The Style File
Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 19:05
With the end of the year approaching, I could think of nothing better than to check out Guess’ 30 Year Anniversary party, hosted by Marie Claire Magazine. One last hurrah before long nights spent studying? I think yes.
It is always fun bringing a guest to events like this one, and since my mom was visiting from Florida, I figured she’d be the perfect “plus one.”
We arrived at the Fifth Avenue Guess store at around seven. You couldn’t miss it; music from the DJ could be heard from down the block.
We were soon greeted by the guest check-in at the front door, which was really just two beautiful models checking in guests on iPads.
The initial arrival set the tone for the entire event. Models were decked out in the 30 Year Anniversary Collection, and were positioned in different places throughout the two level store. One very lucky model was even placed on a raised platform above the DJ booth. I’m still hoping she wasn’t afraid of heights.
I hadn’t been in the party for ten minutes before I spotted something glorious: a candy bar. I’m not sure if I’ve ever moved so fast (except for that time I chased Anna Wintour down Broadway). At the candy bar, more of the event models prompted guests to pick their favorite candies for a take-away goodie bag. Fine by me, as I could have used a little sugar rush.
I hope that after an entire school year of writing for The Ticker, you guys know that I can really appreciate a well-known editor or blogger (the horror stories of snapping creepy paparazzi shots of Anna Dello Russo or Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast are a few memories I would like to suppress).
One semi-famous face I enjoyed seeing at the Guess Party was Andrew Bevan, a style features editor at Teen Vogue and infamous face seen all over the blogosphere. I think my stalker status just went up by a few embarrassing notches.
As if a party hosted by Marie Claire Magazinewas not fabulous enough, this particular party was also a shopping event, to purchase pieces from the 30 Year Anniversary Collection. Shopping and a candy bar? Someone has been reading my mind.
Although Guess clothing has never really captured my heart, they have certainly won me over in the accessory department. Cat-eye sunglasses along with perfectly constructed bags were just a few of the items I have added to my unrealistically large wish-list.
Well, Baruch, it’s been a stylish school year of events, editor stalking, and growing wish-lists. I hope you enjoyed the ranting of a fashion-obsessed journalism student, and remember: if ever there is an event boasting a candy bar, it would be in your best interest to attend.