A Pinterest-worthy recap of the chicest blooms and fashion fetes of the week, including Chanel's all-white arrangements and Irene Neuwirth's local blooms.
Chanel’s Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner
Chanel hosted the 11th annual dinner on April 18 in celebration of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Artist Programs at NYC’s Balthazar in SoHo. Guests included Katie Holmes, Robert De Niro, Emily Mortimer and THR power stylist Cristina Ehrlich (whose clients include Brie Larson and Allison Williams). The decor stayed true to the traditional vibe of the downtown bistro, but with an abundance of candles and fresh blooms. Impressive yet elegant all-white arrangements were a mix of cherry blossoms and crab apple, while smaller tabletop bouquets had peonies, ranunculus, roses, ferns and sweet peas that ranged from white to light pink. Tall black candlesticks were used throughout the space to add a warm, inviting glow (tabletops were covered with black wax by evening’s end). Final touch? Art books were placed at each guest's seat from the artists for this year's festival (Keith Edmier, Alex Gartenfeld, Stephen Hannock, Zak Kitnick, Virginia Overton, Josh Tonsfeldt), as well as from years past. Did we mention Chanel “CC” petit fours for dessert?
(Photos: Courtesy Getty)
Tod’s + Baby2Baby Luncheon
Italian luxury label Tod’s showcased its latest “It” bag, The Wave, during a ladies lunch at Chateau Marmont in support of Baby2Baby on April 19. The Chateau’s Bungalow 1 was reimagined with a ’70s vibe, boasting a jukebox and a black, white and red table-scape adorned with old-school vinyl records for place cards — a nod to the brand’s Band initiative. All-red flower arrangements included tulips, anthuriums, sweet Williams, peonies, vermilliads, gladiolus, gerbera daisies, garden roses, sweet peas, snapdragons, red roses, carnations, orchids, protea, calla lilies and coffeeberry, with a single type of bloom in each vintage-looking crystal vase. Selma Blair, Michelle Monaghan and stylist turned interior designer Estee Stanley dined on cozy Italian fare — think penne pasta and chicken paillard.
(Photos: Courtesy Donato Sardella of Getty Images for Tod’s)
Irene Neuwirth’s Private Dinner
On April 20, Irene Neuwirth hosted an intimate supper at her Melrose Place store for friends including BFF Busy Philipps, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, stylist Jessica de Ruiter and director-producer Phil Lord (The Lego Movie). Philipps’ screenwriter hubby, Marc Silverstein, cooked an amazing meal with help from his “sous chef,” singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice — homemade ricotta, lamb with black-trumpet mushrooms, and angel food cake with strawberry cream were all on the four-course menu. Assorted “wild, rustic and springy” flowers including ranunculus, lilacs, Queen Anne’s lace, peonies and thistles were supplied by Lily Lodge, an eco-chic flower shop that hand-picks blooms (often organic) mostly from local, small growers. The jeweler’s pals toasted her most recent CFDA nom with Casa Dragones tequila.
(Photos: Courtesy Elizabeth Dowling Kaupas)
Frame Los Angeles Store Opening Dinner
On April 18, Frame co-founders Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson hosted a dinner with their friend Jennifer Meyer to fete the opening of the brand’s first store. The event took place at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont (in the garden) and featured “wild and romantic” flowers by Moon Canyon, a floral studio on L.A.’s Eastside that draws inspiration from the surrounding natural landscape and rustic canyons. Varied heights of dove gray tapers in brass candleholders illuminated the open-air space. A playful menu with palm-tree and squiggle doodles on Chateau letterhead greeted guests such as Emily Ratajkowski, Rachel Zoe and Natalie Massenet, courtesy of artist and illustrator Andre Saraiva.
(Photos: Courtesy Frame)
Gucci Private Dinner
Hollywood’s hottest red-carpet designer hosted an exclusive dinner on April 20 at Cafe Stella on L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard for “Gucci girls” like Gia Coppola, Dree Hemingway and singer Kacy Hill (who performed the night before at Marc Jacobs’ private dance party in NYC). The Italian label, which is best known for its OTT designs and mix-and-match florals, forwent flowers in favor of a basic all-white table setting — allowing the guests’ colorful Gucci prints and flower pins to pop. Softly rounded, chartreuse-hued velvet jewel boxes were placed at each guest’s dining spot, with assorted statement rings — signature bee and tiger-head motifs — from the spring/summer 2016 collection inside.
(Photos: Courtesy BFA)