Hermès hosts a special preview of "Pannonica de Koenigswarter: Jazz Musicians and Their Three Wishes".....Madison Ave.


Last night I attended a private preview of "Pannonica de Koenigswarter: Jazz Musicians and Their Three Wishes" at the Hermès store on the Upper East Side. The photo exhibit, which officially opens today, features original polaroids Pannonica—a.k.a. the “Bebop Baroness” (and FYI of Rothschild family fame)—took in the ‘50s and ‘60s of the jazz scene, as well as amazing personal photos of jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus…to name a few. The exhibit is also to celebrate the English-language reprint of the book Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats.

The party was all one would expect from Hermès: fancy miniature hors d'oeuvres, male models moonlighting as servers, free-flowing wine and champagne, a live jazz band and, of course, ladies with very expensive taste in handbags. (See more from the evening on Confessions from the Velvet Ropes.) On a personal note, it also served as the debut of my newest fabulous purchase. Drumroll please...

Tada! Introducing my over-the-top sparkling necklace. I just love her! On my right: The always sparkling Mr. Glenn Belverio.

Just in case you couldn't see her...

Photographer Andres Serrano

It's in the Bag: A girl's gotta have her Prada...

and her Chanel...

...and her Gucci

...and, of course, her classic Hermès!

Artist Melodie Provenzano

On the street...Meatpacking District, NYC


There are several things I love about this girls' outfit. 1) The jumpsuit: a one-piece wonder. I definitely plan on having more of these in my life. 2) The shoes: you can never go wrong with a pop of color against an all-black ensemble, especially when it's south of the ankles. 3) The J.Crew flower headband: I recognized it from a mile away. It's that perfect little something to polish off an outfit.

A Shoe Moment...

...I'm having a major one (more so than normal). Look at these?! They're so fabulous it's ridiculous. (I'd be at least 5' 6" in these babies.) I can't wait for spring '09!

Gucci, spring '09

Glove love @ Valentino, spring '09

There was some seriously spectacular arm candy coming off the runnway at Valentino. How fabulous are those jewel encrusted fingerless gloves?!! I love it with the pale color palette...magnifique!

On the street...Elizabeth St., NoLita

Random Wednesday night, out and about in NoLita...

Spotted this girl while having drinks at Peasant. She's so chic in her Diane von Furstenburg dress and her perfect haircut...

...But what really got my attention was her amazing Balenciaga shoes!

Her friend, working a street safari look. I can dig it.

The look of the day: cropped pants for men. Outside of Cafe Habana on Prince St. This is photographer Montana (...just Montana) rockin' a plaid and camo combo.