NYFW Go-Tos with V Magazine's Dania Curvy

Grandlife interviews

NYFW Go-Tos with V Magazine's Dania Curvy

back to list

With NYFW in full swing, we steal a moment with V Magazine managing digital editor Dania Curvy to get her guide to New York during the city’s most fashionable week. Here, the irrefutably stylish editor shares her recommendations for where to… 

See and be seen…

Dania Curvy: If you would like to see and be seen for dinner, an obvious choice is Carbone. Expect to see starstudded dining guests–and eat some bomb spicy rigatoni.

Get a bite between shows…

DC: Dante West Village is *actually* the perfect spot to grab a quick lunch. They have tons of gluten-free and dairy-free options which are essential for me.

Pick up a last-minute outfit…

DC:  Some of my favorite pieces are vintage finds. Conveniently located around the corner from my office on the Lower East Side is an amazing contemporary and vintage store, Dana Foley. If I’m ever I’m in a pinch and need a last-minute look that I know is going to be special and unique, that’s my staple spot. I will rarely walk out empty-handed.

Kick up your heels…

DC: Easy! Soho Grand Hotel is THE place. Sink into their plush couches located in their lounge area, where you can contemplate life choices, frantically check your BFA snapshots from the night prior, or use it productively and get a bit of work done before the next show. If you’re hungry, grab a bite or sip some coffee…perhaps opt for a drink. Later in the evening, a DJ on vinyl usually starts spinning and clearly signals it’s no longer time for work, just play.

Escape the madness…

DC: Head to Matchaful for a caffeinated pick-me-up, and chill. The space is quiet enough to make a few calls, send off emails and get a bit of writing done. Best part? It’s super close to Spring Studios.

Sip a cocktail between shows…

DC: BABS is a great choice. I am a big fan of their wine selection, but their cocktails are also top-notch. Another option is a bit further from the shows. However, if I find myself on the east side this season, I will stop at Nine Orchard for their signature martinis. Its decor is cozy and offset with upbeat music to keep energy high.

New York Fashion Week kicks off on Friday, September 9, and officially concludes on Wednesday, September 14. 

You May Also Like

In Conversation with Aeon Bookstore Curator and Co-owner Josiah Wolfson

In Conversation with Aeon Bookstore Curator and Co-owner Josiah Wolfson

art & design
stories
From used and rare books about art and film studies to the unclassifiable and occult, plus a cozy record section including West African albums—this store has it all.
Talking Shop, Parties & Community with The Break's Hannah Richtman

Talking Shop, Parties & Community with The Break's Hannah Richtman

art & design
fashion
food & drink
stories
"We sell tops but we also serve food and wine and throw parties.... It’s really more of an enigma than a vintage store."
Meet the Vinyl Ambassador & Collector behind Paradise of Replica

Meet the Vinyl Ambassador & Collector behind Paradise of Replica

music
stories
We talk with owner Kyle Molzan about opening the Chinatown store, his rarest finds, acquiring filmmaker Richard Kern's record collection and more.
NYC Looks Creator Liisa Jokinen on Documenting New York’s Iconic Street Style

NYC Looks Creator Liisa Jokinen on Documenting New York’s Iconic Street Style

art & design
fashion
stories
The photographer shares some of her favorite looks, tells us how she got her start, what makes New York style so unique, and more. 
Duncan Hannah smoking a cigarette

Remembering Duncan Hannah: The 20th Century Boy

art & design
stories
Author Richard Boch talks to Debbie Harry, filmmaker Amos Poe, musician Chris Frantz, painter and critic Walter Robinson, and photographer and filmmaker Richard Kern.
Image of Nomi Ruiz holding a microphone

Nomi Ruiz on Art, Trans Culture & the NYC Streets

art & design
bars & nightlife
music
stories
The multi-hyphenate creator and former Hercules & Love Affair vocalist talks about her new album, the shows she’ll never forget and her ideal day in New York.
Side by side images, the left image showing Natasha David smiling in a black sparkly dress making a cocktail, the right image shows an up close of a woman's hands garnishing a ready made cocktail with a fresh strawberry

Spring Cocktails with Natasha David

bars & nightlife
food & drink
stories
We take cues from the award-winning bartender whose eclectic and playful approach to drink making perfectly compliments the season in bloom.
In Conversation with Designer Mara Hoffman

In Conversation with Designer Mara Hoffman

art & design
fashion
stories
We talk with the Parsons graduate and champion of sustainability about finding her place in New York, the path to conscious design, and the power of collaboration.
Best Rate Promise
Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

(212) 965-3000
The Roxy Hotel New York

2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

212.519.6600