The New York Gift Show was this week at the Jacob Javits Center. The perfect anecdote to gray January weather.
ICFF Talks is a series of free presentations featuring panels of industry leaders discussing, new introductions, materials and trends in the interior design world. Chef Daniel Boulud and designer Jeffrey Beers talked about their long collaboration that resulted in restaurants including db Moderne and db Brasserie. How cool is that?
ICFF Studio is a forum where emerging designers compete with peers by submitting market ready, producible concepts with the goal of being chosen as one of the finalists that will be profiled to 32,000 professionals attending ICFF.
There is a big launch party the night before ICFF opens that I missed because I was laser focused on seeing the opening of “Pitch Perfect 2.” And the launch party was at MOMA…. I don’t think I will be doing THAT again!
I got there first thing Monday morning and managed to cover the two expansive floors of the show.
I will definitely be attending ICFF next year and, this time, I will put the launch party date in my calendar with a black Sharpie!
The winner of the Memorial Day Giveaway 16″ x 16″ Painting is
I wore my cute black boots so I would look “good” at the gift show. I clearly had amnesia about the amount of WALKING I did there last year, up and down the aisles. Plus, the ankle deep puddles I was jumping over were clearly more suited for my Sorel Boots…
I met my college roommate in the Javits lobby. There should be a reality show about how long somebody can last at the gift show, because if there was, Ivy would win! She gets there early and leaves at 6pm every day. Impressive.
I saw Blake Lively as I was limping through the home section. I heard a recognizable voice and turned to see her ~ stunning in black leggings, chic sneakers (she was smart!) and a killer dark green Chanel tote.
I was nearing my gift show expiration date. I ran into a few other college friends (see, glad I wore the nice black boots) and a few work colleagues. I was eyeballing the taxi situation out of the corner of my eye, so it was time to go.
I am starting basic training for next year. The goal is to last one whole day, from the time Ivy arrives until the time she leaves.
Color, color and more color was in the air at the Accessories Show this week. Bright corals, pinks and neon. Some lovely neutrals and metallics too, but mostly COLOR.
Readers in bright colors (I need a lot of these….)
Adorable French totes.
next to colorful cotton scarves.
What’s an Accessories Show without lots and lots of sunglasses?
and neon tags!
My cohorts in crime, casing out the event (above). It was a fabulous way to spend a Sunday in the city. A gorgeous late summer day, but I walked round-trip from Grand Central to the Jacob Javits Center so I wouldn’t feel too guilty about being inside at the Accessories Show. My only regret is that I didn’t buy the white sunglasses for next summer…
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