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Features 42 Rebecca Hall By Jon Durbin 50 Natalia Kills By Alex Catarinella 60 Nicola Formichetti By David Yi

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Rebecca Hall: wears gown by Valentino,; earrings by Jack Vartanian,; bracelets by David Yurman,


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Equal Housing Opportunity.

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© 2013. Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

© 2013 Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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St yle 22 His + Her Mazdack Rassi and wife Zanna Roberts Rassi's stylish life 24 Inspired By Sean Penn and Madonna

Scoop 28 On the Town By Misty White Sidell 30 #SEEN Terrapin Stationers, Derek Mattison, SKATERS, Scott Lipps, Saved Wines

travel 38 Charlotte Ronson 40 Selita Ebanks

Design 76 @HOME Betsey Johnson By Eliza Krpoyan 86 Art Calendar By Stephanie Posner

Real Estate 96 Market Beat By Michael Ewing 108 My ’Hood Nicole Miller’s Tribeca


132 Event Calendar By Kyra Doyle 136 Ask Annelise By Annelise Peterson

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Natalia Kills: wears dress by Versus Versace,; necklace by Lie Sang Bong,; gloves by Bottega Veneta,; cuff by Pamela Love,; boots by Jimmy Choo,


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Donald Hicks is a New York City-based fashion stylist. His signature aesthetic has a sharp focus on texture, contrast, clean lines and silhouettes that lean toward the classic but with a dark edge. His recent work can be found in various magazines such as Muse, Open Lab, Sheer, Vestal, Noise, FV and Vulture. Hicks styled singer Natalia Kills.

Alex Catarinella is a freelance writer. After interning at downtown staple Paper magazine in college, Alex has gone on to write for a number of international publications, both print and digital. Some of these include MTV Style, ELLE, i-D, Wonderland, Dazed & Confused, Fashionista and V. For his first SCENE feature, Catarinella spoke to his friend Natalia Kills.

Rebecca Carroll is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and the author of several nonfiction books on race in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw. Her profiles and essays have appeared in The New York Times and on Jezebel, GOOD, The Daily Beast and The Aesthete, where she is currently managing editor. In this issue, she speaks to Director Lee Daniels.


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inside the style issue SCENE is an exclusive, sought-after invitation. It’s sleek, beautifully designed and offers our readers access into a glamorous, fascinating world filled with all the right people and the absolute best places. The best part of SCENE is bringing every story to life. We do so through stunning images and words and then, later, with private concerts, dinner parties and stylish soirees. Just recently, our summer issue cover star John Legend gave the SCENE crowd a very intimate concert at The Box. Legend played for more than 45 minutes to a stellar crowd that included Gayle King, artist Ryan McGinness, Swiss Beatz, menswear designer Mark McNairy and Marjorie Gubelmann, to name just a few. It was spectacular to have the multi-Grammy Award winner sing from his new album, Love in the Future, and to hear him admit that he is more nervous about his new record than about marrying his longtime girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen. Legend even crooned “Happy Birthday” to a very lucky guest. Having Legend perform truly made SCENE ’s cover story pop from the pages of the magazine. Hosting a great event is about having the perfect mix of people. Our September style issue boasts an extremely impressive guest list. We introduce you to cover girl Rebecca Hall, who is not only beautiful, but on the cusp of making it as big as the people she has worked with, like Ben Affleck, Woody Allen and Ron Howard. Already dubbed the next Lady Gaga (minus a water-colored face and sirloin steak dress), British export Natalia Kills was shot by photographer An Le in a studio in Williamsburg. You will see that Kills loves fashion and fashion loves her right back. Buy her new record, Trouble (which Kills tells me is about luxury and excess), and stay tuned for a special SCENE Natalia Kills concert. The people we profile are like dream hosts—they’re entertaining, interesting and stylish. The Butler director Lee Daniels opens up about racism and raising a family. Diesel’s new creative director, Nicola Formichetti, talks about his latest gig, working with his longtime friend Gaga and what really happened when he left Mugler to work at Diesel. Charlotte Ronson shares family photos from her vacation in Greece and Turkey. Nicole Miller tells us where to go in her Tribeca neighborhood. Betsey Johnson opens the doors to her apartment and pours flutes of Champagne (in the middle of the day)! And don’t forget ultimate party guy Michael Musto, the writer and society observer who never forgets a word and makes us laugh every minute. Musto offered troubled Amanda Bynes such excellent advice in June that we asked him to dole out his wisdom to Dolce and Gabbana as they face a possible prison term for alleged financial wrongdoings. You’re on the VIP list for our best issue yet. So get ready to put on your best outfit for a month of SCENE events that will make you a part of every exciting story in the magazine.

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Bond No. 9, the perfume company that pays homage to NYC, celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new scent, Perfumista Avenue. Bond No. 9 fragrances from "Nuits de Noho" to "Nouveau Bowery" encompass the attitude of the city's neighborhoods. Perfumista Avenue is a fragrance mixtape, blending all of the best parts of NYC into one bottle. The scent is created with ingredients such as nutmeg, rose oil, jasmine and mate. Available Sept. 15 at BondNo9.

Inspired by a trip the duo took to India, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa have launched their first contemporary collection. “We were on the beach when we decided to do the Voyage line,” Chapman says. “We love the culture [of India], the fabrics, the textiles, the people. It’s a magical place.” Available at Neiman

Australian-born designer Rebecca Vallance brings her eponymous line to the U.S. New Yorkers have been waiting for Vallance’s clothes since she first introduced her readyto-wear collection in 2009 in Australia and London. Titled "La Belle au Bois Dormant" ("The Beauty Sleeping in the Woods"), the collection consists of deep jewel tones—think emerald and sapphire—and comes in a mix of materials from chiffon to leather to tweed. Available at


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Get ready for endless lines when Phillip Lim launches his collection for men and women with Target. For under $100, you can buy the kind of designs that have won the designer three different CFDA awards. Bound to sell out fast: a “sparkle” dress in black, a pair of gray French terry sweatpants and two hidden-button-placket blouses in solid green and a floral print. Available at most Target stores and online at beginning Sept. 15. PE T ER GRIESMER

Clockwise from top: Perfumista Avenue Bond No. 9 perfume; dress by Marchesa Voyage; Designer Rebecca Vallance; 3.1 Philip Lim for Target collection: On him, shirt in navy/camo print, French terry sweatpant in camo print and high-top sneaker in black. On her, dress with faux leather in navy/black, shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim



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Style — His + Her

Billy Farrell/


Mazdack Rassi and Zanna Roberts Rassi at the New York City Ballet 2012 Fall Gala


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FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF MILK STUDIOS Favorite designers: RRL, Billy Reid and Filson. Style inspiration: Ernest Hemingway. He is worldly, timeless, gentlemanly and classic. Go-to shoe for a night out: I like all of my shoes equally. Most prized piece of clothing: My father’s dinosaur bone cufflinks. What do you collect? 1921 Morgan Silver dollar coins, rare books from Eastern Press and Star Wars memorabilia. I never leave home without ... My Rolex given to me by Zanna for my 40th

birthday. What items are you coveting right now? Nothing. I’m content. Fragrance: Silver Mountain by Creed. Grooming product I can’t live without ... Baxter Aftershave Balm. If I could live in another decade it would be ... The ’50s, for the celebration of postwar America, the clothing, the architecture, the formality. The most stylish people in my book: Steve McQueen and Burt Reynolds. My style in three words: Two: urban explorer.

From left: After Shave Balm by Baxter of California,; 18-Karat Gold, Silver Spazio and Dinosaur Bone cufflinks by Tateossian,; Silver Mountain Water by Creed,; Liverpool Coat by rag & bone,; Rolex Submariner Black Dial Ceramic Bezel Steel Mens Watch,



Favorite designers: Marc Jacobs for dressing up, Burberry for outerwear, Helmut Lang for pants and blazers, and Proenza Schouler and Preen to make a statement. Style inspiration: My mother. She’s eternally chic and elegant. Go-to shoe for a night out: A Louboutin cage bootie. The five-inch heel is surprisingly comfortable and gives any look a tougher edge. Most prized piece of clothing: A British Army desert jacket. It was part of my dad’s “tropical uniform” when he was deployed to Kenya in the late ’60s. I had it tailored and wear it with everything from dresses to cutoffs. What do you collect? Gray cashmere. I never leave home

without ... My wedding and engagement ring. What items are you coveting right now? The black-and-white ensemble by Proenza Schouler from its fall runway and an oil painting by Sarah Deuth that reads “I AM what you say I AM.” Fragrance: Stella McCartney Rose. I’ve been wearing it since I was a beauty editor in the U.K. 10 years ago. Beauty product I can’t live without: I have two. Stila 50 Watt foundation—it gives you insta-glow—and Crème De La Mer moisturizer. If I could live in another decade, it would be ...The Roaring ’20s. They were filled with decadence, liberation and fun flapper fashion. My style in three words: British, tomboy, playful.

From left: Printed Button Back Sweater by Boden,; STELLA by Stella McCartney,; Karina 120mm in black velvet, calf and patent by Christian Louboutin,; Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation,; Proenza Schouler fall 2013 ready-to-wear,


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1. Madonna began running in the ’80s and has maintained her physique with numerous workout routines and hydration. SOMA water filter,

2. Throughout the ’80s, Madonna used hats as props for her vidoes and performances. Floppy brim fedora in navy by Rag & Bone,


3. Pop artist Keith Haring and Madonna were close friends. The songstress gave a special performance for Haring’s birthday celebration in 1984.




crossary necklace by Lana,

5. One of Madonna’s first photo shoots captures the curly blonde wearing her iconic black sunglasses. Carrington sunglasses in black by Moscot,

6. Tough tomboy meets sex symbol: black, chunky ankle boots, fishnet stockings and lace corsets. Boots in black mat leather by Pierre Hardy,



Rising stars: (top) Madonna in New York; Madonna performing in 1987; (opposite) Sean Penn at "We're No Angels" New York premiere, Dec. 13, 1989; Penn at Hal Ashby's memorial service, Dec. 30, 1988



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4. Born Madonna Louise Ciccone, the rising star simultaneously struggled with her Roman Catholic upbringing and celebrated it in fashion and art, often sparking controversy. 14-karat gold


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1. Penn’s tough-guy getups included leather jackets by the brand Blauer. Tan leather bomber jacket by Blauer




2. The baseball cap remains a staple in the actor’s wardrobe, demonstrating his allegiance to the Los Angeles Raiders and Harley Davidson. Striped graphic adjustable cap by Harley-Davidson,

3. The quintessential bad boy struggled with violent outbursts. In 1987, Penn was booked for more than 30 days after punching an extra for trying to photograph him and actor Robert Duvall. 1910 professional fight boxing gloves by Everlast,

4. After transitioning from being on-screen to behind the camera as a director, Penn wore comfortable cowboy boots to be able to move and capture scenes with ease. Billy pull-on boot in black by Frye,

sean penn



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Writing paper that breaks all of the rules Above: Mary Jane leaf gift enclosure mini card

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Scoop — On The Town

sugar and sex The premiere of lovel ace and a sweet superduper market

“actor James Marsden confesses that he wishes more actual porn had been in the film.”

Super(Duper)Market in SoHo. Sponsored by Target and American Express, the foodie stands are delicious, outrageous and unlike anything you’ve ever tasted or seen. Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, who has two candy stores called CuRious, sells black cotton candy and edible utensils and plates. Paper’s editorial director, Mickey Boardman, samples gilded green cotton candy. Deejays Andrew Andrew present “nut mixology”— various cocktails made from mixed nuts. At the opening: David Byrne, Anna Sui, Sarah Lerfel from Colette, Bill Cunningham snapping absolutely everything, Danny Bowein from the insanely popular Mission Chinese on the Lower East Side, legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton, Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi, Debi Mazar, who has a juicy role in Lovelace as an aging porn actress, and Fiona Byrne carrying a McDonald’s tote bag. The following week, literary journal The American Reader hosts a reading and recital at Chelsea’s Robert Miller Gallery, where pianist Serene Han plays a 1971 Yayoi Kusama-painted piano—a piece polka-dotted in the artist’s signature palette of red, white and black. Han played a selection from Bach’s "The Goldberg Variations" alongside a reading of Robert Coover’s "The Goldilocks Variations" (a literary riff on Bach’s musical work). A small group of attendees later decamps to new Lower East Side restaurant Miller’s Near and Far (owned and operated by Robert Miller’s son, Christopher Miller) for a celebratory meal. The crowd, an appropriate mix of writers and artists, took many a boozy smoking breaks, each of which included lengthy discussions about beach reads and literary self-prophecies. We even encounter a Long Island City-based novelist who discusses his recent release about a man with one testicle. Upon further investigation, we are told that the book is in no way autobiographical but, by chance, his next book would be. In a toast to the end of summer, we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

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In August, New York’s revolving door of glitzy events plays to a slower tempo. The humidity renders even the most perfectly blown-out hair frizzy, and silk eveningwear has to be sent to the dry cleaner the next day. However, despite the muggy weather, a few evenings are decidedly very cool. Those brave enough to leave their air-conditioned apartments flock to stylish rooftops. Never one to shy away from a party, Andrew Saffir’s Cinema Society hosts a multitude of screenings with corresponding rooftop fêtes, like pornoinspired flick Lovelace and satirical rom-com Austenland. An impressive audience turns up at MoMA to catch the New York premiere of Amanda Seyfried’s much-buzzed-about portrayal of Deep Throat actress Linda Lovelace. The film stars Sharon Stone (dowdy and unrecogizeable as Lovelace’s religious mother), Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale and Adam Brody. The party is equally star-studded and brings out the likes of Gloria Steinem (a friend of the late Lovelace), Zac Posen, Joan Smalls, Nicole Miller, Zachary Quinto, Estelle and a leather-dress-clad Zosia Mamet. The crowd later assembles on the roof of Midtown’s new Refinery Hotel, where, between bites of Tuscan canapés, actor James Marsden confesses that he wishes more actual porn had been in the film. (Note: There is hardly any.) Later in the month, former Felicity star Keri Russell’s new flick, Austenland, fêtes its New York premiere with a Cinema Society screening at the Lower East Side’s Landmark Sunshine Cinema and an after-party at Jimmy, the James Hotel’s rooftop space. The film follows Russell’s Jane Austen-obsessed character on her journey to Austenland, a theme resort built for lovelorn Austen devotees. The film of course wouldn’t be complete without its own sullen version of Mr. Darcy, this one played by J.J. Feild. Mr. Feild’s real-life partnership with '90s starlet Neve Campbell did not stop female guests from hunting the dapper Englishman on the banks of Jimmy’s rooftop pool. Unsurprisingly, their search gave way to less-thanstellar results, but it’s a fact universally acknowledged that cocktails can take some of the sting out of romantic defeat. Aside from glitzy rooftop bashes, the month also played home to some artistic adventures. Paper magazine launches its second annual

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Clockwise from top left: David Byrne; Zac Posen and Zachary Quinto; Cynthia Rowley; Sharon Stone

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Scoop — #SEEN

terrapin stationers pushes the envelope text by peter davis

photographs by ben kulo

The days of handwritten notes are back. Thanks to the stylish and witty Ted Harrington and his old-school cool company, Terrapin Stationers, writing a letter has never been more in fashion. “I notice a lot of people are actually posting handwritten notes online,” Harrington says over the clink and grind of letterpress machines that are more than a century old. “It means something to write a note, to have something nice to write.” The Terrapin Stationers space is dominated by massive machines that can emboss, engrave and turn letters or symbols into mini works of custom-made art. They use inks that range from shiny metallic to the brightest day-glow blue imaginable. Every job Terrapin takes on is custom, and each piece of paper or notecard is hand-fed one at a time. It’s couture writing paper— right down to the last letter. No one appreciates or understands the luxury of couture like the fashion world, which embraced Terrapin from the start. Harrington continually works with Marc Jacobs, Aerin Lauder and Tory Burch, to name just a few. “Tory was married with babies when I met her,” he says with a smile. “Now she is bigger than Oprah.” Terrapin is the go-to stationery company for glamorous parties, luxe business cards for power players and over-the-top wedding invitations. But check out Terrapin’s Instagram feed, and you’ll see stuff engraved with words that might get censored by the conservative set. Cards declaring “WTF,” “FUCK OFF BREAST CANCER” and “JE FUCKING T’AIME” or engraved with symbols like neon-pink hand grenades or silver razor blades are attracting a new customer that is more Lower East Side art director than Park Avenue socialite. “The word 'fuck' appears in five different things that I have out of 100,” Harrington pleads. “So people assume I’m the 'fuck' guy. But it’s not really all what we do.” What Terrapin does is beautiful stationery that feels both modern and traditional. Envelopes are lined with a camouflage print or maps for a "wow" moment when opening a letter. Harrington’s work inspires you to pick up a pen and write a letter—just to show off how awesome your stationery is. And Harrington keeps on pushing the—excuse the pun—envelope with new ideas. “It’s not a science, it’s an art,” he says of handmade stationery, adding, “I don’t censor. I’m trying to just be me.” From top: Inside the studio of Terrapin Stationers; Opposite page: Ted Harrington


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“what historically is produced in L.A. is not what I’m producing.”

