“Spa Week is the calm after the Fashion Week storm,” or so we’ve been told by many of our fashion bloggers and media friends. Oh, how thrilled we are to play this role in your lives! But, we are also happy to be able deliver a dose of that zen in the midst of the NYFW circus. On Monday, Spa Week welcomed over 150 of our favorite fashion faces as we co-hosted a bumping spa and beauty respite at the FashionIndie loft. We celebrated FashionIndie’s brand new site design (congrats!), the 1st day of October SpaWeek booking, and – in general – our free will to look and feel GAWGUS.
We brought two of our favorite spas along: Spa Martier painted bona fide works of art on guests’ fingertips, dousing long-lasting gel manicures in rhinestones, crazy patterns (my Blackjack manicure – coming soon!) and even donuts. Owner Yukie Natori spends half the year teaching on the other half of the world at her Empire NY Nail School of Tokyo.
Face to Face NYC pampered guests with massages and facials, getting out the knots and making it worthwhile for show-goers to make the unprecedented decision to remove an entire face of makeup for 20 minutes. It’s a spa with sex appeal, and owner Enrique Ramirez and his talented team certainly brought it to the loft.
In between pampering and beautifying, like 5 year olds girls with a trunk of Princess dress up gear, the party was also a fun little dress up party. Guests played with Armer by Tilly and William, designed by my sister Jessica Lapidos to “turn a tank top fall, to cut the curve on your shoulder sexy, and to keep small with you when you just need sleeves.” (Modeled by FashionIndie editor in chief Samantha Lim above.) Australian milliner Philomena Kwok brought Gagalicious fun, as guests tried on her hypnotizing headwear. (Designer at left below). Camille Zarsky brought an array of exotic skin clutches (modeled by Jessica with Tilly and William armer below).
To wash down the popchips, Pretzel Crisps and other snacks, party-goers kicked back with wine by Georges DuBoeuf, Svedka vodka, Yellowtail sparkling rosé, and Rihanna’s refreshing VitaCoco. Vitacare gum freshened our breath, and Elizabeth Grant gloss lit up our lips.
Now, what’s a fashion party without a little game of “who wore it best?” Spa Week scouted out hot style by hosting the Best Dressed Blogger Competition. The stakes are high: Check out the finalists and vote on your favorite – most likes wins a $100 Spa Week gift card!