It’s the most wonderful time of the year… New York Fashion Week is here! Since September 10, we’ve been obsessed with the Empire State and learning about the latest style trends. Even when it’s not being taken over by the fashion-forward, New York is a bustling city full of places to see and things to experience.
Have you ever thought of going to New York for Fashion Week? It’s an experience unlike any other, but it can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not familiar with Manhattan and all it has to offer. We’ve put together a little guide for our friends who are lucky enough to enjoy a Fashion Week adventure and want to experience the best New York City has to offer.
Once you’ve checked in at your hotel and you’re ready to explore, make your first stop OC61 Salon & Spa for a spray tan so you can look your best at every event. Our favorite spray tanner is in-house pro Anna Stankiewicz, whose foolproof technique and meticulous attention to detail have won her a loyal following of actresses, models and editors.
OC61 is located at 33 East 61st Street on the third floor. Book ahead of time at 212-935-6261.
Once you’ve been sprayed and pampered, head to the Voltz Clarke Gallery at 141 East 62nd Street on the second floor. For the last 15 years, Blair Clarke has filled galleries and private residences with a wide range of contemporary art. Her business model is executed through private appointments, pop up exhibitions, studio visits, artist lectures and fashion collaborations. She founded Voltz Clarke in 2002 and it was an immediate success. The exhibitions at this gallery will excite and inspire you.
New York has some of the best dining options in the world, and deciding where to have dinner can be a challenge. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy a meal at Park Avenue’s Vaucluse Restaurant. Vaucluse was designed by Meyer Davis and shows no seams between its airy French vaulting and the New York tilting. On the menu you’ll find traditional French country dishes like veal tenderloin and pate en croute, not to mention incredible desserts. The executive chef, Michael White, worked in Italy and spent a lot of time in France. He draws inspiration from his summers in Grasse, and it shows.
With all the shows, events and trunk sales that take place during Fashion Week, it’s impossible to see it all. But thanks to the new NYFW: The Shows App, you can get organized and make sure you don’t miss your must-sees. You can also attend as many shows as you want thanks to the live streaming option. Prop your feet up, sip some champagne and let the shows begin!
One name to remember? Charlotte Tilbury. The limited edition cosmetics line is coming to Bergdorf Goodman during New York Fashion Week. With makeup for every woman, no matter her age or skin tone, you won’t want to miss the Charlotte Tilbury collection. Pick up a Goddess Skin Clay Mask for when you’re relaxing in your hotel room after the day’s events.
Once you’ve been inspired by the runway-ready looks and you’re ready to shop, enlist the help of the very best. Get the app for PS Dept. and connect with our favorite personal shopper in New York, Lisa B (Lisa Safir-Barnes). You’ll find lisa at the J Crew Women’s Collection store or virtually on the app. For more style inspiration, follow her on Instagram @lisafiremarness.
The more you visit New York, the more familiar you’ll get with the neighborhood gems and must-see spots. Eventually you’ll find your own favorites, but always leave room in your schedule to explore.
If you’re in New York for Fashion Week now, make sure to catch the Camille K trunk show on Thursday, September 17! We are partnering with fashion designer, Yola Colon, to bring you a day full of fabulous fashion and jewels. We will be showing all of our latest designs, including multi gem bracelets for women, unique gold rings for women and fashion earrings for women.