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NYC Happenings: New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2015
Only 1 more day until the biggest Fashion extravaganza takes place in New York City….Previewing looks for fall/winter 2015 kick off on Thursday, February 12th for a week. Designers will be previewing their Couture, Men’s Wear, Pre-fall, all 2015 ready-to-wear shows are just around the corner. If you cannot attend the show live Hamptons Mouthpiece will bring the live show to you to everyday.

HERE IS THE FULL FASHION WEEK CALENDAR. Check back throughout the week for new shows uploaded live and let me know which shows you are arrested in seeing.

Send Me to FW

 

My daughter and I are looking forward to seeing the Aacademy of Art, Jason Wu, Venexiana,Christian Siriano, Tracy Reese,Diane von Furstenberg,FTL Moda,Carolina Herrera,Vivienne Tam,Zac Posen….just to name a few. We will be armed with our camera equipment, and taking in as many shows as we can for the next 5 days. It will be freezing so we will have to figure out how to stay warm and be fashionable at the same time.

 

Stop back starting on Friday for our daily Fashion week diary of events and watch some live shows I will be uploading daily.

NYC Happenings: Paul’s on Time Square
Paul Nicaj and Dino Redzic know hospitality like the back of their hands and they proved just how well they know it at the grand opening party for their new restaurant “Paul’s on Time Square.” The two industry giants held a warm and welcoming event at the Hilton Garden on 42nd Street last Wednesday to celebrate their newest project, and the hotel’s featured restaurant, described as a destination for Italian fare with a global touch. FullSizeRender(2)

The party kicked off several stories up in a cozy lounge with a fireplace, tables for both communal and private seating, and an outdoor terrace. Champagne and wine was poured and complimented the extravagant spread of Italian meats and cheeses as well as an assortment of fruits and nuts.FullSizeRender(3)
The main dish was a whole baked branzino, delicately cut and served to guests whom were eager to try. The hor dourves passed included mini caprese skewers, bruschetta bites, crab cakes, and margharita pizza slices. All seemed to enjoy the food, the atmosphere, and the company.

Drawing a crowd next to the main bar was New York City’s first “SmartTender,” a revolutionary automated bartending system. Guests, myself included, were instructed on how to try the new bar toy. The touchscreen displays the list of spirit options. By touching the screen to choose, the patron then selects a mixer such as cranberry juice, pineapple juice, Coca-Cola, etc. Next, the SmartTender prompts the guest to choose an additive if preferred. Those listed were seltzer, orange bitters and lime juice, to name a few. The final step in the process is the option of adding an additional shot of alcohol and then it’s time to pour. The SmartTender registers the guests’ choices and pours a proportionally correct beverage into a glass positioned below the machine’s dispenser. Viola! A cocktail made to your liking in 30 seconds.FullSizeRender(4)

With my new “smart” made drink in hand, I made my way through the crowd and came upon Paul and Dino’s private table where they sat with, whom I presumed to be, close friends and family. I sat at a table close by and glanced in their direction noticing the plates of meatballs, shrimp cocktail, and other dishes that filled the table. Everything looked delicious and I could not refrain myself from commenting on the spread that lay out in front of them.

My remark did not go unheard and was responded to by Paul and Dino offering me to indulge in the food before them. “Please, please, eat,” I heard either Paul or Dino exclaim, pushing the plates towards me. And although I was not entirely sure which of these gentlemen made this hospitable notion towards me, I was too pleasantly surprised by the gesture to care. To the guests and myself, the event was for Paul and Dino- to celebrate the opening of “Paul’s” and their success in the industry. Yet to Paul and Dino, as it became very clear to me then, the night was for their guests and their customers, and at any time, even at their own celebration, they would make sure to show great hospitality.FullSizeRender

Photo credit: Laurain Aydinian

20130717-nyc-fundraiserNew York City Event

The First Annual Black Ivy Alumni Gala

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
6:00 p.m.
The Carlton Hotel
88 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Between 28th and 29th Streets

For the first time in history the Black Ivy Alumni League, in partnership with Columbia Business School 4A, Dartmouth BADA, Cornell CBAA, Princeton ABPA, will unite for a blow out celebrity fundraising gala.

Walk the green carpet and mingle with VIPs.
Raise money for your black alumni association, student jobs on campus and ambitious NYC high school students who don’t have PTAs with deep pockets to help them get the resources they need and deserve!

Semi-formal cocktail attire required.
Gala tickets are on sale now until July 3rd! Includes a one-hour open bar. Limited quantity available.
Gala VIP Tickets – show your Ivy Spirit, help fund even more students and jobs, meet + mingle with our VIPs, enjoy a two-hour open bar plus passed luxury hors d’oeuvres, a special VIP goody bag and skip the lines with a special VIP entrance when you reserve a Gala VIP ticket.

For more information and to RSVP, go to:

http://www.theleagueonline.org/20130717-nyc-fundraiser.php

Proceeds from the Gala will fund projects posted by teachers in NYC public schools throughdonorschoose.org, an online charity to help students who are in desperate need. Only  60% of the black students in NYC public school system will graduate high school. So we really need your help.

When you visit New York City, you want to go somewhere that gives you the entire essence of the city. The bright lights, good people and a tasty drink here and there. You are looking for somewhere that says” Welcome to New York”. This place has been found.

photo credit Yelp.com
photo credit Yelp.com

Opened in 2012, the Haven Rooftop shows exactly what New York City is about. Filled with laughter and good times, the food is something to scream about. I had the joy of going and the experience was wonderful.

photo credit Haven rooftop NYC
photo credit Haven rooftop NYC

Starting with their signature Haven Mojito along with the smoking (literally) shrimp cocktail, I was pleased with the presentation and the taste. For the main course I enjoyed the Seafood linguine which included shrimp, muscles and scallops, the linguine is lightly tossed with a buttery sauce. This dish is to die for. 00-1

If you are looking for a fun spot to hang out with friends or a significant other, than this is the place to go!!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013

Hamptons MouthPiece Readers…The New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week..starts this week and Hamptons Mouthpiece has been given permission to stream the live video of the show. So tune in everyday to see the new Fall 2013 fashions from all of your favorite Designers, like BCBGMAXAZRIA, Richard Chai, Rebecca Minkoff, Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson, Lacoste, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Nanette Lepore, Michael Kors, Vivienne Tam, Anna Sui, and more. There were so many fall lines that I loved like Diane von Furstenberg, Tracy Reese, Carolina Herrera, I especially loved the sheer elegance of the clothes,the use of color and how the clothing hugged a woman’s body. The clothes were both flirty and sexy in a very elegant way. I could see how these clothes from these designers could appeal to ages groups 20-60+. I have highlighted a few that I loved the most below…see for yourself, and let me know what you think.
Click on Video to see the video highlights of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013 Collections in New York. Listed below are some of my favorites from the week.

Michael Kors