NYC Culture: Must-See Museum Exhibit
Velvet featured at Style Solutions
– Essie nail polish hues
– Trina Turk for Banana Republic
– Velvet Eyewear cat eye sunnies
– Classic Sam Edelman sandal
– Kate Spade hoop earring
Nordstrom Shoppers Love the Velvet Jami!
We just received this rave review for the Velvet Jami and had to share it! Nordstrom shoppers have really fallen in Love with Velvet Eyewear.
Shop the Velvet Jami and other styles at Nordstrom online! What pair will you be wearing this Memorial Day weekend?
Opium Poppies in Velvet
We were thrilled to recently run into Brooklyn based fashion blogger and photographer Elle Ribera of Opium Poppies on the 6 Train. She is as lovely and ethereal in person as she is in her photography. We fell in love with her style on Lookbook and knew she would fall in love with Velvet! She looks fabulous here in our Velvet Joie.
40th Annual POSH Fashion Sale
Yesterday was the preview sale and official kick-off of the 40th Annual POSH Fashion Sale! The official event starts today and ends on Monday, April 14th. This year New York’s leading fashion fundraiser features clothes and accessories from top designers such as Chanel, Chloe, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Judith Leiber, Eric Javits, Gucci, Hermes, J. Mendel, Jimmy Choo, Judith Ripka, Peter Som, Prada, Pucci, Stella McCartney, Todd Oldham, Brooks Brothers, Geoffrey Beene, Joanna Mastroianni, Tory Burch and yours truly, Velvet Eyewear! We are proud to say that we are an enthusiastic sponsor of this important, charitable event.
To purchase tickets and view sale items, visit www.poshsale.org or call 212-821-9445.
Click on the following link for more information about other events going on in New York City: http://www.nysocialdiary.com/node/1908041
Velvet attended The 23rd Annual Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball
On Wednesday night, our founder, Cindy Hussey, attended The 23rd Annual Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball in Manhattan. The benefit honored two top players in the world of accessories – Nordstrom and Crimzon Rose. The purpose behind the event was to bring together all areas of the accessories industry for a night of glam, fun and recognition – while also raising money for charity. This year’s ball benefited the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation. The dining was delicious and exquisite, followed by a wonderful evening of cocktails and dancing! Looking forward already to next year’s event!
LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL’S POSH SALE FEATURES TOP DESIGNERS FASHION AT DEEPLY DISCOUNTED PRICES
Fashionista Joan Rivers Helps With Extensive Television Outreach
PREVIEW EVENT THURSDAY, MAY 10th
OFFICIAL SALE FRIDAY, MAY 11th THROUGH MONDAY, MAY 14th
(New York, NY) – For 40 years, leaders of the fashion world have come together for the annual POSH sale. New York’s leading fashion fundraiser featuring clothes and accessories from top designers such as Chanel, Chloe, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Judith Leiber, Eric Javits, Gucci, Hermes, J. Mendel, Jimmy Choo, Judith Ripka, Peter Som, Prada, Pucci, Stella McCartney, Todd Oldham, Brooks Brothers, Geoffrey Beene, Joanna Mastroianni, Tory Burch, Velvet Eyewear and more, will kick off with a preview event on Thursday, May 10th, followed by the public sale Friday, May 11th through Monday, May 14th.
POSH benefits Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.Â Proceeds from the POSH sale help support a variety of services enabling children, music students, teens and older clients of Lighthouse International to enjoy independent and productive lives.
The four-day sale features thousands of items, including new and gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men.Â New items are replenished daily.
This year, Emmy Award-Winning Television Talk Show Host, Jewelry Designer, Fashion Critic and longtime POSH patron, Joan Rivers is helping support Lighthouse International by recording two commercials promoting the POSH Sale. The commercials will appear across Time Warner Cable Networks.
One of my favorite charities is Lighthouse International and they are holding their amazing POSH sale!Â said Joan Rivers. All the money raised, all of it, goes to help fight vision loss. Shop till you drop!
Following the POSH sale, Robert Couturier, President of Henri Bendel, Chris Fiore, and Entrepreneur, Lizzie Tisch, will be honored at the exclusive POSH Gala on, Tuesday, May 15th at The Pierre Hotel. This year’s gala will be hosted by Hamish Bowles, Amy Fine Collins, and Lorry Newhouse. Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest and former Editor of Elle Decor, will be presenting Couturier with his award.
