July 9th is a huge day in history. There was the birth of David Hockney (in 1937), the Battle of Normandy (in 1944), the opening of Andy Warhol’s Soup Cans show (in 1962) and the release of Donkey Kong (in 1981). It was also the day before the release of our collaboration with Into The Gloss, and the date of a dinner party to celebrate. We’re not comparing the dinner to Donkey Kong; we’re just putting it in a context.

We’d spent a year laboring (lovingly) on two pairs of aviators with Into The Gloss founder Emily Weiss and her co-founder Nick Axelrod, so celebrating their release date was like popping the cork on a bottle of seriously fizzy champagne.

We took over the garden room of the Waverly Inn, which is a bit like the Conservatory in Clue: tile-floored, airy, filled with lush plants. (Key difference: nobody has been murdered there.) It’s lovely on a warm summer night.

Glasses were tried on, iPhone photos were taken, drinks were drunk. There were also freshly-baked biscuits, which a European gentleman at the party referred to as “delicious bread patties”. Perfect.

Care to shop the collaboration? Let’s go.

Emily Weiss, Eva ChenEmily Weiss and Eva Chen in the foreground. In the background, smoldering eye contact.

Nick Axelrod, Stella BugbeeNick Axelrod and the incomparable Stella Bugbee, who is wearing culottes if you can’t tell.


Eniko Mihalik, Geordon NicolHi Eniko! Hi Geordan!

Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Atlanta De Cadenet, Jen Brill
Triple cuties

HThomson20140709-3756Love a good tablescape

HThomson20140709-4243Love a good mingle

Sophia Amoruso, Neil BlumenthalIt’s Sophia. Ms. Amoruso if you’re nasty.

Jaqueline Jablonski, Eva Chen, Cameron RussellThe shiniest hair this side of the Mississippi

Nick Axelrod, Emily Weiss, Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa

The crew! Nick, our dear co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal, Emily, and our equally-dear co-founder and co-CEO Dave Gilboa. L’chaim, guys.

Photos by Hannah Thomson


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