Monday, October 23, 2017

DIRTY HARVEY WEINSTEIN NOT TAKING CLAIMS SERIOUSLY

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DIRTY HARVEY!
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Harvey Weinstein With Wife Georgina Chapman




Harvey Weinstein is receiving both inpatient and outpatient treatment amid the numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations against him, E! News has learned.



A spokesperson for the producer confirmed the news to E! News on Saturday, following recent reports that he was seeking treatment.



"Mr. Weinstein is receiving inpatient as well as outpatient medical treatment for the next month or so," the spokesperson said.



No further details were given and the producer's whereabouts were not made known.



Over the past couple of week, at least 50 women have accused the produce of sexual misconduct and six of them, including Rose McGowan and Italian star and xXx cast member Asia Argento, say he raped her. Weinstein has apologized for past treatment of colleagues but denies allegations of non-consensual sex.



Police in Los Angeles, New York and London are investigating several sexual misconduct allegations. Weinstein has not been charged with a crime. The controversy has cost his him job, his marriage and many of his honors.



Last week, after reports say Weinstein was headed to rehab, paparazzi encountered him outside the Los Angeles home of one of his daughters.



"I'm hanging in, I'm trying my best," he said at the time. "Guys, I'm not doing OK but I'm trying."



"I gotta get help, guys," he said, as seen in a video posted on TMZ. "You know what, we all make mistakes, second chance I hope."



A day later, Weinstein was spotted in Arizona, dining with friends.



On Friday, a source told E! News that the producer was still in the state and "going to an outpatient center during the day" and staying at a hotel, adding, "He isn't taking things seriously at all and is more concerned about business and his next moves. He is just going through the motions with counseling and doesn't seem concerned at all about what's to come."



Weinstein has not commented.



TMZ reported that day that Weinstein had completed a one-week outpatient program to treat psychological issues and was leaving the state.



News of Weinstein undergoing inpatient treatment also comes a week after TMZ reported that authorities responded to a 911 call made by his daughter Remy to "say her dad was suicidal." Police told E! News they had arrived at the house in response to a "family disturbance" but could not confirm the call was about Weinstein.



A friend of Weinstein told Page Six that the producer is not suicidal, but "his heart is breaking for his kids."



JUSTIN BIEBER'S TATTOO ARTIST BANG BANG TALKS

Justin Bieber Tattoos



E! NEWS -- Justin Bieber shocked fans on Saturday when he debuted a massive torso tattoothat incorporated existing smaller designs.



Bang Bang, the tattoo artist who gave the singer his new ink, talked to E! News exclusively about the meaning behind it. The tattoo took three days to create and was done in Beverly Hills.



"We added two angels, one on each side," he said. "Below each one, they're dominating the evil. Whenever I do an epic piece, there needs to be the positive and negative. There needs to be a balance...visually there needs to be contrast. Below each of the angels, there is a demon that needs to be defeated. The skeleton on one side and the serpent on the other."



"It's symbolic of Gothic art and the struggle between the light and dark, the good and the evil, Yin and Yang," he said. "I wanted to make sure we had contrast in subject matter and imagery. The thing that made the most sense to me was a tattoo describing his spirituality. The animals he has, his spirit animals as well as the angels, his guardians. I was trying to make it super meaningful and not scattered."



Bang Bang said Justin texted him about getting new ink.



"He said he has a mustache on his belly, referring to the eagle, and it just needed more around it so it wasn't so isolated and floating in the middle of his stomach," the tattoo artist said, laughing. "I don't know why he thought it looked like a mustache. Maybe one of his friends told him that."



Bang Bang said Bieber didn't know what was planned beforehand.



"He said he wanted me to cover his front, so I sent him a bunch of options," he said. "They were all religious in subject. I explained to him that the whole front should be one idea. I didn't actually cover anything. There are no cover ups."



Bang Bang said he worked on the design for three weeks. Inking it on Bieber took three days. During that time, Bieber was accompanied by a friend. On the last day, more of his pals came and they all had a Nerf Ball fight with the tattoo artist during a break. Bieber also periodically sent photos of his tattoo-in-progress to family and friends, who gave him good feedback.



"Everyone was really stoked about it," Bang Bang said.



He said that while he was tattooing Bieber, the two "talked about life."



"We talked about growing up," he added. "We talked about people and their perceptions. How changes in life and people all come like seasons. We also talked about just figuring it out. I've known Justin for a long time and I've got to see this talented world famous iconic young man grow up. And same for me. When he met me, I was younger and we were in different spots in life. And it's cool to see how we've grown."



