“The clothing’s just the sprinkles on top.” So said tattoo artist Ami James, and it could have been the motto for the evening, especially when the chocolate-sprinkled cupcakes appeared later on, one last treat for a collection of self-proclaimed oddballs, from Michael Stipe to Bono’s wife, Irish business woman Ali Hewson, to a late entry looking like the boy next door, Josh Hartnett.
They were gathered last night for the launch of the “Eccentrics Issue” of Vs. Magazine, which coincided with the official opening—or, anyway, the celebrity opening—of Paul Gerard’s Exchange Alley, the two events hosted by brunette beauties Liv Tyler, whose face in close-up stares from the cover of the new Vs., and Helena Christensen, who took the photo.
Midlife crises tend to evoke the same images: red sports cars, hair plugs, letters of resignation. But not if you’re a rock star. Not if you’re Michael Stipe.
After six years of presumably felicitous dwelling in his two-story penthouse loft home and studio on Canal Street in SoHo, Mr. Stipe, the former lead singer and lyricist of now-disbanded R.E.M., is calling it quits and, like most retirees, moving south. And by south we mean downtown Manhattan.
Last night saw a book party for Broadway legend Gerald Schoenfeld, a bash for style shutterbug Bill Cunningham, and Tilda Swinton’s emergence from her chrysalis to celebrate Venice.
On April 24, 1941, Richard Holbrooke was born in Manhattan. And though he spent his last hours yesterday in Washington, D.C. and much of his diplomat’s life crossing borders fighting oppressive rulers tooth-and-nail, he always remained a New Yorker.
And as a testament to that birthright, Holbrooke was a foreign affairs genius who, when he Read More
Dear Lower East Side: The 1990s called and said they want their favorite band back. Yes, R.E.M., the iconic Athens four-piece (turned three-piece) that sort of went out of style around the same time as 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation was apparently all over Rivington Street earlier this week shooting a video for the first Read More
From a hotel room in Milwaukee, 50-year-old singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo was discussing one of the more enduring loves of his life. “I think sometimes that’s why I’ve had such a hard time with relationships with women,” he said, in a California-casual voice marbled with world-weariness. “Because the love that I have for writing songs is Read More
Patria Chef Learns ABC’s
When chef Douglas Rodriguez’s restaurant Chicama opens on Jan. 29 in the ABC Carpet & Home building on Broadway and 18th Street, he’ll be just a couple of blocks from Patria, the Latin American-themed restaurant on Park Avenue South where he became a New York culinary star. But Mr. Read More