by Victoria Woodhull-Cushing
by Victoria Woodhull-Cushing
Arcature Fine Art, Friedrich’s Optik, The Silver Fund and Holden Luntz Gallery Host Exclusive Block Party During 2nd Annual Art and Design on Worth Avenue adds exhibits, book-signings and a new fashion element.
World-renowned fashion photographer and photojournalist, Patrick McMullan, famous for pioneering the celebrity and social photography business as an iconic brand, announced he will be in Palm Beach beginning of April for a private book-signing of four of his candidly illustrated books– Glamour Girls, InTents, Secrets of the Riviera and Kiss Kiss.
Glamour Girls boasts one of the largest collections of photographs ever published of the world’s most celebrated women, featuring over 1400 images and spanning Patrick’s career. Published Fall 2007, the book chronicles everything from the sophisticated galas of society, to the flirty Hollywood parties, to the famed New York nightlife and everything in between.
InTents is an unparalleled opus combining documentary and fashion photography in its most intimate moments. In a uniquely McMullan-esque take, InTents captures behind the scenes, catwalks and features quotes by the fashion world’s most famous players, chronicling the highly charged lives of supermodels, celebrities, and fashion editors during this electric week of shows. InTents also pays tribute to the machine behind the scenes—the stylists, photographers, publicists, hair and makeup artists, and all those who make it happen every season.
Secrets of the Riviera: A Photo Essay is a gorgeous full-color work featuring the world’s sexiest supermodels of today and tomorrow at their best: gliding down the catwalk, frantically preparing backstage and unwinding at the closely-watched festivities surrounding the Cannes Film Festival. All of Patrick’s favorite photos are here — of Tyra Banks, Laetitia Casta, Heidi Klum, Stephanie Seymour, Carmen Kass, Gisele Bundchen, and much, much more!
Kiss Kiss is a 304-page compilation of over 1,000 black and white and color images of kissing. KISS KISS captures the famous, the infamous, the beautiful, the talented and everyone in between. Kiss Kiss opens with an eloquent essay by world-renowned columnist Liz Smith. A joyful and entertaining book that spans 30 years full of passion and surprise.
“The kiss can be comic or serious, romantic and flattering… but Patrick has seen them all… an artist with his camera and almost no kiss is out of bounds for Patrick.”
–Liz Smith, from the introduction to KISS KISS
A limited number of these iconic illustrative mementos ranging in price from $40 to $120 will be available for purchase during the upcoming private book-signing first week of April. If you are interested in receiving an invitation to the event, please click below and please specify which book(s) you would be interested in purchasing.
Terry Allen Kramer hosted a by-invitation only book-signing for her dear friend Nicky Haslam at her magnificent home “La Follia’ on March 10th. Internationally renowned social photographer Patrick McMullan flew down for the occasion.
Over 70 books were sold during the two hour cocktail reception, which included close friends of Nicky and Terry’s, and others who were grateful to receive an invitation.
Among the illustrious guests were newlyweds Gerry and Roni Goldsmith; former first lady of Canada Mila Mulroney; world renowned interior designer Lars Bolander; artists Nadine Kalachnikoff, Helmut Koller, Yelitza Karolyi, Melinda Trucks and Edwina Sandys; The Silver Fund gallery owner Michael James; jewelry designers Peggy Stephaich Guinness and Helga Wagner; former Palm Beach Mayor Lesley Smith; PR maven Catherine Saxton; Ambassador Earle Mack; Morgan Stanley financier Robert Riva; Allman Bros co-founder and drummer Butch Trucks, Sequin founder/owner Kim Dryer; Dale Coudert; Bill Finneran; Joel Pashcow; Paola Bacchini Rosenshein; Pauline Stephaich; Sandra Sondes; Candace Jorritsma; Marzia Precoda, Jim Pappas; Paula and Bob Butler and Pamela O’Connor.
Photos by Patrick McMullan
A wine and Culinary Experience in the Tradition of Thomas Jefferson’s Love for France hosted by the Florida Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc
Guests will be treated to an entertaining evening complete with professional re-enactments of historical moments as well as a four course Culinary Dinner with an outstanding selection of Moët Hennessy wines. This wine and culinary experience is designed in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson’s love for France. Live auction items will include a historical trip to France, a bronze bust of Lafayette by Pierre Jean David d’Angers, and an exclusive painting of the Hermione by Laurent Dareau.
Miles Young, President of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, and Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy & Mather explains: “Hermione Voyage 2015 celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Marquis de Lafayette, teen hero of the American Revolution and French Founding Father of the United States. It also marks the return of this historic tall ship to the iconic ports of the War of Independence, in one of the most remarkable and authentic reconstructions in the world. This ambitious project brings history alive while exemplifying Lafayette’s family motto “Why Not?”
The reconstructed Hermione, will make her grand U.S. return voyage in the summer of 2015. As the Hermione moves up the Eastern seaboard (with stops in Yorktown, Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Annapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Greenport, Newport, Boston, Castine and Lunenburg). It will be accompanied by a range of pier side activities. These include in some ports a Traveling Exhibition and a Heritage Village that will be accessible to the public. The Hermione Voyage 2015 is part of an expansive outreach program with cultural events, exhibitions, and educational programs that celebrate the trip and mark its progress. A robust social media activation for the voyage expands the reach of the project to millions of people.
Nathalie Eynard, Associate Director of Admissions of Le Rosey received the red carpet when Marzia Precoda hosted a Rosey informative tea for parents and children at her fabulous home. New York famed photographer Patrick McMullan captured the moments!
