Jean Shafiroff

Lara Eurdolian With Nadja Sayej & Syl Tang

VIP parties, backstage access at New York Fashion Week, and black-tie balls at the Plaza Hotel, this is the high society of New York City, and it is a place unlike any other.

There in the background, snapping photos was photographer Nadja Sayej with her “purse cam.” During these nights of fabulous ball gowns are all captured in “The Glitzerati: A Book in Photo Captions” (ArtStar Books) which held an exclusive launch party at Mariebelle New York.

Featuring over 100 black-and-white photos from 2018-2023, her spontaneous, paparazzi-style photos are a testament to the female gaze in celebrity photography. These photos capture New York pre-and-post it’s “roaring 20s” party scene, featuring stars including Cardi B, Diane Keaton, Julia Fox, Bruce Willis, Sam Smith, and more. Looking through his archive is like playing a game of Who’s Who of the cultural class—while honoring behind-the-scenes figures like writers, B&H Photo employees, bartenders, doormen, valet parking workers, red carpet photographers, and more.


Mirabel Lieberman

If your audience thought their partying days were wild, let them have a look at the unbuttoned, riotous days in “The Glitzerati: A Book in Photo Captions.”

About: The Glitzerati: A book in photo captions

Step inside New York City’s galas, soirees, and bashes in this photo book, which is a collection of party photos, from 2018 to 2023.  Featuring over 200 shots of celebrities, art stars, influencers and the fashion world, this black-and-white photo book captures New York City’s cultural class in all its elegance and pizzazz. From red carpet galas to dinner parties, this is a true snapshot of today’s “roaring twenties” glitz and glamor. 

The Glitzerati pays homage to New York City’s vivacious nightlife. It spans the worlds of fashion, culture, music, and film to bring the best moments of events into this short, breezy book. Nadja’s “default” photo style is marked by spontaneity and a paparazzi-like freshness that captures the pop culture at every event. In the world of Instagram stories, fake filters, Photoshop and staged photo shoots, this true behind-the-scenes coverage is needed more than ever. 

This book features photos of Cardi B, Diane Keaton, Offset, Spike Lee, Bobby Brown, Bruce Willis, Debbie Harry, and many more. This book celebrates the legacy of celebrity party photography from the female gaze. With layered expressions, freewheeling shots and a focus on high fashion, this photo book captures the party zeitgeist of where high society meets pop culture. Consider it a pop culture manifesto in the form of photos with punchy captions. 

Immortalizing parties in New York and beyond, these legendary photos capture a carefree era both before and after the pandemic of the jet set, the movers, and shakers of the global cultural scene, up close and personal. The book is broken down into photos with extensive captions, because let’s face it—this is book writing for the Instagram generation. 

Book title: The Glitzerati: A Book In Photo Captions by Nadja Sayej

Publish Date: November 13th, 2023

Format: Softcover

Category: Photography – High Society, Culture, Art

Publisher: ArtStars Books

Trim Size: 9 x 12

Pages: 138

US Price: $25 

About Nadja Sayej:

Nadja Sayej is a photographer based in New York City, shooting celebrities and red-carpet galas for Vanity Fair London, V Magazine, T Magazine, and more. Her pop culture writing, and celebrity interviews have appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Interview Magazine and more, where she reported live from film festivals, from Venice to Berlin and New York. For more information, please visit: 

About: Mariebelle New York

MarieBelle artisan chocolates are known for their exquisite tasting ganache, hot chocolate and truffles, presented in artistic packaging, creating memories that last a lifetime. The charming offerings of the chocolatier are delectable, cherished delights that indulge the senses. The designs are reflective of a lifestyle that embraces chocolate not just as a sweet treat, but rather a work of culinary art to appreciate and adore.  For more information about MarieBelle Chocolates, visit

Photos Courtesy Of Lawlor Media Group / BFA