Into every life a little fairy dust must fall. At least, that’s designer Hayley Starr’s philosophy. She fluttered around, sprinkling glitter over guests at Tuesday night’s Butterfly Effect presentation at the Spider Club.
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Starr is part of the design trio behind Butterfly Effect, along with Darren Romanelli of the Dr. Romanelli line and Kaviar jeweler Katherine Azarmi. Initially Starrs’ idea, the three decided to collaborate on something that showcased their individual talents. Thus, they came up with a line of hip leather bomber jackets (Romanelli’s signature) featuring anything from diamond-encrusted zipper pulls (Azarmi’s jeweled details) to handpainted Seventies-style beach scenes or twinkling butterflies (Starr’s touch).
“It’s extremely tempting since this was such a success,” said Romanelli of doing another Butterfly Effect collection. “But we’re just going to hold tight for now and see where things take us.”
Already, since Maxfield and Naked carry all designers’ individual lines, they preordered looks before even viewing the line. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to various charities, including Eco, Kevin Bacon’s environmental group. Guests at the show included Shiva Rose McDermott, stylist Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig and a five-month pregnant Kirsty Hume and her hubby Donovan Leitch, creative director of Spider Club.