Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kim Hicks , A modern Couturier

Yesterday Kim Hick brought over her extraordinary range of Couture handmade gowns and we spent the day photographing them on Kamila. The dresses fitted like a glove. Thanks goes to Robin Narvaez who did the hair and make up.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hurray for the Gay Parade

After photographing a wedding on Saturday I thought how nice it would be to have a relaxing Sunday without picking up a camera. That lasted about half a second when I realised it was the NYC Gay Parade. It was so much fun. I captured the photos at the end of the parade in the West Villageafter the fabulous fairies, butterflies, boys. babes etc had walked all the way from 59th Street! Yes they were Hot!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ilo Ferreira hits the road

It will not be long before you know this man and his name. Yes Ilo Ferreira is about to make it big. Here are the photos from his concert at the Surf Lodge in Montauk last night. He has a smile that lights up a room, a guitar that is ready to travel and a voice that changes with every language he sings in ( English, Italian and his native Cape Verde language that sounds like portuguese). With Jimmy Buffett behind him forget about American Idol. This guy from Cape Verde is winning hearts at a rate of knots. Ilo we love it when you sing in your own language. It makes us weak at the knees!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ilo visits my studio

Some how with his busy schedule I managed to catch Ilo for an hour in my studio. He has been soloing with Jimmy on the latest tour and last night meet Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton who came to the restaurant where he was playing a gig alone.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sarah and Roy

Last Sunday Sarah and Roy decided to get married close to home in Brooklyn. Francesca from Francesca Events helped organize the day which started with getting ready at the Marriot and then a bus ride to Frankie's 457 where the couple was married in the Garden. Due to the weather 2 tents were put up and the guests stood as the couple said their vows. Next came the brunch which was served family style on long tables. After that the guests danced in the stables and then helped themselves to desserts after the cake was cut. I loved the flowers that were designed by Jennifer Bayly who works for Frankie's 457 and has her own design company called The Orangerie. When the cake was cut wax lips and mustaches were handed out After an amazingly dry afternoon each guest left with a small bottle of Frankie's famous Olive Oil. The see more photos please go to the slide show area at the right and click on Sarah and Roy

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Mermaid Parade Coney Island

I had a very busy weekend with a party in Connecticut on Saturday night and a wedding in Brooklyn on Sunday but it was the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island on Saturday and I didn't want to miss it. What are we going to do with all this rain! As usual it was pouring when I woke up so I got out my big umbrella and headed for the subway. I had planned everything down to the last minute so was lucky that for once the trains came quickly. I love Coney Island. It is not Manhattan. It is colourful and crowded and I always want to take photos when I am there. I feel like I am in a time warp and I pretend I am Diane Arbus. People are not afraid of my camera in Coney Island. They come to see and be seen. I am a little more adventurous and that always feels good.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Souls and Soles

My favorite moments are those that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Sometimes it is a flower in Central Park, a delicious ripe peach, a perfect summer day or a sign on a wall. No sooner had I read the quote by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, I looked down and saw the most amazing sight. It was as if peoples soles were talking! Were these shoes really made for walking? I have my doubts.

Bradley Cooper at the Whitney Art Party Smiled at me!

Last night The Whitney Art Party was held at Skylight in partnership with BCBGMAXAZRIA.
The Space looked great thanks to Van Wyck & Van Wyck. The guests happily drank specialty Cocktails by Belvedere Vodka & 10 Cane Rum. I have never seen such a group of long legged party goers and the shoes were amazing.
That will be tomorrow's post.
Also I am still laughing to myself over the film The Hangover so imagine my thrill when Bradley Cooper walked in the door and smiled at me. He deserves the biggest photo for having given me the best laughs of the year!
If you haven't seen the movie it is too funny and not to be missed

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rebecca and Barry

Last Sunday recovering from chasing my beautiful bride all over Glass Houses, I decided to go to the Barbeque Cook Out on 23rd St and to get myself some greasy yummy well deserved food. I arrived at 4 pm and can you imagine the smell of all those ribs being cooked. There was only one problem. There were lines that were miles long and it seemed as if every line I got in was terminated a minute later with the sad news that yes another stand was sold OUT!!! I thought about going to the movies. As I got to Rub BBQ on 23rd I could see a large crowd outside. I spotted Rebecca and her husband Barry. There they were in the window of Rub. Turns out their daughter Teri had had the same idea as me to go to the street fair but had bailed at the first sight of lines and had met her parents for a very late lunch. Barry handed me a rib which I happily ate and then I went inside and sat down to join them.

So I got my fix. Thanks Rebecca cause you are the BEST!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jennifer and Brett tie the knot

Last Saturday the best plans were shot when the weather decided to pour just as Jennifer got into her dress. I had planed on a walk around the meat packing district with the couple before their wedding at the Glass Houses at 545 West 25th St but it was not to be! Somehow I convinced Jennifer to walk to the corner near Soho House , where she had gotten ready and we did get a photo without trashing the dress!
Dejaun Struad was given the challenge of creating a ceremony area that could be transformed into a lounge area while the guests were present and the amazing Peter Callahan managed to serve fantastic drinks and delicious food both hot and cold from a tiny kitchen. Instead of a sit down dinner the couple decided to have a cocktail party with passed plated dishes. Peter's food always delights the guests from his little salmon and caviar pigs to mini donuts and mini milk shakes with chocolate cookies. The DJ Ray Jarrell had everyone dancing straight from 8.30 to 1 am when the guests headed back to the Soho House for an after Party. Check for the slide show coming soon on the right of the blog.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Gabriella's New York Bridal Salon

It is not very often that you catch Gabriella sitting down. When ever I need a little wedding inspiration I drop by her store on West 14th St to take a look at her one of a kind vintage jewelry or to check out the latest in wedding hand bags, shoes and hair accessories. This little boutique hidden in the Meat Packing District carries a very cool collection of Wedding dresses created by up and coming designers. Today she had a new one designed exclusively for her by Angel Sanchez. To visit Gabrielle it is best to call to make an appointment but if you find yourself opposite the Apple Store just go ring the bell.
Gabriella New York Bridal Salon
400 W. 14th #2A
New York, NY 10014