Last night was a great evening of multiple parties (more to come later...), and the first was a "Perfect Pairings" event from (ri)1 (a fabulous new Rye from Jim Beam) and Matt Bernson Shoes. Now, here at Stylewhipped, we are huge Matt Bernson fans. I have profiled his collection in the past, and can't wait to bring you a preview of what's coming up for Fall. We are such huge fans, in fact, that even I love his darlings-of-the-press flats (and my anti-flat campaign has been very well documented!).
But more on the party. On hand were the super-talented Matt, his amazingly funny sales director Bruce, their adorable publicist Malorie Kaye, and a smattering of fashion-industry insiders, press, and Rye lovers. The folks at (ri)1 did a phenomenal job presenting the new spirit in its super fashionable & sleek bottle, and even had delicious cocktails designed just for this event. And of course on display were some of Matt's covetable new designs (personally, I must get my hands on a pair of those grommeted patent boots!). Editors and stylists alike were ooh-ing and aah-ing over the striking heels and gorgeous neon-tipped ballet flats. And delightfully, we were all generously sent home with a full-size bottle of the delicious Rye (which will absolutely be put to good use at our next cocktail party!).