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Kate Lanphear Talks Holiday Plans with TFS at the Elle Mag Holiday Party

Kate Lanphear at Elle & Burberry's Holiday Party

It was freezing outside, but a good crowd of people turned out to celebrate the holidays with Elle magazine and GuestOfAGuest at the Burberry store in Soho. There weren’t any mega-models, but we got to feast our eyes on Kate Lanphear. Elle‘s Style Director attended the magazine’s holiday party, wearing a black leather jacket, of course–and she was a delight!

An attendee won a Studded Leather Hobo bag at the event, but Lanphear’s not wishing for anything material this holiday season. “I’m looking forward to a night off, on the couch,” she told TFS, “and I’m probably going to Australia to see my old homies.”

Cocktail waiters offered guests hot apple cider, but plenty of us preferred the chilly champagne and pink vodka drinks provided. Maybe because it’s so cold, holiday parties don’t have the same pizzazz a New Yorker comes to expect from fashion outings, and several of the guests had no idea how to dress for the occasion: one girl wore a strapless cocktail dress that was so tight, she had back cleavage. I was less offended by the ill-fitting garment than by the excessive amount of exposed skin; it might be a fashion mag party, but it’s also winter– wear a sweater!

Photos by Lauren Taylor