And Bieber is in no way done with tattoos.



"I'm coming back soon," Bang Bang said, laughing. "I did the bottom half of his front but still need to do the top."




BVLGARI DIAMONDS ARE BELLA HADID'S BEST FRIEND

Bella Hadid



Bella Hadid was stunning at the Bvlgari Flagship Fifth Avenue Store Reopening the other day in New York City. Remember, diamonds are a girls best friend!


Friday, October 20, 2017

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION LUNCHEON

Joan Lunden



Joan Lunden With Myra Biblowit And Kinga Lampert



Joan Lunden, Myra Biblowit and Kinga Lampert were photographed at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation New York Symposium and Awards Luncheon yesterday at The New York Hilton in New York City. We must say, Joan Lunden looked stunning and was in fashion.


THE DECORATION & DESIGN BUILDING 2017 STARS

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STARS ON THE RISE AWARDS

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Carl Zachs With Beck Brittain




Julia Johnston And Jesse Carrier



Jenny Wolfe With Kate Rumson And Bennett Leifert




The Decoration & Design Building and the Cohen Design Centers honored 12 of the design industry’s most illustrious talents during the 10th Anniversary Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards. The event was held at the Decoration & Design Building’s restaurant Upper Story by Charlie Palmer on the 14th floor during DDB Fall Market 2017.

Charles Cohen And Clo Cohen




Janice Parker
This invitation-only event saw luminaries from the worlds of interior, landscape, product and graphic design, as well as art, photography and architecture recognizing and honoring their peers in an intimate ceremony. Established at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles more than 20 years ago, the Stars of Design Awards are among the industry’s most prestigious events. Recipients were selected for their contributions to and achievements in their respective fields: Lifetime Achievement, Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Art, Photography and Stars on the Rise.



This year’s winners included architect Lee F. Mindel; interior designer Victoria Hagan; architects Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian; landscape architect Janice Parker; product designer Bec Brittain; graphic designer Jon Contino; fine artist Marc Dennis; photographer Nori Inoguchi; and interior designers Rajni Alex, Dani Arpsand Virginia Tupker.

Rajni Alex With Virginia Tupker And Dani Arps




Notable guests included Charles S. Cohen, Clo Cohen, Lee F. Mindel, Victoria Hagan, Mark Ferguson, Oscar Shamamian, Janice Parker, Bec Brittain, Jon Contino, Marc Dennis, Nori Inoguchi, Rajni Alex, Dani Arps, Virginia Tupker, Sotheby’s, Bennett Leifer, Kate Rumson, Jessie Carrier, Mara Miller, Jenny Wolf, Julia Noran, Philip Gorrivan, Scott Salvator, Linda London, Lee Kavanaugh, Alyssa Urban, Anne Bower, Carolyn Englefield, Ashley Whittaker, Anne Foxley, and Marianne Howatson.

Lee Kavanaugh With Alyssa Urban





DDB Fall Market 2017 featured two information-filled days consisting of six Keynote events—including panelists such as Amy Astley, Brian Sawyer, Monique Gibson, Martha Stewart, Stephen Sills, Shawn Henderson, MoMA, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Whitney Robinson, Bunny Williams, Guy Regal, Sophie Donelson, Alexandra Angle, Amanda Lindroth, Bennett Leifer, Clinton Smith and Steve, Brooke and Charlie Giannetti—as well as 20 in-showroom programs, two Special Events, one Special Program, three Cocktail Receptions and 114 Open Houses.




This year’s Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise winners:




Lifetime Achievement—Lee F. Mindel



Architect Lee F. Mindel is principal of the New York-based SheltonMindel. The firm, which provides services in architecture, interiors and product design for residential and commercial clients, has received numerous awards, including 28 AIA architecture awards, seven Interior Design magazine Best of Year awards and recognition from Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 design firms of the last century. Mindel is an Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee, as well as a Dean of American Design.



Interior Design—Victoria Hagan



A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Victoria Hagan launched her eponymous, New York City-based firm 25 years ago. Her projects have included a Central Park penthouse on the top floor of the Plaza Hotel and the official residence of the Vice President of the United States of America.



