One of the many incredible couture outfits by MUGLER that was on display at The Room
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I've been pretty busy lately! Here's a look at some of the events I had the privilege of attending in the past few weeks.
I went to the MUGLER x The Room event at The Bay downtown not knowing what to expect, having only known the label through its infamous gourmand fragrance, Angel. The couture outfit retrospective was therefore a great opportunity to get acquainted with this design house's past work, which was eclectic and wildly inventive.
Think gowns inspired by insects (crafted from diverse materials like sequins, glitter-embellished scales, and horsehair), a motorcycle-inspired bustier (complete with protruding rear-view mirrors and tasseled handlebars), and a cyborg-esque molded moto jacket. Seeing these garments up close was a real treat. The label, founded by Thierry Mugler in 1974, lay dormant until 2011 when Nicola Formichetti was tapped as creative director. With such a rich past and an intriguing fashion talent at the helm, I'm eager to see what this label has in store for the future.
And speaking of treats, Joe Fortes was decked out in its holiday best as it served an assortment of tantalizing dishes to a hungry crowd at their holiday tweet-up party. The chicken and waffles, tuna tataki, and seafood all met with approval, while the raw oyster bar kept tweeters more than satisfied. Drinks and complimentary gingerbread men rounded out the evening. P.S. Check out their newly launched seafood-laden brunch menu.
Gastown shop Secret Location played host to Leandra Medine of Man Repeller fame last week. The New York-based blogosphere darling was greeted by an enthusiastic and well-heeled crowd, who patiently lined up for their chance for a meet-and-greet with Medine.
In case it wasn't obvious from this post, I've been on a real home decor and nesting kick lately, so of course I couldn't resist The Cross Decor & Design's nine-year anniversary celebration. Guests enjoyed canapés, champagne, and a raw oyster bar as they shopped the store's elegant wares. For many, the 20% one-night-only discount was a chance to stock up on holiday decorations and Voluspa candles. As for me, I bought some vintage-inspired glassware and design accents.