Last night, we hosted our "Hats Off!" party, to celebrate the DVD release of the critically acclaimed documentary about our favorite 93-year old "life muse", Mimi Weddell. With our sponsor and cohost (and director of the film) Jyll Johnstone of Canobie Films, and our other cohost, the gracious Abigail Lorick, Ari Cohen and Rachelle Hruska (in Keith Lissner who was also present) welcomed guests to the historic Algonquin Hotel for cocktails, and chance to see the film and meet Mimi herself. Guests who came to gaze upon the wonder that is Mimi (I'm not kidding, look at the pictures! It's like students sitting at the feet of Socrates) included:
More story and photos below:
Julie Fabrizio, George Cunningham, Ariel Moses, Keith Lissner, David Chines, Kim Bates, Morten Davidsen, Jared Clark, Nick Dietz, Marissa Lee, Douglas Marshall, Adrien Field and Alexandra Alexis, Melissa Berkelhammer, Tim Morehouse and Jason Rogers, Carter Cramer, Tia Walker, and several other fashionable folk.
The 84 minute DVD, in eco-friendly packaging, will be available for a limited time during the holidays through the “Hats Off” website. The site also features a number of trailers, photos of Mimi, and more information about the film.
Thank you to Stella and the ladies at A5E PROJECTS, to The Village Scandal for the loan of some beautiful hats, and especially to Mimi for being herself.