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CONTENTS | June 2013
greta gerwig wears a red and white shirt by vivienne westwood, viviennewestwood. co.uk; red and white skirt by thom browne, thombrowne.com; burgundy lace bra by eres, eresparis.com; gold and diamond rings by van cleef and arpels, vancleefarpels.com; gold rings by catbird, carbirdnyc.com; finn, finnjewelry.com; and dana rebecca designs, danarebeccadesigns.com
12 editorâ€™s letter 14 school daze
Charlie Campbell gets sassy in St. Tropez. By Peter Davis
96 ASK ANNELISE
Trouble with Tinder. By Annelise Peterson
features 52 greta gerwig
A starlet is born. By Michael Musto
58 the bling ring
An excerpt of Nancy Jo Salesâ€™ book and an exclusive interview with Nick Prugo.
The dreams of Zac Posen, Natalia Vodianova et al. exposed and interpreted by Lauren Lawrence.
64 daydream believer
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CONTENTS | June 2013
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fashion 20 style wire
From your bathing suit to your birthday suit here’s the scoop on how to prep for summer. By David Yi
Looks for an American Indian Summer.
24 The Cut
Spinning styles with DJs Brandon Fallis and Chelsea Leyland.
scoop 30 ted About town
Our party man on the beat. By Ted Gushue
34 hot spot
Los Americanos’ Latin flavor. By Carson Griffith
38 UP NEXT
Vaunte, Jordan Wolk, Bonobos Guideshop and Glass.
escape 44 Flûte, Alors!
A pilgrimage to the Champagne region of France. By Nate Freeman
48 Bal Harbour and Amagansett 08
Local destinations that make you feel as though you were miles away. By Jacqueline Curley and Eliza Krpoyan
home 86 the designer
Event guru Bronson Van Wyck. By Eliza Krpoyan
88 WORK OF ART
Ryan McGinness’ candy-colored world. By Delphine Barguirdjian
90 Art Calendar
This month’s must-see art auctions and exhibitions.
voyeur 92 Parties
Who went where. By Delphine Barguirdjian
94 Social Calendar
Where to go and what to see. By Eliza Krpoyan with Guest of a Guest
ON THE COVER
Greta Gerwig wears a tan mohair sweater by Giambattista Valli and rings by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photographed by David Needleman; Styled by Erin Walsh.
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CONTRIBUTORS | June 2013
David Yi David Yi is the fashion news editor at SCENE and a stylist to artists under both Capitol and Epic records. He’s been published in NYLON, ELLE, InStyle, New York, ELLE UK, and more. Catch him hosting a new show on Look TV called Nailed It. Failed It, as well as Haute Cuisine on Fashionista where he cooks alongside fashion’s most familiar faces. Get more updates from him at ThinkDavidYi.com and @seoulcialite. Have to Have: I wish I was bold enough to pull this off but I am totally into KTZ’s fall 2013 collection filled with ponchos, oversized shirts, that all had a strong sense of cyber punk infused throughout. KTZ has become a go-to for Asian pop stars and street style kids for the longest time. Time Traveler: This may sound a little crude but I am totally obsessed with the ‘90s and the anarchist movement, especially when it comes to dressing: the use of tartan, extremely ripped denim, skinnies, mohawks, crazy piercing and all that punk! Escape: This summer I want to escape to Italy to a small seaport called Trieste.
senior editor delphine barguirdjian associate editor eliza krpoyan marketing manager jacqueline curley editor at large zandile blay Fashion news editor david yi society editor ted gushue nightlife editor carson griffith arts editor william corwin european editor tom sykes interns Jacqueline Aqel, mila hall CONTRIBUTING WRITERS jared baumeister, corbin brett chamberlin, darrell hartman, rachelle hruska, Stephanie Newhouse, beth landman, Martin Marks, michael musto, Annelise Peterson, anna preston gelderd, ray rogers, daniel edward rosen, daniel scheffler, rebecca suhrawardi, zachary weiss
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Michael Musto writes about culture, gossip, nightlife, and celebrity for Gawker, Out.com, and other venues. He’s a regular TV commentator and the author of four books, his latest being Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back. Hot Spot: Jack’s (on University Place) is a sensible place for a nice meal. The location is swell, the choices are plentiful, and the al fresco seating makes for some of the best people watching in town. Work of Art: Margaret Keane’s! I’ve always been bizarrely fascinated by those portraits of wide-eyed children. Time Traveler: I would love to have gone to Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball at the Plaza.
art director dean quigley
CONTRIBUTORS june ambrose, Stephen Drucker, Miguelina Gambaccini, Good Days by Unruly Heir, Monet Luhrsen, Lorenzo Martone, Lucy Sykes Rellie, Euan Rellie, Amy Sacco, Kate Schelter, Marcus teo, Arden Wohl
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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS an le, Jonathan Bookallil, sophie elgort, richard gerst, Hanuk Hanuk, Josh Lehrer, Danielle Levitt, Marie-Noyale, Ben cope, ned & aya rosen, Ben Fink Shapiro, Victoria Stevens, Alexander Thompson
Born and raised in New York, portrait photographer David Needleman received his degree from The School of Visual Arts. He spent the first eight years of his career working for and being mentored by Steven Meisel. His work has appeared in the New York Times, L’uomo Vogue, Vanity Fair, the Wall Street Journal, More, Out, and others. Work of Art: I would have loved to watch Rembrandt paint. Time Traveler: The duck pond within Central Park at East 72nd & 5th Avenue. Escape: I love Bodega Bay in CA.
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hen I heard that my friend, the legendary gossip guru and nightlife fixture Michael Musto had left The Village Voice—where many felt his column “La Dolce Musto” was the only reason to read the weekly newspaper—I immediately called him to interview our cover star Greta Gerwig. Greta and Michael make a great match. The indie actress lives in New York (Los Angeles is not worrisome enough for her) and is a throwback to the days when Woody Allen made movies in Manhattan. Michael’s interview with Greta, who stars and co-wrote the film Frances Ha with her boyfriend, director Noah Baumbach, shows us why being very un-Hollywood will make her Hollywood’s next big thing. Speaking of big things in Hollywood, from the moment The Bling Ring scandal broke on TMZ, I couldn’t read enough about the designer label-obsessed, fame hungry teen gang from the Valley that was robbing the homes of their style idols, like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. These kids didn’t really need the money, but rather got a thrill out of breaking into celebrity houses and
wearing personal items that belonged to actresses like Rachel Bilson. Writer Nancy Jo Sales has turned the stranger-than-fiction story into a page turning book, which is excerpted in this issue. And Sales tells us why she thinks the Bling Ringers kept robbing. The book is also currently a film of the same name by Sofia Coppola who changed the convicted criminal’s names but kept the plot intact. So where are they today? I spoke with Nick Prugo, a member of the troublemaking group, just after he was released from jail. In an exclusive interview, Prugo talks about life behind bars, the stars he stole from and what he hopes to do in the future. The Bling Ring kids were addicted to Facebook and Twitter where they posted photographs of themselves in stolen loot and monitored the stars they would burglarize. Social media is like Hollywood—the best and worst of everything in one place. But I have to confess that I am hooked on Instagram. If you don’t have an account, you’re missing out. Just look at the photo of me with Vaunte’s Christian Leone and Lola Rykiel gawking at photos on Instagram at a fancy benefit. You just can’t put it down. So send me a message so I can follow you via Instagram or Twitter—I am @PeterDavisNYC.
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EDITOR’S LETTER | June 2013
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Eric Fischl has written a penetrating exploration of his coming of age as a renowned American artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and 1980s. There he joined the front ranks of an international art scene that included Andy Warhol, David Salle, and Julian Schnabel. Bad Boy takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through the passion and politics of the art world as it has rarely been seen before.
“A brave and beautiful book, a reminder of how essential courage is to the artistic enterprise.” —Adam Gopnik “Eric Fischl’s Bad Boy is powerful and important: emotionally incisive, brilliantly well-crafted, and completely authentic. In short, it is just like his art.” —Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Jackson Pollock and Van Gogh: The Life
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SCHOOL DAZE | June 2013
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or a kid, I was no stranger to pornography. Until my mini-Hugh Hefner empire got busted, I had made a healthy lump of dough selling loose pages from dirty magazines to my 5th grade classmates at Barclay School. Just when I thought I’d never make another buck in adult entertainment, my porn career had a second life—on a boat in the South of France. A little backstory: my parents forced me to study French. I fought Français like Louis XVI battled to keep Versailles. To torture me more, my parents decided I would spend a month with their French friends the Dénudés in St. Tropez. I was forced to fly alone from JFK to CDG to Nice. My parents thought it would be “good for me” to deal with Charles de Gaulle airport by myself. I made the best of it, spending every last Euro on Malabar bubble gum and enormous black sunglasses. I arrived in Nice and Madame Dénudés and her 18-year-old son Christophe and 16-year-old daughter Delphine picked me up. We stayed for four nights in their house on a hill. Mme. Dénudés kept bothering me with pointless, irritating questions like “ça va Charlie?” Each time I would answer: “Je ne parle pas Français” in my best Bronx accent. Anytime any one of the Dénudés came near my guest room, I growled. Everything changed on day three when I noticed that Christophe and Delphine were allowed to smoke openly in front of their parents. How chic! At lunch, I nonchalantly grabbed a Gauloise and lit up. Mme. Dénudés asked, in French, if I was permitted to smoke. “Bien sûr,” I responded, sounding like François Truffaut. She smiled and from then on I chain smoked, burning through packs of Gauloises while rapidly conversing in French. Soon we were on the boat. I packed a carton of Gauloises that I convinced Mme. Dénudés to buy me. And just when I thought life couldn’t get any better than smoking at age 12, Mrs. Dénudés and Delphine went for a post breakfast swim… topless! Magnifique! Both were very pretty with banging bodies. I wasn’t going to look a gift horse in the mouth. I had a camera and I put it to good use. I quickly had an impressive portfolio: the Dénudés filles swimming topless, sunbathing topless, smoking cigs topless. Neither thought it odd that my camera was trained solely on them. “Tu es super chic,” I would exclaim hitting the shutter. “Fantastique!” The Dénudés would grin and pose endlessly. I felt like Helmut Newton, replete with black sunglasses and a cigarette dangling from my lips. Back home my parents were thrilled with my fast progress in French. I happily chatted fluently with my stepfather. I quickly printed the photos of the Dénudés. During my first recess back at Barclay School, I sold about 30 topless photographs (Mme. Dénudés had bigger boobs and was thus a bigger seller). “It doesn’t get more real than this,” was my tag line. My classmates could not get enough of the Dénudés. After a very successful week hawking the photographs, I was in my room counting my money when my mother stormed in. “Charlie Campbell—what is wrong with you?” she demanded, dramatically trembling with every word. “I just got off the phone with Mrs. Oldfield and she told me you are passing around photographs of my friend Mme. Dénudés naked.” I didn’t know how to respond. I was tempted to correct her that I was selling the photographs not passing them around. And Mme. Dénudés was my friend too. When I didn’t react, my mother started to shake her fist in the air as if demonstrating at a political rally. “You are done Charles. Finished.” She looked around my bedroom as if searching for answers amongst my stuff. “Just wait until your father gets home. You have never been in more trouble in your life.” She spun and marched out. All I could think was: I really need a cigarette.