Architecture—Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian



Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian established Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP, in 1988. Specializing in residential architecture, Ferguson and Shamamian have designed homes in New York City, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Connecticut and Martha’s Vineyard, among other locations. The firm’s work has been published inArchitectural Digest, ELLE Decor, Vogue and VERANDA, among many other publications.



Landscape Design—Janice Parker



A winner of the 2012 National Palladio Award for Landscape Architecture, Janice Parker launched Janice Parker Landscape Architects in 1984. The Connecticut-based firm, which primarily works with clients in New York City, the Hamptons and the Sound, has had its work appear in The New York Times, Metropolitan Home and Vogueamong others.



Product Design—Bec Brittain



Working primarily in centerpiece lighting, Bec Brittain served as design director for the Lindsey Adelman Studio before opening her own studio in 2011. Best known for the critically acclaimed SHY Light, Brittain works with top designers and architects on commercial and residential projects around the world.



Graphic Design—Jon Contino



A native New Yorker, Jon Contino is the founder and creative director of the Contino Brand, and co-founder and creative director of CXXVI Clothing Company. His designs, illustrations and typography have appeared on everything from magazine covers and national advertising campaigns to movie posters and food trucks.



Art—Marc Dennis



Born in Massachusetts and currently residing in Brooklyn, artist Marc Dennis’ hyper-realistic paintings are influenced by the works of the Southern European masters, and have been showcased in group and solo exhibitions across the country. His work can be found in private collections such as those belonging to Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman, Larry Gagosian and Nancy Rogers, among others.



Photography—Nori Inoguchi



Still life photographer Nori Inoguchi was born in Japan and educated in New York. His work focuses on fashion, cosmetics and electronics, and includes commissions from L’Oreal, Samsung and L.L. Bean, among many others. Inoguchi’s Studio Lx, located in the Financial District, opened in 2013.



Star on the Rise—Rajni Alex



Rajni Alex, founder and principal of Rajni Alex Interior Design, works on both commercial and residential projects. Alex works to create spaces rooted in her clients’ lifestyle and personality but influenced by her own aesthetic: intricate patterns and details, color and sculptural form.



Star on the Rise—Dani Arps



The designer of start-up spaces including Venmo and Gilt, Dani Arps, who works on both commercial and residential projects, creates spaces with an industrial yet eclectic feel. Her work has appeared in publications such as Essence and Business Insider. Additionally, Curbed Young Guns named Arps among the Class of 2016.



Star on the Rise—Virginia Tupker



Virginia Tupker launched Virginia Tupker Interiors after more than a decade as a magazine editor, covering homes for publications such as Vogue and House & Garden. Working on both residential and commercial high-end properties, Tupker’s first project was published in Vogue.




About the Decoration & Design Building




The Decoration & Design Building is located in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, diagonally across from the flagship Bloomingdale’s department store. Known nationally and internationally as the world’s most important home to over 130 showrooms, the DDB represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, educational opportunities and resource information. The D&D Building is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world. The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building's scenic events venue, conference center and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer. The DDB is owned and operated by Charles S. Cohen.


The DDB hosts two major Market events each year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Markets, which are often held in partnership with the world’s top editorial voices and industry trade organizations, examine all aspects of design and the decorative arts. Over 2,000 design professionals and industry leaders attend these Market events, with over 150 in attendance at each of the DDB keynote presentations.

For more information, visit www.ddbuilding.com.




COVER PARTY FOR JEAN SHAFIROFF @ JUE LAN CLUB

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THE LIMELIGHT

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff With Ernie Anastos



Victor De Souza And Justin Lujan



New York Lifestyles Magazine hosted a party celebrating author, philanthropist and September cover star Jean Shafiroff. The invitation-only event took place at the Jue Lan Club restaurant.

David Arquilla



Notable attendees included Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ernie Anastos, Bo Dietl, Arlene Lazare, Allen Lazare, Bill Mason, Carol Wilkinson, Craig Dix, Frederick Anderson, Simona Gjokikj, Shameda Shah, George Wayne, Alyson Cariefo, Lauren Levison, Victor de Souza, Justin Lujan, Scott Elkins, Missy Hargraves, David Arquilla, Shannon Hales, Dawne Marie Grannum, Jonathan LeWinter, Diane Kirksey, Katlean DeMonchy, Lee Fryd, Flo Anthony, Dara Mirjahangiry and Frederico Wasserman.