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He drives a fleet of vintage cars, lives in a retro-chic Los Angeles lair decorated by the design collective Commune and has a penchant for tailored clothes. Designer Derek Mattison is practically a West Coast James Bond—with the wardrobe to prove it. Born and raised in Detroit, Mattison’s love for a well-tailored lifestyle came from his corporate world days when he started ESN Interactive.“I always wore blazers and always played around with tailored goods to compete with the bankers and venture capitalists,” Mattison says. Today, Mattison has abandoned office life for his storefront on Melrose Place. Inside, the number of wares on display is growing rapidly. The clear standout items are tailored suiting pieces with their signature thin lapel. The subtle detail gives an instant injection of modernity, but Mattison doesn’t envision any baby-faced actors wearing his clothes. When asked if there are any celebrities he would like to see wearing his designs, Mattison rattles off a confounding trifecta: David Byrne, David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch. “For some reason, I lean toward these older guys, not these younger Hollywood heartthrobs,” he admits. His years in Los Angeles have clearly not gone to his head. To him, it’s simply home. “I set up my life here,” he says. “I travel enough, in some cases maybe too much, that when I get back to L.A., I’m like, ‘Ah! This is nice!'" What has not been quite as nice for Mattison is forging a new model for designing and manufacturing luxury goods in a city reliant on cheap fabrics and fuse seams—a quality he despises in garments. It has admittedly been an uphill battle. “The infrastructure of what historically is produced in L.A. is not what I’m producing,” he says. “I’m using neoprene wet-suit material,” he continues, excitedly tripping over his words. Among these neoprene looks is, in fact, a perfectly tailored, water-friendly tuxedo. It’s a garment that would certainly cater to the discerning tastes of both James Bond and Derek Mattison.

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text by Ma x Kessler “In London, we were invited to this Marc Jacobs party in Shoreditch. There’s lots of substances around,” SKATERS front man Michael Ian Cummings remembers. “Suddenly, this guy says, ‘Drink this!’ It was really sweet and tasty. Then he revealed that it was breast milk, which was disgusting, because, honestly, it was good.” Cummings may consider London to be the craziest party city he has been to recently, but he and bandmates Noah Rubin and Joshua Hubbard think of New York as their true home. Based in Chinatown, the trio gained a widespread online audience, without the help of a label, by posting catchy punk singles perfect for thrashing in those last hours before dawn. “It’s unreal to see venues full of people when you’ve started grassroots,” Cummings says. “There’s such a community aspect.” Already hailed as the new Strokes, SKATERS are now signed to Warner Bros., and the boys are putting the final touches on their

“Already hailed as the new Strokes, the boys are put ting the final touches on their first full-length album.” first full-length album featuring more aggressive, party-vibe songs. They were especially psyched to record at Electric Lady Studios, the hallowed ground built by Jimi Hendrix where Patti Smith, The Clash and a host of punk gods recorded seminal albums. With a skateboarder’s attitude and major party credentials, we’re sure SKATERS felt right at home.

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“I was going to be a rock star.” blog, POPLIPPS. The eclectic site, which features everything from party photographs to fashion and food, inspired a book deal. Pop Lipps, which hits shelves in October, is a combination of photographs and writing from Lipps’ life and promises to give outsiders a whirlwind tour of off-duty models, VIP rooms and celebrity pals. Though Lipps travels around the world, he says that New York is the perfect city to accomplish his goals. “If I’m going to be in New York, I’m going to be working my ass off,” he declares, flipping through some photographs he took that morning. “It’s an intense place to live, but that’s New York for you. It’s all about work.”

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Scott Lipps is outside of his office snapping photographs of lanky brunettes on the cobblestones of Bond Street. The founder of One Management has only a brief time to do so. Then, camera in hand, he rushes upstairs to deal with the hundreds of day-to-day operations that accompany running the modeling agency he started 12 years ago. It’s amazing that Lipps finds any time to be the lead drummer for the Courtney Love-fronted band, Hole. But then, when you have a passion for something, you make the time. Lipps got into music at the age of 17, after moving to Los Angeles. “I told my dad I was going to P.I.T., which he thought was the Pittsburg Institute of Technology, but was actually the Percussion Institute of Technology. I was going to be a rock star,” Lipps says. That didn’t happen quite the way he expected. Lipps managed various bands for years, leaving his own drumsticks untouched. Eventually, Lipps left the music scene and became a driver for Next Model Management agency, owned by his cousin, marking the beginning of a new career. In 1997, he returned to New York to refurbish the European agency Karin and, a few years later, founded One Management. One expanded into a full-fledged entertainment company in 2006. Successful as One Management is—it represents Iman, Claudia Schiffer and Bar Refaeli, to name a few—Lipps never completely gave up his rock star dreams. One of his buddies connected him with Courtney Love to play an event. During a sound check before the show, Lipps played the drums and was deemed “better than their own drummer” by Love’s band. “We played together that night, and it was pretty electric,” Lipps says. After that evening, he joined the band and has been touring the country with them, while simultaneously running One Management. All of this makes for an extremely eventful life, which Lipps is constantly Instagramming and updating for his

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Scott Campbell has long been known as the tattoo artist of choice for celebrities like Marc Jacobs, Orlando Bloom and Sting. But now he’s making a new mark with his Saved Wines label. Campbell was always attracted to the symbolic role wine has played throughout history and its influence on art and expression. After visiting California’s Central Coast, he teamed up with Clay Brock, a second-generation winemaker in Sedona. Campbell was attracted to Brock's style and passion for the business, and they quickly bonded over their mutual interest in Old World winemaking. And so Saved Wines was born. The label was named after Campbell’s Brooklyn tattoo parlor and made its debut in August with a red and a rosé. The red is described to be “a robust, powerful wine with a big personality and generous finish,” while Campbell describes the rosé as “a pink wine for tough guys.” Leaving Brock to expertly perfect the flavors, Campbell put his artistic talent to use to create the bottles. Both bottles have a diamond-shaped design imprinted directly onto the glass and the name of Campbell's wife, actress Lake Bell, is hidden somewhere in the details. Bell must have been pleased. At the launch event on the rooftop of the Jane Hotel, the couple could be seen sharing congratulatory kisses throughout the evening. The pair served the wine at their recent wedding. Left: Scott Campbell

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globe-trotting with the ronsons charlot te ronson sends us postcards from istanbul, mykonos and amaganset t Above: Samantha and Mark Ronson show love and spirit fingers to Charlotte Ronson in Mykonos

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Amagansett: "My BFF Shoshanna took this pic of me wearing one of our collaboration bikinis, Shoshanna Made with Love Charlotte Ronson."

charlotte ronson This summer, I’ve been lucky enough to squeeze in lots and lots of travel, meeting up with loved ones in Amagansett, Mykonos and Istanbul. All of these places are truly inspiring. I was born in London, so it still feels like home whenever I visit, as a lot of my family still live there. I love Amagansett. I have been going there ever since I moved to the States. I have now been to Mykonos four times with my English family—such a beautiful place with the perfect amount of wind in the air to actually let you enjoy the sunshine. I went to Istanbul for the first time, and I fell in love with the beautiful and elaborate palaces, the islands that only allow horse-drawn carriages as transportation and sell floral headpieces at every local stall. This is my kind of place. Everything I saw was pure eye candy. I can’t wait to look back at all of my photographs and hopefully let them set the mood, as well as influence many of my upcoming collections. Summer always goes too quickly, so I shall look forward to my next escape.

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selita ebanks Selita Ebanks is the celebrity guest for the Montblanc Young Directors Project in Salzburg, Austria. Ebanks soared to fame as a Victoria's Secret Angel. Now, the Style Network is doing a show on her life and she has a role on BET's Real Housewives of Hollywood. Despite saying, "I'm so bloated," Ebanks spins heads in a Gabriela Cadena second-skin gown.


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“A good piece of art raises questions— it doesn’t answer them.” Rebecca Hall is a thinking person’s movie star. The 31-yearold Brit, perhaps best known as the uptight foil in Woody Allen’s Spanish romp Vicky Cristina Barcelona, brings depth and a measured poise to all of her roles. She’s tall—at 5’10”, you might say statuesque—and beautiful, but it’s her native ability to intuit characters’ backstories that has endeared her to directors and audiences. To see why, you need only watch her subtle, nuanced performance in Ben Affleck’s The Town, Ron Howard’s Frost/ Nixon or Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige. Her presence onscreen would lead you to believe she’s an old soul with a quick wit who is very clearly bright. In person, she is all those things. When I suggested we discuss her childhood, for instance, she deadpanned, sitting on a couch, “Should I lie down?” Hall avoids roles she doesn’t find challenging, and she’s particular about those she does take on—one manifestation of the confidence that makes her an intriguing performer. She maintains a balanced, intelligent approach to her work and has engendered plenty of industry respect. It’s only a matter of time until she becomes a household name. Hall has the rare ability to move from indie project to blockbuster with alacrity. After playing Sylvia Tietjens in Parade’s End, she appeared in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. To go from period pieces to super-hero flicks means straddling different universes, but, as she puts it, “If one can straddle a lot of universes, one ought to.” Still, you’re more likely to see her play meatier, more difficult parts in films that have cultural resonance. Her latest is a good example. Closed Circuit is a suspense thriller, set very much in the now. The plot revolves around the legal aftermath of a terrorist bombing in London. Hall plays Claudia Simmons-Howe, a barrister (British for lawyer) appointed to handle the defense of the suspect, alongside fellow counsel Martin Rose (Eric Bana). Though each is the epitome of professionalism, both have complications in their private lives as the result of an affair between the two that went badly sometime before the action of the film begins. As they learn to trust each other again, they’re thrust in the midst of a powerful conspiracy. The movie relentlessly addresses big themes: notions of privacy in a post-9/11 (and -7/7) world, and the uncomfortable relationship between ensuring public safety and enshrining

personal freedoms. Closed Circuit refuses to draw any firm conclusions. To her diplomatic credit, neither does Hall: “A good piece of art raises questions; it doesn’t answer them. That’s what this is doing—starting a discussion.” She continues, “It’s about what we’re allowed to know, what we’re not allowed to know and how much that infringes on our civil liberties. Are we O.K. with that if it means we can live in a safer society?” Then, referring to the security imbroglio brought to light by Edward Snowden, she jokes that she has taken to signing off her emails with sweet little missives to the NSA: “Cup of tea? I’ve just put the kettle on!” “She got funnier and funnier as the shoot went on,” Bana says. “Towards the end, I remember saying to her—we were being completely ridiculous and we’d both just done something stupid in front of each other—‘Ah! Who knew that could come out of the conservative one?’ She was like, ‘What!?’ She seemed so offended that my initial thought was that she was this quiet person.” John Crowley, director of Closed Circuit, agrees: “There was a lot of laughter.” He continues, “She’s super smart but wears it very, very lightly. You would never mistake her humor for anything less than absolute seriousness about the work.” Though filled with brainy choices, Hall’s filmography only tells part of her story. Her first love is the theater, and even as she started appearing in features—her first was Starter for 10 (2006), opposite James McAvoy—she starred in productions of canonical works like As You Like It, Man and Superman and The Cherry Orchard. In a way, she’s a stage performer masquerading as a film actress. “Just doing one is a bit like going to the gym and only working out on the cross-trainer,” she says. “You’ve got to do the weights. I think doing film makes me a better theater actor, and theater makes me a better film actor. It’s different muscles.” Her next role will see her perform on Broadway for the first time. Hall and director Lyndsey Turner are mounting Sophie Treadwell’s expressionist 1927 play Machinal at the American Airlines Theatre later this fall, opening on Jan. 16. “She is an actor of rare complexity, depth and humanity,” Turner says “Essential qualities for Sophie Treadwell's remarkable writing.” The story is based on the infamous trial and execution of Ruth Snyder, a woman who was sentenced to the electric chair for conspiring with her lover to murder > 48

