Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Stephanie Newhouse talks Punk, Prada, Louboutin and Valentino @ the Mercer Kitchen NYC! Xx

So you may have noticed I've been a bit quiet for a week or so -
Well I've been in the Big Apple - the gorgeous isle of Manhattan
visiting my good friend Jo Jordan of Central Talent Booking
on the Upper East Side right near the Met 
- so yes we visited the Punk Chaos to Couture Show,
but more on all of that later.

This is about our meeting with the fabulous Stephanie Newhouse
who writes for and is about to undertake 
another brilliant collaboration
which we will tell you about in due course,
just watch this space ...  Xx

Jenny Palmer and Stephanie Newhouse
in the Mercer Kitchen NYC

We met in the (The Mercer) Kitchen

and chatted about The Met Ball 2013, and how
her mother-in-law the designer Lorry Newhouse attended, 
styling up her own design a beautiful white cowl neck sequin dress 
perfectly with amazing champagne spiked Louboutin's 
some fabulous Rodarte sheer leggings, and gold clutch
for that Punk Couture Edge.

Also Check our Post: Who was Punk'd at the Met Ball?
Lorry Newhouse's Louboutin's
Above: Christian Louboutin Shoes in Bergdorf Goodman's Window
on 5th Avenue right next to the Plaza - check online for Louboutin's below:

in Grenadine and Silver

 And here is Stephanie at the Mercer Kitchen
looking completely fabulous in Rolling Stones T Shirt,
Alexander McQueen razor blade raspberry suede thong bracelet iPhone Cover with Daisies
UrbanEars Headphones

Caramel Leather Prada Bag
The Furst of a Kind Skirt
and Vintage Jacket by Sartoria Attolini

 Stephanie's Rainboots - 'cos yes - it was just about to rain in NYC 
- Stephanie was truly beautifully prepared 
- are none other that Valentino.
Gorgeous huh?  
As she says - she always loves to have an excuse to wear these.

Stephanie gave me her top three unique shops around the area 
- she loves Intermix - which is right opposite the Mercer Kitchen and ...
 Kisan (above) which stocks individual French Concept Clothing
labels and beautiful jewellery, bags and nik naks 
- I loved this shop - you could spend ages exploring and looking around.

And here we are approaching Kirna Zabete at 96 Greene Street 
which stocks major labels such as

Alexander Wang, Charlotte Olympia, Jason Wu, Erdem, KZ at nine west, Lanvin
Balenciaga, Celine, Tom Binns, Christopher Kane, Victoria Beckham, Wes Gordon,
Peter Pilotto, Prabal Gurung, Giambatista Valli, Nicholas kirkwood, 3.1 philip lim

and is just gorgeous! Xx

Kirna Zabete at 96 Greene Street -
they love you to Come in Hang out ...
Play Dress Up ... Leave Looking Lovely! Xx

Here is Louis Vuitton and Stella

 What cool place would be complete without Tiffany and co!  
Now stocking the Great Gatsby Collection! Xx

and we are loving this door at 102 Greene Street near Kirna Zabete

Until next time J Xx

Gucci Cruise 2014

Take a look at Gucci Cruise 2014, for which 
Creative Director Frida Giannini has taken
 inspiration from Rio de Janeiro, and as she says is  
“A collection of all my getaway essentials, 
designed for an up and coming Jerry Hall beaming with breezy style.”
Jerry Hall by Richard Avedon

Layers are long and cool for this cross over season period 

with relaxed layers and oversized tunics. 
 There are wrap dresses with asymmetrical pleats,
the new kimono gown and 
Perforated suede bomber jackets,
 basketball inspired t shirts, maxi shorts 
alongside ultra feminine sweetheart neckline dresses.

 Photographed against a orange, purple and pink rock-techno 
South American Sunset, the whole palette of the collection
includes all the exotic colours of the area 
sand and pearl, rust and copper, through to ochre yellow, nectarine, 
nude blush, coral, passion fruit, lagoon green, kiwi and raspberry.
These shades are in ultra reflective materials - iridescent silk twill,
 all-over thermosealed crystal embroidery and woven lurex.

We are loving the liquid metallic bronze t shirts, trenches and pants, 

and sequinned shifts in shimmering gold and silver, wrap trenches
 in matt butter soft fabrics - crepe de chine, suede and cashmere.
There is fabulous draping in milk, white and bitter chocolate tones
 thru khaki, cream and sienna - take a look at the whole collection: 

There is the most beautiful paisley prints and madras stripes in bright yellow saffron, ochre and mustard, mixed with seventies rainbow stripe knitwear
with maroon and raspberry with hints of fuschia 
in prints of cascades of hearts, parasols, sailboats,
 and beach balls, worn in long dresses, 
short cropped sweaters tucked into long classic pants or short sleeve tunics 
over loose pyjama style pants:

Then belted Feminine printed dresses 
in aqua thru navy chiffon lurex 
polka dot tea dresses halterneck jumpsuits
 and a sparkling lilac sequin shift like a desert mirage ....

Bags for Cruise 2014 are in Deerskin with Bamboo closures, 
clutches with metallic laminated leather, 
cascade prints and stripes and the iconic horse bit. 

Shoes include Metallic ankle strap platform shoes,

gorgeous ribbon tie flats and wedge sandals.
There are Web-stripe leather belts, A new Marina chain necklace,
 and aviator sunglasses with Bamboo detailing.  

Until next time  J Xx