I knew that coming from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I had just taken in Karl Lagerfeld’s sensational Mary Queen of Scots-inspired Chanel show, and going to Miami for the Art Basel festivities would be a shock. Trading in tarts wearing tartans for Miami mami’s in tube dresses. Going from the bone-deep chills of Northern Scotland to the sandy shores of Southern Florida. Which isn’t to say anything for the culture shock that is the Miami Art Basel festivities themselves. For example, this year I took the Pavan party bus with Paris and Nicky Hilton to the largest fair in Miami, and walking around the Picasso’s and Richard Prince’s with those two was like an exercise in Pop art itself. In addition to the fairs — the official Art Basel fair is huge, almost intimidatingly so; NADA this year was great, but I preferred the SCOPE space — the festivities that surround these few days in Miami are fun, yet exhausting. Every night there is something, many things actually, and everyone is up for anything. I went to sophisticated dinners and techno clubs with artists, designers, random socialites and visiting celebrities. I even played in a soccer tournament, which the boys from Le Baron put on with the Havaianas flip flops people. Here are some of my shots from my art filled and festive few days in Miami.
CAPTIONS, STARTING FROM TOP: Demi, Stacy and me at the Gale; the legendary Diane von Furstenberg at a lunch she hosted on the beach at the Soho Beach House; Cecilia and Riccardo at the SLS hotel; a sensational Karolina Kurkova and the Miami skyline at the Moncler 60th anniversary dinner; fashion people: Roland Mouret, Vera Wang and Vogue’s Hamish Bowles at a dinner at The Dutch in the W; Bianca with the most handsome violinist that ever existed, Charlie Siem; behold, the Missouri mafia: Jenne, me and Karlie at a Chanel dinner at the Soho Beach House; Stephen Dorff and Giambattista; a lovely day at the beach interrupted by a swarm of pigeons attacking an unguarded cheeseburger; We are the champions: Alex, Patrick, me, Oliver and Etienne, who won the Havaianas beach soccer tournament; Stacy, me and a beer bucket; The Sartorialist and Garance; Harley at the Pavan party at the Soho Beach House; Nicky glossing up at the Pavan lunch; Stav and Jess; Paris, River and me; Bob and Samantha at the Wall; Wendi and Xin at the art.sy cocktail party; Bianca on the beach; Petey and Harry traveling in style; Dasha and Demi with a cute little kitty at the art.sy dinner at the Soho Beach House; me and my comedy crush, Chelsea Handler