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“If one can straddle a lot of universes, one ought to.” her husband. (The incident also inspired James Cain’s Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice.) “It’s very powerful and very strange,” Hall says. “You come out feeling like you can’t quite breathe. There’s this sense of this woman’s life being suffocated by the forces around her.” When it’s suggested that the grind of being on stage six nights per week, in the dead of winter, performing such a heavy role might not be the most enjoyable of experiences, Hall jokes, “I know! I said to my agent, ‘Please, can I do a comedy next?’ [Laughs] Lena Dunham, please!’” Don’t expect Hall on Girls too soon, though. Theater runs in her blood. Hall is the daughter of Sir Peter Hall, founder of Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company and former director of the country’s National Theatre; her mother is American opera singer Maria Ewing, whose repertoire includes Carmen, Salome and The Marriage of Figaro. Though a dual citizen of Britain and the United States, she grew up in London in creative circles—she met Tom Stoppard at age 14 while attending parties thrown by the playwright with her father. She enjoyed a privileged entry into her chosen field; her first role was appearing in The Chamomile Lawn, a 1992 television series directed by her dad. But Hall was determined to make her creative passions into her career on her own. She was a precocious child and recalls how her stay at the all-girls Rodean School in Brighton—where she was appointed Head Girl, having managed to capture what she calls the ironic vote—shaped her. “My English teacher said, ‘It’s O.K. to be pretentious, because you’ve got to start somewhere. You can’t graduate being intelligent about anything unless you start off being pretentious.’ It’s a fabulous way of looking at things. I always loved her for saying that.” Hall continues with a laugh, “I was a slightly odd combination. I was quite shy and also quite opinionated. Actually, I don’t think much has changed. I’m just better at pretending I’m not shy and quiet these days.” Hall continued on to study English literature at Cambridge University, where she appeared in plays and set up a theater company but dropped out before graduating. When asked about her decision to voluntarily leave

one of the world’s finest institutes of higher education, she’s unequivocal. “It was to do with making a choice that bucked a trend. Part of me just wanted to go, ‘I don’t want the comfort of having this degree from Cambridge to tell everyone I’m smart.’ I wanted to know in myself at that age that I was capable of making a controversial choice and sticking to it—something other people would think is throwing everything away. If I could make it then, I could make those choices for the rest of my life.” It was a bold move, and it has served her well. Hall has enjoyed the sort of success that has allowed her to be transcontinental. London is home, but she maintains a “shoe box” in the West Village for extended stays in New York City. Though she’s recognized more frequently in London, she maintains a low profile. Lately, she has been working on her own short stories and screenplays. “I really enjoy sitting in a room by myself and writing. Whether or not it will ever come to anything is something else, but I love doing it.” She’s also something of a fledgling deejay: She played the music at her last cast wrap party and is a fan of East Village Radio’s "Chances With Wolves" broadcast. But she’s a private person working in a public sphere, which inevitably means unwanted attention. When her relationship with Sam Mendes became public—the director opened up about it in 2011—Hall refused to discuss the matter. Though ill at ease discussing her personal life, she’s more engaged when discussing her upcoming projects. They include appearing in the directorial debut of Nolan’s go-to director of photography, Wally Pfister. Called Transcendence, the film is about scientists working to achieve technological singularity in which computers can surpass the powers of the human brain. It stars Johnny Depp and features a number of actors familiar to fans of Nolan’s work, like Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy. “It’s all done and dusted,” Hall says. “It’s going to be really awesome.” When pressed on any further details, though, Hall demurs. “I’m not really allowed to talk about it.” She says laughing. “It’s got to stay shrouded in mystery.” That, one suspects, is the way she prefers it.

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“I've spent most of my teen years trying to escape everything: my parents, myself, my l ack of money, my l ack of common sense.” Maybe it was the combo of the British accent, the filter-free cheeky banter or her penchant for glam Goth eyeliner, but my love affair with Natalia Kills began immediately. Given her recent popularity, I’m certainly not the only one who felt that way. Perhaps that’s how felt when he signed the English singer-songwriter. Because, really, what’s not to love? Natalia’s sophomore album, Trouble, is supremely, alarmingly catchy. She cites early Alanis Morissette, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson as influences. Backed by screeching guitars and thunderous drums courtesy of mega-producer Jeff Bhasker— known for his work with Lana del Rey, Kanye West and fun.—in addition to a handful of shadowy suicide ballads, "Trouble" is like nothing you’ve ever heard before on the Top 40 charts. Despite the fact that Natalia has opened for Katy Perry, there are no “baby, you’re a firework!” love-thyself moments in her songs. Still, Natalia is definitely what one would call a firecracker. Since meeting Natalia in a Soho loft during Fashion Week in 2011, we’ve gone on many debauched adventures. We’ve been handed tickets in the Dubai Mall for violating the United Arab Emirates dress code (we love a good midriff moment). We’ve filmed a potentially dangerous music video at 5 a.m. in a desolate downtown subway station for her stripper-anthem, “Problem.” The video featured Natalia in nothing but lingerie, fishnets, Prada shades and a mink. She later ignited the aforementioned mink on her uptown rooftop, resulting in panic from the neighbors. It was her brand of a firework moment. We recently hit up our favorite downtown spot, The Smile, for a banter-heavy, highly caffeinated afternoon. Natalia explained, filterfree as always, why she is, indeed, a problem. Alex Catarinella: Do you remember when we met? Natalia Kills: The reason I remember is because I was terrified. It was a Fashion Week party, and there were all of these New Yorkers there. I had only been to New York a couple of times and never to perform or anything. Your first time in New York is like a car crash. It's the most high-impact, life-changing thing that can happen. You suddenly feel your heart beating and realize you're alive for the first time. I felt like I had just had the best car crash ever; I had woken up for the first time ever. It was amazing and terrifying. AC: Do you remember what you wore? I sure do. NK: I was wearing high-waisted shorts and handcuffs as a belt because my belt had broke.

AC: Yes! So, you moved to New York about two years ago from L.A., and before that you were doing your thing in London. How has NYC influenced your new album, Trouble? NK: I've spent most of my teen years trying to escape everything: my parents, myself, my lack of money, my lack of common sense and all the trouble I got into. When I moved to L.A., I somehow managed to recreate the exact kind of lifestyle and shit pile from my past. I was living in these twenty-dollar motels and just trying to survive. But when I came to New York at 24, I could really for the first time ever see who I'd been, how I'd been and why everything had happened. I was alone for the first time ever. I could finally see how I had managed to get into so many problems. A lot of it was my fault and instigated by me. Being in a brand-new place and being completely alone kind of gave me this perspective. It's almost like I had been in a painting and everyone had sort of been looking at me. I was finally looking at the painting, at what I was. It was horrible and awful, and somehow I couldn't look away. Even if a painting or photograph shows you something awful, if there's something truly beautiful about it under the layers of madness, you find yourself compelled to look. That's kind of how I began to write the album, because I could finally see separately from everything else. AC: That’s funny, because most people lose their minds when moving to New York. NK: I feel like New York freed me. L.A. is a very sedating environment, and I feel like I was trying to subdue who I really am. In London, its even more madness, so I was being more extreme, but I was not conscious of it. When I came to New York, I felt finally everyone else is just as fucked up as I am. They’re doing fucked up things from five in the afternoon to five in the morning and all over again, and it never, ever stops. Finally, I can really be me and publicly as well. I can do it openly and say things openly, and it's not shocking or offensive or anything, because everyone else just did it 15 minutes ago. That's incredible to me: to be able to be the most transparent and honest version of myself in real life. For the first time ever, how I am and who I am didn't need a big censor logo on it. And that's why being in New York was really important for me to write this album. I threw myself in it. I barely remember writing my album, and that means it's been a fucking fun year. AC: Your debut LP, Perfectionist, was pretty revealing, but Trouble is on another level. The lyrics are so personal, so specific to your not-soconventional upbringing. You have a sort of riches-to-rags story. > 58

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“Your first time in New York is like a car crash. It's the most highimpact, life-changing thing that can happen.”

NK: I used to go to school, and kids would be like, "What does your dad do for a living?" I'd be like, "He smokes cigars and has suitcases of money. He has friends that have gold teeth. He goes to Jamaica. That's what he does." I suppose I grew up a little different. I went to private school where girls would come up to me and be like, "My daddy says your daddy is a criminal!" AC: As illustrated in the “Saturday Night” video, your father was behind bars for some time. The lyric “can you hear my heart from the prison bars?” gives me goose bumps every single time I play the song. NK: I used to write letters and poems to my dad when he was in jail. That's where I first saw true love: how my mother really stood by his side. All of the women who would visit were just desperate to hold their man's hands or kiss them. It doesn't matter what class or race or age they were. There were older couples where obviously the man had been in and out of jail his whole life, and the woman was just there, still waiting. Dedication, loyalty: Those are my morals. I don't give a shit if God or society or the law or morality says if it's right or wrong. If you do something out of true love and good intentions, then that's all I care about. AC: On a lighter note, you’re a heartbreaker. You turn gays straight. You flirt with cops. What’s the most romantic thing a boy has done for you? NK: The most romantic thing a boy has done for me is when someone had done me wrong and owed me. He went over to their house on a motorbike with some sunglasses and a knife. He banged on the door and got my money for me. I don't need flowers, I don't need diamonds, but if you will go and threaten someone's life who did something wrong to me, we can go on a date. AC: God, I love you. So, what's the nicest thing you’ve done for a boy? NK: Leave them before ruining them. AC: I have no idea what else to ask you. NK: The problem is, you know all of the answers. Let’s go shopping.


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“[l ady gaga]’s a very talented girl, but I have to focus on myself."

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“I’m so fucking old!" Nicola Formichetti says in his unique British- and Japanese-inflected accent. His voice is a low tenor, smooth, with a steady cadence. Scruffy and sun-kissed, Formichetti certainly doesn't look old. His closely cropped hair accentuates his widow’s peak, which he leaves untouched. He wears his signature uniform well, or at least very matterof-factly: a fitted cap from his line, NicoPanda, a comfortable black tee from Diesel, Phillip Lim shorts and Lanvin sandals. “If I wasn’t traveling so much, I would look younger, but it’s good. It’s my choice." We’re sitting in a conference room inside Hotel Savoia in the beautiful Italian seaside city of Trieste—just east of Venice on the Austrian border. Castles of the late Viennese royals line the breathtaking coasts alongside jagged rocks, with seafoam green waves gently crashing into them. But Formichetti isn't here to relax. He’s here to judge the International Talent Support, an annual fashion competition in which young talent is flown in from around the globe in hopes of gaining recognition and scholarships from the likes of Diesel and Swarovski, among others. Appropriate, as Formichetti is embarking on the next stage of his career as the artistic director at Diesel—a move that surprised many in the fashion industry when it was announced in WWD. The new gig has him traveling on an almost weekly basis: He just made a trip to Tokyo from New York, then to Venice before making it to Trieste. To keep sane, he tries to take a run every morning, no matter the location, though today he decided he would rather meditate in his room. “I meditate a lot. I do TM, a new technique, the David Lynch one. You should do it. It’s transcending meditation,” he explains. “I mean, everyone is doing it—everyone!—so it must be fabulous!” he says laughing. Meditation might explain how Formichetti stays so focused. He has held many prestigious titles in his lifetime. After working at V Magazine, Formichetti served as creative director at Vogue Japan, Mugler and Uniqlo. However, he may be best known as Lady Gaga’s stylist. “We used to have 10 changes every day,” he recalls smiling. “There was always such a shortage of looks. I’m so proud of my girl Gaga. She’s done so much!” Proud though he is, he won't be working with her on her latest release, Artpop. Why the split? “We all need to move on,” Formichetti says. “I’ve done two years with her, and The Fame Monster, the whole New York thing. We introduced her to fashion. We did everything from Fame Monster to Born This Way. It’s a huge job you have to do: the imagery, the tours, the videos, everything. It’s a fucking nightmare. [I did it] because it was pure love and we were having so much fun. But I didn’t know then how much work it was! Now I know.” Formichetti has since passed the sartorial baton over to his assistant, Brandon Maxwell. “To him, I’m, like, ‘Oh, Brandon, it’s going to be great! Not too bad!’” he says laughing. “Of course, Brandon’s been working with her for so long, and he’s going to do the most amazing thing, I know!" But will he miss working with Gaga? “She’s a very talented girl, but I have to focus on myself. I have a huge job at Diesel, and we’re going to be collaborating with her all the time through what I do.” He's taking his role at Diesel extremely seriously. After his exit at Mugler last year, Formichetti says he wanted to go somewhere that was the perfect fit.


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“The key to success is to never be bitchy. That time of being horrible to people or being really snobby—all that stuff is so ’80s.”


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“The clothes are going to be so hot!" Formichetti exclaims. “And it’s going to be affordable. I’m doing the whole thing. I’m really designing the entire collection. The bags are going to be hot, the jewelry, everything. I’m starting new. I’m rebooting it.” Seems like Formichetti also has it all together in his professional life. He has come a long way from his time as a club kid in London. “When I was 24 or 25, I was always clubbing and doing crazy stuff. I needed a job, because I had no rent money,” he recalls laughing. He always knew what that job would be. At a young age, Formichetti says he knew he loved fashion—a fascination imparted to him by his Japanese mother. “She was fabulous. She introduced me to Italian Vogue, and I saw fashion through her eyes. She was very Italian since she married my Italian father. She loved Versace,” he says. Formichetti spent his childhood years growing up in both Italy and Japan, then to London, moving around the world every few years, which he says was an essential learning experience for him. “I had to fit in a lot of places being half-Asian and half-Italian and traveling around the world,” he says. “I learned to listen and be nice to people. It’s the best recipe, and it feels so much nicer. I just don’t like the negativity.” The biggest lesson he has learned: “The key to success is to never be bitchy. That time of being horrible to people or being really snobby—all that stuff is so ’80s. People think you have to be like that in fashion. But the key to success is to always listen and be honest and nice to people.” "Not that I'm successful yet. I’m halfway there. Another tip for success: Never be satisfied. I’ve only done it because of the support of my friends. I'm super, super grateful! It’s never a one-man show, never. Actually, I’m an imbecile. I can’t do anything alone," he says. These days, Formichetti lives in Tribeca with his longtime boyfriend and pomeranians Tank and Bambie. The two spend time at home, biking to Williamsburg with the CitiBike system (“Though that uphill on the bridge is tough!) and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city. Sounds pretty domestic. Is he ready to tie the knot? “Uh, no. ... I’m married to fashion. I cannot!” No plans to settle down? “None. I want to have more dogs for sure. Another 10 dogs. I wanna be like Valentino. But I don’t want to settle down. I think I have another 10 to 15 years. People aren’t gonna get rid of me yet! I have too much to do. I just have to do it.” But why? “Because I love it so much,” he says, his smile widening. “So fucking much.”

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“I was never satisfied there because we did so much,” he says. “We had a great start with [model] Rico [Genest, aka Zombie Boy, who fronts the brand’s campaigns] and Gaga. ... We had great momentum, and I wanted to do 10 times more the next season and 100 times more the next season." But that wasn’t possible, Formichetti says. “I didn’t have the support. I kept fighting and fighting. I wasn’t satisfied with the clothes, the images. It reflected poorly on me. We didn’t have a budget to make a great product. I was like, 'Agh!'" Eventually, remaining at Mugler no longer seemed worth risking his reputation. "They don’t pay enough for my image to go down," Formichetti says. "It’s harsh to say, but it’s the truth. Good luck to them. You know, they were crazy enough to hire me in the first place. They were crazy enough to hire a stylist—a crazy stylist—to do this.” Some people might say the same about Diesel. At first, Formichetti was skeptical about working with such a mainstream brand. “If a couple of years ago someone was like, ‘You wanna work for Diesel?’ I’d be like, "Fuck you. Over my dead body.'" Because he hates blue jeans? “Because I was into high fashion. I was always into high fashion. For me, [Diesel] was too street-y.” A meeting with Renzo Rosso, the president of OTB (the holding group of Margiela, Marni, Viktor and Rolf, DSquared2 and more), changed his perspective. Rosso had been courting Formichetti for years—long before he went over to Mugler. “I remember seeing his work for Gaga, and I was like, "I have to have a meeting with him!” Rosso says. “I wanted someone as crazy as me, and Nicola was that guy.” For years, Formichetti politely declined. He was too busy with Gaga, doing what he loved to do, which was more theater and something more outré. But after Mugler, Formichetti began reflecting on ways to make his work more accessible. Diesel seemed like a great way to do that. Renzo says, “He visited me one day in my office, and, when he saw the archive of Diesel’s 35 years of history, he was like, ‘Renzo, I want to design a line for you. I want to stop at Mugler.' I was like, 'O.K.' I didn’t push him, because I wanted him to come ... but when he said that, I was like, 'Wow, let’s go!” Formichetti says the timing felt right for him. “Renzo completely trusts me. He’s injecting me with his DNA, and that’s what I need.” Formichetti is launching his first capsule collection for Diesel for men's wear and women's wear. His enthusiasm for it is immediately apparent.

