Amy Winehouse performing at the grand opening of the Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow on June 12th, 2008. It was a fabulous, powerful performance, and one I look back and feel fortunate to have experienced.
“A lady understands that a party doesn’t need to be decadent to be fun.”
–Very Classy Pg. 81
Jake Davies on the Lido in Venice at a Chanel party on May 14th, 2009. This was taken at a Chanel afterparty, when the only people who were left were a few boys and all of the female models in the show. Jake was spoiled by the odds.
“A lady chooses her words very wisely when she puts anything on the Internet.”
–Very Classy Pg. 174
On a windy Saturday night in LA, things got really weird when the MOCA Museum shut down Grand Avenue for their third annual fundraiser. Marina Abromavic was the evening’s artistic curator, and she had a few tricks up her sleeve: She commissioned local performance artists to be human centerpieces with their heads poking out of the dinner tables and staring at us while we ate; she also hired Debbie Harry to perform live; and as her finale, she had lifesize cakes of her and Harry made, which they then hacked into and passed out. It was a surreal event, to say the least. That’s Marina and Debbie checking out their cake’s carnage; and then Gwen Stefani and Dasha Zhukova, my date for the evening; and then Kirsten Dunst sat between Kate and Laura from Rodarte. Click through to see more pictures of the MOCA’s Jeffrey Dietch with Pamela Anderson and David La Chapelle; my favorite teenager Tavi; and two of my favorite LA ladies Lisa Eisner and Jacqui Getty.
“A lady knows that narcissistic home décor – which is an overabundance of pictures of herself – is not an enjoyable theme for visitors.”
–Very Classy Pg. 128
My mom and dad outside the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Sante Fe, New Mexico, on May 24th, 2008. O’Keefe was always one of my mother’s favorite artists, and to this day whenever I see a suggestive orchid painting I think of my wonderful Mommy.
“A lady can be kissed on the hand, but she must act like it’s ridiculous. Because it is.”
–Very Classy Pg. 203