Gossip Girls’ Jessica Szohr, TV personality Alexa Chung and designer Christian Siriano attended the preview party for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY this week at the Mondrian SoHo. The event celebrated the launch of the world’s first PlayStation certified Android smartphone.
Since its recent opening, the Mondrian SoHo has been a New York hot spot. This event, held in the hotel’s penthouse, was yet another night of fun at the new hotel. The high tech meets indie chic party was an exclusive opportunity for guests to experience the innovative smartphone with real gaming console. Guests had a chance to play while indulging in canapés by Sam Talbot and Grey Goose cocktails, and enjoying a DJ set by Alexa Chung who wore a Lover dress accessorized by Pamela Love jewelry and her signature Chanel staples.
Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY is like your typical smartphone, but then the slide out digital game pad unveils a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons. Basically it’s a mini PlayStation on your phone. And you thought you were addicted to Angry Birds. Some of the games available for download are Sims 3, Tetris, FIFA and Assassin’s Creed.
Alexa Chung stepped out of the DJ booth for a bit to snap a few shots with Jessica Szohr, while Christian Siriano feverishly played with the PLAY. Chung also posed with Siriano, who she lifted up so he would be her height for the picture.
“Do I love me some touch screen,” Chung said while playing around with the new device. “I love games, I love phones. It’s like a marriage made in heaven.”
Other guests who stopped by the Mondrian SoHo to play were designers Kimberly Ovitz, Cushnie et Ochs’ Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, as well as The Like’s Tennessee Thomas and Harley Viera Newton.
For more information on the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, visit www.sonyericsson.com.