Thursday, April 02, 2009

THE SELBY at Colette

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If you had subscribed to The Selby you'd have been invited to boutique Colette's booksigning last night...
Here The Selby is taking a mini break from signing his special editon new book. Who is The Selby? Photographer Todd Selby takes GREAT photos of artists, designers and creative personalities in their homes and studios and draws their portraits too.Artwork by The SelbyArtwork by The SelbyColette's galerie walls are covered with his photographs and drawings.Artwork by The SelbyArtwork by The Selby
This is how The Selby does an interview. Brill!Artwork by The SelbyArtwork by The SelbyHis picture story on Ines de la Fressange.The place was mobbed.Upstairs.
Downstairs.
I tried a Vodka concoctions everyone is sipping briefly, very briefly. Great shoes, bags, T-shirts.Love these prints.
The back of this fab coat.
I would kill for this black and white striped pul.
This striped sac.
 This black and white Jack Russell, 'Hot Dog' belong to top pastry chef Sebastien Gaudard.
These 2 mecs/guys/dudes asked me to take their photo. The dude on the left, Pascalito, gave me his red sunglasses for doing so!
I met Cheri Messerli, when she made a mosaic of Parisbreakfast macarons and sent it to me. She's a terrific fashion stylist who's moving to Paris soon. Take a look at her blog: Scout-Holiday
She and David were photographed by The Selby.
Cheri made these necklaces on sale at Colette.
Pierre Herme showed up at the vernisage/opening. His Selby photoshoot and drawing.
A swell soiree non? This mec didn't make it. He's stuck on his balcon having a smoke on rue de Rivoli overlooking the Tuilleries. Quel dommage
BONJOUR JEUDI!

28 comments:

Anne Corrons said...

Ah,ah,ah, I wish I had come! Fabulous pictures! We can perfectly imagine the atmosphere.Thank you so much for this coverage.

My Castle in Spain said...

J'adore ! Bon..ok i'm not a 100% fan of Colette but i would definitely have loved to be there and bump into Pierre Hermé...
Great last pic of the "poor mec" as you say in his bathrobe !

The Clever Pup said...

You went to a Selby party. You must be the coolest thing going.

I love his take on things, although some of his subjects just have to many KNICK KNACKS. Edit, people. I haven't been over to his site for a while. Looks like you had fun.

Bobbi said...

The mec photo is such fun. I enjoy your 'eye' and studying how you compose a picture. Merci.

Merisi said...

So cool! No, megacool!
And so is your post!!!
(Please note: I use "cool" sparingly - like once every year!)

Once again, I enjoyed myself immensely getting a peak of Paris in the Springtime! Merci.
Beaucoup! :-)))

A chicette in Paris said...

Thanks so much for those photos from The Selby event! I'm not able to make it but I will definitely buy the book. Love it!! :-)

xoxo

www.chicsetera.com

Nikon said...

Great phott essay on a gallery night.
I love the dog :-)

DW Quilt Art said...

Merci, enjoyed this very much! I have sent it to ma fille qui habite a Paris, although she missed the opening, might still be good for a peek!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Looks like a fun evening. Thanks for taking us along. :)

A Brush with Color said...

Love the little black and white dog, Carol. Sweet one. These are all fun images. I got your mail today--thank you for thinking of me. Just got in from work and saw it. I'll save it of course.

Annie said...

FABULOUS!
You will be back in NYC now, no?
Hope you had a fabulous trip. It sure looked like you did.
Love,
Ann

Leda said...

Fabulous. What a great time. Saving my funds for a trip. So much to
see and do on this side of the Atlantic as well. I may end up buying
a catalog of the Sonia Rykiel Exhibit, then there's Cezanne & Beyond
in Philadelphia, Bonnard at the Met, Chinese Emperors in Atlanta,
theSelby... What's an old gal to do? Fantastic! Paris in the
springtime.
Thanks for sharing these moments.
Leda

Grace said...

Reading your blog today about the opening at Colette's last night was the straw that broke the camel's back: yours is the BEST Paris blog by far that I've ever seen.

All the best,
Grace

inthegan said...

....your blog is just wonderful for this event...
Thanks!!!!!

meowpaw said...

WOOW!!
PIERRE HERME!!!!

Di Overton said...

Oh you little socialite you, I am so envious. I read The Selby but don't subscribe but I will.
Pierre Herme looks TERRIFIC!

grace under pressure said...

HOT HOT HOT!
Would have LOVED to be there...
Lucky you!

Laurie said...

Hi Carol,
I hope you are enjoying the neighborhood.
It sure looks that way..
Have you visited the birds at Aryllis yet?

William said...

It looked like a great little event.
Bill

Marnie said...

you will be amazed when you look at the 4th picture on your post today and the april 6th new yorker cover

Blind Fly Theater said...

You're incredible and bold, Carol. Thanks for getting this mec into an exclusive event (I feel so special), for snapping lots (thousands) of pics, for the dauntless shots of the gathering (no fear, ahem), and for taking the time to post while Paris awaits. Lastly, merci for the magnificent tutoring on everything current and fresh in (and the history of) Paris. "BIG MERCI !!!" as my mentor would say. Bravo...

June said...

Welcome Home.

Thanks so much for the wonderful review of all you have seen while in Paris. My mouth is watering for one of the macaroons you have shown.

Love your art,

June

Steverino said...

Bonjour Carol:


http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/threeamericanphotographers/parks/index.html

The above url takes you to a fine B&W photo of Alberto Giacometti photographed by the great photographer Gordon Parks who is having a show at Northwestern U in Evanston, IL.

If you move your cursor over the right most photo, the photo will appear.

Notice the Paris stride in the elegant figure in the right third of the image.

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

I just KNEW I'd be sorry I didn't come along!

Anonymous said...

Others pics here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/karl_hab/

thanks

Cheri said...

You captured it perfectly!! I love it! Even the guys with the matching yellow backpacks. So nice to meet you there. I'm glad you tracked down PH before you left.

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shelby h.k. said...

oh my gosh, i was there that week too! i went on the day that he did his book signing, and i took a photo of his flyer in colette and i got in trouble! :(

love your photos, thanks for posting them and adding to my wonderful memory of the selby at colette!

:)

-sHelby