Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts


Kirna Zabete & The Vintage Contessa May 17th

Kirna Zabete and The Vintage Contessa invite you.... join us for a Mother Daughter tea, book reading and vintage Chanel & vintage Hermes trunk show on May 17th at the Kirna Zabete New York City Store. The event will be held from 11am to 2pm. We can't wait to see you there!


Supporting The Gordon Parks Foundation

First stop in New York is The Plaza Hotel for The Gordon Parks Foundation Dinner and Auction.  For the event I wore David Peck and an Hermes Clutch.

Vintage Contessa and Rita Shukhman of Dolce & Gabbana

Rita Shukhman of Dolce & Gabbana
And The Vintage Contessa

Peter Beard at Gordon Parks Foundation

Peter Beard, Honoree

Lauren Hutton, Fashion Icon

David Peck skirt and Hermes Clutch

Calvin Klein announcing Donna Karan

Tommy Hilfiger announcing Swizz Beats

The Vintage Contessa and Rita Shukhman

Karlie Kloss and Donna Karan

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New York, New York!

Landed in New York  and already so much to do and see...
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Fall is for FUR

The Vintage Contessa shares her favorite Fall trend...
Falls Fabulous Favorite is Fur

One of the fabulous flavors this Fall is FUR. Many utterly glamorous style icons have sported their favorite version of the time tested favorite.

Jackie O

Sophia Loren

Marilyn Monroe

Bridget Bardot

Carrie Bradshaw

Jane Birkin


The Vintage Contessa's New York Adventures Continued...

The Vintage Contessa shares more of her favorite NYC shopping spots
Our second day of adventures continued with the habitual yet never monotonous pilgrimage to Barneys. Beginning with a predictable yet fabulous lunch at Freds, I just missed the ever so stylish Olsen Twins who reportedly flirted with my handsome husband and our darling French friend Frederic while I unknowingly shopped downstairs. We wrapped up lunch with the purchase of a basic black knee length pencil skirt to go with my new colorful Vintage finds and an edgy yet comfy pair of black jeans that look like leather from Rag and Bone. The handbag department had wonderful eye candy including personalized Goyard Trunks, an incredible Celine Sheering bag and the vintage style Fendi baguette.

The afternoon continued with vintage shopping at Resurrection at 217 Mott. I found the most amazing pieces by Halston, YSL and Blass. Specifically, I fell in love with a Bill Blass Bordeaux Caftan.

The yummy store across the street (Only Hearts) had the most amazing sassy vintage pink feather like bolero in the window that seemed to be like a puppy wagging its tail at me, saying “buy me”. Of course, I succumbed. 

Then last but certainly not least, I stumbled upon Patricia Field’s NoHo sanctuary.

The New York stylist from Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Devil Wears Prada created so many over the top looks with pairings that seemed on the verge of seeming laughable. In time, however, her style influenced our daily choices to the point that the Sex and the City star’s wardrobes almost created a cult like following. The iconic Carrie necklace will always be engrained in my head.

My favorite piece, however, that made it back to Houston, was the playful Tom Wood Eiffel Tower bag that Carrie held while waiting with Big and all their Louis Vuitton Luggage in front of their Uptown Apartment. 


New York City Summer Style

The Vintage Contessa runs off to New York City to enjoy some fabulous Summer shopping and experiences a QUEEN-sized let down!

After a few days home to pack and unpack we were off for our final summer 2011 journey to New York City.

After a short trip to American Doll, inspired by all the fun outfits and accessories for Bella’s miniature friends, we ran by Henri Bendell and were so drawn in by the front window, I just had to go see what was inside. They showcased a whimsical drawing of a NYC building with packages, perfume, jewelry and handbags that no fashion loving woman with any time on her hands could actually pass up. So, as fate would have it, I picked up a great leopard scarf (hip for fall) and a fun feather headband (one of the fall must haves). I have just fallen in love with all the young girls wearing the quirky feathers in their hear, however, this seemed like a more grown up yet still very whimsical way to grasp a fashion trend for less than $50… The interior displays were over the top, literally with Marie Antoinette styled mannequins that rivaled a movie set. It took me back to our amazing trip to her village of homes at Versaille last summer. I enclosed a copy of one of our fun outings photographed by our dear friend, Julianna Franco. (connect to her webite).

Back to NYC, after rushing off in a cab to catch one of the final days of the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the MET (, we were shut down and told the exhibit was closed EARLY. The line wrapped around the entire building with hundreds of people waiting in some of the more fashionable styles I had seen during my day in NYC. I felt like I was living the lines of a cliché song… a little too little, a little too late…