When you hear the name Serena Williams you’re probably think 3 time consecutive US Open champ, Queen of the court, rockin the racquet. Well last night she and many other stars stepped out in support of her Signature Statement Collection with HSN. That’s right she can add fashion designer to her resume. Even Anna Wintour pulled out an accessory we don’t see all that often…her smile which certainly lit up Style 360 at New York Fashion Week. The post celebration was held at Level R in The Empire Hotel where Perez Hilton, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, Jill and Bobby Zarin and Tinsley Mortimer enjoyedL’Alpina water bottles while posing for pics. I had an absolute fabulous time hanging with Ashley White from Bravo’s Princesses of Long Island and Huff Post’s Tom Murro who I mingled with at the shindig. #YouvebeenVALidated!
I spent my weekend rubbing elbows with the movers and shakers in Manhattan for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The hot spot was most definitely the GBK Lounge located on the 2nd floor of The Empire Hotel. The gifting suite was filled with brands that embraced me with open arms and shared their fabulous product lines with celebs that came by in between shows. Each company had a unique tie into the fashion world. Pilot Pen and Nicholas K collaborated on a dress that was literally made from pens. Hard Candy was on site with their beauty team touching up talent and Michael Todd True Organics was giving away the tool to clear skin. What really resonated with me was that Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was present and educating guests on the important work that they do. EMK Beverly Hills provided botanical placental skin care products while Cynthia Gale and Jane Basch jewelry showcased their unique jewelry designs. Skinny & Co was giving out their multi purpose coconut oil which you can either eat or use as a face mask. Talk about fun right!!! I just want to give one more shout out to the partnership between Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation and Keysocks.com. Keysocks has created special angel socks to benefit the foundation and they are the only no show knee high socks on the market. GBK YouvebeenVALidated!