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A TOAST TO THE IT GIRLS OF W

SILVIA GALFO, STEFANO TONCHI, GRETA GERWIG

DIANE KRUGER AND HAILEE STEINFELD

    On Saturday, January 11, W Magazine Editor-at-Large Lynn Hirschberg celebrated the It Girls of W with a lunch at West Hollywood restaurant A.O.C. W, in partnership with Lancôme and Dom Pérignon, toasted this fresh group of entrepreneurs and cultural arbiters on the verge—timed during Golden Globes week. It Girl attendees included: Diane Kruger, Hailee Steinfeld, Langley Fox, Greta Gerwig, Jessica Joffe and Mickey Sumner.

    W CELEBRATES 2014 BEST PERFORMANCES WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF CADILLAC & DOM PÉRIGNON

    LUPITA NYONG'O, AMY ADAMS

    IDRIS ELBA, BRADLEY COOPER

    JARED LETO, STEFANO TONCHI

    CATE BLANCHETT

    SOFIA VERGARA

      On Thursday, January 9, Stefano Tonchi, Lynn Hirschberg and André Balazs, in partnership with
      Cadillac and Dom Pérignon, hosted an exclusive, star-studded cocktail party at the Chateau Marmont to celebrate W’s Best Performances portfolio, the February Movie Issue and the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

      Over 250 high-profile guests including Hollywood’s top talent, Best Performances portfolio honorees, and influencers from the worlds of film, fashion and society attended. Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Bradley Cooper, Kate Hudson, Sofia Vergara and more gathered in the intimate open-air penthouse of the Chateau Marmont to kick off awards season while actor Rick Cosnett and writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber arrived in style in the all new Cadillac ELR to attend the event.

      Upstairs, the penthouse was decked out as a Moroccan-inspired den along with a one-of-a-kind
      installation of the arresting portfolio images shot by famed photographer Juergen Teller exclusively for W’s February Movie Issue. The fashionable crowd mingled throughout the evening while sipping Dom Pérignon vintage champagne and snapping candid photos with friends in the Cadillac photo booth.

      PARADISE FUND CHANNELS GATSBY FOR SIXTH ANNUAL PARADISE CASINO GALA

      Sixth Annual Paradise Casino Gala

      Sixth Annual Paradise Casino Gala

      Kent Anderson, Bettina Anderson, Brad McPherson, Kristina McPherson and Loy Anderson

      Dack Patriarca, Hilary Jordan, Cori Seaberg and Jeffrey Berman

      Todd Herbst, Brandi Herbst, Page Leidy and Frances Leidy Mackay

        The storied halls of Henry Morrison Flagler’s Whitehall glittered with Art Deco details as more than 450 fashionably clad guests stepped out in support of the Paradise Fund’s sixth annual Paradise Casino gala on Friday, November 29. H. Loy Anderson III, Paul Kent Anderson, Christopher DiSchino and Hilary Jordan once again served as event chairs, which this year paid homage to the stylish soirees of the 1920s, rivaling the infamous bashes thrown by Mr. Jay Gatsby himself.

        PB Catch brought a taste of luxury with roving seafood bars and C’est Si Bon served up American classics by the bite to complement the curated cocktails from master mixologist Charles Steadman of Luxe Libations. New York’s Vintage Confi dential band set the mood for the lively speakeasy brimming with the who’s who of Palm Beach and New York’s philanthropic trendsetters. Proceeds from the event benefi ted the Paradise Fund’s Children’s Relief Fund.

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        Like all Belvedere macerations, the new Belvedere Mango Passion is 100% naturally flavored vodka. By using real fruit peels, whole fruits, flowers, herbs and spices, we are able to capture fresh, vibrant flavors. The ingredients are infused for days, sometimes weeks, in Belvedere vodka, then distilled separately and blended together again. The result is a superior finish with an expressive, fresh and natural taste experience worthy of Belvedere. For those in the know.

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        #NYFFF

          On Thursday, February 6, W and The School of Visual Arts MPS Graduate Fashion Photography Program invited more than 200 guests to celebrate the 4th annual New York Fashion Film Festival at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea.

          The one-of-a-kind event served as a kick-off to New York Fashion Week and featured notable fashion films such as Steven Meisel’s Show Girl and Tarik Malak and Timothy Douglas’s Entropy. Guests were able to peruse W’s February Movie Issue, which was distributed throughout the theatre.

          Immediately following the screenings, American writer Glenn O’Brien moderated a panel discussion consisting of prominent figures in the fashion world. Fashion filmmaker Cass Bird, fashion consultant Julie Gilhart and strategy and innovation consultant Alain Sylvain engaged with guests and allowed for audience participation throughout the evening.

          Founded in 2010, The New York Fashion Film Festival seeks to explore the evolving genre of fashion film and its influence and impact on the fashion industry. 

