Nightlife

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Scene: CT Hedden and Susanne Bartsch, the Queen of Nightlife and nightlife impresario, at the fundraiser cocktail party for the @Bartschland documentary. Gracious and fun, Allison Eden and Gary Goldenstein hosted the fundraiser at their colorful home last week, as disco music filtered through the salon.

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Scene: Allison Eden, the hostess, and PJ Linden. Allison’s glass mosaic tile mural, left.

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Scene: Michael Fragoso, Elijah Vielma, and Albie Hueston.

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Scene: Michael Musto, Barry Weinbaum, and Susanne Bartsch.

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Scene: Scott Martin, Nic Dahl, Sara Huncke, and Joe Aboud.

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Scene: Dezi Ray and Khyal.

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Scene: Michael Weber and Juan Morales.

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Scene: Jonathan, Allison, and Kim surrounded with stars and stripes, vivid color, sparkles, sweets, and savory delights. O say, can you see!

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Scene: Reny Adam and Donnie Miller.

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Scene: Maryola Figueroa.

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Scene: Miguel Villalobos and Graham Tabor.

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Scene: Dara Holzman.

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Scene: Michael Fragoso, Michael Craig Dix, and Elijah Vielma.

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Scene: Barry Weinbaum and Elaine Korn.

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Scene:  Christopher Walker and Meiling Wong.

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Scene: Allison Eden, Michael Todd Belasco, and Michael Haayen. Allison Eden Studios is the leading design house of hand made custom glass mosaic tiles for residential and commerical interior design in New York City.

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Scene: Joey Arias and Sandra Long. Keeping with the dance music in the background at the party, here are Joey Arias and Micheal Musto performing Don’t Leave Me This Way at 54 Below. The Midtown Manhattan supper club, nicknamed “Broadway’s living room,” is located in the basement of the former Studio 54.

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Scene: Matt Pomerantz, Alixx Schottland, and Tod Greenfield.

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Scene: Rosemary Ponzo.

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Scene: Emily Kammeyer, Julia Gudish Krieger, and Lauren Preston.

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Scene: Michael Musto.

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Scene: Jack Laroux and Christina Koizumi.

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Scene: Nicole Fischelis, Freddie Leiba, and Susanne Bartsch.

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Scene: Allison Eden and Joey Arias.

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Scene: Norman Orenstein and Elaine Korn.

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Scene: Scott Martin, Freddie Leiba, and Michael Fragoso.

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Scene: Christopher Walker, Michael Nicholds, Susanne Bartsch, and Anthony&Alex thank the hosts and quests.

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Scene: Joey Arias sings a tune.

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Scene: Guest listening to Joey Arias perform.

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Scene: Susanne Bartsch and Allison Eden.

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Scene: Graham Tabor and Zaldy.

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Scene: Adam RealMan and Elaine Korn. Wait until you see his daring feat later in the post.

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Scene: Island Weiss, Allison Eden, and Rio Hamilton.

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Scene: PJ Linden and Sarah Stuve.

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Scene: PJ Linden.

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Scene: Elijah Vielma, Scott Martin, Susanne Bartsch, Nic Dahl, and Mica Spicka.

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Scene: David Scott Miller

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Scene: Adam RealMan performing his daring feat, swallowing his sword.

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Scene: Elisa Koizumi, Anna Man, and Elizabeth Lind.

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Scene: Steven South and Gary Goldenstein, host. Glass mosaic tile piece by Allison Eden, left.

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Scene: Michael Stewart and Niina Pollari.

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Scene: Jack Laroux with his painting, right. Allison Eden’s glass mosaic art piece, left.

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Scene: Elijah Vielma, Micael Magalhaes, and CT Hedden.

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Scene: Anthony&Alex, directors. Check out the preview @Bartschland documentary. They met their Kickstarter goal, plus. Congratulations!

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Scene: Christopher Walker and Michael Nicholds, team of No Weather LLC, producers @Bartschland documentary, with Sarah Jones and Elana Noy.

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Scene: Waleed Khairzada, producer @Bartschland documentary and author of Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch, and Micael Magalhaes.

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Scene: Susanne Bartsch and Albie Hueston embrace. The night shines.

