Pics from last night …
|If you happen to be by the Soho House (in LA) this weekend, don’t be surprised by all the little pink ‘CC’s in everyone’s pictures up on the photo wall … for tonight Chanel took over the top floors of the members-only club to help celebrate the new book ‘Chanel: Her Life’ by Justine Picardie (a new Truffle fave) …A lovely talk between the author and Liz Goldwyn, whose grandfather Samuel Goldywn is discussed in the book for his friendship and early recognition of Chanel, was held in the Soho House screening room (avec some slides from the book) and was followed by a garden dinner on the roof with endless wine, champagne, burrata salads, paella, pizza and more. The regular ‘photo boudior’ in the Soho hallway was re-styled for the party with the brands’ trademark double ‘CC’s for guest pics (click thru slideshow above to see).
Gift bags included a signed copy of the new book and a bottle of the house’s signature perfume, Chanel No. 5. Author Justine told the Truffle she’s been collecting notes and keeping journals in preparation of the book since 1998. ‘Chanel: Her Life‘ is a beautiful read marked with illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld.
PARTY NOTES …
The fashion house showed their biggest (party) LA has seen since their 2008 Chanel show at Barker Hanger for the after party that follow in the Soho House rooftop garden. DJ Zen Freeman played 50s faves including Leader of the Pack and the Dixie Cups’ Iko Iko; Zen was brought along by Carleen Cappelletti who produced the Chanel book fete (formerly of Jeff Best / Best Events, and recently started her own company Bounce within AEG).
Also at the party … Marisa Tomei who appears in the upcoming political movie The Ides of March, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, designer Jeremy Scott, jewelry designer Loree Rodkin, street artist Mr. Brainwash, Angela Robbins of Honor Fraser gallery, singer/songwriter Simon Harper, Gelina Puck, Rick Heller, Andrew Bevan of Teen Vogue, Justin Murdoch, LA Confidential editor Sari Tuschman, model Frankie Rayder, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star Keegan Allen, hair stylist Jamal Hammadi, Chanel’s Erica Kasel and Annie Meyers Shyer, Kelly Agnew and Katie Danza both of The Zoe Report, Laura Harring who will appear in Manson Girls which explores the women surrounding Charles Manson, Cameron Silver, Alessandra Balazs (daughter of Chateau owner Andre), WWD’s Khan Tran, Lydia Hearst, Jared Najjar of PRISM gallery and Jonathan Zawada (an artist currently exhibiting at PRISM), stylist Jessica Joffe, Rose Apodaca, stylist Karla Welch, stylist Ezra Woods, director Stephen Gaghan & Minnie Mortimer, model Michelle Hicks, Gia Coppola with mom Jacqui Getty, Ariana Lambert Smeraldo of the flower shop Lily lodge on Robertson Blvd, model Dree Hemingway, conceptual artists Piero Golia, Douglas Chrismas and Jennifer Kellen from Ace Gallery, Matthew Amendolaro the GM of the Rodeo Drive Chanel store by way of Neiman Marcus, Mary Milner, Nico Golfar, Four Seasons PR director Kim Kessler with Sunil Watumull who runs guest relations for the Four Seasons where the ‘Chanel: Her Life’ author Justine Picardie and the Chanel team from New York were staying, and ladies from the Nadine Johnson camp who ran the guest list and RSVPs.