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August 29 2014

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blasblog: halloween party in the city? take your pick

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When I was in Paris for the shows there, and then in London for the Frieze Art Fair, my European counterparts were always baffled by the American obsession with Halloween. Even at the beginning of the month, we New Yorkers were already discussing what costumes to wear for the blessed holiday—will I be the techno geisha or the fabulous maharaja? (I don’t care, as long as there’s lots of eye liner involved.) This year, however, with Halloween conveniently located on a Friday night, there are a whole week’s worth of parties. The first one is Saturday night, when Allison Sarofim hosts her annual fête at her West Village town house. This year’s theme is Japanimation, and word on the street is that the place will be chock-full of Murakami for LV prints. Jeremy Scott is hosting a party with the MisShapes on Wednesday evening in midtown, and on Friday night, the 31st, I can count no less than three separate events: Brit expat Lady Sophia Hesketh is hosting her own Halloween cocktail party (“I figured I’d see what all the fuss is about,” she told me this week, “and my birthday is the day before, anyway”); popular techno night Sheik’N'Bake (this is where Margherita Missoni and Olympia Scarry go to get their glow stick on) is hosting a $1,000-a-table fête, featuring the DJ skills of Julio Santo Domingo, at the Kim Lounge in the East Village; and finally, Milk Studios’ Mazdack Rassi, Ben Pundole, and Ben Watts are hosting a “Heroes and Villains” night. “It’ll be our own version of the Met party,” Rassi jested. “But with even more villains then they had.” Start prepping your costumes, people.

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