Ann Caruso's Fashionable Week: Lunch with Roberta Armani, Kenneth Cole Launch and Hello Kitty Preview

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Celebrity stylist and fashion consultant Ann Caruso will be blogging about the many stylish events and appointments she attends. Caruso has an illustrious career working for magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle as well as luxury brands. This week, she attended a Roberta Armani Luncheon, the launch of “American Beauty” hosted by Tod's and Vogue, a Hello Kitty preview, and so much more!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Morning: Bochic and Miriam Salat Fall 2012 Collections

I went to go see Bochic and Miriam Salat’s Fall collections. The collections are very glam boho chic. The jewelry has become popular on the Red Carpet. And, one of the celeb fans is Lady Gaga, who has been spotted wearing the Glamour Earrings from Miriam Salat. Miriam studied anthropology prior to becoming a jewelry designer and loves to incorporate her travels into her design process. The Fall collection was inspired by a visit to the Manus tribe; a Stone Age tribe, who live in the forest of New Guinea, survive off the land, do not utilize metal, and live in high tree housing. To reach the tribe, she chartered a private plane and hiked for days. During her time with the tribe, she wore traditional garb, lived in a hut the tribeswomen built her, and participated in their daily life. Therefore, she incorporated elements of nature, fashion, and animal motifs into the Fall collection. Miriam co-designs Bochic with David Aaron Joseph. Bochic has been spotted on Kate Beckinsale, Viola Davis, and Jessica Chastain this past Award Season.

Afternoon: Luncheon hosted by Roberta Armani in celebration of the reopening of the Giorgio Armani Madison Avenue boutique

I attended a luncheon hosted by the beautiful Roberta Armani celebrating the reopening of the Giorgio Armani flagship boutique on Madison Avenue and 65th Street. The boutique was amazing! The décor included Marmorino textured walls, rugs, and of course gorgeous Armani Casa furniture. The new, redesigned space introduced a second-floor shoe salon, and dedicated spaces to Giorgio Armani Made to Measure and the Armani Prive line.

In attendance were: Graziano de Boni, Ellen Niven, Gil Cueto, Peggy Siegel, Zani Gugelmann, Jennifer Creel, Catherine Colley, Olivia Chantecaille, Milly de Cabrol, Blandy Coty, Tasha Green, Amanda Ross, Alixe Laughlin and Christine Erpf.

Evening: Launch of Kenneth Cole Collection

Kenneth Cole launched a new design concept, the Kenneth Cole Collection, which is a new, higher end clothing and accessory line available in stores in July. They sent me this incredible clutch, that goes along with the oversized clutch trend. I love it, because I can fit my iPad, all of my business folders, and still look chic at the same time!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Reed Krakoff Fall 2012 Accessory Preview

I stopped by the Reed Krakoff Fall 2012 Accessory Preview. I loved all the colors and saw their new IT bag for Fall. It’s called the Gym Tote, a tote with a stripe down the center. So chic! His signature Boxer bag with the buckles gets updated in a bright pink color, which is so fab. They also have this multi-colored crocodile bag called the Mini Atlantque, which I’m so in love with!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Morning: Hello Kitty Preview

Hello Kitty invaded New York City and I went to visit their Hello Kitty Suite. You can have anything Hello Kitty from a fully loaded kitchen, to a bathroom collection, a golf set, roller skates, a sewing machine, to KISS for Hello Kitty T-shirts! Vans, Hanky Panky, and even Sephora and Swarovski have gotten in on the Hello Kitty craze.

Evening: TOD'S and Vogue host the launch of Claiborne Swanson Frank’s book, “American Beauty”

Vogue and Tod’s hosted a celebration for photographer and ex-Vogue assistant, Claiborne Swanson Frank and her new book, “American Beauty.”  The book, published by Assouline, includes 100 portraits of women, such as Lily Aldridge, Lauren Bush, Aerin Lauder, Lauren Santo Domingo, Amanda Brooks, Georgina Bloomberg, Celerie Kemble, and Elettra Wiedemann. Photos from the book were projected on screens throughout the event, while one of the beauties from the book, Solange Knowles deejayed!

In attendance were: Anna Wintour, Ivan Shaw, Lauren Santo Domingo, Martine Assouline, Prosper Assouline, Lauren Bush, Kelly Rutherford, Monique Péan, Elettra Wiedemann, Lily Aldridge, Jessica Stam, Allison Aston, Michelle Ochs, Carly Cushnie, Alexis Traina, Bonnie Morrison, Alexandra Lind Rose, Christian Cota, Dr. Lisa Airan, Ashley Wick, Christian Leone, Vanessa Getty, Fernanda Niven, Alvin Valley, Peter Davis, and Mimi Crume Sterling.