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Annual Grammys Party List 2014

Invite to Clive Davis

Invite to Clive Davis annual party — it’s a digital countdown to the party; when you open it, it has the address and info … ridic!

The Grammys come early this year (they usually fall in Feb) and here is why: The Winter Olympics start in Sochi, Russia, starting Feb 7, and all the TV stations and viewers will be focused on that. Also moved are the Oscars (usually in Feb too) which are in March this year, just after the close of the games.

Major Rager: Mario Testino Exhibit at PRISM Gallery | An Academy Awards Eve Opening & After-Party at Fleur des Lys in Holmby Hills

Kate is great

Kate is great

If you love Kate Moss, pool toys and ladies lingerie you will love the new Mario Testino show at PRISM Gallery. We went to opening night over the weekend and a no big deal after party at the Saperstein mansion afterward (better known as “Fleur des Lys“), thrown by the gallery and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

#NYFW FW’13 Diary

If you are truly Jet-Set, you: a.) Just returned from Super Bowl and b). Re-packed a bag and flew to New York for the kick-off nights of Fashion Week … Technically lasting from February 6th to the 14th, anyone who’s anyone arrives early for the pre-parties and to check-in at the hotel which is where all your invitations for the shows will be sent. And you need those in order to get in and they simply wont send them ahead of time – its just how it all works (thus all the Instagrams of invitations in hotel room settings).

We have Magda Berliner on the ground for the 6th season, sending up her social diary from the front rows of fashion shows, after parties and the general savoir faire.

Magda Berliner’s NYFW SS’13 Diary

Pre-Day: Tues, Feb. 5th, 2013

Shopbop x Mugler Launch Party @ Top of The Standard

Kick off for the season starts marvy with lovelies,( notably Hannah Bronfman and newly blond Leigh Lezark), epic views and gotta buy now accessoirs….Mugler designer/Gaga collaborator Nicola Formichetti was in the house to preview the bags that are online NOW at Shopbop …if they haven’t already Sold Out….!

Our Truffle Hunters have fled to #NYC for #NYFW kicking off at Top of The Standard in NYC with Launch for @nicolaformichetti x @muglerlive exclusive for @shopbop (available NOW! On Shopbop.com …!) #spring2013 #ss13

Day 1: Wed, Feb. 6th, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target Launch Fete

Woohoo! Carny rides! Food Trucks! Great Inexpensive Fashion! Fair Games! Adult Bevies! Ne-Yo! AND all within a two hour period….AMAZE. @targetstyle @prabalgurung #prabalfortarget

pic via @cristinablairgibson

#prabalfortarget

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Wildfox FW13 Presentation

Wildfox designer Kimberly Gordon along with CEO Jimmy Sommers to fete the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The presentation was followed by a live performance from Chairlift and music beats by DJ Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner of the Knocks. Inspired by “The Great Gatsby” and the 1920s the collection is summed up in the words “party, love and friendship.” Ranging from ultra-soft t-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, and premium White Label group of sweaters knits, chiffons, and laces; the collection also introduced Wildfox’s first ever denim collection collaboration with Michelle Siwy. 

Long day and perfect ending thanks to swoon worthy performance by Chairlift…thanks Wildfox team xx

Chairlift at Wildfox

Wildfox

Rachel Comey show

There goes my clothing allowance…again! Between the railroad denim trousers,gold animal print car coat and grommet accented wedges…..you killed it Rachel!

Rachel Comey show

Tia Cibani

Inspired by the sepia tones of Man Ray’s work, Tia Cibani presented a beautiful collection for the confident, intelligent AND sexy woman….these pieces need to command the Red Carpet!

Tia Cibani

WHIT

You can rely on Whitney Pozgay to deliver an easy It Girl wardrobe….this time around inspired by Marianne Faithfull by way of mod seperates and a bit of leather! Witty touch of calf hair accessories and painterly prints courtesy of muse Jemme Aldridge….

WHIT

WHIT

M.Patmos

Since splitting with her partner, Tina Lutz, Marcia Patmos has evolved her collection from knitwear centric to full blown RTW and this season covered all the bases…silk accented cardis,metallic leather pencil skirts and precious ribbed dickies on my list for sure….!

