On Sunday night, our team turned the Thompson LES Hotel into an exclusive model hangout for the official Modelinia Fashion Week Kick-off Party hosted by top model Jessica Stam and Chrissie Miller!
The scene looked like it was straight out of a fashion dream! Questlove was killing it behind the DJ booth with hits Jay-Z, James Brown, and Rihanna, while a stylish crowd of fashion insiders formed a dance party out on the floor. As guests mingled around the lounge, the models started pouring in, greeting each other with plenty of hugs.
When Bar Refaeli made her way through the crowd, photographers immediately started snapping pics of the stunning Israeli model and her winning smile. We caught up with Bar for a while to talk Fashion Week plans, during which the blonde beauty revealed that she actually came to New York for Maxim.
“I went on the Jimmy Fallon Show to talk more about my title with Maxim, and I’m shooting a commercial for my line Under Me tomorrow. This one is going to be really cool. For Christmas we’re going to do something really special!”
After jamming to a major live performance by Antoniette Costa, Bar was spotted chatting with fellow Sport’s Illustrated stars Dominique Piek and Damaris Lewis outside on the terrace, making for one awesome photo shoot! In between posing for pictures and greeting guests, Jessica hung out with the Organice Your Life girls, Lonneke Engel and Valentina Zalyaeva. The beauties talked Fall fashion with us, sharing some of their must-have stylish buys.
“I already have everything I need- I love my Rag & Bone boots, ” said Lonneke. “I like second hand stores, like Ina— it’s my favorite!”
As the lounge continued to fill with fashion A-listers, including Jessica’s good pal, Ashley Greene—who got to spend some time behind the DJ booth with Questlove and the host— we spotted Nicole Trunfio rocking stud earrings and the Universe bracelet from her Trunfio Jewels collection.
The girls also hung out celebrating Skullcandy Edit, a feature that allows you to design your own Skullcandy “Aviator” headphones. Didn’t they look great?
“I’m having so much fun!” Nicole told us. “Questlove is the best DJ in the world! I love him!”
We couldn’t agree more! Cheers to another amazing Fashion Week!
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