Showing posts with label fashion's night out. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion's night out. Show all posts

Saturday, October 6, 2012


So, last month's FNO event at Journelle with Stella McCartney was supposed to be my high point in my fairly short blogging career, but due to my duties as a bridesmaid that weekend I was unable to attend. I realize how overdue this post is and how silly it seems to post a write-up of an even that took place a month ago. However, my dear fellow lingerista Allison Beale generously wrote an amazing review of the event and some key points of the new Stella collection, AND she took some incredible photos. So here y'all are. Enjoy!

I have to be honest, there are few words that get me up and out the door (quickly, mind you) like “Stella McCartney event at Journelle”. That little sentence made braving the high-heeled hordes that typically takeover Soho on Fashion’s Night Out more than worth it.

Well, that sentence and the fact my lingerie partner-in-crime, Esther, asked me to cover the event. I mean, how could I say no?

I’m not sure there’s anyone out there who is a bigger fan of Stella McCartney lingerie. (If there is, please keep it to yourself. I want to win this one.) Aside from being the daughter of rock royalty, the woman is a genius. Her eponymous line is known for ultra-flattering long-line bustiers, come-hither demi bras, high waisted panties, low-slung bikinis and lace, lace, lace! With each piece more exquisite than the next you can’t help but feel it was made with love, and created just. for. you. (Perhaps you remember mine + Esther’s borderline unhealthy obsession with the Irene Gardening bustier summer 2011?)  For FNO, Journelle was debuting McCartney’s new, eco-minded, sliiiiiightly more budget conscious but ever-so-stylish line “Stella” to a small—read VIP—crowd.

The event had all of the makings of a great night. First off, there was an ever-so-slight chill in the air, so naturally I needed my leather jacket. Then, when I walked in to the shop the DJ was spinning Temper Trap's ‘Sweet Disposition’—an epic entrance/exit song). With the stage set, of course the first person I saw upon entering was my favorite shopgirl Carrie. Finally, there was the lingerie…

Stella” may trend as a more basic line but the seductive shapes (balconnet, plunge, molded underwire, strapless + supernatural) and styles of python, lace and interesting tonal textures are anything but. Though the collection is meant for everyday wear (it’s promoted as one of the lightest + most invisible collections on the market), Stella—in its styling—is every bit as luxe, romantic and fashion forward as its sister brand. I should know as between cocktails and lingerie gos' I managed to inspect each piece from the new collection.

Here are a few informative gems about Stella: 
  1. There’s an eco-friendly element to the collection, which is made of French Calais lace + silk with organic cotton gussets and recycled metal hardware. So now you can go green even with your lingerie. 
  2. Stella’s secondary focus is on comfort (let’s assume primary is on style). The bra cups come in 8MM foam making them 25% lighter than your average bra. Hello lightweight lingerie! And all the pieces are incredibly soft. I’m not usually a big fan of comfort in fashion, but I think Ms. McCartney is about to change my mind.
My hands-down favorite is the Stella Plunge bra in nude + black lace that promises to be as comfortable as it is sexy. (Try as I might I cannot get enough lace in my lingerie drawer.) 

And while we’re at it, I’ve never been one to turn down Stella’s signature Leopard print so why start now?

For layering, and yes, I guess for sleeping, the Stella chemise in Python print will be my new go-to item.

It should be mentioned here that the gals at Journelle really know how to throw an event complete with a killer soundtrack (‘Private Eyes’ mixing in with a little Outkast and MJ for good measure) and delicious cocktails. For the truly ambitious there was an Instagram contest with the winner taking home a sick goodie bag of—what else—Stella. Now, I am usually a pretty voracious ‘grammer BUT it just so happens that Journelle is the only place in the city where Verizon goes on strike. At least on my iPhone. Thanksverymuchforthatbytheway. So no [free] Stella for me.

However, I will be back for this little number. It’s the Stella McCartney Cherie Sneezing (yes, sneezing) in fuchsia, available in October. Maybe I’ll Instagram that. (Kidding.)