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SHADE IN THE U.S.A. This month, TOMS Eyewear and designer Jonathan Adler launch a limited-edition collection of exclusive sunglasses and needlepoint cases. The all-American collaboration—frames come in red, white and blue—includes three frames and four cases. Per usual, TOMS makes charitable efforts to give sight to those in need with the sale of each pair of sunglasses, not unlike the original campaign of donating a pair of new shoes to a child in need with every purchase. TOMS.COM 18
Beginning this month through Labor Day, Brooklyn based boutique Bird—with three locations in Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Williamsburg—opens a pop-up shop on Shelter Island. Appropriately named Beach Bird, the shop will feature all of Jen Mankin’s (the owner of the contemporary and luxury shops) favorites with a special emphasis on sunny weather wear and beach accessories. Think Turkish Hammam towels, one-of-a-kind beach stone necklaces from Maine and colorful canvas espadrilles. The boutique will also include exclusives from brands No.6, Alasdair and Rand Papele. 183 NORTH FERRY ROAD, SHELTER ISLAND HEIGHTS, SHOPBIRD.COM
WYSTERIA LANE New York-based designer Fotini, known for her craft of corsetry, has created silk chiffon ready-to-wear pieces that are perfect for hot summer days in the city. With her signature wisteria print, the pieces display a quality of femininity. For her summer collection, the designer drew inspiration from the soft color palettes of 18th century French painters. Of course, she also includes her flattering corset gowns and cocktail dresses. Hues of butter, sage, soft pink, lavender, taupe and white make these dresses perfect for summer weddings and outdoor celebrations. FOTINI-NYC.COM EK
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Life’s always been a beach for the Faherty twins: Mike and Alex who launched their surf and turf-inspired, eco-friendly line, Faherty Brand, this spring. The collection prides itself in using recycled polyester and plastic bottles and though Faherty Brand is only a few months old, its identity has been brewing for the past two decades. “We were thinking about this brand ever since we were younger,” Mike says. The unique qualities both brothers bring to the line are as different as their personalities. Mike is the scruffier of the two, with long, surfer dude locks and a free spirited demeanor. Alex is more straitlaced: clean-shaven, married, left-brained. Both were absolute in their aspiration to start a fashion business together. While Mike had an impressive resume working seven years at Ralph Lauren’s RRL, Alex’s stocks rose in corporate America where he worked in finance, specifically private equity. A few months ago, Mike left his comfortable position for unsteady waters by finally building the foundations of Faherty Brand. Then Alex followed suit. Though it hasn’t been all smooth sailing, the line has gotten a good start. Inspired by his travels and the beautiful fabric he discovered, Mike created prints and colors from the locations that made an impact on him. From beautiful Sumatra hand tie-dyed bikinis to Japanese influenced floral block prints; the entire line is subtle, straying away from anything ostentatious. Faherty Brand’s first design was a convertible bra top, one that’s as comfortable as it is practical in the water. Others include vintage-inspired briefs, high-wasted bottoms, easy halters and string bikinis. “It’s for the woman who wants to be sexy but functional,” Mike explains. For men, the line offers perfectly tailored board shorts that aren’t too long or short with a few block colors and prints. “He’s wearing this in the morning in the water all day,” Alex says. fahertybrand.com
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Ever notice how Brooklyn residents sport the most svelte, sexy hard bodies in all of New York City? Most won’t admit that their workout regiments consist of anything more than French espressos and American Spirit cigarettes but the secret is finally out: Williamsburg has become a hub for hardcore sweaty action. Recently gyms and extreme fitness centers have popped up in the area including the cult workout CrossFit (crossfit virtuosity, 221 north 8th st) on the Bedford Ave. stop. For those who want intense workouts fit for the summer, there are three classes that will leave you sore but slim: For beginners: SyncStudio. After years in fashion PR, former publicist Karla Misjan decided to kick off her stilettos and walk barefoot into a yoga studio for good. In May, she and friend Ashley Lively—a certified cycling instructor—officially opened SyncStudio’s doors to enthusiasts seeking calming yoga, intense TRX workouts and a novice’s guide to cycling in their basement studio aptly called the “Bassment.” ($25 for an all day pass, 133 south 2nd street, syncstudio.net)
For intermediate workouts: SoulCycle Williamsburg. The beloved class—with fans like Jake Gyllenhaal and Lady Gaga—is filled with enthusiastically loud instructors and cyclists and recently opened its new 4,000 sq. ft., 62-bike studio. The new location features a Listening Bar, Polaroid Wall, and an all-new boutique. Expect to sweat and work out both upper and lower bodies to thumping tunes. ($34 per class, 196 kent avenue, soul-cycle.com) For the most hardcore class of your life: Brooklyn Body Burn. One minute into the session gym-goers will understand exactly where the class’ name comes from. The class is not for the faint of heart, nor for those looking for a relaxing experience. Visitors will burn calories quickly during the strenuous 50-minute class, which is entirely on a pilates bench. The new studio, opened by Tracy Carlinsky, a former ballet dancer, is a total body workout by LA-based Sebastien Lagree, described as “pilates on crack.” ($33 per class, 32 north 6th street, brooklybodyburn.com)
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BRENDAN FALLIS THIS SOUGHT-AFTER DJ SHARES HIS STYLE STAPLES AND GROOMING GO-TOS
Uniqlo jeans would even get this far, but every time I wear them someone asks me who makes them. Do you collect anything? Not so much. Getting a pretty good selection of vintage Persols going, but I wouldn’t call it a collection yet. Besides that, I’m pretty minimal. What do you never leave home without? Keys, wallet, cellphone and passport—I always check all four pockets to make sure they are there. What items are you coveting right now? A 1953 Vintage Omega Seamaster. I have to get my hands on one of these sooner than later! It’s been a long time coming. Describe your style in three words: Clean, simple, classic. What cologne do you wear? I’m actually allergic to cologne, a little known fact.
Beyond that, I once took a nonverbal communication course in college, and it taught me that people are attracted to others via pheromones, and cologne and perfume provide a false sense of who you’re attracted to. Concluding that divorce rates are rising because we’re not actually attracted to our partners, but their false smell. What’s the one beauty item you can’t live without? Under-eye cream. Steadily in search of the best one out there. I also use Baxter Hair products. If you could live in another decade, which would it be? I’d live in the 1960s. It just seems like it was a damn good time that I missed. But fashion wise, it wasn’t so much for me. I would have been more suited for the ‘30s. EK
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Who is your favorite designer? I’m sold on Jil Sander. Everything in her collection is always very attractive. I am also a big fan of Ian Velardi. He is an exciting up-and-comer in menswear. Who is your style inspiration? James Dean and Paul Newman—they wore simple, classic pieces. What is your go-to shoe for a night out? Cole Haan Lunar. I have quite a few now. You can really wear them on all occasions as long as you have the right colorways and styles. And you can’t beat the comfort—I could stand at the bar all night and be fine with it. What is your most prized piece of clothing? I have a pair of Uniqlo jeans that I’ve had patched and re-patched six times now. I don’t think I could give up at this point. I never thought a pair of JUNE 2013
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Who is your favorite designer? My favorite designer right now is Olympia Le-Tan. I absolutely love her bags—they are so unusual and timeless. And the clothes she designs are very French and remind me of how my mother would dress me as a kid, except she’s made them adult size. Who is your style inspiration? I don’t have one particular style icon. I get inspiration from different people, places and even movies. I always feel extremely inspired when I return from my hometown of London. Fashion is far more interesting over there and people aren’t afraid to take risks. The approach to fashion is very different than it is in New York. In terms of people, it changes daily but two of my classic style icons are Jane Birkin, and Wendy O. Williams from the Plasmatics purely for her lack of fear. 26
My friends inspire me a lot and I also take inspiration from new and old movies, in particular Bertolucci films. What is your go-to shoe for a night out? Charlotte Olympia ‘kitty’ wedges. They always seem to make people smile. What is your most prized piece of clothing? A white lace Edwardian vintage dress that is so fragile I can barely wear it, but it is so beautiful sitting in my wardrobe. I like to look at it and occasionally try it on and pretend to be some made up character. Do you collect anything? Yes. Antique anatomical prints and my boyfriend and I used to collect animal skulls. What do you never leave home without? Music and headphones. What items are you coveting right now? House of Holland Flip F—k sunglasses, Hombres del Jazz book clutch by Olympia
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’m always a bit leery of any invitation to an abandoned warehouse, and I suspect that you should be too. How many times have you found yourself in one surrounded by anything but trouble? This was a solid rule of thumb in my life until I received an invitation to the Creative Time Spring Gala honoring artist Julian Schnabel, in the massive, abandoned Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg. Strutting over in a summer suit I quickly find myself face to face with Waris Ahluwalia dressed head-to-toe in dazzling blue, standing beneath the golden glow of a custom-made “Creative Time” sign. Mr. Schnabel strolls in around the same time with his super-preggers supermodel/gallerist fiancée, May Andersen giving me momentary flashbacks to her public
affinity for ball gags and leather whips. Bondage aside, it’s a striking scene. Behind me, Marisa Tomei is beaming her way into the party, unbeknownst to the fact that in two hours time she and I will be breaking it down on the dusty dance floor without pretense, covered in the dew of a brisk spring evening. The Domino Sugar Factory is something like a 150,000 square foot abandoned warehouse, except its walls are covered thick with a syrupy molasses, sticky to the touch and aromatic to the nose. After considering a lick, I’m ushered to my seat at the football field-sized dinner table, already covered in decadent Italian specialties from master chef Mario Batali and a perfectly paired selection of Ruffino’s finest wines (whose Chianti I have an open obsession with). The night is drunk with excess: Laurie Anderson performs beautifully in the background, Vito Schnabel buttons too many buttons on his peaked lapel sport coat, Cynthia Rowley dances gleefully in a black feathered skirt, I drink four or five martinis... The hangover wears off and I truck on to Andrew Saffir’s Cinema Society screening of Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf Goodman. The brilliantly funded doc makes quick work of identifying the key players in the Bergdorf empire: snow-haired Linda Fargo and personal shopper Betty Halbreich. The powerful yet feminine hands are revealed to be pulling the majority of strings behind the doors at the big B, leaving the persnickety David Hoey with the task of dressing the holiday windows.
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SCOOP | Ted About Town Continuing on the Cinema Society track I find myself at the Brooks Brothers screening of The Great Gatsby. I won’t discuss the hyped 3D film in this column, but I will discuss the bizarre and over the top delayed entrance that Lady Gaga has orchestrated for herself and her small posse at the HBO theater. It wasn’t the only time this month that Gaga and I will cross paths, seeing her once again later on at Japanese eatery Haru. Only after my second run in was I able to detect a pattern: Gaga curates an artificial bubble of hype wherever she goes. She surrounds herself with superfluous bodyguards, over the top drag queens and jet black fashion mavens that glitter just a bit too brightly. At the Gatsby screening she makes a fuss requesting an ice-cold beer—a subtle dig to the no food and drink policy. It remains to be said that if Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was to stroll down the street in yoga pants and a boyfriend tee, she very well might never be noticed. Gaga rant aside, the after party at The Lambs Club is, by all accounts, lovely. I schmooze with funnyman Richard Kind, ogle at Miranda Kerr, high-five Duncan Sheik, crack a joke with Jay McInerney and eventually chat with Baz Luhrman who reveals to me that his first read of Gatsby was via .MP3 on the Orient Express, soaked to the gills in fine wine.
At the gatsby Screening, [lady gaga] makes a fuss requesting an ice-cold beer—a subtly dig to the no food and drink policy.
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Still in a Caliche Rum-induced haze, I march forward through the month, finding solace in a few invites that are left on my calendar: the El Museo Gala immediately followed by art loving, real estate mogul Aby Rosen’s birthday party. It must be said that one of these things is not like the other, but that certainly didn’t mean that I couldn’t wear a tux to both. El Museo is an interesting gala—every year they take over Cipriani 42nd street and pack it full of some of the most distinguished Spanishspeaking names they can find. This year they honor the entertainer Tony Raúl Esparza of The Rocky Horror Show and a dozen other notable Broadway sensations. Truthfully I feel a bit out of place, my Spanish showing rust, but that doesn’t stop me from shaking the mitt of Mayor Michael Bloomberg who makes a point of supporting El Museo every year. At around half past ten I sneak out to see what Aby Rosen has up his sleeve at the newly launched Paramount Hotel. The scene is pure Gatsby: scantily clad women dangling from velvet swings on the ceiling, endless trays of caviar floating by, DJ Nick Cohen playing a sultry mix from the balcony above. Who is this Aby character anyway? Photographer Billy Farrell explains: “Despite the appearance and the party, he’s not some reclusive Gatsby type, I can tell you that much.” You’d have a hard time convincing his guest list that they weren’t at a fête fit for a prohibition-era king: Bono, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Owen Wilson, Klaus Biesenbach, Larry Gagosian, Anh Duong, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, André Leon Talley and Aby’s wife Samantha Boardman Rosen are all present to pay their respects to the tycoon. The night is too much, in the best way possible. june 2013
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our meal comes with a back-story at Los Americanos, a new Latin eatery in Tribeca. Located on Church Street, the late night corner restaurant is the brainchild of Billy Gilroy, Tommy Hill and Emmanuelle “Mannie” LaSalle, the daughter of legendary supermodel China Machado. The collection of owners, not to mention the support of actress and friend Michelle Rodriguez, lends itself to an interesting narrative for how Los Americanos, an upscale, trendy south of the border diner, came into existence. Let’s start with LaSalle’s childhood. “My mother was the first nonCaucasian model in the American fashion industry,” LaSalle explains, re-telling Machado’s story of re-locating to Buenos Aires from Shanghai
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SCOOP | Hot Spot in 1946, becoming a flight attendant, and eventually moving to Europe. “She ran away from home with a damn bullfighter,” LaSalle’s husband, Tommy Hill, a former model and singer, adds with a laugh. “He was like the Michael Jordan of bullfighters.” Apparently so. LaSalle remembers how her mother’s relationship with Luis Miguel Dominguín diminished when actress Ava Gardner took interest in him. “My mom says, ‘Okay, I’m not going to compete with Ava Gardner.’ She went off to Paris and met my dad.” Machado then moved to New York City in 1959 where she was first shot for Harper’s Bazaar, but LaSalle says her mother’s Latin American upbringing was always present in her home and life as a child through both food and music. When Gilroy, a partner in Employees Only and Macao Trading Co., approached the husband and wife duo with the idea of Los Americanos, the fit seemed natural. “I love doing restaurants. You pull in different kinds of people,” Gilroy explains.
THE FULLY STOCKED BAR AT LOS AMERICANOS, WHICH ALSO SERVES BRUNCH ON WEEKENDS
Meanwhile, Rodriguez’ connection to the restaurant added an extra Hollywood touch at its opening party, when Los Americanos screened Francesca de Solas flick 1%ers, in which Rodriguez stars. The crowd included Sienna Miller, Peter Saarsgard, model/musician Jamie Burke, nightlife guru Nur Khan, and a lot of men on motorcycles. “It got a little scary,” LaSalle jokes of the rough and tough, but extremely fun and friendly, crew of Hell’s Angels who arrived for the party alongside A-list guests. Los Americanos, it seems, has something for everyone. “It means ‘lots of us together, all of us together,’’ LaSalle says of the name. Which probably also explains the menu: “We wanted it to be a hit-list of Latin America,” says Gilroy as if describing a mix CD.
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The food and drinks are a savory, exotic summary of Peru, Venezuela, El Salvador and Argentina. There are ceviches (the Peruvian style fish is a favorite), Salvadorian griddlecakes and café Cubana for a pre-disco, sugary energy bolt. As for the décor, the collective owners were careful to make sure the early-morning to late-night crowd would be at home with the chic diner feel. “They aren’t reproductions; they’re vintage pieces,” Gilroy points out of the lighting and chairs. And for those on the go, who aren’t able to take advantage of the outdoorseating, Los Americanos offers a rare perk in Manhattan: a take-out window. We’d tell you to get it while it’s hot, but that’s what their varieties of—you guessed it—hot sauces are for.
