With Fashion Week nearly over, it is time to amp up the party scene. No more will shows, appearances, and commitments stand in the way of a night of carefree partying, at least not until February. Yesterday, my friends over at StyleCaster invited me to their Unofficial Official New York Fashion Week Party at the exclusive Simyone Lounge in Meatpacking featuring music by Dove ‘Go Fresh’ DJ Chelsea Leyland, and free drinks by Hypnotiq Harmonie (which is great mixed with champagne.) The Simyone Lounge is better known to the city’s elite runway models as SL.
Clubs like SL are even more exclusive on the weeknights. In spite of being on the VIP list, I waited in line in heels for two hours to get into the famous SL which actually turned out to be a great workout for my legs. While in line, I spotted FourSquare founder, Dennis Crowley, leaving (I wonder if he unlocked the ‘Out on a School Night’ Badge?) and said hi to an old friend of mine from my interning days. A lot of people in line looked familiar, but then again they were probably models who I might have seen in a national campaign somewhere. In a line full of models in expensive dresses, it’s really easy to feel average. Two hours later, I finally entered SL with an hour left of the party and tasted victory along with a few delicious Hypnotiq Harmonie cocktails. As I suspected, the club wasn’t crowded at all and the line was all for show. There was even enough room to sit down if you wanted to which isn’t usually the case at all in the bars of New York City. I guess even socialites have to wait in line once and while, especially if your dedication to fashion and free cocktails is as strong as mine.
Interesting choice of interior design. The walls of SL are all lined with X-ray images of bones. Since so many celebrities hang out there, I wonder if they are of celebrities.
It’s a party in the U.S.A!