If you follow me on twitter, you probably already know about my amazing Monday night. Bobby and I were invited to attend a lovely dinner hosted by Kenneth Cole, and to check out the new collection. We chatted with Kenneth, his creative director Ingo Wilts, and mingled with both new and familiar faces. I managed to make it through the entire night without a single faux pas! Well, if you don’t count the fact that I dropped my fork into that cute little river running down the middle of the table, set my napkin on fire and got the contents of a cream puff all over my skirt and tights. All in a day’s work, my friends.

This is a picture heavy post, so please keep reading after the jump!

Our invitations were video messages from Kenneth Cole, which were recorded on Sony Bloggies and sent by messenger. It was such a great way to receive an invitation…and the Bloggies have been put to good use.

Always a pleasure to see my friend Christine.

Ingo was kind enough to walk Bobby and I through the whole collection, explaining to us the element sources of inspiration: rainforest, mountains and desert. Though these were all evident, little twists brought them back their city roots: a camouflage print was pixelated for a modern twist, neon yellow updated the safari neutrals, and accessories gave nods to some of their favorite NYC architecture. It wasn’t all talk about the collection, however. Ingo and Bobby went on a tattoo tangent!

We also took a look at their Reaction line, which is a lot more colorful and laid back – also evident in their cute little dedicated room.

Dinner reflected the inspiration behind the collection: salad (rainforest), main entree (desert), dessert (mountains).

Each of our chairs had a funny (often punny) message from Kenneth Cole, taken from his actual tweets.

Bobby sat with the lovely Wendy from Nitro:licious and John Jannuzzi.

We each got to pick a pair of shoes or a bag. Bobby chose shoes; I chose this bag from the men’s collection. I love men’s bags – they’re so roomy!

I really can’t thank everyone enough for such a wonderful night – and that includes all of you, because I certainly wouldn’t have these incredible opportunities without your readership:)

p.s. my outfit details: silk shirt – thrifted, blazer – thrifted, skirt – Gilt, tights – we love colors, Hawk wedges – courtesy of Seychelles, belt – courtesy of Darlingtonia

p.s. Photo credit: some are from me, some are from anaphoto.net

  1. Collette Osuna says: October 22, 20102:06 pm

    LOVE KC:)

    Looks like a wonderful event…..you look fabulous as always…and those bags??

    Enter my awesome Tulle giveaway♥

  2. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: October 22, 20102:30 pm

    How fun, fun, fun! And I used to think I was a clutz, but no way now, haha!

  3. nataliebrooke says: October 22, 20102:33 pm

    Looks like you and bobby had a great time! Love the bag, nice choice! You should post the shoes Bobby choose. (:

    Love your blog!!


  4. MADEMOISELLE says: October 22, 20103:37 pm

    you're so lucky!

    madmoiselle xo

  5. Peter says: October 22, 20103:53 pm

    Bobby. So dreamy. You look great too. :)

  6. BM says: October 22, 20104:19 pm

    wow lucky you! it looks like you had an amazing time



  7. tranish says: October 22, 20104:20 pm

    How awesome to meet Kenneth Cole! Looks like it was a very cool event. My husband always looks good in Kenneth Cole and I love the label for that! You look beautiful. Great pick on the men's bag.

    Love your blog!


  8. graphology says: October 22, 20104:24 pm

    You look gorgeous :-)

  9. Melissa says: October 22, 20104:25 pm

    What an amazing event! Looks like you had a wonderful time :) You looked stunning! I always love your bow belts :)


  10. Justice Pirate says: October 22, 20104:29 pm

    Bobby seems really sociable that's cool. I'm more of the talker in my coupledom when in public. you two look so cute together in the one shot. everything looks so pretty too!

  11. mituKatie says: October 22, 20104:58 pm

    what a night! sounds like fun…you didn't really set your napkin fire, did you??????? :)

  12. Natalie says: October 22, 20105:13 pm

    What an beautiful event! Your outfit fit the setting perfectly (as usual).
    Pocket of Presh

  13. Jen says: October 22, 20105:38 pm

    You and your sweet bf look so fantastic, and have I ever mentioned how adorable you two are together?

    All the pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing them! I love the bag you chose!


  14. Kelly says: October 22, 20107:30 pm

    Wow what a wonderful event! You looked beautiful as always. )

  15. Alice says: October 22, 20107:41 pm

    great pictures 😉

  16. Rachael says: October 22, 20107:48 pm

    Wow, this event looks so beautifully organized, love the details like the quote chairs.

    Great pictures!


  17. Krameymartin says: October 22, 20108:17 pm

    This is awesome! What a great opportunity. I love the table decor. And that bag!

  18. chibi says: October 22, 20108:21 pm

    Very nice pictures.
    The collection looks nice.
    And the invitation you got sounds so creative and thoughtful.

  19. Taya says: October 22, 20108:33 pm

    you are beautiful)
    love your outfit ^^


  20. Natalya's Closet says: October 22, 20109:57 pm

    I love that you keep it real (i spill stuff all the time!) and this looks like an amazing event, you look gorgeous! XOXO, Natalya's Closet

  21. Em-Jae says: October 22, 201010:03 pm

    Wow! Looks like SO much fun. I am really loving their arrangements and decorations, too…
    Cute bag choice!

  22. Breenah says: October 23, 20102:24 am

    This is amazing times a million and a half!

    Also, LOVE the bag you chose.

  23. katy says: October 23, 20104:21 am

    HA! We spilled a fork into the water on our end of the table too — tricky centerpiece! Jordan was totally eyeing that same bag, but I think she went with shoes!

  24. Keira says: October 23, 20103:03 pm

    This looks like an evening straight out of a dream, Keiko! I love the aesthetic of Kenneth Cole. If only money were no object 😉

  25. Penny Dreadful says: October 23, 20103:11 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic night! Your outfit is lovely – that turquoise top with bow belt is a great combination.


  26. Maggie ☮ says: October 23, 20109:57 pm

    that looks like a fun night : )

  27. Bio says: October 23, 201011:40 pm

    Awesome… looks like you had a blast!

  28. KristiMcMurry says: October 24, 20101:58 am

    what an exciting life you lead! Looks like a wonderful night. I love the bag you picked out.

  29. ANAPHOTO says: October 26, 20105:39 am

    Lovely to meet you my dear! :)

  30. Ashley says: October 27, 201012:02 am

    Unbelievably and insanely jealous.

  31. Lauren says: October 28, 20109:49 am

    Such a beautiful couple, and such a great honor! I love your outfit.