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Scene: The host and hostess, Gary Goldenstein and Allison Eden at their upbeat casa vogue with Dezi Ray. A splendid time was had by all for the benefit of @Bartschland documentary.

 

 

 

Happy Spring!

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Scene: Jerry Hall and the Easter Rabbit. This image is from my Bloomingdale’s days when I was Fashion Art Director there. As an Art Director one conceives an approach to promote a product, merchandise, or a holiday in this case. Once the concept is established, the Art Director hires the talent to best envision the concept in collaboration, direct the shot, edit the film, and then design the ad. Easter ad, Photographer Mitchell Gray, Models Jerry Hall and the Easter Rabbit, Stylist Joan Robbins Lacey, Art Director Fred J. DeVito. Hope you enjoy this vintage portfolio piece.

 

 

 

Winter Watched

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Scene: Winter cool. This winter was the warmest on record. Red punctuations and purple too, quilted diamonds, blacks and greys, white and camel, stripes and asymmetrical patterns, fatigue greens and browns, new plaids, hats, hoods, and realness.

Meanwhile, at the cusp of Spring, nature marches on with blossoms and sprouts as migrating birds fly in procession. Winter ends Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:29am. Meteorologists are tracking a possible spring snowstorm in the New York City area for this coming weekend, marking the first official day of spring with a little snow. Springs up!

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Susan’s

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Scene: Susan Winberg at her birthday party, hosted by her husband Ken Shewer and their children Max and Zoe. The buzzy dinner party took place at their new penthouse. Susan, an interior designer, recently transformed a gut renovation in a prewar building into a contemporary sleek space overlooking the Hudson River. The wrap around terrace is still a work in progress, but the south, west, and north views go on for miles and miles. Their extensive art collection, which includes several Andy Warhols, Red Grooms, and others helped create a subliminal background of a Happening which complemented the evening.

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Scene: Ken Shewer welcoming guests.

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Scene: Phyllis Weaver and Lauren Altholz.

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Scene: Scott Band and Alexis Krugman.

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Scene: Miriam Farber, Karin Shewer Krugman, and Beth King DeVito.

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Scene: Stavros Tripi and Ken.

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Scene: A wall of Warhols.

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Scene: Zoe Shewer.

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Scene: Mickey Winberg.

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Scene: Guests gather to watch the big screen.

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Scene: On the big screen, Frank and Rita Shewer sending birthday wishes from Sarasota, Florida.

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Scene: Guests enjoying Frank and Rita’s message.

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Scene: Gary Gerstein and Ken.

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Scene: Personal Chef Calvin (Small-Smith) with his team Michael and Greg.

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Scene: The appetizer, organic local mixed greens, cucumber, tomato with balsamic vinegar and citrus.

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Scene: Charlene and Ariel, from Personal Chef Calvin’s team, with Max Shewer.

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Scene: John Paris and Jeff Altholz.

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Scene: Jeff, Lauren, and Rebecca Altholz with Zach Berenzweig.

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Scene: At the dinner table.

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Scene: Melissa Cohn.

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Scene: Ken toasts Susan. “The love of my life.”

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Scene: Smiles.

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Screen: Max and Zoe Shewer then give their toasts.

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Scene: Laughter and cheer.

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Scene: Max. The anime, upper left, is a caricature of Susan created by Max which you’ll see more of.

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Scene: Personal Chef Calvin places the finishing touches on his 24 hour soy ginger marinated wild salmon with rainbow quinoa, roasted asparagus, and sweet soy.

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Scene: Lively conversations.

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Scene: Michael Hertzberg and Beth King DeVito.

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Scene: It’s almost cake time! Susan loves free samples at her favorite bakeries!

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Scene: Ken lights the candles.

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Scene: Susan blows out the candles. Hope your wishes come true!

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Scene: Michael and Danielle Krugman.

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Scene: Justina Ray and Zoe.

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Scene: Remy Tumin and Max. A mini dance party ensued with Disclosure and collaborators.
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Scene: Zach Berenzweig and Sophia Altholz.

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Scene: Ariel Sulena and Personal Chef Calvin.

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Scene: Supermom caricature of Susan by her son Max, and Superman.

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Scene: Alexis, Danielle, and Michael Krugman, Scott Band, Karin Shewer Krugman, and Ken. Happy Birthday, Susan!