• Mon, Sep 13 2010

Gallery: Behind The Scenes At Charlotte Ronson And Whitney Port’s Fashion Week Parties

It’s Fashion Week here in New York, and that means shows all day, parties all night, and hangovers all morning. Crushable’s Drew and I donned our hippest attire (i.e., not jeggings) and headed out to a few events.

First up was the after-party for Charlotte Ronson, whose fall line is full of patterns and pretty, wearable dresses. The event had an open bar sponsored by O.N.E. Coconut Water (fashion and potassium, together at last), and we took full advantage of the free drinks.

We walked up the steps on the heels of Mark Ronson who was sporting a shock of platinum hair. Drew and I quickly spotted Josh Groban, Rashida Jones and Shenae Grimes amidst a mix of high-heeled and suited-up pretty young things. After grabbing drinks, we arbitrarily parked ourselves nearby to take in the scene. I looked over and realized we were at the table of Charlotte herself, who was holding court next to brother Mark and sister Samantha Ronson. People kept stumbling by to greet the designer and steal ice from the bucket on her table. Drew and I grounded our heels and held onto our prime real estate. We decided to throw haughty looks at anyone who walked our way, and it worked — everyone assumed we were supposed to be at the table. Party infiltration success!

After the Ronson-fest we headed over to Whitney Port’s party at a club called 1Oak (read: “one of a kind”) that I suspect may have been purgatory. The place was pretty empty when we arrived — though I supposed it was still relatively early in NYC time. This party was most definitely was NOT an open bar, and I ended up plunking down $40 for two mixed drinks. Goodness!

Drew and I were feeling a bit tired and thought we’d sit for a minute while waiting for Whit and her gang to arrive. We soon discovered that the club’s only seats were in reserved bottle service areas, but figured we’d try our luck again and sat down anyway. We ended up befriending a nice group of kids from Canada who’d paid $1000 for access to seats and a bottle of Grey Goose. They kindly let us sit on their bench and talked with us about hockey and poutine.

We hear Whitney eventually showed up along with folks like Swizz Beats and Reggie Bush in tow, but Drew and I were already in a cab by that point, more interested in meeting comfortable shoes and our beds.

Lessons learned:

1. If you act like you belong somewhere people will totally assume that you do.
2. Never judge an open bar by its lack of cover.
3. Vitamin Water does not cure hangovers.

(photos via WireImage, StarTraks and Getty)

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