Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending The Los Angeles Ball of Artists that was held at the beautiful Greystone mansion estate in Beverly Hills. Thrown in conjunction with the ongoing, region-wide Pacific Standard Time exhibition initiative in Los Angeles, Ball of Artists was an aural and visual extravaganza that marked the closing of PST’s performance program. I went along with my friend and client, Corey Lynn Calter, to support her husband Glenn Kaino who had a secret art performance in one of the many rooms of the mansion that night. It was quite an amazing party and I was thrilled to be there.
I ended up wearing a dress that I have had in my closet for about 8 or 9 years waiting for the right moment to be worn. The dress is vintage Bill Blass and I thought the timing was perfect to bring it out. I love the long sleeves and the minimal feel to the neckline and body. The bottom is trimmed with Marabou fur and the slit in the middle of the dress goes all the way up to just the right spot! I decided to wear it without any jewelry at all and with my hair up kind of messy. The whole look felt really modern and I got a million compliments during the night!
You can’t see in this picture, but Corey had on great polka dot tights and pink YSL shoes with this look.
Everyone was really dressed up and it was so fun to check everybody out. I was so excited when I met Ariana Lambert, a friend of Corey’s, and saw that she was wearing a vintage piece from my client’s Alex & Lee! Ariana was by far the best dressed girl of the night in a Madame Gres’ dress and Alex & Lee chrysalis collar.
Ariana was dressed by tastemaker, Cameron Silver, who wore a floral suit from Mary Katrantzou’s Spring collection.
Below is Shana Honeyman who is the PR Director at Corey Lynn Calter…looking gorgeous in her vintage Pepto pink dress (don’t forget that this color pink is one of THE colors for the Spring season!).
The mansion was like a giant maze with little rooms here and there, up stairs, down stairs, through corridors, outside….there were special art happenings all over and you had to find your way around to experience all the magic. The waitstaff was walking around in elaborate costumes, bars were set up in tiny crevices of the mansion and food was passed all around. It was quite an extravaganza.
Artist Julian Hober set up a flood light that was using Morse code to talk with another light that was set up across the view of the city. This piece was really cool.
It was a great evening of surprises and I had a great time. The lighting was really dark and they had fog lights and smoke in the air so the pictures aren’t the clearest but it does give you the feel of what it was like in there. The picture below is my favorite of the night…the light around the door is amazing and I love how the sculpture heads outside frame the shot.