 Puzzle pins from Stella McCartney's Winter 2012 Campaign

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All photos courtesy of Allison Beale.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FNO Giveaway: Stella McCartney Tourist Knickers!

GUYSSSS, Fashion's Night Out is right around the corner! I know you're all busy preparing, so I'll make this quick:

Journelle is offering up a pair of these adorbs Stella McCartney Tourist Knickers ($45 value) to one lucky Pretty Little Underthings reader. Want to enter? Head over to Facebook and I'll pick a lucky winner at random by Thursday September 6th at 5pm. (It's a speedy giveaway this time!)

Not a PLU fan on Facebook? Just hit 'Like' and you can enter to win. Good luck! xo

image via Journelle

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fashion's Night Out 2012: The Only Place You Need to Be

Alright kids, Fashion's Night Out 2012 is looming upon us. After we're back from Labor Day weekend, September 6th be here before we know it. So while you're making your plans on which parties to hop to and fro, here's really the only one you need to go to so you can prioritize your schedules.

Yes, it's true! Journelle is hostin' a little party at their Union Square location for all of ya'll with Stella McCartney's team. One of my favorite lingerie lines + my favorite boutique = a match made in FNO heaven!

You'll be there to fĂȘte the launch of Stella McCartney's new basics collection with refreshments and nibbles, and pre-order items that will arrive later in the season. If you purchase some Stella, you'll get a pair of tourist knickers (while supplies last) AND there'll be an awesome-sounding gift bag with a Stella chemise, perfume set and Falabella wristlet (valued at over $700).
Stella McCartney Tourist Knickers!

So save this invitation below and mark your calendars—Stella McCartney's new basics lingerie line is coming to town in style. I can't wait to see it! 

And for those who won't be able to make it to FNO or don't live in NYC, stay tuned on PLU for a chance to win a pair of the Tourist Knickers, courtesy of Journelle!

All images courtesy of Journelle.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion's Night Out at Journelle!

I stopped by Journelle on Friday night for Fashion's Night Out and I just have to say, "WOW." I got to see the designs of ARI DEIN, Zinke Intimates, and Brulee Lingerie and their pieces are absolutely stunning in person.

My favorites:
Zinke's Wanderlust Bralet and Panty (top left in amethyst) and Poe Bralet and Panty (bottom left in black)

Brulee's Classic Collection Soft Bra in jersey trimmed in silk satin

and the Boyfriend Nightshirt!
ARI DEIN's luxurious collection had the most intricate detail and I fell in love with the Petit Mort high-waisted knickers with an incredible button down side. At $255 a pop, I guess I'd better somehow become un-single so a special someone can buy them for me! 

I would die for Boxwood Floral Demi Robe too. It has a beautiful print, an adorable hood and I'd just want to lounge around my apartment all weekend in it.

Her Boutique Hotel Chemise in Peacock is going to be worn by Blair on Gossip Girl in an upcoming episode, so be on the lookout for that! 

Seeing her collection in person was very special and lovely to see such a high level of quality from such a young designer. I'm hopefully going to be doing a little interview with her soon as well, I can't wait!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fashion's Night Out is... Tonight!

I'm so excited to go to Journelle tonight for Fashion's Night Out! I'm looking forward to meeting the amazing designers behind Brulee, Ari Dein and Zinke. Ari Dein's Twitter said they created a line exclusively for Journelle, so I hope we get to see it tomorrow! I'll take some photos and post them here, so make sure you visit back on Monday for the update.

Have a happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fashion's Night Out NYC!

Fashion's Night Out is tomorrow! Do you have your plans set yet? My favorite lingerie boutique, Journelle, is having an event with the designers of Brulee, Ari Dein, and Zinke. You can meet the designers, nosh on some delicious bites and participate in a scavenger hunt to win a young designer wardrobe valued at $500!
Email the Journelle team to reserve your spot:
Journelle NYC, 2 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003.

If you can't get to Journelle on time, Luscious NYC is also having an event with a preview of Jenna Leigh Lingerie's fall collection! Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a 15% discount for attendees. Get there from 6-11pm.
Luscious NYC, 4 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012.