10 posts tagged "Brad Goreski"
The invitation for yesterday’s late-night fête hosted by Cole Haan read: “For one night only at Don Hill’s.” It’s no surprise that such a tagline would draw a cast of nightlife veterans along with Brad Goreski, Hilary Rhoda, and even David Schwimmer to the venerable nightspot that shuttered its doors last April. Known for its graffiti-splashed walls, gritty live performances, and raucous parties, the Greenwich Street haunt reopened its doors yesterday promising one last dance party. By midnight, the bash was in full swing with Omaha-based band Icky Blossoms rocking the stage for a head-banging set, causing Goreski to quip, “Every time I step into Don Hill’s I feel like a hipster. There’s always some weird band playing here.” Tucked away in the DJ booth were Ben Pundole and girlfriend Chelsea Leyland, the latter who waxed nostalgic about being back at the old Soho boite. “I used to come here a lot but this is my first time deejaying here, so I’m really excited,” she told Style.com. As for her fashion week detox plans? “I’m going to get a massage tomorrow and drink as many green juices as I can.” Unfortunately, Leyland only got a chance to spin two songs—by 1 a.m., cops shut the party down due to music complaints, spurring the crowd to quickly filter out the door and head to the next party. Guess when it comes to Don Hill’s, some things never change.
The party last night may have been at No. 8, but for Brad Goreski’s birthday, thrown by Kate Spade, the magic number was 35. Not that guests like Christina Ricci and Christian Siriano could easily tell from the stylist’s boyish, bespectacled good looks, whose silhouette was printed on napkins and helium balloons, and black Dsquared² tuxedo jacket with sequined lapels. “I picked this out in the showroom,” he said. “Isn’t it cute?” Goreski, who paired it with a matching sequined vest and glittering shoes, is indeed one of the rare birds who could pull off the look.
Others, given the August humidity, had gone for more casual ensembles. Alejandro Ingelmo was in a simple cotton T-shirt, though he seemed ready for finer fall fare. “I can’t wait for the temperatures to drop so that I can wear more clothes,” he said. With September only a few weeks away, conversation naturally turned to work. “There’s not really summer Fridays anymore,” Ingelmo observed. Siriano, nearby, chatted about his upcoming TV projects.
And Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade, where Goreski consults, is doing double duty this week. Tonight, Kate Spade unveils a collaboration with Garance Doré. “I’m such a huge fan of her photos and particularly her illustrations,” Lloyd said. “It’s completely aspirational for me—this idea that these women can just walk out their door and be so effortless.” With Doré’s eye in mind, the capsule collection includes classically chic handbags, frocks, and a seasonless trenchcoat, perhaps some of which will make it into Lloyd’s Rio de Janeiro wardrobe. The company is opening a store there this month. “The big thing is what to pack!” Lloyd said, just before a birthday cake was pulled out, accompanied by a couple of drag queens. “Brad and I have been going over our outfits,” she added. From the look of the birthday boy and the performers, surely sequins would do the trick.
Think Instagram, designed with the fashion set in mind—that’s what Trendabl, a new interactive iPhone app launching today, aims to be. Though the app is available to everyone, Trendabl founder and CEO Jon Alagem designed it with fashion editors, stylists, celebrities, designers, bloggers, etc. in mind. For the launch, Alagem enlisted a high-profile group of tastemakers and brands, including Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Harley Viera-Newton, Brad Goreski, Diane von Furstenberg, Equipment, and Barneys New York, to contribute. How it works: Snap pictures on your iPhone, and using Trendabl, you can edit the photos, post captions, tag the pictures with the product and retail info, and share it with the app’s community. The result is a new social media platform to exchange trends and express personal style.
“We wanted to create a visually beautiful social media platform that allows users to share and discover the latest trends in fashion,” Alagem tells Style.com. “It was important to us to create an environment that encourages conversation between users, friends, brands, and tastemakers. Fashion has always been about showing off your style and that’s what we aim to accomplish.”
