It’s That Time Again: NY Fashion Week AND My Lovely Dutch Buddy Emilie Sobels, of is in Town!


So it’s that time again……

Yes kids, it’s that time of year. By the second week of every September that rolls around, New York City reaches a standstill – well, at least the traffic does. The rest of  City itself actually buzzes with anticipation and heightened tension, like a growing balloon, which finally bursts on September 8th with Anna Wintour’s/ Vogue (but really, who are we kidding here, it’s all Anna) kick-off annual late night, fashion event: Fashion’s Night Out (or how it has come to be known: FNO). For those who don’t know, it’s basically a night of late night shopping “to boost the economy” (ok, riiiight) where stores from Downtown to Uptown put on a sparkling show for the masses. And there are MASSES. It can be quite a shit-show, especially in SoHo where it is already normally hard to walk, but even though it sounds like I am giving this night a hard time, it’s a night of free booze and yes, a certain glamour, and I will admit that I had fun last year and I certainly had fun this year.

Ports 1961

Men's Spring 2012

Men's Spring 2012



This year I got my act together and went to Ports 1961‘s private party in the Meatpacking District because my beautiful friend Aly hooked me up! If you have never been to Ports 1961, you should – but it is for the office-chic of us: [#verytailored #tweed #cleanlines #pencilskirts] They have the most beautiful store, located on the corner of Gansevoort Street and Ninth Avenue. It has three levels and a beautiful rooftop that overlooks the famous cobble stone Square (do we have Squares in the US?) of the Meatpacking district.


(Right to Left) Emilie Sobels, and me, Andrea Fiona Pagliai. (I don't know why I am so serious?! I was really having fun!)

United Nude Booties.

I wore a CoSTUME National shirt (a recent birthday present from my lovely friend Nicole, who is a great promotor of the see-through instead of cleavage look), a skirt by Hong Kong designer b + a b (which I think is very Michael Jackson-chic), a vintage Van Cleef & Arpels necklace (which I found at Chelsea Girl Couture – I think they have since changed their name to just Chelsea Girl), my own bracelet, earrings and rings, a vintage Chanel bag, and finally, someverrrrrry comfortable booties by Dutch brand United Nude (I had to represent for my Dutch buddy who you will hear about in one sec!). (I believe they just opened a store in Nolita). And thus that completes my outfit. Woah, that was windy, I’m almost out of breath.

We had fun: 

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But the party was very fun and hosted a very cool and, of course, fashionable crowd. Look at my friends:

(Left to Right) Emilie Sobels, Zach "Bayber" Stevens, myself.

(Left to Right) Emilie Sobels, Beryl Liebowitz.



I mean, I had to show my darling friend, Emilie Sobels (pictured above) a good time! Emilie is one of my favorite Dutchies and the Fashion Director of one of the leading (and coolest) online fashion community start-ups, based out of Amsterdam. Basically, she “loves” (you’ll get this reference if you check out the site, hint hint) things for a living. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Fashiolista Blog, where you can also check out her coverage of Fashion’s Night Out 2011 and all her Spring 2012 // Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Coverage.  

Then, after this party we hopped over (actually, we trekked over: Cabs were super hard to catch!) to the Blind Barber for some late night FNO activities. This was the party:

Alas, there was no kissing booth when we got there. 😦

Ok, I will leave you for now. Keep checking in for more Fashion Week activities!



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