Kid Robot launched its new do-it-yourself toy line, Munnyworld, with a custom, designer toy exhibition at Eloquent Delinquents Gallery.
The artists were great, friendly, lots of toy signing. At some point, I got spritzed with Corona, New Year's Eve style by a pair of San Tropez vacationites who were bar hopping when suddenly, a tight gallery space with exposed, limited edition artwork obstructed their path. I brushed off some foam, along with the gentleman standing next to me, also sprayed. I'm pretty sure we made peace. You know, "desole," it was just "pour s'amuser," "passer un bon moment." Gallery? What gallery? Art shmart. Just a little beer. No hard feelings, but be forewarned, I believe security is heavily armed over at Larry Gagosian. Continuer a maintenir la paix!
Tony Beno Holden: Chef, Blackbird Cafe, Brooklyn, New York
I see Tony just about every day at Blackbird where I get my coffee. Tony and I once debated the popularity of a certain beet dressing on a hamburger. Was it too experimental? Did people want a plain old burger? We mulled over the issue for a few minutes. I don't think we ever concluded anything and promptly moved onto a conversation about Italian political corruption.
What do beet dressing and Italian politics have in common? Nothing. They're just the kinds of things Tony and I talk about and of course, we reminisce about some of Italy's finer points.
"She's letting me stay here while she's working on a movie that's being made in Canada. But I guess you already know that. Well, I couldn't afford a place like this in a million years... unless, of course, I'm discovered and become a movie star. Of course, I'd rather be known as a great actress than a movie star. But, you know, sometimes people end up being both. So that is, I guess you'd say, sort of why I came here.
I'm sorry. I'm just so excited to be here. I mean I just came here from Deep River, Ontario, and now I'm in this dream place. Well, you can imagine how I feel."
-- Betty Elms, Mulholland Drive
Nail Polish in Dovima by NARS
Brave New World-Testers by NARS
Touche Eclat skin highlighter by Yves San Laurent
Gloss Pur by Yves San Laurent
Lip Gloss Quad in South Beach by Cargo
Lip Lacquer in Eros by NARS
Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls by NARS
Lip Lacquer in F***ed With by NARS (o.k., I made that one up)
Kehinde Wiley's Closing Party for Black Light,
Deitch Projects, September 26th:
Ok. I realize I'm late in posting this one...let's say... for reasons having to do with a counterintuitive, insular time construct, primarily non-linear in nature. Look, I never said it had to be October.
Here is a consoling thought to keep in mind when running late: beginnings and endings are one and the same, with exceptions being the gallery world and chess perhaps.
If there's no beginning, then there's no end, in which case, you've never been late for anything, nor will you ever be again. Or you can always hop a cab; this is New York City.
Women. Legs, The Creator
Elizabeth Lynn Edwards, student, University of Pittsburgh.
Dress: Alice + Olivia
Benu, jazz and soul singer. Jeans: 192 Doves, Ruben Chapelle
Marisol Mercado Covarrubias, Copper necklace: her own design
from her jewelry line, Temple de Mexico.
Later at Malcolm's
Kareem D. Anglin, publisher of his blog, Male Style Review
This is Larry Ossei-Mensah, photographer, skilled small-talk bypasser,
thought-provoker and editor of his blog, My Global Hustle.