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Lee Daniels Shares How His Experience As A Father— And High Schooler—Helped Form The Butler.


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“I remember when the kids were 13, and this taxi literally went right by us to pick up a white dad and his t wo kids.” “Here’s the thing: I couldn’t embrace it. I couldn’t embrace the award.” Lee Daniels is sitting on the sofa in his room at the Waldorf Astoria, wearing cut-off sweatpant shorts and a clean button-down Oxford shirt. He is talking about being honored recently by his high school alma mater, Radnor High School, in Radnor Township, Pa. As the only black student there, he was relentlessly bullied and tormented. His mother made the decision to send him to Radnor after watching her two oldest sons disappear into a life of drug use on the streets of Philadelphia. She was determined to not let Lee succumb to the same fate. And it worked, to her credit—albeit at the expense of his adolescent self esteem. “It was really a nightmare,” Daniels recalls of his high school experience. His eyes gleam with an almost dazzling anger. “I didn’t even go to the bathroom. I had to hold myself in, because I was too terrified of what might happen to me in the bathroom.” The award is the school’s highest, the Hall of Fame. Daniels, who has directed and produced a string of critically acclaimed films, including his latest, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, is an inarguably well-deserving recipient. Yet when he arrived at the school for the award ceremony all these years later, Daniels, now 53, says the school’s white security guard refused to even acknowledge his presence. “It brought it back full circle, and I didn’t even want to go inside, because I kept thinking as I walked in that hallway, ‘Nigger nigger nigger. Faggot, faggot, faggot.’ I’m walking in that hallway, I’m going in the gymnasium—I don’t know what I’m walking into. In the back of my head, I think, is this some sort of sick joke?” It was not a sick joke, and Daniels’s face widens into a large, playful grin as he then describes how all the white people cheered him on when he accepted the award, waving his hands in mock hysteria. Still, he regards the honor with apprehension. Despite the school's inclusion of a handful of black kids, Daniels is not convinced that much has changed. “I kept looking at the little faces of the little black kids and wondering: Are they going through what I went through?” Tears well. He lets out a sharp exhale. “So I try to bring these feelings that I have to the screen—it’s all etched in my head. My life experience is always on screen.” Indeed, at the center of The Butler, a sweeping portrait of the Civil Rights Movement based on the real-life story of a black butler who served in the White House under eight presidential administrations, is a complicated father-son relationship that Daniels understands all too well. As the father of


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my son, at 15, said, ‘Dad, why are these people looking at me when I go into stores?’ I didn’t know how to answer.” Compared to raising a black male teenager, making films is easy. Daniels is more surefooted when he’s sitting in the director’s chair than he is when talking race with his son. Never one to play to the crowd, Daniels makes the film equivalent of Jackson Pollock paintings: They splatter and smear onto the screen yet nonetheless have a kind of rigor and precision. His stories are deeply intimate, visually rich and racially nuanced. After producing Monster’s Ball, which earned Halle Berry an Oscar, making her the first black actress to win for best actress, he went on to direct Shadowboxer, starring Helen Mirren and Cuba Gooding Jr. Daniels then produced The Woodsman and, after directing Precious (which earned him an Oscar nomination for best director), directed The Paperboy, starring Zac Effron and Nicole Kidman, which was roundly panned by critics. “Julian Schnabel or someone said to me after The Paperboy that if I were European or if I were Pedro [Almodovar] and had done the film, then it would have been hailed.” This makes Daniels a minority within a minority—a black filmmaker whose films look little like other black mainstream filmmakers. “I’m not that guy to be down with the ‘hood, and that kind of cinema doesn’t excite me, at all. And it’s sad, because you’re ostracized by that African-American, Tyler Perry following.” Does he feel ostracized by Perry personally? “No, not by Tyler. Well, who knows? I don’t know. And who cares?” In the past, Daniels has trusted both his son and daughter to watch his film dailies, weigh in on casting choices, scenes and dialog. This film marks the first project his son declined to help with. Daniels was sure his son would be especially critical when he saw it for the first time. “So I asked him, ‘What’d you think?’ And he said, ‘Well, I have a problem with some of the archival footage that you chose, because I’ve seen it before. But I think that the movie, I think it’s your greatest work.’” You can practically see Daniels’ heart swell from inside his chest.


two teenagers (twins, a boy and a girl), Daniels has found it not only difficult to explain race and racism to his kids, but increasingly hard to find common ground with his son. “He and I are disconnecting. I understood what the butler was going through with his son—a lot of those words in there are words that I have with my own son,” Daniels says, referring to the fiercely heated arguments between the butler (Forest Whitaker) and his activist son (David Oyelowo) throughout the film. “It’s a universal story. He’s bucking me. It’s part of growing up and becoming a man.” Stakes get a little higher when it means growing up and becoming a black man. “I remember when the kids were 13, and this taxi literally went right by us to pick up a white dad and his two kids. Like from here to there.” Daniels draws a short line in the air between us. “I couldn’t deal with the uncomfortableness that it made me have with my kids. It’s like having that sex conversation—it’s worse than having that sex conversation.” In fact, the sex conversation with Daniels’ kids, whom he is raising with his ex-partner, casting director Billy Hopkins, is a nonissue. “My kids are so evolved. They’ve got two dads, so the concept of sex and their idea of parenting. ... They’re a new breed. They don’t get it that you don’t get it. And fuck you if you don’t get it. I mean, it goes there.” Sadly, it also ends there. “I assume the world is like that now, until I can’t get a frickin’ taxi.” The main point of contention between Cecil Gaines, the title character in The Butler, and his son, Louis, is Cecil’s passivity. It’s Cecil’s firm opinion that he should have exactly no opinions when it comes to racial politics— or, indeed, any politics. His job is to be entirely subservient and stay quiet. To say nothing at all. His son, on the other hand, believes it is a crucial time for black Americans to make their voices heard—loudly. This drama makes an interesting personal backdrop for Daniels, who argues regularly with his son over how to navigate the world as a young black man. “There’s always a reason why I’m doing a film. Why did I want to do The Butler? I kept asking myself, and I realized that it was because

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Dear Dolce and Gabbana text by michael musto

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I was surprised to hear that for years you allegedly tried to hide money in order to avoid paying taxes on it. You’re normally so outgoing! You two specialize in flamboyant, unapologetic, no-holds-barred chic, with everything out of the closet and fit for celebrity consumption. And suddenly you’re keeping stuff behind closed doors? This is so not you. You were recently sentenced for selling your brand in 2004 to a holding company based in Luxembourg. Reportedly, that allowed you to avoid paying taxes on approximately 1 billion euros of royalties. That sounds like the world’s biggest game of hide the salami! The judge wasn’t dazzled by your flashy eyewear and your sparkling record of creating haute couture for the cognoscenti and their entourages. He served a suspended sentence of a year and eight months, and, though it’s unlikely that you’ll actually serve time (the appeal process is long and complicated), the statement was made loud and clear: Even designers have to pay taxes! You’ve always denied having done this, but I’ve always wanted a few more details about your innocence. We kept waiting to hear just why you transferred everything to this tax-free Luxembourg company, which prosecutors claim didn’t have anything to do with the management of your brand—it was basically a shield to throw everyone off the scent of moolah. I was hoping you wouldn’t come off like Martha Stewart when she insisted on chopping a salad on TV without addressing her then-raging insider trading problem. I thought, the salad can wait, guys. Start addressing the other green stuff! And then you did. Your lawyers said the amount in question is wildly incorrect, the statue of limitations is up on this whole jig anyway, plus you’re completely innocent. Oh, prego! In the future, please realize that shuffling funds around might save you a ton of money for a while, but it will catch up with you because it’s, like, totally illegal. The people who do that sort of thing are very often murderers who don’t want to pay off the civil suits they’ve lost to the victims’ families. That's why they bury their dough in some under-attended European country and cry poverty. But you should be better than psychos who hack off innocent people’s heads while hiding their resources. Fashion is supposed to be about style, class, luxury and appearances, and this whole mess makes you look really terrible! It’s not chic! Besides, if you ever do go to jail, it’ll probably be some fashion prison where you might be forced to share a cell with John Galliano, who’ll guzzle fizzy cocktails while railing on about his desperate longing for another holocaust. Can you imagine the horror? You might also be forced to share space with designers who’ve foisted terrible clothes on the world—talk about offensive—and worse, who’ve done mind-numbing reality shows that truly deserve maximum punishment. You can all fluff each other’s hair and try to do runway in your tiny little quarters, but all locked up, without celebrities to give a face to your work, you will surely rot, far from the fabulosity that makes you thrive and ka-ching. And orange is definitely not your color, kids. We love you, D&G. You’ve brought lots of joy to those who can afford it, and you’ve elevated the aesthetic environment of our entire planet by making things sleek, patterned, sexy and eyeball-grabbing. But why did you have to cut corners with your finances? You make a fortune. In fact, your clothes cost so much that most people have to mortgage their house to buy a simple dress. Even after giving the government its share, I’m quite certain you wouldn’t be holding out tin cups on street corners. You’d be fine! So get used to doing that, O.K.? I do it all the time, and it may hurt, but I’ve been told it’s definitely the right thing to do. But wait a second! There was a whole other D&G scandal recently. A male streaker popped up on the catwalk during your last Milan show and caused a frenzy of excitement and speculation. Were you trying to save even more money by trotting out a model with no clothes on? Was his outfit hiding somewhere in Luxembourg? Just kidding. I’m convinced that you had nothing to do with that naked personage. You only advocate showing some flesh, not all. But please reveal all your revenue from now on, O.K.? Think of it as the ultimate fashion show.

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Describing a visit to Betsey Johnson’s apartment as quirky and action-packed is an understatement. Johnson opens the door to her Upper East Side home by announcing, “This is my junior suite. I’m done with large homes. I’d rather travel these days.” She pops open a bottle of Moët & Chandon. “Surely it must be five o’clock somewhere,” she reasons with a wink. It was 2 p.m., but close enough. Her glass dining table is decked with grapes, cheese, nuts and olives. Johnson knocks over her glass of bubbly, soaking a skirt. “This is good Champagne; it will dry beautifully,” she promises, reaching for cheery Anne Taintor napkins. Champagne still in hand, Johnson says, “My daughter and I are like Siamese twins.” Lulu Johnson lives on the fifth floor of the same building. “Her father and I split three weeks after she was born. So it was always me and Lulu.” Their close relationship was documented on the Style Network reality show XOX Betsey Johnson, which ran for eight episodes. “It was a hard, easy, fun, wonderful, exciting thing to be doing. As Lulu and I were going through our major trips:

me bankruptcy, Lulu divorce. There were fun problems, too, you know, living in the same building, crashing. We were really glad to do it.” There were glimpses of her mostly white lacquered, sparely decorated apartment on the show—a design aesthetic much different than her more wild and wacky homes in Mexico and East Hampton. “As soon as the grandchildren were born [Ella, now 5, and Layla, 7], I had to change my decorating style from over the top to minimal.” “I love East Hampton,” Johnson says. She describes her house there as “an old, classic, barn-style structure. I bought it as a present to myself, because I was clear of breast cancer. I was clear in January, so I said, ‘Lulu, what do you want to do?!’ And she said, 'Let's buy a house in the Hamptons!’” Buying wasn’t always something Johnson would have considered. She recalls, “I was out with Warhol and the Velvet Underground in the ’60s. We were treated like freaks, and the Hamptons was very snob rich [then]. Now it's a completely different place.”

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“If I do clut ter [in Manhat tan], which I love, It’s here." East Hampton is a place where she can house her “clutter.” Or at least some of it. “If I do clutter [in Manhattan], which I love, it’s here,” she explains, gesturing to the white polyflor table of her eat-in-kitchen. “This is the place and the only place.” The area is covered with tchotchkes as she calls them: a Santa Claus dressed in pink, a porcelain jewelry box with things like a delicate vintage bracelet and one made of brightly colored Barbie doll shoes, and a small photo of her daughter. Nearby, the TV set is on TMC with a black-andwhite film of Bette Davis—Johnson’s favorite— playing. “I put my makeup on to my TMC [The Movie Channel]. Like a true New Yorker, Johnson confesses, “I don’t cook. I don’t shop. I treat myself out to dinner every night.” She loves the branzino from Vico on Madison Avenue. Much like the episode of Sex and the City, where Carrie Bradshaw explains that she uses her oven for sweater storage, Johnson shows off her own oven, in which she stores piles of makeup. And the pots and pans? Those are crammed in the dishwasher, which stopped working after two uses. Johnson’s bedroom is predominantly white. Her bedding is by Donna Karan Home in a silk ivory with eight large pillows. She throws them all off and pulls the cover off too, to show the one pillow she actually sleeps on. It is the same size as a baby’s pillow. The bathroom has the most fabulous items in her apartment, she explains. Like a Toto toilet with a seat that lifts automatically with the wave of a hand. Her second favorite? From top: Betsey's bedroom; the table of the designer's eat-in-kitchen where she applies makeup Opposite page: Betsey's prized Toto toilet and soaking tub


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A space-age chandelier. She actually has four chandeliers in her apartment—vintage ones that she found on eBay. This is nothing compared to her house in Mexico with 34 chandeliers. “I went nuts in Mexico. I was single. I had a cowboy boyfriend down there. I didn’t pay a fortune for anything.” The walls of the apartment are covered in art—some framed drawings by her grandchildren near paintings of three beautiful women from different eras. She calls them “the three sisters.” Above her couch is a large photograph of herself and Lulu. Despite being a fashion designer, she is not drawn to labels. Most of what she wears is vintage or T-shirt dresses, with the exception of Lanvin. She collects Lanvin dolls and bought a Lanvin piece in a children’s size. “I don’t talk to my dolls,” she claims. Does Johnson entertain in her small, jewel-box space? “One-on-one. Men. Boys,” she quips with her trademark ear-to-ear grin.