Marzia Precoda and Nathalie Eynard (photo credit: Patrick McMullan)
Though the event was strictly private with the guest list limited to close friends of Marzia’s and her co-hosts Lori Stoll and Lori Bernstein, over 30 parents and their children were in attendance. Rosey Alumni including Bill Mann class of 1940; Maribel Alvarez class of ’76 and her son Robert Riva, class of 2007 were also present to answer questions from inquisitive parents. Result: 6 students were signed up on the spot for the Rosey camp and another 8 pending!
Marzia and her co-hosts Lori Stoll and Lori Bernstein understand the value of the multic-cultural experience Rosey offers. “My husband is American. I am Italian and an attorney. We believe it is crucial for our children to speak several languages and grow up in an environment where they are exposed to multiple cultures. It not only opens their horizons, but will provide them with opportunities they otherwise would not have. By allowing them to experience Le Rosey, we rest assured we are offering them a gift and tools for the future,” says Marzia Precoda, Palm Beach Day Academy 2015 Gala Chair.
“Marzia’s generosity and hospitality was key to the success of this event. As a US rep alumni of Rosey, and parent of two alumni, I can’t thank Marzia enough for her hospitality. Families trust her and feel comfortable sending their children for summer camp knowing that Marzia is minutes away.,” says Maribel Alvarez
Altima selected as Official Representative in Palm Beach and Miami
Famed Photographer Patrick McMullan is pleased to announce the opening of his eponymous company in Florida. Clients in Palm Beach and Miami are invited to book Patrick McMullan or one of his affiliate photographers through Maribel Alvarez at Altima International to cover their events. Patrick McMullan Company (PMC) is a premiere full service photography and digital media agency in New York City, Los Angeles and South Florida.
Pioneering the celebrity and social photography business for decades as an iconic brand, PMc focuses on photographing people, A-listers, fashionistas, designers, models, actors, artists, socialites and captains of industry. PMc has garnered a level of caché that grants its agency access to the most interesting and desirable events.
PMc photographs over 50 events each week, many of which are exclusives, and services images to leading national and international publications including columns in New York Magazine, Interview Magazine, New York Observer, amNY, Allure and Architectural Digest to just name a few.
Patrick McMullan.com has the New York, Los Angeles, and the Hamptons social scene covered and people from all over the world visit the website daily to see and feel what it would be like to be at the party. Palm Beach and Miami clients can now have their events added to the Guest List and be seen by the world.
“We felt opening this new market was just a natural fit for both the company and for me personally. Many of our clients migrate to Florida in the winter and the Palm Beach and Miami areas are my second home. I just love it down here,” says Patrick McMullan.
For bookings contact Maribel or Eric:
The growing practices of ethical shopping has helped raise awareness for many social and environmental causes around the globe. Same Sky is an organization which provides the resources for impoverished women to realize their talents and contribute to their communities through their work.
The Same Sky jewelry collection includes bracelets, necklaces, and earrings- all of which symbolize empowerment. The brand has sold over 45,000 pieces since its launch in 2008. Same Sky’s fan-base includes celebrities such as Halle Berry, Ben Affleck, Katie Couric, Hillary Clinton and more.
Francine LeFrak + Rick Friedberg, Leila Heller Gallery, Muna Rihani + H.E. Nassir Al-Nasser, and DeWitt Stern invite you for a trunk show featuring jewelry by Same Sky.
Enjoy art, cocktails and ethical shopping on Monday, May 19th from 6-8pm at Leila Heller Gallery (43 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan) RSVP@SAMESKY.COM
The Silver Fund, who recently inaugurated their flagship gallery-style boutique at 330 Worth Avenue, joined neighboring galleries and interior designers to launch what is to be the first of many ‘Art and Design on Worth’ events. Over 250 guests attended the private launch, which took place Friday, April 25th, during a by-invitation progressive reception. Arcature Fine Art, Holden Luntz Gallery, Mary Mahoney, William R Eubanks and Pascale Duwat Interiors offered guests culinary delights such as Black River Caviar on potato blinis; prune stuffed with Foie Gras, lobster tartelettes, imported gourmet cheeses and a Crepes Suzette station.
Other highlights include a personal appearance by John Loring, author and Design Director Emeritus at Tiffany & Co; book-signing by Campion Platt, renowned interior designer and author; as well as a preview of Aston Martin’s home collection as well as a display of their latest automobiles. Notable guests included Kathryn Vecellio; Susan Lloyd; Terry Allen Kramer; Wyatt Koch; Jean Tailer; Anka Palitz; Margie and Ed Allinson; Denise and Bill Meyer; Joel Pashcow; Jim Pappas; William Diamond and Regine Traulsen; Cheryl and Gerri Gowdy; Princess and Prince Michel de Bourbon-Parme; Countess Diane de la Begassière; Hashem Khosrovani; Lars Bolander; Lord and Lady Lewington; Marina Zangrilli; Tatiana Platt; Ross Meltzer and Victor Figueredo.
The Silver Fund’s British team, spearheaded by owner Michael James, has not only complemented this particular block’s treasure troves by introducing an exceptional collection of 20th century silver and design, but has also imported his determination to identify the 300 block of Worth Avenue as a destination for those seeking the best in art and design. “During our participation in various art fairs in Palm Beach during the past 17 years, we were waiting for the right space to launch our flagship store. The 300 Block of Worth Avenue was the perfect answer! This art and design block features shops ‘unique to Palm Beach’: all one-of-a-kind shops, full of items curated by the owners themselves. Clients delight in the experience of taking home something special as each shop is an expression of the owners’ unique tastes.” says Michael James.
“I was excited to hear The Silver Fund would be our neighbors. They have the finest reputation and exquisite pieces. Most importantly, after I met Michael and his team, and experienced their warm hospitality, sense of humor, and vision for our block, I was truly delighted! They are a perfect addition to our block and we look forward to working with them. We look forward to participating in Art and Design block events next season,” says Mary Mahoney.