Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spotted @ 2 Downtown Parties

The editors and directors of Paper Magazine hosted a small party last night at Macoa, ostensibly introducing the snug restaurant/nightclub on Church St. to the magazine's friends. Svedka provided signature cocktails to a mixed crowd ranging from dads in suits to mohawks from the LES. SPOTTED at Macao . . . Paper mag's editorial director and front row regular at every Fashion Week show, Mickey Boardman, holding court . . . Michelle Lindsay, also of Paper, meeting, greeting and showering guests with compliments. . . Efrain Oliva making introductions as usual.
Switching gears (and crowds), A Private Club and Lalique hosted a kick-off party for "Decodence: Legendary Interiors and Illustrious Travelers Aboard the SS Normandie" at the South Street Seaport Museum. The exhibit celebrates the elaborate deco interiors of the fabulous SS Normandie. The opening celebration was a preppy party à la "Gossip Girl" featuring the usual cast of characters: post-grads in blue blazers and slicked-back hair alongside Chanel 2.55-swinging girls enjoying a little too much white wine for a Tuesday night. The wait staff, provided by the charming Marc Levine, were most attractive, as usual. Gift bags included the limited edition SS Normandie tee shirts designed by Jeremy Scott. (Perfect for P-town!) The biggest sighting in the usual crowd of party queers (*cough* Kristian Laliberte *cough*) was Seth Weissman, the boy who allegedly bought half of Fire Island Pines!

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