Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Romp Around Chelsea

Sunday afternoon in Chelsea
with Hannah & the Girls
What a lark it was last Sunday on the first cold day of the fall when we girls got together with a fab Brit photographer named Hannah Miles. We met in Chelsea at Stan's place (as in Debra Rapoport's partner, Stan) who lives in Westbeth, the only artists' enclave left standing in the pricey West Village. This was our jumping off point for an afternoon of fun and fotos around Chelsea.

Debra looking absolutely smashing in a
pink-plumed hat of her own design and
pink feather jacket.
 Debra with Dolores from California, in
town for a mini-vacation.
 Dolores' fab hosiery and shoes.
 The pants are from Bali.
Dolores told us she is going to a wedding in India
and has five saris for the event!
 Debra took us to the Gansevoort Market in
the Meatpacking District.
The busy space is chock-a-block with
food stalls and lousy with tourists.
 Dolores seemed a perfect visual fit
with the macaron display.
She could be wearing a macaron on her head.
 Debra just happened to have this blue
feather hat that matched Dolores' hair to perfection.
 This young lady went crazy for the hat!
An utter stranger sans inhibitions.
 Debra and Diana in the violet glow of
the market.
 One of our stops was the Whitney Museum.
Diana Gabriel in a red necklace and earrings of
her own design with Debra.
There is currently at the Whitney a terrific show of
the paintings of Archibald Motley,
Jazz Age Modernist. (1891-1981)
This is the kind of show you pray for from a 
museum -- paintings you can feast your eyes on.
Motley's color is hot and vibrant, and so inspiring!
 We all posed on the Whitney's 8th floor deck.
Hannah is in the foreground.
This random man is seemingly oblivious
 to the drama unfolding before him. 
 The new Whitney, designed by Renzo Piano,
is an urban playground
of catwalks and
death-defying grates. It has
the best views in New York City.
 Carol in a hat of her own design
and silk scarf from Hello Sari.
Photo by Hannah Miles
Hamming in up in the hamlet of NYC.
Photo by Hannah Miles
 Diana with The Standard Hotel as a backdrop.
She is exposing her lovely jewelry, and hopefully,
no one at The Standard is exposing anything else.
 The Empire State Building rises through the clouds.
Hannah Miles with the West Side Highway
and the Hudson River behind her.
See Hannah's work here.
Resting at the Whitney.
Photo by Hannah Miles

À Bientôt!


  1. Looks like a great afternoon had by all! Wonderful colors abound!

  2. Such fun. You ladies all brought such eye-popping color and soigné to the roof of the Whitney!

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