M.Patmos

Creatures of Comfort

Showing for the first time, Jade Lai, owner and design director of Creatures opted for a laid back presentation highlighting the textures and fabrications of her AW collection…especially intriguing were the seemingly ‘shredded’ paper ensembles which were actually a metallic cotton meant to resemble leather yet lighter…very nice Jade

Creatures of Comfort

Day 2: Thurs, Feb. 7th, 2013

Candela Presentation

Romance was def in the air at today’s Candela presentation….designer Gabriela Perezutti swept along the vignettes of wan beauties clad in sequins,lace,fringe and chunky knits…..it all makes sense to me!

Candela

Candela

Candela

 

FIT Shoe Obsession exhibit

Now what female wouldn’t swoon in the company of such fetish,whimsy,eccentricity and beauty?We ARE talking footwear, non? The likes of Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Tabitha Simmons, Tom Ford, Martin Margiela….ooh lala! Who needs chocolates when you can savor these treats!

FIT Shoe Obsession exhibit

FIT Shoe Obsession exhibit

FIT Shoe Obsession exhibit

FIT Shoe Obsession exhibit

Tome Presentation

Debuting this season, Tome creative director Michelle Jank snuck a quiet, sophisticated group of ensembles dramatically lit thanks to Nicole Pearce. Each detail from handsome headgear via millinery go to genius Albertus Swanepoel to unexpected finishes from belt designer Ebony Fleur…it’s no wonder Tome is an Ecco Domani Fund Finalist…Congrats to designers Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin!

Tome

Tome

Scoop / Cher Coulter AG Collection reveal

Tattles, photo booths and pink bevies greeted guests at the Meat Packing Scoop local…all in the name of celebrating latest stylist series pairing’ Girl in Dragoon Tattoo’ designer Cher Coulter and denim demi god Adriano Goldschmied….an appropriate pairing indeed..Go Cher!

Cher with Lizzie Olsen

Fri, Feb. 8th, 2013 

A Detacher

Designer Mona Kowalski covered the bases for the gal in need of original options for day to day attire….sheer poncho like tunics draped over slouchy knit joggers looked easy yet put together, stand outs were the original prints, notably a navy ink blot all in one and a ‘cloud’ motif car coat reminiscent of cotton candy….sweet!

With Blizzard Nemo on the threat this was a light day but very long eve…..!
Please note other shows that I did not get to : Rebecca Minkoff , Tocca, Rag and Bone…thnx!

Sat, Feb. 9th, 2013

VPL

Maybe it was the change of venue or the clear skies and sun post Nemo….Victoria Bartlett composed a fresh take on her signature color ways and silhouettes, the results: hip hung trousers side zip pencil shifts and knubby knits…can’t wait to cozy up in these!

Monocler Grenoble

So you would think, How do you out do an ice spectacle involving 300 plus skaters, a choir, hot toddies and Central Park? Or how about an ensemble of hip hop dancers in the middle of a Grand Central…? Well, Moncler did it again…groups of 25 or so were ushered into the tented center of the historical Gotham Hall to an army of olive green clad audience at attention in 360 formation….Awesome!

Mon, Feb. 11th, 2013

#woodyallen #jazz style @Carlylehotel #nyc #obsessed @cloperrin @marylindalamar pic via @suttonslaw

Tues, Feb. 12th, 2013

Annual Super Bowl Party List 2013 (New Orleans)

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No time to breathe Trufflers, the party is still on and it’s time to board your jets to Super Bowl, taking place in the big easy (aka New Orleans) this weekend. Run, don’t walk, unless you’re trying to play it cool, to the VIP rooms of the multiple pop-ups and parties brought to you by some of our favorite brands (Lamborghini, Maxim, Playboy and GQ) and bars from LA (Beacher’s MadhouseBootsy Bellows) and New York (Greenhouse, 1 Oak) who are hosting pop-up nightlife venues all weekend. Expect some extreme branding, drinking, (even golfing and racing for those in the know — and to be in the know, please do read on!), and revelry! Musical acts around the parties this weekend include: Diplo, Busta Rhymes, B.o.B., Kelly Rowland, The Roots, Stevie Wonder, Santigold, and Justin Timberlake who is using the DirecTV party to perform a special concert marking his return to music (this will mark his first performance in almost 5 years). Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, and Alicia Keys will perform during the actual game on Sunday.

