Trendy New York “Great Gatsby” Night: Champagne, Jazz and Romance in the Roaring 20s

“A little party never killed nobody…” Jazz through the night, floating rounds of cocktails permeate the room, air alive with chatter and laughter, enthusiastic meetings between young and beautiful who never knew each other’s name. If you are as romantic and charming as Daisy, or as mysterious but charismatic as Gatsby, or if you want to be looked at like how Gatsby looked at Daisy—in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time, or if you just happen to have a white flannel suit, a silver shirt, or a gold-colored tie that you want to show off, it is high time for you to reveal, to sparkle and to rule our party!

“The tempo of the city had changed sharply.
The buildings were higher.
The parties were bigger.
The morals were looser and the liquor was cheaper.
The restlessness approached hysteria.”

The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun; laughter is easier minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word; the groups change more swiftly, swell with new arrivals, dissolve and form in the same breath. The Party has begun: the red berry mint julep, the lemon’s basil cupcakes, the Charleston dance, the gramophone, the glittering tinsel chandelier, the electric chemistry, the lure, the indulgence, the enchantment, the Bel­Air. What is channeling your beautiful souls? Maybe the Gatsby? Or Daisy? Well, you never know.  You never know who you’ll encounter in this  “kaleidoscopic carnival” of the roaring  1920’s  where the  skirts  are  short,  the  tights  are  sheer,  and  the  glitter  is plentiful.  Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of Mr. Gatsby himself, pouring his favorite Champagne in a dapper suit, or maybe you’ll just graze him swinging along the tempo of the jazz and dancing the wild night of NYC.

Join us as we take you back to the age of glitz and charisma as well as re­creating the
Romance sparkled in the Great Gatsby. Taking place at the Cellar Bar at Bryant Park Hotel, with one ­of ­a ­kind 1920 Art Deco décor.

Agenda (July 18th, Sat, 7:30pm-11pm):
       7:30pm       Red Carpet
       9 pm            Live Performance
     9:30 pm      Free Giveaways + Gift Bags
*Live DJ all night long                         **Please bring business cards for free giveaways
*** All guests will receive AMORE PACIFIC gift bags (Value: $50) and an invitation for a complimentary luxury facial (Value: $200).

Let’s build an absolutely fabulous 1920’s dream and create a golden 1920’s party like no other! Time to throw all the rules out of the window, and mix the metallic up! With the companies of Gatsby, Daisy and Nick, you are about to relive your own version of the Gatsby story!  

GATSBY THEME ATTIRE (Highly suggested, but NOT required)


Accessories: Panamas, fedoras, trilby, straw boater hats, “formal headwear”
Shirts & Suits: Dress shirts, polos, vest, jacket, blazers, button ups
Pants: Khakis, black pants, suspenders
Shoes: Black Oxfords, boat shoes, patent shoes   
All in the Details: Gents, it’s the little things that made Gatsby look so extraordinary. Pay attention to the texture of your ties and pin them down with tiepins. We also love how cufflinks and a colorful handkerchief in the top pocket make any look complete. Remember, stick to Art Deco  inspired  pieces,  such  as diagonal strips or geometric shapes!


The bow tie/handkerchief combo

The collar pin

The trimmed mustache

The sweater cardigan

Leather riding boots

Round-framed glasses

Colorful suspenders

The casual three-piece

The dapper Dan haircut 

The pocket watch


Makeup ideas: Try a bold crimson lip against a creamy complexion. If you want to accentuate your eyes, go for the smoky eye and thin brows. Click here for a tutorial!
Hair: Don’t know what to do with all that long hair? It’s all about the glam pin curl, a timeless yet modern take on the 20s look. Find out how to get the gorgeous look here!
Accessories: Gloves, a sparkling necklace, rhinestone earrings and anything beaded.
Headpiece:  Glittering head pieces, feathers, flowers  headbands,  sparkling bobby pins or hair combs.
Type of fabric: Silks, chiffon or laces
Dresses: Skirts, shift dresses and straight cuts  
Footwear: T­-strap shoes, pumps, or classic Mary Janes
Outfit Details: Daisy’s outfits stood out  because  of  the  gorgeous  detailing.
Pick pieces with  soft  details,  such  as  cascading  ruffles,  sequined  accents, beads  and  even bows!  Fringes topped with faux  fur  stoles  or  jackets  are perfect too. Metallic hues such as gold, bronze and silver.

