the eight-day week
It’s time for the most purely enjoyable event of the Hamptons social season, according to its host, Russell Simmons. Mr. Simmons told us that tonight’s Art for Life gala “will be a lot of fun—but I don’t want to jinx it.” This year’s party will feature performances by Salt-N-Pepa (at the after-party—you know this has Read More
You think you’ve had some wild nights, just try and top this: “When I was 30, I was at a party and a woman tapped me on the shoulder and said ‘Hey, I’m your sister,’” writer/ director Alex Kurtzman told The Observer.
Last night The Cinema Society, with Linda Wells and Allure, hosted a screening of People Like Us, a film that is loosely based on and fully inspired by Mr. Kurtzman’s own journey starting a relationship with his sister at age 30. The film stars Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks who were both at Chelsea Cinemas to debut the drama/comedy. We’re not sure if it was the movie or something in the popcorn, but love and inclusivity was in the air.
We strolled into the Museum of Modern Art last Tuesday, for a gala honoring the centennial of the birth of the renowned photojournalist Gordon Parks, who passed away at 93 in 2006.
A quick nod to the door guy, and then promptly to the bar. Still off the sauce, we grabbed a seltzer and turned around to survey the scene, only to be immediately interrupted by a bronzed figure that had surveyed our less than macho bar order. “Did you just order a sparkling water, m’boy?” photographer Peter Beard asked us.
“Regrettably so,” we admitted to the man whose legendary life-long bender makes Bowie’s Thin White Duke phase look like rehab.
the eight-day week
Dust off your Birkenstocks, it’s the New York City Green Festival! New York’s highest-minded citizens are to join in a celebration of their shared contempt for anyone who dares drive a nonhybrid—indeed, it’s free admission for anyone who arrives on a bike! (Ford is one of the sponsors, naturally, along with Clif Bars and The New York Times.)
As Seen in SCENE
It’s our big launch party for SCENE and Desmond’s, the chic spot on the Upper East Side that feels part Brit private club, part downtown lounge, is packed with PYTs like Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Dani Stahl, June Ambrose, David Lipke, Charlotte Ronson, Ali Wise, Euan and Lucy Sykes Rellie, Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict, Anh Duong, Page Six’s Emily Smith and Erika Bearman(aka the prolific and much-followed Tweeter, “OscarPRGirl”) to name just a few.
Hot on the heels of the Oscars, the bon mots are all about the best-dressed, and really, this crew is a little better equipped to judge the sartorial prowess of Hollywood stars than say, Giuliana Rancic. Stacy Keibler‘s gold Marchesa? “A little too Oscar,” observes Bearman, and she wasn’t referring to her own boss, Mr. Oscar de la Renta.