Sponsors of POSH are: WNYW-TV/Fox 5, Timeout NY, and Charity Happenings.
WHAT: New York’s leading fashion fundraiser, offering new and gently worn, designer and vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men. Proceeds of the POSH sale support Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.
WHO: Items donated by notables and designers including: including Chanel, Chloe, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Eric Javits, Gucci, Hermes, J. Mendel, Jimmy Choo, Judith Leiber, Judith Ripka, Peter Som, Prada, Pucci, Stella McCartney, Joanna Mastroianni, Todd Oldham, Tory Burch Brooks Brothers, Geoffrey Beene, Velvet Eyewear and more. Fashion hosts include Hamish Bowles, Amy Fine Collins and Lorry Newhouse.
WHEN: Sneak Peek Preview: Thursday, May 10, 6 – 9 pm
*For the first time ever the Sneak Peek Preview will feature POSH Fashion Insiders as personal shoppers.*
Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12Â from 11am – 7pm
Sunday & Monday, May 13 & 14Â from 11am – 5pm
WHERE: Pierre Hotel, A Taj Hotel
2 East 61st Street, NYC
TICKETS: Four-Day Pass: $30
Daily Tickets: $10 at the door
May 10th Preview and Cocktail Party: $175
To purchase tickets and view sale items, visit www.poshsale.org or call (212) 821-9445.
CONTACT: Jennifer Gundersen (212) 981-5142
Don Hoffman (212) 981-5118
Phyllis Farmer (212) 821 9428
Finding the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses for Your New Summer Swimsuit
1. Snake prints are in! Pair this Karla Colletto one-piece with Velvet’s JOIE sunglasses in tortoise.
2. Shimmer in a gold Gucci bikini and our gold PREACHER sunglasses as you lay out on the beach and get your bronze on!
3. Never a wrong turn when you sport a beautiful, black Gucci bikini by the pool! You’ll look fabulous with a very classic cat-eye frame with our JUDE sunglasses in black!
4. Go for a classic black and white mix with this beautiful La Perla two-piece and our black JANIS sunglasses.
5. This plunging one-piece by Karla Colletto matches perfectly with our JOIE sunglasses in aqua tortoise!
6. Splash yourself in a deep red or purple shade and pair with Velvet’s JONI sunglasses in purple crystal.
7. Sport a nautical look with this striped Vix bikini and our JOIE sunglasses in black!
8. Add a pair of our JUDE sunglasses in blue crystal with this blue Violet Lake bikini and you’ll be pool-side ready by summer!
9. Lots of hot prints are trending for spring and summer! Mix a colorful print swim suit with Velvet’s PEARL sunglasses in antique silver.
10. Head to the beach with this boho-chic Mara Hoffman swim suit and our JAMI sunglasses in yellow brown crystal!
11. Who could say no to this Charlie by Matthew Zink swim suit? For more eye-popping color, add Velvet’s JOIE sunglasses in rose crystal.
12. Tara Matthew’s sporty, black two-piece calls for an edgy grey frame, like our JANIS sunglasses in grey crystal.
Velvet Attends the 2012 NFL Draft Party at Audi
We had a great time last week at the 5th Annual Fashion & Football Draft Congratulations Gala & Runway Show at the Audi dealership in Mid-town! Hosted by NY Jet Aaron Maybin and NFL VetÃ‚Â Matthew Rice, the event brought both fashion and sports together for the night. The 2012 NFL draft party was a major success! Take a look at how fabulous host Aaron Maybin looked at the event:
While there, we met some great people and had a chance to show off some of Velvet’s latest styles in sunglasses and eyewear. Velvet connected with the lovely Meah Pace, who happened to be wearing Velvet Eyewear’s Joie sunglasses in rose crystal. They looked stunning on her!
Meah Pace is a definitely a friend to Velvet Eyewear! And doesn’t she look stunning in our Joie sunglasses? To learn more about Meah, check out her Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/meahpaceonline) and her Twitter account (https://twitter.com/#!/meahpace). We just love her!
Also, our lovely founder, Cindy Hussey, with friend Annette, rocked the red carpet! Check out pictures of Cindy looking fabulous at the event below: