Fashion Guide: BrunchCritic’s Third Orange Gala Benefiting Parkinson’s Research

It’s almost that time again!

BrunchCritic’s Third Annual Gala benefiting Parkinson’s Research is nearly here and we’ve got all your style needs covered.

First things first, BrunchCritic is New York’s all-brunch online resource where busy New Yorkers can find the best brunch NYC has to offer.

Coming up on March 6, Orange 2016 will give New Yorkers a chance to experience some of the best brunch restaurants from around the city at an energetic and unique orange-tie event all while benefiting charity.

This year’s event will continue the tradition that was started in 2012, and 100% of the profits will be donated to TEAM FOX for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Hence, all that orange style!

“We find that people really get into the theme and are creative,” said BrunchCritic Founder Andrea Pappas. “People wear everything from orange scarfs and bow-ties, to dresses, to a pair of silly orange pants,” she added.

Image By Jacqueline Bissett

Event attendees will enjoy a live music, brunch stations by seven NYC brunch restaurants, an oyster bar, signature cocktails by EFFEN Vodka, Valdo Prosecco, Herradura Tequila, Aperol, Woodford Reserve and specialty juice company RIPE Bar Juice, beer by Brooklyn Brewery, and non-alcoholic beverages by Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and coffee by Four J Foods.

“It’s especially an honor this year to welcome cast members from the hit Netflix show ‘Orange is the New Black’,” said Pappas. “The support this year has flowed from so many different areas and I’m humbled,” said Pappas.

BrunchCritic’s fashion partner for the event is Rent The Runway, who will offer all new customers 20% off, and the official transportation partner is ride-sharing service Lyft, who will offer 50% off rides to and from the venue. Guest will also be able to enter a raffle and win a trip to Napa, California presented by Eleven Eleven Winery and Jet Blue.

Following are the event details:

  • Date:
    • Sunday, March 6, 2016
  • Time:
    • 12:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Location:
    • 501 Union (501 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 10011)
  • Price:
    • $95 – $145

Tickets available at

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Style Me Pretty


In order to help you get your outfit ready and inspire you a little bit, we’ve put together some stuff that caught our eye.

First and foremost, Blair. Waldorf.

While, yes, we know Serena was pretty awesome in the style department too, in our opinion, Blair’s style was flawless, classy and gorgeous.

So from, us to you, a little ‘Gossip Girl’ inspiration:

… and a little Serena Van Der Woodsen for good measure 🙂


Piece By Piece


We know it’s easy to see something on Serena or Blair and think, “Oh! Cute!… but, how the heck am I supposed to do that?”

Don’t stress.

We chatted with Pappas about the event’s style and she told us that in the past, a few women have worn black or navy blue dresses with a bright orange scarf and/or shoes as an accessory.

Similar to the below:

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Aside from that though, we did spend quite a bit of time on Polyvore and created a few simple looks that you could easily create at home with what you have in your closet.

Check it out:

If you’re going to wear an orange blouse, go with solid white pants or dark trousers (or jeans). You want to go for solid colours — think your own version of colour blocking.


Orange Brunch no.1


Orange Brunch no.2


Orange Brunch no.3


Orange Brunch no.4

Also, while we were on Polyvore, with all the amazing designer brands tempting our eyes and making our wallet sad, we thought, if money was unlimited what would we create for ourselves?

See below 🙂

Orange Brunch dream

Valentino pumps
$810 –

KOTUR floral handbag
$495 –

Christian dior fragrance


Well, if we could, we so would!

If you’re going to the Orange 2016, tell us and let’s meet up because we’ll certainly see you there!

Check out for your tickets today!

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