When the cops shut down a party at 10pm and A listers from the fashion, media and social worlds are stuck outside the gates at the top of the driveway, and can’t get in no matter whose name they drop or what list they are on, you KNOW you threw a kick-ass party. That’s exactly what our friends Devorah Rose and Justin Mitchell of Social Life Magazine accomplished on Saturday night.
Celebrating 4th of July and the July release of our favorite Social Life Magazine with Dirty Sexy Money star Zoe McLellen on the cover, the Social Life Estate was practically on fire. Out front under the spotlights was a line for the step and repeat filled with heavy hitters from the gold and silver screens, models from the runway, and socials from their Mercedes-Benz’s, all intent on catching some PMC love.Out back camera crews were filming for RHONY amongst hundreds of party goers as PLUM TV waltzed around asking people what they were wearing (yes, I got interviewed again). While all this was going on, someone should have sent a photog to the top of the driveway, where a veritable list of who’s who (who always get their pics taken) were pooling and COULDN’T get in.
This was the most exclusive party in the Hamptons on Saturday night, thanks in part to Peroni, Sarar, Thai Airways, Jana, Blue Star Jets, Plum TV, Circa, Eight O’Clock Coffee, Madame Paulette and Liberty Helicopters – all generous hosts. Amidst torches providing intimate lighting around strategically scattered cabanas, guests flocked to Taittinger's champagne reception while nibbling on hors d’ouvres by Elegant Affairs.
While the crowd remained coy, I kept catching partygoers sneaking glances at the divided camp of two separate RHONY camera crews filming: One focused on Jill & Bobby Zarin chilling with Countess LuAnn de Lesseps while Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen mingled with others. Could a rift have been caused by a recent NYMag article? It’s not up to me to say what I’ve heard….but I’ll be watching out for developments in season two.
Among the people who got through the door (that I noticed) were: Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps and Alex McCord, Michael Lohan and his girlfriend Erin Muller, Giants star Geoffrey Pope, actor Kellan Lutz (who will star in the new 90210 show), Sir Ivan, and, of course Social Life Magazine's own Justin Mitchell and Devorah Rose.