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SEPTEMBER 18: Japanese & Korean Art SEPTEMBER 18: Fine Chinese Paintings SEPTEMBER 19: Fine Chinese Ceramics

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& Works of Art

Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800


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The Forty Part Motet (Janet Cardiff) 99 Margaret Corbin Drive 212.923.3700


Ian Davenport: Colorfall

Taner Ceylan: The Lost Paintings Series 515 West 27th Street 212.563.4474

Scholar's Studio

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SEPTEMBER 17: The James A. Rose

Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself



ONGOING American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe 945 Madison Avenue 212.570.3600


SEPTEMBER 12– OCTOBER 26 Raymond Pettibon

SEPTEMBER 12– november 2 Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Hustlers 519 West 19th Street, 525 West 19th Street 212.727.2070

SEPTEMBER 16: Chinese Art from the

SEPTEMBER 11– OCTOBER 26 201 Chrystie Street 212.254.0054


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SEPTEMBER 19: Important Chinese Archaic Bronzes from a Distinguised Private Collection SEPTEMBER 20: Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art SEPTEMBER 25: American Furniture SEPTEMBER 26: First Open

I’ll Be Your Mirror: Photographs by Andy Warhol from the Private Collection of Warhol’s Inner Circle New York Design Center 200 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor 212.627.3927

AUCTION HOUSES DOYLE NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 10: Doyle at Home Sale SEPTEMBER 16: Asian Works of Art Sale SEPTEMBER 24: Leo Lerman & Gray Foy Collection SEPTEMBER 25: Important Jewelry Sale 175 East 87th Street 212.427.2730


SEPTEMBER 17: South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

Collection of Netsuke and Sagemono

SEPTEMBER 17: Fine Japanese Works of Art SEPTEMBER 25: Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts, Clocks and Silver 580 Madison Avenue 212.644.9001


SEPTEMBER 17–SEPTEMBER 18: Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art SEPTEMBER 17: Magnificent Ritual Bronzes—Property from the Collection of Julius Eberhardt SEPTEMBER 18: Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art SEPTEMBER 19: Fine Classical Chinese Paintings SEPTEMBER 20: Magnificent Wines from the Warren A. Stephens Collection, Part II SEPTEMBER 21: Finest and Rarest Wines SEPTEMBER 24: Important Jewels SEPTEMBER 25: Contemporary Art 1334 York Avenue 212.606.7000

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A chic 3,000-square-foot lof t condo located on the corner of Franklin and Varick in TriBeCa Listed by Andrew Azoulay of TOWN Residential,

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On Real Estate GRAMERCY PARK Gramercy Park, Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only private park, is an oasis of beauty, history and culture and a true NYC treasure. It evokes European ambience with meticulously planted gardens and specimen trees and is breathtakingly beautiful in all seasons. Located at the tip of Lexington Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets, it is home to the National Arts Club, the Players Club and the Gramercy Park Hotel, as well as fine residences including several townhouses and a handful of co-ops and condominiums. The architecture and detail of these structures is another sight to behold, many invoking the feeling of old New York. Residents who border the park receive a coveted key to this sanctuary of nature and splendor. While maintaining its history, there is also vitality in the neighborhood. A new treasure has recently unfolded with the opening of the luxury condominiums at 18 Gramercy Park. An example of Georgian Revival Architecture, the building originally and for many years operated to provide respectable, safe housing for women who came to further their education and start careers in New York City. Newly developed by Zeckendorf Development, Eyal Ofer and worldrenowned architect Robert A. M. Stern, 18 Gramercy Park now boasts 16 magnificent condominiums.

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on the market Brown Harris Stevens Norah Burden 212.588.5617

300 East 79tH STREET Price: $15,500,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 full baths and 2 half baths Apartment perks: This duplex condominium boasts two full floors and a private rooftop terrace. Upon entering directly from the elevator, one is struck immediately by the dramatic approximately 5,000-square-foot space designed by O'Brian Muehleisen Architecture Studio. The home has 11-foot to 13-foot ceilings and features floor-to-ceiling windows on all four sides, offering stunning open views from Central Park to the East River. The top floor includes a loft-like great room, formal dining area, home office, powder room and master bedroom wing with luxurious master bath and his and hers walk-in closets. Additionally there is an expansive open eat in kitchen with white lacquer cabinets and state-of-the-art appliances including Wolf stove and oven, Subzero refrigerator and wine cooler, and a Miele dishwasher. The lower floor is comprised of an open playroom/rec room, a den with powder room, four bedrooms with three baths en suite and an additional half bath, as well as a laundry room. This boutique condominium features a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a private gym, a playroom, a resident's lounge with kitchen and terrace, central laundry, bicycle storage and a refrigerated package delivery room. Neighborhood perks: The luxury condominium is located on the Upper East Side just blocks from some of the city's best shopping, including the designer boutiques and renowned fashion houses on Madison and Third Avenues. Also on the UES is Museum Mile, a stretch of some of the world's most famous museums. Living room of 300 East 79th Street

BROKER SPOTLIGHT Bill Roche Brown Harris Stevens

Associate Real Estate Broker;; 212.906.0523 Years of experience: 12 Greatest accomplishment: Building a business based largely upon the referrals of satisfied clients as well as purchasing/renovating my own townhouse. Specialty: Downtown, Gramercy Park and townhouses. Best Advice: Learn to differentiate your personal emotions from your customers’ goals and to always put your customers first. Motto: Don’t let obstacles stop the deal—if both parties want it to happen, find a way.

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All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. All rights to content, photographs and graphics reserved to Broker. Equal Housing Opportunity Broker.

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Real Estate — Market Beat

living large downtown is the new uptown text by michael ewing

THE TRIBECA DISTINCTION A loft in Tribeca is second to none. The neighborhood has a distinctive feel from its cobblestone streets and expansive lofts. Unlike its northern and commercialized neighbor, Soho, Tribeca has maintained itself as a one-of-a-kind luxurious residential neighborhood. “First and foremost, you won’t find a lot of cookie-cutter apartments in Tribeca,” Jeffrey Fields, a broker at Rutenberg Realty, said. “I think that’s one of the main differences between a Tribeca loft and a classic prewar layout on the Upper East Side. They are complete opposites.” “Tribeca apartments and lofts are larger than typical New York residences and have higher ceilings, more open layouts and larger windows,” Richard Cantor, principal of Cantor & Percorella, the exclusive sales and marketing team behind Franklin Place, said. “Internal spaces tend to flow, rather than be cut up into many discrete rooms, so they feel less boxy than traditional apartments. Large, open kitchens and oversize master baths also define Tribeca style, finished in natural materials like wood and honed stone.” Cantor further distinguished Tribeca from the Upper East Side, noting that the downtown apartments are typically less glitzy than

the ones uptown. “There are no big, tall, glass towers in Tribeca,” Samantha Sax, director of sales and marketing at El Ad Group, said. “The neighborhood has maintained its industrial roots, and its stunning river views will never be blocked, due to the height restrictions put in place by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.” “Tribeca truly offers the perfect blend of old and new sensibilities: a modern lifestyle in a historic neighborhood with cobblestone streets and picturesque water views,” Sax added. ATTRACTION TO TRIBECA “Originally, Tribeca was an artists’ community providing large, inexpensive open spaces for art studios and living,” Cantor said. “Without the air restrictions encumbering Soho lofts, Tribeca then gradually began to attract younger professionals and Wall Streeters, many starting families.” BHS USA’s broker Paula Del Nunzio added that the expansion of the Financial District, namely Goldman Sach’s headquarters on West Street, has driven growth in Tribeca, in buildings like 101 Warren Street, 200 Chambers Street and similar buildings along River Terrace. “Today, Tribeca’s demographic is much broader; still many families but also empty-nesters, singles and couples, foreign and out-of-town pied-à-terre buyers, and even investors who are attracted by the rapid

Franklin place photos courtesy El Ad Group

TRIBECA: A HISTORY The Triangle Below Canal Street, eloquently shortened to Tribeca, has risen as one of the most expensive and sought-after neighborhoods in New York over the last 20 years. Bound by Canal Street to the north, West Street to the west, Broadway to the east and Vesey Street to the south, the neighborhood has a deep and rich industrial and artistic neighborhood. In the mid-19th century, Tribeca transformed itself into a commercial center with large open lofts running along Broadway. The industrial center only lasted approximately a century before artists took to the expansive lofts in the 1970s, similar to the history of Soho. “Once a thriving center of manufacturing, Tribeca's cavernous, light-filled warehouses made ideal lofts for artists who pioneered the area in the 1970s, setting the stage for some of the most exciting residential loft conversions in the world,” Stephen Larkin, a broker at the Corcoran Group, said. Tribeca staked a stronghold in the ground when it overtook the long-held and traditional Upper East Side as the most expensive zip code in Manhattan in 2006 in Forbes magazine. Since then, the decadent 10013 downtown zip code continues to attract high-networth Wall Streeters, international jet-setters, celebrities and older uptown couples seeking an exciting downtown life.

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161 East 64th Street | $16,000,000 | WEB ID: 0018930 This year’s Kips Bay Show House is the most magnificent ever – and the townhouse can be yours. It is located at 161 East 64th Street on one of Manhattan’s loveliest townhouse blocks, one filled with single family homes. 19 of the most prominent designers transformed this 20 foot wide, 5 story house with elevator, originally built in 1899, into a truly spectacular residence.

J. ROGER ERICKSON Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker 212.606.7612 | | EAST SIDE MANHATTAN BROKERAGE | 38 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065 | 212.606.7660 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.

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rise in Tribeca condo and rental prices,” Cantor added. “Tribeca also draws a large celebrity demographic,” Jacqueline Urgo of The Marketing Directors said. Celebrities include Meryl Streep, Jon Stewart, and Beyoncé and Jay Z, who own property in Tribeca. TRIBECA LIVING The cobbestone streets of Tribeca are lined with some of the city’s best restaurants, coffeehouses and recreational activities. Similar to other neighborhoods in the city, Tribeca has its own resident-run blog, Tribeca Citizen, which reports on all of the latest happenings in Tribeca. “There are a handful of restaurants that opened in Tribeca over the last five years,” Fields explained. “Tamarind and Locanda Verde, both of which are fantastic restaurants.” La Colombe Torrefaction, a Philadelphia-based coffeehouse, opened its inaugural New York location on Church Street next to the post office. Gracing the neighborhood with its exceptional coffee, the company has grown to include two more locations in New York, in Soho and Noho, bolstering a strong downtown portfolio. “Suite ThreeOhSix just opened in May at 56 Franklin Street,” Johnny Lal, a salesperson at Citi Habitats, said. “It’s a vegetarian restaurant from Daphne Cheng that is incredible. Even if you are not

vegetarian, you won’t miss a thing—it’s that good.” Other restaurants include Nobu, Kutsher’s Tribeca, The Odeon, Walker’s, Landmarc, Takahachi, Aamanns-Copenhagen and Atera. “Tribeca is also home to one of the most important film festivals in the world, the Tribeca Film Festival,” Larkin added. The festival, initially launched in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, has grown to draw 3 million people and generates nearly $600 million annually. “[Tribeca] has also renowned art galleries, and the 92Y has a satellite building that offers concerts, lectures, shows and book readings,” he continued. “Buyers are attracted to the lifestyle they envision for themselves and want to be near the downtown neighborhoods where they eat, shop and play,” Sean Turner, a broker at Stribling & Associates, added. NEW DEVELOPMENTS The future of Tribeca’s skyline is set to change dramatically over the next few years, and developers continue to purchase buildings and properties to erect luxury high-end buildings. A few more developments, in particular, have caught the attention of foreigners and high-net-worth individuals, such as The Leonard, 250 West Street, Franklin Place and the Sterling Mason.

Franklin place photos courtesy El Ad Group

Real Estate — Market Beat

Above: a living room at Franklin Place


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NEW DEVELOPMENT | 61 Fifth Avenue Penthouse - $28,500,000 | Duplex 3 - $14,975,000 | Duplex 2 - $13,975,000 | Duplex 1 - $12,975,000 A newly constructed 10-story boutique condominium designed by renowned architect Alta Indelman. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village on Fifth Avenue, the LEED-certified building seamlessly incorporates state of the art technology and a contemporary sensibility within a traditional architectural vernacular. The buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elegant limestone and aged brick facade is highlighted by signature oversized casement windows which provide extraordinary light and views over Fifth Avenue. Residents of the full service white glove condominium enjoy a chic and contemporary white marble lobby as well as the services and security of a 24 hour doorman and private key locked elevator access.

SERENA BOARDMAN Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker 212.606.7611 | EAST SIDE MANHATTAN BROKERAGE | 38 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065 | 212.606.7660 Operated by Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty, Inc. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in accordance with the terms of the Offering Plan. The complete Offering Terms are in an Offering Plan available from Sponsor. File No. CD12-0040. Sponsor: 61 Fifth Avenue Condominium Property: 61 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 11503. Fixtures, finishes and offerings are subject to change.

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“The Leonard offers the loftiness, airiness and architectural details that people desire of Tribeca and are rarely replicated in new construction. With oversize windows and high ceilings in each residence—there are up to 18-foot ceilings in the three ground-level lofts—homeowners experience an openness and industrial feel associated with a quintessential Tribeca loft,” Steven Della Salla, a managing principal at Bizz & Partners Development, developer of The Leonard, said. “A perfect example is the floors—they’re solid oak, which is what you’d find in an original Tribeca warehouse, and we nailed them down the old-fashioned way; we wanted homeowners to feel they are walking on substance, like the floors have been there for 100 years and will be there for a hundred more.” The Leonard, located at 101 Leonard Street, holds nearly 70 condos with prices ranging from $1.3 million for one bedroom and one bath to $6 million for the penthouses, including three bedrooms and terraces. The Sterling Mason, located at 71 Laight Street, takes Tribeca to a new level in both square footage and prices. “The architecture is characteristic of Tribeca; it combines a renovated turn-of-the-last-century landmarked warehouse with ground-up construction designed with the same depth of detail work, which is rare for new construction,” Charles Bendit, co-chief executive officer of Taconic Investment Partners, developers of The

Sterling Mason, said. “Morris Adjmi envisioned The Sterling Mason as a modern reflection of historic Tribeca, and it is exactly that from the inside out.” The floor plans, which hit several thousand square feet, start in the low $4 million range and go up to the $20 million penthouse. The four-bedroom, four-bath penthouse spans 4,986 square feet inside with a 1,065-square-foot terrace and has designated space for a utility room, gallery and library. The Sterling Mason also includes a full on-site staff, including doormen, concierge, porter and live-in resident manager. The developers also consulted with 92Y to establish the children’s residential playroom. Amenities are similar in 250 West Street, which also added an indoor pool and 5,000-square-foot common roof terrace to the roster of amenities. “The building [at 250 West Street] was originally a warehouse and has been converted into 106 residences featuring meticulously appointed finishes, up to 13-foot ceiling heights and large windows overlooking the water,” Sax said. 250 West Street offers a greater diversity of condominium options from studios to two-bedrooms to four-bedrooms. Conversely, the price for an apartment in the building ranges from mid $1 million to $10 million for upper floors. The penthouse, however, trumps all of

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RESIDENCES AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL | $50,000,000 7 rm, 4 br, 5 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0017969 Elizabeth Lee Sample, 606.7685 | Brenda S. Powers, 606.7653

