Hit The Party Circuit With This It Designer

Interior designer and all-around style star Natalie Obradovich is our kind of girl. Not only can she pair a statement necklace with towering platforms like nobody's business, but the cute-as-a-button Gramercy dweller seems to have an "in" at every velvet-roped event worth hitting in NYC.
But, what's this lady about town like when she's not at work or popping up on Patrick McMullan's site? That was one question we needed to answer. So, we went to the source herself. Giving Obradovich an easy-to-carry, easy-to-use 12-megapixel PowerShot SX280, we asked her for a POV tour of her holiday season. So, she hit her party circuit and snapped some pics, zapped 'em to her phone with the cam's built-in WiFi, and sent it all to our eager, eager inbox.
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What'd we get? Well, prep yourself for some ice-skating, a holiday toast (or two), and cameos from a few of fashion's major players. Suffice to say, you'll know this It designer pretty darn well by the end of this extra-festive slideshow.
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Photo: Courtesy Natalie Obradovich.
"The Standard Hotel (Meatpacking) always has this great ice-skating rink this time of year. Ever since they started doing that, my friends and I have always made sure to stop by for a few laps and some après-skate drinks and snacks to warm up."
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"This definitely applies to anyone attempting to ice-skate near me!"
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"Ali found a nice little penguin friend to help her get around the rink!"
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"Here I am attempting to ice-skate with my nice little Theory fur vest to keep me warm."
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"We're ready for the Olympics!"
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"In my free time, I love to take travel and scenic shots...and, of course, photos of my friends. I actually started my blog, Parataxic Distortions, a few years back when my friends urged me to bring my photographs to the public. Right now, I'm sorta in love with this camera — it's got WiFi, so it can send photos directly your phone, which is great for someone as impatient as I am. I love that I can be out with my friends and upload my shots to Instagram right away! Yep, I'm an Instragram addict!"

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"Cheers!"
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"Here Ali shows off the perfect red hue for the holidays along with her chicest winter white."
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"This year Diane von Furstenberg collaborated with Harley Viera Newton on a holiday capsule collection and celebrated with a festive bash at the DVF Meatpacking store. Naturally, I had to be there! Here, DJ Tennessee Thomas, an old high-school friend of mine, gets into the spirit."
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"Nothing like some hot toddies for après skate. We just sat back and watched the professionals show us how it's really done on the rink."
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"The holiday collection is based on the cutest cat motif, which HVN and DVF applied to these great headphones. Lucky for me, everyone was sent home with a pair! I rocked these through the airport over the weekend on my trip down to Art Basel Miami."
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"My friend, realtor Jared Sigelman, and I, working our holiday finest. Sharing a little leather and fur between friends is what the holidays are for."
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"The legendary DVF holding court over her holiday bash. Let me tell you, New York parties and the fashion industry in general have provided me with a ton of inspiration for my design career. The people I'm surrounded by have really helped me expand my horizons beyond what even I thought I was capable of."
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"AndrewAndrew: holiday chic x 2!"
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"Bryn Poulos showing off her best DVF pout."
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"That chic, little cat purse — so perfect for the holidays, right? Oh, and what a conversation piece!"
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"Tennessee Thomas looking nice and sassy in the DJ booth."
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"The effortlessly stylish and chic Natalie Joos and I working the room. Smile for the camera!"
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"Like I said, these cat clutches are the perfect conversation piece. You don't even actually have to talk!"
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"Every year, my girlfriends and I gather at Rolf's German Restaurant to kick off the holiday season. The restaurant is covered in floor-to-ceiling lights and ornaments. It's a magical sensory overload! Every time, it reminds me of how much I love New York during the holidays. To me, it's the quintessential holiday wonderland. Something about the lights and the energy of the city is just so exciting."
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"My girlfriends, striking a pose under the glistening lights. There are so many — you feel like you're getting a tan in the middle of winter. Being from California, my friends here are really like my family, and we always try to spend a night together before going home to see relatives."
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"Ali O'Neill of Porter Grey tackles a beer stein that is only slightly larger than her head."
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"If all the lights, ornaments, and angels strewn all over the restaurant weren't enough, I brought my own table decorations — tinsel and bows!"
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"The three stooges decide that holiday decorations work even better as props for photos. Click!"
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"For my seasonal celebratory outfit, I took my plaid sweater up a notch with my favorite Dannijo necklace. By the way, do you think my bow is in the right spot?"
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"Ali shows off her favorite Dorothy-style ruby slippers. She clicked her heels three times and went directly to Rolf's!"
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"No need to wrap — these girls come ready to party, bows included!"