This week temps dipped a bit, but that didn’t stop partiers from putting on their best spring impressions. Posers were Patrickmcmullaned at top spots like the The Ace Hotel, for Ruffian’s party and the Hotel Griffou for the launch of the new fashion brand Porcelain for which Sting showed faced. Other faces from a week of parties after the jump.
Fresh Face: Candice Swanepoel Event: Victoria’s Secret Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the Swim Catalogue Venue: Trousdale, Los Angeles Notable Attendees: Paris Hilton, Miranda Kerr, Kat Von D. Look: Veronica Lake curls get extra points for standing up against LA humidity. Recommendation: Curls are just curls, but they get the Veronica Lake treatment with the side part. Get the curls to stay frizz-free with a moisture barrier finisher like John Freida Frizz-Ease Style Moisture Barrier Hairspray.
Fresh Face: Olivia Ma Corwin Event: Porcelain Launches in New York Venue: Hotel Griffou Notable Attendees: Trudie Styler, Amy Sacco, Arden Wohl, Genevieve Jones. Look: I’m obsessed with these how these braids bring a beachy look to an overall fancy get up. Recommendation: Oh, I have no idea how to get these braids. I’ve tried to french my own hair when that bang-braid was big last summer. I suck at it. But if you’re decent enough, I’d suggest a nice texturizing creme to make your hair more pliable. We here at BlackBook happen to be major consumers of Sebastian Microweb Fiber Flexible Elastic Texturizer. Work into hair before you attempt such a feat- and good luck.
Fresh Face: Kelley Hoffman Event: Olivia Palermo and Roberta Freymann Celebrate the Launch of their necklace collection. Venue: Roberta Freymann Notable Attendees: Olivia Palermo, Kipton Cronkite, Jack Bryant. Look: Hoffman, usually seen with a heavy fringe, gets all springy with a sleek top knot. Recommendation: Gather dirty hair (second-day hair sounds so much more polite) into a haphazard top bun and keep the bangs slicked with a bit of strong-hold pomade like Umi Sitewax Styling Pomade.
Fresh Face: Atarah Valentine, Jacob Troy, Anne Koch, Gavin Mcleod Event: Ruffian for Threads & Heirs launch hosted by Macy’s & Paper Magazine. Venue: The Ace Hotel Notable Attendees: Irena Shayk, Heidi Lindgren, Jessica White. Look: Four examples of how not to look contrived in nighttime headwear. Recommendation: Whether you’re in all black, or matching your floppy 80’s head scarf with your skirt, get playful with your toppers.