William Rast sure loves to party. The Spring 2015 presentation was certainly a spectacle — the brand organized an interactive dinner and performance of “Queen of the Night,” so it’s not surprising that it went all out to fête the U.S. launch of the collection. Last night, the label hooked up with Lord & Taylor for a rooftop party at the department store’s Fifth Avenue flagship. Actress and style star Jamie Chung hosted the affair, and Jessie J played a live set.
Pieces from fall lined the hallway leading to the event space, which was an indoor-outdoor location. Guests patiently waited for Jessie to take the stage, and were not disappointed once she did. In case anyone needs a reminder: Girl can sing. Belting out hits like “Bang Bang,” “Domino” and “Burnin’ Up,” Jessie’s awesome technical skills were laid bare for the audience.
@isthatjessiej slaying the stage at @lordandtaylor x @williamrast’s rooftop fete #ltxwr
After a riveting performance, we sniffed around the party for Jamie, and found her happily chatting with a few guests, clad in a black suede William Rast dress with fringed detail on the sleeves. “It’s not convenient to go to the ladies’ room, you have to be very careful with this long fringe,” she explained. “But it’s GREAT.”
Earlier this year, Jamie got engaged to beau Bryan Greenberg. Though it’s been a few months since the announcement, she says the couple has made little progress on the wedding planning. “We haven’t done sh*t,” she told us with a laugh. “We have the wedding planner and we have the date, and that’s all we really need, right?” But don’t panic, ya’ll, they’ve got plenty of time to organize their big day. “It’s not until next year, like in the fall — we literally have a year from now, so we have tons of time. We’re really just enjoying the engagement.”
While the major decisions about the nuptials haven’t been laid out, Jamie says that she has laid some of the groundwork for the main attraction — her wedding dress. “I was just talking to a stylist about it,” she said. “She’s not my stylist, but I saw her wedding dress and I’m realizing I have no idea what I want! I think I want sleeves. I may go for a color, but definitely not satin. I think I’m also going to do a delicate lace, nothing too harsh.”