Monday, October 13, 2008

My Birthday Party

Saturday October 11th 2008

I decided to have some of my close friends over to our apartment on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday which was on the 7th. Despite the fact it was the night of Diesel's 30th birthday and most of NY seemed to be flocking over to Brooklyn, everyone turned up, we all had bubbles and there were no fag burns in the rug.Come midnight we finished the evening off at the Beatrice... it would have been rude not to.

Stylist Frances Tulk-Hart monopolising the polar bear.

Mark Palmen, James Gardner and me.

Annabel Tollman looking super svelte with my man Paud.

David Gruning, Kate Schelter and Christian Langbein, all gorgeous and lounging.

Nicole Brown and Florent Belda in my bedroom.

Kelly Ryerson and Susan Joy. I do love a blonde!

Macky Dugan and Drew Elliot.

Erich Conrad pushing around Olivia King.

Natasha Royt and Paud in the kitchen.

Roderick Angle , Crystal Slattery and a friend.

Kristen Alexander-King showing a bit of leg and Patrick O'Leary.

Armand Limnander and Jonathan de Busk ( thanks for the moonshine, not yet dared to open it yet!)

Frances, Angie Parker and Susan swarming around the bubbles..

Here we are at the Beatrice...Fay Cantor-Stephens and Ben Copperwheat.

Natasha and Ashley Javier on the dancefloor.

Patrick McGrath, Nicole and Mark on the banquette. Trouble!

Lee Carter from Hintmag and Armand from T magazine, comparing notes.

Me and Fay closing down the B...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

CFDA New Members Party

Wednesday 8th October 2008

This year I was accepted to become a member of the CFDA, which I am thrilled about. Last night, along with the other 27 new members, we were thrown a cocktail party in our honour at the home of Elie and Rory Tahari in Soho. The house, which used to belong to Rupert Murdoch, was beyond gorgeous, I was particularly envious of the split level rooftop where I spent most of the evening chatting to the other designers (I somehow missed Martha Stewart and Leighton Meester who were both there too)...

The new members group photo set against the NY downtown skyline, with the CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg looking glamourous as ever in the centre.

It also happened to my my birthday as well as other new member Rachel Comey's, here we are toasting ourselves...

Swimwear designer Malia Mills, her sister and menswear designer Eunice Lee from Unis.

Richard Chai and Paud Roche

The lovable bears, Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello.

Jewellery designer Robert Lee Morris, who was super friendly.

Erica Davies and Amy Chan

Kikka and Vicky Bartlett both from VPL and me.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dinner with Kim Hastreiter plus a month of Libras

Saturday 27th - Tuesday 30th September 2008

On Monday I was delighted to be invited to a small dinner at Il Buco by Paper's co-founder Kim Hasreiter and Rado the watchmakers.This is that funny week when I always feel that everyone in fashion is in Paris for the shows and only a skeletal crew are left behind...however this was not the case!

Kim Hastreiter herself downstairs in the wine cellar at Il Buco.

Top Girl Kate Schelter and me.

Drew Elliot from Paper and another Top Girl,Fay Cantor-Stephens at the Paper dinner.

Lynn Yaeger from the Village Voice and Faran Krentcil from and page Six Magazine.

This whole month for me is Libra birthday hell ( myself included)! I literally have a birthday-a-day until the end of October. Anyway I went to textile designer friend of mine Ben Copperwheat's birthday dinner at Bacaro on Tuesday, which I wouldn't have missed for the world. This is Ben and his boyfriend Zander.

Stylist Grant Woolhead and Karen from Jed Root.

It was also my boyfriend Paud's birthday at the weekend, and we spent it with family in Connecticut. This is "The Place" near Guildford, where we went on Saturday night.Unchanged since 1971 ,this is a really rare sight in New England; a BYOB ramshackle BBQ. I loved it!

Paud dying to get his hands on the BBQ lobster and clams...