Fashion is not a hobby; it’s a lifestyle. If you’ve ever thought that, this exclusive insider tour of NYC’s diverse fashion world is for you. I will take you from the most famous fashion destinations in New York City to the personal studios of unknown designers who are poised for breakout success. In between your packed days of shopping, insider experiences, and exclusive makeovers, rest your head at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District, where you will enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Hudson River and the VIP atmosphere of the Boom Boom Room.
Start your first day with classical harp music and high tea at the Astor Court in the St. Regis New York. Meet your fashion concierge, the ultimate insider who is a former Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper and has dressed New York City’s socialites and celebrities for over a decade. Based on your tastes and style, you will develop a Fifth Avenue shopping itinerary together and spend the rest of your afternoon shopping and visiting some of the most famous stores in New York, including Bergdorf, Saks, Bendel, and Tiffany’s. In the early evening, take a cab over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, where you will have a private champagne tour of the latest exhibition with a head curator.
Meet the most exclusive fashion VIPs in New York City - the personal assistants of world-famous fashion designers and fashion magazine editor-in-chiefs. Over lunch at db Bistro Moderne, Daniel Boulud’s French-American bistro whose menu includes a burger stuffed with truffle-and-foie-gras glazed shortribs, gab and laugh about how these men and women became personal assistants, what ticks off their bosses, and other dirty secrets of the fashion world (think real life Miranda Priestlys from The Devil Wears Prada). After lunch, enter the posh Midtown office of a major fashion magazine and get an exclusive tour of this tastemaking institution from the storyboards to the sample rooms to the photo sets.
New York’s fashion scene is unlike any other - so, it’s time to get knee deep in NYC’s storied fashion history and landscape of contemporary young designers. Your insider, an up-and-coming NYC designer, will meet you in the morning with signature Milk Bar pies and Stumptown coffee - all the necessary ingredients for a day of adventure in the Fashion and Garment Districts. While strolling along the High Line, the elevated rail tracks turned public space, your insider will share her design inspirations and insights into her newest line. After your stroll, take a cab together to the Fashion District and visit some of her favorite spots for sourcing textiles--including Mood Fabrics, featured in Project Runway. Between stops, your insider will introduce the history of the garment industry in New York and how independent local designers are making a comeback. Finally,visit your insider’s bustling studio in the Lower East Side and get fitted for one of her new designs for next season.
Your final adventure is living the fabulous life of a fashion icon. Start your day off at SoulCycle, the hottest new cardio and core training regimen in New York City and one of Katie Holmes’ go-to workouts. Afterwards, pay a much deserved visit to Phyto Universe, a lush, tropical spa with state-of-the-art hair and skin treatments. After your treatments, make your way to the intimate studio of a world-famous makeup artist who has worked on Vogue spreads and New York and Paris runways. Using a personalized approach, he prepares your hair and makeup while your fashion concierge styles you for the day’s photo shoot. In the afternoon, you’re whisked away by your personal driver and photographer to recreate some of the most famous fashion images in iconic New York City destinations - including the Chrysler Building and the TWA Flight Center at JFK - while creating some new iconic shots. Unwind after your shoot with a craft cocktail in celebrity favorite The Jane Ballroom.
I'm a former Personal Assistant for Robert Duffy, an early investor and current president of Marc Jacobs and Rita Hazan, one of the most sought-after celebrity colorists. I have lived in NYC for over a decade and know the city's highs and lows, from the best Fashion Week backstage experiences to the ultimate falafel cart in the city. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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