Scene: Yasmine Guenancia and Stan Wan at his exhibit — The Europe Years Photographs. The event was at The Laundress, on Prince Street in SoHo. Friends, family, colleagues, and students gathered at the cocktail reception to view, and congratulate Stan. Have a look at the photographs behind the scenes.
Scene: The poster for the event in the window of the store. It’s a small world — the model in the poster, Jennifer Linley Taylor, saw a Facebook post by her friend Bhavaja Kat and commented “Kat!!!! That is me in that photo kicking my leg up in front of the Eiffel Tower!!!”
Jennifer contacted Stan. They haven’t seen each other since about a month after the photo was taken, over 37 years ago. She flew to New York City to see the show and to meet up with Stan at The Laundress. They had a great day together in SoHo at the restaurant Felix on West Broadway, and the Wild Horses of Sable Island Gallery on Grand Street.
Scene: Kim Alexis and Nancy Donahue.
Scene: John Hulka, interior designer, designed The Laundress, Chris Hartley, and James Dale, Gwen Whiting’s husband.
Scene: Gwen Whiting, one of the founders of The Laundress, Jeff Boyd, Lindsey Boyd’s husband, and Karen Moreau.
Scene: Leah Steinhart and Brianna DeRosa, manager of The Laundress, in SoHo.
Scene: Kelly Cushing, Barbara Camp, and Jennifer Lynn.
Scene: Sarah Reinsch, Linda Mason, and Kim Alexis.
Scene: Guests in conversation. Lindsey Boyd in white, one of the founders of The Laundress.
Scene: Alexandra Pell-Kuhel, Rama Gowda, and Dilip Advani.
Scene: Yours truly with Alva Chinn. Photo by Stan Wan.
Scene: Stan Wan and his wife Sau Ngan Au Yeung.
Scene: Guests enjoying.
Scene: Richard and Karen Moreau with Lindsey Boyd, one of the founders of The Laundress.
Scene: Helen S. Murray with her niece Isabel Murray, Nancy Donahue, and Kim Alexis.
Scene: Barbara Camp and Margret Avery with Linda Mason.
Scene: Steven Maginnis and Alva Chinn.
Scene: The Laundress. The owners, Lindsey Boyd and Gwen Whiting, recently collaborated with John Mayer. They created a pairing of The Laundress X John Mayer Out West Laundry Detergent and Fabric Fresh. Whether on tour or at home, the clean fresh rich tones of the west brings you back to the prairie with this crisp duo. Through this eco-conscious partnership, 50% of proceeds from sales will go to the Montana Association of Land Trusts (MALT).
By the way, John Mayer is one of my favorites and we’re both born on the same day. And here’s one of John’s tunes to help you get into that prairie mood and back.
Scene: Stan Wan’s photography students from Hofsta University: Jordan Siem, Edwin Cabrera, and Emily Rosa, with their friends Catherine Schmelter and Mary Zaleska.
Scene: Stan Wan with his wife, Sau Ngan Au Yeung, and Cynthia Birdwell.
Scene: Samantha Lee Stuard, daughter of former model Helen Lee.
Scene: Kim Alexis.
Scene: Stan Wan and Cynthia Birdwell.
Scene: Trish Marinus and Patty Wallinger, who works at The Laundress.
Scene: Dr. William Kuhel with his wife Alexandra.
Scene: Barbara Camp, Linda Mason, and Sarah Reinsch.
Scene: Kim Alexis and Alva Chinn.
Scene: Stan Wan with Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd, the two founders of The Laundress.
Scene: Stunning photographs, wonderful guests, and a great gathering at a special location. Cheers Stan!
Scene: Helen S. Murray, Jordan Siem, and Nancy Donahue full of cheer!
For more information on some of the party goers you can view my story Model Behavior.