The hundredth anniversary of Palm Beach? The fifth anniversary for antique jewelry boutique, House of Lavande? And one private beach front property? For House of Lavande’s owner, Tracy Smith, all this equaled a spectacular reason to celebrate. The lauded vintage jewelery connoisseur opened her home in Palm Beach’s North End to a chic crowd of New Yorkers. Among the hand selected group of sixty guests were medialites Amanda Hearst, Becka Diamond, Andrew Bevan, Luigi Tadini and Mickey Boardman, as well as designer Chris Benz and stylist Mary Alice Stevenson.
We wish you could have been there too, but we took the liberty of attending on your behalf. While we struggled to interpret the dress code, which called for “modern vintage,” others didn’t. Guests were draped in everything from Michael Kors corduroy suits to vintage Vivienne Westwood. See ow they complemented their wardrobe with Smith’s expertly chosen House of Lavande pieces.
**All photos courtesy of the Billy Farrell Agency.
Sugar and spice, and all that’s nice, that’s what Elise Øverland‘s girls are made of.
It was no surprise to see plenty of leather on Øverland’s runway for her Spring/Summer 2010 show–she’s known for her bad ass leather shells and minis. But for spring she softened her tough black leather tops, shorts, dresses and jumpsuits with white lace blouses, and flowy short silk skirts and dresses in vivid blues and chartreuse. Øverland’s tiered mini dresses, in lace, in leather, in soft gray prints, in shades of blue silk with caplets, were the most successful.
More surprising than Øverland’s relatively sparing use of leather for her spring collection, was model Hahn-Bin, a renowned Korean violinist who walked down the runway in a tiered leather skirt, royal blue silk top, while playing his violin. At the end of the runway he stopped for longer than the usual beat models give photographers to get their shot, finished his song to the applause of a front row that included Nicky Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Amanda Hearst and other assorted socialites, and walked back down the runway like any other model.