Since I moved to New York, I have made my home away from home at the Carlton Hotel. It’s been my dream palace for the past few months. It is where I work, play, eat and live life to the fullest! Since moving into the Broadway Diva Suite (how appropriate, I know!), I have come to rely on the professional expertise of Mr. Carlton, the hotel’s butler, concierge, host, manager…and my new best friend. He knows New York City like the back of his hand. In fact, when I ask him a question, he literally says, “Talk to my hand!” I honestly don’t know what that’s all about, but he really has been a gem to me. I wanted to publicly thank him for the kindness he has shown to me as I adapt to life in the big, bright city and introduce him to all my online friends. Without further adieu, meet Carlton!
Caravan Stylist Studio, an innovative wardrobe and beauty company that pairs actresses, tastemakers and media influencers with top fashion designers and beauty experts, welcomes guests to an elegant new home located within the historic Carlton hotel. To commemorate the move, Caravan Stylist Studio has called on Olive Oyl to be part of its fashion team!
This week, I sat down with the delightful Valerie Star, who is a makeup artist extraordinaire. We met during Fashion Week at Caravan Stylist Studio, located in the Carlton hotel in New York City. She is like a magician with her mascara wand, so I naturally had to ask her for the 411 on beauty! I took plenty of notes because Ms. Star had plenty of sage advice to give. I’ll be sharing all her best tips in the weeks to come, so please stop by and feel free to post any questions you may have for her in the Comments section.
Where do I begin? There is so much to tell my dears, and still so much yet to happen! As you know I am in the midst of Fashion Week wonderfulness here in my hometown of the Big Apple and having the most incredible time.
It’s been a flurry of hosting and chatting and socializing and gaping at a barrage of absolutely fantastic outfits and people!
The event last Thursday with Caravan for Save the Garment Center went absolutely swimmingly! I was just in heaven, up at the Sky Bar gallivanting with costume designers and celebrities and rockers and DJs and fashion stars, looking out over the sparkling city and all of that fun, for a good, good cause.
I know you are all wondering what I ended up wearing that night and here goes – for footwear I wore my adorable Jerome Rousseau’s and received so many compliments my head just may swell! As for wardrobe and other accessories, I snuck into the dressing room ever so often to switch out my ensemble so that I could showcase each and every one of the lovely talented designers who were at the party that evening.
What else? Well, it was wonderful, just that. I think the photos tell a better story than I!
Some other notable mentions of grand things to come… we’ll have an interview with the fine folks who head the Save the Garment Center initiatives in just a few days…and one of my fav filmmakers, Maximilla Lukacs (you may remember her from a diary entry a few moons ago!), is premiering her fashion film right her in NYC this week for designer Orla Kiely, so don’t miss out on that!
In the meantime, my dears, stay tuned as I cover the fashion show runways, cavort at after-parties and cocktail hours, and all and all feel like a pretty princess. I’ll be hosting and attending a bevy of events over the next few days, so please, please keep reading my lovelies, as there are plenty of juicy entries to come.
Farewell from fashion week!