FIFTH AVENUE TRIPLEX | $50,000,000 13 rm, 5 br, 5 ba, 2 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018952 Lois Nasser, 212.606.7706 | Harry Nasser, 212.400.8724

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GRACIOUS TOWNHOUSE | $10,000,000 10 rm, 6 br, 4 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018995

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Pamela A. O’Connor, 606.7709 | Michael Pellegrino, 400.8731

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205 WEST 57 STREET, THE OSBORNE | $4,500,000 8 rm, 3 br, 2 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018669 Patricia A. Wheatley, 606.7613 | Nikki Field, 606.7669

455 CENTRAL PARK WEST, APT 20B | $1,930,000 4 rm, 2 br, 2 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0019004 Brigitte Goldenberg, 606.7636 | Vannessa Kaufman, 606.7639

ATELIER, 635 WEST 42ND STREET | $1,050,000 3 rm, 1 br, 1 ba | Web ID: 0019033 Uni Kim Cregan | 212.606.7659

8 EAST 68TH STREET | $950,000 3 rm, 1 br, 1 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018874 William C. Hilliard, 606.7689 | Donna Senko, 606.7785

270 WEST 11TH STREET | $850,000 3 rm, 1 br, 1 ba | Web ID: 0019032 Olivia Hoge | 212.606.7738

170 EAST 88TH STREET | $825,000 4 rm, 1 br, 1 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018517 Michele Llewelyn, 212.606.7716

111 CENTRAL PARK NORTH | $5,000,000 9 rm, 4 br, 4 ba, 1 hlf ba | Web ID: 0018463 Nikki Field | 212.606.7669

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Scene the apartments and comes in at $42 million for the 7,200-square-foot space with a 4,350-square-foot terrace with unobstructed views of the Hudson River, World Trade Center, and Empire State Building uptown. Nearly all of the apartments in the building have sold. “Interestingly, we’re seeing a very broad group of buyers at 250 West—from local Tribeca residents who love the area to growing families that come to Tribeca in search of more space,” Sax added. “We’re also seeing very strong interest from professionals who work downtown and international buyers who are attracted to the building’s prime Tribeca location.” Franklin Place, along the cobblestone streets, was recently constructed and houses some of the most expansive condos in New York. The building, spanning nearly 20 floors, has a few apartments remaining, including two penthouse suites that switch between three-bedroom and four-bedroom 2,600 and 3,200 square feet, respectively. The asking prices for those settle in around $7.5 million to $8 million. THE RISE OF TRIBECA EAST Brokers and marketers alike are chatting about the breakaway of Tribeca East. Tribeca’s development has historically been along the west side near the river, but developers are finding themselves building inland, as is evident in The Leonard and Franklin Place. “The Tribeca Grand Hotel opened in 2000 and really spurred development in this end of the neighborhood,” Lal said. “As the western end of the neighborhood became increasingly popular, and expensive, developers had to look east.” “There are still great, old historic buildings that are prime candidates for residential conversion in the eastern fringes of the area,” he continued. “While this eastern section of the neighborhood is more central and closer to transportation, the western blocks still rank among the most prestigious—although that may change in the coming years.” “In some ways, eastern Tribeca is the next chapter of the neighborhood’s development story,” Karen Mansour, executive vice president of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, said. “People are drawn to eastern Tribeca because it offers the lifestyle, amenities and charm associated with Tribeca but with easy access to public transportation and close proximity to everything downtown has to offer.” Franklin Place, in particular, markets itself on both its deep and rich Tribeca history and the proximity to cafés, restaurants and nightlife—a shift from the traditional Tribeca waterfront desire on the west side.



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137 FRANKLIN STREET TRIBECA This stunning 3,000 square foot 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath duplex loft is located in a boutique 3-unit building in the heart of TriBeCa. Complete with 30 oversized windows that boast nor ther n, sout her n, and east er n exposures, ever y detail of this custom-built home has been carefully considered with luxury and comfort in mind. Priced at $6.2 Million

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A luxury real estate specialist working with professional athletes and others at the top of their game, Andrew Azoulay is as determined and results-driven as the elite clientele he serves. Andrew’s unparalleled NYC market expertise includes specialized knowledge of high-end residential lofts and other exclusive TriBeCa homes. Discerning home-seekers with little time or inclination to conduct their own apartment search rely on Andrew’s skilled salesmanship to make things happen.

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Last month, Invesco Real Estate, a unit of Invesco Ltd., a leading global investment management firm, celebrated the launch of Instrata Lifestyle Residences, its premiere New York City portfolio of high-end rental residences at Strata at Mercedes House. Instrata is a new luxury lifestyle concept that brings condominium-caliber design, finishes, amenities and services to rental developments, beginning with four top-tier buildings located in coveted neighborhoods throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. The properties include Strata at Mercedes House (550 West 54th Street), Instrata NoMad (formerly the Madison Belvedere at 10 East 29th Street), Instrata Gramercy (formerly The Elektra at 290 Third Avenue) and Instrata Brooklyn Heights located at and formerly known as 75 Clinton Street.

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scene retreats This month, Scene takes a look inside some of the most SAUGHT-AFTER RESTAURANTS, LOUNGES AND HOTELS.

the hotel guy Possessing close relationships with top four- and five-star hotels, The Hotel Guy holds the key to ultimate access. The website provides clients with resvervations to exclusive rooms, VIP treatment, complimentary upgrades and insider pricing and includes a roster of the most coveted hotels with offerings of the finest amenities. "The Hotel Guy is the best resource [for our] event production agency. Their team has been able to get us bookings in "sold out" hotels. ... They have helped us book for clients at the last minute, book internationally, find rooms for large budgets and tight budgets. ... There is nothing their team can't do," Jackie Banda, an event producer at IRL Productions, raves., 646.202.9431

The Nolitan Hotel Located in the heart of Nolita, one of the most endearing and authentic neighborhoods in New York City, The Nolitan is the first luxury boutique hotel to open its doors in this authentic New York City district. This urban retreat offers guests much more than just sophisticated design accommodations, unique amenities and fantastic food around the clock. It offers a true New York experience with the best dinners out, shopping and cultural experiences, and a sense of real community. Inside the hotel, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about style, comfort and intuitive service, all designed for a next-level experience of indulgence better known as "life as a Nolitan!", 212.925.2555 (mention SCENE magazine at time of booking and receive a complimentary upgrade, based on availability)

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The Residences at the W New York-Downtown set the backdrop for the offical afterparty of Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Them Bodies Saints. The film's writer/director David Lowry and Benh Zeitlin were on hand for an intimate conversation about filmmaking. The evening was hosted by Rooftop Films.

1. Maria Dahlmann, Amy Heading, Ellie Papathanasiou, Dominique Favell 2. Daniel Ortiz, Natasha Vardi, Luis Ortiz 3. Brenda Punsky, Stefania Amoruso 4. Melissa Sheppard, Mitchell Moinian, Natasha Vardi 5. Jessica Gordon, Syie Casio

1. Valentin Hernandez, Yaz Hernandez 2. Julie Dannenberg, Paul Lerner 3. Ryan Serhant 4. Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Andrew Neel 5. Benh Zeitlin, David Lowery, Mark Elijah Rosenberg

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The New York Observer and the new PH (a breathtaking five-bedroom rental) at The Renaissance residences at 100 John Street celebrated summer in the city. The afterwork crowd winded down on the rooftop terrace with the choice of a glass of Sant' Arturo Wine or Alacran-spiked cocktails.

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Custom Master Bath designed by GACHOT

brushed nickel fixtures by Lefroy Brooks. The condominium also features top-of-theline stainless steel appliances, including Viking cooktops and custom made powdercoated range hoods. The master bathrooms are sumptuous, featuring Bianco Dolomiti marble slab walls and tile flooring, which is hand laid in a delicate herringbone pattern, custom white oak vanities by Henrybuilt, and special edition free-standing soaking tubs and separate stall showers both with fixtures by Lefroy Brooks. “The Sterling Mason embodies the historic architecture, lofty living spaces, and peaceful atmosphere that people desire of Tribeca, but with the caliber of service and amenities that is so rare in this neighborhood,” said Charles Bendit, Co-CEO of Taconic along with Paul Pariser. In addition to private parking, which is available for purchase, The Sterling Mason provides a full staff, including doorperson, concierge and live-in resident manager, and exceptional amenities: library lounge, fully-equipped fitness studio, bicycle storage, and what will be the first residential children’s playroom created in consultation with the experts at 92Y. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing team for The Sterling Mason. Available residences range from $3.95 million to $22 million. For more information, visit, call 212-674-7171, or visit the sales gallery at 459 Washington Street.


With the vision of noted architect Morris Adjmi, Taconic Investment Partners is transforming a landmarked warehouse at 71 Laight Street into The Sterling Mason, an exclusive boutique condominium that captures the essence of Tribeca. Sales launched this summer and, once complete in fall 2014, the property will offer 33 sophisticated residences (ranging from two- to five-bedrooms and 2,000 to 5,600 square feet) that look and feel original to Tribeca’s North Historic District, while offering an unprecedented level of service and amenities. The project is ambitious. It involves renovating and converting a circa-1905 masonry building and doubling its footprint with ground-up new construction meticulously designed to match the depth of detail work on the original, but clad in a contemporary metallic façade. “The architecture responds to both the historic and modern context of the neighborhood in a subtle, but very profound way,” Adjmi says, and the name ‘The Sterling Mason’ speaks to that juxtaposition. Every element of this half-new-half-historic property is high quality and expertly tailored “like a bespoke suit,” as Christine Gachot explains. She and her husband, John, of interior design studio GACHOT, share Adjmi’s sensitivity to place and time, and they translate that into the interiors of The Sterling Mason. The residences are open, airy and light-filled, due to oversize windows that yield views of quaint cobblestoned streets, the Hudson River, and, of course, the lush interior courtyard designed by landscape designer Deborah Nevins. Each floor plan is unique and the layouts are reminiscent of a Tribeca loft, but with proper rooms like a classic seven; “It’s a unique twist that speaks to the contemporary Tribeca lifestyle,” Christine says. The finishes recall the neighborhood’s true industrial heritage, like the five-inch plank American white oak flooring, blackened steel framing, metal shutters (for the interior windows overlooking the courtyard) and exposed hinge work that have been re-adapted for The Sterling Mason. All of the millwork and cabinetry is custom-designed and handcrafted by American cabinetmaker Henrybuilt – “It’s all genuine,” she says. A true triumph of The Sterling Mason is how it blends classic industrial architecture with contemporary luxury. The kitchens are grand and welcoming, with solid walnut cabinetry, honed marble slab countertops, deep stainless steel sinks with

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“Hugh Jackman’s spot, L aughing Man, certainly tops my list.”

nicole miller

The fashion designer and tribeca resident divulges her favorite finds in the area Bars: Weather Up on Duane Street is one of my all-time favorite bars. It's unassuming with a long, roomy bar and a great ambience. The cocktail list is impressive—every time I stop by, I try something new! The bar upstairs at Tiny’s on West Broadway is also a favorite of mine. After having one of the best steaks in the city at the restaurant, I’ll head to the miniscule bar upstairs for a few of their famously exotic cocktails.

Duane Park Patisserie

Coffee spots: Kaffe 1668 has two locations in Tribeca, both on Greenwich Street. With high ceilings, quality espresso and a mellow crowd, it’s no wonder they’re so popular. Hugh Jackman’s spot, Laughing Man, also certainly tops my list. I head over after a SoulCycle class and order a flat white (it’s like a latte with a little less milk and more espresso). nicole miller photo by Billy Farrell/

Bakeries: I head to Josephine for the best croissants in the city—it feels as though I’ve stepped into a Parisian café when I’m there! Duane Park Patisserie is where I go for cupcakes and other sweets. Places to shop: Steven Alan is one of my favorite stores—I buy lots of things for my son there. Korin is fantastic for kitchenware. Whenever I am in the mood to browse unique pieces, I go to A Uno on West Broadway to check out their curated assortment of under-the-radar designers. > 110

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spotlight: Tribeca This month, Scene takes a look inside some of the most impressive tribeca homes on the market. 1 YORK STREET, 10th FLOOR $22,000,000 This 5350-square-foot home features four exposures and an elevator which opens directly into the space. The walls are made of windows offering the ultimate city views. The unit also comes with two parking spaces in the automated garage and a 200-square-foot storage space in a temperature-controlled cellar. The 33-unit condominium offers a pet-friendly policy and full-service amenities, including a full-time doorman, a 24-hour concierge, a on-site resident manager, a porter, a private health club and spa services, central airconditioning, a 28-foot, outdoor, heated swimming pool, and a 2,200-squarefoot sundeck with an outdoor shower. James C. Cox Jr., Town Residential, 646.998.7422

71 Laight Street, penthouse c $20,000,000 This duplex residence at The Sterling Mason is a graciously proportioned light-filled penthouse with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a sweeping, landscaped terrace. Spanning 4,986 square feet, this thoughtfully appointed residence features five-inch American white oak flooring and elegant millwork handcrafted by Henrybuilt throughout. The Sterling Mason comprises 33 residences and unprecedented service and amenities. The building boasts a lush interior courtyard, a fitness studio, a library, a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playroom, bicycle storage, doormen, a concierge and a resident manager. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing,, 212.674.7171

62 BEACH STREET $8,995,000 Rich in textures and original detailing, this large loft offers craftsmanship and beauty in the much-sought-after Fischer Mills Condominium. The great room looks west over a tree-lined Greenwich Street to the Hudson River and features exposed brick, high-beamed ceilings and heavy-timber columns. With four exposures, this loft has wonderful light throughout the day and enjoys sunset views at dusk. The expansive, windowed kitchen opens to a charming breakfast area featuring south-facing stained-glass doors. A sunny master suite has four closets and a bath with a soaking tub and an oversize shower. Sean Turner, Stribling, 646.613.2619 Timothy McCarthy, Stribling, 646.613.2661

39 North Moore Street, 3-B $3,500,000 This unit offers a spacious living room filled with natural light from oversize, south-facing windows. The loft also features a wood-burning fireplace, exposed brick walls, steel columns and warm Brazilian walnut floors. In one corner is a stunning curved-glass wall that wraps around a den/home office. In the back of the loft, there are two quiet bedrooms that overlook a serene tree-lined garden. The completely sound proof loft comes equipped with a full laundry room, a sound system with speakers and volume controls throughout, and a private 75-square-foot storage room in the basement. All of this is located on Tribeca's best block in a boutique nondoorman, elevator building with only 10 units. Filipacchi Foussard Team, Brown Harris Stevens, 212.452.4475

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Unique stores in the neighborhood: I can’t rave enough about All Good Things on Franklin! They have an extensive assortment of cheese and produce, and it’s the only place in the city I’ve found great sea urchin and bottarga. Restaurants: Nobu, Khe Yo, Odeon, Super Linda and The Butterfly. Galleries: I always make time to check out the New York Academy of Art. I love seeing the student exhibitions and often purchase student art. Hole-in-the-wall restaurant: Smith & Mills on North Moore Street. It’s intimate and beautifully designed, in a space that used to be a carriage house. I like to stop in during the week when it’s not too crowded!

