Exciting news. I’m going to be talking at a fashion conference and signing books in New York. Hooray. Trailblazers is a symposium at CUNY on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November. Organised by Initiatives in Art and Culture, the event kicks off on Thursday 12 November with an evening reception for legendary Studio 54 photographer Ron Galella, at Broadway gallery, Staley-Wise:
The conference aims to ‘understand why trailblazers set out on their creative journey, and to draw strength from their recognition of beauty and potential where others had not seen it.’ And I’m very pleased to be a part of that.
There are loads of inspirational, trailblazing speakers including: fashion critic and Pullitzer Prize winner Robin Givhan in conversation with model Pat Cleveland, fashion photographer Roxanne Lowit who shoots for Vogue, Tatler and GQ, has exhibited at the Met, the Whitney and the V&A and published books on Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, Andrew Bolton curator of the Costume Institute at the Met, designer Nanette Lepore, the team from Paper magazine, and fashion stylist Freddie Lieba who helped launch Interview magazine with Andy Warhol, went on to work as creative director at Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle and now styles some of the world’s most famous actresses. One of the sessions I’m really looking forward to is the Denim Trailblazers panel discussion with denim dudes Francois Girbaud and Adriano Goldschmied.
It’s a star-studded cast and I’m giddy already; I can’t wait to meet everyone and hear all their wonderful stories. For tickets to the two-day event, the Ron Galella reception and other parties, That’s Not My Age readers will receive a special 50% discount (so the price is $175, down from $350). Register HERE, special code: TNMA.
For additional information call: +1 646 485 1952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s also a Facebook page for the conference HERE.
I’m also planning a private book signing/launch party, too. Not so easy on a budget, from this side of the Atlantic but I’m going to give it a go. I’d like to do something similar to my Style Forever London launch. Any suggestions for venues/collaborations/FABulous guests, gratefully received. And of course, all my New York followers are invited. Just leave me a message below.
UPDATE: I have very kindly been offered a venue for my NYC launch party. Thanks to the lifestyle store proprietor Michele Varian, and thanks also to interiors stylist Hilary Robertson for the introduction. Details are as follows:
Tuesday 17 November
Soho Shop & Design Studio
27 HOWARD ST (at the bottom of CROSBY ST)
NYC, NY 10013
Style Forever, live and dangerous. Hope you can make it.