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In 2007, Bonobos launched online with a men’s pant that eliminated sag and excess material to fit a guy better than anything out there. Word spread faster than a status update (Bonobos actually started by advertising on Facebook) and non-fashion label obsessed males were hooked on a chino that gave good butt. Soon, some men would only wear Bonobos pants the way they only drink one type of beer. The line now includes shirts, suits, shorts and a new golf collection called Maide. And while Bonobos booms on the internet—the company is the largest apparel brand built on the web—they have expanded to street level hubs known as Guideshops. At the recently opened Crosby Street Guideshop, customers get “Ninja service” from a “guide” who helps them find anything they want. Once placed, your order is delivered to your door within 24 hours. Co-founder and CEO Andy Dunn, who started Bonobos with his Stanford Business School housemate Brian Spaly, describes his customer as “a college educated male whose three favorite movies are The Godfather, The Shawshank Redemption and Caddyshack.” With exciting projects on the horizon, Dunn mentions that after Crosby Street, he is opening two new ecommerce stores this summer in Bethesda and Austin. 35 CROSBY STREET, 212.343.84235, BONOBOS.COM
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When Leah Park grew tired of the items in her own closet, she did what any other sensible and stylish fashionista would do and went digging through her friends’ closets. An original member of the team that launched Gilt Groupe, Park was no stranger to the world wide web and, along with Christian Leone (who was also a member of the executive team at Gilt), launched Vaunte. The e-commerce site features various “starlets” (Valerie Boster and Selby Drummond from Vogue are among the names on the site) and brand-name items from their closets that are for sale. “What defines Vaunte is the editorial approach to shopping,” says Leone, “There are a lot of e-commerce and editorial sites, but few have combined the two to create a true shopping experience.” The site also distinguishes itself by telling shoppers about the provenance of their products, which isn’t something many are used to seeing when it comes to fashion, but is certainly welcome information. Knowing that the previous owner of that vintage Chanel bag is someone who treats handbags as though they were children makes the it all the more appealing and irresistable. VAUNTE.COM
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ine hours after I arrive in Paris, I wake with a start in a high-ceilinged hotel room. It is a moment before I realize that, yes; I am actually in Paris, and another moment to realize I am an hour late for dinner, at Jean-Francois Piège. I jump in a car downstairs and it zips past the Louvre, the Tuileries, by the obelisk in dusk and the Hôtel de Crillon lit up like a wedding cake, across the narrow Seine and into the 7th Arrondissement, where above my head looming over the city I can see little but the giant Eiffel Tower. The waiters decide I should catch up with the meal. Dishes arrive in relentless succession—crispy veal tongue, cod brandade croquettes, Noirmoutier potatoes in dove cream with smoked eel, Lucien Tendret’s liver royale with crayfish in a foie gras emulsion, Limousin lamb in veal sauce with morels—as a parade of 17 courses (18 if you count my mid-meal Gauloises). And it is all lubricated by many glasses of mind-blowing Champagne, the magic grape nectar that is the ostensible reason for my trip, a wine tasting in the Champagne region. So I get started. I am no sommelier, but when presented with a glass of Dom Perignon 2002, the sheer quality is instantly apparent. And would be far from my final glass.
Wine tasting in Champagne makes sipping reds in Napa seem amateur. This is wine tasting on steroids, and it’s poised to become an extremely popular trip, with more direct flights from New York to Paris and easy transportation to the wine country. On this particular occasion, I will be sampling the newest vintage of Dom Perignon, the 2004, participating in cerebral concepttastings as well as a slightly unhinged dinner, a spastic art installation and a dance party. Early descriptions of this vintage indicate this this would be something rather complicated. Here were my previews. The 2004 is “an edgy dialogue.” The 2004 “reveals and hides at the same time.” The 2004 is “a seamless crescendo leading into the chiseled complexity of a singular universe.” This is not the way most people discuss any beverage, even one as revered as champagne. I love good bubbly, of course, but could someone actually find grace in a glass of wine? Our destination is the Abbey of Saint-Pierre d’Hautvillers, a tiny monastery on a hill overlooking the wine land below, the vineyards in slightly different shades, creating a calico patchwork when seen from the chapel’s perch. As we enter the nave, a tour guide runs through the history. St. Nivard established the church in the year 650 after seeing a vision of a dove. In 841, a monk named Teutgise brought St. Helena’s relics from Rome, establishing the abbey as a point of pilgrimage. The Vikings pillaged the place in 882, and various other vandals pillage for about a
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Wine tasting in champagne makes sipping reds in napa seem amateur. this is wine tasting on steroids.
the plastic pods in which, overlooking the vineyards, we tasted the 2004 dom perignon champagne
hundred years more, starting in the 1440s. Finally, in 1668, a man named Dom Pierre Perignon arrived as the land’s salvation, and began developing a new way of blending different types of grapes to make sacramental wine. The concoction, named for the region of its birth, quickly became the drink of choice for the upper classes in Paris, and beyond. “And here, by the altar, is lying Dom Pierre Perignon,” the tour guide says in broken English. “He’s buried with a bottle. He was the first to use glass bottles for champagne, as before there were wooden casks, which would often split. In glass bottles he could keep the—how do you say it?—Ah, the spirit, the spirit of the wine intact. I don’t know how else to say it, the spirit.” Richard Geoffroy, the chef de cave of Dom Perignon, might be able to better explain exactly what a bottle’s spirit means. He’s the chemist-slash-artist-slash-preacher solely responsible for the blend of each vintage. He’s also the charismatic, ultra-Gallic face of the wine, born in Champagne and devoted to his land’s lifeblood. “It’s a very cold climate here, where we create the vintages, but you get to turn the constraints into many opportunities,” he tells me
outside the church. “It was something so easy and natural, the whole vintage of ‘04. What it’s about, you have to be reflective to the vine. The creation is about dealing with Mother Nature. Then it’s about being able to read and translate the character of the vintage.” To begin my reading of Dom Perignon 2004, I walk into a big plastic bubble. It is quickly zipped and sealed. Waiting at a desk was a full glass, fresh flowers, the hum of classical music and a little booklet describing the notes: almond, cocoa, burnt tangerine. As soon as I put lips to liquid, I feel more full of light, a faint buzz rushing through me, the blood going up to my head, that long-ago grape harvest of 2004 finally blossoming. I savor a gulp and look forward. Far away, beyond the cracking stone walls from medieval times, green hills roll for miles, and a stream of sunshine burst through a break in the heavens. Perhaps this confluence of earthly things, grapevines and nuts and spices, when combined in the way of Dom Pierre Perignon, maybe it is worthy of the altar. Maybe it is truly consecrated. With the last sip, I close my eyes, and my plastic bubble pod seems to rise like a bubble in a glass of champagne. “I couldn’t breathe in that damned thing,” says a fellow taster exiting his pod. So much for transcendence. Later that night it is so dead cold, the tuxedo-clad men have to put up a big round plastic encasing around the dinner tables. It is May, yes, but as grape growers know, weather is unpredictable. At the cocktail hour, outside by the abbey, the ladies in small dresses ask dearly for their dates to throw their coats upon their backs. “I’ll have to grow a champagne jacket,” one lady says, downing a cup of 2004, holding it out for a refill. Dinner is another ecstasy of innumerable courses—Prunier Saint James caviar on a chestnut crepe, duck consommé with star anise, almond blancmange with basil seeds. And at the end Mr. Geoffroy again takes the microphone. “Thank you all for making the journey, or, should I say, the pilgrimage,” Mr. Geoffroy says. “We have been revolving around the wine.” New York curator Leo Kuelbs was about to splay across the monastery an animated projection made with the visual artists Glowing Bulbs, which display the creation of an old church, its rise to a destination, its takeover by a master winemaker. The crowd stumbles, glasses-in-hand, outside to watch the colors glow against old rocks. Via projectors wine bottles twirl against the monastery’s high stone spires, eventually spilling from their nozzles streams of the exquisite luxury thing. After a few glasses of a Dom Perignon Œnothèque, the 1970 vintage, with its notes of peat, salted caramel and truffle, there is a small dance party where cigar smoke rises in curlicues above the trees, the music echoes between chasms of church archways, and then it is time to go. A bus rumbles back to the little Champagne lodge a few minutes away. It is very late. I believe everyone is talking as we stumble to rooms, all of us laughing, glancing at the vista of untouched France down below with disbelief. It’s unclear, but according to the next day’s empty bubbly bottles, and my headache, we finished off a lot of champagne. At 7:00 the next morning I awake with a start, dress, pack, check the room, run out, and with the car to Paris not yet there, and quickly grab a tiny breakfast. I take juice but, Jesus; it is a tad too early for the champagne they for some reason have set out for breakfast. Then I grab a croissant and a baguette. At another table I put on my plate prosciutto and smoked salmon. I sit down, gulp the triple espresso at my seating, place upon the bread butter and cheese and prosciutto and eat the whole heavy thing. It is wonderful. The vineyards are out the window, green and beige and yellow. I am happy. So I pour myself a flute of champagne.
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By being very un-Hollywood, GRETA GERWIG has become new Hollywoodâ€™s leading lady. Starring in Frances Ha with boyfriend and director Noah Baumbach, Gerwig racks up indie cred and wows critics with her natural, infectiously goofy charm. MICHAEL MUSTO meets the shooting starlet who talks about Baumbach, antidepressants and why Clint Eastwood will never hire her.
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reta Gerwig’s natural, unaffected acting style would have been a beautiful fit for the ‘70s and ‘80s era of Robert Altman and Paul Mazursky films about the love lives of interesting women. Was she born too late? No. Regret is not only a wasteful emotion, it happens to be a tiny bit off base in this case. Gerwig’s work—which doesn’t try to draw attention to itself, but does so anyway because of its innate truth and humanity— is also perfect for right now, when the country has sobered up and is opting for heavy doses of sincerity to counter the lingering schlock culture filling up the dials. And in her man Noah Baumbach, she’s found a muse and collaborator to serve her gift in just the proper package. It’s Francs Ha, the black-and-white comedy (directed by Baumbach, who co-wrote it with Gerwig) in which she plays the 27-year-old title character, a sort of hapless, wacky modern dancer who’s forced to deal with life changes and in the process might finally have to grow up a little. The film is filled with tart observations, loopy dialogue, and Gerwig’s presence, and while it’s vaguely French new wave-ish by way of early Woody Allen, it has a fresh feel, especially as a valentine to a lady with quirky originality to spare. The film played at last year’s New York Film Festival, which Gerwig tells me “felt like a homecoming of sorts and the ideal
audience in some ways. It was really exciting.” And since its May release, Frances has rocked indie box offices, affording her and Baumbach what she calls “a big sigh of relief. We’re living through a time where it’s not even clear that people go to movies other than as big events, almost like rides. So it was really heartening to see packed theaters in New York and L.A. I feel like, ‘Bring it, Toledo! Were ready for the Midwest and everybody else.’” Gerwig, 29, and I are lunching at cozy Café Cluny in the West Village, where she refreshingly dives into a sandwich stuffed with bacon, fried egg, and avocado. “Oh good, you don’t starve yourself,” I remark, awestruck. “No, that would be awkward,” she replies, smiling. Wearing a smart white blouse, with tasteful little earrings and her hair simply but glamorously pulled back, she talks with the likeable ease of her screen characters, though the real Gerwig is fully together, not at all stumbling into mishaps on the road to awareness. She first worked with Baumbach on 2010’s oddball character study Greenberg, which he conceived with then-wife Jennifer Jason Leigh. (Word of their divorce hit later that year; he and Gerwig are a couple now.) Frances Ha was born when Baumbach asked if Gerwig wanted to write something with him, and she dug up notes she’d made of tidbits in search of a storyline they forged in unison. Working together, she says, “was really easy and fun. It took about a year to write, but it was pretty effortless in terms of the collaboration. It was an unarticulated, shared vision. I’ve never been in a band, but it’s what I imagine it’s like to write a song with someone. When you hear it, you know it’s right.” The film is hopeful about Frances’ choices, no matter how un-monumental they might seem to the jaded. “We wanted to reward her for her journey,” Gerwig says. “It was about finding the romantic and heroic aspects of making very practical decisions. How do we make accepting a desk job, putting on a piece of your work, and having a crappy apartment seem like the most triumphant things that could happen?” Somehow they did so, with a blithe lack of judgment. The Sacramento-born actress/writer has made some admirable choices of her own. She always loved performing, but it was a family trip to NYC in 1991 that spun her head around, especially when they saw the zingy 42nd Street revival. “That did it for me,” she tells me. “I felt I had to live in New York. There were so many tap dancers onstage. It felt like magic!” She was desperate to study musical theater at NYU, but her mother pushed for a liberal arts education, so Gerwig ended up majoring in English and philosophy at Barnard. But she loved the education, and she also got to appear in the varsity show and write monologues in playwriting class.
