If it's one thing I try to never miss, it's any of Vogue's Blogger Network events. I love networking with the select group of bloggers Vogue works with, as well as being introduced to and reunited with sponsoring brands. The Vogue team is such a friendly and personable group to be around, so it's always a fun, fashionable reunion during these events!
The latest event was Vogue's Holiday Affair, which was held on December 8th at Bouley Botanical at 218 Church Street. Chef David Bouley's event space features a test kitchen and fresh herbs grown on site, resulting in an amazing aroma of food. Of the small plates being served, some of my favorites were the Chatham Day Boat Lobster, Slow Braised Kobe Style Beef Cheeks and Grilled Marinated Duck.
Among the featured brands were Hudson Jeans, previewing their Spring 2015 collection, including chambray tops and jeans in super skinny and flair styles.
Garnier Fructis hosted a braid bar, in which I opted for a voluminous, braided chignon. The two new products Garnier Fructis introduced to me is perfect for my hair and this winter weather: the new De-Constructed Texture Tease dry touch finish spray and Marvelous Oil Deep Nourish hair elixir.
Vera Bradley showcased their new quilted leather collection, available in magenta, taupe and black in tote, satchel, backpack and crossbody styles, as well as wallets and wristlets. This collection is perfect for going from the office to an evening out.
Simon featured holiday gift picks, gifting blogger attendees with a Rebecca Minkoff pouch and Simon gift card. Some of the Simon Malls in the NYC area include Roosevelt Field, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and The Westchester.
Desert Rose by Ne'emah quickly became my favorite new fragrance for the season, with a mix of citrus /fruity, floral and woody notes. Lookout for it when it becomes available in the U.S. this spring!
Before the evening ended I indulged in trying on Blackglama's luxurious black mink fur coats.
Thank you to the Vogue team and all the sponsored brands!
- Kim Weling