Category Archives: life
it’s vegemite all day!
feels like i did a lot of catching up with old friends this weekend.
FRIDAY i checked out QTIP at THE ACE HOTEL.
*UNLOVEABLE shirt found at VIOLETTENEWYORK.COM
*how i miss the bathroom shots…
SATURDAY i got food with OSCAR at BREAD and later met up with “MAMA” and friends for her farewell celebration before she leaves for LA.
*calamari and olives.
*farewell MAMA. LA won’t love you like dirty NEW YORK CITY!
SUNDAY i had brunch at SCHILLERS with SUZY who has known me since i was 14! goodness gracious!
*me and ANT DEMBY
*BEN DETRICK (go UPSTATE!) and SAINT
*ELLE and CHIKE
*ELLE and me
*rocking the RACHEL ROY x ESTELLE necklace “I FEEL FAMOUS”
*me, ROB and ELLE – “no limit soldiers”
*guest, MISHA and IBRAHIM
life: SCREENING OF “BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK” DOC AT MOMA with VERONICA WEBB, RACHEL ROY AND JUNE AMBROSE (3/24/10)
last night i was invited by legendary VERONICA WEBB and friends RACHEL ROY and JUNE AMBROSE to watch a screening of legendary fashion photographer and NEW YORK CITY icon – BILL CUNNINGHAM.
the film is brilliant! it documents BILL’s life and his incredible infectious spirit. at 81 years old he is still the hardest working and most honest photo journalist around.
WINTOUR, who is among the fashion folks featured notes: “Just seeing Mr. Cunningham not raise camera to eye is enough to strike dread into the heart of a fashion editor”
at one point in the film when CUNNINGHAM is in PARIS for fashion week, there was a paparazzi frenzy over CATHERINE DENEUVE was leaving a show. BILL didn’t shoot once. when asked why he responded with ease – “She wasn’t wearing anything interesting”.
with no interest for celebrity shots, he ALWAYS ONLY goes for fashion. be it a nameless club kid, a delivery man or ANNA WINTOUR – his camera only snaps for fashion.
the film not only paints an interesting portrait of this private and true artist, it also gives a bit of history regarding NEW YORK and PARIS. how DETAILS magazine was founded in the early 80′s and how fashion shows (years ago) never had a photographers or eager designers attempting to steal styles in their midst.
just his dedication to his work inspired me. he talks about how once you get a pay check for your work it ruins your creative vision, you don’t have control over it. how when he goes to events to photograph he doesn’t look at the guest list, he goes to find fashion…and he doesn’t eat or “wine and dine” as he calls it (not even water), because he is there for work. BRILLIANT!!!
i highly suggest watching this film. especially to fellow artists.
my photos from last night…
*RACHEL ROY and JUNE AMBROSE
*RUSSELL SIMMONS and DAME DASH
*BET interview. (wrong time to wear a sheer shirt! i was going for CLAIRE HUXTABLE up top and DENISE HUXTABLE on bottom)
life: DINNER FOR RACHEL ROY HOSTED BY ESTELLE AT HOTEL GRIFFOU(3/22/10) – @rachel_roy @estelledarlings @bevysmith @veronicawebb @marvetbritto @janellvh1
last night a dinner was held at HOTEL GRIFFOU in honor of the lovely miss RACHEL ROY, hosted by the amazing ESTELLE!
shoutout to BEVY SMITH, JUNE AMBROSE, MARVETTE BRITTO, JANELL at VH1, VERONICA WEBB, ANDRE HARRELL and many other folks who were in attendance for this fun night!
*i literally set the place on fire when i sat down, because the waiter put my menu on top the candle…that’s my story and i’m sticking to it! you might be able to see the charred mark at the top left corner. way to make an entrance vashtie!
*ESTELLE looking smashing with her design piece collaboration with RACHEL ROY!
*SALMON TARTARE + AVOCADO
*toast to RACHEL by ESTELLE…ANDRE HARRELL,RACHEL ROY, VERONICA WEBB, ESTELLE
*BEVY and ME – she’s UPTOWNS SWEETHEART
*ESTELLE gave me her ring! i love it…
*i overheard ANDRE HARRELL discussing new music/”hipster music” and the lack of soul. i of course butted in and gave my two sense…i put him on to THEOPHILUS LONDON and he was into it. had him listening to unreleased tracks on my blackberry! shoutout to THEO!
*my amazing pieces! thanks to RACHEL ROY and ESTELLE. dinner was marvelous.
this might be one of my favoritest places in the world. it’s so dirty and old…has such an amazing nostalgic quality, even for your first time. i love beach culture.
it’s been too long…holding it down at SMITHS NIGHT in NYC has been a long standing tradition for my friends and i.
shoutout to UMBERTO and RYAN MCGINLEY…ELLE, RAPHAEL RIOS, ANGELO and ANDREW BARR! it wasn’t the same without you OSCAR!
*VLADIMIR didn’t want me to leave…
*RAFAEL and ELLE
*ANDREW BARR and ME
*ANGELO and I ran off to dance to a rare version of “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE” and we sang along like british white girls. it was the best fun i’ve had in a while!
yum, peruvian food is the bomb! lately, i’ve been less of a lazy taurus and have been visiting friends in outer boroughs. hung out with KARL JUSTIN, ERIK LOPEZ, JAYME and ELLE on FRIDAY. warm weather in NYC is paramount!
392 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
nr. 6th St.
*KARL JUSTIN and ME
*ME and ELLE CLAY