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Today, she favors the Frances Ha situation that involves both writing and acting. “I like the circumstances where you’re asked to do too many things at once,” she says. “[Indie triple-threat] Mark Duplass told me writing and directing is like being a parent. You’re there 100% of the time, for every victory and setback. Being an actor is more like being a grandparent. You come over and play with them and it’s awesome and you give them gifts and you go home. I like the whole gamut of making a movie.” And she’s so good at the acting thing, her lack of affect always cutting through any potential artifice. Her secret? “I try to make the person—and every moment—be as real as possible. When it starts out, I feel like I’m making big, bad choices. Early in a film or in a take, I go too far and then it settles. I don’t feel like I’m a good first-take actor, which is why I’ll probably never get hired by Clint Eastwood!” But she enjoys working for auteurs, having appeared not only in Baumbach’s films, but Whit Stillman’s campus satire Damsels in Distress and Woody Allen’s spaghetti comedy To Rome with Love. “Writer/directors to me are world builders,” she says. “They all have different sounds and obsessions and see different things in me that they like or don’t like, and it’s amazing to be able to see the world through their lens. I love people who have strong, specific visions.” From Woody Allen, she picked up the idea of only giving the cast the script pages they’re in, so they’ll focus on the immediacy. Also just like Allen’s films, the Frances Ha actors were asked to stick to the script (though she said the Woodman would occasionally say “That line sounds bad. Make something up.”) Mickey Sumner—Sting’s daughter, who wittily plays Frances’ friend Sophie—is British and doing an American accent, which Gerwig says made her treat the language with more precision than some homeland actors would have. “She would say the text exactly as written, which is what we wanted,” beams the writer/actor. And then there’s Girls’ Adam Driver—he plays a sort of lothario-turned-roommate who Gerwig feels is an extra valuable commodity these days. “There’s a real dearth of interesting male actors who don’t look like Ken dolls,” she ventures. “He’s masculine and sexy, but not typical. Everybody responds to him because it feels like, ‘Where have you been our whole
lives?’ It feels like some callback to [Al] Pacino and [Robert] De Niro or some ‘70s star where it didn’t look like they walked out of a catalogue.” She seems so effortless, but the truth is Greta Gerwig comes from such a work ethic that she feels guilty if she isn’t madly toiling on something. To even justify going on a trip, she usually tries to make sure it’s business-related, like to a film festival or other industry affair. Far from the making-things-upas-they-go-along waifs of Lola Versus and Frances Ha, she’s deeply analytical, completely reasoned, and always committed to the next project. She admits she loves New York “because everybody’s super neurotic and stressed out, which makes me feel like ‘Good, everybody’s doing their fair share of worrying.’ When I’m in L.A., I’m like, ‘who is worrying? I have to do it all for you’ and it ends up stressing me more. In New York, we all share the burden. On any given street corner, there are three people freaking out about climate change, health care, schools, and the bubble of student loans. ‘Good. We’re all on it. We’re all worried!’” She tells me she did take an anti-depression drug, Wellbutrin, for two months, but that was only to stop chain smoking. She then weaned herself off the med when she found herself cleaning and scrubbing a lot. “It has a tiny bit of speed in it,” she relates, “which makes you feel like ‘I’m getting so much work done!’” Today, she adds, “I’m medication free, but very anxious.” Tingling with my own anxiety, I get up the nerve to ask about the 2011 Arthur remake—a rare dive into Hollywood for Gerwig which was not that well received. “I have a policy of not saying what I felt about a movie in any negative ways,” she replies, not wanting to come off snooty or presumptuous. “I feel that’s not my job.” “So you loved it?” I crack. “So I loved it” she plays along. Oh, and guess what? When I tell her she would have been great in the ‘70s and ‘80s, she agrees, gushing, “When I dream, I dream of those movies!” And when I dream, I dream of Greta Gerwig… in anything.
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Nancy Jo Sales has become the voice of troubled teens in America, having covered youth culture phenomenons for New York magazine (where she was the first to report on the trend in the 1990s of rich white kids co-opting the “gangster” lifestyle, from rap music to dealing drugs) and Vanity Fair, profiling ‘train-wreck’ stars Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Her Vanity Fair feature The Suspects Wore Louboutins, about a group of kids from Calabasas who burglarized celebrity houses, has become Sales’ first book, The Bling Ring. A story so crazy it’s hard to believe it’s true, Sales not only unearths every detail of the crime caper, but examines what led a clique of fashion/money/celebrity-obsessed teenagers to fearlessly rob Megan Fox, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom and other young Hollywood stars. “Leave it to teenagers to figure out how to do this,” Sales says of the stealing spree. “TMZ reports that Rachel Bilson is on a plane to New York and so now it’s time to go and burglarize her home. What a simple plan—and yet how ingenious.” Sales’ book, which she finished in just six months, is now a Sofia Coppola movie of the same name starring Emma Watson. After extensively interviewing the young thieves, is there a solution to the problem? “Talk to your kids about wealth and fame and how these things aren’t the be-all-end-all of existence,” Sales says. “Talking to kids about morals is sort of out of fashion, but I think it’s very important. And by morals I mean the basic premise of human kindness and compassion and doing to others as you would have them do to you. The kids in this story, at least the ones I talked to, seemed just out to lunch when it came to the issue of basic right and wrong.” sc.0613.blingring.indd 3
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ick and Rachel hadn’t been on a mission together to rob a celebrity’s home since the last time they’d visited Paris’ house in November 2008. They had done one other job, in January 2009, Nick told police, at a house on Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino, a tony suburb of L.A., that they’d noticed was for sale and appeared to be empty, so they went in to check it out. It belonged to the builder and developer Nick DeLeo. Nick Prugo said they were able to get into the guesthouse, where they found two Apple iMac computers, so they took them, one for each. Nick kept his and used it, since its screen was bigger and nicer than the computer he already had. He would use it to video chat with Rachel. (It was from this computer that TMZ would take the images of the Bling Ring kids it later posted on its website. DeLeo himself had made the images available after the computer was returned to him by the police.) How was it that Nick’s parents didn’t notice all the expensive new things popping up in his room? “My parents—I don’t really want to involve them in the conversation,” Nick said; he did allow that, due to his estrangement from them at the time of the burglaries, “it was really easy to keep things secret from them so it wasn’t like there were all these signs for them to see. . . .” By February 2009, it had been eight months since Nick and Rachel had graduated from high school—or since Rachel had. Nick never did. He knew he should be getting his act together and doing something with his life, he said: “I had gotten my GED, I planned to enroll in Pierce [College], but just through my friends and my influences I never ended up going. . . . My parents wanted me in school, and I was like, I want to work, I want a job. I was just making excuses ’cause we continued to make easy money.” Stealing from cars in the Calabasas area, stealing from houses. “It was that accessible,” he said. “It was that easy.” On the night of February 22, 2009, Nick and Rachel drove to Patridge’s house in the Hollywood Hills. They knew she would be out. It was Oscar
THE TEENAGE MEMBERS OF “THE BLING RING” WERE ALSO KNOWN AS “THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS BURGLAR BUNCH.” CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: DIANA TAMAYO, JONATHAN AJAR, ALEXIS NEIERS, RACHEL LEE, ROY LOPEZ, COURTNEY AMES, AND NICK PRUGO
night, and anybody who was anybody in that industry town would be outside the Kodak Theatre, joining the yearly procession of gowns up the red carpet. It was an exciting Oscar year, for a change—at least that’s what people were saying—Hugh Jackman was the host, and Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, and Melissa Leo were battling it out for Best Actress in a highly contested race. It was Hollywood’s night, a night of preening and posing and deal making. If you didn’t pay homage to the industry gods at the Oscar ceremony, then you had better be at one of the hotter after parties around town. “If you go to Google News,” Nick said, “and you type in someone’s name, it’ll kind of tell you the events they’re going to. It mentioned something about Audrina’s Oscar night plans. . . .” Around eleven p.m., they made it to the Hills and parked down the street from Patridge’s home. It was a cute, Spanish style house on a leafy, winding street—three levels, three bedrooms, with a tile roof and balcony on the top floor. Patridge had bought the place in 2008, less than six months before, for a reported $1.2 million. Not bad for a 23 year old who was making just $35,000 an episode on The Hills. But then, she “came from a rich family,” Nick said, “and had got, like, a deal to do an ad for Carl’s Jr.” (The ad, which appeared in June 2009, showed Patridge wearing a bikini and eating a hamburger.) “We walked up to her house, very innocently,” Nick said. “Unmasked. We did wear gloves but they were mittens, like something to warm your hands from the cold, so it wasn’t conspicuous—it was very natural, you would say. So we went there very innocently, just knocking on the door. We were gonna knock on the door and see if anyone was home and say, ‘Can we smoke weed with you?’ Just pretend like we thought we knew someone who lived there, like a couple of stupid kids. “There was an instance,” he said, “where we actually did this at Paris Hilton’s house and Paris actually came on the intercom outside her house pretending to be a maid. She was, like, speaking in a Latin accent and
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messing with us.” (He assumed it was she.) “We were like, ‘Do you have a pipe? We live in the neighborhood.’” “I have my club card,” or medical marijuana card, Nick said, “so I’m legally able to smoke weed. We said, ‘We just want to smoke with you,’ ’cause we knew [Paris] smoked, ’cause we found a blunt in her house.” (There were also several videos online of Paris smoking what appeared to be marijuana, in one of which she says, “I am smoking pot and eating burgers.”) They entered Patridge’s house through an unlocked sliding glass door at the side of the property. The reality star hadn’t set her alarm before she went away to visit her family in Yorba Linda, four days earlier. “I never imagined anyone would break into my house,” Patridge told the Grand Jury on June 18, 2010, “and I only left for a few days.” However, when Nick and Rachel opened the sliding glass door, the alarm system still announced, in a robotic woman’s voice, “Door opened.” “And it scared them, and they ran off,” Patridge said, describing surveillance footage. But—after a few minutes in which nothing else happened, no cop cars or SWAT teams appeared—the kids came back. Grainy surveillance footage from that night shows them outside the house, ringing the bell. Rachel looks relaxed, her head cocked to one side; she seductively pulls back her long black hair, almost as if she’s posing for the security camera poised above her. “Is Audrina looking at me?” it seems she could be wondering. She’s dressed in Patridge’s style, in tight jeans and a stylish, white long‐sleeve T‐shirt, oversized and decorated with some design. When no one answers the door, Rachel vamps away, and Nick—wearing a T‐shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap (he always wore hats, as he was sensitive about his thinning hair, but this one was to shield his face from surveillance cameras, too)—follows after her obediently. They go around to the side of the house, and enter. Once inside, surveillance footage shows, the thieves stroll into Patridge’s living room—a large, high‐ceilinged room with white walls, a tile floor, and wrought‐iron furniture. Rachel slinks around, surveying the place, examining things. She languidly puts up her arm to cover her face
when she passes directly under a security camera, but she doesn’t seem too concerned about it capturing her image. Nick follows her jumpily, almost comically agitated and looking very much like a nervous teenaged boy. They leave the room to go upstairs, and when they come back, Rachel is wearing a white fedora with a black band. This hat would figure prominently in the L.A. District Attorney’s case against her. Rachel had it with her at her father’s house in Vegas when she was arrested there. As they come in and out of the living room—becoming increasingly intense in their movements; at one point, they start to run—they’re carrying luggage. They leave and enter the house by the side door repeatedly, hauling luggage. This was the first time they would use their celebrity victims’ own bags as a means of carrying their possessions away—a method inspired by Patridge having left packed luggage in her bedroom. She had just gotten back from Australia, where she was to appear at the Australia MTV Music Awards, in March and, she told the Grand Jury, “I still hadn’t unpacked.” “There was a suitcase in Audrina’s bedroom full of dirty clothes,” said Nick. “There were personal things” in the suitcases that “brought home to me they’re just normal people, just seeing it firsthand.” When Patridge got home from visiting her family that night, at about 2 a.m. (she wasn’t at an Oscar party, after all), she noticed her luggage was gone. “And you know, at first I was like, ‘Okay. Did I leave it in my car?’” she said. “So I went downstairs and looked and it wasn’t there. Then I went back upstairs and I said, ‘Okay. I’m either losing my mind or someone broke into my house . . . And then I noticed there were two lines in my carpet from my luggage being rolled out of my bedroom. . . . And then when I looked in my jewelry box everything was gone, wiped out. Everything.” Nick and Rachel robbed Patridge’s house twice that night. They went into a kind of frenzy they’d never experienced before, stealing more than they ever had. After they left, they decided they wanted more things, so they went back and robbed her again.
Excerpted from The Bling Ring, How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World by Nancy Jo Sales, published by It Books.
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B BLING RING BOY
A POST-JAIL NICK PRUGO COMES CLEAN
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The Bling Ring, both a nonfiction book by Nancy Jo Sales and a Sofia Coppola movie, is the tale of teens gone wild: burglarizing celebrity houses and making off with millions in stolen personal property. With Sales’ book currently on shelves and Coppola’s film in theaters, the “Burglar Bunch” is back in the news. NICK PRUGO, a member of the crime clique, was recently released from jail. Rebuilding his young life, Prugo candidly gives PETER DAVIS his first interview as a free man.
