The night started out normal enough for an NYC store party. Maybe a little chicer — the store in question, after all, was the Cartier Mansion, a space that makes us want to hide in the coat closet and have a From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler situation. Celebrating the launch of the Juste un Clou Collection, the boutique also played host to a special exhibition, "Cartier & Aldo Cipullo, New York City In The '70s," (open to the public, FYI) with a series of gorgeous, oversized photographs you'll be instantly Instagramming.
Then stuff got cray. The blinged-out guests were directed to a little known street in Tribeca for the dancing portion of the evening. While we were fighting off the thoughts of our down comforter, we couldn't pass up the chance to see just what, exactly, a Cartier after-party looks like.
All the usual suspects were dancing to the Misshapes, but we didn't feel that same-people-different-place vibe at all — we were on a group field trip three decades in the past, after all. Michelle Harper lit up the dance floor, as per usual (we swear, she must have been a contortionist in a former life), shimmying with models like Arizona Muse, Karlie Kloss, and Chanel Iman, actress Lily Collins, and DJ Chelsea Leyland. The limb-flinging sped into fast forward with a performance by Jay-Z's protege, Rita Ora (and, yes, Jay and B were there), powered, no doubt, by the undoubtedly magical powers of Cartier bubbles. We won't tell you when we left, but today's spins were worth it; this disco was purely a pop-up. Meaning there's no need for you to figure out how to befriend the doorman.