Friday, October 6, 2017

Jacinda Bayne Exhibit in NY, MERGING LANDSCAPES

Last night I was thrilled to get to attend the opening of Jacinda Bayne's Merging Landscapes at the Anderson Contemporary Gallery located at 180 Maiden Lane in lower Manhattan.
I live up town so I always feel like I am visiting another city when I venture down to the Wall Street area.
By 6.30 pm the crowds had left and the streets were calm as I wove my way down Maiden Lane.
I was so excited to see Jacinda again. We met last Saturday when she came to visit me in my studio with her husband Murray and their 2 year old Riley. Connected by one of my friends from when I was not much old than Riley, Jacinda is one of those people you just want to spend time getting to know. She loves her family and she loves her art. Throw in being raised by eccentric parents in New Zealand and a passion for travel there is a lot to know about this dynamic blond who also manages to keep in shape not just by doing spin classes in Freemantle Australia, she also teaches the classes several times a week.
"You know Julie as an Artist I need to get out of my studio and be social. Teaching spin is great cause it combines meeting new people and staying in shape".
Last nights opening was beautiful. I met many Australians, some who have lived here for years, others that were just passing through. Murray's mother had flown in from Scotland so it was a family affair.
Jacinda has some paintings of bridges. While I think of them as things that connect us she wants to remind us to pause in the middle and observe our surroundings. What ever you think I say cross a bridge, take a tunnel or hop on a ferry..... or what ever you need to do to get there and take a moment to enjoy some art.
So if you have a chance take a journey downtown and visit this space. It is in the lobby of 180 Maiden Lane so just ask to be pointed in the right direction when you get there.
To see more of Jacinda's work click on www.jacindabayneartist.com
For info on Anderson Contemporary click on www.andersoncontemporary.com




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Carnegie Hall Fall Gala 2017

Last night was the Carnegie Hall 2017 Gala performance followed by Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street. The concert was a total crowd pleaser for so many reasons. Firstly due to a strain in one of Lang Langs hands he is only able to play one handed and this could have been very tricky as he was due to perform Gerswin's Rhapsody in Blue for 2 pianos with Chick Corea and the Philadelphia Orchestra, however Lang Lang suggested that a third piano be bought on stage and that the 14 year old Maxim Lando to play his other hand.
The three of them had the audience in raptures.
After the concert the crowd made their way to Cipriani 42nd Street for a wonderful dinner of shrimp salad, rack of lamb and a cream cake with the Carnegie symbol made out of white and red chocolate on top.
A bib shout out to Mercedes Bass who not only looked radiant but also danced up a storm well after the guests were beginning to leave.
To see all the photos please CLICK ON THIS PHOTO LINK









Tuesday, October 3, 2017

NEW YORK CITY BALLET GALA DINNER

I have to say The NYC Ballet Fall Fashion Gala is one of the hottest events of the year. Not only does the fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker bring her friends and her fabulous style to this event, it does not take long for everyone to take to the dance floor. And oh how they all dance, guests and dancers alike.
Between the dresses and the flowers that this year hung in the sky to the laughing, dancing crowd this is a night that makes NYC one of the best places to be.
To see all the photos please click on this Gala dinner photo link







Saturday, September 30, 2017

NEW YORK CITY BALLET FALL GALA 2017 RED CARPET

This year it was so fun on the red carpet. The weather was perfect and everyone looked amazing. Sarah Jessica Parker arrived with her husband Matthew Broderick for the first ever together at what has become one of the Ballets most anticipated events.
To see all the Red Carpet photos please click on this RED CARPET PHOTO LINK





Friday, September 29, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera Fall Gala 2017

What a wonderful evening it was at the Opera. The weather was perfect and the guests were all smiles as they arrived for cocktails. It was fun to see some new faces and old friends. I loved seeing Ariana Rockefeller and her beautiful sister Camilla both in very different shades of red. Well actually Ariana was wearing pink.
To view all the photos please click on this PHOTO LINK







Friday, September 15, 2017

New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2017

Last night was the Fall 2017 Gala for New Yorker's for Children at Cipriani 42nd Street. I was so happy to see so many friends all there in support of such and amazing organization. To go to their website please click NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN

To see all my photos please click on this link  PHOTOS







ELLIATT Collective Show in NYC Fashion Week.

It was really fun to see the team from ELLIATT Collective this week in NY at the Pier 59.
All the way from Australia, this wonderful new company is busy expanding its stores in Asia and is available at Bloomingdales and other retailers here in the US.
Congratulations for a great show and to Katie and her designer  in the lower left hand corner.
To see more of the range please click on this link ELLIATT COLLECTIVE


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Botanical Gardens Conservatory Ball Spring Gala 2017

Last Thursday night was the Conservatory Ball centered around the beautiful works of Dale Chihuly. With this crazy weather we have been having it was so extraordinary to have the perfect night. The 4 Gala Chairs Alexandra Lebenthal, Gillian Miniter, Deborah Goodrich Royce and Catherine Marlette Waddell were smiling and happy as they welcomed everyone.
I always love seeing Naeem Khan. We first meet at a private dinner at Colin Cowies home years ago. Not only was he a sponsor for the night, he was with the 3 gorgeous women shining in his fabulous creations.
It was fun running into Chris and Grace Meigher. I am so excited to be shooting their daughter Amanda's wedding at their camp on a little island on Lake George in September.

To see all the photos please click on this PHOTO LINK









Tuesday, May 23, 2017

America Ballet Theater Spring Gala 2017

Last night was the American Ballet Theater Spring Gala and despite the rain the night did go on. Normally the red carpet is outside but because of the weather they moved all the photographers inside into the David Koch Theater for the red carpet photos.
Rather than shoot everyone against the event backdrop I stayed out side under the awning and captured everyone on their way in. With dresses lifted high to avoid the rain the dancers and guests all arrived smiling. High light of the night was Katie Holmes who came with her Mom and sister all looking radiant. To view all the photos please click on this PHOTO LINK






Monday, May 22, 2017

BCRF Hot Pink Party Gala 2017

This year the BCRF 2017 Hot Pink Party Gala moved to a new location, The Park Ave Armory in NYC.
Wow what a night. The space was filled with luminous sparkling lights that gave the effect of being in the middle of the universe surrounded by stars. Actually I think I was surrounded by stars from all walks of life. There were the Delta Flight Attendants who gave a check for 1.8 million dollars and the Von Mandl Family that gave a check for 250 thousand dollars.
There were famous Doctors, Actors, Hairdressers, friends and lots more, all dressed up and ready to help raise money to fund the research that is going to find the solution to overcoming Breast Cancer.
To see all 2000 images.................Yes there are a lot if you are looking to find a photo.......But try. I am sure you will enjoy taking a look. Just click on this PHOTO LINK And best wishes always
Julie