Don't Fear the Nipple
A toast to the new issue of 25 magazine, plus Carven's cozy NYC dinner
Last night, model-turned-editor Anja Rubik threw a dinner party atop New York's Milk Studios to celebrate the new "Narcissism…"-themed issue of her erotic magazine, 25. "Narcissism is so connected to fashion," Rubik told Style.com. "Where it's considered to be something negative, a lot of people wouldn't be as powerful without it. It's a gray area, so it was an interesting topic to interpret." Such subject matter might've lent itself to pages of Instagram-style selfies, but not with this crowd. Contributors to the new issue include Inez and Vinoodh and Hedi Slimane. Rapper Angel Haze, who appears in the mag and performed a trio of songs at the after-party, was pleased with the results: "Anja was there for our entire shoot—it was cool to have her just be like, 'Trust me!' And it worked out! My legs look miles long."
Carven's Guillaume Henry has been on a frantic world tour. In the span of a month, he's been on hand to open boutiques in Shanghai, London, and now New York. He touched down in the city yesterday afternoon, looking far more spry than he had any right to. But with all that jet-setting, who could blame him for choosing a restaurant for the label's pre-opening dinner that offered a taste of home? La Lunchonette, on Tenth Avenue, usually outside the tunnel vision of fashion-party planners, is the kind of Gallic hole-in-the-wall you would more easily find in Saint-Germain than the Meatpacking District. While guests such as Ciara, Hanneli Mustaparta, and Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor tucked in to artichauts vinaigrette and roast chicken, the talk turned to the opening of the Mercer Street boutique, slated for Thursday. The final construction details are running fashionably late, but Henry promised, as guests filed into the blustery night, that all would be well by Jeudi, even if he had to go swing a hammer himself.