Friday, November 11, 2010:
Lotus held an event at a home off Mulholland to give a sneak peek to off 5 new models – the Esprit, Elan, Elite, Elise and Eterne – before everyone else gets to see next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A rare sighting – All 4 Baldwins – Daniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin (and his daughter Alaia Baldwin), Alec Baldwin and Billy Baldwin - in attendance, along with Demi Moore, Perry Farrell, Olivia Munn … Lotus works with the Baldwin brothers in support the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, part of the Baldwin Foundation … Lotus is also celebrating the launch of Lotus Magazine (inaugural Autumn 2010 issue features Kate Moss on the cover and covers items like 0o7 James Bond movie drive-ons), three separate clothing collections and the first brand concept store in London. Adorable touch from Lotus was the Harry & David coffee cart at the valet! Very responsible!!
Teddy’s 5 year anniversary party is tonight! DJs include Myles Hendrik and iSHOWMYSELF.
Range Rover event at Colony hosted by Fingerprint and the Alliance. The invite read “free valet for all Range Rovers”!
Saturday, November 12, 2010:
The 2ND ANNUAL “Honorary Oscars” … Some usual MOCA suspects missing this eve turned up at the AMPAS 2nd Annual Governors Awards (as in Oscars) across town in Hollywood. This event is like the “honorary Oscars.”
The Academy’s Board of Governors basically gets together and decides to honor some of their peers; awards and toast were given to Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Wallach, Kevin Brownlow.
Also spotted: George Lucas, Natalie Portman, Kevin Spacey, Robert deNiro, Sharon Stone, Marissa Tomie, Oliver Stone, Kathryn Bigelow, James Caan, Robert Duvall Justin Long Josh Brolin Sam Rockwell, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola and son Roman and daughter Sofia with Somewhere stars Elle Fanning and Stephan Dorf. You should all follow @TheAcademy on Twitter – especially as we near the Oscars.
The party featured a band - The Honey Brothers, Adrian Grenier jammed with them is also an ambassador for Oceana - and several bars with catered food stations. The host for theOceana event was Esquire’s Publisher Steven McCrory. Also spotted at the house: Jeff Goldblum, Theo Alexander, Sam Trammell, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lake Bell and the Four Seasons’ Kim Kessler. Adrian Grenier (with new girlfriend, Emily Caldwell) and The Honey Brothers were up again early the next day for the “Children Uniting Nations’ 12th annual Day of the Child event.”After his set, Adrian sat at the end of the stage, talking with the kids, signing autographs and even letting them get their hands on his luscious locks.
MOCA Gala! After last years extreme performance from Lady Gaga and the Moscow ballet, MOCA was in for a challenge. MOCA Gala Chairs Maria Arena Bell and Eli Broad, Honorary Gala Chair Dasha Zhukova, Dinner Chairs Lilly Tartikoff Karatz, Nancy Marks, and Carolyn Powers, and MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch delivered with Beck + Devendra Banhart. Chanel Fine Jewelry sponsored the party and Max Azria sponsored the exhibit. MOCA has already had two warning fetes earlier this month, one at Chanel and one at Max Azria’s and the modern museum of contemporary art also had a VIP preview two weekends ago. Much hoopla for one of L.A.’s biggest nights in arts, philanthropy and fun! Spotted: literally too many celebs to mention but, Gwen, Gavin, Dasha, Ginnifer, Cameron, Rachel + Brad - to name a few, lots of PRs from Grey Goose, Harrison + Shriftman, MOCA and Slate PR and lots of reporters; Reagan Alexander from People, Matt Donnelly from L.A. Times, Merle Ginsberg from Hollywood Reporter and Morley Safer from 60 Minutes. The Ribisi’s, the Bell’s, the Chow’s, the Azria’s, the Arquette’s, the Taschen’s, the Ruscha’s. Every local high-end artist and art collector. Also noticed Peter Morton (Hard Rock), Gil Friesen (A&M), Richard Buckley sans Tom Ford, LACMA Director Michael Govan, Bettina Korek, Lauri Firstenberg, Eli & Edythe Broad, Zen Freeman on the 1s and 2s, former WME chairman Jim Wiatt and the Mrs, Lisa Eisner, Lisa Love, and Gray Davis who has been spotted all over town recently at video game launch parties, courtside at the Laker’s, and now here. Complete story on MOCA gala here!
Coming up this week in L.A. …
- Watch out for the new IN ADD MINUS boutique opening. DJ Monet Mazur & DJ Theodora Richards are your entertainment.
- Vogue to host new Erin Fetherston capsule collection with Juicy Couture.
- Johnny Knoxville and American Express will host a BBQ (!) at the Smog Shoppe for a documentary about “the last American family of outlaws!”
- Barker Black collection and new boutique
- Victoira Brenner and Jonathan Brown will host a book signing for Yul Brenner.