Monday, June 16, 2008

Here Comes the Summer...

Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 12th June 2008

The night after the CFDA awards, it was the impressive 10th anniversary party of Maria Cornejo's label Zero. She celebrated with a clever exhibition of her (and hubby Mark Borthwick's relevant drawings and photos) at her new space on Bleeker between Bowery and Lafayette. Following this we teetered around the corner to artist Hugo Guinness' Dog Show opening of his new work at John Derian's store on East 2nd Street.

The lovely Maria Cornejo on her night.

Girls! Magda Berliner, Jeannie Lee owner of Satine boutique and Carly Willis who's now a buyer for Henri Bendels.

Super stylists Natasha Royt and Avena Gallagher

Paud Roche with Daryl Kerrigan ( I was first introduced to Paud at her house, it's the Irish connection) and her beautiful daughter Leiden.

Writer Maya Singer

Benjamin Liu and Jill were reminising about their days at Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine.

Another infamous Brit, dancer / choreographer Michael Clark who has been a huge influence on me since I was a student, was in town with his company and a new ballet the "Stravinsky Project"at Lincoln Centre. This was in 2 parts; "O", "Mmm" ( both of which are older performances revitalised;I saw Leigh Bowery in the original version of "Mmm"in London in '92) and the debuting "I Do".I couldn't get there quick enough. The costumes were by friends of mine Stevie Stewart and David Holah (once the influential '80s London design label BodyMap) and really cool, and filmmaker Charles Atlas designed the lighting.It was all brilliant and I just wanted more...

At Michael Clark; a pitiful photo I know.

The finale of "I Do", which had someone dressed as giant bridal matryoshka doll flanked by the concert chorale of New York. So sick!

Mark Palmen and Cindy Greene of Libertine outside at Lincoln Centre.

That weekend the weather was 90 degrees in the shade and boiling so together with Paud and Kitty we escaped upstate to stay with James Gardner and Drew Cramer for the weekend, where we were roped in ( literally) to waterskiing!

James and Drew on their boat "Mr Black" on Copake Lake, near Hudson, NY.

James waterskiing...on one ski! I couldn't even get out of the water, it was shameful.

On Wednesday it was Brooke Geahan from the Accompanied Literary Society's 30th Birthday party at Socialista. The following night( feet are killing me by now and resorting to squashing flipflops into my handbag) Thakoon had a cocktail party for his gorgeous new eyewear collection hosted by Jessica Joffe which I popped to before meeting my friend Nicole Brown at Soho House for yet another cocktail party.This was to celebrate the album launch of Interscope's Sean Garrett.....

First I met up with James, Kate Schelter and Val McCulloch ( below).

Shoe designer and committed cobalt blue freak Val at Bar Pitti.

Birthday girl glamourpuss Brooke Geahan and Kate Elson at Socialista.

Mark Mayer and Susan Joy

Designer Thakoon at his event

Jessica in a jumpsuit, Leven Rambin and Liz Vap.

Nicole Brown in my Temple Dress in "Feather Oasis" print from my spring /summer collection.

Rebecca Guinness at Soho House looking very chic and sporty in her shorts suit.

Sean Garrett

Me and Nicole in the loos, looking very much like Siamese Twins joined at the our high-waists in my matching print!