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Niko Liakaris is our #FF this week! He is also one of my closest friends and has been since we first met. And how that happened is a good story, but you’ll have to hear it from Niko because he tells it better than I do…and if you live in NYC and go out at night you either already know Niko or will probably meet him. Because he’s not “the guy who knows everyone” but the person who is so comfortable in their own skin that they have a natural warmth and crazy charisma that attracts a complete mix of people, and when he meets someone new he immediately welcomes them in and introduces them to others and the circle just grows. An original kid from Queens he’s equally comfortable with the mavens at Moschino as he is with the rock-and-rollers on the lower east side and the older residents who still actually live at the Gramercy Park Hotel and have since it was an apartment building.
He’ll be writing again for StyleDefined NYC during fashion week which thrills me to no end! And if you want to find him he’s also at the Moschino Boutique in the meatpacking district and Tuesday and Thursday evenings holding court during Brian Newman’s set at the Rose Bar. Oh, and if you sadly aren’t in NYC then you can always follow him on twitter or instagram -because trust me, we all need a little Niko in our life.
Unless you live under a rock you know Susanne Bartsch knows how to put on a good party. And her new one at Marquee on Thursday nights is no exception and promises to give other Thursday night parties some stiff competition. Relative newcomer to the nightlife scene and friend Michael Fragoso is one of the co-hosts. Between the two they draw a crowd that is eclectic, cool and simply fun.
Last night was the launch party for the Pop-Up shop and capsule t-shirt collection by Galore Media in collaboration with What Goes Around Comes Around. The party was hosted by Galore’s Beauty Editor Cat Marnell, supermodel Andrej Pejic, and Galore editors/founders Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat.
“Galore references a lot of eras, from the fifties pin-up bombshell, to todays downtown NY glam girl. This pop-up shop and t-shirt line are a great way to bring it all together,” says Prince Chenoa, Creative Director.
Feb 6th also marks the launch of the new Galore model blogger network on Galoremag.com. The initial bloggers for the site include: Robyn Lawley, Ashley Sky, Staz Lindez, Jennifer Akerman and Andrej Pejic, making Galore a central destination for a behind the scenes look at top models, and a platform for models to grow their personal followings online. In addition to posting directly to the site, the model bloggers will be able to post directly to Galoremag.com using a #galore hashtag in their instagram posts.
“So much of what we do editorially is to celebrate the personalities of models. Here is one more way we can do that by having them tell their stories directly to our audience online,” added Prince Chenoa.
I’m still getting the hang of my new Sony NEX-5R camera that was gifted to me by Sony as part of the Hidden project. I’m creating a body of work that will be shown at the Sony store in Garden City and I’m focusing on night in the city. Here’s a shot of my friend Leo Gugu outside of Greenhouse last night…it won’t be part of the exhibit but gives you a little sneak peek of what to expect!