Indian Hills, an alternative high school in Calabasas, a sleepy suburb of Los Angeles and home to reality TV superstars the Osbournes and the Kardashians as well as Britney Spears, Nicholas Frank Prugo, now 22, met Rachel Lee and the two became fast friends and partners in crime. Prugo and Lee started robbing cars and houses, which soon escalated to the homes of celebrities. Paris Hilton’s hotel-sized abode was ripped off numerous times and other stars that saw their designer clothing, art and jewelry bilked included Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson, Audrina Patridge and Lindsay Lohan. From October 2008 through August 2009, the group, joined by local pals Diana Tamayo and Alexis Neiers of the cancelled E! TV reality show Pretty Wild, made off with over $3 million dollars in loot that they would haul out of the star’s houses using luggage and sometimes garbage bags. The media were the first to name the gang “The Bling Ring.” In Coppola’s film, Israel Broussard plays Marc, which is directly based on Prugo. A shy boy with teen idol looks, Prugo bonded with Lee—dubbed the group’s “mastermind”—over fashion. Prugo quickly became Lee’s sidekick and he says Lee referred to the robberies as “going shopping.” After video surveillance footage of a robbery ended up on TMZ, Prugo began to panic. He ended up confessing to the robberies and gave the prosecution what amounted to a road map to the crimes. He was sentenced to two years in L.A. county jail, but his time was cut in half due to time served and work credits. Now living in Studio City, Prugo gave SCENE his first interview since being released from jail. What are you up to these days Nick? Today I am attempting to rebuild my life one step at a time. I am not really sure what that entails yet, but I’ll let you know when I do. You’ve mentioned being interested in acting. What do you see yourself doing in five years? I’m not even sure what I’ll be doing next month let alone the next five years, but I think it’s pretty safe to say I won’t be starring in any blockbusters any time soon.
he called an immunity agreement. This agreement would protect me from any legal prosecution and well, give me immunity. Erenstoft arranged the meeting at his office; instructing me to acquire all of the victims’ belongings I could recover and bring them to the meeting to return to police. I also had to provide a full confession. We had the meeting; I brought them the property, answered all their questions, and told them about the other burglaries like Erenstoft had advised. A few days later I was charged with nine felony burglaries. So I call Erenstoft and he assures me that the charges will be dropped when we go to court and that it was just routine. He had said he believed Goodkin was a ‘man of his word’ and he ‘shook his hand,’ so that was as good as any signed agreement. At that point I knew I was in trouble. So to answer your question, I was under the impression I had a deal. I completely regret being so naive as to put my life in someone else’s hands. Did you consult on Sofia Coppola’s film The Bling Ring? I was never hired to consult on the Coppola film. I was intrigued when Zoetrope called me. Sofia wanted to meet with me and have lunch. Admiring her previous work I was more than happy to oblige. We had lunch a couple of times and talked about a lot of things. The Bling Ring happened to be one of them. I haven’t seen the film, I don’t know if I’m going to. It’s strange. I’m not going to lie. You’ve become famous yourself. Are you ever recognized in public? I’d say more like infamous. No, I haven’t been recognized and I wouldn’t want to be, not for this. What are your thoughts on Nancy Jo Sales’ book? I haven’t had the chance to read her book yet, though I am very happy for her. After Nancy Jo initially interviewed me, we’ve stayed in contact. I met her through Erenstoft and he advised me to give a full, in depth interview to Vanity Fair while I had an ongoing court case. For the most part the interview I gave was accurate. Erenstoft had told me to say that I had willingly confessed to the police because I wanted to do the right thing. He said it would make me look better. The immunity agreement was never mentioned. Do you still speak to Rachel Lee, Alexis Neiers or anyone else involved in the case? It was a different time in my life when I knew those people. Conversations with them are best left in the past.
What have you learned about yourself through the whole “Bling Ring” ordeal? That’s a really loaded question. Well, I think as people we are constantly learning from different things we experience in life. I needed to go through the experience of being incarcerated. I really needed to find my limits with what I could and couldn’t do. No one is untouchable.
While everything was happening, did you ever imagine you’d be caught and arrested? I don’t think anyone ever thinks they are going to get caught or arrested for that matter.
How have you changed since before everything happened? I’ve come down off of the cloud. I wasn’t really living in reality then. I’ve landed.
Have you ever seen or spoken to Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom. Lindsay Lohan or any of the celebrities involved? If you could say anything to them, what would it be? Any interaction I’ve had with them I wouldn’t speak about publicly. I don’t think there’s anything to really say. I’ve paid my debt to society.
You confessed every detail of the robberies to the police. What prompted you to do this without cutting a deal beforehand? Do you regret spilling the beans? I’m glad you asked me that. This is something I’ve wanted to get straight since it happened. When I was initially arrested and booked it was for two burglaries, I didn’t speak with the police and proceeded to bail out and hire an attorney. I met Sean Erenstoft at Miyagi’s in Hollywood. He was like a poison apple. Everything on the outside looked great. Anyway, he convinced me to hire him, so I dropped my other attorney. After speaking extensively with Erenstoft about what I had done he advised me to make a deal. He explained that he was in touch with Detective Brett Goodkin and that he had arranged what
What was jail like? Like I said, I needed to experience being incarcerated. It’s a whole other world when you’re locked up. I don’t think you can really explain jail. Of course it sucks, but you have to experience it for yourself to truly understand what it is. I wouldn’t recommend it. What makes you happy Nick? Right now I’m very thankful for my family. I love being able to go outside whenever I want, and it’s nice to shower by myself.
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Lauren Lawrence has made it her business to find out what dreams are made of, interpreting the surreal symbolism that floods the brain during a night of REM. For SCENE, Lawrence gives us a peek into some very weird celebrity dreams and reveals the tricks of her trade.
ow did you get into interpreting dreams? I read Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams at a young age. I’d read a dream and tried to decode it, like a sleuth looking for clues. I’d interpret friends’ dreams and they always said I nailed it. Years later during sessions with my psychiatrist, I learned how amazing dreams were, how convoluted and multi-faceted—I saw them as jewels. I wanted to know if what one did in life was reflected in the psyche. Freud never focused on this. What did the Duchess of Windsor dream about just after the abdication? What was Einstein’s dream? Coco Chanel’s? Picasso’s? What was one of your first experiences with celebrities and their dreams? I was John Kennedy Jr.’s “Political Dreams” columnist at George. I interpreted the dreams of speakers, senators and other members of Congress. That was a crazy time… During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, John wanted Bill Clinton’s dream so I called Joe Lockhart (who I knew was an avid reader
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losing teeth is a gender related symbol: for women, it means a wish for pregnancy, or the wish to fill a void; for men it represents a sexual fantasy.
terpretation and faxed it over to my friend Soheir Khashoggi at 4:00 p.m., 10 p.m. Paris time. She’d wanted to read one of my interpretations. Two and a half hours later, Soheir’s nephew, Dodi Fayed, was dead along with Princess Diana, in Paris. Who are some of your celebrity clients? Regarding celebrity clients, my lips are sealed. But celebrities tend to dream what they call “actors nightmares” which are really performance anxiety dreams. So they’ll dream of showing up at the wrong theater, or they’ll have the wrong script, or they’ll be wearing the wrong costume or the costume won’t fit because they’ve gained weight and buttons are popping off. I’ve interpreted the dreams of all the following celebrities and public figures, such as: Kate Moss, Michael Douglas, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Oliver Stone, Sophia Loren, Valentino, Chris Kattan, Francesco Clemente, and so forth, many dreaming variations of the same dream, trying to perfect what is great about them. How can our readers get in touch with you for help interpreting their dreams? My work email: yourdreams@ nydailynews.com
Zac Posen’s dream:
I had this nightmare that I was watching a rat scurry off in front of me. I followed it, and managed somehow to de-claw it. Then it turned into a termite.
What it means: Any change into something else—the rodent-turned-termite—reveals the wish for transformation. Dreams of transfor -mation reflect creativity and a sense of resourcefulness particularly relevant for a fashion designer. The dream highlights Posen’s ingenuity and his desire to design something new. Zac’s dream presents a daunting challenge! How to turn a drab, shabby pack rat into something that will bring the house down—say, at a fashion show, perhaps? The problem is solved when the rat transforms into a termite. Termites have been known to bring down a house or two. At the heart of the dream is the wish to master something and make it work for you.
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of my column) and he really chewed me out saying he would never let Bill tell me a dream. But John thought it would be fun to write “In bed with… Bill Clinton” under my “Political Dreams” column. How did you learn to become an expert dream interpreter? I studied in school and read everything, but really had to develop a feel for the language of dreams and become fluent in the grammar, metaphor and imagery. I always say I am fluent in Dream. It was my own dreams that drew me in. And I feel strongly about them and their purpose: “Dreams are to the mind, what exercise is to the body.” What was the last dream you had and what do you think it meant? The last dream I remember was of this incredibly expensive Louis XVI commode I wanted desperately to acquire (in reality, from Florian Papp Antiques on Madison Avenue). I saw it in my dining room, but when I walked over to it I saw that beyond it was the edge of a cliff and a cavernous drop... in my bank account, no doubt. What are the most recurring symbols you hear from clients? Mirrors, nakedness, falling, houses, teeth falling out, crashing, not being able to move. Mirrors reveal the wish for self-reflection. Nakedness shows vulnerability, the wish to be noticed, and the wish for exposure. Falling can signify control issues and the desire to let go. Houses symbolize one’s personality: a grand house reveals a grand sense of self, a shabby home reveals a poor self image. Losing teeth is a gender related symbol: for women, it means a wish for pregnancy, or the wish to fill a void; for men, it represents a sexual fantasy. Crashing reveals the need for confrontation. Feeling paralyzed usually reflects indecision and/or conflict. Do you interpret nightmares differently? Nightmares are sexier… they expose more symbolism and in doing so reveal more about the dreamer. What is the oddest dream you’ve heard? Pierre Salinger, President Kennedy’s former press secretary, had a frightening dream. It was the strangest dream I ever interpreted because it had no visual—only audio. This heightens the importance of what is being heard. These dreams are often prophetic. He heard a voice tell him that the worst terrorist attack would occur in Paris, in August, in the last week. He called me at 2:00 p.m. on August 30, 1997. I wrote up my in-
I dreamt that my grandmother was sitting in the living room, but she had plastic, cellophane paper like saran wrap covering her face. —Nicky Hilton Alanis Morissette’s dream:
In a recurring dream, I am driving alone at night, trying to find my way “home” although I have no sense where that is. I know I am in charge of finding where it is that I am going, but I have no sense of where to go, and I'm panicked. I park in a parking lot to regain my composure and wind up driving up around and around this beautiful hilly village, trying to get where I’m supposed to be.
What it means: The mode of transport defines the dreamer—quite literally, it reveals her drive. In these Jack Kerouac-styled “road” dreams, the direction home is often unknown, the destination, convoluted and hard to reach because there is more ground to be covered. Dreams of disorientation often express anxiety over meeting daily obligations; they worry over the direction one takes in life. Necessarily, the progression home is hilly—it has its ups and downs. There is an awareness of the circuitousness of life: Although “getting where I’m supposed to get” is important to the dreamer, the ride is more essential. At the core of the dream Morissette’s real joy is found not in finishing an activity but in the act of doing it.
Natalia Vodianova’s dream: I dreamt that I was strangling someone.
What it means: Strangling someone defines the dreamer as a “hands on” physical person. Natalia is not afraid to reach out and get her hands dirty, if need be. In other words, she is direct and does not hold back feelings or emotions. Quite literally, Natalia’s is a “breathtaking” dream. Something must not be spoken or heard, or the reverse—the truth must be squeezed out at all costs. One thing is certain, however—Natalia leaves an indelible imprint.
Nicky Hilton’s dream:
I dreamt that my grandmother was sitting in the living room but she had plastic, cellophane paper like saran wrap covering her face. She was all wrapped up.
What it means: It is not by chance that the deceased grandmother is viewed in a specific location: the living room, a room which has the symbolic meaning of living. The wish is that the grandmother is still alive. The unconscious, having dealt with the grim reality of the grandmother's death, wraps her like a mummy so this mournful certainty is transformed by saran wrap. The cellophane covering the grandmother's face is a preservative—the corporeal being, kept fresh, will not decay. Nicky wishes for permanence. The see-through paper allows the grandmother to see, and be seen. Nothing has really changed. A clever coping dream indeed!
Kick Kennedy’s dream:
I dreamt I was walking on the beach in Cape Cod and I found a baby elephant. There was a lot of fuss about the discovery and everyone wanted the elephant, but it only answered to me. The elephant and I were on The Today Show, etc. And finally, I escaped on the back of my elephant. We were trailed by a group of thieves and bound for New York.
What it means: The dream reveals a sense of estrangement, of feeling out of place in one’s surroundings—like a Democrat at a Republican fundraiser—yet Kick loves this challenge! Alienation is joyous when exclusion becomes exclusivity. Befriending the elephant in the room reveals a fondness for what is different or outside the norm, for that which departs from humdrum expectations. In other words, Kick runs from the routine, seeks out the extraordinary and leaves those who want something from her behind in the dust.
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BUILT IN 1839 IN CLASSICAL GEORGIAN STYLE, 80 WASHINGTON PLACE IS A WORLD-CLASS SINGLE-FAMILY TOWNHOUSE NESTLED STEPS FROM MANHATTAN’S ICONIC WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK. A THREE-YEAR TRANSFORMATION BY AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECTURAL TEAM CLODAGH DESIGN HAS RESULTED IN A SEVEN-STORY MASTERPIECE 175 YEARS IN THE MAKING. THE FORMER RESIDENCE OF FAMED AMERICAN COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA FEATURES A CHEF’S KITCHEN DESIGNED BY RESTAURATEUR SILVANO MARCHETTO, A FULL-FLOOR MASTER SUITE, AND A SPRAWLING ROOFTOP WITH VIEWS OF THE PARK AND THE FREEDOM TOWER.
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On Real estate Murray hill
Murray Hill, defined as 34th to 40th Street, East River to Madison Avenue, is a neighborhood many purchasers should consider when looking for a home. Within easy reach of uptown and downtown, Murray Hill is an attractive neighborhood with many well priced homes, both single family houses and apartments in full service buildings and walk-ups. Many Murray Hill cooperatives allow a higher percentage of financing, the possibility of co-purchasing and pied-a-terres, and offer great value. Commercially, many uptown retailers are moving in, while most streets maintain their great neighborhood shops and restaurants. In the 1750s Robert Murray leased land and built a 25-acre farm near the top of the hill that is now Park Avenue between 36th and 37th street. In 1887 Murray’s descendants began selling the land attracting the city’s leading families, the Astors, Belmonts, Rhinelanders, Havmeyers and Tiffanys. J.P. Morgan built his Italianate library designed by Charles Follen McKim to the east of his home. The Union League Club on Park Avenue was founded to support President Lincoln and the Union in the Civil War. Sniffen Court, a cobblestone gated mews of stables was converted in the 1920s to small townhouses. So much of NYC’s charm and energy stems from our distinctive and various neighborhoods. Murray Hill is quintessential New York.
