THE PARTY: Vanidades Icons of Style Awards
THE PLACE: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
THE DEETS: Vanidades brought a whole lot of Latin flavor to the Mandarin Oriental to honor fashion and style icons on Thursday night. The posh party honored designer Oscar de la Renta as well as actress (and newly appointed designer for New York & Co.) Eva Mendes.
With bars fully stocked with Veuve Cliquot and light eats nearby, Roselyn Sanchez and Chiquinquiera Delgado hosted the awards ceremony. Mr. de la Renta was presented with the “Iconic Man of Style Award,” and Mendes received the “Mujer Vanidades” award. While she admitted that public speaking isn’t her forte, Mendes’ acceptance speech was charming (not to mention the fact that we couldn’t take our eyes off of that dress). To make things easier, she texted her mom and sister to see what they would say if they were accepting such an award. Her sister told her that she’d simply respond by asking, “Was Eva not available?”
The gorgeous ballroom was made even more beautiful by all of the attendees. Adrienne Bailon and Orange Is The New Black’s Selenis Levya made appearances. Jorge Posada received the Icon of Style Award for Sports, presented by Polo player and Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras. Needless to say, the room was very caliente by the end of the night.