As regular readers know by now, I’m obsessed with Papyrus. One of my favorite stops during NYFW is the Papyrus exhibit – you may not know, but they’ve been a part of NYFW for the past 10 seasons! I love checking out all of the fun and fashionable Papyrus cards on display. Every card is so beautiful and unique.
This season I was so excited to celebrate Papyrus, fashion, art, and creativity through their partnership with Christie’s, the famed auction house, for a special celebration to kick off NYFW: The Shows! hosted by the fabulous and multitalented Zanna Rassi!
Fashion week is such a hectic and busy time – I’m always running around from show to show, so to save time I wore this look all day ;)! I love the retro feeling of this outfit, which felt very appropriate and in line with Andy Warhol’s pop art!
As soon as I arrived, I was greeted with a beautiful and super fun Papyrus card and a tray of champagne – who doesn’t love that? The entrance was absolutely beautiful and framed with so many flowers!
There were so many displays of Papyrus cards all over the room, and I had so much fun looking at all of the different designs during the event. The cards are just so gorgeous, and like fashion, always make a statement!
The party had so many creative and fun events going on all night, and one of my favorites featured the amazing illustrators that were on hand: Deanna First and Veronica Collignon. These talented ladies were drawing live illustrations of guests! How great are these illustrations Veronica Collignon drew of my brother and I?!
The bar was beautiful and there was even a specialty custom pink cocktail created for the event, which was delicious!!!! I may have had one or two (or three!)!
Every element of this part was thought out – even the hor d’oeuvres matched the cards!!
Here’s a picture of the yummy cake that was served – the perfect sweet bite!
And here’s one more! This was one of my favorite cards of the night. It’s so feminine and the colors are beautiful, with just the right amount of sparkle!
A special part of the night for me was my interview with Zanna Rassi, the lovely and extremely talented host of the event! Zanna shares the same passion I have for Papyrus because they have the perfect cards for any and every occasion! Some other fun tidbits she shared with me included which fashion trend she wants to see more of (60s and 70s inspired looks) and which trend she wants to see fizzle out (high-waisted jeans)! She was so much fun to talk to and a fabulous host!
Because this was an Andy Warhol party, there were several Andy Warhol originals displayed, and Zanna drew out one lucky winner got to take home an original Andy Warhol Polaroid! Sadly, my brother and I did not win, but what an amazing prize!!
The overall décor was just gorgeous, and everyone was having an amazing time starting off fashion week with Papyrus!
And as the celebration sadly was coming to a close – everyone got to leave with some surprises! This was definitely one of the chicer goodie bags I’ve received! I can’t wait to use all of the cards I got. One special guest received a Papyrus goodie bag that included a bonus giftcard! Lucky!
After the kickoff party, the fun continued at the Café by Papyrus during NYFW. The Café was based in the center of Skylight Clarkson, where many of the shows are, and continued to display the Christie’s Andy Warhol collection! It was so nice being able to stop by the Papyrus Café between shows to grab a coffee, tea or LifeWater refreshment and mail out a gorgeous Papyrus card to a loved one! So convenient and fun. The Café also featured sweet treats like Maria Sharapova’s Sugarpova candies and a special Valentine’s Day themed experience! I loved popping in all week long!
Here’s a look at my favorite Papyrus cards from the goodie bag! I love all the special touches every card has!
Shop the cards pictured above and just a couple of my favorite Papyrus cards below! There are too many favorites, honestly!
- Celebrate Your Existence Birthday Card, buy here.
- Frosted Accessories Birthday Card, buy here.
- Leather Cake Birthday Card, buy here.
- Honeycomb Engagement Ring Card, buy here.
- Bashful Lotus Gal Blank Card, buy here.
- Bejeweled Tiara Pattern Blank Card, buy here.
- Laser-Cut Japanese Garden Blank Card, buy here.
- Tray of Champagne Congratulations Card, buy here.
- Beach Wedding Scene Card, buy here.
- Sushi Roll Trio Friendship Card, buy here.
Each Papyrus card has a special and unique design that speaks to individual style and the beautiful connections that are shared with loved ones just like each individual designer that shows at NYFW: The Shows! There is nothing more personal and touching then sending a handpicked card from Papyrus to your loved ones!
In Partnership with Papyrus.