On Amanda's last day in NYC, the three of us (Kim, Amanda and I) headed to the Carmen Steffens preview at the Waldorf Astoria, followed by a farewell lunch at the SoHo Grand. We spent her last day in two different hotels...how odd!
Our gracious hosts (shown above) gave us a peek at some of their new shoes and bags, which are all hand-crafted and made in extremely limited runs (though the line is extensive). They are expanding to more US stores but are currently an international brand, based out of Brazil. While I'm sure they'll find success wherever they go, since exclusivity is a major perk in fashion, I can especially see them thriving in Miami. My personal favorites were the more understated nude platform pumps, but Mariah Carey favors the last pair (which are called the Mariah), which were made for one of her videos. They are very Mariah, aren't they?
A big thank you to the lovely people at Carmen Steffens for their hospitality (and delicious chocolates and pomegranate black pepper juice). We look forward to seeing more in the states!