Don’t be fooled by this photograph of me and Accidental Icon Lyn Slater stylin’ it out in black and white, the New York launch party was a FABulously colourful affair. Lots of wonderful guests turned up to celebrate Style Forever, it was lovely to see Carol and Richard Markel again; Richard was dapper-as-ever in emerald green and blue and artist and milliner Carol looked stunning in her multi-coloured coat and red trilby:
Super-talented and utterly gorgeous interiors stylist Hilary Robertson made the event possible by introducing me to her lovely friend, designer and owner of this fabulous lifestyle store Michele Varian. Hilary was born in south London and now lives in Brooklyn:
It’s always brilliant to see jewellery designer Wendy Brandes and Mr B. Wendy is wearing her JC Castelbajac razor blades dress; I couldn’t find a velvet party jacket in New York that I liked more than the Hillier Bartley (I’m going to keep an eye on this week’s cyber reductions) and so reverted to The Once in a Lifetime tuxedo. It’s a perennial winner; similar HERE:
It was fantastic to make some new friends, like Michele Varian, Lyn Slater and Valerie Idiosyncratic Fashionista, I’ll definitely be in touch with them all, next time I’m in town.
And to catch up with old friends, too. My pal Hardeep, below right lives in Harlem and works at Tiffany, living the dream, eh?
I’ve known Tracey (middle photo) since our college days in Manchester. Tracey has lived in the US ever since we graduated and I was delighted when she said she was coming down from Boston for the party with her daughter Ella, who is almost college age herself and had been to an open day at NYU.
Thanks to Manhattan Brother there were magnums of Moet and delicious Style Forever cocktails – here’s Teresa, photographer Denton Taylor’s wife, putting her feet up with a Casual Glamourpuss. The French-born artist Paul Vinet exhibits his work at Michele’s store; there were so many wonderful, stylish people, I could go on and on forever…
Apologies if I haven’t included you, I’m going to write another post. In the meantime, news of another book signing: I’m hitting the north on Thursday and will be in Wilmslow signing copies of Style Forever at Black White Denim’s Christmas extravaganza, details HERE.