Solange! Elettra! The Best Snaps From Our NYFW Kickoff Party

If Thursday evening was just the first night of New York Fashion Week, consider us officially f*cked. The Refinery29 office was officially downgraded to beta until noon yesterday, as late-morning stragglers arrived bleary-eyed from our appropriately titled "First Night" party to celebrate Day one of NYFW. #TGIF, right? Hosted by some of our fave NYCers (and one very kool Kiwi designer), Natalie Joos, Alejandro Ingelmo, Karen Walker, Hannah Bronfman, and R29 star Elettra Wiedemann, our bash brought out the downtown, uptown, and, yes, even Brooklyn set to The Double Seven. With plentiful, plentiful, plentiful cocktails from Belvedere, including one mean "Strawberry Pepper Fix" (Belve, lemon juice, strawberries, and and black pepper), it's no wonder the dance floor got more mild than wild in the best possible way — ahem, Piera. And with DJs Chelsea Leyland, Nelleke, and a special set by Solange Knowles, the tunage wouldn't let you stay in your seats. When "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston came on, well, we knew Friday wouldn't be Funday.
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Solange Knowles pairs a Tibi top with a Cacharel skirt and Alexander Wang shoes. And that lipstick!

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Elettra Weideman and James Marshall.

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We plotted our next Mexico City trip with Annette and Phoebe Stephens, the sisters behind jewelry line Anndra Neen. Aren't those necklaces insane?

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Natalie Joos gets cute in the photobooth.

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Alice and Sam Shipley.

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R29's Creative Director Piera Gelardi with Lisa Mayock.

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Ashley Wick matches the decor.

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Refinery's Senior Editor, Kristian Laliberte, with Louise Roe, Natalie Obradovich, and Roe's boyfriend, Josh Slack.

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Lisa Mayock and Jeff Halmos do a very respectful one-two step.

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Reece Solomon isn't afraid to mix prints.

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Jade Kelly and hostess-with-the-mostess Karen Walker.

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Darrell Hartman and Sabine Heller (wearing Ruffian's new jewelry line) think something is funny.

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How meta.

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Yara Flinn.

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Louise Roe gets photo-bombed!

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Martin Marks, just as handsome in black and white.

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Hannah Bronfman.

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Luigi Tadini and Annelise Peterson cuddle up.

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Leandra Medine and Logan Horne share an, uh, intimate moment.

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Alejandro Ingelmo isn't scared of a little flash (those tattoos aren't, either!).

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The cameras get turned on Hanuk Hanuk.

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Footsie!

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The classic MK + A pose.

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Good Guys Gone Bad: Gabe Saporta and Ryland Blackinton of Cobra Starship.

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Ted Gushue and Jenna Sauers.

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Piera Gelardi take a lil' breather.

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Brett Fahlgren, wearing a scarf from his own collection.

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DJ Chelsea Leyland.

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Piera Gelardi and Philippe von Borries really take time to think.

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Becka Diamond's a star.

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There's a matching thing going on: Jeff Halmos, Darrell Hartman, and Oliver Hartman.

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Kava Gorna (middle) and R29's Editor-in-Chief, Christene Barberich (right), pose with a friend.

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Atmosphere shot!

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Refinery29's New York Editor, Annie Georgia Greenberg, in a Jen Kao dress.

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Gina Marinelli and Annie Georgia Greenberg break it down.

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Natalie Joos always knows how to strike a pose.

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Blame it on the Belvedere.

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Hannah Bronfman and Ally Hilfiger may have planned this.

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Natalie Obradovich in Derek Lam pants and a Ferragamo top (and bag).

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Hanuk Hanuk plays model for Ursula's lens.

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