Out Little Truffle reports are IN from around the World and around Los Angeles …
Thursday, November 11, 2010:
Thursdays are always the busiest nights in Los Angeles! Last night in Hollywood, the premiere of Black Swan closed the AFI film festival at the Grauman’s Chinese and the after party across the street at the Roosevelt and the after-after party at Beachers Madhouse. As expected -cast members Mila Kunis (friend of the Truffle), Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel (obsessed!!) and Barbara Hershey turned up along with director Darren Aronofsky and studio execs from Fox, Tom Rothman and Nancy Utley and producer Mike Medavoy with wife Irena Medavoy (LA native!).
Other interesting attendees?? Rodarte designers Kate & Laura Mulleavy (Natalie Portman LOVES Rodarte), Sylvester Stallone, Dita Von Teese, Heidi Klum and Peter Fonda.
Seven (jeans) knows how to party. The jeans maker had two back to back parties to celebrate their 10 year Anniversary – first with Vanity Fair (Tuesday night) and then with Vogue Thursday night. Though not all mankind were invited, a cool thing about the Vogue dinner party was an installation set up in the home in Beverly Hills themed for the 7 senses … and you thought there were only 5!
Over at the Santa Monica airport, Sanrio held a VIP night to kick off their 9 day exhibit and carnival at the Barker Hanger. The company has invited popular artists from around the world to collaborate in two standout art exhibitions:Small Gift Los Angeles and Small Gift Miami, during Art Basel. Small Gift Los Angeles is a 10 day carnival-style event open to the public Friday, November 12 – Sunday, November 21 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Small Gift Miami is the East Coast anchor event and will take place December 2 – 5, during Art Basel.
Small Gift Los Angeles
November 12 – 21, 2010
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
We love offspring! Sam Branson was in L.A. with his dad Richard Branson, and grandmother Eve Branson, for the family’s annual Rock The Kasbah gala.
The Los Angeles Opera often grabs a tenor or two and meets us half from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a little performance. Thursday, they teamed up with Stuart Weitzman on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to put on a mini opera behind the store in the Rodeo Collection under the stars.
Earlier in the day, Neiman Marcus held a tea party for Ken Downing, a fashion week front row regular and fashion director for Neiman Marcus.
Down Burton Way at the SLS, Three Day Rule founders Talia Goldstein (nee Berman) and Valerie Brennan are giving Patty (Millionaire Matchmaker) and Steve (Tough Love) a run for their money with their monthly match-making parties. The SLS was packed with well dressed singles looking to mingle.
Up at the Chateau Marmont, Flaunt Magazine. had a party – we noticed Joaquin Phoenix, Rain Phoenix, Flaunt founder Luis Barajas, friend of the Phoenix’s Amanda Demme and David Spade.
Elle magazine hosted a book launch for “ELLEments Of Personal Style” in Santa Monica – Daisy O’dell has the story on that!
And speaking of Rain Phoenix – she was performing at the REVOLVEclothing.com re-launch party (at Revolve on Melrose). Harley Viera Newton (LA Native) DJed. Also in the house was Lauren Bush.
And now for something a little different … the 2010 Bambi Awards were held in Germany on Thursday. This is the coolest awards show you’ve never heard of! And likely to have the best dressed attendee list too! Named after Bambi (yes, the deer) these awards honor media and TV influencers. You know it’s cool when Beth Ditto, SJP, Orlando Bloom and Karl Lagerfeld are the headliners! Another need-to-know fact is that the actual award itself, shape of BAMBI the deer, is manufactured by Chopard!! It doesnt get much more chic! See the winners.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010:
The biggest thing on our radar this eve was the Harry Potter premiere in London. The new Harry Potter movie will be in theaters nationwide this November 19th and you can buy advance tickets here (I recommend this).
Sony Internet TV (Sony Cierge) event at SOHO house
Also of note, the annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show in New York. The Princess Grace Awards Gala in New York were also held this eve. They are always at Cipriani’s and Caroline Grimaldi (that’s not her official title) is always in attendance.
In L.A., the LACMA Costume Council held a tea with aforementioned Ken Downing (fashion director for Neiman Marcus). The LACMA Costume Council is great and anyone can join – here is a link!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010:
Fendi Casa held an event in Bel Air with Haute Living mag.
Monday, November 8, 2010:
Judith Leiber hosted a book launch for Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, while a Bulgari fete raged across the street on Rodeo Drive.
Saturday, November 6, 2010:
We celebrate Angie Banicki‘s “Sweet 16 x 2” at Trousdale. Happy birthday darling. And to Michelle Marie & Tarynn Manning over in the H.Wood basement (shhh).
Earlier on Saturday, Valentino hosted a trunk show for moms and daughters at Chateau Marmont – even Chateau owner André Balazs‘ daughter, Alessandra Balazs, was there! Other interesting offspring include Jacqui Getty & daughter Gia Coppola, Kelly Lynch & daughter Shane Lynch, Eva & Asia Chow, Lisa and daughters Nathalie & Laura Love, Shiva Rose & daughter Colette McDermott. Cute! Jessica Kantor (Harvard-Westlake) at Vogue has a great article on this.
Another very cool fete – although down in Mexico – was Jeremy Scott latest collaboration launch party with Adidas Originals Party.