We were determined to get to it all last night.
First, we headed to midtown for a cocktail reception and screening of Sex and the City 2 at the Paris Theatre. Sponsor HP did a great job at attracting plenty of bold names--and the after party at Bergdorf Goodman, featuring tons of scrumptious Mediterranean snacks, impressed--but it didn't distract from the fact that the movie disappointed on pretty much every level.
To quote Jezebel quoting film critics, it was "insipid," "condescending," and "blatantly anti-Muslim," not to mention anti-woman, anti-love, and in its own way, anti-fashion. We were seriously depressed after the two and a half hour nightmare. (There will be more thoughts from us on the clothes tomorrow, following Steff and Cheryl's screening of the film tonight.)
After a kebab and a cocktail, it was time to move on. Unfortunately, it was too late to stop by Mulberry at Milk, which drew the crowds with Kelis, who performed one of our favorite songs, "Milkshake." (Man, we can't believe we missed this!) Those who were able to make it told us that the show was stellar, as was the preview of photographer Venetia Dearden’s new book Glastonbury – Another Stage. (The British leather goods house sponsored its publication.)
But on a night like this, there can be no regrets, so we trudged along, stopping off at Good Units under the Hudson Hotel, where VMan hosted a fabulous runway show of Scandinavian fashions. Brand featured included Bruuns Bazaar, Cheap Monday, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, and Henrik Vibskov. However, the real story of the evening was the stellar cast of models, including Maggie Rizer, Crystal Renn, Pat Cleveland, and her daughter Anna Van Ravenstein.
So, despite the particularly disappointing beginning, our night ended on a particularly high note.