Recently I received an invitation from Brizo to attend Fashion Week as one of "The Blogger 19." "Seriously! You mean your going to take care of all of my expenses, treat me like a superstar and then grant me the privilege of viewing Jason Wu's collection! Pinch me!" Needless to say, I was honored and humbled to be included among this wonderful group of esteemed bloggers and interior designers.
The event would entail learning more about the Brizo brand, participating in a designer's challenge and attend Jason Wu's Runway Show at Fashion Week. Then finally but certainly not least, a quintessential NY party at MPE Penthouse hosted by Brizo and Jason Wu himself!
The Brizo brand is a Delta company that has married high fashion with a superior line of faucets. Brizo is an innovative company that has taken their products to a new artistic level of design. Delta's boutique line of faucets was named after the Greek goddess "Brizo" protector of all trades of the sea. The goddess was also known as the prophet specializing in the interpretation of dreams.
Jason Wu began his collaboration with Brizo in 2006. Brizo sponsors Jason Wu's shows at New York Fashion Week and Jason designs used in Brizo advertising. The perfect partnership.
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Our journey begins
The Eventi Hotel
Brizo made sure our stay was as stylish as it's brand
The Brizo welcome reception.
Fellow bloggers Ashlina Kaposta of The Decorista , Brandon Smith of D.Coop and Christian May of Maison 21.
Brandon we have discovered is my brother from another mother:)
Brizo brand and Product Session.
I was very impressed with the various collections displayed. They were sleek, modern and sophisticated. What I found most impressive beyond the aesthetics and design of the Brizo brand was the level of quality and how well it was paired with affordability! Being able to specify a product that will accommodate the average project budget is a win for me and my clients.
A high-end faucet without the high-end price,
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So how can a faucet be fashionable you ask? When you model a faucet after a perfume bottle or the curvaceous physique of an Art Deco illustration it's not so hard to imagine.
Take a look at the RSVP Collection. Here is an example of how Hollywood fashion design of the 1920's directly influenced this bath element. The collection is reminiscent of Harper's Bazaar's most illustrious artist and designer Erte.
RSVP by Erte.
RSVP by Brizo.
This glamorous beauty has optional Swarovski elements that enhance it's luxury.
RSVP (a personal expression) by Judd.
Judd Lord is the Director of Industrial Design for Brizo. He is sporting the lovely Emily Henderson fabulous turban. Emily is host of HGTV's "Secrets from a Stylist". BTW-if anyone should spot this turban on the streets of NY you know where to send it:) To Emily of course!
Looking for clean modern sophistication? The SIDERNA is a seamless jeweled beauty with glass accents that speak to a spa like indulgence.
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After I fell in love with my new goddess friend Brizo it was time for the designers challenge! Separated into groups we all explored different areas of the city and applied the distinct architectural difference to our mood boards, to create the perfect master bathroom.
Did I mention that we all traveled in style the entire time!
A couple of architectural inspirations we spotted in Chelsea.
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All that running around has built-up a few healthy appetites.
My lovely friend Meredith Heron of HGTV's Canada "Restaurant Makeover" and I are ready to dine!!
The tables were set at SD26.
An after dinner walk in the Empire state.
After completing our mood boards we were on our way to Fashion Week 2011!
Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelley Design Lab, Pattie Johnson of Patti Johnson Interiors and HGTV's Tyler Wisler of NY Design Guy.
Susan Fisher VP of Marketing for Delta, Me, Kerrie Kelley of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, Judd Lord Dir. of Industrial Design and Mindy Miles-Greenburg of Encore Decor.
In the center of the crowd Senior Editor Joanna Hillman of Harper's Bazaar is spotted making her way into show.
Time to head in!
Creative director Joe Zee of ELLE heads toward his seat.
The lovely Raina Kattleson of "A Stylist life."
These four ladies made me laugh constantly. Love them all!!
L-R: Emily Anderson of "Good with Style", Julia Buckingham Edelmann of Buckingham ID, Julieanne Covino of "Create girl" and last but certainly not least is Katie Rosenfeld of Katie Rosenfeld Design. Katie and I were separated at birth:)
The runway! How did they do it!
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Jason Wu's collection September 2011.
Images via ELLE see more.
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We arrive at MPE Penthouse for fashion show after party!
Surrounded by spectacular views!
Rebekah Zaveloff of Kitchen Lab and Cassandra Lavalle of CoCo Kelly present the team Belo mood board. Great job!
Team Belo's Mood Board.
Brizo Leader: Treavor William of Young & Laramore. Team: Cassandra LaValle, Mindy Miles Greenberg, Rebekah Zaveloff, Michelle Cortizo.
Jason Wu conducts a Q and A session.
The session was truly inspirational. All of us were hanging on his every word. Jason appears to have an old soul with maturity beyond his years. Thanks Mr.Wu!
It was such a pleasure getting to know Hillary Swank! Ah...I mean Kristen Baum Brizo's Product and Marketing Manager and an all around great gal!!
This is the amazing group of people I had the pleasure of meeting on this journey. Thank you so much for the wonderful conversations, laughter and memories.
Top row L-R: Mindy Miles-Greenburg, Julia Buckingham Edelmann, Meredith Heron, Raina Kattelson, Christian May, Barbara Segal, Cassandra Lavalle, Patti Johnson, Kerrie Kelly, Emily Henderson, Julieann Covino, Ashlina Kaposta, Me. Bottom row L-R: Emily Anderson,
THE BRIZO TEAM & JASON WU
What An Amazing Experience!!
Thank You BRIZO!
Thank you MR.WU!