It takes a heck of a lot to entice JSG out on a 18 degree evening, but the MAC Hello Kitty launch party that promised a fashion exhibit of Hello Kitty creations was the only motivation we needed last night. And much like the highly anticipated new cosmetics line, the evening didn’t disappoint.
We were greeted by the gentleman above, serving up bowtie shaped chocolate cookies. The answer to your question is, “Yes!” In all our years of attending parties in NYC, a male, tatooed, nail polish-wearing, dominatrix Hello Kitty ranks up there as one of the strangest things we’ve ever seen.
From there, we walked into a room filled with mannequins and models in the promised Hello Kitty designer creations ranging from Marchesa to Catherine Malandrino to Zac Posen:
The frisky Rosa Cha model had all the guys in the house purring:
Here’s a sampling of the MAC cosmetics that were the excuse for the party. The line is scheduled to go on sale on February 10 online and in stores on February 12:
That’s Tamar, JSG’s Annie and Amber, below. Annie is sporting shadows from the Hello Kitty Lucky Tom palette. Lucky Tom is a sparkly, chocolate-hued shade that MAC makeup artists report rationing at the Spring ’09 shows. Be sure to read Amber’s recap of her meeting with Jay from The City. He, along with Lindsay Price, her BF and How I Met Your Mother star, Josh Radnor and Zac Posen were the celebs we saw in attendance.
We can only hope the 50th Anniversary Barbie Fashion Show on Valentine’s Day lives up to the high bar Hello Kitty set!