#TruffleNotes: San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens

Super Bowl XLVII Party List

Thursday, January 31st – Sunday, February 3rd
The Bud Light Hotel
Venue: New Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd.
Deets: Bud Light transforms a 200-room downtown New Orleans hotel, branding everything from hand towels and pillows to shampoos and more. EA Madden Bowl Party is held on Thursday; Stevie Wonder performs on Saturday.
The events lineup for the week includes:

Thursday, Jan. 31 – EA SPORTS™ Madden Bowl XIX Party featuring Lil Wayne (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Friday, Feb. 1 –Rolling Stone LIVE featuring Pitbull and Flo Rida (doors open at 9:15 p.m.)
Saturday, Feb. 2 – Stevie Wonder concert featuring Gary Clark Jr. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
Sunday, Feb. 3 – Concert featuring the Eli Young Band and Lee Brice (doors open at 1 p.m.)
All events are invite only. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday concerts are available throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. Myspace will be streaming select performances from the Friday and Saturday night concerts at www.Myspace.com/BudLight. For additional information, visit www.BudLightHotel.com.

Friday, February 1st – Saturday, February 2nd
Leather and Laces party
Venue: Second Line Films LLC, 800 Richard Street
Deets: Jenny McCarthy, Kendra Wilkinson, Stephanie Pratt, and Audrina Patridge host on Friday; Josh Henderson, Jamie Chung, Rachael Leigh Cook, Brooklyn Decker host Saturday.

Friday, February 1st
Athletes in Action breakfast
Venue: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Deets: Dallas Cowboy star Jason Witten is presented with the Bart Starr Award for outstanding character and leadership. Brent Jones MCs.

Friday, February 1st
Annual Super Bowl Celebrity Golf Classic
Venue: Lakewood Golf Club
Deets: Amateur golfers and former NFL players tee-off together at the annual pre-Super Bowl fundraiser which supports NFL Charities, a fund benefiting more than 642 charities.

Friday, February 1st – Saturday, February 2nd
Audi
Venue: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Deets: Santigold performs night one, Solange Knowles and Diplo perform night two.

Friday, February 1st, 11pm
Bootsy Bellows pop-up VIP room at The Playboy Party
Jackson Brewery, 620 Decatur Street
Presented by Crown Royal
Deets: Hosted by David Arquette, John Terzian, Brian Toll
Special Performance by B.o.B; music by Devin Lucien & Jesse Marco

Friday, February 1st
Playboy Party
Venue: Jackson Brewery, 620 Decatur Street
Deets: Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner hosts his annual Super Bowl party.

Friday, February 1st, 10pm
ESPN The Magazine Next Party
Venue: Tad Gormley Stadium
Deets: Cee Lo Green performs at ESPN’s annual Super Bowl party. Kelly Rowland appears as celebrity social media ambassador and takes over @ESPNMag Twitter handle.

Friday, February 1st, 10pm
Greenhouse NYC Kick-Off Party
Eiffel Society, 2040 Charles Street, New Orleans
DJ Khaled hosts; Jerome Felton attends as NY nightclub hosts a pop-up venue to kick off Super Bowl weekend.

Saturday, February 2nd, 10pm
Beacher’s Madhouse
Venue: The W Hotel
Deets: Jeff Beacher‘s traveling variety show sets up in New Orleans for the Super Bowl. Special surprise performance expected.

Saturday, February 2nd
6th Annual DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl & After Party
Venue:  Mardi Gras World, Port of New Orleans
Deets: Celebrities take to the field for annual pre-Super Bowl beach football game televised live on Directv. A private party follows the Celebrity Beach Bowl. Justin Timberlake is suppose to perform at the after party marking his return to music.

