Only Sofia Sanchez de Betak could get this many fashion elites to Queens

Should you ever want to check your social standings, we’d suggest throwing an event in an outer-borough. No matter who you are, people will never want to come. BUT, if you’re lovability be right, you should find a host of RSVPs all the same. Remember Alexander Wang’s runway show in Brooklyn? Nothing but a status checking stunt.

Last evening, the ever lovely jet setter and fashion favorite to all, Sofia Sanchez de Betak, buzzed about a room bursting with friends to celebrate the launch of her new collaboration with The Luxury Collection and Globe-Trotter. The finest of Manhattan’s fashion set Uber-schlepped themselves out to Sofia’s chosen destination du jour, Loukoumi Taverna. Making an Athens of Astoria, with course after course of all too delicious Mediterranean fare, and requisite Grecian soundtrack of timbrels, pipes, and fiddles playing in the background, ’twas a plate smashing time to say the least.

Who was there: Guests included Sofia Sanchez de Betak, Leandra Medine, Chloe Malle, Valerie Boster, Meredith Melling Burke, Meredith Brooks, Waris Ahluwalia, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Linda Fargo, Vanessa von Bismarck, Constance Jablonski, Eric Buterbaugh, Aleksandra Woroniecka.

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How to Pack a Suitcase Like a Street Style Star


WHO WHAT WEAR UK: Tell us honestly, do you pack light?

SOFIA SANCHEZ DE BETAK: Yes! When you visit many places in one go, there’s no other way. Packing can become the worst part of traveling if you don’t do it well. So I chose to travel with just one carry-on a long time ago. It’s just me and my Globe-Trotter.

WWW UK: What do you wear to the airport?

SSdB: Depends on the type of trip, but I normally wear a cotton or cashmere maxi dress, under which I slip on pajama pants when I’m in the plane. It works like a big cosy blanket!

WWW UK: Do you have a different method for packing depending on whether you are travelling for work, fashion week or a holiday?

SSdB: Definitely! For holidays, I pack only flat shoes, no makeup and very colorful clothes. For work, either it’s fashion week or regular work trips, I try to keep it simple and practical. My go-to pieces are the ones who always come with me. I try not to experiment too much when traveling; otherwise, I have to bring a big suitcase and I can’t stand waiting for it at arrival.

WWW UK: What are the things you cannot live without on holiday?

SSdB: My maxi dresses that I commissioned from a Spanish artist from Mallorca. I bought 15 dresses from her so far, and that’s all I wear during the summer.

WWW UK: Where is your favourite place to go? And what do you like to wear there?

SSdB: Patagonia. And I’ll wear bombachas de campo (gaucho pants), a warm poncho and alpargatas (flat, canvas espadrilles).

WWW UK: What makes a good travel snap on Instagram?

SSdB: Spontaneous action moments!


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