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Blasblog: The Dinner Even A Volcano Couldn’t Stop

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This week I was supposed to be downing vodka and caviar with Naomi Campbell in Moscow. But no, all that ash from Iceland ruined any chance of that. The good news is, I wasn’t without backup plans. Last night I hit hostess extraordinaire Rena Sindi’s dinner for Dior, alongside Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, and Tinsley Mortimer. We dined in the two-story banquet room at the LVMH Tower to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Christian Dior lipstick—yes, the lipstick has been around longer than the fashions, and the line that started with eight colors now boasts more than 15,000.

The volcano may have kept me in the U.S., but it also almost kept our London-based hostess out. “I was seriously looking into having to Skype into this tonight,” Sindi said. “I know Oprah does it, but I don’t think it would have been as glamorous.” No one else was worried about this party veteran making it across the pond: “She wouldn’t let a little thing like a volcano stop her,” Shoshanna Gruss teased. And as it turned out, it was worth the trip. After dinner at custom-made, lip-shaped tables—my favorite touch—it was time for dancing. “No more talk of the volcano,” Sindi (pictured, left, with Gruss and Burch) cried. “The only thing I want to see on fire are some stilettos!”

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage

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