Thanks Abby, for this photo!
Rachel, Brittany and I had so much fun hosting our fashion week dinner party last year, we decided to make it an annual event. This time, instead of a progressive party with a course at each of our apartments, we reserved The Maxwell's event room for the evening. Since we all wore heels, it was a lot more convenient for our guests.
Hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour were prosciutto, goat cheese, and peach crostini. Rachel found the recipe on Pinterest, one of our favorite sites. Follow Rachel and me!
Rachel pours the drinks before our guests arrive
Brittany, our resident mixologist, came up with the drink recipes. Our first cocktail was a lime and mint martini.
Goat cheese tarts with arugula salad
The appetizer course was a goat cheese tart with arugula salad. To. Die. For. We found the recipe in American Fashion Cookbook, the CFDA cookbook. Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo of our main dish, roasted tilapia with mushroom risotto. Brittany was so on top of filling up my drink that I sort of forgot about it. Oops!
Lindsey Menner, Megan Giannini and Becky Tilson in a staged laughter shot
Dessert was black and white cookies and raspberry linzers, two iconic New York City cookies. If we can't be in NYC, we can bring it to us!
We even got shushed by a girl who lived on the same floor as the party room. Oops. I blame the cocktails and the copious amount of wine.
Me in Asos patent leather skirt and top, a VPL bra, and Alejandro Ingelmo pumps
Rachel Conner in H&M leather pants and lace top, Pitaya blazer, Victoria Secret bra
Megan Giannini in French Connection and Francesca's, shoes from an Italian boutique
Abby Reed in Forever 21 top, Bleulab leather pants, Fergie shoes and Target necklace
Hostesses with the Mostesses: Brittany Conner (center) wore a Tibi top, Parker leather skirt, and BCBG heels.