On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, BELLA New York kicked off the new year with the cover star of their January/February 2016 Hollywood issue, Lance Bass, who hosted the event at Troy Liquor Bar in Meatpacking, New York City.
Bass arrived red-carpet-ready alongside husband Michael Turchin. Meredith Vieira and Megan Colarossi (co-panelist of "The Meredith Vieira Show") were at Lance's side gushing over his photo spread.
Some notable guests in attendance were Trevor Reckling (Arizona Diamondbacks), Dr. Tabasum Mir (Bravo's "The Singles Project"), DJ Xenia Ghali (Signed to Pitbull's Mr 305), Jedediah Bila (FOX News host of "Outnumbered," "Red Eye" and "The Five)", Miss New York Nicole Kulovany, singer Jackson Harris, singer Shayna Leigh, singer Meredith O'Connor, Lauren Foster ("The Real Housewives of Miami"), TV personality Jake Whetter and many more.
Fashion Times got a chance to chat with Bella New York Magazine's cover star Lance Bass. He dished on fashion, being a newlywed and upcoming projects.
Fashion Times: Who are you wearing tonight?
Lance Bass: Strellson tonight! I got to know this company while I was doing a photo shoot and they had all of these amazing pieces, and I just kept picking out their clothes. I guess they loved it so much they sent me this to wear tonight!
My glasses are J. Casanova. They're from Madrid. These two sisters just started this company a couple of years ago, and their eyewear is about to hit the stores. I fell in love with all of their glasses.
Fashion Times: Since we're on the topic of fashion, do you have any favorite designers or brands?
Lance Bass: I love it all. When it comes to suits, Strellson is now my go-to, but I love a good Boss suit. One of my all-time favorite brands is John Varvatos. I just love everything they do. It gives me that little bit of edge that I need, because I can be pretty vanilla sometimes.
FT: You're a contributor on "The Meredith Vieira Show," now you're a model, do you have any upcoming projects in the pipeline that we should know about?
LB: I do, I have a whole lot. I'm actually moving back to the west coast at the end of March, and I'll get hot and heavy with three TV shows that I'm producing. I can't talk too much about what's happening, but I'm excited about them. Two of them are scripted, and one is a music competition. It's something I've been working on for many years, and it's finally, actually happening this year. I could not be more excited about it.
FT: You've been married a little over a year now, how's married life treating you?
LB: It's been amazing, it doesn't feel too different from the last five years that we've been together. It's great to be able to say, because I think people treat you differently, they're like "Oh it's for real now." It's been nice.
We had no idea we would be moving to the east coast for most of our honeymoon phase, but it's been nice being back on the east coast. I love this city, I grew up coming here all the time and lived here several times, so it's been a really great change.
FT: With Valentine's right around the corner, do you have any advice for newlyweds?
LB: The best advice is, it's all about compromise in relationships. The biggest compromise we have is with our DVR, because you know television is my life and he loves it too. It's all about compromising on that DVR, and it'll save you so many arguments.
Just let him have that "Project Runway," that's what I always say. Just let him have it.
Check out photos of the event below.