During Fashion Week, I had the immense pleasure of seeing the runway show for one of my favorite New York brands, United Bamboo, thanks to Christina and Benny Liu, who were both working on the show backstage. Every season United Bamboo creates well constructed pieces with an understated elegance, meant for a lady who only wants the best, but doesn't want to flaunt it. For Fall, they have plenty of gorgeous plaid, leather, and wool coats, sweet knits, and the most covetable pair of over-the-knee boots with a zipper running up the back. My photographs hardly do the clothing justice, but you can get an idea.
If you live in New York, and would like to get a hold of some previous collections, you should make it a priority to stop by the United Bamboo Sample Sale for Tsunami relief, which starts tomorrow at their studio at 217 Centre St, 6th Floor (details below). All of the proceeds from the sale will go straight to disaster relief in Japan, and if that isn't a good enough motivation to go out and spend your hard earned cash on beautiful clothes that you may or may not need, I don't know what is.
I also suggest that you stop by the Benefit for Japan tomorrow night at Bunker, hosted by my friends Greg K. and Nicollette. There will be a $10 cover at the door, with proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross Society, and an open vodka bar from 10-11. Tim Sweeney and Justine D will DJ, Confetti Systems will decorate, and there will be raffle giveaways from United Bamboo, An Choi, 80%20, Souen, and Lovely Day.
If you can't make it to either, but still would like to help out, or if you have already given, and are looking for more ways to continue to contribute, I suggest you check out Time Out New York's list of ways to give, ranging from buying a piece of art, to getting your hair cut.
Monday, March 21, 2011