Soul Cycle

Fitness, beauty/hair: I often start off my mornings at SoulCycle on Warren Street. My favorite beauty salons are Rare on Church and Tortola Salon on Ericsson Place.

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Clockwise: The exterior of The Leonard; Bedroom; Kitchen

The Leonard Redefines Northeast Tribeca Bizzi & Partners Development Re-invents a Turn of the Last Century Building with Emphasis on Quality, History and State-of-the-Art Amenities

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What is perhaps most unique about The Leonard is how Freedland brings a sense of contemporary elegance to the living spaces through high-end fixtures, custom details and a palette of soft grays and whites, and does so without compromising the building’s heritage. The kitchens are outfitted with sleek custom cabinetry, quartzite countertops, deep basin sinks, professionalquality Miele cooktops and top-of-the-line appliances, while the master bathrooms are serene and spa-like, with natural limestone, free-standing soaking tubs and frameless glass showers. “It’s a distinct aesthetic that feels current and classic, yet relevant to this part of the neighborhood,” Freedland says. That sentiment is also echoed in the 24-hour attended lobby and in the amenity spaces, which include a rooftop terrace, children’s playroom and fitness center. “Northeast Tribeca is evolving on an upward trajectory at an unprecedented velocity, particularly along Broadway, and The Leonard is a key piece of that story,” says Della Salla. “We look forward to welcoming new residents to the neighborhood and seeing local businesses, restaurants and shops opening up to service them. That’s how we measure the success of a project.” In terms of scale and aesthetic, The Leonard and 400 Fifth Avenue couldn’t be less alike – one is a turn-of-the-last century building, surrounded by wide streets and low-rise buildings; the other is a new glass and metal high-rise that soars 60 stories above Midtown. But the resemblance is there, it’s visible in the way both structures relate to their surroundings; they fit naturally because they were designed with sensitivity to context and are built to last. As Robert Siegel of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates points out, “Bizzi comes from a world of well-detailed buildings that endure through time,” and brings that sensibility and commitment to quality to New York. For more information about The Leonard, visit or call 212-966-1101.

Interior photos by Evan Joseph

Bizzi & Partners Development – the visionary Italian firm responsible for 400 Fifth Avenue, the Gwathmey-Siegel masterpiece that sparked economic growth in Midtown South – is transforming a neoclassical office building at 101 Leonard Street into a boutique condominium that will shape the future of Tribeca’s northeast corridor. Once complete in 2014, The Leonard will blend historic charm and cutting-edge design, introducing 66 one- to four-bedroom residences with nearly ten-foot to more than 15-foot ceiling heights, an array of coveted amenities and a compelling retail component. From the outside, this 12-story circa 1904 property will showcase a magnificent pre-war brick, terracotta and limestone façade, carefully restored to its original grandeur, while Mitchell Freedland has thoughtfully designed the interiors with the emphasis on quality that is Bizzi & Partners’ trademark. Each generously scaled floor plan, envisioned by SLCE Architects, maximizes square-footage and natural light, a fact underscored by the property’s stunning four-bedroom penthouses, which feature grand foyers, fluid living-dining areas, and expansive private terraces that are perfect for relaxing and entertaining guests. “The Leonard embodies the historic architecture and spaciousness that people desire of Tribeca, but with service and amenities rarely found in the neighborhood,” says Karen Mansour, Executive Vice President for Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, the property’s exclusive sales and marketing firm Leonard. The residences are open and lofty, with coveted ceiling heights, expansive seven-foot windows, and solid oak floors – “The floors are nailed down the old-fashioned way; they feel like they have been there for 100 years and will be there for 100 more,” says Steven Della Salla, Managing Principal for Bizzi & Partners Development.

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26 Astor Place 212.584.6100

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239 East 79th Street 212.929.1400

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45 Horatio Street 212.604.0300

33 Irving Place 212.557.6500

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The Right Broker Makes All the Difference. Over the past 30 years, Stribling brokers have successfully represented the world’s most discerning clients, offering an exceptional level of service, integrity and sophistication coupled with an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing real estate market. Stribling professionals embrace a wide range of tastes and styles, ensuring that each client is matched with the broker who can best assist them in buying or selling their home.

Mint 3600 Square Foot Loft in Prime Tribeca

Soho 3 Bedroom Condo with 2 Terraces

Outdoor space, 2 bedrooms plus media room, terrific kitchen with best appliances, tons of closets and beautiful finishes. Located in an established condo building with doorman and gym. $5.95M. Web #4063958. Cornelia Van Amburg 646-613-2683

Sun-flooded loft on cobblestone Wooster St. EIK w top appliances, huge MBR w ensuite bth, 2 addt'l BRs, 2.5 bths, appx 1000 sf private outdoor space, high ceilings, W/D, CAC, custom built-ins & private storage. Pets & subletting ok. $3.995M. Web #8802476. A.Van Der Mije 212-585-4562/C.Taub 212-452-4387

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Gramercy Park Beauty

Luxurious full floor 2 bedroom/2 bath in boutique condominium. Loft features cantilevered windows, walnut floors, central air conditioning and washer/dryer. Approx 1577 square feet. $2.295M. Web #8550760. Shannon Helms Wisniewski 646-613-2604

Large, sunny split 2 bedroom/2 bath with den, office and open views east. Updated kitchen and abundant storage. Full service co-op building with great outdoor spaces. $1.995M. Web #8575439. Lee Ann Jaffee 646-613-2739/Steven Sumser 646-613-2741


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Large Condominium Loft in the Heart of Tribeca Three bedroom home (easily converted to 4 or 5) features a great room with a 40 foot span of windows, windowed kitchen with top appliances,4 exposures, high-beamed ceilings, 40 foot balcony and 4 baths. Located in a doorman building with a stunning roof terrace. $8.995M. Web #3980793. Sean Turner 646-613-2619

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THE BEST from THE BEST Top Agents In Nation from Halstead Property Share Their NYC Hidden Treasures When the Wall Street Journal announced their list of the 1,000 top Real Estate Agents in the Nation, Halstead Property’s Richard Orenstein, Eloise Johnson, Brian Lewis, and Louise Phillips Forbes were featured in the top 250. Chosen from a field of more than 1 million real estate professionals, this prestigious honor recognizes these Agents’ as the crème de la crème. Tapping into their comprehensive knowledge, here are their favorite hidden treasures in New York City.

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Grand historic Colonial In Millbrook, New York A colonial-style home originally built in 1810 with lovely pastoral views, elegant rooms, five fireplaces and wide-board floors. Includes a heated Gunite swimming pool, four-car garage, and spacious second-floor living space. On the premises is a post-and-beam barn and 53 acres of open rolling meadows with hedgerows, a lawn, woodlands, a stream and a pond. Offered at $5,000,000. By George T. Whalen Real Estate,, 845.677.5076

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Stucco over stone bank house on 1.5 acres with beamed ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Lovely living room featuring deep-set windows and fireplace. Gorgeous fenced property. In-ground pool, pool house, patio and pergola. Garage with attached workshop. $375,000

Beautiful fieldstone manor home centered on 23 acres. Living room and library with stone fireplaces. Charming library with cathedral ceiling. Swimming pool with terrace. Pool house with kitchen. 3 outbuildings. Country living at its finest! $1,300,000

Beautifully restored antique river home in Lumberville with covered porch, terraced gardens and seasonal river views. Lovely family room addition with stone faced gas fireplace, wood floors and secret door to a wine cellar. Renovated kitchen and charming breakfast room. $598,000

Exquisitely restored and upgraded ca 1850 fieldstone and clapboard home set on 3 private acres. Lovely living room with wood-burning stove and built-in bookcases. Pumpkin pine floors offer historic warmth throughout. Tiled sunroom has peaceful country views. $549,000

Exquisite antique fieldstone with elegant addition. Living room and master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and fireplaces. Dining room with fireplace. Lovely rolling lawns edged by a stream. 3 car garage. Carriage house. Restored barn. $1,650,000

Built in 1992, this 18th century Bucks County style farmhouse with vintage exterior and modern interior is set back from the road on 7.39 private acres. Formal living and dining room, open kitchen and family room with beamed ceiling and stone fireplace. Spacious deck. Surrounded by preserved farmland. $950,000

Exquisite ca 1800's fieldstone home featuring dining room with walk in fireplace and elegant living room with fireplace, random width floors and open beams. Lovely Bucks County country views from every room. 3 bedroom stone carriage house. $1,395,000

Private 31.43 acre estate. Outstanding architectural and landscape design. Handsome 18th century stone farmhouse with state of the art kitchen. Pretty brick terrace. Spring house, root cellar and ice house. Four bay garage with loft space. $1,750,000

Exquisite fieldstone and clapboard house overlooking a stream with beautiful covered bridge. Living room and dining room with fieldstone fireplaces. Library with cathedral ceiling. Carriage house, guest house, pool with pool house, tennis court and small barn. $2,900,000

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Casey Key / Florida / Sarasota 927 Casey Cove Drive. Casey Key, FL

5 Bedrooms. 5.5 Bathrooms u High Ceilings u Spacious Living u Endless Views of Sarasota Bay u Private ‘deep water’ mooring for a 65ft boat. $3,400,000 € 2,659,000 £ 2,137,000 3616 Casey Key Rd. Casey Key, FL

1166 Casey Key Rd. Casey Key, FL 5 Bedrooms. 4 Bathrooms u 75’ deeded unobstructed Gulf of Mexico beach easement u $2,690,000 € 2,090,000 £ 1,667,000

4 Bedrooms. 4.5 Bathrooms u + 3,700 sq. ft. of Beach Living u Separtate Guest House u $1,790,000 € 1,309,000 £ 1,124,000

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HARLEY FARM SALISBURY, CT. Beautifully situated renovated Country Home – totally private on 6.5 level, usable, scenic acres. First floor Master Suite with a home office, gas fireplace, exceptional Bathroom with soaking tub and large shower room, and French doors to a private fieldstone Terrace. State of the art Kitchen, breakfast nook with fireplace, full Dining Room, 3 additional Bedrooms with 2 new Baths. Outstanding pool complex with pergola and food preparation center; a 2-car garage with attached horse barn completes this property. Barbara Roth Web# EH2778 $2,275,000

ALFREDO TAYLOR ARTS & CRAFTS ESTATE NORFOLK, CT. Built in 1916, this unique home is one of a kind. Situated on 7.9 lush acres offering forest, open lawns and gardens. Abuts Norfolk Country Club and close to Tobey Pond for swimming. Over 4,400 sq. ft. of spacious light-filled rooms with 2 massive stone FPs and period detail throughout. Six-BR home includes a Master Suite, 4.5 BAs, and large eat-in Kitchen. Bright Sunroom opens to stone Terrace with views to Pond and Arbor. Mimi Harney & Thomas McGowan Web# EH2577 $1,600,000

AMAZING RENOVATION LAKEVILLE, CT. Beautifully situated on 3.65 acres of lawn and old trees, this 4-Bedroom, 5.5Bath Colonial has the master builder’s touch in every detail. Spacious Living Room, Dining Room and Eat-in Kitchen all open to Terrace and lawn. Master Suite includes gas fireplace, balcony, marble Bath. Three additional en suite Bedrooms plus Studio/Bedroom with Bath above Garage. All close to Lakeville Lake, schools, and villages.

“REHOBOTH FARM” WATERTOWN, CT. Historic compound, with 5-Bedroom and 3-Bath Main house and separate Guest/In-Law House. WATERFRONT on Lake with dock and cabins. Stable and pastures offer the ideal property for horses. Barns and massive new Carriage Barn has framed-in living quarters above with views of lake. Endless possibilities, perfect property to create your own world: fish-swim-playfarm.

Elyse Harney & Mimi Harney Web# EH2722 $1,245,000

Thomas McGowan Web# EH2719

LAKE LOVERS’ DREAM SALISBURY, CT. This lovely 3-Bedroom, 3-Bath home is located on the Southern Side of Twin Lakes. Enjoy the amazing views from either the second floor deck or the first floor screened-in porch. The open Kitchen/Dining area flows into the Living Room which is great for entertaining. Perfect for summer weekends or year-round living. Kayak or water-ski from your own dock.

BENJAMIN TALLMADGE HOUSE LITCHFIELD, CT. This house, built in 1775 and commonly associated with Benjamin Tallmadge who served as George Washington’s head of espionage, sits on 1 acre in the historic Village, The home has been sensitively restored through the use of authentic materials in conjunction with the convenience of subtle introduction of 21st Century living. The magnificent home has a classical layout of traditional rooms with 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs and an attached 3-car garage. Agent/Owner. Kathleen Devaney & Elyse Harney Morris Tom Callahan Web# EH2436 $1,425,000 Web# EH2750 $1,395,000






MAGICAL COUNTRY ESTATE SHARON, CT. This private 45-acre property is enchanting from the minute you approach over a twisting and captivating brook. The gorgeous home, which grandly overlooks the rolling meadows and winding stone walls, features 4 beautiful BRs, 3.5 BAs, custom Kitchen, formal DR, Library, and large LR which opens to a classic bright Sunroom overlooking the Stone Terrace, Gardens, and Pond. Guest House/ Barn with 4 stalls -- perfect for horses. Juliet Moore Web# EH2716 $2,375,000

MAGNIFICENT GEORGIAN ESTATE LAKEVILLE, CT. Classic 4-BR, 4-BA Georgian Revival set on 6+ beautifully landscaped acres with spectacular views of Lakeville Lake. This home has been completely restored with top of the line appointments for today’s modern living. Period details are found throughout the formal rooms and comfortable informal spaces. Features include a Master Suite with custom-made closets and a sumptuous Bath. On the Estate is a 2-BR Guesthouse with a wraparound Porch situated privately on the banks of Burton Brook and adjacent apple orchard. Elyse Harney Morris & Tom Callahan Web# EH2658 $1,750,000

WHISPERING PINES HILLSDALE, NY. This light-filled 5-BR, 4.5-BA residence on 6.08 acres enjoys privacy and long mountain views. Quality materials and craftsmanship are evident throughout the 5000+ square feet of living space -- large LR with cathedral ceiling, FP, and glass doors to Deck, a DR which opens to the deck, Chef’s Kitchen, a MBR en suite with vaulted ceiling, and a FR w/FP and glass doors to Terrace. Screened Porch, Sauna, Exercise Room, Study and 2-car detached garage. Elizabeth van Diepen $999,000 Web# EH2771 $824,000

WALK TO VILLAGE FROM MOVE-IN RENOVATION SALISBURY, CT. The charm of an 1880’s home with all the comfort of today’s living – 2,500 sq.ft. totally rebuilt and expanded. Open Kitchen, Dining and Living area highlighted with Rumford Fireplace. This home features 4 BRs, 3.5 well appointed BAs, fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. Covered front Porch with beadboard ceiling, bamboo floors, and central air. located across the street from Salisbury Rail Trail. Elyse Harney & Mimi Harney Web# EH2541 $520,000 Salisbury, CT 860.435.2200

