Blasblog: Only The Essentials At A La Perla Party
Back in January, during the haute couture shows, Liz Goldwyn told me that in these times of economic strife she’s only investing in the thing that means the most to her: designer lingerie. And then she added that she was working on a top secret jewelry line for a “very important fashion house,” which she would announce later this year. That led me to the somewhat obvious conclusion that the modern lady is only looking for two things in her life: good intimates and fun bling-bling. On Tuesday night, both were on offer at La Perla’s Meatpacking District outpost, where girl-about-town-turned-jewelry designer Genevieve Jones hosted a preview of her fall line. “If I could, that’s all I would wear—fancy jewelry and fancy panties,” Jones sighed. Joining her were the likes of designers Zac Posen and Elise Øverland and fellow fashion friends Sophia Hesketh, Bonnie Morrison, and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. “I didn’t expect it to be such hard work,” Jones said of her design forays. (She also does accessories; Kate Moss has been carrying a black leather tassel bag of hers for months now.) “But it’s so rewarding, and something I have a genuine passion for.” Passion was a theme: Restoin-Roitfeld said that she was returning to the scene of her own crime just by entering the store. “I was just in here before I went to Europe and spent so much money on sexy things,” she smiled.
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