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April 20 2014

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5 posts tagged "Rose Bar"

The Rose Bar Gets Saucy New Uniforms, Courtesy of Cushnie et Ochs

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Cushnie et OchsThis 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.

A Night At The Kids’ Table

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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.”

Photo: Courtesy of Ford Models

Blasblog: Erin Fetherston’s Best Ever

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Ellen von Unwerth experienced a sense of relief at Erin Fetherston’s post-show bash at the Rose Bar Sunday night. “Sometimes you go to an after party for a show and you didn’t like the collection, so you feel guilty,” she said. “But not tonight. I thought Erin’s show was fantastic, and I can’t wait to tell her so.” (“Aw, that’s my girl,” the lady of the honor said when told of such lauding.) Von Unwerth wasn’t the only one eager to celebrate Fetherston’s triumph. Zoe Kravitz, Leigh Lezark, and Brittany Snow all crowded into the center tables with Champagne in hand. Caroline Sieber noted that Fetherston even had clones. “There were so many people there in cocktail dresses with fringe haircuts,” she said. “Including me.” Fetherston had booked the Ivy League to perform, causing Sarah Sophie Flicker to exclaim, “That’s why I love her so much. Two shows for the price of one.” And how did Ms. Fetherson feel about the whole thing? “My best show ever, my best party ever, and my best night ever.”

 

 

Photo: Amy Sussman / Getty Images

 

Blasblog: The Calm Before the Storm at the Rose Bar

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Last night’s sky was eerily light, like the calm before a storm about to blow into town. “Yeah, I can feel it,” Jessica Stam said, at the amfAR gala at Cipriani’s on 42nd Street. “It’s coming.” The storm, of course, was the onslaught of fashion week, which begins in earnest today. But there were a handful of people who were eager to squeeze every little moment out of the pre-collections lull, and they made a giant migration from the amfAR benefit to the Rose Bar. In one booth, Lily Donaldson, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Caroline Winberg, Doutzen Kroes, Noémie Lenoir, and Giovanna Battaglia got comfy. Yes, more than one gentleman in the club suddenly found his date less appetizing when that crew blew in—not that there wasn’t some eye candy for the girls, too. Vladimir Roitfeld, PC Valmorbida, and Marco Perego were making the most of their (relatively) free night, as well. But as is the case when one has work on the mind, most conversations revolved around the next few days: so and so’s Alexander Wang fitting, who was going to Rag & Bone the next day. “I can’t help it,” Lily Donaldson exclaimed of all the work talk. “I feel guilty!”

 

 

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

 

Blasblog: the rose bar’s rocking birthday

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“Can I have your attention, please: The Rose Bar is now officially a rock ‘n’ roll club.” With that announcement, which was made by Nur Khan, who’s been the maestro of the Gramercy Park’s swanky red-velvet lounge since it opened, the top-secret second anniversary celebration of the club began. (Not that anything in this city is that top secret: Damien, the spot’s much admired doorman, had to put more than one uninvited guest—hello, Lady Victoria Hervey—in their place.) And boy was it rowdy, the highlight being the set from Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell. In various parts of the standing-room-only crowd (and people were standing on anything, including benches, booths, cash registers, and the pool table) were the likes of Jeremy Piven, Dylan McDermott, Theodora Richards, Mick Rock, Tara Subkoff, Barbara Bush, former Calvin Klein model Freddie Ljungberg, and Jacquetta Wheeler. “I have to say, I love this crowd. And I love that so many people came out tonight—I know there were conflicting parties,” said Lou Doillon, who swung by the Prada bash but fled the fashion flock for the gig. “But me? I like to mix it up.” She wasn’t the only one. Interview‘s Christopher Bollen commented that it took him some time to remember what he was coming to the Rose Bar for: Which fashion company was doing their dinner here? Or was it a designer’s after-party? A socialite handbag launch? “Oh, that’s right. I came for the music. How novel.”

Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com