Halloween on Park Avenue, what was it like? Well for a select crowd it was a "scary good" time via a very swank Halloween party at the home of New York CityPhilanthropist Sue Chalom. The evening was complete with clever costumes, sweet cocktails, and savory bites from the Upper Eastsidecaterer Acquolina.Maleficent, the recent Disney hit, was the theme of the evening with projections of colorful forrest themed holograms filling each room. Costumes ranged from wickedly good Maleficenthorns to artful fairy-tale like characters. Faves were sexy sweet costumes like that of host Ms. Chalom, who wore aTop Shop Kate Moss creation (seems she was a good fairy) and devilishly daring costumes like that of guest, Jens, who appeared as a goblin-like, white-faced creature. Couples attire frequently matched. One duo sported the crazy real look of a dead wedding couple. Michelle & Sean Cummins, looked eerily like a couple who had met their "ultimate demise," with Mr. Cummins furnishing his real-life wedding certificate and wedding photo (circa 1992) minutes after one admired his costume--we loved it!
Art MiamiandContext hosted their VIP preview on Tuesday, December 3rd, officially opening tradition of the anchor art fair for the City of Miami and the second edition of its sister fair. Benefiting PAMM--Perez Art Museum Miamithe "can't miss" VIP Preview-- has become the traditional kickoff to Miami Art Week-providing an initial first look for international collectors, curators and art world luminaries and to view and acquire the most important works of contemporary, modern, cutting edge and emerging art available before the fair open to the public the following day.
Standouts intrinisic to our access of the preview included:Agostino Bonalumi's Rosso, 2009, acrylic on striped James Baron Art, Rome; Alex Katz's Ada, Ocean, Wind + Sun 2002, Oil on Canvas, William Sherburn Gallery, St. Louis; Bernard Williams' Bulletproof 26, Installation of painted canvas, unstretched canvas installation panels 2013, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York
Yesterday the designers Otto Drögsler and Jörg Ehrlich from the German fashion label ODEEHshowed their new collection No 9 at Paris Fashion Week. The défilé was set up September 28that 4:00 pm in the artistic space of Espaces Commines in Paris-Marais. The show was attended by 300 international guests from the fashion and art scene.
Floral abstractions,*** geometric contrasts, precise cuts and layered silhouettes – the S/S 2014 ODEEH collection expertly builds a bridge between the design and style of constructivism to the glamour of art deco. The different manifestations of these two styles are reconciled by the designers Jörg Ehrlich and Otto Drögsler with the typical ODEEH hallmarks. They create a modern look that emphasises the tension between the precision of art deco and the eclectic of constructivism.
***As far as the patterns and structures are concerned, flowing silk prints meet strict tailoring, and geometric shapes meet floral patterns: striking jacquard structures, prints on silk and mesh and honeycomb structures emphasise the other’s strengths. The play with prints and patterns is never too omnipresent: in most cases it is revealed only on closer inspection – like the interpretation of camouflage elements in small, dark floral designs.
On Friday, July 5tha select group of Hamptonites gathered for the 2013 Art Southampton Kick Off Party hosted by Beth McNeill-Muhs and Artist Jeff Muhs at the Jeff Muhs Studio in the town of Southampton. The event was a true summer soiree offering a full evening--cocktails, rawbar and live enertainment. Early arrivals were free to peruse the grassy landscape, view Muh's outdoor sculptures and even take a seat in his "inspired" outdoor tent. Muhs' home which also functions in part as his studio, surrounded by a large outdoor deck was filled with guests discussing the upcomingArt Southamptonexhibition. Many were spotted swaying to the tunes of DJ Twilo, and noshing on wine and cheese.
Circa 9:00 pm a performance by Watermill Center Artist Catherine Galasso took place. To follow are select photos from the event.
Left to Right: Artist Jeff Muhs (above); Guest & Fashion Photographer Christian DiLallal; Dex Philipp & Montgomery Frazier
The red carpet was ablaze early eveningJune 3rd atLincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City as the 2013 CFDAs got under way. The carpet, a mix of the Fashion industry's most revered designers new and legendary, matched only bythe world's most revered top models, sprinkled with just a few key celebs for good measure made for a sizzling hot evening. Twitter feeds went bezerk with the play by play for the evening being best captured by WWD. Zac Posen was seen on the carpet with Actress Juliette Lewis, Michael Kors with supermodel Karolina Kourkova, Alexander Wang with Erin Wasson. Appearing as nothing short of stunning were: Nicole Richie, Sofia Vergara, Rooney Mara, Joan Smalls, Jordana Dunn, Julie Macklowe & more. To follow are select photos culled from WWD.
Top to Bottom: Nicole Richie (above) Karlie Kloss, Hilary Rhoda, Jordana Dunn
Guests were able to preview the sparkling one-of-a-kind pieces by Candy Ice Jewelry, magnificently displayed in a beautiful white cabinet in the center of the main room. This fine jewelry line has been worn on the red carpet by many top celebrities, including Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Paris Hilton, among others. Stars flock to designer Lucy Kilislian’s glamorous creations for their beauty and functionality. Candy Ice Jewelry features a unique blend of interchangeable charms consisting of different shapes, colors, and sizes, allowing Kilislian to build jewelry on the spot, for any client.