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31 WEST 76TH STREET Price: $13,495,000 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5.5 Apartment perks: This beautifully restored brownstone—built in 1887—provides a sense of history, privacy and originality. The unit offers 11 foot ceilings and five woodburning fireplaces—some with the original mantles. The kitchen, which spans the width of the house, includes a double Sub Zero refrigerator and a large Viking stove with a grill top. The townhouse is five floors including a basement with a den, laundry room with a spare refrigerator, cedar closet and additional storage. Neighborhood perks: This 19th century brownstone is located in the Upper West Side on what is considered to be one of the most beautiful and desirable, tree-lined Central Park West blocks. Also, 78th Street between Central Park West and Columbus is New York's first landmarked block just off Central Park. Located one block away from the American Museum of Natural History and north of the Lincoln Center makes this an ideal home base to experience the finest in New York's art and culture. The living room of 31 West 76th Street
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REAL ESTATE | Market Beat
Trends About Town The latest update on the real estate market by Michael Ewing
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scape the sweltering city this summer by packing your bags and moving to a new luxury building. The rental market is at its peak and apartment rentals are abundant. With a steady climb in downtown neighborhoods, developers are redefining new parts of the city like the Financial District and Midtown West with all-inclusive luxurious buildings. “Developers continue to push the envelope on tenant experience in luxury buildings,” says Douglas Wagner, executive director of leasing at BOND New York. The simple apartment building is a concept of the past as new developers bring on the best architects and set the sky as the limit—literally. Several new residential buildings have been built in recent years to stand 60 and 70 stories, equipped with health and fitness centers, rooftop lounges, and pools.
THE (NEW) BEST PLACES TO LIVE Even though Soho and Tribeca attract the masses with their industrial charm and continue to receive high asking rents, there are several other buildings in the city that have popped up and are revitalizing neighborhoods like the Financial District and Midtown West. Both neighborhoods have blossomed from cold commercial areas to luxurious residential oases. “The Financial District has the highest vacancy rate and therefore has good deals in the luxury Doorman market,” says Dan Marello, TOWN’s Fifth Avenue leasing director. “The Financial District is one of the few neighborhoods where an incentive being offered by the landlord can still be found.” “I think 8 Spruce Street is the crown jewel of rental buildings, few others impact the skyline like it does,” said Mark Menendez, director of rentals for Douglas Elliman, referencing Frank Gehry’s recent architectural masterpiece in the Financial District. The building, officially marketed as New York by Gehry, is a stainless steel 76-story skyscraper with over 900 residences. “For the ultimate in luxury,” adds Gary Malin, president of Citi Habitats. “8 Spruce Street has the 76th floor penthouse for rent, starting at $25,000 per month.” The Mercedes House on West 53rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues is taking the market by storm. Designed by Enrique Norton and developed by Two Trees Management, the building stands 30 stories tall with sweeping views of the Hudson River and a large outdoor pool. “I think pools like the one at Mercedes House will become very popular during the hot months as some renters will not have the time to head to the beach but still want to sport a tan,” says Mr. Menendez. “In Midtown West, Mercedes House has one-bedroom homes priced at $3,500 and Silver Towers has one-bedrooms for approximately $3,600 per month,” says Mr. Malin. “Both properties currently offer move-in incentives for even greater savings.” Silver Towers, a development by Larry Silverstein and Silverstein Properties, is a massive project of nearly 1,400 residential units spread among 57 stories. “Some of the best deals in luxury rentals can currently be found on the far West Side, both in Midtown West and in West Chelsea,” Mr. Malin points out, referencing the Mercedes House and Silver Towers. “Because these buildings are located comparatively far from mass transit lines, developers have created amenity-laden ‘destination’ buildings with all the bells and whistles.” Silver Towers offers a health, wellness, and fitness center, concierge service, a shuttle bus, and a rooftop lounge. The tower also brought in Sunac Fancy Foods, a gourmet grocery store, and a café. “If you desire resort-like living, these buildings are a perfect fit,” Mr. Malin enthuses. “Renters truly appreciate buildings that offer added conveniences that enhance the quality of life,” further explains Linda Jacob, a senior vice president of the development company, Glenwood Management. The firm owns several buildings throughout the city including Crystal Green and Emerald Green in Midtown West. “A signature of the Glenwood brand, we go to great lengths to present our residents with an exceptional level of service, amenities and attentive staff. Glenwood properties feature state-of-the-art fitness centers and cheerful children’s playrooms, which residents really appreciate having just steps from their homes.” Once you move in to one of these luxury rental buildings, it might be hard to ever leave.
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“There are a few new rental buildings going up now in the Financial District and it will be interesting to see what these buildings will offer in terms of finishes and amenities to attract renters,” says Mark Menendez, director of rentals at Douglas Elliman.
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This month, Scene takes a look inside some of the most impressive brooklyn homes on the market for $3.5 Million and under
Beautiful Boerum Hill Townhouse $3,500,000 This historic four-story, single-family home features three bedrooms and three baths. The space has been elegantly expanded and dramatically transformed into a modern townhouse with an expansive backyard. Loft-like and sun-drenched, this stunning space has been thoughtfully designed and executed throughout. It encompasses subtle architectural details, such as an open-tread staircase with a 13-foot skylight overhead and custom floor-to-ceiling, sliding glass doors along the back of the building. The top floor en-suite master bedroom has a large, southern facing patio. The fully renovated unit includes floor heating throughout, a central HVAC system, all new plumbing and electric, heating and hot water system, central vacuum system, a four-zone sound system and security system. Lee Solomon, Brown Harris Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718.399.4105
16 North Henry Street $2,365,000 Nestled on a tree-lined street in Greenpoint is this magnificent two bedroom, three bathroom, single-family home. The house boasts approximately 4,700-square-feet, a bi-level backyard, roof deck and a private elevator. The unit showcases custom finishes including marble floors and deep cherry cabinets with modern touches of radiant flooring and a central HVAC system. The impressive chefâ€™s kitchen features Shitake Granite countertops and Thermador Professional Series appliances. Other highlights of the 13-room house include a 600-square-foot master suite/bath with a cedar walk-in closet, a den and a basement with laundry and recreation room. Chris Cavorti, The Corcoran Group, email@example.com, 718.422.2526
393 Degraw Street $2,300,000 This charming five-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom brick townhouse is located on the border of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, just steps away from Smith Street! The upper duplex features original molding and hardwood floors. The kitchen has a decorative fireplace and leads to an amazing deck which is set up perfectly for entertaining. The space is over 3,000-square-feet and leads into a beautifully landscaped garden. Thia O. Dell, Halstead Property, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718.613.2988
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SCENE & Heard
cocktails at 400 fifth avenue
SCENE celebrated the May issue in the Fendi Casa Penthouse at 400 Fifth Avenue. Artist Sandi Sloane showcased a special exhibition of recent paintings. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails that were provided by Alacran Tequila and Sanâ€™t Arturo Wine while enjoying the breathtaking 360 degree views from the 59th Floor.
1. New Beauty, by Sandi Sloane 2. Marcus Teo, Seth Johnson 3. Stephanie Newhouse 4. Roni Tessler, Craig Trachtenberg 5. Sandi Slone, Brenda Zlamany, L.C. Armstrong 6. Meredith Ostrom, Peter Davis 7. Charles Warren, An Le 8. Ashford Thompson, Monet Luhrsen 9. Zed Yasay, Kevin Patera, Lauren Young, Dean Quigley 10. Meredith Ostrom, Uzoamaka Maduka
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whatâ€™s up Doc? A luncheon in honor of drs. stone and eddleman of Mount Sinai
SCENE hosted a luncheon at One Museum Mile to honor Joanne L. Stone, MD and Keith A. Eddleman, MD from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science of Mount Sinai Hospital. Friends, family and colleagues gathered to recognize the two doctors and their many accomplishments and contributions to the medical field. 1. Table setting at One Museum Mile 2. Dr. Keith Eddleman, Dr. Michael Brodman 3. Dr. George Getrajdman 4. Atmosphere 5. Salmon was served 6.
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5/29/13 11:10:43 AM
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5/29/13 11:06:08 AM
Stribling Executive Team outside the new Brooklyn office at 386 Atlantic Avenue (left to right): Steve Rutter, Rebecca Mason, Kenneth Scheff, Charles Russell, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan, Elizabeth Stribling, Catherine Witherwax, Kirk Henckels, Chris Wilson
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CELEBRATES OPENING OF BROOKLYN OFFICE In celebration of the official opening of Stribling & Associates’ new Brooklyn office, special guests and New York City’s real estate elite attended a private gala at the completely reimagined space. Founder and Chairman Elizabeth Stribling and President Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan unveiled the office at 386 Atlantic Avenue, where the sought-after neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn converge, to celebrate local artists, food and drink, and of course, real estate. “Over the last few years, Stribling has developed an impressive client roster in Brooklyn,” said Kivlan, “and we look forward to bringing our known luxury brand and high-caliber service to this thriving market. Our brokers understand the unique culture of the borough, and what differentiates buyers in the area from those in Manhattan. We are confident that our new office will thrive and that Stribling will become the ‘go-to’ brokerage for all of the neighborhoods in Brooklyn.” The multi-level, sky-lit space, which covers 3,500-square-feet and will house as many as 50 additional brokers, was reimagined by Brockschmidt & Coleman, whose background in luxury residential design meshed beautifully with the ideals of the Stribling brand. The office embodies Brooklyn’s quirky spirit with bright and unexpected colors, while utilizing Brooklyn artists and products as much as possible. Some Brooklyn features include a custom ceiling wallpaper from artists at Flat Vernacular, the bespoke conference room table from Struck Furniture and even local chandeliers that give a sophisticated and fun atmosphere to the office.
The Brooklyn office, which will serve multiple neighborhoods from the central location, is led by Director of Sales Catherine Witherwax, who brings more than a dozen years of real estate experience and insight in the Brooklyn market to the firm. Catherine joined the real estate industry in 2001, selling and marketing a diverse array of unique properties in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. “Stribling & Associates is known for being a leader in New York City’s luxury real estate market,” said Witherwax. “I am excited and proud to manage Stribling’s new Brooklyn office, as the firm shares my commitment to quality not only in the market as a whole, but also my beloved home borough of Brooklyn.” Though the firm’s reputation as a luxury Upper East Side brokerage precedes them, many of the firm’s managers, including founder Elizabeth Stribling, actually live in Brooklyn—Stribling’s purchase of a penthouse on the Brooklyn waterfront broke sales’ records in the borough at the time. With the opening of its Brooklyn location, Stribling continues to be a formidable sales force with more than 250 agents representing over $500,000,000 in exclusive listings. In addition, Stribling Marketing Associates, led by native Brooklyn resident and expert Steve Rutter, already has a strong presence in many of the borough’s best neighborhoods. The successful completion of sales at One Hanson Place and the current fast-paced sales at 20 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, as well as several other projects, give Stribling a proven Brooklyn track record.
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL | $50,000,000 7 rm, 4 br, 5 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0017969
247 CENTRAL PARK WEST | $37,000,000 5 br, 6 ba, 2 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018875
Elizabeth Sample,212.606.7685 | Brenda Powers,212.606.7653
Vannessa Kaufman, 212.606.7639 | Stan Ponte, 212.606.4109
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46 EAST 82ND STREET | $10,000,000 Bow Front Townhouse | Web ID: 0018882 Nikki Field, 212.606.7669 | Pat Wheatley, 212.606.7613
8 UNION SQUARE SOUTH | $8,400,000 7 rm, 3 br, 3 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018890 Kevin B. Brown, 212.606.7748
LUXURY LOFT IN LINCOLN CENTER | $6,295,000 6 rm, 3 br, 3 ba | Web ID: 0018925 Harry Nasser, 212.400.8724
10 EAST END AVENUE | $2,975,000 8 rm, 4 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0018856 Phyllis Gallaway, 212.606.7678
845 UN PLAZA | $2,900,000 5 rm, 3 br, 3 ba | Web ID: 0018909 Pauline Evans, 212.400.8740
75 LIVINGSTON ST, BROOKLYN | $1,990,000
16 EAST 11TH STREET | $1,475,000 3 rm, 1 br, 1 ba | Web ID: 0018877 Pierrette Hogan, 212.606.7767
103 EAST 84TH STREET | $1,450,000 6 rm, 2 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0018914
425 EAST 13TH STREET | $997,000 3 rm, 1 br, 1 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018931
Allison Koffman, 212.606.7688 | Juliette Janssens, 212.606.7670
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Elyse Harney Real Estate A Tradition of Trust g tin W NE
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SERENE SOPHISTICATION SALISBURY, CT. Experience the beauty and enchantment of this custom built home, featured in Architectural Digest. Nestled into four beautiful park-like acres in Salisbury, exquisitely landscaped. Features include 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, and superb architectural details throughout, seen from the moment you arrive. The warmth of the Great Room with its antique wood paneled fireplace and Dining Area invites entertaining for a few friends or a grand party. Tranquility awaits!
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W ESCAPE TO YOUR PRIVATE NATURE PRESERVE FALLS VILLAGE, CT. Sophisticated 21st Century modernist Home in the Berkshire Foothills. This truly one of a kind property on 63 +/- acres abuts over 100 acres in conservation. It features a scenic driveway, a brook and private bridge. The glass enclosed rooms offer ridge line views as far as the eye can see. This passive solar, energy efficient 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath home features a Living Room with large limestone fireplace and spacious Master Suite. Carol Staats & Tom Callahan Web# EH2522 $1,675,000
EXTENSIVELY RENOVATED FARMHOUSE SALISBURY, CT. Exceptionally landscaped, totally usable land surrounded by farm conservation and views. Four Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Chef’s Kitchen with French doors to Dining Terrace. Entire house newly renovated and updated to move-in condition. Central air. Gunite pool surrounded by stone terrace. Barbara Roth Web# EH2523
FABULOUS CONTEMPORARY SALISBURY, CT. This incredibly dramatic 4-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath home surrounds a beautiful Interior Garden that rises 30’ to a peaked skylight and contains mature Norfolk pines. Features include 10 acres, central air, 3 fireplaces, a recent standingseam metal roof, attached 2-bay Garage, stone Garden Terrace, a Screened-in Porch, two Decks, and beautiful craftsmanship.
