Friday, May 15, 2009
above: photo of me, Phillip Lim and friends at the APEX event
My husband just joined the board of APEX, a wonderful nonprofit in New York providing mentoring and educational services to inner city Asian American youth. This week, the organization hosted its annual fundraiser gala at the Rubin Art Museum and among the honorees were designer Phillip Lim, chef David Chang and illustrator Kam Mak. I was really impressed with how humble Phillip was, even telling a friend that he was more nervous accepting the APEX award that night than he was receiving the CFDA award! Despite the recession, WWD reported this week that 3.1 Phillip Lim will expand to include swimwear and shoes. When I asked about his next collaboration, he told me he's working on the Six Scents perfume project.
Hope you enjoy the weekend... And enjoy these weekend links!
Brigadeiro subconsciously channels Ashley Olsen's December '08 Elle UK cover with her Stella McCartney wedges and her Burberry coat... [via Brigadeiro]
The darling girls of Sugar Rock Catwalk checked out the Devi Kroell sample sale in New York, and lived to tell about it. [via Sugar Rock Catwalk]
Enter to win a set of adorable jelly bracelets courtesy of Chick Downtown from the fabulous MizzJ of Being High Maintenance, Not Bitchy (I know- great blog name!) [via Being High Maintenance]
If you are just catching up on Dream Sequins, pull up a chair and grab a cup of tea with me! I drooled with the ladies over Spock (played by Zachary Pinto) in the new Star Trek movie; interviewed the lovely Melissa Coker of sweet but edgy label, Wren; and got the skinny on "it Brit" designers from Brittique owner, Nicole Bremner. I also posted my first giveaway, a collection of amazing gifts to celebrate my 100th post: click here to enter now!
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair kicks off in New York this weekend, but events are already underway. Check the website for more details. [via ICFF website]
Archetype Showroom, which showcases emerging designers, including April 77, Corpus, Fremont, Quail and Eskell will be hosting a sample sale through Saturday May 16th. [via Racked]
I love the Olsen twins a lot more than I should, and their fashion forward line, Elizabeth and James is hosting a sample sale in New York with another contemporary label, LaROK. Through Sunday May 17th. [via nitrolicious]