The devastation in Japan is heartbreaking. We feel so helpless in light of the magnitude of the situation. But every little bit counts. Here, some brands (and a corporation) who are helping you to what you can to help our brothers and sisters across the Pacific.
Four seasons? Hardly. In Southern California, we’re lucky if we get two.
In fashion, it’s the opposite. There are now officially seven sartorial seasons. (Good for fashion rags, good — or bad, depending on your wardrobe budget — for consumers.) Besides the traditional four, there’s also resort, pre-spring and pre-fall.
I know. Confusing, especially when one hails from the West Coast where, really, the only weather considerations are “nice” and “not nice.”
But fear not. All it really means is you have more choice and don’t have to resign yourself to wearing that tired, old look displayed in every magazine, on every red carpet. After all, with the frenetic pace of fashion and 24/7 media saturation of what everyone is wearing everywhere, it really is too easy to develop some serious fashion ADD.
So just take a step back, wind down and enjoy a leisurely evening of style, beauty and drinks at Ardistia‘s private sneak preview sale! Yes, the award-winning, Indonesian American designer Ardistia Dwiasri, whom we featured in our Oct/Nov 2007 issue, will have her spring/summer collection on sale (and summer’s just started!), but she’ll also have her pre-fall collection available for preview.
Ardistia is known for her architectural cuts (she got her undergrad and master’s degrees in industrial and and manufacturing engineering before turning to fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York). Famous for her structured coats and jackets, she creates pieces always with an element of innovation or surprise — there’s so much more there than meets the eye.
While you discover the ins and outs of Ardistia’s workmanship, enjoy some pampering with complimentary hand massages courtesy of Juara Skincare as you peruse their line of rich, natural, lusciously-scented products. Juara was founded by four Asian American women — Metta Murdaya, Tami Chuang, Yoshiko Roth and Jill Sung — with the goal of harnessing the active botanicals of Indonesian herbal recipes (rice, tamarind, turmeric, etc.) and fusing them with Western science to create products that represent the best of both worlds.
Sip some wine, nibble on chocolate, get pampered. Let that sweet, fleeting season that is pre-fall sink in.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
6 pm – 9 pm
280 Park Avenue South, Suite 9E, New York
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more at the Facebook event page.