Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Three in One

My definition of a good night out: three arts events in one evening, all organized by someone else! 
Kicked off with the opening of Mario Testino's Private View exhibition at Today Art Museum, which we 'facilitated'. A predictably glamorous affair: beautifully installed & impeccably lit giant-sized photographs of models, actors and royals... attended by models, actors and, er, us. Models seem to be a different species: already unfeasibly tall, they tottered around on 6-inch heels, thin and alien-like. Testino himself was charming and happy to chat. 
We then tootled off to a fashion show by the young Chinese designer and Central Saint Martin's graduate, Simon Gao. Big warehouse affair, 100+ outfits, dry ice, pumping music. I was almost certainly the oldest one there. 
And finished off at a gig in a tiny hutong bar called School. The band was Nova Heart (mentioned in a post last month): great, wistful, electronic pop, a sort of cross between Anna Domino and Blondie, fronted by Helen Feng (Chinese, but grew up in America). Top night out.

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