The Young and the Guest List: December


Celebrating the Opening of CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd with the Cinema Society

In early November, the Cinema Society hosted a party with three special movie screenings to toast the opening of CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd and also to pay homage to the most notable eras of cinema: the 1930s, the 1970s, and present day.  Kiera Chaplin presented City Lights, Brooke Shields showed Pretty Baby, and Spike Lee introduced his newest production, BlacKkKlansman, which echoes the political atmosphere in America today. Following the screenings, the after-party was spread throughout three floors of the luxury 45,500-square-foot space; the theme of each level corresponded with that of each film. The luxury theater itself, a must-visit, features over-sized leather recliner chairs and full-service dining and beverage options. Notable guests that evening included Katie Couric and John Molner, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Grace Hightower De Niro, Paul Sorvino, Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst, Lizzie Tisch, Davi Santos, Damon Gillespie, Richard Phillips, Drew Nieporent, Alex Lundqvist, Jazmin Grimaldi and Ian Mellencamp, CMX Cinemas CEO Jose Leonardi Marti, among others.

Lexi Suarez  (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/PMC)
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Ian Mellencamp (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/PMC) 
Cuba Gooding Jr.  (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/PMC)
Brooke Shields and Katie Couric . (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/PMC)

Maisonette Opens Holiday Pop-Up

In preparation for the holidays, Sylvana Ward Durrett and Luisana Mendoza de Roccia, co-founders of children’s retailer Maisonette, recently hosted a reception with cocktails, Moët minis, and light bites to unveil the brand’s winter pop-up shop in SoHo. The event was planned in collaboration with Masse, a new app for sharing and receiving product recommendations. The crowd included Anna Wintour, mother-in-law of Masse co-founder Elizabeth Shaffer, and Sylvana Ward Durrett’s mother, Rosana De Soto. Now open through Christmas Eve, the store will feature family-friendly activities like visits from Santa for a spirited shopping experience.

Derek Blasberg, Selby Drummond (BFA)
Luisana Mendoza Roccia, Lizzy Brockhoff, Elizabeth Shaffer, Sylvana Durrett
Rosana De Soto, Sylvana Durrett

Harvard Yale at Fenway Park

The 135th Harvard–Yale football game, affectionately known as “The Game,” was battled out at the Boston Red Sox home field. In place of tailgating, many started their day at established Fenway bars including Game On! and Cask n’ Flagon. After two consecutive wins for Yale, the Harvard Crimson snagged a well-fought victory this year, with a final score of 45-27—the highest scoring game between the teams to this day. The storied rivalry between the competitors dates back to 1875, with the Bulldogs still boasting a 67–60–8 record for the overall series.  The anticipated event continues to bring a dedicated crowd of influential supporters of all ages each year.

Sophie Mussafer, Lexi Henkel, Tori Virtue, Kate Walker, Lauren Wackerle, and Nicole Daniggelis

Manolo Blank Toasts a “Decade of Love”

As Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell noted, “Carrie  [Bradshaw] found her Mr. Big, but also found love in another Mr. B, Manolo Blahnik—her true sole mate.” Since the debut of Manolo’s iconic blue Hangisi in the film 10 years ago, every girl has been head over heels in love with the style. Now, the brand is celebrating years of success for Manolo’s most recognizable shoe with its “Decade of Love” campaign, which includes seven limited-edition styles with exclusive patterns and prints dedicated to the “Manolo woman and her long-standing love for the shoe.” To launch the collection and celebrate this special anniversary, Manolo Blahnik hosted an exclusive cocktail party at its Manhattan boutique for a fashionable crowd. 

The guest list included Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus III, Olivia Palermo, Charlotte Groeneveld, Nina Agdal, Gala Gonzalez, Caroline Vazzana, Gizele Oliveira, Theodora Richards, Tali Lennox, Matilda Lowther, Sif Saga, Marina Ingvarsson, Mary Leest, Christie Tyler, Krystal Bick, and Andreja Pejic. 

Gisele Oliveira (BFA)
Rickie De Sole, George Malkemus III
Theodora Richards, George Malkemus III