Before New York Fashion Week officially kicked off the LA press team from The Shop PR flew across the country to set up their presentations for the New York buyers, editors and press for an early viewing. It was so worth it for just one night! I went to Gypsy and Samantha Wills accessories collection preview. The visual display was just beyond.
Firstly, I started off at Gypsy preview. I walked in to the studio in Tribeca and was stunned by all the mix of bright colours (such a contrast to the weather in New York at the moment) The room was filled with a gorgeous scent from Voluspa and bunches of roses. I was so distracted by the bubbly champagne and plates of hor d’oeurfs set across the side of the studio.
The collection definitely stayed true to their Southern Cali lifestyle looks. My favorite pieces were the silky progressive dye flowy numbers and drop crotch pants. It was so easy to wear and I can imagine layering print on print. The material was just to die for – the fabric was featherlight just like in the description. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them for Spring and Summer.
Here are some photos I took of the atmosphere and the collection on the racks.
My second pit stop was for Samantha Wills jewelry line presentation in a private suite at the Crosby Hotel. I personally love the hotel lobby and it is such a fashionable boutique hotel: decor is so quirky and fun yet oozes luxury. It was filled with men in perfectly cut suits, and is also a place where you can sight Emmanuelle Alt. What more can I add.
As I arrived in the suite, I felt like I hopped into a magical fairytale/an enchanted garden. Samantha’s jewelry collection were carefully placed all over the coffee table on top of wooden boxes and some bigger pieces inside the custom-made mirrored jewelry ones mixed with pink and peach coloured roses in between. She also presented her couture pieces on the mannequins to highlight their exclusivity. Her collection felt so bohemian chic and I always loved the chunky statement necklaces and bangles. It really spices up your outfit immediately. Samantha said her her interview that she would love to see her collection on celebs like Beyonce! Can’t wait.
Special thanks to Holly, Amy, The Shop PR, Gypsy for an amazing scarf and Samantha Wills for the bangle. Such a refreshing start to Fashion Week