Social Media Week kicked off in a flurry of hashtags, Ivanka Trump showed off her jewels and her baby bump, while Clay Aiken flexed his vocal chords to a song normally sung by a woman. Hayden Christensen screened his new flick, Alec Baldwin went bowling, and Kim Kardashian pissed off Prince. It was a busy night. Let's hop in.
The Cinema Society Screening & After party for "VANISHING ON 7th STREET"
Where: IFC / Beauty & Essex
Other Details: Hayden Christensen, looking shorter in person like all actors, came out for the screening of his new horror, sci-fi flick whose plot features darkness (literally) as the villain. After watching the movie everyone head over to the new LES mega club, Beauty & Essex, where Russell Simmons and Eve hung out at a banquet and gabbed, while 14 year old Jacob Latimore enjoyed the attention he was getting from his first film role. [Via]
IVANKA TRUMP Fine Jewelry and AHA LIFE host an evening of Valentine's Day Shopping
Where: Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry
Other Details: Ivanka Trump and other high-powered, high class ladies came out last night to look at pretty, sparkly things to accessorize their already perfect outfits. @Naututu Tweeted: "At Ivanka Trump on Madison. All assembled glitteratti in black gowns and fabulously New York sipping on a bad bubbly." Ivanka's collection includes whimsical, romantic pieces like a giant rock-crystal and rose-gold cocktail ring. [Via]
Supermodel LINDA VOJTOVA Celebrates 10 Years with Exhibit "LOVE LINDA VOJTOVA"
Where: 548 West 22nd St
Other Details: This exhibit includes art, photos, and jewelry revolving around Czech model Linda Vojtova. Her agency blog says: "Celebrating 10 years in fashion, the Czech beauty has spent two entire months traveling to shoot the content that will be unveiled in an evening where art and fashion come together under the banner of a great cause."
THE DRAMA LEAGUE'S 27th Annual All-Star Benefit Gala Celebrating the Life and Career of PATTI LuPone
Where: The Pierre New York
Who Was There: Justin Guarini, Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Nick Adams, Ann Hampton Callaway.
Other Details: Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone was honored last night during this black tie benefit. Guests were rapt by the post dinner performances by Laura Benanti, Liz Callaway, Howard McGillin, Donna Murphy, Anika Noni Rose and Michael Urie. [Via]
Broadway Backwards 6 Performance and After Party
Where: Longacre Theatre , John's Pizzeria
Who Was There: Clay Aiken, Dan Butler, Debra Monk, Kirsten Wyatt, Lillias White, Rooney
Other Details: At this fundraiser for Broadway Cares and the LGBT Center of NYC, male stars belted out songs traditionally sung by women and vice versa. A self-admitted Claymate blogged: “The obvious highlight for this Clay Aiken fan was seeing Clay shine on the Broadway stage as he performed Home from The Wiz. He started quietly and slowly built to a powerful climax. He sang from his heart and the audience was moved by his outstanding performance. As the applause continued, Clay returned to the stage for a second bow. Appropriately, Clay seemed right at ‘Home’ in the Broadway stage.” [Via]
Social Media Week Opening Party
Where: New York Public Library
Who Was There: Social Media-ites
Other Details: Social Media Week kicked off last night with a party at New York Public Library. Guests networked, discussed their schedules for the week, drank Ty-Ku, Tweeted about how much fun they were having and checked in to Foursquare. [Via]
Where: De Santos
Other Details: There was a warm vibe with lots of candles and wine, as those in the media poked fun of themselves. According to @soniamoghe the hot topic was Tiger Mothers. John Carney elected himself the Pharaoh of Foursquare.
Digital Somethings [More photos HERE]
Where: Gansevoort Park
Who Was There: Digital somethings
Other Details: Pretty much everyone at the party had head over from either the Social Media Week event at the New York Public Library or De Santos so the open bar-induced buzz was on. The cordoned off space was small and it got claustrophobic quick. The close quarters led to more networking than usual though, since you involuntarily found yourself face-to-face smashed up against someone every time you attempted to step in any direction, making it somewhat impossible to not at least say hello and small talk.
SECOND STAGE THEATRE's All Star Bowling Classic Fundraiser
Where: Lucky Strike
First Republic Bank Hosts A Reception and Panel Discussion - The Business of Fashion
Where: Mandarin Oriental
Other Details: Norma Kamali, Wall Street Journal Fashion Writer Teri Agins, Robert Verdi (celeb stylist), Alexandra Maybank (CEO and Co-Founder of Gilt Groupe) and Stephanie Solomon (Fashion Director at Bloomingdale’s) speak about “The Business of Fashion” and its direction as consumers navigate both brick and mortar and e-commerce options. There has been a recent trend of brands going on Tumblr, so this could be the answer.
Prince "Welcome 2 America" Tour
Where: Madison Square Garden
Other Details: This is hilarious. Prince pulled Kim Kardashian on stage during the concert last night expecting her to dance. When she stood still, he told her “Get off the stage!”
“OMG Prince just pulled me up on stage!!! I’m shaking!!!!” Kim Tweeted. “I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!” She got a second shot though. “Went up on stage AGAIN! This time I redeemed myself! We all danced while Prince played the piano! Wow! What a night!” Kim Tweeted. [Via]
Love: The Strongest Energy [More photos HERE]
Who Was There: Romantics, literates