Friday, January 13, 2006

A Beauty Full Evening...

(Above: Marie-Laure Fournier and Gwen Flamberg, Beauty Director of Fitness Magazine)

On the evening before Christmas Day, Marie-Laure Fournier, of Fournier Communications, decided to invite a few close friends for a warm and cozy Christmas dinner. These friends, her friends, were a crowd of Beautiful People. This was not exactly a crowd from the 1960's, were the term Beautiful People referred to the musicians, actors and celebrities of the Californian "Flower Power." Rather, this was a 2006 crowd certainly familiar with the history of that era; "Baby You're a Rich Man", from the Beatle's Magical Mystery Tour album in which they make reference to "beautiful people". This was a crowd of visionaries, smart intelligent women and men that envelope beauty every day. A crowd that take pride on the notion that they give beauty direction, globally! They are above all, people... Beauty-Full People.

When in Vogue, do as Voguers do, hence... Above: Sarah Brown, Beauty Editor of Vogue and Karlo, MakeUp Artiste. Left to right: Sarah in Marc Jacobs blue silk ruffled top and Karlo in dark navy tailored pinstripe jacket by Moschino, sky blue long-sleeve cuffed shirt by Mugler, and jeans by Dirk Bikkembergs. Cufflinks by Swarovski. Hehehe.

Alright, back at this article and the beauty of that evening. As I mentioned before, Marie-Laure Fournier gave such a lovely dinner where gifts were exchanged... and talking about gifts, it was so hard for me to find gifts for people that have almost everything. Well, thanks to the suggestion of my friend Patrice Braccialli of Francesco Smalto, I arrived at La Maison du Chocolat, and so I went the route of decadence. Chocolat for everyone.

And between champagne and cocoa we chatted, and the most lovely conversation surfaced. Sarah spoke about her job, her position, Vogue, and I went into catharsis. After the conversation she was having with Marie-Laure, in which I was just a receiver of that exchange, I felt so good about myself. She reiterated what I've always thought, how I've always felt. I don't have to accept mediocrity because otherwise I am not "nice." I choose excellence, because I am excellent, and I would not do it any other way. Perfectionist? Maybe. Perfect? I don't think so. Am I a good person? Hell I am. Am I "not nice"? Maybe, if you think I would fall for mediocrity.

Thanks Marie-Laure, thanks Sarah. Thank you for sharing.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Give Heat...

...herette a round of applause for giving, so far, the best "Fashion Week" parteeh at Happy Valley with Susanne Bartsch, Richie Rich, Traver Rains, Kenny Kenny, The Trinity and Amanda Lepore. There was, well, the usual, decadence, beauty, glory, dancing, alcohol... red balloons filled with cashola and images galore. So, out of all the options I decided to capture some of the evening crotches and my favorite beautiful people. Yeah, some of them off-the-hook, but hilarious. Thanks for watching.

My favorite couple: Clara del Villar and Captain Tennille :-)

The Dynamic Trio: Karlo, Javier Romero and Clara del Villar. Javier, thanks for collecting 3 invitations to the event. Love ya!

"Moi" and Amanda Lepore. Amanda, I want your skin! So soft and plump, boing boing!

crotch (krch)
The angle or region of the angle formed by the junction of two parts or members, such as two branches or legs.

And the "Crotch Of The Evening" Award goes to...
(The subjects herein are imaginary, any resemblance to your crotch is merely a coincidence)

Well, some of them fall into another category... Did you decide who the winner is?

Javier Romero took this picture of my mother on my sweet sixteen party. I've told you many times she has always been my inspiration.

Cowboy and Cowboy

Faces and more lovely faces. Know who they are?

Love hiiirrrrr!

And you thought who the "Tres Reyes Magos" (Three Wise Men) were... well, think again. Here's one of them.

Sarah Jessica Parker? Answer the freaking phone and stop posing! It's your agent!

Rent her to give your mother-in-law a heart attack when she comes from church at 1:00 in the morning.

And balloons were dropped on the dance floor, filled with 1, 10 and 20 dollar bills, courtesy of MIDORI.
Again, thanks for watching and I hope to see you soon. Thanks to all the lovely artists that embellished the evening of Heatherette with BEAUTY.