Ne-Yo helped Estelle celebrate her birthday, wealthy people shopped for old and expensive items, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis turned up at Edison Ballroom to support Fred Armison's new indie TV show about hipsters and much more. Find out what went down last night.
Ne-Yo private performance from his latest album Libra Scale and Estelle's Birthday Party
Who Was There: Bai Ling, Estelle, Ne-Yo, Avi Oster, Annabelle Vartanian
Other Details: Ne-Yo performed tunes from his latest sonic endeavor as part of a special birthday serenade to friend Estelle, who later joined him on stage. She's 31! For more photos, go HERE.
NINTENDO Hosts Preview of NINTENDO 3DS, the first glasses-free 3D portable entertainment system
Where: Skylight Studios
Who Was There: Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), Kevin Manno, Julia Alexandria (The Seven), Samantha Ronson
Other Details: Earlier in the day, members of the media were able to come by and play. At night, there was a party DJed by Miike Snow. "Nintendo 3DS Launch Event looks beautiful!" Tweeted @MW_Holden. "Nintendo party at Skylight Studios...booze and gaming. Everything I dreamed of in high school," said @carlacarstens. [Via]
DIOR Hosts a Private Tea for Jamee Gregory's "NEW YORK PARTIES PRIVATE VIEWS"
Who Was There: Adrienne Bittazini, Anne Sitrick, Amy Bressman, Daniel Melamud, Zang Toi, Sandy Gilbert, Zang Toi, Jamee Gregory, Carol Holmes McCarthy, Cecilia Vonderheide
Other Details: Jamee Gregory once planned parties for Sotheby's as the auction house's director of special events. She signed copies of her new book New York Parties: Private Views which goes inside the fetes of Zang Toi and Marc Jacobs to name a few.
IFC Hosted Special Screening After Party for "Portlandia"
Where: The Edison Ballroom
Who Was There: Jonathan Krisel, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Heather Graham, Kyle Machlachlan, Abby Elliot, Bobby Moynihan, Andy Samberg, "The Thermals" Hutch Paris, Kathy Foster, Westan Glass, Jason Sudeikis, Lorner Michaels, Seth Meyers
Other Details: Portlandia” is going to debut this month on the Independent Film Channel. It features Fred Armisten and Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein and focuses on the city's '90's mentality subcultural outliers. Think adult hide and seek league. It's funny. You should watch. A bunch of "SNL" cast members came out to support Fred. There were also several celebs who have guest spots on "Portlandia" attending, including a very, very skinny Heather Graham. [Via]
Oskar Metsavaht and Addison O'Dea Celebrate Interview Magazines 'L.A. Art World
Who Was There: Steve Mooallem, Christopher Bollen, Vanessa Chow, Robbie Fimmano, Heloisa Maia, Christine De Lassus, Robbie Fimmano, Maria Fimmano, Vanessa Chow, Cecilia Mortimore, Matias Santa Cruz, Robbie Fimmano, Maria Fimmano
Other Details: In the December / January 2011 issue of Interview Magazine, Christopher Bollen posits that “some of the most provocative, potent art being created in the United States today isn’t coming out of New York City but clear across the continent in Los Angeles.” Um, whatever. Not so sure about that, but the work displayed is very good no matter where it was made. You can see photos on the mag's web site.
AMERICAN ANTIQUES SHOW Gala Preview To Benefit AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion
Who Was There: Mo Wajselfish, Bonny Williams, John Rosselli, Martha Stewart, Rebecca Robertson, Nora Ephron
Other Details: Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi shopped for “a very reasonably priced small rug to put next to the bed,” but soon realized items cost in the hundreds of thousands. Martha Stewart was there! Despite winding up in the hospital last week after her dog bit her in the face. She's healed nicely, no thanks to the facility's wallpaper. [Via]
The World Premiere of NOT MY LIFE
Where: Alice Tully Hall
Who Was There: Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador Melanie Verveer, Gary Haugen, Robert Bilheimer, Somaly Mam, Bradley Miles, Susan Bissell, Tea Leoni
Other Details: The film was shot over five continents for four years and focuses on the multi-billion dollar global industry whose profits "are built on the backs and in the beds of our planet's youth." Several Ambassador's attended. Tea Leoni was also a guest. [Via]