I did my 9 to 5 then quickly ran from work to Manhasset, NY where the Americana hosted their annual Champions For Charity event and continued my work day (part 2) from 5 to 9. It’s imperative that I know what our competitive retailers are up to especially when it comes to their major events. So I went store hopping. And like a drunken bar-hopper, got happier with each stop. The fashions were tempting and the more my eyes drank in, the better everything looked.
It was fun! I treasure-hunted while I noted who the retailers used for their caterers. I people-watched as I noted the products they were drawn to. I bopped to the DJ while I took photos of all the event activations. And I met Hal Robenstein while doing my little investigation!
Hal Robenstein, Fashion Director of InStyle Magazine hosted the party at Donna Karen NY today and signed books of his “100 Unforgettable Dresses” hardcover book.
He signed mine, “Never be afraid of attempting what could prove to be unforgettable.” Great quote.
” Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet and the worlds of royalty and politics, this booked celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outreageous creations….”-Alber Elbaz I couldn’t wait to hear the fashion presentation led by Hal himself. Having to lead fashion presentations in-store myself, I always enjoy watching and learning from others.
By night’s end, I didn’t care whether I saw the front of the presentation or not. I had to sit and rest my poor heel-trapped feet. This was my view. I stared at Hal’s pant pocket chain and wondered how long ago that look fell out of style.
Here was my favorite dress of the evening worn by one of my favorite Long Island m odels, Aida who I’ve booked many times for Saks events. Gorgeous, isn’t she?
I was surprised to run into as many people that I knew as I did. After all, I’ve only been working in Long Island for a little over a year now. Yet it seems, everytime I attend a Long Island event, I inevitably run into a press contact, charity chairperson, or Saks customer when out and about. Anyways, the highlight of my night was meeting Hal. I hope to have him at our store soon!