Saturday, February 2nd, 7pm – 10pm
Big Game, Big Give Presented by J.P. Morgan
Venue: “The Smith House,” on St. Charles Avenue
Deets: Michael Bay hosts a Super Bowl party in a historic private estate benefiting The Giving Back fund. More than 400 celebrities, athletes, business leaders and VIP guests (including many from Michael Bay’s upcoming projects) will attend this invitation-only party with a live auction and surprise musical performance. A collection of historic Lamborghini automobiles including a 350GT and a Miura will be on display. Other sponsors include: Forbes, Patron, Heineken, Harrah’s New Orleans, Alcon Investments.Website: www.biggamebiggive.org

Saturday, February 2nd, 10pm
Maxim Party
Venue:  Second Line Films LLC, 800 Richard Street
Deets: Maxim magazine hosts its annual VIP party.

Saturday, February 2nd
GQ Magazine Party
Venue: Elms Mansion
Deets: Lil’ Wayne hosts and performs private party celebrating Super Bowl weekend. Ryan Lochte is expected.

Saturday, February 2nd, 10pm
1 OAK Big Game Party
Venue: Jax Brewery / Jackson Brewery, 620 Decatur Street
Deets: NY nightclub 1 Oak is setting up shop in New Orleans for the Super Bowl. Presented by electronic cigarette brand LOGIC; Mick Boogie DJs.
Sunday, February 3rd, before the game
JEEP Tailgate Event
Venue: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive,
Deets: Rolling Stone Magazine and JEEP host, The Roots perform, ?uestlove will DJ
Tickets available: rollingstonetailgate.eventbrite.com
Sunday, February 3rd, 9:30am
Lamborghini Driving Experience
Venue: NOLA Motorsports Park
Deets: For those who were good last night and went to bed, the track opens early to select Fortune 500 CEOs and celebrities, along with a few familiar faces from the Big Game, Big Give party hosted by Michael Bay the night before who are expected at this invite-only pop-up track and lifestyle event courtesy of Lamborghini.
Sunday, February 3rd, 10pm
Greenhouse NYC After Party
Jax Brewery / Jackson Brewery, 620 Decatur Street
Deets: Busta Rhymes performs at NY nightclub pop-up after the Super Bowl.

Talent agency CAA and network CBS and NET JETs also have parties — deets needed. Contact info@dailytruffle.net to help out.

Super Bowl in the Tisch Box

Super Bowl Victors Laurie Tisch and her daughters, Carolyn and Emily Tisch Sussman (the daughter and granddaughters of Preston Robert Tisch, who bought half the Giants in 1991) celebrate the New York Giants’ Super Bowl win last night in Indianapolis. (via — photos by Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg)

Super Bowl Victors

Hilary Tisch, founder of Amulette, an antique jewelry dealer, with her dad, Steve Tisch, chairman of the Giants.

Super Bowl Victors

Holden Tisch and Elizabeth Tisch.

Football Fans

Harvey Weinstein and his daughter Emma were guests in the Tisch box. Weinstein has schooled his daughters in football. “Why not?” he said. “Sports is a great thing. It keeps you competitive, it keeps you sharp, it keeps you focused.”

Super Bowl Victors

Laurie Tisch celebrating the Giants Super Bowl victory with Eli Manning and his wife, Abby Manning and daughter, Ava Frances; Giants coach Tom Coughlin; and General Manager Jerry Reese.

Super Bowl Victors

John K. Mara, CEO of the New York Giants, embraces his daughter Erin.

Super Bowl Victors

New York Giants co-owner Ann Mara, President and CEO John K. Mara and Coach Tom Coughlin.

During the game, that meant pained expressions when the Patriots scored a touchdown eight seconds before halftime and loud cheers when Justin Tuck sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the third quarter. A round of “Let’s Go Giants” took place right before Chase Blackburn intercepted Brady in the fourth quarter.

And when the Giants finally moved ahead of the Patriots 21- 17 on an Ahmad Bradshaw touchdown with 57 seconds left, the Tisch women fled their box on the top of Lucas Oil Stadium so they would be ready to partake in victory with their team.

“This is so surreal,” Laurie, 61, said, standing in the middle of the field moments before the trophy ceremony, with confetti flying through the air and thousands screaming around her.

High-Powered Guests

There were other high-powered football fans at the game —Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive officer and chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.BlackRock Inc. President Robert Kapito, and Paul Taubman of Morgan Stanley. But the Tisch women are some of the most dedicated, along with their counterparts in the Mara family, which owns the other half of the Giants.

