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We wouldn't have blamed you if you thought you had the wrong address if you stopped by Soho House on Tuesday night. The UK member's club's rooftop terrace was transformed into a chic rooftop garden party by British brand Mulberry to celebrated its spring '11 collection. Keeping in line with designer Emma Hill's "Secret Garden" inspiration, giant pink roses popped up all over the place and large, mod, white-lily pads covered the pool, almost begging to be walked across (we didn't!). Coupled with the sound of British accents coming from just about every mouth, we couldn't help feeling like we'd stepped out of the elevator and right into Vogue UK. It-Brits and their cross-Atlantic brethren commingled admirably—Alexa Chung, Caroline Murphy, Dree Hemingway, Jade Jagger, and Kelly Osbourne sipped Mulberry bellinis and noshed on mini burgers, fish and chips (natch!) and veggie quiches. Our favorite, however—the chocolate and Guinness cupcakes! DJ Dan Williams kept everyone dancing until Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine took the stage for an acoustic show that occurred so close to us that we were actually sharing sweat with the heavenly songstress. Don't worry, we've showered since then.
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read
Try as it might, a temperature drop does not always get in the way of those who love a short hem. Yes, we're opposed to frostbitten legs, but we’ve become really good at layering warm tights and tossing on high boots to help fight the chill. Because, nobody should have to give up skirts just because it's winter. read