          W AND BON APPÉTIT PRESENT: THE PLATE

          CHEF RICHARD SANDOVAL, STEFANO TONCHI, CARLOS AMORALES, ADAM RAPOPORT / PHOTOS BY JOE SCHILDHORN /BFANYC.COM

          2014 LINCOLN MKZ

          MARTINA BASABE, FABIAN BASABE

          PAUL SOLBERG, CHRISTOPHER MAKOS

            On Monday December 2, 2013, W’s Stefano Tonchi and Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport hosted
            THE PLATE: A Night of Contemporary Art and Cuisine in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company as part of their “Hello, Again” program which celebrated the new MKZ.

            Held at Toro Toro in Miami Beach, THE PLATE reimagined the traditional dinner party with an immersive, interactive sensory experience created by contemporary Mexican artist Carlos Amorales who presented his sound sculpture, We’ll See How All Reverberates, alongside featured chef Richard Sandoval’s inventive and inspired menu.

            The one-of-a-kind evening served as W’s official kickoff to Art Basel Miami Beach and welcomed high-profile guests from the worlds of Miami society, art, food and fashion including real estate mogul Alan Faena and his wife Ximena Caminos, photographer Iran Issa Khan, Christina Getty Maerks, and Fabian and Martina Basabe.

            Guests enjoyed a musical score by Alexis Ruiz, who was commissioned by Amorales to create short percussion pieces to be played on his sculpture in between courses. Sandoval prepared small plates of Latin American cuisine, including a unique dessert that was constructed tableside. At the end of the evening, small boxes containing sweet treats were gifted to guests as they departed from the restaurant.

            NEXT STOP: POP ART AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION

              I wrote a blog a few months ago on an art exhibition in DUMBO I had participated in entitled 60: The Collective. I contributed one 12×12 painting, a parody on the attention street artist Banksy was receiving during his New York City residency.

              It featured original bad boy graffiti artist Bart Simpson, red-handed, spray-painting (or maybe covering up?) the famed Banksy name that has now become his logo.

              I was happy to see the painting sell before the show opened, and hadn’t thought much of the piece, one of a few Simpsons tributes I had painted, until one day the offer came to exhibit an entire series. I enthusiastically agreed and painted 5 new pieces, featuring memorable characters from the Simpsons in moments of social satire.

              From Maggie Simpson hanging on a wrecking ball, to Homer drooling over a cronut, the series is on display now, at retail venue “PIQ” formerly occupied by Pylones, located in Grand Central Terminal. Hurry though—one piece has already sold before I had to chance to write this blog, not that I am complaining.  You will also see larger works from my social media series on display, one larger painting, entitled “Brooklyn’s Finest” a pop art piece featuring the late rapper Biggie, complete with gold leafed crown, sold just a few days ago.

              The store is hard to miss, large glass enclosures hold brightly colored designer vinyl toys by Kid Robot, sculptures by Jason Freeny, Frank Kozic, Robin Vanvaleknburgh, Jeremi Rimel and the Gao Brothers.  Though some pieces run into the $1,000’s, there are many affordable books, toys, and gifts to pick up on your way to work/home/Grandma’s. I am proud to be the first New York City artist to have work featured alongside these celebrated artists from around the globe. I couldn’t ask for a more central gallery space than Grand Central Terminal, and the 70,000 people who walk by my paintings each day.

              Check out the collection online at www.piqproducts.com/collections/amanda-de-souza

               

              CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE FOUNDATION HOSTS A MAGICAL EVENING GALA

              Glenn Close, Francesco Clark / Photos By Getty Images

              Estelle performing / Photos By Getty Images

              Alexandra Richards, Francesco Clark, Mary Alice Stephenson / Photos By Getty Images

              Matthew Reeve, Alexandra Reeve Givens, Will Reeve / Photos By Getty Images

              Matthew Reeve, Robin Roberts, Alexandra Reeve Givens, Will Reeve / Photos By Getty Images

              DJ Alexandra Richards / Photos By Getty Images

                One of the most anticipated events of the season, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s annual A Magical Evening Gala was held on Thursday, November 21, at Cipriani Wall Street. This year’s gala honored longtime supporters Francesco Clark, founder of Clark’s Botanicals, with the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award, and Karen LeGrand, co-founder of Team LeGrand, with the Dana Reeve HOPE Award. Guinness & Co. received the evening’s Visionary Leadership Award. Grammy Award winning singer Estelle gave a live musical performance and DJ Alexandra Richards spun throughout the night.

                More than 450 guests including Glenn Close, Robin Roberts, Selita Ebanks, Mary Alice Stephenson and Christopher Reeve’s children Matthew Reeve, Alexandra Reeve Givens and Will Reeve were on hand to help raise $1 million for the Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing research into treatments and cures for spinal cord injury and providing care for those living with paralysis.

                For more information, visit ChristopherReeve.org.

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