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November, 2008:

Gucci Unicef Party

Gucci is one of my favorite fashion houses and so, as you might imagine, I was thrilled to be invited to Gucci’s Unicef Benefit hosted by the stunning Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini. An irresistible mix of altruism and glamour made this party a star studded holiday event to remember!

Here I am wearing a tyroleon style charcoal wool tweed suit with leather trim by Gucci, a bold green, white, and black cotton sateen shirt by Gucci, Hermes black silk knit tie and black leather belt with silver buckle, and Gucci black python “Playboy” slip on shoes.

Cafe Luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg is one of my favorite restaurants in New York city. Its diffuse Jean Perzel deco lighting, white tile, and antique mirrors set the stage for a truly sumptuous bistro experience. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable – Kyle there always treats me like a rock star.

Blissed out after a fab luncheon, I am standing outside the Lux wearing a camel hair topcoat, brown wool heavy knit sweater, a Russian floral print silk cotton shirt, brown tweed motorcycle pants, and brown suede cap toe shoes all by Gucci.

Coromandel Screens

I love to use Coromandel screens in my interiors. The thirty layers or more of painstakingly applied lacquer and gold on these traditional Chinese folding screens add depth, drama, and a richness to any interior. Beautiful and functional, a fine Coromandel transcends any particular design idiom, and works well in a multitude of settings from high style traditional to modernist.

Here I am at the uber chic Chinese Porcelain Company admiring an important monumental Coromandel screen depicting a fantastic garden scene. Everything in this photo is something I would like to incorporate into one of my interiors. I am wearing an ivory corduroy jacket by Gucci over a Gucci teal silk Russian floral print shirt, a large scale geometric white and black silk scarf by Turnbull and Asser, black skinny jeans by Diesel and a silver chain link belt by Gucci. Not seen – Dior silver leather sneakers.