Missy Hargraves


Dawne Marie Grannum





Bo Dietl
In her cover story interview for the publication, Jean speaks at length on the importance of teaching younger generations the value in giving to others. “One of the greatest gifts parents can give to their children is to teach them the importance of philanthropy and helping people and animals in need,” she tells the publication. Jean also discusses the importance of teachers and parents educating children on the value of giving at home and in school, and of early involvement in appropriate community service activities for children of all ages. “We are the role models for our children and future generations. As responsible parents, relatives, and citizens, we bear the duty of service as positive role models to teach future generations to give back,” Jean tells the New York Lifestyles Magazine. “The world we build and cultivate today is the world that our children will inherit tomorrow.”



Jue Lan Club, formerly home to New York’s famous Limelight nightclub, provided an intimate yet lively setting for the party, where guests enjoyed modern Chinese hors d’Oeuvres as well as wine and cocktails.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SOPHIE BONVIN'S NYC LAUNCH FOR 'THE COLLECTOR'

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'THE COLLECTOR' LUXURY HANDBAGS CELEBRATION

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Sophie Bonvin With Bill Claps




The COLLECTOR, a line of luxury handbags from Geneva, Switzerland founded by Sophie Bonvin celebrated the launch of their latest collaboration, the CODE Collection with artist Bill Claps, at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.



Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Angelica Patient Assistance Program, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of economically disadvantaged long-term care patients through programs including art and music therapy. Five percent of sales during the event, and 3.5 percent of sales throughout the month of October 2017, will be donated to The Angelica Patient Assistance Program.

Sophie Bonvin And Amanda Cronin


Missy Hargraves And Antoine Verglas




The bags were on display throughout the launch party, where guests could place orders and discuss the pieces with Sophie and Bill. The collection will remain in New York City throughout the month of October, 2017; after, prospective buyers can place their orders through The COLLECTOR’s website, http://thecollector.ch.

Avanti Gupta



Karen Koval And David Barish



Lauren Casarona
Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they viewed the collection of handbags, which are crafted from fine exotic skins and feature motifs by Bill, whose work reflects on communication in the digital age by utilizing the dots and dashes of Morse code. Notable attendees included Sophie Bonvin, Bill Claps, Fareen Butt, Marie-Claire Gladstone, Avanti Gupta, Missy Hargraves, Antoine Verglas, Aurora Fenwick, David Brown, Patricia and Cecilia Lizarraga, Amanda Cronin, Lauren Casarona, Genny Kopina, Masha Filonova, Gigi Salomon, Paul Robinson, Lydia Duanmu, Li Wang, Karen Koval, David Barish, Lauren Richman, Janet Temidayo, Jessie Kirchman, Vita Dauksaite, Irena Yelanchik and Olga Raganelli.



Founded in 2014 by Ms. Bonvin, THE COLLECTOR produces quality handbags and accessories crafted from skins including python, American alligator and South African ostrich. The interior of each bag is lined with lambskin and finished in hardware of gunmetal or plated gold. In addition to their signature line, every two years THE COLLECTOR collaborates with an artist for a limited edition selection of unique handbags; the most recent collaboration was with Laura Chaplin, granddaughter of legendary film star Charlie Chaplin.




About THE COLLECTOR



Founded in 2014 by Sophie Bonvin, THE COLLECTOR is a Geneva-based line of unique handbags and accessories crafted from the best exotic skins, produced with sound design principles, excellence, and integrity at a competitive price point for a sophisticated and quality-driven clientele. Products are principally sourced from genuine skins such as American alligator, python, lizard, and South African farm-raised ostrich. Designed by Vietnamese-French interior and landscape designer Hom Le Xuan, the line’s design is uniquely Swiss, while skins are selected in Paris and Italy from the best tanning and finishing companies. Along with producing a classic line, the company releases an artist collaboration every two years; recent collaborations include Laura Chaplin, granddaughter of film star Charlie Chaplin, and artist Bill Claps.



For more information on THE COLLECTOR, visit http://thecollector.ch/collections/artist-collection.html



About Bill Claps



A New Jersey native, artist Bill Claps received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University; he also studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League in both New York City and Florence, Italy. Recently, his work has centered around the utilization of Morse code to communication thoughts and ideas, with the dots and dashes serving as their own language not unlike the binary language of modern computers. His paintings and drawings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries around the United States and Europe, including the Salomon Arts Gallery, Aspen Fine Arts Gallery and Art Monaco, among others.



