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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rock the Boat

Grace Jones would kick our hungover asses if we told you why she was so late to take the stage at last night's boat party to launch Matthew Williamson's summer collection for H&M, hitting stores May 14. So we won't. Instead, we'll show you clips from her four-song set with three hat changes (Philip Treacy), a little conversation with DJ Michel Gaubert and the hottie sailors who welcomed us all aboard. Who needs a long black limousine when you have a big pink ship?...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Chanel Cruise Collection in Miami

More pics from Michel Gaubert. (See also his Jetsetera diary.)...



Karl's killer heels in action

Spotlight tanning




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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Chanel Cruise Collection in Miami

Pre-show pics from by the one-and-only Michel Gaubert. (See also his Jetsetera diary.)...

Michel on the roof of the Raleigh

Chanel jewelry designer Laetitia Crahay

The famous pool at the Raleigh, where the show will take place

One of Iekeliene Stange's looks


Karl Lagerfeld's sketched invitation and Karl holding a pistol-heeled Chanel shoe

Chanel lifesaver

Michel's paint-splashed shoes

Chanel's Eagle Eye

A Hillary Clinton nutcracker one of the models picked up at a local novelty shop

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Part two of Cyril Duval' Art Basel adventures...

Now enough about art, let's talk about the world of glamour and futility—parties! First up, the fete for the fourth edition of Javier Peres' Daddy magazine, hosted by himself, Terence Koh and Aron (the downtown don) in a men's strip club called Goldrush. Seeing the queer mafia in this crappy neon temple, symbolizing Western hetero cowboy power, was actually pretty cool—cute faces all around, no useless celebs showing off, plus everyone got free lap dances, thanks to Daddy Javier. Later, speaking of naughtiness, Monsieur Andre and his Le Baron team again provided the best place for finding trouble. Indeed one could meet almost anyone there, burning the last energy of the day in secret communion before waking up four hours later to buy and sell more art. Then there were parties for Purple, WOW, colette (this pic is of Sarah and myself), etc. So many parties, so little time.

And now, I'm still shocked by how people can throw a party and simply expect people to gather in an ill-designed space. I mean, an open bar isn't everything. Thus, the award for creative laziness goes to Visionaire's party to celebrate its latest art book, despite the hot vinyl records inserted inside, such as my pal Mai Ueda, with her great “I Wanna Buy Some Clothes“ track, and a hilarious backstage compilation by Michel Gaubert. Not only did they settle on MINI as their sponsor (do we care about a toy car gift?), but the doorman was possibly the bitchiest ever—fortunately, I didn't have to tangle with him. Upon entering, we were welcomed by half-naked, long-haired Chippendale look-alikes (I never thought I would one day say that—please someone bring back Hedi's skinny boys), who shamelessly pushed copies of the new Visionaire in our faces, as if we were shopping for live chickens in a New Delhi market. Plus, the music was all about Justice (nothing against them, but you know), the cocktails were kind of weird and we had to contend with an army of paparazzi trying to find the beautiful people. Perhaps they were waiting for late-arriving Linda Evangelista, as I was not.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Giggles with Michel Gaubert

Giggles with Michel Gaubert at a dinner to launch his bag range for Longchamp. The music guru discusses getting naughty in Berlin, the Fendi show on the Great Wall of China and his new masturbation ring...

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