Fashion Week is upon us, Scenesters! And though its official start is today, the unofficial launch party took place last night, at Pier 57, where crowds gathered to celebrate Prabal Gurung‘s collection for Target with a carnival-themed party. Carousels, stilt walkers, cotton candy, fortune tellers, concerts, endless games and food trucks—to say the party was over-the-top would be an understatement.
World Humanitarian Day
“Who doesn’t love World Humanitarian Day?” actress Julia Stiles asked rhetorically as we rubbed shoulders with VIPs in a roped-off, sequestered area of the United Nations. (Though it’s not as if there is some area of the UN that is not sequestered or roped-off.) We were mingling in the small atrium before being filed in to the General Assembly, where we were to watch none other than Beyoncé perform and shoot a video for her song, “I Was Here,” the official song for WHDay, August 19th.
Ms. Stiles told us that she and her friend had plans to celebrate the important day in their own way.
As Seen in SCENE
When ACME restaurant shuttered its doors for a full renovation by orders of its new owners, past patrons of the former grubby Cajun eatery went into a tailspin. What would happen to their beloved menu of chicken wings and fried everything, complemented by a wall of assorted hot sauces?
When the New Nordic eatery, which consists of a main restaurant on the top level and a lounge and sitting area downstairs, re-opened its doors for a VIP friends and family tasting last December, only glimpses of the former venue could be found. Co-owner Jean-Marc Houmard says while they did a “gut renovation” on the place after taking over the lease in April of 2011, “the walls had history and we tried to keep that feeling of a lived-in restaurant with all the imperfections that give a good space its personality.”
And ACME is not a restaurant short on personality, especially in its decor. With an imaginative atmosphere that’s high on variety and low on precision, the art darlings of New York City and beyond have been flocking to the venue for dinner and late nights since before the restaurant’s official opening.
As Seen in SCENE
Fashion Week started with a pill: a giant, 500mg capsule. I am not sure what it did exactly, but seeing as the factory of Christian Louboutin created it, I can only imagine that when it hit me, the rush amped up my next two weeks. I wasn’t actually popping uppers. The “pill” was a Louboutin Read More