Men and Girls
Supper With Friends at London's Bodega Negra
"I was seduced by the fact that you have to walk through a sex shop to get here," said Jefferson Hack of La Bodega Negra, the underground Mexican eatery where he held last night's joint f—te for the Spring '12 issue of Another Man and the launch of BLK DNM at Browns Focus. Co-hosted by BLK DNM's Johan Lindeberg, the event lured the likes of Jamie Hince, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Jude Law, and artists Dinos Chapman, Tim Noble, and Sue Webster into the dimly lit Soho restaurant for dinner and dancing. And its sex shop entrance, complete with neon "Girls! Girls! Girls!" signs and "Peep Show" painted on the door, enticed, rather than deterred, party guests. "I felt very comfortable," laughed Daphne Guinness about crossing through that particular threshold.
In attendance: plenty of girls, girls, girls. Alexa Chung, Josephine de la Baume, and Georgia May and Jade Jagger all stopped by for a drink and a dance. And even though the new issue of
riffs on the theme of the gentleman's journey—"it's about how a modern gentleman lives his life on the road," Hack said—a special collector's edition features a modern gentlewoman on the cover: Kate Moss.
Hack was pleased to help pal Lindeberg launch BLK DNM in London, the designer's former home. "Johan puts a lot of soul and passion into his brand," he said. He also puts a lot of frequent-flier miles into it. "I love the city's clash between establishment and creativity," Lindeberg said, but he won't stay long. Tomorrow, he jets to Stockholm for a party at the brand's Swedish outpost.