Celebrity DJ Brynn Taylor got the party going with high energy mash-ups next to an amazing interactive game created specifically for the event by media artist Esteban Rey. Partygoers delighted in being able to move pink fire and water and fling diamonds from their fingers through images displayed on the walls.
Additionally guests enjoyed pink cocktails made with ginger flavored Yazi vodka and a massive candy display by Hollywood Candy Girls. Guests seeking treats made themselves goody bags to take home filled with gourmet candy of all kinds.
Because everyone likes to arrive in style, motorbike driven carriages from Seven Wheel Wonders were on site to bring guests to and from the event with both an Old Hollywood style carriage and a black winged vampire inspired carriage. Handsome men in tuxedos helped guests in and out of the seats and took them on city rides around Hollywood.
Fresh2o has yet to announce how many water wells they are now able to build with the proceeds from the night but we have been told it is at least five named for the celebrities who supported them including Vivica Fox, Mischa Barton, Ellen Hollman, Briana Evigan and Audrina Patridge.
Top to Bottom: Mischa Barton (above); Vivica Fox; Audrina Patridge; Laura Bryna
One of the most electrifying events of the year took place last evening, Saturday, December 29th at New York City's famed Waldorf Astoria. Forty-seven
women of distinction from the United States and abroad took their
bows to society at the 58th Anniversary of the International Debutante
Ball. The debutantes represented England, Scotland, France, The Netherlands, China and fifteen American states. Each debutante was accompanied by her own escort in white tie and tails, and a military cadet in dress uniform carried the flag of the country or state which she represented. The 2012 Honorary Chairmen are Mrs. David Hamilton and Mrs. Julia I.
Kauffman. The Ball Chairmen included Anne Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower,
Mrs. D. David Eisenhower, Princess Chantal of France. The International
Debutante Ball was founded in 1954 as a charity. The International
Debutante Ball Foundation supports numerous charities including The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coat. To follow are select photos from the evening.
Left to Right: Debutantes on the receiving line at the 58th Int.l Debutante Ball (above); Dallas Texas Debutante Jessica Jones; New York Debutante Karie Dinan, New York Debutante Amanda Crown and New Jersey Debutante Olivia Tedesco
Artistically stunnning. Style.com just exclusively revealed 15 of Hedi Slimane'sown
behind-the-scenes photos from the preparations for his 2013 Saint
Laurent debut collection. Personally shot by Slimane himself at the
salon at 5 Place François 1er
Seems like whatever the actual broadcast may have lacked, it certainly made up for in the form of a C-O-L-O-R-F-U-L red carpet. Finally brights were BRIGHT in a well crafted way. While there were a few metallics and other unique looks. Classic, brilliant hues in the form of simple full-length gowns reigned supreme.
Supermodel and Project Runway Host Heidi Klum made a red carpet splashwas always. This time arriving to the carpet in a high slit gown by French Designer Alexandre Vauthier in a seafoam green.
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin of had one of the better styled look sstepping onto the red carpet with not only the waif like pixie haircut but wearing a tangerine Monique Lhuillier gown.
Actress Claire Danes, a slightly pregant Claire Danes, stepped on to the carpet in a stunning canary yellow strapless gown by Lanvin. Danes, nominated as Best Actress in a drama for Homeland, won an Emmy later in the evening.
Designer Kara Laricksdebuted her first full collection on Saturday September 8th at Pier 57 in West Chelsea. The former accessories designer, who at one time excelled as a purveyor of the neck tie for women, has blended a masculine sensibility with soft lightweight feminine pieces. Inspired by Japanese matchboxes, each piece embodies a feeling of yesteryear yet with a modern edge. Fabrics consist of cotton, organza, silk charmeuse, tropical weight rayon, and tropical weight gabardine are used to create classic, simple looks for spring. Laricks, a seasoned designer, by way of her 2008 showing with Academy of Art University, shows a great progression in her style, giving women a splendid functional first collection to be enticed by.
Left to Right: Look1#a collared gown in raw-edged ivory organza w/ ivory silk charmeuse slip; Look#2 a slip dress in navy/black in silk charneuse ; Look 3#A collared dress in Goldenrod/Ivory Cotton blend Jaquard ; Look#4 tux tail pant in blk. tropical weight gabardine, bias cut knit tee in ivory+ collar + tie in navy cotton shirting and black silk wool blend; Look#5; a matchbox car coat in heirloom cotton twill w/ Goldenrod stripe cptton/voile lining, matchbox short in ivorty/goldenrod cotton blend jacquard, bias cut knit tee in black Look#6; a bow tie shirt in charcoal royal oxfor cotton w/navy cotton shorting and heirloom cotton satten collar detail, cummberbund pant in heirloom tropical weight wool w/heirloom cotton detailing
There is nothing more luxurious than the perfect cocktail. Certainly everyone should drink responsibly and when out on the quest one can drink "fashionably" with the help of this little cocktail suggestion
Bulleit® Bourbon........................... 1.25 oz.
Fine grain sugar........................... 1 tsp.
Boiling Water............................... 1.5 oz.
Add Bulleit® Bourbon, fine grain sugar, and cloves in a mug. Add boiling water. Stir.
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