Great thanks to our sponsor AMORE PACIFIC! All guests will receive an AMORE PACIFIC gift bag (Value: $50) and an invitation for a complimentary AMORE PACIFIC luxury facial (Value: $200). Steeped in centuries of Korean heritage, AMOREPACIFIC has unearthed the extraordinary skin-health benefits of Asian botanicals, channeling these ingredients into luxurious, high-performance anti-aging skin care. From antioxidant packed green tea that grows from AMOREPACIFIC’s own Jeju gardens to indigenous Korean ginseng and bamboo sap, the natural botanicals found in AMOREPACIFIC formulations are among the most efficacious in the world.

AMORE PACIFIC gift bags include:
MOISTURE BOUND Vitalizing Masque (10 ml)
MOISTURE BOUND Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System (30 ml)

“A little party never killed nobody!” Even if you have been everywhere and seen everything and done everything, just as Daisy did, you can’t miss this spectacular Great Gatsby event on July 18th! We are looking forward to hearing the exhilarating ripple of your voice!

Our tickets sell out quickly, hurry!  No tickets can be purchased at the door.

“A Night of Glamor and Intrigue at Shanghai Bund in 1930” - Trendy New York Cheongsam Night Out: A Chinese Oscar Night in NYC

Shanghai in 1930 was considered the “Paris of the East”, renowned for its chic Cheongsam style dress, a modernized form-fitting fashion popular among socialites and upper crust of high society in China. Still an icon of elegance and sophistication, Cheongsam style is memorably worn by legendary Chinese beauty Angie Chiu in “Shanghai Bund” (上海滩)。 

After successfully hosted NYFW Cheongsam fashion show last Sep, Trendy New York was proud to present “A Night of Glamor and Intrigue at Shanghai Bund in 1930” to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Unique Cheongsam fashion show, stunning dance performances and old Shanghai music, told good stories of old Shanghai: elegant, chic and tasteful; Over 200 guests enjoyed the beauty of Cheongsam and great charm of Shanghai in the 1930s, especially when American models walked in Cheongsam with old Shanghai music, bringing unique flavor and great tastes at Skyroom rooftop, one of the best rooftops in Manhattan, with dazzling night views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan skylines.

VIP guests included bankers, investors, fashion bloggers, Chinese super models, United Nation representatives, Harvard Alumni Asian Alliance leaders, media as well as executives from the following corporations: Bloomingdale's, Shiseido, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co, Bank of America, American Airlines, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and HSBC. All guests wore beautiful cheongsam or suites, making the red carpet look as glamorous as an Oscar night.

May Lin, Founder/CEO of Trendy New York, accepted media interviews on the red carpet, speaking proudly about the event, “Hosting Cheongsam Night Out at Asian Heritage Month is very meaningful. Trendy New York’s dream is to make Cheongsam shine at the International stage. Great thanks to all of our sponsors and guests who made it a very glamorous and enjoyable event.”

To thank the overwhelming support from our guests, Trendy New York presented “Cheongsam Beauty” awards and “Best Dressed” awards to six guests and gave away three amazing gifts. Prizes and gifts included a beautiful Jade (value: $200), MUNITO gold-plated earphones (value: $180), Shiseido skincare gift sets (value: $120), crystal iPhone cases (value: $105), makeup/hairstyling package gift cards (value: $105), Lapeau Facial & SPA gift cards (value: $105) and dancing class certificates from RuDance (Value: $80). 

Congrats to all winners and great thanks to our sponsors, guests and media for making this event a great success! See you at next Trendy New York Cheongsam Night Out!