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2011 December 8

Tod's Book Bash

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Derek Lam and Julianne Moore Derek Lam and Julianne Moore
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(NEW YORK) Tod's boutique on Madison Avenue was bustling with a flurry of femmes Tuesday for a petite luncheon feting Julianne Moore's third kiddie tome, Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever. While the flame-haired actress, garbed in head-to-toe Derek Lam, manned the signing table front and center, hosts Cristina Cuomo, Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, Celerie Kemble, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Tod's creative director Derek Lam sipped steaming cinnamon apple cider and mingled with an haute crowd, including Sally Singer, Robbie Myers, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Olivia Chantecaille, Mia Moretti, Carey Lowell, Lucy Sykes, and Jamie Tisch. On the menu? Tiny potato with caviar and crème fraiche, chilled lobster with tomato basil ‘cocktail’ sauce on brioche toast, beef carpaccio on fennel flatbread crisps with truffle oil, strawberry buttercream macarons, cheesecake brownies, and bite-size lemon squares.

"I never really had a nickname," Lam told The Daily, after chatting about Tod's poppy-colored Spring 2012 collection with Teen Vogue's Amy Astley. "My middle name is Dean. At one point, I wanted everyone to call me Dean, but they were like, 'What are you talking about?' No one would."

"Freckleface Strawberry was a Funny Face Kool-Aid mix when I was a kid. That's where my nickname came from. I still hate my freckles," confessed Moore. "And I have no waist--that's always disturbing. What else? I'd like to have a neck, and I'd like to be taller."

Moore wasn't the only one. "When I was 13 or 14, I realized I stopped growing. I always wanted to be tall. Like desperately tall!" laughed Lam.

All proceeds from the mid-day soiree were donated to the Opening Way Educational Scholarship.
MARIA DENARDO




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