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Wyclef Jean Gets the Crowd Dancing at Tod’s East Hampton Dinner

Wyclef Jean Gets the Crowd Dancing at Tod’s East Hampton Dinner

Tod’s again touched down in East Hampton, hosting a fashionable mix of guests to fete the brand’s second season of its Hampton boutique. Hosted at a private seaside residence — where even on a  particularly muggy night,  spectacular views were to be had — the stylish crowd with its mix of loafers and T Timeless handbags was served  Italian-themed cocktails and light bites, before sitting down for a dinner that was grilled ocean side.After the first course the evening leveled up with musical guest of honor Wyclef Jean taking the stage, sheepishly explaining, “We can do this one of two ways — I can play and you all can sit and eat…or you can get up and dance. Which way do you want it?”

Partygoers, including Kelly Roland, an old friend and collaborator of Jean’s, immediately took to the lawn, transforming the event into a once-in-a-lifetime, intimate dance party to Wyclef’s greatest, Grammy-award-winning hits. And with Roland  shaking it on the dance floor, there was even a full-on Destiny’s Child sing-along moment. A one-man musical supernova, the artist played guitar, piano, danced in the crowd and, of course, freestyled about his all-Tod’s ensemble.

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Tod’s East Hampton dinner.

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“I was to do 15 minutes,” Jean said to the crowd, who couldn’t get enough dancing to every beat. “But that’s not me, I can go all night.”
Eventually the Haitian performer took a break, letting guests finish dinner, promising to return post dessert.
“The energy from this event demonstrates the essence of the Tod’s lifestyle — Italian, sophistication, boldness and joy,” said Roberto Lorenzini, chief executive officer of Tod’s Group Americas, who said brief words, preferring to let the alchemy of the party continue.

Sasha Lane, Christina Lewis, Loida Lewis and Derek Blasberg at Tod’s East Hampton dinner.

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Other guests included Sasha Lane, Kathryn Newton, Joey Wölffer, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Katie Lee, Jordan Roth, Isolde Brielmaier, Rachel and Neil Blumenthal, Lauren Santo Domingo, Gucci Westman, Natalie Massenet, Erik Torstensson, Colby Mugrabi, Quincy Davis, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Sean MacPherson, Sophie Elgort, Tinamarie Clark, Sai de Silva, and Coco Bassey, among others.

Wyclef Jean amping up the crowd, at the Tod’s East Hampton dinner.

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Post dinner Jean kept his promise, performing to another dance party on the lawn.

Valentino Escape Collection to Be Feted in Vacation Hot Spots

Valentino Escape Collection to Be Feted in Vacation Hot Spots

Valentino is embracing escapism again this summer.
For the second year in a row, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli has created a capsule collection inspired by select archival motifs of the brand that he has reimagined in a new chapter called Valentino Escape 2022.
The prints — Round Rain and Giraffa reedition, both from 1966, and Valentino Waves multicolor from 1970 — have been reproduced on caftans, swimwear, flowy dress and kimonos for women and Bermuda shorts, shirts, sweatshirts and T-shirts in light fabrics for men.
The line is complemented by exclusive Valentino Garavani tote bags that sport the same motifs as the apparel.
The line will launch on June 15 at Mytheresa, the brand’s global e-commerce partner, and there will be events held in Saint-Tropez, Capri, Forte Dei Marmi and Mykonos.

In the U.S., the company will open pop-ups in Nantucket called Valentino at Olivela from June 10 to 26, and at Neiman Marcus in NorthPark from June 20 to July 5. The collection will also be offered in July at the brand’s new East Hampton, New York, store at 53 Main Street, which is slated to open in mid-June.

Jenni Kayne and Malia Mills Are Courting Shoppers in the Hamptons

Jenni Kayne and Malia Mills Are Courting Shoppers in the Hamptons

With the Hamptons overridden with summer residents, day trippers and city escapees, the number of brands looking to entice shoppers there is increasing.
Jenni Kayne is opening a permanent store and design showroom in Amangansett at 10 Amagansett Square Drive on July 28. Located near Ulla Johnson and Henry Lehr, the shop is offering the brand’s full furniture collection as well as apparel and accessories. Shoppers in the 1,500-square-foot store can check out the brand’s first design bar and meet Kayne’s team of interiors designers, on staff to offer inspiration projects, review swatches and wood samples, assist with ordering furniture and more.
Activations and special events are in the works for a limited time, including complimentary yoga on the lawn with Mandala Yoga Amagansett and complimentary hand-stitching monogramming and embroidery from Rachel Hearn.

So far, bestsellers include the Fisherman Sweater, a relaxed look offered in cotton and cashmere that retails from $295 to $395, according to a company spokeswoman. Mules in suede or shearling that retail between $395 and $425 have also been of interest.
Meanwhile, swimwear designer Malia Mills has teamed up with the Little Red Planet’s Mindi Smith to open a pop-up in the latter’s permanent store in Sag Harbor. There is also a creative space for artists and designers. Mills’ pop-up there will stay open through the end of September. Instead of paving different routes, there are benefits to working together with people that share your ethos, work ethic and quality, Mills said.

Shoppers will find swimwear, clothing, accessories and other items for a range of ages. Mills started her swimwear line more than 25 years ago in New York City. The Little Red Planet specializes in sustainable children’s wear from 30 international designers.
Mills and Smith decided to team up after Mills closed two stores in the Hamptons and Smith relocated hers last year. The Little Red Planet outpost is located at 34 Long Island Avenue. “It’s awesome the ultimate summer share. We’re sharing our house. We’re sharing her store,” said Mills.
Having had a Hamptons location for 12 years, the company has a loyal following there, Mills said. Shoppers are now more inclined to shop online and in-person, and they are price-conscious, the designer said. “Our customer is very supportive of us. They have been shopping with us throughout the pandemic. Obviously, that’s something that we’re grateful for,” she said.
A popular item is the $125 zero-waste Course of Trade “Chi It Forward” bag that is sewn by women who have been victims of sexual violence, been incarcerated or are struggling to be financially independent. Mills’ production director Libby Mattern created this industrial learn-to-sew program, which also includes resume writing and other essential trainings, a few years ago.

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