Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Chateau

LA Fashion /Market Week, 20th -25th March 2007

Travelled to LA with Paud and Kitty and the new Fall collection for sales at the Hatch Showroom downtown. Stayed at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel compound. Hard to leave. Kitty became the accessory du jour and met everybody ( except unfortunately Jonathan Rhys Myers and Robbie Williams who slipped past her).

The weather was divine. Had breakfast with old friend Emma Forrest; British novelist and ardent shopper. She gave me the proof of her new book Damage Control, a wise and funny collection of essays from best-selling women writers and actresses, including Rose McGowen, Minnie Driver and Julie Burchill, in turn writing about therapists, beauticians and trainers who navigate their bodies. All proeceeds benefit Women for Women International, a non-profit orgnaisation, see to see how you can help.

Emma Forrest and Kitty

Spent a few fun nights rollickling around the Chateau with Mandie Erickson and my new English friends Nikki from Issa and stylist Becky Corbin Murray, caught up with designer Erica Davies and had my old friend James Abbott over to meet the baby.

Mandie Erickson

Becky and Nikki in the penthouse

Erica Davies and new found friend

James Abbott

Had to check out the shops so spent a day driving around and trying to park. Had brunch with lovely superwoman Jeannie Lee from Satine, whose store looked fantastic.Then finished off the day with a trip to one of my favourite vintage stores, Hidden Treasures in blissed out Topanga Canyon, where I bought a brilliant mola top from Panama to the sounds of Ravi Shankar.

Jeannie Lee

Paud and Kitty shopped out

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Waris' jewellery launch at Bergdorf's

Tuesday 13th March 2007

I hotfooted over to Bergdorf's packed party for Waris' launch of his immaculately beautiful line of jewellery.

The chic sikh looking cool and calm.

Poppy De Villeneuve wearing one of my frocks.

Chiara Clemente looking her ravishing self.

Mandie Erickson and Arden Wohl.

Mickey Boardman looking stunning in silver.

Fran Leibovitz.

Benjamin Liu meets my Kitty.

Teddy. Never too young.

Kate Schelter.

The Good , The Bad and The Queen

Monday 12th March 2007

Head out to meet one of my favourite London girls Serena Rees from Agent Provocateur and Mark Palmen. Damon Albarn and Paul Simenon's new supergroup The Good, The Bad and The Queen were playing at Webster Hall. It was almost Serena's birthday so we celebrated with cake, champagne and Myers rum ( they don't mix too well I later discovered). Damon was busy over the kettle backstage steaming his new top hat from " Toffs 'r ' Us " .

Met the Nigerian drumming genius Tony Allen in a gorgeous black flocked shirt, and ageless Jim Jarmush turned up.