Before the app’s debut today, a few of Trendabl’s famous contributors shared their picks exclusively with Style.com. “Look 11 from men’s Givenchy Spring ’12. The imagination and workmanship behind this suit is the reason why I love fashion. This look is perfection to me,” says Goreski. From Viera-Newton: “My two favorite new accessories for Spring ’12. Gold Tom Binns Last Laugh Shark Cuff and white gold Alison Lou Happy/Sad studs [pictured, below].” The Barneys crew also has studs on the mind—they said they are still stuck on the Chloé Susan studded ankle boot. To get the full experience and see what fashion insiders are loving right now, download the app for free on iTunes. As for what’s to come from Trendabl? Alagem reports that he’s planning a Web site and e-commerce in the future.
“Styling is totally like when you’re dating a guy,” said Jessica Paster at yesterday’s inaugural 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon (co-sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo) at L.A.’s Soho House. “You have to have chemistry.”
Paster, who made number 17 on the list, along with the likes of list toppers Kate Young, Leslie Fremar, and Petra Flannery, has proven that she’s got that special touch with her clients, a group that includes Emily Blunt, Felicity Jones, and Bridesmaids‘ Ellie Kemper. “I usually get intimidated at fittings,” said Kemper, who was wearing a blue and white silk cocktail dress by Peter Pilotto. “But Jessica knows how to make me feel comfortable.” The chemistry is so good between some of the stylists and their clients, they often finish each other’s sentences. When Zoe Saldana forgot the maker of the lace sheath she was sporting, her stylist Flannery—who also counts Claire Danes and Emma Stone as clients—stepped in to save the day. “Alexis Mabille!” she answered.
As for the whereabouts of Hollywood’s most powerful stylist, Rachel Zoe (number one on last year’s list), she wasn’t in attendance at yesterday’s luncheon because the new mom and Bravo star has become too big to rank. Zoe former assistant Brad Goreski (who now styles the likes of Jessica Alba and Demi Moore) made the cut this year at number 20.
It was fitting that IWC Schaffhausen chose a space on the Culver Studios lot for the U.S. debut of their latest collaboration with famed photog Peter Lindbergh: Its stars are, well, Hollywood stars. But the vibe of the new campaign is more Dolce Vita than Sunset Boulevard, in homage to the Italian spirit of the watchmaker’s new Portofino collection. Patrick Dempsey, Isabel Lucas, Shiva Rose, and even Sylvester Stallone came by for a look, but of all the portraits, Rebecca Gayheart expressed a family preference when picking her favorite. “I came to see all of Peter [Lindbergh]’s amazing photos, but of course I’m most excited to see my husband’s,” Gayheart told Style.com of the action shot of hubby Eric Dane. He appears in the black-and-white shots alongside Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, Jean Reno, and Elle Macpherson.
Fresh off of styling Jessica Alba’s Patrick Demarchelier-shot ads for Piaget, Brad Goreski mingled and excitedly talked about his new Bravo show, It’s a Brad Brad World, which just started filming. “You’ll get to see a lot of different tones of my life in the show. There’s my crazy, busy work life, my home life, and just about everything in between. They’re catching the ups and they’re catching my downs.” Goreski narrowly missed his former boss and fellow Bravo star, Rachel Zoe, who was enjoying her first public post-baby appearance after working from home for the past month. Though she was eager to enjoy date night with her husband, Zoe couldn’t help but bring her work with her. Clad in a tuxedo jumpsuit from her Fall ’11 collection, her focus was on Monday’s Met ball. “I’m dressing Eva Mendes and Kate Hudson, and Kate just looks so incredible pregnant.” As for Hudson’s burgeoning baby bump, “It doesn’t really need much; we just had stuff made for her, which we always do anyway for the Met,” Zoe revealed while carefully staying mum on who the actresses will be wearing.
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