Last Thursday evening (before the torrential downpour...thank you to Mother Nature for waiting until we were done!), Stylewhipped was thrilled to co-host an event celebrating artist Abby Modell's window installation at the venerable Bloomingdale's flagship store on 59th Street! Abby's art (keep reading for more on that...) was part of the Furla handbag windows, and definitely deserved to be marked with a party!
About a hundred guests -- members of the art & fashion communities, television personalities, and important New Yorkers alike -- gathered on the handbag balcony in Bloomingdale's, where Furla's latest collection of "Candy" bags are for sale. These adorable, high-quality, slightly opaque soft plastic handbags literally look like big pieces of candy...in sorbet shades of peach, mint, baby blue and butter yellow, they are perfectly complimented in their window display by Abby's beyond beautiful blown-glass discs displayed in a rainbow array. Some discs are one color, some have a striking swirl snaking through them, and all are varying sizes and similarly summer-y, candy-like colors. Abby's stunning work has appeared at shows like the amazing ICFF, Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons International Art Fair, and so many more.
Stylewhipped was able to be involved through our wonderful friend Ann Prifts, a prominent art dealer, who knew that our magazine, Abby, Furla and Bloomingdale's would be a fantastic combination. And she was right! Guests enjoyed endless glasses of bubbly from Chambers Street Wines, sushi & refreshing seasonal fruit from Grace's Marketplace, (all served by our handsome staff from Model Bartenders), and had a little extra fun with music from our incredible DJ Davis Mallory.
Thank you to everyone who came out to mark this impeccable pairing. In fact, the installation has been so well-received, you can still go see it through July 8th at Bloomingdale's on Lexington Avenue between 59th & 60th Streets!
And check out the rest of all the great photos from our lovely Guest of a Guest photographer here: http://guestofaguest.com/new-york/galleries/2013/june/abby-modell-celebrates-window-installation-at-bloomingdales/