Having recently ordered Francois Nars’ latest book NARS 15×15, I could not pass up the opportunity to see the man behind the brand that began my career in beauty almost 5 years ago (and I wanted my book signed!). So I began my evening at Barneys, where Mr. Nars (alongside Simon Doonan) was more than gracious with his time and appreciation for my past work with NARS. Having the opportunity to see Francois Nars again and reunite with some of the makeup artists and NARS team was very special for me.
He signed my book ‘For Lara, with many thanks and love, Francois Nars’! My copy and I are going to have a very long and loving life together. The book is stunning and the proceeds will be donated to 15 charities selected by the featured celebrities.
I then made my way to the Kiehl’s Since 1851 Flagship Store to celebrate the holidays with their staff and Kiehl’s president, Chris Salgardo ,while he honored his partners, New York-based artist, KAWS (a.k.a. Brian Donnelly) and RxArt founder, Diane Brown of the Peace. Love. Kiehl’s. A 100% of Kiehl’s net profit from this collection will be donated to the children’s charity RxART.
My final stop on this whirlwind evening to the Warrior Poet’s 5th Anniversary Party hosted by Morgan Spurlock at SPiN New York. As a member of SPiN, I was greeted by the owners and Morgan was kind enough to come over to introduce himself. It wasan honor (I smiled like a big nerd the whole time) considering I’m a fan of his work. It was a very fun crowd, and the restaurant, Ducks @ SPiN was still open! It never disappoints… The grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect late night snack. I also took the opportunity to heckle David Cross for a minute (oh like you would pass up an opportunity to get a laugh out of Tobias from Arrested Development), then went on my merry way. What a night!
Filmaker, Morgan Spurlock with SPiN New York owner, Bill Mack