Hello again Joonbuggers!
Ok before we go any further, I have a confession to make, fashion week knocked me out. This past week the only thing I've been dancing with is the flu bug. In fact, the only reason I left the house at all was solely so I could bring you this weeks news!
Oh and something else, I may as well get all these out the way - I promised to interview someone special in New York this week. Well I did, but I didn't interview the person I had set out to, so I have got someone else who's a bit special instead - not that you would know the difference, since you didn't know who my original guest was ;-). But anyway, I'll keep that one for a column in the near future, when he gets out of bed, or has finished at the nail salon or whatever else he does when he's ignoring my calls!
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A quick welcome to my new weekly column (and that was it if you missed it) and now lets get down to business.
And business it was last week especially for all the stores that participated in Fashion's Night Out, but more of that in a minute, first I want to talk about the sharp end of fashion week, the shows. I kicked off this season by taking a strut down to West Broadway to check out the new collection from Prince Peter, that cheeky little character talent who seems always to hang with the hippest and best looking people on the planet. As usual his show was full of great looking things draped in his designs and the liquor was free-flowing and plentiful which was a result for me because I then got a chance to eat it off by going in to see my old mate Kevin, the Maitre D at Balthazar which was, needless to say, filled to the brim as usual .
Check out our exclusive interview with New York's DJ Vitale. As an international nightlife sensation, Vitale has played some of the hottest rooms in the world. From The Limelight and Palladium in New York to Feria in Tokyo, DJ Vitale has become a worldwide label and spins the best sounds from city to city. DJ Vitale sat down with us to talk about where he came from and where he is now.
What is the best party you have every played?
The Dolce & Gabbana party in South Korea. I was DJing for people who had no idea what the music was in the store in Seoul.
What is the craziest thing a fan has ever asked you?
To play Shakira during a house set. Oh, and there was the time that two girls asked to make out in the DJ booth while I was spinning at The Limelight.
Jay-Z and Eminem will be performing at Yankee Stadium. But, don't feel like you have to go all the way up to the Bronx to make a vain attempt to get into the stadium. Santos Party House will be hosting an afterparty for both artists following the game. New York's hottest DJs will be spinning when the doors open at 11:00.
Soon after Valentino opened its doors for Fashion’s Night Out 2010, celebrities and socialites eagerly entered the Madison Avenue boutique to admire the magnificent shoes and clothing. As guests moved from room to room, their senses were consumed by Valentino’s current collection. The shoes could be considered works of art and the gowns invoked visions of Cinderella’s grand dress when she met Prince Charming.
As the night progressed, such A-list celebrities as Nicky Hilton and Courtney Love mingled with other guests and socialites. During this memorable event, Valentino also hosted a celebrity poker tournament. Such celebrities as Molly Sims, Kate Walsh, Devon Aoki, Richard Johnson, and Carlos Souza exhibited their card playing skills for various charities. In-between admiring the different collections, guests surrounded the poker table throughout the night.
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