Last night, my sister and I painted the town a fierce shade of fabulous as we traipsed from SoHo to the Upper East Side. Our first stop was Piperlime, a bricks and mortar outpost of the wildly popular accessories & apparel website which has just opened on Wooster Street. It was crowded, just like everywhere else, but the line to get in moved along quickly and efficiently. I was relieved I didn't have to feign insult and indignation questioning the men in black responsible for crowd control, "Do you know who I am?" Inside there was a candy bar with only lime colored treats and a bar that was serving Zoe-tinis named in honor of the famously ubiquitous celebrity stylist/designer/reality show star Rachel Zoe who was scheduled to make an appearance later on in the evening. After Ashanti and I were loaded down with candy and cocktails, we were lucky enough to find a seat. I immediately struck up a conversation with Suma who writes her own style-savvy blog TheFashionBeautyJunkie.com. Adorned with a nose piercing and tattoos all over, I complimented her on her dress choice. And then I shared with Suma my joy designing for the often neglected and marginalized curvy goddess. She volunteered to write a little something-something about the full-figured woman, which I thought was a great idea, naturally.
SK WiLBUR with Cornelia Guest
Never one to let grass grow under my feet, Ashanti and I soon bid adieu to Suma and headed to Bloomingdale's 59th Street where my friend Cornelia Guest was appearing with her chic line of cruelty-free handbags and purses. Hanging with Cornelia and her very cute assistant Jesse was all smiles, laughs, and good times.
I had to settle for store signage.
After photos and a remedial course in "tweeting" from Ashanti, it was "kiss-kiss goodbye" to C & J and Ashanti and I braved the crowds as we made our way to master shoe craftsman Manolo Blahnik's boutique on 54th street. Cyndi Lauper was scheduled to perform, but the line to get in was BANANAS. To my dismay, I soon learned, that I needed to be on the guest list to be part of the crowd inside and not part of the outside crowd. I tried to feign the indignation and insult I did not have to summon at Piperlime, but the two causasian girls holding the clipboards and teetering in their 4 inch pumps, Blahniks probably, were not buying. So Ashanti and I walked away stylishly defeated with our heads held high straight to the subway and headed home. Now I just have to figure out for 2013 how I get onto these exclusive guest lists.
By the way, check out today's issue of USA Today. Your's truly is included on page 4 of a special Full Figured Fashion Supplement. Doesn't look like I got Fashion Star, but there's always this.