Last night, I attended the opening night reception for FFANY’s New York Shoe Expo at the super luxe Empire Hotel Rooftop.
It was a hot ticket – people spent a ton of dough to get in – but I received comped entrance, allowing me to cocktail and mingle among the shoe elite. For those not in the know, FFANY is a small but exclusive trade show featuring high end, exclusive, designer, salon and bridge lines.
The party was not a trade show, though, it was a posh cocktail party full of well-dressed (and well-heeled), eating fancy small plates and even fancier cocktails.
Being in a room of well-to-do $800 shoes, it was not a night for me to go out in my swag flip flops, but I also couldn’t really afford to keep up with the Manolos. (I am a starving writer, after all!)
On my well-manicured toes was my beloved Stuart Weitzman Exert platform sandals. They are still a splurge, but a worthwhile one, and add a great pop to the traditional little black dress.
Will I be attending the rest of FFANY? Possibly. I do love shoe porn. And, I bet they are likely to have more of those fabulous apple martinis around somewhere…