For more information on Bill Claps, visit http://www.billclaps.net

Monday, October 16, 2017

BLAKE LIVELY HAND IN HAND WITH SOME OLD TROLL

Blake Lively And Old Troll



Blake Lively was seen today holding hands with some old troll in New York City. Hey, it's OK, I am a old troll too!



Sunday, October 15, 2017

LAWRENCE SCOTT PRODUCES GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE

Global Lyme Alliance @ Cipriani



Larry Scott and Ramona Singer



Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to the research and education of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, announced its third annual New York City Gala raised $2 million. The funding will support GLA’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test and better treatment protocols, as well as educate both the public and physicians about Lyme disease.


Rob Thomas and Chris Daughtry



Ally Hilfiger
This year’s gala, produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events, was attended by more than 700 supporters at Cipriani 42nd Street and honored Marisol Thomas, philanthropist, animal rights advocate and wife of Grammy Award-winning musician Rob Thomas and Joseph Abboud, celebrated and award-winning menswear designer and author of Threads: My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion and Fashion Designer Encyclopedia, for their active roles in driving awareness of Lyme disease and their commitment to finding a cure for this complex and misunderstood disease. The event was hosted by Rosanna Scotto, co-anchor of FOX 5’s Good Day New York.



Celebrated event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events produced and designed the gala for the third year in a row, including donating the décor. The space was decorated in a black and gold color scheme, featuring sleek centerpieces and stunning floral arrangements. Scott is as well-known for producing spectacular, one-of-a-kind events as he is for his commitment to philanthropy. With a long-standing dedication to the community and decades of charitable endeavors, Scott is both a devoted philanthropist and legendary event planner. He supports more than 30 charities annually, including the Global Lyme Alliance.

Honoree Joseph Abboud




For Scott, it’s all about the mix—the high and the low, the formal and relaxed—when it comes to creating a truly standout celebration. Scott’s innate understanding of his guests makes everyone feel included; and his usage of exclusively in-house services means clients receive only the best in custom décor, food, florals, and entertainment, creating timeless, unforgettable events.



“The threat of Lyme is real, and growing by the day. This gala helps get us closer to finding answers, and ultimately a cure for Lyme disease, thanks to the support and generosity of everyone involved,” said GLA CEO Scott Santarella. “We are truly grateful to have such tremendous support this year. From our honorees, to our co-chairs, donors, and everyone else who played a role in making this event successful, we are so thankful.”

Larry Scott and Yolanda Hadid




The Co-Chairs for the gala included Tim Baxter, president and CEO, Samsung Electronics America; Nick Lippman, partner, Lippman Entertainment; Jay McInerney, best-selling author; Jarrod Nadel, chief product development director, Tailored Brands, Inc.; Julian Niccolini, partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant; David Nolan, vice chairman, Millennium Management; Larry Scott, owner, Lawrence Scott Events; Rob Thomas, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and producer; Alex von Bidder, partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant. The evening’s Honorary Event chairs included Yolanda Hadid, television personality and author; Ally Hilfiger, author, Lyme advocate and fashion designer; Dee and Tommy Hilfiger; Thalia Mottola, singer/songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur; Mike Schneider, broadcast journalist and documentary producer.



The ceremony was followed by performances from special musical guests, including Grammy award- winning artist Rob Thomas and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and front man for the band bearing his name Chris Daughtry. Guests were also treated to amazing food inspired by The Four Seasons Restaurant’s new menu, courtesy of executive chef Pecko Zantilaveevan.



Notable attendees included Jean Shafiroff along with Larry Scott, Yolanda Hadid, Ally Hilfiger, Marisol and Rob Thomas, Chris Daughtry, Bryan Adams, Ramona Singer, Joseph Abboud, Rosanna Scotto, Jim Miller, Charles Balducci, Debbie Siciliano, Rob Kobre, Diane Blanchard, Scott Santarella, Staci Grodin, Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict, Richard Baker and many others.



Everyone is susceptible to Lyme and is just one tick bite away from contracting the disease. Cases of Lyme have been reported in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, making it a health crisis with worldwide impact. Additionally, current diagnostic tests for Lyme disease are inaccurate in more than fifty percent of Lyme patients, leading to both failed and misdiagnoses.



The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982. 329,000 people in the United States alone contract Lyme disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Photos Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP / Getty


FATHER JOHN MISTY PERFORMS AT BROOKLYN BOWL

Father John Misty



Joshua Michael Tillman AKA Father John Misty performed at Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq in Las Vegas, NV the other night to a huge crowd.