PARTY #1 …
On the list … Charlotte Ronson (the designed of the JC Penney line “T Heart Ronson”) and her sister, DJ Samantha Ronson, and their friends including several LA natives: sisters Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones, sisters Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton, Monet Mazur. Other attending friends include like nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse, publicist Rembrandt Flores, actor and DJ Danny Masterson, actor Zac Efron and more … Last year, Charlotte’s party for I Heart Ronson was front-lined by her step-father Mick Jones’ band Foreigner at Milk Studios in LA.
For those of you not familiar with the above … Charlotte (a designer) and Samantha (a DJ) are twin sisters and daughters of writer/socialite Ann Dexter-Jones; their step-father is Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones. Kidada (a designer) and Rashida (an actor) are daughters of Quincy Jones and both attended the Buckley school in the valley. Paris and Nicky (daughters of realtor/socialites Rick & Kathy Hilton) also went to Buckley on and off and know the Jones through school and growing up in LA. Nicole Richie (daughter of Lionel Richie) also went to Buckley.
Charlotte started her line with JC Penney around the time collaboration between stores like Target and H&M were winding down their famous collaborations with major celebrities and brands like Isaac Mizrahi, Madonna, Lanvin and Viktor & Rolf. JC Penney picked up on the trend a bit late but chose wisely as Charlotte Ronson has mucho brand cache among the younger set.
PARTY #2 ….
Moving west last night … We at the Truffle dare not cross the 405 unless we are going to Vicente for dinner or the Malibu Colony. However last night we made a one-time detour to the Santa Monica Promenade.
On the list … MOCA’s director Jeffrey Deitch and Maurice Marciano, one of the four Marciano brothers who founded Guess, teamed up to host the re-opening of Guess’ flagship store and spread the hype about MOCA’s current exhibit Art in the Street.’ The Bumbys were also present, clad in their usual bandana-masks and hat. The Bumbys, for those who don’t know, are two a performance artists who make an honest and fair assessment of your appearance at parties by typing it out on an old Brother computer and giving you the card. They have been the latest fad at Hollywood parties in the last year.
Another party fad we’ve noticed at Hollywood parties is live graffiti art. Last night, Guess and MOCA hired street artist (and friend of the Truffle) Chase to conduct live graffiti art next to the red carpet in front of the party. On the inside, they also had an electronic graffiti board we also saw at the T-Mobile party in Beverly Hills earlier this year.
But back to MOCA, we covered the opening of Art in the Street at MOCA this spring and loved the exhibit – full of well known and obscure LA and non-LA street artist work. MOCA has been doing a series of promotional parties – though they feel anything but promotional. So far they have all been exclusive, cherry-picked crowds at sophisticated laid-back venues. Last month, MOCA and Jeffrey teamed up with LEVIS to screen a documentary film at SOHO House and host an after party a mile East at the notorious Levis showroom, located in a clandestine house on Sunset Blvd next door to the Château Marmont. Blink twice and you’ll miss it.
PARTY #3 … The final party of the eve was the premiere of True Blood – who by the way – throws pretty amazing parties. You can credit that to HBO who understand what it takes to please a pampered crowd.
On the list … Stephen Moyer and wife Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard & girlfriend Kate Bosworth, Joe Manganiello with fiancée Audra Marie, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Ryan Kwanten, Perrey Reeves (on HBO’s “Entourage”), Amanda Seyfried (who was on HBO’s ”Big Love”) and more all gathered at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. Afterwards there was a party that included palm-reading witches and plastic fangs for guests. The new season of “True Blood” premieres Sunday on HBO.
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