Time for another riotous tête-à-têtewith Cosmo’s Sergio Kletnoy. This time ...
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What brought Catherine Deneuve to NYC last night? The iconic French actress was in town to kick off the 19th annual film fest, "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema", sponsored by Lacoste, which will show tons of films en français over the next week. Deneuve was the star of On My Way, a new wave film that was screened last night at the Paris Theatre (which is rather fitting, non?). In the movie she played Bettie, a former beauty queen who hit a patch of bad luck and embarked on an impromptu road trip in an attempt to forget her problems. Après the witty film, Deneuve plus a slew of directors, producers, and guests, made a bee-line for Astra, where champagne and wine were flowing and French was the preferred language of choice. And we couldn't get enough of the Parisian feel of the whole night.
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The lovely Sarah Jessica Parker continues to shake hands and hold babies promoting her new shoe line. Yesterday she was at Nordstrom at The Grove in Los Angeles to sign autographs (and shoes) and to pose for pictures to promote the SJP collection. Isn't it pretty much the ultimate trunk show when Carrie Bradshaw shows up? SJP recently told The Daily that she's not worried what the critics think about the line and there's only one way she'll know if she's a hit. "I think the shoe business has a different kind of review, and that’s the consumer that will be in the shoe store," she told us last week. "We’ll also talk to our sales team about how things are fitting, feeling, and how they’re lasting."
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Affordable art? Apparently that's a real thing! On Wednesday night, Affordable Art Fair held a cocktail party at Gilded Lily (our new home away from home) to build buzz for their upcoming spring fair at The Metropolitan Pavilion, kicking off on April 3rd. Oprah's pal, Nate Berkus hosted the event with fair director, Cristina Salmastrelli and welcomed the likes of Athena Calderone, Douglas Friedman, Jeremiah Brent (who stars with Berkus in the current Banana Republic Spring campaign), Conor Hill, Kelly Framel, Sarah Hamilton-Bailey, Gillian Miniter, Marc Rozic, Wil Ashley, and Carlos Campos. This year, Berkus (who worked with Karlie Kloss on her gorgeous digs) will be the official interior design speaker at the fair. Head to AffordableArtFair.com for more details.
2014 March 7
It was just another average week for Cosmo's music-loving and super chic assistant, Sergio Kletnoy. In between scheduling appointments for Joanna Coles, he managed to squeeze in a meeting with a model, a moment with RuPaul, and of course tons of new tunes into a short period of time. Consider us impressed, yet again...
I get excited about music the same way women get excited about shopping for shoes. And when I discover a new singer I want to shout it from the rooftop, which I do most of the time. Take Miriam Bryant for example, a Swedish singer-songwriter whose voice is a hybrid of Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Florence Welch. Last year I came across her first single “Finders Keepers” and was instantly blown away. I’ve been waiting to meet her ever since and this week we finally came face-to-face at the Cosmo office and then later in the week at her first NYC show at Pianos. Her powerful voice is an instrument that makes you feel every emotion and takes you on a rollercoaster ride of happiness, sadness, and everything in between. Miriam and I got along famously, especially when she mentioned her love of Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys, who are not guilty pleasures! Trust me, Miriam is the one to watch. You’re welcome!
In between JoCo’s one too many cups of tea and five too many meetings, lunches, and dinners, I also got to hang with supermodel Nina Agdal. She’s sharing the current Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover with Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen and is featured inside Cosmo’s April issue in a sizzling denim fashion story. Nina came by the Cosmo office for a “CosmoLive” broadcast along with a bunch of shirtless dudes (you know how we do!). She was way too cool and someone I’d totally find myself in a bar with doing shots. Or we could be fancy and have cucumber sandwiches and tea.
Speaking of tea, I finally got a chance to interview RuPaul, for a super fun piece running in a special “Sergio Says” edition next week. If it was up to me, Ru and I could have talked for hours, but he got tired of me fan-girling over him. He did promise to adopt me, so I’m starting to pack my Upper East Side digs this weekend while listening to Ru’s brand new album “Born Naked” (available at your favorite retail and online store today!).
Have an excellent weekend and be sure to check out my fave new tunes of the week. Catch you next time, but until then follow me on Twitter at @SergioKletnoy
“Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone” by Lykke Li
“Harlem” by Cathedrals
“Seashells” by Florrie
“Iron Sky” by Paolo Nutini
“Games” by Rosie Lowe
“Busy Doin’ Nothin” by Ace Wilder
“The Fire” by Kina Grannis
“Me and My Broken Heart” by Rixton
“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX
“Artifice” by SOHN
“Never Gonna Change” by Broods
“Catch” by Allie X
“Girls and Boys” by Chloe Howl
“Magic” by Coldplay
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It was a quiet evening on the Upper East Side, but the fifth floor at Bergdorf Goodman was quite buzzy last night where Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard of Veronica Beard were introducing their inaugural collection at the department store. With a lengthy cocktail hour and personalized Iomi totes by Ryan Humphrey, the fête drew the likes of Chelsea Leyland, Edie Parker founder Brett Heyman, Vogue’s Cynthia Smith, and more. Your Daily chatted with Swanson Beard on the major retail victory...
Being carried in Bergdorfs is a big step! How important is this for your brand?
This is where we have always wanted to be. As a designer, you dream of being at Bergdorf Goodman and for us this is truly where our customer shops.
What’s your first memory in this store?
I came here before I lived in New York and I remember buying my first pair of Manolo Blahnik’s at Bergdorf’s. I was like ‘Oh my god, I think I am going to have to do this once a month!’
For you, what departments are necessary to visit chez Bergdorfs?
I love going to the beauty counter, I love the sunglass area and always the shoes on the second and fifth floor. But the home and kids sections are really my favorite places to be.
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Last night in Manhattan, Gillian Miniter, Fe Fendi, and Elyse Newhouse chaired an evening celebrating Tom Gold Dance, who presented two world premieres, Urban Angels and The Ladies Room and a revival of La Plage last night at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The company was founded in 2007 by former New York Ballet soloist Tom Gold, who was in attendance. After the show, 120 members of the company and guests including Milly's Michelle Smith, Anne Smith, Paolo Fendi, and Jill Kargman headed to Brasserie Cognac for their chicken in a truffled wine sauce followed by profiteroles, macaroons, and cookies. A golden evening, indeed!
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