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Blasblog: Tara Subkoff Celebrates With Hot Chocolate and Vintage YSL


Tara Subkoff, fashion’s original actress turned designer turned multitasking cool kid, celebrated her birthday last night in possibly the most unexpected place for the former reigning queen of downtown cool: the very uptown, very polished Carlyle hotel. “Well, I’m getting a little bit older and figured I needed to start making the shift,” deadpanned Subkoff, sipping hot chocolate and wearing vintage seventies YSL, from her perch in the Café Carlyle. Subkoff, who’s barely in her mid-thirties, can rest assured she needn’t join the Carlyle set yet. She and her birthday posse—Arden Wohl, Jen Brill, Bonnie Morrison, Fabiola Beracasa, and Noah Mills—were by far the youngest and least physically or medically altered group in the place. Another reason for going uptown? To get out of the fray. “I spend so much of my time at cocktail parties or events,” explained Subkoff, who marked the event last year with a vegan dinner party in the East Village with a crowd that included Kate Hudson, Alek Wek, and Waris Ahluwalia. “This year I felt like hot chocolate and the Carlyle.” Hey, it’s her birthday and she can if she wants to.

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