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Domino + J.Crew = Uber Chic Party

by habituallychic

10 . 23 . 08

Domino magazine hosted a private little soiree last night at the new J.Crew Collection boutique at 79th and Madison to honor their November 2008 cover girl and J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons and the launch of their new Domino Book of Decorating. I can honestly say that it was bananas! (I already miss Rachel Zoe!) The store is beyond chic with vintage art and books mingled among the Collection clothes and accessories. The dressing rooms are painted grey and pink and the store even has an amazing Serge Mouille chandelier!

The guests were also chic and cool. Jenna Lyons set the tone in a fabulous gold dress and grey tights with multiple necklaces. She held court with the Chairman & CEO Mickey Drexler, who I am sad to say I didn’t get to meet. I wanted to ask him if a home line is in the works! Katie Lee Joel caused quite a stir when she arrived in wool hot pants, tights and 5 inch heels…and on the coldest day of the year no less! She’s makes me never want to eat again! Anyway, super sibling blogging duo Hollister and Porter Hovey were also in attendance, as was the always dapper John Derain. Fashion designer Chris Benz made an appearance too. He used to work for J.Crew and Marc Jacobs. Talk about talented! It was nice to finally meet Pierre Frey, the grandson of THE Pierre Frey, since I actually wrote about him in The Next Generaton story for Domino. And I’m so glad that I was able to catch up with uber-talented photographer Matt Albiani, who is really good friends with my old roommate from Boston. Small world! Hopefully, we can collaborate on a future blog post. Stay tuned! I also met Lauren Bush who couldn’t be nicer! She has a new fashion line coming out called Lauren Pierce.

And of course, the talented and lovely staff of Domino magazine were all in attendance. Deborah Needleman is one of the nicest editors I’ve ever met! The best part of the evening was that they actually gave each guest a copy of the Domino: The Book of Decorating! How chic is that?! I don’t think I’ve ever been to a book party that actually gave away the book! Thanks to Domino and J. Crew for a fabulous party! And to my wonderful friend Kelly Reynolds of Carleton V and Dorothy Draper who is always the chicest party companion! XOXO!

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  1. Decor Fellow: James Saavedra October 23, 2008 | 5:03 pm

    Oh, how I wish I were in NY. What fun to be had:)

  2. Habitually Chic October 23, 2008 | 5:06 pm

    James, you must come for a vist!!! I would love to be your tour guide and party pal!

  3. katiedid October 23, 2008 | 5:35 pm

    J. Crew and Domino?! What’s not to like? Sounds like a great time.

  4. Alexis October 23, 2008 | 6:24 pm

    Great review of the event- it sounds like a wonderful time! 🙂

  5. Reggie October 23, 2008 | 6:31 pm

    A friend of mine called and invited me to this party at the last minute, so I had no idea what I was in for. Not only was the crowd glam and social (those girls can DRESS) but well lubricated too so the place was hopping. Must admit I had one too many of the vodka shots with caviar blinis as the rest of the evening is a bit of a blur. Hoveys indeed there dressed in black head to toe, and they rock! Marion McEvoy in full Kabuki make up, quite a scene.

  6. porter hovey October 23, 2008 | 6:48 pm

    Yes! It was a great time! Great seeing you!!

  7. Caitlin McGauley Illustration October 23, 2008 | 6:55 pm

    so much fun! love the idea of the gold dress/gray tights color combo.

  8. Anonymous October 23, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It sounds like a blast. I agree that Kelly is the ultimate party companion.

  9. Leigh October 23, 2008 | 7:26 pm

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the party? Do you mind if I include your review on my blog?


  10. Camilla @ Designalogue October 23, 2008 | 9:45 pm

    ah you are living the dream! Sigh!

  11. Style Court October 23, 2008 | 10:08 pm

    Heather, isn’t Deborah Needleman the kindest person? Glad you got to be there.

  12. Ivy Lane October 23, 2008 | 10:48 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous time! I had the pleasure of meeting Mickey Drexler when I worked as a Merch. for Old Navy…he has more energy than anyone I have ever met! Great creative mind!

    Gold dress, gray tights..I’m all for it!

  13. No.35style October 23, 2008 | 11:39 pm

    Jcrew and Domino, what a combo! Fun!

  14. avidHOME October 24, 2008 | 4:11 am

    Sounds like a blast! I’m hob-knobbing vicariously through you if that’s okay!

  15. avidHOME October 24, 2008 | 4:11 am

    Sounds like a blast! I’m hob-knobbing vicariously through you if that’s okay!

  16. Design October 24, 2008 | 3:11 pm

    *Sigh* Domino and J. Crew in the same place on the same night, the planets must have been in alignment or something!

    I miss NYC so much and will be back around Christmas; the J. Crew collection will definitely be on my list! Along with the windows at Saks, of course….

  17. Mar Tenas i Bastida October 24, 2008 | 4:59 pm

    Oh gosh! I wish I was in your boots sometimes. You are sooo fabulous!!!!

  18. annechovie October 24, 2008 | 5:43 pm

    I would love to see the interior of that store – I am a huge J Crew fan and am so glad they are gutsy enough to encourage people to love color! Eye candy galore!

  19. dolcechic October 25, 2008 | 6:35 am

    Great post, thanks for thinking of all of us and sharing your photos! I already want Katie’s outfit from your description!!!

  20. TonicHome October 25, 2008 | 5:37 pm

    What a great party! I’m going to be in New York the weekend of November 7-9th and definitely plan to check it out. Any other new places of interest that are a must see? Would love the tips.

    Love your blog too, by the way!