This week I spent a few days in NYC with my family taking in the Christmas lights and sights. Of course on my list was heading to Barney’s to have lunch at Fred’s, check out the Jay Z collab and join the new age Santa and Mrs. Claus for a ride through a futuristic wonderland.
I ended my trip to Barneys by sitting in the sleigh which was located in the main window on Madison Avenue. Its worth checking out. -MRA
During my recent trip to London, I was walking along Bond Street and ran right into the Hermes store. The windows were not your typical Hermes windows filled with Birkin bags and silk scarves but rather they were covered in crimson draping fabric lit by oversized white neon objects such as scissors and hammers. I immediately was intrigued and of course had to stop inside. Upon entering I was met by a sweet blond Parisian girl who gave me history of the Petit h pop up designed by Studio Toogood housing items created by 6th generation Hermes family member Pascale Mussard. Mussard’s concept was to create one of a kind Hermes inspired items from deadstock leather and silk materials. This truly is the first form of chic recycling that I have witnessed.
This pop up will be hoping the pond and landing in Los Angeles sometime this Spring. Worth checking out! -MRA
This weekend the art crowd will be heading south to Miami for Art Basel. Art Basel stages the world’s premier Modern and contemporary art shows as well as hosts the best parties. The number 1 rule for dressing in Miami is to wear the exact opposite of what you see on Real Housewives of Miami. Black is acceptable to wear- Bejeweled Maxi dresses, not so much. Above I put together three easy Basel outfits! What are you wearing? If you need any help- the girls at Beckley have you covered. -KH
Look 1: Lover Lace Tee, Coated Citizens of Humanity Rockets, Eddie Borgo Large Triangle Collar, Camilla Skovgaard Lace up Bootie, and Ashlyn’d Jade Clutch
Look 2: Edith A. Miller Dress, See by Chloe Studded Bootie, and Simone Camille Clutch
Look 3: Opening Ceremony Lucky Rose Tee, Theyskens’ Theory Pastil 1 Leather Shorts, Stuart Weitzman This is Great Bootie, Simone Camille Clutch, and Eddie Borgo Safety Chain Collar
London, black tie, gown, Kensington Palace, Prince William, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and much more is all I needed to hear when I was invited to attend the Winter Whites Gala 2013 held at Kensington Palace to benefit Centrepoint charity to end youth homelessness. My husband and I immediately jumped and said “yes” to the invite. What to wear, I thought…luckily a few years back I purchased a gorgeous lace, satin and silk drop waist gown by Chanel that was sitting in my closet in Las Vegas waiting to be worn. My husband donned a new tux by Armani complete with Prada shoes. Now it was hair and make up time. I was channeling Alexa Chung for my hair and smokey eyes with a pale lip for my make up. I got ready with my glam squad in my room at the Claridges and after an hour or so (okay maybe two hours) I was ready to rock the night.
The entrance to the palace was grand and the security was high. The theme “Winter White” was well displayed through the lightly blue hued room surrounded by white, glittery branches to mimic the beauty of winter. Dinner and the live auction led by Jonathon Ross (Britian’s Jay Leno) took place in a hall of Kensington Palace where diners were set at one continuous long table. Everyone from celebrities to princesses to princes to the who’s who of the international community were seated at this table. Finally, the dinner and auction concluded and with a brisk short walk to the outdoor tent which housed the stage and lights for the acoustical performances of todays top stars was about to take place. I was ushered to my seats and quickly moved past a few of my favorite actors from Downton Abby (Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech) The night began with a live dance performance by some of the youth that has benefitted from the Centrepoint charity foundation. Followed by James Blunt, Tinie Tempah and concluded with my favorite trio of all time; Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and yes Prince William himself singing “Livin’ on a Prayer”.
All of this happened only ten feet away from me and I had to pinch myself to believe it was really happening. The night concluded with a swag bag under my chair consisting of amazing products from Dermalogica, Rodial, Harrods and much more. This trip to London tops my list of one of the best experiences of 2013! -MRA
Our Black Friday sale begins today with 40% off the entire site/store. Note the code below and check out my three fav. pieces in store right now! The sale even includes everything in our gift guide so it’s the perfect time to shop for your friends or yourself! Happy Shopping!-KH
Safety Chain Choker
reg: $375.00// Sale Price: $225.00
Jeff Denim Jacket
reg: $995.00// Sale Price: $597.00
Citizens of Humanity
Coated Racer Skinny Jeans
reg: $228.00/ Sale Price: $137.00