A Guide to Spring Soirees: Designer Lela Rose Shares Her Dress Picks & Hosting Tips

With a fashion label just as chic as her Tribeca home, designer Lela Rose knows how to entertain in style. So, we asked her to share a few of her dress picks and hosting tips for the season ahead. Just read up, then send out those invites – because after this, you’ll be looking for any excuse to throw a party.

Lela Rose Dress and Decor Tips

On Hosting a Tasteful Luncheon:
 “Try fruits or veggies on the table instead of flowers. Then tie it together with a specialty drink that matches your dress.”

On Throwing a Designer Dinner Party:
“Mix glamorous and natural elements on the table and bring that same vibe to your outfit.”

Our Lela Rose Boutique opens Wednesday, April 9, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 9, 2014

Off Duty With… Lela Rose


Lela Rose

Lela Rose can usually be found at her office in Manhattan’s Garment District, overseeing her many-faceted design biz (ready-to-wear, accessories, wedding, bridesmaid, and a Payless shoe collection), which she commutes to via a three-wheeled bicycle with an attached carriage for her beloved terrier, Stitch, who accompanies her everywhere.

When off duty, Rose can be found cooking up a storm at the mod, multi-level Tribeca pad she shares with her husband, Brandon Jones, and their two children, Grey, 9, and Rosey, 4. Designed by architects Dan Wood and Amale Andraos of WORKac and recently completed after a six-year renovation, the designer’s abode features a big open kitchen, a sleeping loft/DJ booth and multi-level table that ascends from the floor and runs the length of the living/dining room (perfect for someone who entertains the way Rose does). Then there’s the basement-level game room, the showers with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private courtyard, a doggie elevator in the shape of the red Monopoly house for Stitch, and a walk-in “red carpet” closet off the master bedroom that’s the size of most NYC studio apartments.
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April 28, 2011