Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Suzana Peric -- Berlin Fashion Week Day 1

Next Up, New York for Belgrade’s Biggest Designer
Quick: Name a famous fashion designer from Belgrade. Stumped? I’ll give you a hint: She’s wild on multicolored silk maxi-dresses and easybreezybeautiful designs that seem to scream Palm Beach (or is it LA?). The answer is Suzana Peric. Don’t worry if you didn’t get it right, you’ll nail it next season. That’s because Peric expects to show at NY Fashion Week in February, 2009. And if her runway show last week on the opening day of Berlin Fashion Week is any indication, she won’t be unknown in the States for long.

Peric already enjoys name recognition and editorial respect across Europe, along with the requisite celeb following, natch. She splits her time between Belgrade and Salzburg right now; she has a popular boutique in the German city and plans to open a second, larger site in Belgrade in the fall.
Peric’s show was fun, festive, packed-to-capacity and also quite swagulous thanks to the lovely silk scarf she gifted everyone. It’s a swath tailor made to accent fall fashion, with a lovely Pucci-swirl combo of browns, creams and mustards. But many couldn’t wait to show it off -- the scarf could be seen throughout the week around at least one show-goer’s neck or handbag.
And to anyone who doubts that Belgrade’s Best is ready to take on the Big Apple, take note: Peric started and ended her Berlin show with the jazzed up theme song from Sex and the City.
Check her out for yourself at or at to see her entire runway collection.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Don't Tell Eloise, But The Plaza's Got the Best Cognac on the Block!

Last month, Louis XIII de Remy Martin hosted an invite-only event at the new Rose Club at NYC's glorious Plaza Hotel to unveil the ultimate taste of luxury: the extremely rare Black Pearl Magnum. And Swagulous was there!
Handcrafted by Baccarat in black crystal with platinum accents, the spectacular carafe catches and refracts light, creating flashes of silver, black, chrome, blue and mahogany brown -- just like actual black pearls of the South Pacific.
It's actually the second coming of the Black Pearl; its debut, in a smaller decanter, sold out in less than a month. But the magnums won't be hitting the market -- they're exclusive to luxury properties like The Plaza and the St. Regis Hotel in Washinton, D.C.
So enough about the booze -- how was the PARTY! Fab, fab and glam, reports our Swagulous scout. Especially cool was when residents of The Plaza (which as you know recently went Condotel) joined the exclusive fete -- always interesting to watch the SuperWealthy get a sneak peek at their next drink order. And just how much will a snifter of this stuff set them back? If you have to ask ...