Juliet Moore & Elyse Harney Morris $1,475,000 Web# EH2703 $1,185,000
EXCEPTIONAL SOUTHERN STYLE COUNTRY COLONIAL LAKEVILLE, CT. Built by one of the area’s premier builders as his own home and updated and redecorated by current owners. High private acreage with astounding distant views. Four Bedrooms, first floor Master Suite of exceptional size and quality; superior construction throughout. Large pool with two cabanas, Gazebo, outstanding Children’s Playground. Gated for complete privacy. Barbara Roth Web# EH2715 $2,875,000
MAGICAL COUNTRY ESTATE SHARON, CT. This private 45-acre property is enchanting from the minute you approach over a twisting and captivating brook. As you enter Plum Creek Farm through the gate, the Pond and Formal Tapestry Gardens become visible. Your breath is taken away before you even reach the gorgeous home, which grandly overlooks the rolling meadows and winding stone walls. Features include 4 beautiful Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, custom Kitchen, formal Dining Room, Library, and large Living Room which opens to a classic bright Sunroom overlooking the Stone Terrace, Gardens, and Pond. Including a Guest House/Barn with 4 stalls, this spectacular property is perfect for horses. Juliet Moore Web# EH2716 $2,375,000
GORGEOUS RENOVATED HISTORIC HOME SHARON, CT. Originally built in 1815, this gracious home has just been completely renovated with European delicacy and features a gorgeous Kitchen, large Living Room and Dining Room, each with fireplace, 5 Bedrooms, marble Bathrooms, period cottage windows, central air, gardens, and many new specimen trees. Set up on 1.80 acres yet close to the Village. Juliet Moore & Elyse Harney Morris Web# EH2713 $925,000
SPACIOUS SALTBOX SHARON, CT. A quiet back country road up a long driveway leads you to a big red Barn and antique reproduction Saltbox on over 9 protected acres with stone walls. The interior includes 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 4 fireplaces; oil finished wide antique floors and exposed beams. High end Kitchen with custom cabinets and large island with seating area which opens to the Gathering Room with a massive brick fireplace. Property includes 3-car Garage with finished studio above. Tom Callahan & Elyse Harney Morris Web# EH2585 $879,000
CAPTAIN JOHN BEECH HOUSE 1750 NORFOLK, CT. This country chic Estate offers privacy, history and modern amenities. The luxurious Master Suite addition has a post & beam ceiling, built-in cherry dressers, Spa Bath and views to grounds. The 3-5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home offers period detail, wide board floors, Gourmet Kitchen, 3 fireplaces, beamed ceilings. The grounds offer gardens, open pasture with room for horses, specimen plantings and a large Carriage Barn with workshop. All on 8 acres.
SOPHISTICATION AND EASE LAKEVILLE, CT. Beautifully renovated 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath home located on the edge of the Village. Wood floors throughout, open Living/Dining Room with fireplace, built-in bookcases and winter lake views. The bright Gourmet Kitchen features granite countertops, new appliances and custom cabinetry. Enjoy warm evenings on the private flagstone terrace with koi pond, level lawn and perennial gardens. Recently updated systems, including roof and central air.
Barbara Roth & Thomas McGowan Web# EH2693 $739,000
Leslie Bell & Elyse Harney Morris Web# EH2624 $624,000
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5/28/13 4:59:17 PM
home interior design trends from the experts
Photo Courtesy of Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York
a model room of what the interiors at the baccarat hotel & residences will look like once completed next year at 20 west 53rd street
These baccarat adorned interiors give new meaning to luxury living 5/31/13 3:19 PM
“Entertaining is all about the details,” explains Jung Lee, the coveted event designer and cofounder of the New York based event firm, Fête. Last month, the detail-oriented tastemaker opened the double glass doors of her eponymous boutique. Her shop brings together a unique selection of high and low priced home goods. Anywhere from wooden utensils packaged in neat brown paper bags for simple and stylish outdoor entertaining to Italian brand Fornasetti’s incense boxes. Proving she has an astute eye for unique finds, Lee explains that when the incense stick is lit on the Fornasetti “flora” lid, painted with the face of opera singer Lina Cavalieri, the smoke from the stick makes it appear as though tears are running down her cheek. Lee is proud of each and every object that adorns her spacious store, once the address of a wholesale import shop. Each piece is carefully selected by her and curated in a way that’s sure to spark creativity. The space is arranged in a procession of rooms in a loft, with dining tables displaying mixed and matched plates and glassware. “I think having matching tableware is boring,” she proclaims, “I love mixing vintage inspired pieces with modern ones.” Lee also has a greenhouse with fresh flowers for purchase. Flowers including bright pink peonies and white and purple lilacs are bunched individually and displayed as they would be in a farmer’s market—a very chic one, that is. And beginning this summer, the store will open up a library of sorts with an array of coffee table books, custom stationery and art offerings. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, the mother of two will still be designing event spaces.
This month, Madison Avenue gets a new tenant: French luxury brand Baccarat. The two-story, 2,800-square-foot flagship store will display tableware, lighting, decorative objects and jewelry. Stay tuned, as next year the house will celebrate its 250th anniversary!
French glassmaker Lalique and the watchmakers at Parmigiani Fleurier have come together to create limited-edition table clocks. The result, an intricate timepiece adorned with one of Lalique’s most recognizable motifs, the Coutard fountain, which is a spray of water droplets created by René Lalique in 1935. Since shaping the crystal requires the subtle alternation of heating and cooling to produce a pure crystal, only 15 clocks (five blue, five red and five clear) will be produced per year over the next three years. With a total of 45 clocks produced. A special, one-of-a-kind black crystal edition will also be created. Each one is also engraved with “Edition limitée 15” except for the one-of-a-kind black crystal edition, which is etched with “Modèle Unique.” EK
25 WEST 29TH STREET AT BROADWAY, 212.257.5655, JUNGLEENY.COM
635 MADISON AVENUE AT 60TH STREET
LALIQUE BOUTIQUE, 609 MADISON AVENUE
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF JUNG LEE, BACCARAT AND LALIQUE
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DESIGN STAR JEANNINE WILLIAMS DESIGN 20 Commerce Street, Suite 3B www.jwdny.com email@example.com 212.674.6440
Q&A WITH JEANNINE WILLIAMS How would you describe your interior design style? This is a difficult question to answer because I tailor my design to suit Jeannine Williams each client. Every project is new and unique to the client. Whether it’s a traditional home in Greenwich or a modern apartment in New York, I approach each project with my eye on space and light. But ultimately, the design is influenced by my client’s tastes and desires. My palate is to mix color in a variety of ways to highlight the way space can be utilized in a room. We often create custom furniture to meet these needs and fulfill the client’s comfort level. All my interiors are refined and elegant. I use color and texture to bring out the personality of the space with a deft hand at tailoring to define the client’s personality.
Spaces adorned by Jeannine Williams Design
Do you have any rules you follow when designing? Yes, listen and understand my client. There are general rules to interior design but if I don’t listen to my client’s personal preferences, likes and dislikes and understand their habits, I’m not doing my job. All my projects are about subtle layering of color, texture and space. With that, I work closely with my clients to tailor the interiors to suit their personalities. Is there one essential product that you believe every home should have? Lamps. Lighting is essential. In and of themselves, they bring a wonderful detail to a room. Ultimately, it can create a sense of warmth and drama. A well placed lamp can do more for a room than any piece of furniture. How does your design improve a client’s experience in their home? How do you know you’ve provided a good design? Most of my clients are looking to make their homes or apartments function around their needs. By working closely with them and understanding their needs I can integrate their desires with my design. Solving the problem of function and form is the most successful way I can improve my client’s experience in their home. My skill as a designer is based on designing a home that reflects my client’s taste, but also make it work for them.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRIS TAMBURELLO OF KT CREATIONS
5/31/13 3:06 PM
HOME | The Designer
EVENT GURU Bronson van Wyck’S IN THE HOUSE WITH Van Wyck The designer on his must-have items for each room.
Dining room: A chandelier above the dining room table. Whether dimly lit or not at all, it always catches your eye. Kitchen: It’s essential to have a set of eight wine glasses and eight cocktail glasses. You never know when a party could develop and you want to be prepared. Bedroom: Cedar drawer liners always are a nice touch. Who doesn’t like to have fresh smelling clothes? Powder room: Molton Brown hand soap. It tends to be liked among most guests.
Mudroom: It’s always helpful to have a few extra canvas tote bags handy. It makes having to carry unexpected loads to do errands or hitting the beach a lot easier. Foyer: A framed mirror is a wonderful way to add to an entrance. It makes the space feel open and not cluttered. Ek 86
NFL SUPER BOWL OWNER’S PARTY produced by van wyck at this year’s super bowl in new orleans, february 2013
photography courtesy van wyck
Guest room: A fresh floral arrangement. It doesn’t have to be lavish. Guests immediately feel welcome and know that you took the time to prepare for their visit.
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globe branches chandelier image courtesy of Canopy Designs
Living room: Cocktail table books are key to generate interesting conversation and express one’s interests, especially older ones that people have not perused in years. Recent books from gallery exhibits are always popular too, like the McQueen Exhibit from The Met.
PIECES FOR A PERFECT ROOM
GLOBE BRANCHES CHANDELIER IMAGE COURTESY OF CANOPY DESIGNS
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY VAN WYCK
1. DUCHESS MEDIUM EAST/WEST TOTE IN WHITE BY JONATHAN ADLER, JONATHANADLER. COM 2. CRYSTAL TILT DECANTER SET BY NAMBÉ, BLOOMINGDALES.COM 3. MINI ROSE TIN PAILS BY ODE À LA ROSE, AHALIFE.COM 4. CANOPY DESIGNS GLOBE BRANCHES CHANDELIER/ PENDANT AT ABC CARPET & HOME, 646.602.3727 5. ROSÉ GRANATI FINE LIQUID SOAP BY MOLTON BROWN, SAKS.COM
5/31/13 3:18 PM
HOME | Work of Art
life of ryan
top to bottom: ryan mcginness; the artist’s studio. the bottom photo shows remnants of the ”no kill zone” from mcginness’ “shoot the freak” party
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courtesy of mcginness
erched at the top of a sixth floor walk up building on the edges of Soho and Chinatown, Ryan McGinness’ studio is one of the more orderly (albeit, cluttered) artist studios you’ll find in New York City. Sunlight is flooding the room’s hardwood floors when I stop by on a Friday afternoon to meet the artist. Tall, skinny with long shaggy hair, McGinness walks me through the room where not a inch of wallspace is visible under the piles of canvases neatly lined up against the wall. A Virginia Beach native, McGinness moved to New York in 1994. He bought his current studio space 15 years ago, and proudly notes that his studio was the first non-sweatshop business in the building.