“As many Giants fans know, we’re one of the few teams without cheerleaders,” said Steve Tisch, Laurie’s brother and chairman and executive vice president of the team. “Laurie, Carolyn and Emily are probably three of our loudest cheerleaders.”

Football and the Tisch family go way back. Laurie went to University of Michigan games when she was a student, including the Rose Bowl in 1969. She is a board member of the Giants as well as president of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, which provides fresh produce in underserved New Yorkneighborhoods.

Her parents, Joan and Preston Robert Tisch, also went to games at Michigan. Bob, as he was known, sold key chains outside the stadium — one for a dime, two for 15 cents. It was the start of building a fortune with his brother Laurence. In 1991, Bob bought his stake in the NFL.

“I want to be part of the fraternity and live out my life as a Giants owner,” he said, according to his New York Times obituary published in 2005.

Giants Sisterhood

To the Tisch women, being a part of the Giants feels like a sisterhood.

They search out Giants blue paraphernalia, from bedazzled, suede handbags to pumps. The most accurate Giants blue nail polish, by the way, is OPI’s “Dating a Royal.”

They wear necklaces with the National Football Conference Championship ring from 2000, and on their fingers they wear their Super Bowl ring from 2008.

And they watch almost every game, if not physically together, then virtually, texting or talking on the phone about it.

“I do think there’s something unique about being women who love the sport,” said Carolyn, 27. “When we’re in the box, it doesn’t matter how many men there are, it feels like it’s just us watching.”

When the family became owners, Carolyn was 6, Emily 9 and Laurie 40. Attending Sunday games was a ritual, with the girls making cakes to serve at halftime. They dyed the cakes red and blue and decorated them as football fields. Tooth picks made up the end zones, sprinkles were the fans.

Post-Game Analysis

After the game, they’d have dinner with their grandfather, reviewing plays. They revered the man they called Po, short for Postmaster General, a title he held under President Ronald Reagan. He adored them, and always made room for the friends they wanted to bring to the box.

Football is dear to the Tisch women, both because it brings them together as a family and because they like the game.

“I love that there are two levels you can take it on,” said Carolyn. “You can understand it at a pretty simple level, follow the ball and hope your team scores. But you can never be an expert. There are so many different plays you can run — you can always get better at being a fan.”

“What I really love is the pace,” said Emily, 29, executive director of the Young Democrats of America. “You’re focused, you go and then you take a break. It keeps you engaged.”

Studying the Game

In the early years of the Tisches’ ownership of the Giants, being a female football fan wasn’t always so easy. Laurie and Emily studied a copy of “Football for Dummies.” Carolyn, wanting to be taken seriously, memorized the names of the players in alphabetical order.

Since then the brood has expanded. Last night in the box for the Super Bowl were Steve’s daughters Elizabeth, 13, Holden, 11, and Hilary, 28. The girls had made signs reading “We Miss You Nana Joan.” (Joan, too unwell to travel, watched from home in New York.)

“Football is multigenerational,” Steve said. “It used to be about fathers taking their sons. Now we’re taking our daughters, too.”

Soon a former football player will be entering the family. Carolyn started dating William Blodgett when he was a wide receiver at Yale. Now he’s finishing MIT Sloan Business School, where he’s in charge of a Sports Analytics Conference in March.

The couple will be married in June, after Carolyn graduates from Harvard Business School.

Marketing Role

For obvious reasons, she’s counting the days until she leaves Patriots territory. She’ll return to New York for a job in marketing at PepsiCo Inc., an NFL sponsor. Last summer, she interned in the company’s sports-marketing department.

Working for the Giants is a possibility.

“It’s something I’ve always dreamed of pursuing,” Carolyn said.

Watching the Tisch women yelp and holler, it was hard to argue with their ardor.

“Football is such a part of my life, I hate when the season ends, because I don’t have any small talk to make,” Carolyn said.

“I grew up with six boys, and expectations might have been different for the girls,” Laurie reflected. “We’re busting right through that glass ceiling.”

(Amanda Gordon is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

To contact the writer on this story: Amanda Gordon in New York at agordon01@bloomberg.netor on Twitter at @amandagordon.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at

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