WORKSHOP! The unique collaboration with Lady Gaga will bring together the talent of several artists including Eli Sudbrack and Lady Gaga’s own Fashion Director, Nicola Formichetti. For the first time ever, Barneys will convert an entire floor of its Madison Avenue flagship into a dedicated space for the holiday initiative, starting in mid-November.
What I’m super interested in will be the selection of small gift items that Gaga designed along with Nicola Formichetti where 25% of sales will be donated to a charity of Gaga’s choice – what a great holiday gift. I seriously can’t wait to check this out when I go back to New York for Christmas this year.
I will never say no to a party at Soho House. Plain and simple. Add in one of the most decadent stores ever (Barney’s New York) and one of the best makeup brands of all time (NARS) and there’s not even any room for negotiation. Barney’s and NARS partnered to celebrate the pre-Fall collections and guests were treated to an amazing Q&A with Francois Nars himself and Barney’s Fashion Director, Amanda Brooks.
The event was held in one of Soho House’s private rooms and we got to listen to Francois discuss his vision for the brand as well as hear Amanda discuss Fall 2011 fashion trends like rich burgundy’s, greens, teals, lady-like details and unconventional hemlines. And hint, pointy toe heels are definintely back. I’m also loving the NARS pre-Fall makeup collection (pictured above) because how amazing and rich are those colors? The blue eyeshadow is seriously intense, in a good way.
Not the best photo but NARS makeup artists where available for touch-ups and I attempted what I like to call “the starter bold lip” using NARS “Manhunt” lipstick, which I’m now obsessed with.