On Thursday, September 13th I hosted my fabulous and absolutely stunning “Luxe List NYC” event at The Strand Hotel NYC. We showcased designs from my favorite New York based luxury designers who define the “Haute Mimi Look” of Exotic Glamour: Tina Tandon, Ted Rossi, and Mods and Rockers to celebrate NYFW while guests toasted to the night in style via the amazing Top Of The Strand rooftop bar. The event was fabulous and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end fashion week in style!
The Top Of The Strand was named one of the top rooftop bars in the city by NY Mag, after I saw the breathtaking views and took in the chic ambiance I knew the event was going to be MAJOR. We hosted a chic crowd of influencers to a night of glamour with a gorgeous presentation of models wearing couture dresses from T. Tandon, my favorite jewelry from Ted Rossi and the most electrifying handbags I have seen from Mods and Rockers. As you can see from the pics it was a spectacular night and I’ve never seen anything like it before. But can you really expect anything less from us?
What really made the evening besides the stunning presentation were the little touches. We had beautiful cupcakes from I Am Cupcake Shop with our logo, they were so delicious and so pretty I didn’t even want to eat them but glad I did because they were delicious! VOGA Wines sponsored premier VOGA Sparkling wines for the event. I personally love the VOGA bottles they are so glamourous and I love displaying them at my parties and even at home on my counters.
The Strand Hotel surprised guests with a special cocktail to celebrate the event called the “Haute Mimi” a delicious blend of Acai berry liqueur, fresh lime juice and vodka, let’s just say I couldn’t just have one, they were insane. We also nibbled on canapes prepared by the chef at The Strand. We also couldn’t have done it without the support of all of the designers, The Strand Hotel, sponsors, volunteers, ushers, hair and makeup team and the gorgeous models.
Overall, everything came together so well, I think I’ll just have to do it again. It was Haute Mimi personified and it couldn’t have been hauter.
Meet The Designers Of Luxe List 2012:
After ten years of working for top design houses Christian Lacroix and Escada Tina Tandon decided to launch her own namesake label T. Tandon. The collection is effortlessly chic, elegant and glamourous and has become a favorite of New York celebs and socialites ranging from Padma Lakshmi, Jill Zarin of the New York Housewives and Stephanie Pratt to name a few. I personally love this collection because it blends the sophistication of New York with subtle hints of exotic exuberance.
Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox.. The list of Ted Rossi’s adoring celebrity fans is never-ending. The haute jewelry collection based in NYC known for exotic skin accessories encrusted with Swarovski crystals has been taking the fashion industry by storm.
The former Judith Leiber design team is reinventing the evening handbag space with Mods and Rockers an innovative collection of couture handbags that are a glamorous mix of rock and roll edge and modern sophistication.
About The Strand Hotel NYC:
Opened in 2009 as New York’s first fashion hotel, The Strand Hotel is considered an homage to the iconic fashion figures, décor and style that defined a generation and an industry. Throughout the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms are black and white vintage prints from the pages of Vogue and Vanity Fair, taken by photographers Clifford Collin, Richard Rutledge, Eduard Steichen, John Rawlings, Toni Frissel and Lusha Nelson and others. The fashion theme is continued through the guestrooms, each capturing the glamour and elegance of Old Hollywood with Bogart-style furnishings, art-deco style boudoir chairs, decadent color schemes, luxurious baths outfitted in imported slate and marble; high-end bedding and linens, and plush bathrobes and slippers. The piece de resistance is the New York City views from all 177 guestrooms; views of true New York City-scapes including legendary water towers and the Empire State building. (www.TheStrandNYC.com)
About I Am Cupcake:
I Am Cupcakes, located at 199 Main Street in Little Ferry, NJ is an upscale dessert bakery specializing in decadent gourmet cupcakes, soft chewy cookies and scrumptious brownies. I Am Cupcakes offers over 60 flavors of handcrafted cupcakes for everyday enjoyment, birthdays, weddings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties and wedding favors. Creating beautiful custom cupcake towers is their specialty. Matching colors, designs, flavors or themes to coordinate with each client’s vision for their special day is what they do best. . They pride themselves on exceptional quality and craftsmanship, no matter the size or complexity of an order. All of the products are made fresh on site, from the highest quality ingredients. They only use the freshest eggs, butter, heavy cream, quality chocolates and fresh fruits. (www.iamcupcakeshop.com)
About VOGA Italia Wines:
VOGA Italia hails from Italy, the country best known for producing some of the world’s best wine as well as its’ keen sense of style. VOGA Italia encompasses all aspects offering a collection of crisp delicious wine thoughtfully packaged in a revolutionary re-designed bottle featuring a unique resealable cap. Since the company’s inception, VOGA has earned numerous awards and accolades for their sleek and sexy glass cylindrical bottle, presentation and most importantly taste. The collection retails from $10.99 to $15.99 and includes Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Moscato, Quattro, Sparkling Pinot Grigio and Sparkling Pinot Grigio Chardonnay. VOGA is available in over 62 countries, hundreds of major cities, and can be found in thousands of the world’s trendiest bars, restaurants and shops. Wherever, whenever, if you are drinking VOGA you are drinking IN Style. (www.vogaitalia.com)
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUNNY KAM PHOTOGRAPHY & RAJESH BALASUBRAMANIAM