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STUNNING 348 ACRE OFFERING IN THE SMITHFIELD VALLEY This rare offering is located in the midst of a spectacular rolling landscape well known as an area of large parcels and fine estates. A mix of open meadows, pastures and woodlands located near the Millbrook Hunt Country Trails, 20 minutes from the village of Millbrook and 10 minutes to the train station. This particular parcel boasts the 2nd highest point in Dutchess County with views of the Catskills, Hudson Highlands and the Berkshires, a pristine location to build a home. Offered at $18,500,000

Grand Colonial In Millbrook Countryside Circa 1810 home, in the heart of the Millbrook countryside with lovely pastoral views, elegant rooms, 5 fireplaces and wide board floors. 20’x50’ heated Gunite swimming pool, 4 car garage with spacious 2nd floor living space. Post & beam barn. 53 acres of open rolling meadows with hedgerows, lawn, woodlands, stream & pond. Offered at $5,000,000

Lovely Cottage on 49+ Exceptional Acres Delightful property with charming house, pleasant views, rolling meadows, babbling brook, woodlands and period barns. First time offered since 1943. Several home sites offering great views, plenty of pasture for animals and extensive road frontage.Pristine land without restrictions or easements. Best suited for a buyer looking for lots of options. Offered at $1,500,000

Netherbloom Farm Exceptionally picturesque horse farm in Salt Point, NY, just 1.5 hrs north of NYC and 2 hrs south of Saratoga. 3 BR timber frame styled main residence, sited with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and Catskill Mountains. 6-stall stable of the highest quality, well suited for thoroughbreds or hunter jumpers. 50+ rolling acres with 10 finely fenced paddocks, meticulously designed and maintained. Charming caretaker’s cottage. Additional 4-stall barn, sand riding ring and pond. Offered at $1,395,000

Impressive New Construction Newly constructed reproduction Greek Revival perfectly sited on 17+ acres. Long, private driveway leads to beautiful setting and great views. Spacious, light-filled interior with 4000 sq. ft. of living space, two fireplaces, gourmet kitchen and lovely covered porches. New build that captures the essence of historic architecture but provides all the comforts of a new home. Offered at $1,295,000

RAVENBROOK FARM Privately situated 60+ acre homestead in the Town of Clinton. 3900+ square foot residence, constructed in 2005. 48x48 barn with 8 stalls, heated tack room and 36x48 workshop. 5 fenced paddocks, several run-in sheds and dressage ring. Spectacular setting for relaxing, riding and grand entertaining. Offered at $1,275,000

GENTLEMAN’S FARM IN MILLBROOK HUNT COUNTRY Picture perfect farm tucked away off North Tower Hill Road, a scenic road in Millbrook Hunt Country. 2774 square foot Cape Cod style home with many updates, including new kitchen, new bathroom and all new mechanicals. Outbuildings include a 4-stall barn, 3-bay garage and a separate workshop. Stunning perennial gardens, mature landscaping and pastoral views. Great full time residence or weekend retreat! Offered at $1,150,000

Beautiful Millbrook Home on 21+ Private Acres Impeccably maintained log home on park-like land at the end of a long driveway. Light-filled & spacious w/soaring ceilings, large windows, hardwood floors, & French doors. 1st floor master & 2 guest BRs on 2nd floor. Attached 2 car garage and separate barn/workshop. Offered at $895,000

Clove Valley Contemporary Situated in the beautiful Clove Valley, off a one lane scenic road, is this stunning home on 30 acres. Easy comforts of country living combine with elegant style in this inviting home. Very private, with spacious rooms, high ceilings, walls of windows, first floor master and a gourmet kitchen that opens to a great room with a stone fireplace. Beautiful screened in porch for outside enjoyment. A unique country retreat for all seasons. Offered at $875,000

Charming 1835 Cape Lovely home on 17+ acres in the Town of Clinton. Private setting on a quiet, country road with two ponds and a barn. Three bedrooms, including a first floor master with doors to a patio, three full bathrooms, fabulous great room with fireplace, living room with doors to stone terrace and eatin-kitchen. Many original details add to the charm of this house. Offered at $575,000

HISTORIC MILLBROOK COLONIAL Tremendous traditional colonial in Millbrook with grand style and elegance. Recent upgrades to the home include a completely renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counter tops and Bosch stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood floors, new roof and 2 new boilers. Exceptional details include 7 fireplaces, raised paneling, crown moldings, pocket doors and leaded glass. 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, library with wet bar and 4 open porches. Offered at $695,000

Elegant Colonial on 15 Acres Exceptionally well designed and sited colonial on private 15+ acre parcel with delightful views. Convenient commuter location. Bright & airy with warm, inviting interior for gathering family and friends. Quality craftsmanship. 4 BRS, 3 1/2 baths, hard wood floors and beautiful finishing touches. Circular driveway and spacious 3 car garage. Lovely mixture of open meadows and woods. Offered at $679,000

Grand Beekman Center Hall Colonial Circa 1800 Center Hall Colonial on beautiful property with pond, stone walls, period barn, garage and gardening shed. Countless original details including 11’ ceilings, detailed moldings, wide board flooring, a back staircase and multiple fireplaces. Some interior restoration needed. Newly painted exterior and well maintained grounds. Offered at $495,000

Peaceful Woodland Retreat Fantastic home, tucked away in a wonderful, natural setting. Beautiful, updated kitchen. Living room w/soaring ceiling and stone fireplace. Enjoyable sunroom. 8.14 acres of land surrounded by large parcels. Splendid wrap-around and covered porches from which to enjoy the tranquil surrounding woodlands. Stream-fed swimming pond with dock. Attractive, detached garage with 1st floor workshop and 2nd floor guest accommodations. The perfect haven for full time living or weekend getaways! Offered at $495,000

Millbrook Village Victorian This delightful home is located on a quiet side street in the Village of Millbrook, one of Dutchess County’s most charming communities. Completely restored with many original details, beautiful wood flooring throughout and updated kitchen and baths. Wonderfully landscaped yard with plenty of room for gardens or play area. Lovely front porch. Oversized 2 car detached garage. Offered at $398,000

Cottage in Delightful Setting With Post & Beam Barn Charming, warm and inviting 3 BR colonial set off the road on 5.1 park-like acres of lawn and woodlands. Completely remodeled throughout. New roof and new furnace. Large 2-story barn with electric and walk-up second floor. Minutes to the Village of Millbrook. Millbrook schools. Everything’s done...move right in! Offered at $395,000

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This unique Riverfront home with panoramic Hudson River views has every amenity possible. Includes separate 5 room living quarters for extended family, guests, or live in help. Floor to ceiling windows with views from all angles within the home. Lower level has an antique bar from an original tavern. Hot tub for 6, inviting fireplace, in-ground pool with waterfall. This home has it all. No need to use the stairs in this multi-level home, just take the elevator. The views are forever, the opportunity is not!



This impeccable Mid-Century home offers all of today’s amenities plus. Perfect for entertaining, sits on over 1.20 acres with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. This is the home you’ve been waiting for, just unpack and relax!



Calling all investors to view this unique & charming landmark building in the heart of Nyack with a babbling brook, 3 commercial spaces and 2 apartments. Perfect for owner/user or an investor. The large apartment boasts a private, wooded backyard and garden area with 2 patios with a private entrance. Off-street parking for 4/5 cars, don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to own a piece of historic Nyack.

This well maintained home offers updated baths and kitchen. Hardwood Floor in All Room Except Family Room and Kitchen. In ground heated pool, well landscaped. Second family room in lower level with wet bar and summer kitchen. Fantastic views of the mountain, only minutes away from the Hudson and Hook Mountain.

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a legendary night SCENE and Town Residential host a private concert with John Legend at The Box. 1. Deejay May Kwok 2. From left: Ari LeFauve, Nicole Oge, Brandon Trentham 3. From left: Joseph Meyer, John Legend, Peter Davis, Michael Albanese 4. Gayle King 5. Ryan McGinness, Trish Goodwin 6. Chris Del Gatto, Veronica Webb 7. Mark McNairy, Lia McNairy


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Nearly three centuries old, Moët & Chandon is as bubbly as ever. A sparkling crowd celebrates the brand's 270th anniversary at Chelsea Piers. 1. Michele Hicks, Josh Lucas 2. Andrej Pejic 3. Mick Rock and guest 4. Deejay Bob Sinclar 5. Moët & Chandon display 6. Zachary Weiss 7. Carol Alt, Collin Cowie


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eastern promises The owners of Fat Radish expand uptown. The l aunch of The East Pole lures downtown denizens to the Upper East Side. 1. From left: Ben Pundole, Phil Winser, Max Osterweis 2. From left: Mikaela Willie, Ebony Haith 3. Anthony Martignetti 4. Justine Hah, Matthew David 5. From left: Hallie Chrisman, Anthony Martignetti, Lia Burke 6. Dree Hemingway 7. Matthew David and guest


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September social happenings text by k yra doyle

Through September 9 US Open Enjoy the US Open in style with a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne on the Moët Terrace. Keep score with celebs Ed Westwick, Jon Hamm, Amanda Seyfried and Chace Crawford who have watched the match from the Moët Suite in the past! Through Sept. 9. Times vary. Tickets start at $34. Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing,

The Couture Council Honors Michael Kors The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will honor Michael Kors with the Artistry of Fashion Award. Kors will join the ranks of Valentino Garavani, Karl Lagerfeld and Dries Van Noten who are past recipients. 11:30 a.m. Tickets start at $1,000. David H. Koch Theatre, 20 Lincoln Center, 212.217.4558,

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5 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. Tickets must be requested at Bleecker Street Arts Club, 305 Bleecker Street, 646.350.2575,

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Roberto Bolle and Friends Gala Italy’s famed dancer Roberto Bolle will present his show at the Roberto Bolle and Friends Gala. Alicia Amatrian, Jason Reilly and Jiri Bubenicek will share the spotlight with Bolle. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street, 212.581.1212,

Brazil Foundation XI Gala New York The nonprofit, with offices in Rio de Janeiro and New York, generates resources for social entrepreneurs and invests resources in Brazilian nonprofits to bring social change to the community. This year’s gala will honor Alfredo Setubal and Felipe Diniz for their philanthropic contributions.

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7 p.m. Tickets start at $1,500. MoMA, 11 West 53 Street, 212.244.3663,

14th Annual Fall Gala Honoring Nicholas Scoppetta This yearly gala will benefit New Yorkers for Children, a nonprofit organization that has raised more than $50 million to support youth in foster care. Co-chairs including Oscar de la Renta, Beth Rudin DeWoody and Hugh Jackman are expected to attend the event, which will honor Nicholas Scoppetta, who founded the organization 17 years ago.

Neighborhood Dinner Awards in the Bronx Each year, the New York Women’s Foundation honors women for their involvement in neighborhood-based work. The event will raise money for the nonprofit organization, which distributes millions in grants to address issues including antiviolence and economic security for women.

6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $1,000. Cipriani 42, 646.257.2930,

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets start at $125. 851 Grand Concourse, the Bronx, 212.514.6993,

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Above: Lily Kwong and Lauren Remington Platt at Brazil Foundation X Gala; Opposite page: Sarah Joy Miller as Anna Nicole.


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Veronica Beard Spring 2014 Presentation The women’s wear design house— launched in 2010 by sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard—will present its spring collection. Last year’s attendees included Amanda Ross, Claiborne Swanson Frank and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan.

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5:30 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. performance, 9 p.m. blacktie dinner. Tickets start at $1,500. David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center, 212.870.5585,


FASHION RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY BALLET The New York City Ballet will begin its season with the world premier of three ballets followed by a Supper Ball. Dancers will be clad in designs by Olivier Theyskens, Iris Van Herpen and Prabal Gurung. Last year’s event honored Valentino Garavani and was attended by Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway, Daphne Guinness, Giancarlo Giammetti and Karolina Kurkova.

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September 23 Eugene Onegin— Opening Night Gala The 2013-14 season kicks off with Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s romantic drama set in the 19th century. The opening performance will star Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien and Piotr Beczala. Bold face names including Zac Posen, Julie Macklowe and Cheyenne Jackson attended last year’s gala. 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $1,500. The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, 212.362.6000,

September 30 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Father of Girls star Allison Williams and news anchor Brian Williams will serve as the master of ceremonies at this annual dinner, which will benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The evening is expected to be attended by players including Terry Bradshaw, Shawn Johnson and James Worthy and will have a performance by the Jersey Boys. 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $850. Waldorf Astoria, 100 East 50th Street,, 305.243.4656

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text by annelise peterson illustration by Jason K atzenstein Dear Annelise, Major drama! I started seeing this amazing guy named Kevin, but my best friend can't stand him. She says he is loud and obnoxious (he is a bit of a frat boy but also very sweet and sensitive). It is my boyfriend's 35th birthday, and I want to throw him a chic dinner at The Lion, but I am nervous that my best friend will show up and roll her eyes every time he opens his mouth. What do I do? Help! Dear Lady Lioness Although our loved ones typically have our best interest at heart, every person needs different things in a partner. In this case, your friend prefers a mellower fellow than your roaring Lion. I suggest you ask your friend to lunch and let her know how much you appreciate her well-intentioned concern. Request that she give Kevin the opportunity to move from the Dog House to the Lion’s Den and get to know him before she jumps so quickly to your defense. If she still meets you with resistance, proceed with the birthday party and develop a thicker skin. After all, the Lioness does all of the hunting for the pride.

Dear Annelise, I've been dating a guy for nine months. We are going on our first vacation together to London. We are staying at my favorite hotel, Claridge’s. I am very particular and neat when it comes to the bathroom, closet and everywhere else. My boyfriend is a bit of a slob. His loft would be a disaster if his maid didn't pick up all the clothes and stuff he chucks on the floor. Any advice on sharing a hotel suite with a sloppy Joe? Dearest Tidy Tilda Instead of focusing on Joe’s junk, why don’t you focus on the full Lalique glass of champagne you will be having at the Fumoir? Big picture: Joe can afford a maid. I am sure you could pick a Neater Nick, but he may come with a key to a studio walk-up and without anyone to clean his porcelain throne. I don’t know about you, but a man in dishwashing gloves toiling over a toilet bowl doesn’t conjure visions of my Prince Charming. I suggest you use the British Army adage otherwise known as the Seven Ps: Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Call ahead to Claridge’s, and convey your concerns about your messy man. Request thrice-daily maid service, and tip the hotel staff accordingly. If things get really rough, shower at the spa. Save the complaining for a time other than your first romantic rendezvous. After all, you do aspire for a rendezvous part deux, don’t you? Complaining now may cost you more than the extra pounds that you tip Claridge's for keeping it tidy.

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SCENE Magazine September 2013  

Rebecca Hall, Natalia Kills, Nicola Formichetti, Betsey Johnson, Lee Daniels and more!

SCENE Magazine September 2013  

Rebecca Hall, Natalia Kills, Nicola Formichetti, Betsey Johnson, Lee Daniels and more!