5 posts tagged "Rose Bar"
This morning, WWD broke the news that Cushnie et Ochs’ Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs have designed a limited-edition dress for the staff at the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar. “The dress we designed is the ultimate Little Black Dress—sexy, sleek, and demure,” Ochs told the trade of the frock, a second-skin sleeveless number with a cutout just below the bust. Sexy and sleek? Definitely. But we’d have to say that demure is perhaps not the right descriptor for this little number. Considering their sexed-up new threads, we’d say that the Rose Bar employees will be dressing for tips.
It’s an odd thing when nearly half a party’s honorees are not technically allowed to take part in the open bar that’s toasting them. But such was the case at the Ford Models cocktail party at the Rose Bar last night. At the evening’s outset, that younger set milled about in one corner of the room, talking among themselves. About? “We’re just like, laughing, and like, giggling about everything, really,” said Amelia Brown, 17, sporting a pouf of frizzy red hair and a sequined Alice + Olivia dress.
The giggling might be about the newfound attention—Brown has only been with Ford a month. (Veterans, like Ford’s Lakshmi Menon, pictured, took it more in stride: “This year is a little easy for me. I’m being selective, and not doing everything that comes my way. It’s a good pace.”) But while doting throngs surrounded the females, the male models shot pool in the back, unattended. “Honestly, for me, it’s a job,” said Luke Gulbranson, a Norse-looking Minnesotan said of the work. The glamour seemed to hold less sway over the guys, and, Gulbranson admitted, his runway life meets with a complicated reception in the North Star State. “I sometimes lie,” he shrugged, when asked what he tells people back home. “I say I do marketing.”