Friday, January 09, 2009
A Note from the Louis Vuitton Party for Stephen Sprouse: Don't Bore Nina!
Remember the last time I met a fabulous latina? I was suave, charming and even managed to share an anecdote about my mom. Well, last night at the Louis Vuitton party for Stephen Sprouse I did it again - this time around I chewed the (non) fat with my Colombian paisana and fellow BU alumn - oh, and fixture on Bravo TV's Project Runway -Nina Garcia.
I've always said that Nina is my soulmate: we're both uppity Colombians who went to Boston U, did a semester in Paris and came to New York looking for labels and love. She was absolutely charming to talk to - looking me straight in the eye at 6 feet in stiletto lace-up booties.
But the night didn't belong to Nina, or even Marc Jacobs, who showed up in a kilt and with his strapping Brazilian boyfriend in tow. The night was all about downtown artist Stephen Sprouse whose signature graffiti and roses are now emblazoned on a new line of Louis Vuitton accessories.
The party kicked off at the Greene street outpost of the luxe French malletier and continued at the Bowery Ballroom, where Debbie Harry performed a set of three songs. Oh - did I mention I was standing next to Mr. Jacobs and his boyfriend, who were all smiles and laughter as they sang along to Ms. Harry's set? I love down-to-earth fashionistas!
Downtown grunge converged deliciously with haute couture at this event where the Veuve Clicquot was abundant and complimentary taxis shuttled partygoers from the boutique to the after-party.
I'd say my 09 is off to a fabulous start. Do you think Nina will call me?
More pix below:
I kid you not, this is a real, breathing (I think), human being.
The video installation at Bowery Ballroom.
The view from the VIP-section...where else would I be at, yo?
Models made the rounds at the party with nifty digital cameras hooked up to HP printers that created branded polaroids.
Sprouse signature rose.
Debbie Harry performance.
Entrance to Bowery Ballroom.
And with the keys to the party, London's loss and New York City's gain, Viet N'Guyen.