Fashion Week Survival Tips and Gossip from Last Big Hamptons Weekend from Brad Boles
A farewell to a big summer! A clambake, a game of chicken and a full disco party and season four of Bravo’s hit show "The Real Housewives of New York City"
There’s not a chance you could get better then Labor Day in the Hamptons. The weekend started with a glorious sunset clambake at the divine ocean-front home of my very own Lauren Arpel and fifteen perfect summer friends. I was in a panic as to how to make a bonfire on the beach though. But, have no fear, I called my metrosexual friend Rob Seigel and sure enough you straight guys are good for something. He showed up with wood and his Boy Scout skills to light up the sky. We enjoyed everything from lobster to fresh corn and s’mores.
All the pretty ladies…
The next night I was invited to a very chic dinner in Amaganset. I can’t mention the name of one of guests, a supermodel, but you all know her. After she bounced back from a huge scandal, she’s had more fashion campaigns then in her previous incarnation. The evening ended up rather bare: all naked in the pool playing chicken. Needless to say her body is still flawless.
I then went to a fabulous birthday party for Emma Snowden Jones, my new love, which may prove to be a problem in Season 4 of "The Real Housewives of New York City"…just kidding Jill! Jill Zarin will always be my love and one of Bravo’s number one housewives. Happy birthday Emma! Here’s to a great Autumn filled with champagne and a new, perfectly dressed Red Carpet Goddess.
On Sunday I attended a great Hamptons disco party in an all white modern house in Bridgehampton where I’m doing the interiors. It turned out to be a great way to test the flow of furniture placement with over a hundred guests, a DJ, two stations, as well as a full sushi bar! That’s the way to roll. And how was your weekend?
Fashion Week Survival Tips…
As you know, we are enjoying Fashion Week here in New York. Sharon Haver and I will be covering all the backstage beauty and celebrity gossip as well as the spring makeup and fashion trends that her feet can handle! You’ll also get fab fashion week reports from contributors Alix Kivlin, and Andrea Perini & Naveed Hussain of VagabondNYC…. you’re not gonna want miss all of this and we won’t let you!
Here’s some tips that will help you survive fashion week in style:
- Fashion Week Survival Tip #1: Don’t wear tranny shoes! You’ll have at least 8 hours on your feet…think sexy, comfortable three-inch heels
- Fashion Week Survival Tip #2: Leave the heavy coats at home. It will be your worst enemy by 10 am!
- Fashion Week Survival Tip #3: Choose one statement look per day with a great accent piece.
- Fashion Week Survival Tip #4: If it takes you more then ten minutes to do your make-up and hair in the morning than you will miss the first two shows of the day. Those are always the big ones!
- Fashion Week Survival Tip #5: Don’t start the cocktails until at least 5pm, or you’ll lose you ability to make the late shows.
- Fashion Week Survival Tip #6: Take a break and have lunch between the 12pm and 1pm show’s, or you’ll never make it.
If you’re lucky enough to be part of New York’s fashion royalty, then you won’t need these tips! We at FocusOnStyle are just a few clicks away for all the daily trends.
BTW, in case you’re wondering where our metrosexual tips are this week, my studly friend Rob Siegel will be out for the next two weeks enjoying his honeymoon in Hawaii… congratulations Rob! – Brad Boles
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Brad Boles landed in New York in the early eighties at the height of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and worked his way up the make-up artist ladder to fame with his work being featured on the cover's of countless fashion magazines, as well as editorial spreads. MTV was his playground working with the most celebrated artists of the time from Pat Benatar to Grace Jones.
When Hollywood came calling, he landed his first film doing Kim Cattrall’s make-up and went on to work with Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Billy Zane, Andrew McCarthy and more.
Brad was the creative director for Denise Rich for 12 years as her stylist and make-up artist, as well as designing her legendary parties for such luminaries as President Clinton, Patti Labelle, Natelie Cole, and Richard Avedon.
Later, Brad opened a store of exotic interiors in NYC in 2002 and then opened a store in Moscow! Brad also designed the Zarin Fabrics showroom with Jill Zarin thus leading to being on the “The Real Housewives of New York City” seen as Jill Zarin's gay husband. Brad is currently working globally on interior projects and has been busy doing interiors in New York City, The Hamptons, Moscow, Morocco, and Dubai.
He has shot the pilot for his own TV show produced by Nancy Glass Productions. Look for his coffee table book, "The Art of Extravagant Luxury" coming soon. Brad and Sharon Haver are developing a style book and series.