Sunday, July 22, 2007

Hotter than July

July 21st and 22nd 2007

With only an unbelievable 6 weeks to go before New York fashion week, I've been chained to my pattern table getting my new collection together and barely left my studio.

I did manage it out to Mandie Erickson's birthday party last week at Genevieve Jones' apartment which was so much fun ( but forgot my camera.)

Yesterday I went to PS1 for the warm-up series in Long Island City and met up with Chris Apple, and the Copperwheats. It was a gorgeous afternoon, the music was great and the new courtyard installation, Liquid Sky, all pink, sparkly and spraying water, was Kitty heaven . We then treated her to famous Uncle George's Greek Taverna in Astoria, Queens on the way home.

Summer love in Long Island City.

The Liquid Sky installation at PS1.

Ben Ball, one of the architects who designed it, and Chris Apple from Agnes B.

One of Lee Quinones' recent paintings in his show at PS1, inspired by classic '70s's records that became the foundation of hip hop.

Kitty's taking it all in and must have that gold necklace.

The Brazilian artist Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Eli Sudbrack, really enjoying himself.

Getting dropped off for the evening in the Bentley.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

All about BBQs

July 1st - 4th 2007

Last Sunday I to the travelled to leafy suburban Long Island, to the home of the Maks our manufacturing friends, for their son Alan's post wedding BBQ . Kitty charmed the factory owners over from China ( keep it up) whilst we tucked into a delicious BBQ and were treated to watch Pauline Mak ballroom dance with her Russian instuctor on the lawn.

Tuesday was sassy stylist Susan Joy's birthday roof BBQ party at her triplex apartment on Ludlow Street.It was fun! Lots of rose was drunk and as it was the eve of July 4th no-one was going to be working the next day, so who cared!

Independence day brought rain, but making the best of it, Mark Palmen had a fireworks BBQ party on his roof. Couldn't see an awful lot of the Macy's fireworks as a new building had sprung up but Jessica Joffee baked an impressive peach and basil tarte and Ben Copperwheat brought his mum, over from England. After the fireworks we popped over to Pat Field's apartment- cum-disco around the corner to say hi to Connie who was dog sitting.

Pat Field's pooches, Puttana and Sultana.

Connie, dog sitter and New York legend.

Massimo Cuviello and Jessica Joffee hanging out at Mark's fridge.

July 4th fireworks.

Mark Palmen and Lee Copperwheat with the BBQ indoors.

Birthday girl Susan Joy.

The entertainment whizz behind all the Schrager hotel bars and my very old friend from London, Ben Pundole.

The new i-phone momentarily stole the limelight.

Jewellery designer Brian Crumley and Paud.

Pauline Mak gives us a twirl.

Crystal Slattery, who I've known since we met working for Daryl K 11 years ago, with Roderick and Kitty.

Alan Mak, John Mak and Paud.