Monday, February 7, 2011

High Gloss in New York

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So, it’s back to the daily grind after an event-filled week in New York to celebrate the launch of High Gloss. We had a jam-packed schedule and now that we’re all back home, we have a tiny bit of time to breathe before we start going full steam ahead with issue two. I arrived on Monday afternoon and met up with Kyle and Erin at The Empire Hotel, where we would be spending our stay. Yes, it’s the same Empire that Chuck Bass owns in Gossip Girl (more Gossip Girl gossip in a bit). That evening, we went to the Rue Magazine party where we saw some familiar faces and mingled with new ones.

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Afterwards, we headed to Kelley Moore’s apartment where she hosted a beautiful dinner for the High Gloss girls. The table setting was beautiful and the colors, our signature pink and orange. The food was just as lovely as the table.

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On Tuesday, we celebrated the launch of the first issue of High Gloss! We spent a great part of the day on email, in meetings, etc and in the late afternoon, we took a little sojourn to the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman where we had our make-up done. More on that very soon! That evening, we had our launch party at the beautiful Upper Eastside home of Karen Klopp of What2WearWhere. We had the pleasure of co-hosting with ABC Carpet and Home and Tibi.

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{Photo by Sarah Winchester- Sarah also shot the “La Vie en Rose” feature in our first issue. She took several beautiful detailed shots like this one at the party. I am in love with these dining chairs. Orange and Greek key, yes please!}

{The High Gloss Team at Our Launch Party

Party Photos by Chance Yeh from Patrick McMullan}

Bryan Daslow, Paloma Contreras, Anisha Lakhani==
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{Bryan Zaslow, founder of JBC Style, me, and my friend, Anisha Lakhani, who was a tremendous help in organizing our party. Thank you, Anisha!}

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{Me in the Mackenzie dress by Elizabeth Olliver, our fabulous hostess Karen Klopp, and our entertaining contributor, Kelley Moore who went above and beyond to make the party a success.}

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{James Beard Award Winning Chef, Jason Wilson from Crush in Seattle created some beautiful and inspired bites for our fete.}

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{The ultra-chic girls from Tibi, including their head of PR, Liz Walker in the center. Thank you for co-hosting with us!}

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{Television Personalities Gigi Stone and Kimberly Guilfoyle}

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{A huge thank you to all of the bloggers who came to the party, including Ashlina of The Decorista.}

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{Jenny from Little Green Notebook and Nicole from SoHaute, both of whom are featured in our first issue.}

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{Colette from Cococozy and her friend}

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{Nick Olsen, Jamie Meares, friend, and Hanna Nation, who created the illustration in my header}

Paloma Contreras, Ashley Steen==
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{Our incredible art director, Ashley Steen and I…she works around the clock to make the magazine look as great as it does and she still manages to look like a model!}

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On Wednesday night, we went to a blogger preview party for West Elm, Williams Sonoma, and Pottery Barn. It was a lot of fun and was held in a great space at The Standard Hotel. I really loved this event and getting to see so many new items from the spring lines in person.

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{Paloma, Shannon, Dabney Lee, and Lauren at the West Elm/ Williams Sonoma Home/ Pottery Barn event.}

After the party, I joined Dabney and Lauren for dinner at Minetta Tavern in the Village where I met Jennifer Carpenter (Deb from Dexter) in the ladies’ room and feasted upon one of my favorite star sightings- Chase Crawford and Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl! I am obsessed with both Dexter and Gossip Girl, so that night was pretty awesome. Oh yeah, the food was great, too.

For more photos, check out the High Gloss Facebook page.

15 comments:

Tabitha said...

Sigh, I really need to get out more!

Looks fab, you've done a great job with the mag.

ashlina {the decorista} said...

I LOVED the event. Thank you so much for having me. So fun seeing you around NYC.
xoxo

Julie said...

So much fabulous in this post!

designstiles said...

So man stylish women (and men). You all look so beautiful. Loving Shannon's neon clutch.

J'Anns Boutique said...

Everything looks soos fab...Congrats again Paloma

The enchanted home said...

Wow looks like you had a fabulous time in the big apple! All great places and everyone looks so glam and happy! Love it all..thanks for sharing! Its nice to see the faces behind the names.

Baylor Love said...

What an AMAZING first issue!! I'm so glad you all enjoyed some sassy soirées in celebration. You all look fabulous and hope you get the chance to relax a little now. :-)

Amy R. said...

Wow, Paloma, I am living through you! Keep glamming it up for me!! What was in the pretty box at your place setting at the table?

Amy R.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

seems like you had an amazing time, so glam! You look gorgeous Paloma

Lauren said...

What kind of wine/drinking glasses are those in the pictures from the High Gloss dinner/ party? I love them!

Laura @ Let The Real World Begin said...

I adore the wallpaper on the tv wall! Any idea where Karen found it?

Averill said...

What a fantastic way to kick off an equally fantastic mag. Congrats again, Paloma!

pretty pink tulips said...

It's so fun to see the behind the scenes of the big launch. I know that in addition to being glamorous it's a whole lot of work.

Congratulations on this first big step!
xo Elizabeth

LiveLikeYou said...

The magazine is and inspiration! Congratulations!!

Ayleen said...

congrats Paloma! I have been following your blog since its inception. By the way, LOVE your black dress. It's gorgeous.

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