BlackBook Fêtes Fashion and Hollywood @ GoldBar
New Yorkers will take any excuse to celebrate themselves, and for the past Fashion Week the city has been injecting itself with Nightlife Growth Hormone, each night seeing a collection of parties devoted to the beautiful and the elite. And while we didn’t have a fall collection to celebrate, we did just release our Hollywood issue, and if anything deserves a party, it’s that.
Guests who arrived at GoldBar last night were greeted by a smiling Amy Adams, albeit in black-and-white-shiny-cardboard-blowup-form, but it was still her, so it was amazing. They guzzled a brand new cocktail made special for the event by resident mixologist, the Nigerian-born Remy Shobitan. The Black & Gold (get it?), was more like a luxury snow cone than your typical tipple, filled with 2 oz vodka, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1/2 oz creme de mure, 3/4 lemon juice, 4 to 6 muddled blackberries garnish with gold flakes and blackberries and packed with crushed ice. Best part of the night was easily the venue itself, where it looks like the owners kidnapped King Midas, stripped him naked, locked him in the bar, and said “Go nuts.” Everyone from Salt (sans Pepper), to Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte, to designer Erin Fetherson (pictured above) was there. GoldBar owner Rob McKinley sums it up best: “Having the BlackBook crowd at Goldbar for the night was great. A bunch of cool creative people from the fashion, art and music worlds hung out – it’s that kind of interesting mix of people that we like to have here and defines what BlackBook is all about.”
BlackBook editor-in-chief Ray Rogers with songstress Roísín Murphy.
GoldBar owner Rob McKinley, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Jessica Hart, and BlackBook CEO Ari Horowitz.
Photography by Jamie Onderdonk.