Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Heart Isabel and Ruben Toledo (Part I)

Tuesday night at the Toledo penthouse, there was a cocktail party to celebrate Isabel and her Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion that she is to receive in the fall. Glenda Bailey of Harper's Bazaar and Valerie Steele of the Museum at FIT were the hostesses of the celebration. It was announced that Isabel's work from 1985 to 2008 will be exhibited at the Museum in June of 2009. The occasion was a real who's who of the fashion world, but I will go into that in my next post. This post is about the Toledo atmosphere.

Upon entering their apartment, a fan was handed to you. A very welcoming gesture as this was one of the hottest evenings both in terms of temperature and company.

The space is beautiful and vast.

As you walk down the stairs, you pass this amazing mural.

Looking around the room is a feast for the eyes.

A glimpse of the bathroom makes it a covetable destination.

Incredible Murals by Ruben Toledo

The bathtub of ice looked like heaven.

The whole bathroom looked like heaven, ice or no ice.

My sista was hanging out in the B-room, looking chic in vintage Pucci.

Well, it was time to make our way back to the main space.

There was much more to see from the library to the stairs... the 10 feet or more tall cactus adorned superfabulously... the spectacular view... what's hiding under the stairs...

(a better view under the stairs) all the exquisite artwork.

(She looks like the perfect guest).

Their penthouse is the embodiment of the souls and generosity of these two artists.

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1 comment:

buffy said...

I told you she was stylish.