- Summer in the Hamptons is chock full of fabulous affairs, some more playful family gatherings, others more stately soirees. None this summer was more simply chic than the inaugural Elle 25 event in Sagaponack hosted by Robbie Myers
, Editor-In-Chief of Elle Magazine
, and in partnership with sultry fragrance The One by Dolce & Gabbana
Comedienne Kathy Griffin of Bravo TV's "My Life On The D-List." (Courtesy Photo: Billy Farrell Agency)
Upon arriving at the party guests, including designer Nicole Miller
, Reed Krakoff
and wife Delphine Krakoff
, Joe Zee
, "Inside The Actor's Studio" host James Lipton
with wife Kedakai Turner
, Fabiola Beracasa
, and "Gossip Girl
" star Kelly Rutherford
, strolled up a long gravel drive covered by a plush red carpet surrounded by woods that opened to reveal a multi-level modern home.
A large courtyard served as the cocktail space and conversation central for guests who could mingle in and out of the home experiencing installations depicting the top 25 icons of pop culture - films "The Iron Lady" and "My Week With Marilyn
," TV shows "New Girl" and "Up All Night" and musicians Laura Marling and Yelawolf, to name a few. One private enclave was the screening room where famous film clips played and from the top of which DJ Coleman
kept guests in the party mood.
The kitchen, a gathering area in any home, was a very hot spot where comedienne Kathy Griffin
TV's "My Life On The D-List" indulged at the Momofuku Milk Bar sweets smorgasbord near a display celebrating The Muppets
. The petite Griffin dished that she was staying at friend Anderson Cooper
's home for the weekend and that he was indeed still giggling about Gerard Depardieu
. (Not on the inside of that pop culture reference? Click here
to see Cooper's recent giggles fit).
As guests made their way to the valet their arms were laden with bottles of fragrance, copies of the hefty September issue of Elle
with the gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow
on the cover, and a sugar rush thanks to cookies and cake truffles from the Milk Bar.
A large courtyard served as the cocktail space and conversation central for guests who could mingle in and out of the home experiencing installations depicting the top 25 icons of pop culture. (Nicole B. Brewer)
Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com