portrait of mcginness by alex wagner; studio photos courtesy of mcginness
A studio visit (about a studio visit) with Ryan McGinness by Delphine Barguirdjian
portrait of mcginness by alex wagner; studio photos courtesy of mcginness
courtesy of mcginness
McGinness will be keeping himself busy come the Fall, with both a book coming out and an installation piece at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The book, due out in September, is an archive of the logos he’s used in his works from 2000 through 2012. “Its important for me to show that these logos come from something real,” says McGinness. A selection of some of his favorites, the book traces the evolution of McGinness’ logos: from the original sketches to the defined stencil. Also in September, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will recreate McGinness Soho studio as an installation piece. The artist had previously worked with the VMFA on a 4-year project in which he picked 200 objects and images from the museum’s archive and made symbols out of them. He then created 16 paintings out of those symbols. The resulting piece, now part of the museum’s permanent collection is called “Art History is Not Linear.” In addition to bringing viewers back through his process of creation, he is simulating the Ryan McGinness Studio experience with a live camera feed into his actual studio, and music playing from the studio’s very own radio station (the radio station is actually an assortment of Spotify playlists, each with a theme, like “varnishing,” “sketching”). “Unfortunately I guess some of the decisions I make come from a negative space,” says McGinness, which seems hard to believe given his sweet disposition. He starts to tell me about a painting he made not too long ago, on which he painted the caption. I’d noticed the piece lined up against the wall when I came in: while the subject matter was nothing out of the ordinary for McGinness, the translucent “caption box” covers half the piece and is inscribed with McGinness’ name, the name of his piece, the medium, dimensions—all the information an editor would want included on a magazine or newspaper caption. “I did that piece after I saw that the New York Times was publishing works without any caption information, without giving credit to its artist,” McGinness explains, adding “and its the freaking New York Times!” Similarly, the 50 Parties project rose from McGinness’ frustration with sponsored events. “There are practically no genuine parties for the sake of partying anymore. They all have a corporate agenda, want to sponsor a vodka or promote a brand,” says McGinness. So in an effort to bring back genuine partying, he threw a party every Friday night, in his studio, for 50 weeks in a row in 2009-2010. Each party had its theme, one that the artist did not take lightly. “The parties were the medium I worked through that year, and I wanted to create genuine, immersive experiences,” says McGinness who goes on to tell me about his Autopsy party. He’d wanted a real dead body, for a real autopsy performed by a real pathologist. But, as McGinness noted, “besides being illegal, it’s also almost impossible to find a dead body.” So instead, McGinness stepped in as the cadavre, and had a make-up artist add on prosthetic organs to his torso. The work payed off, with some guests even bolting for the door thinking the artist’s body was actually a corpse. Others, like McGinness’ friend artist Will Cotton, turned the experience into an artistic endeavour—drawing and photographing the body. When he was told that, for his Pool Party theme, the weight of water on his rooftop would likely collapse the building, he filled the inflatable pools up with styrofoam. Flipping through the invitations designed specifically for each party, we fall on the he sent out for the “Prom” theme, which features a photo of McGinness from his own high school prom, standing with his date and current wife. High school sweathearts—how cute. “Yeah,” McGinness says with a grin “unfortunately, it’s very cute.” sceneinny.com
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JUNE 12 to SEPT 1 Llyn Foulkes JUNE 19 to SEPT 15 Ellen Gallagher: Don’t Axe Me
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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JUNE 15 to SEPT 23 Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM pictured above: Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt by dennis hopper, 1964
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JUNE 21 to SEPT 25 James Turrell
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JUNE 5: Fine Maritime Paintings and Decorative Arts JUNE 14: 20th Century Decorative Arts JUNE 25: Northwest America and the Arctic, including the Library of Dr. William Priester JUNE 25 to 26: Fine Books & Manuscripts JUNE 26: Russian Literature and Works on Paper
450 park avenue/212.940.1300
JUNE 11: Design
1334 york avenue/212.606.7000
JUNE 5: Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection Corcoran Gallery of Art JUNE 5: Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities JUNE 6: Old Master Paintings JUNE 7: Contemporary Art JUNE 11: Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana JUNE 12: Important 20th Century Design
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THROUGH JUNE 22 Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album
DOYLE NEW YORK 175 east 87th street/212.427.2730
JUNE 5: Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts JUNE 19: Doyle at Home® galleries
LEHMANN MAUPIN 540 west 26th street/212.255.2923 201 chrystie street/212.254.0054
THROUGH JUNE 22 Tracey Emin: I Followed You To The Sun
WALLY FINDLAY GALLERY 124 east 57th street/212.421.5390
JUNE 12 to JULY 10 Gilles Gorriti: Reflections
image Courtesy Gagosian Gallery © Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Art Trust
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VOYEUR WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT, THE SCENE GETS GOING
SPRING BROUGHT WITH IT A GLAMOROUS MONTH OF ART AND FASHION CELEBRATIONS KAROLÍNA KURKOVA STRIKES A POSE OUTSIDE THE LIFE BALL IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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VOYEUR | Parties
LA DOLCE VITA DOLCE & GABBANA CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THEIR FIFTH AVENUE FLAGSHIP BOUTIQUE
THESE RED CARPET REGULARS MAKE OUR BEST DRESSED LIST IN SIZZILING SUMMER RED
Dolce & Gabbana celebrated the opening of its new flagship store with a party co-hosted by Giovanna Battaglia. The celebration included hors d’oeuvres passed by impeccably dressed waiters and a performance by Metropolitan Opera singers Matthew Polenzani and Ellie Dehn. The brains behind the brand, Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana were of course on hand to celebrate along with Gisele Bündchen, Kylie Minogue, Spike Lee, Chloë Sevigny and Emilia Clarke.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: SHARPLY DRESSED WAITERS LINE THE STAIRS AT DOLCE AND GABBANA’S NEW STORE; CHLOË SEVIGNY; MICKEY SUMNER
DONATELLA VERSACE PRESENTS THE NEW VERSUS VERSACE
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: AMBER VALLETTA, BIANCA BRANDOLINI, ALEX MERRELL, NORA ZEHETNER EK
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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: HEIDI KLUM, DEAD SARA, HAYDEN PANETTIERE, MENA SUVARI AND DONATELLA VERSACE
Donatella Versace hosted a party and runway show at the Regiment Armory to celebrate Versus Versace and the capsule collection designed by J.W. Anderson for the line. Models strutted down the catwalk while Angel Haze, Dead Sara and Grimes performed for the star-studded crowd which included Dylan McDermott, Darren Criss, Momsen, Joe Jonas, Taylor Momsen Brad Goreski, Hannah Bronfman, Theophilius London and Leigh Lezark.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART’S ANNUAL PARTY IN THE GARDEN
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: ABY ROSEN, BONO; ASHLEY OLSEN; CALLIOPE CARELLA CARLOS SOUZA; ANDRES AND LAUREN SANTO DOMINGO
CALL ME ABY
This year’s party in the Garden at the MoMA honored Mayor Bloomberg, and Michael Bloomberg artists Cindy Sherman and Kelly, who was also Ellsworth Kelly celebrating his 90th birthday. Benefiting the museum’s annual fund, the party was sponsored by Cartier and included guests Feinstein, Jeff Koons, Rachel Feinstein Ronald Perelman and Klaus Biesenbach. The band Fun. Biesenbach capped off the night with a concert in the sculpture garden.
CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND DIANA TAYLOR, ANNA WINTOUR, CINDY SHERMAN, FUN. PERFORMANCE
ABY ROSEN CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY WITH A BASH AT THE PARAMOUNT HOTEL
FRIEZE FRAME THE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR MAKES ITS COMEBACK
Spring ushered in the return of the popular contemporary art fair on Randall’s Island. Launched just last year, Frieze drew a crowds of artists and admirers alike, and displayed works by Ryan McGinley, Vincente Wolf and Paul McCarthy, whose giant inflatable Balloon Dog could not go unnoticed. Among the attendees spotted strolling inside the dramatic tent were John McEnroe, Terence Koh, David LaChappelle and Marina Abramovic.
FROM LEFT: ANH DUONG; LUKE WILSON AND TONY SHAFRAZI; JEFFREY DEITCH
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VOYEUR | Social Calendar with Guest of a Guest
FIT ANNUAL GALA The Fashion Institute of Technology’s black tie awards gala will honor W magazine’s editor-in-chief, Stefano Tonchi. The evening will include a video installation by artist Jennifer Steinkamp. Proceeds from the event will benefit the FIT Educational Development Fund which provides students with scholarships, technology and support. 7PM, TICKETS START AT $1,000. AT CIPRIANI, 110 EAST 42ND STREET, 212.405.9031, FITNYC.EDU
Co-host Mayor Bloomberg will present awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to New York’s entertainment and digital media industries. Among the honorees are Heidi Klum and Barbara Walters—who will receive the Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. 7:30pm, invitation only. nyc.gov
9am, tickets for cocktail reception only $100; individual player $750. at the bridge golf course, 1180 millstone road, bridgehampton, ross.org/golf
THE INSPIRATION GALA NEW YORK Cocktails, a fashion show, a seated dinner and a performance by Carly Rae Jepsen to benefit amfAR. With special guests Alexa Chung and Liza Minnelli. The event’s honorees include Valentino, Jennifer Lopez and Alan Cumming. VALENTINO
6:30pm. tickets start at $1,200. at the plaza hotel, fifth avenue at central park south, amfar.org
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TREVOR PROJECT PHOTO BY MARK DAVIS/GETTY IMAGES; SARAH OBRAITIS PHOTO BY MATTEO PRANDONI/BFANYC.COM
MADE IN NY AWARDS
GOLF WITH THE KNICKS AT THE BRIDGE THE FIFTH ANNUAL OUTING WILL BEGIN WITH BREAKFAST, FOLLOWED BY GOLF ON THE EXCLUSIVE 18-HOLE COURSE AND A COCKTAIL AWARD RECEPTION IN THE EVENING. PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE STEVEN J. ROSS SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND PROGRAMS AT ROSS SCHOOL.
JENNIFER STEINKAMP INSTALLATION PHOTO COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG; HEIDI KLUM PHOTO BY JULIAN MACKLER/BFANYC.COM; BRIDGE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BRIDGE; VALENTINO GARAVANI PHOTO BY BILLY FARRELL/BFANYC.COM
JENNIFER STEINKAMP ORBIT 12, 2012 VIDEO INSTALLATION
MIDSUMMER NIGHT DRINKS
This Hamptons event—now in its thirteenth year— will raise money for God’s Love We Deliver. The non-profit organization—whose most recent Board of Directors includes fashion designer Michael Kors—provides individuals who are suffering from serious illnesses with high quality meals and illness specific nutrition information. 6-9pm, tickets start at $350. at villa maria, the home of vince and louise camuto in water mill, glwd.org
DIVE INTO SUMMER GALA
Group for the East End kicks off the summer in a Sperry Tent on beautiful rolling fields. The evening includes cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing with music provided by DJ Ray Jarrell. The organization, which was started in 1972, works to conserve the environment of eastern Long Island. 6-11pm, tickets start at $500. at wölffer estate vineyard, sagaponack, groupfortheeastend.org SARAH OBRAITIS AT LAST YEAR’S MOMA PS1 GALA BENEFIT
The 24th annual summer fund raising party is appropriately named after this year’s honoree, Susan Rockefeller, for her environmental work. The evening will feature food catered by Chef Peter Ambrose, an open bar and music by DJ Phresh. 6:30-9:30pm, tickets start at $125. at south fork natural history museum, 377 bridgehampton/ sag harbor turnpike, sofo.org
MOMA PS1 GALA
The Second Annual Benefit Gala will honor celebrated artist David Hammons and MoMA PS1’s founder and former director Alanna Heiss. The event benefitting the museum’s exhibitions and programming will include cocktails, dinner and a special performance. 7-11pm, tickets start at $2,500. at the museum of modern art, 11 west 53rd street, momaps1.org
TREVOR PROJECT PHOTO BY MARK DAVIS/GETTY IMAGES; SARAH OBRAITIS PHOTO BY MATTEO PRANDONI/BFANYC.COM
JENNIFER STEINKAMP INSTALLATION PHOTO COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG; HEIDI KLUM PHOTO BY JULIAN MACKLER/BFANYC.COM; BRIDGE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BRIDGE; VALENTINO GARAVANI PHOTO BY BILLY FARRELL/BFANYC.COM
SARAH HYLAND POSES FOR THE TREVOR PROJECT LAST YEAR IN LOS ANGELES
TREVOR LIVE NEW YORK
The benefit will be hosted by Jane Lynch with guest director Michael Wilson. It is the premiere fundraising event for The Trevor Project, a leading national organization that provides crisis and suicide prevention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. 6-10pm, tickets start at $500. at chelsea piers thetrevorproject.org/trevorliveny
CITY HARVEST’S SUMMER IN THE CITY
A benefit with tastings from over 30 New York City chefs and restaurants, wine, specialty cocktails, entertainment and a silent auction. Last year’s event was attended by more than 650 guests and raised over $230,000 in support of City Harvest. 7:30-10pm, tickets start at $150. at metropolitan pavilion 125 west 18th street, cityharvest.org
PHOENIX HOUSE ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY
THIS YEAR’S “TRIUMPH FOR TEENS” CELEBRATES THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF PHOENIX HOUSE AND ITS FOUNDER DR. MITCH ROSENTHAL. THE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ORGANIZATION WHICH IS THE NATION’S LARGEST PROVIDER OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES. 6pm, tickets start at $350, at the southhampton home of margie and michael loeb, 1610 meadow lane, phoenixhouse.org
EVENING IN THE GARDEN
The Greensward Circle and Central Park Conservancy’s junior committee host an 8th annual summer benefit. 6:30-8:30pm, tickets $75 in advance, $100 at the door. at the conservatory garden (inside the park at fifth avenue and east 105th street), centralparknyc.org
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APPS OF HIS EYE
A SOCIAL MEDIA DILEMMA AND A BLACK-TIE BIND
ear Annelise, I am an attractive 25-year-old stylist. I recently checked out Tinder, the dating app that sets you up with potential matches based just on looks. I ended up meeting Justin, a Ryan Gosling look-a-like who is 31 and works in finance. We have gone out a few times, but the last time over dinner at Beatrice Inn, when Justin went to the bathroom, I saw his iPhone was logged on to Tinder and he was chatting with a model/actress who was just five blocks away! Do I confront and dump Justin? Should I delete Tinder and never use it again? I really like Justin but my heart is about to crash like a bad hard drive. Sincerely, What’s app with my life? Dear What’s App, What do you wish to accomplish by confronting your Justin Tinder-lake? Although his flirting fingertips are far from Justified, calling him out will not result in a commitment to you. Take back the power. Figure out why you like this guy and what hurts more—your heart or your ego. Ask yourself what you seek: a stable & honest long-term partnership or a sensational Weinstein romance—there is nothing wrong with either as long as you recognize that a sizzle reel is not reality. In short, decide if this tech savvy Rico Suave is worth your time and energy. Ryan Gosling may heat up your NetFlix app, but like Tinder, you have the option to X him from you iPhone if he’s draining your battery. Call it old-fashioned, but profiles on Match.com could serve a purpose.
ILLUSTRATION BY JASON KATZENSTEIN
Dear Annelise, I am invited to a fancy black tie museum party that will be filled with movie stars and supermodels. I am also an investor in the company, a fashion website, that is the corporate sponsor of the event and the very-social woman who founded the site told me that I can’t bring my girlfriend of two years as my date. My girlfriend is in a rage. Should I go to the party and leave my girlfriend at home or skip the whole thing? Help, Party Perplexed Dear Party Perplexed, You must really care for this woman if you will sacrifice your career to spare her feelings. Caring is commendable but quitting is probably not the best decision if you plan to build a life together. Women seek confidence and security in a partner. Reassure your girlfriend that going to the gala is a function of your job and not a reflection of your relationship with her. Plan a sexy evening for just the two of you, feeding her self-confidence with coq au vin. Chances are there won’t be a lot of fancy French restaurants in your future if you desert your job. A plate of insecurity doesn’t taste nearly as palatable as a bite of foie gras and a scoop of soufflé.
BY ANNELISE PETERSON
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