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Energetic Vibing Last Night at MWN’s Spring Gathering

Ahhhh, Spring! There’s nothing like sunny days, warmer temps and longer, light-filled evenings to bring out the energetic vibe that a good get-together inspires. Spring’s MensWearNetwork gathering at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal did just that.

Last night at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal

Last night’s view after celebrating Spring at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal

With a confluence of new and returning faces in last night’s group, menswear industry executives, marketers, bloggers, designers and editors discussed new retail openings (Letter J, celebrating its first three weeks in Chelsea on West 23rd Street), new collections (Tora Clothing, an Italian-made tailored line set to launch soon), travel (Fern Mallis just back from Dubai), and, of course, plans for the summer. Expect lots of action from this group: film festivals for Vicki Vasilopoulos’ Men of the Cloth documentary; photo shoots for Kevin Stewart’s Old School Shirt Makers; garden parties for photographer Karin Kohlberg; new collection launch for Michael Arguello’s interior design company.

More news on the cusp? Ticket availabilities for Fern Talks with super model Lauren Hutton on May 14th as part of her 92Y series, Tom Mastronardi fêting the Tony Awards June 2nd at Paul Stuart and Judy Agisim prepping for a major international event for the Liceu Barcelona Opera House  June 3rd. We missed our fellow founder and hostess-with-the-mostess, Holly Adam, home sick with the flu, but we tried to include her digitally. Don’t judge, don’t laugh!

Toasting the missing Holly Adam

Toasting the missing Holly Adam, digitally

Kevin Stewart, MWN founder John Fowler, Theresa Hiner and Kim Cihlar

MWN co-founders John Fowler and Kim Cihlar fête co-founder Holly Adam, with designer Kevin Stewart and Fratelli Rossetti’s Theresa Hiner, photo bombing from behind

Fashion blogger Robert Solis humors us with the digital embrace of Holly

Fashion blogger Robert Solis humors us with our continued digital embrace of Holly

Designer Nick Graham with John Kammeier

Designer Nick Graham with John Kammeier

Joni Fiore and MWN co-founder Mary Ellen Baron

Joni Fiore and MWN co-founder Mary Ellen Baron

Fairchildren Jean Palmieri, John Aquino, Catherine Salfino and Tom Beebe with PR guru Judy Agism, second from right

Fairchildren Jean Palmieri, John Aquino, Catherine Salfino and Tom Beebe with PR guru Judy Agism, second from right

Vicki Vasilopoulos, Bill Burns and Kim

Filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos and Bill Burns, who will be kicking off Tora Clothing collection shortly

Warren Carlyle, Tom Beebe and Fern Mallis

An artsy photo of Tom Beebe with Warren Carlyle, Fern Mallis and myself

Montgomery Frasier and Ben Mindich

The perfectly patterned and coordinated Montgomery Frasier and Ben Mindich

Elaine Gross, John Fowler, Jim Bresnahan and Margo Lewis

Elaine Gross, John Fowler, Jim Bresnahan and Margo Lewis

Chiun-Kai Shih and co-founder Tom Julian

Chiun-Kai Shih and co-founder Tom Julian

Tom with newcomers Amanda Mayeux and Rustin Steib

Tom with newcomers Amanda Mayeux and Rustin Steib

Kevin Stewart checking out my Collection 13 oxidized brass railroad spike cuff for men

Kevin Stewart checking out my Collection 13 oxidized brass railroad spike cuff for men

 

 

 

Orchids, Orchids Everywhere!

I have Spring Fever so bad right now. I am more than ready for some warmth to crawl into our days here in NYC.

And since I’m going to miss our vacation to Barbados this year, at least yesterday’s trip up to the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx satiated some of my desires for a tropical atmosphere, warm, humid, lush with living proof that Mother Nature still believes in us. Had to share some of the exquisite lusciousness of nature’s handiwork, these inimitable orchids inhabiting the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory from now until April 23rd.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, transformed into a lush tropical forest

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, transformed into a lush tropical forest

Orchids everywhere on a sunny Sunday

Orchids everywhere on a sunny Sunday

Stunning, no?!

Stunning, no?!

Orchid from NYBG Orchid Show

Flora? Fauna? Both?!

Orchids

Red beards?

 

NYBG Orchid Show

So strong. 300+ of the Garden’s trees were destroyed or uprooted during Hurricane Sandy. Many were used as a design element in the show.

NYBG Orchid Show

NYBG Orchid Show

NYBG Orchid Show

NYBG Orchid Show