Robert Verdi Luxe Laboratory Fashion Week Retreat – RV/FW2010

Covering Fashion Week is a glamorous yet daunting task. The pace is non-stop and not for the inexperienced! In between shows I have come to rely on various press lounges and suites designed to give the weary editors a quick respite from the mayhem….a cozy location to charge your dying iPhone while jotting notes for that article that must go live before the sun sets. Egad!

Robert Verdi, television personality, celebrity stylist, taste-maker, and my favorite Jersey boy, recently hosted “RV/FW10” an exclusive fashion week retreat where editors, influencers and celebrities escape the frenzy of Fashion Week. I swear, every time I visit Robert Verdi’s Luxe Laboratory, I am introduced to something amazing that’s destined to become one of my favorite things. Last season Robert introduced me to newly launched indie nail lacquer line, Ginger + Liz…and today the brand is practically a household name. Props to Robert Verdi and the Luxe Laboratory for making the introduction. And how can I forget about these rocker chic skull earrings from Tarina Tarantino...good ol’ Robert introduced me to the jewelry collection during a Fashion Week press retreat a couple of seasons ago.

For previous posts on great finds as a result of spending time at Luxe Laboratory, click HERE, HERE, and HERE.

So you see, whenever I have the opportunity to visit the Luxe Laboratory, I seize said opportunity because I am pretty much confident that I will learn of something new that is of interest to my readers.

So without further adieu, here are my faves from Robert Verdi’s Fashion Week Retreat 2010 – RV/FW2010:

I never gave much thought to the inefficiency of my antiquated iron until I learned of the Panasonic 360 Freestyle Cordless Iron. This powerhouse of an iron for style-setters does everything but the dishes. I tested the Panasonic 360 Freestyle Cordless Iron on a super wrinkly Pashmina and let me tell you, this bad boy delivers the smoothest ironing ever! It is small, fast, light & convenient. The secret to the efficacy of this little iron is the multi-directional sole plate and tiny little steam holes. Try the Panasonic 360 Freestyle Cordless Iron and it will change your life!

While at the Luxe Lab, the wonderfully talented Herve, of The Red Door Spas Elizabeth Arden, gave me the most delicious ringlets ever!

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at And for the season’s trends, follow on Twitter at @RedDoorSpas.

While I didn’t get a chance to spend one-on-one time with the brand rep, I couldn’t help but eye from afar Linea Pelle, a stylish collection of leather bags, bracelets & accessories. I encourage you all to take a closer look at @lineapelle. Their use of matte gunmetal hardware, fringe, suede, and zippers is unlike anything I’ve ever seen!

I love new denim discoveries. Vintage Revolution Jeans (just debuting this fall! see how I bring you the exclusive scoop:)) offers a collection of denim silhouettes designed to fit a myriad of shapes. For example, my writer, Christene, who’s about six feet tall, found her perfect fit at the Vintage Revolution Denim Bar. Her waist is as tiny as can be but her hip to waist ratio and height often make denim shopping a chore…but not with Vintage Revolution. If you are a challenging fit, give VR a try. Follow @vrjeans for fall 2010 denim trends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my rundown of the best of RV/FW2010! Can’t wait to visit Luxe Laboratory again and report on NEW soon-to-be faves!


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