All posts related to Interviews on Guest of a Guest for Interviews.
You’re relatively new to our scene, why have you decided this is the time?
I believe that you need to take risks and really make the most of time... For me this was the right time to launch METALSKIN More»
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is having an interesting year. He finished his second season on the TNT drama, Raising the Bar, he also revived his Zack Morris character from Saved by the Bell on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and had a reunion with that same cast in a People Magazine photo shoot. He's now embarking on quite a different challenge: New York City theatre and New York City living. Mark-Paul discusses his first ever theatre role as Jake in the Off-Broadway production of The Understudy (opening November 5, in previews now), the adjustments he's made to live in New York City for the first time, and gives us advice on how to react if someone writes a tell-all book about your past.... More»
If you have ever stepped foot inside the member’s only Soho House, there’s a very good chance you have seen Roberto Monticello. My fascination with the man began, I’m sure, not unlike many others before me. Word of mouth: “See that guy in the yellow shirt and red blazer? They call him the Mayor of Soho House," exclaimed my friend last Tuesday night. I watched as dozens of people passed by to pay their respects. Always jovial in spirits, this man appeared to know everyone in the room. At least they all knew him. When he took his throne in the chair outside of the 6th floor elevators, I made my move.
“Hello. I heard you’re the Mayor and I would like to meet you.”
“Ha. Sit my child. The mayor eh? The Mayor of what?”
“The Mayor of Soho House sir.”
(laughs) “I am the Mayor maybe, but the Mayor of Meatpacking is a better description.”
Thus started my time spent with Roberto.
So...how exactly does one become the Mayor of Meatpacking? More»
There are two distinct people you probably saw a lot during Fashion Week who are as synonymous to parties as they are to fashion - Byrdie Bell and Derek Blasberg. They are arguably everywhere and when I say everywhere, I found them camped on a couch in the back of the new Tommy Hilfiger store on the night of it’s opening party. Everyone else was fleeing the store for the next show/event and these two were just hanging. Dead tired from all Fashion Week had to offer but still going strong, I was able to catch up with them. Below, my interview with Derek, who is currently in London for their Fashion Week, tweeting up a storm! Go follow @dizzyblazeberg on Twitter, and come back for Byrdie tomorrow! More»
[Fern Mallis with Betsey Johnson at her fall '09 show. Getty] There are a lot of ladies who attend a lot of the shows. But there is one lady who attends ALL of the shows, sits in the front row every time and you will oddly never see her not looking fresh. Yet she probably sleeps a lot less than anyone during fashion week. It’s not because she’s partying; it’s because she’s working – actually, she IS Fashion Week. Do you know who I’m talking about? Fern Mallis, SVP of IMG, who the main reason why the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week exists in New York. More... More»
After seeing the breezy and beautiful Spring/Summer 2010 Ruffian runway show at Exit Art by designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, I caught up with front row spectator Douglas Friedman about fashion and also his thoughts on potentially being one of the last people to see Michael Jackson after he died. More»
Lizzy Grubman was sitting front row at Monarchy Collection next to a young and pretty brunette. After the show was over I noticed two things: Lizzy’s chest was noticeably absent of a bra and that young brunette next to her wasn’t so young. It was Janice Dickenson – who from across the Tent in Bryant Park looked like she could have been in her late 20’s (I swear). I ran into my friend Eric Nicholson who worked with Janice on "America’s Next Top Model" as a judge, so he brought me over and I was able to interview her. More»
The other day I was sent a youtube clip of a Melissa Shoes photo shoot by my friend Lorenzo Martone, so I thought it was time to catch up with him, see what he is up to and of course find out the status of his impending marriage with Marc Jacobs. First a little background on Lorenzo. He was born 30 years ago, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the grandson of Italian immigrants. Lorenzo's life started out charmed with a privileged upbringing (private american schools, travel, etc...) until at 15 when his family's finances had a downturn.
“…And for so many years I was looking behind me and I was looking in front me and I wasn’t able to appreciate the moment—that’s the greatest gift I think that I’ve had as a result of everything… the one thing that we have going for us is right here, right now and I love that. I love that I not only know that but that I live that and I recognize that to my core.” —John Forte
[George Fertitta, chefs. Photos by Sarah St. Lifer] The Shops at Columbus Circle were packed to capacity on Thursday afternoon as NYC and Company celebrated NYC Restaurant Week with the Coca-Cola Great Tastes of Summer event. Guests sampled food from Restaurant Week participants DB Bistro Moderne, Spice Market, Bice Ristorante, Porter House, and Tribeca Grill, while enjoying a live performance from the cast of Hair, who reminded us that, no matter how hard we try to move on, it will always be the Age of Aquarius. I had the pleasure of speaking with Daniel Boulud, restaurateur, TV host, and man about town, whose latest New York restaurant, DBGB, opened to rave reviews last month. More»
Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.