Cross designer collaboration is nothing new but Roxy’s partnership with JBL created such a splash that all of New York’s A-List socialites came out to the Red Bull Space to celebrate the launch, which Vanity Fair listed as one of the top 3 parties from around the globe Tuesday night. We agree with VF that DJ style is definitely hot right now and think that Roxy/JBL’s neon on-ear headphones would look pretty foxy worn around the streets of New York City. At the party, we caught sight of socialites Fabiola Bercasa, Byrdie Bell, Derek Blasberg, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, and Genevieve Jones as well as Erin Lucas from The City and Misshapes DJ turned model, Leigh Lezark.
But even among a sea of socials, I had the best time catching up with my friend Katie, a former New Yorker turned international diplomat, who now mixes her own fetes for ambassadors, head of states and celebrities. I thought I’d check in with her this morning to do a little post-party comparison and see what she thought.
“I love the shrunken leather jackets everyone wore with everything –and the killer shoes.” she says. “ There is always so much black going on in New York, which I love, but it made me appreciate pops of color even more. Sadly, all that leather would cause a sweat fest where I’ve been living.”
In terms of food, we’re willing to guess she probably has a more receptive audience than the Alexander Wang clad set and Voguettes in attendance. Any cater waiter who works the New York party circuit knows what rejection feels like from hundreds of women at once. Roxy got smart and didn’t even bother breaking out the tuna tartare though we spotted enough guys in the crowd that food probably would not have gone to waste. Katie and I ended up having our own post party nosh at an old corner joint whose name should never be associated with this blog.