Ever wondered what it was like to be the star of your own fashion show? Take me to the hottest spots on the hedonistic ‘Glamour Street’.
We don’t all have the million dollar budget to splurge on designer duds and courtside seats for sporting events, but we can still jet to some of the world’s most unique venues to attract the eye of the fashionable crowd.
Designer duo Tracy Reese and Oscar de la Renta threw the style house down to New York’s Carlyle Hotel last week to launch the new Oscar de la Renta line in a fashion fest so cool you’d have to knock on doors with a thick skin to score.
The ‘Glamour Street’ party wasn’t just for the guests, it was an invite for the local Atlanta style set to head to a hangout they’d probably never had the privilege of experiencing. The hip hotel cabanas boasted food and drinks, an open bar, swing dancing, a unique DJ mix and a karaoke bar. Guests like the jewellery designer Brooke Shields brought some of their A-game in front of the bar for the evening’s star studded after-party.
Just for a taste of what it is like to be the star of the glitzy scene, here are some of the most fabulous sights you can enjoy right now.
While the country had a busy week’s events last weekend, New York and L.A respectively, to have an opportunity to see Michelle and Barack Obama up close and personal while they took to the stage for the last state dinner of their eight years of presidency had to be worth it. The president and first lady showed off their strong relationship by picking each other up and tucking into vada pavri, a sweet dip sprinkled with turmeric.
The dress code: cream, floral prints and bold colour blocking
New York, New York
Actor William Baldwin made quite the impression when he turned up with his curly and white locks tousled to ensure he captured all eyes at the South by Southwest music festival. The former Celebrity Apprentice contestant showed off his unkempt vibe by donning a chunky knit, all-around turquoise shirt with matching open-toe shoes while posing for pictures. The scruffy-chic look was worthy of a big rowdy New York bar-soiree, don’t you think?
The dress code: Isola, delts and leather tights
Flooded with Hollywood’s top talent, the sun was the defining feature of London Fashion Week’s catwalk shows. Apart from massive tents and satellite showcases set up on roof tops all over town, the hottest spot for celebs to be found was at Soho Hotel’s Roof Gardens. Although there is an option to reserve and have your name entered in a draw to nab tickets to the event, the ritzy hotel got a lot of attention by all the famous faces basking in the sun in their swimwear. Everyone from singers like Rita Ora to actresses like Ruth Wilson and Keira Knightley gravitated towards the spa-themed nightspot to indulge in a few drinks and catch up with friends. But the glitziest guests this year were indeed the trio of George Clooney, Amal Clooney and Kim Kardashian.
The dress code: Londoners are loving it with perfect matching swimming suits
Little Rock, Little Rock
Shoppers may be flocking to malls across the country to hunt for the latest must-have merchandise at the same time, but that was never true for fashionistas in Little Rock’s South River Mall. The mall had its own own pop-up store called FRAME, which brought some of the city’s top designers to create holiday-inspired outfits for those who were brave enough to brave the dress code. You’ll find offerings from the likes of Karen Vernon, Monique Lhuillier and Karla Welch at FRAME. The theme ran to all aspects of Christmas, with a bar-soiree, tree lighting, Santa Claus roaming the space and decoration displays. See you in 2018!
The dress code: Just hunt for the perfect choice of over-sized caps, sparkly coats and sexy dresses!
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