It may not be officially ready yet, but that didn't stop Armin Amiri (of Socialista) from hosting Fashion Week after-parties at his new, speakeasy-style lounge circa China 1930, Mister H at the Mondrian SoHo. The venue, with its "distressed damask walls, red leather banquettes and jade-and-gold-checkered floors," transports patrons into what might feel like some sort of fairytale land - one filled with booze and disco lights, of course. Amiri shares the question he posed to himself when envisioning Mr. H: "Humphrey Bogart gets off work as a private eye and needs a nightcap; where would he go?" The H stands for Hung (as in Mr. Hung), a ficitional owner (perhaps an alter-ego of Amiri's?).
Newbie designer Prabal Gurung held the after-party for his show here on Saturday night, receiving "congratulatory hugs" while dancing to music by DJ Mia all night long. This past Tuesday, Kanye West and VMan made it literally rain cold, hard cash when a thousand real dollar bills (in addition to fake VMan bills) were released from the disco ball overhead. Attendees were Tweeting vigorously about the paper storm, ravi
Judging from model-filled, celeb-studded events taking place here before it's even open, we're sure Mr. H's official debut is sure to be a hit. Keep your fingers crossed that it's ready by its expected opening in early March!