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domino, derian, decoupage and drinks!

by habituallychic

05 . 21 . 08

Domino magazine, John Derian and Bergdorf Goodman are three of my favorite things and tonight they all converged at the Domino hosted event at BG to launch John’s new furniture line! The party was packed to the gills with stylish New Yorkers and designers so it was hard to take photos but I managed a few. I was also finally able to meet some of the fabulous ladies behind Domino magazine in person including editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman who could not have been nicer! The whole team is beyond amazing including PR Director, Amy Peck, who is always so sweet to invite me to events.
John’s new line is based on some of his most cherished antiques and even though they are new, they have a wonderful vintage quality to them. But of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less than perfection from the man of the hour.

The 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman is a jewel box space filled with amazing home accessories including a huge display of John’s decoupage trays and paperweights.

The display of Astier de Villate was so beautiful that I wanted to buy every piece!

I was having a great time at the party but had to head home early to finish my first story for Domino!!! I pitched some ideas to the editors a few months ago and they actually like one of them so I got to write it! I’m very excited and can’t wait to see the finished product in the August issue. Until then, I will be pouring over the June/July issue that is full of the most amazing summer homes! I’m so ready for summer now! Thanks Domino!!!

Katie Lee Joel and her Nate Berkus designed home is on the cover and featured inside and I have to admit that I loved it…even if she did have to marry a man 32 years older than her to get it. Did I just say that out loud? Oh well, you know you were thinking it too!

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  1. Suzy May 21, 2008 | 2:50 am

    Miaow! 😉

    Looking forward to my copy arriving eventually…it’s always a few weeks late. Wish I could head to NY again soon, I didn’t get a chance to visit BG last time and would love to!

  2. d i a n a m u s e May 21, 2008 | 3:17 am

    Oh, lucky you! JD’s space at BG is such a treat. I can’t wait to see his new furniture line(!) up close. It just so happens that I need (yes, NEED) to buy one of JD’s Paradise Crocus plates for a best pal who’s coming to town this weekend. I planned to go downtown to his shop tomorrow, but now I might just make a shorter trip to BG.

    Thanks for this great post. I’m so glad I dropped by tonight!

  3. design - 59 May 21, 2008 | 11:32 am

    A. JD’s pieces are beautiful, BG is around the corner, now I have a great reason to stop by.

    B. Can’t wait to read your article for Domino very exciting.

    C. You just made me soo excited to receive the new domino. I LOVE Katie Lee Joel. I agree, nothing would be hers if it wasn’t for her rich husband (especially her 40K+ closet!) Either way she is too cut, hints the cover.

    Thanks for the great post.

  4. Mujerluminosa May 21, 2008 | 1:14 pm

    Love, love, love John Derian’s decoupage goodies. A pilgrimage to BG is in my future — perhaps this week!
    Please don’t comment on KLJ without warning me first — I almost spat out my tea while reading your post. LOL!

  5. Habitually Chic May 21, 2008 | 1:23 pm

    Suzy, OMG! BG is my all time favorite place in NYC! You will love the 7th floor home departments and the 5th floor full of younger designers like Phillip Lim, Milly, and Loeffler Randall.

    My tour guide services are always available for you when finally visit!

  6. Habitually Chic May 21, 2008 | 1:25 pm

    Diana, The new issue is one of the best summer issues they’ve ever produced. I love it! Hope you an make it to BG. You should go early while it’s still sunny today!

  7. Habitually Chic May 21, 2008 | 1:26 pm

    Mujerluminosa, Hahahaha! I couldn’t help but mention the age thing. I always think about it when I see her, even though she seems very lovely.

  8. Fifi Flowers May 21, 2008 | 2:03 pm

    Good to hear this is a good issue… wasn’t wild about last month’s. Very cool getting to attend designer event at BG. Don’t yell, but I’ve been to NYC three times and I have never been to BG… I will have to do that next time. I do make sure to go to Tiffany’s and always buy a little something.

  9. layersofmeaning May 21, 2008 | 2:07 pm

    I can’t wait to ready your article! congratulations!
    & can’t wait for my june/july issue to arrive!

  10. SGM May 21, 2008 | 5:11 pm

    Hooray, Heather! Can’t wait to read you in domino (esp. loved the last paragraph of this post). 🙂

  11. Jonathan May 21, 2008 | 6:53 pm

    Derian’s furniture is also at his stores on 2nd Street.
    The small sofa and chairs are beautiful.

  12. atticmag May 21, 2008 | 8:20 pm

    Congrats, Congrats Heather on your upcoming article!! I’m not surprised Domino liked your idea – your blog is terrific.

    I’m pleading the 5th on the BJ comment 🙂


  13. Jen May 21, 2008 | 8:22 pm

    Those pictures of the 7th floor at Bergdorf are amazing! Congrat’s on the Domino piece.

  14. Marie Louise May 22, 2008 | 2:34 am

    Sounds like a fab party – you NYC socialite, you! And as for KLJ – she was born in 1982 – I sure she and the piano man have lots in common.
    not 😉

  15. Alice Olive May 22, 2008 | 1:30 pm

    Those pieces look so delicate – thanks for the post – will be sure to check out next time I’m in NYC.

    Congratulations on the piece for Domino as well – look forward to reading your article!

  16. Topsy Turvy May 22, 2008 | 1:59 pm

    Congrats on the Domino piece … can’t wait to see it!
    And, lucky you, getting to meet John Derian!

  17. Claudia May 22, 2008 | 7:48 pm

    LOL!!!! 🙂 Great post! Ohhh, Derian is ever SOOO handsome!!!

    If you’re ever in CT, you should come by the shop I work for – a cross between Axel Vervoordt and Derian – I’m sure you’d love it too – we’ll be featured on 1st Dibs but if you’re ever in the area, come see it for your self!

  18. katiedid May 22, 2008 | 9:28 pm

    You lucky thing! What a great event, and I sooo look forward to your article for Domino. Congratualtions! You must be burning the candle …..
    You crack me up!

  19. Habitually Chic May 22, 2008 | 9:31 pm

    Fifi, I think you will like this issue. I can’t wait to have more time to pour over it but the photos are great!

  20. Habitually Chic May 22, 2008 | 9:35 pm

    Layers of Meaning, Emily and Jane, Thanks! I think the section of my story idea doesn’t even give credit to the author! Too funny!

  21. Habitually Chic May 22, 2008 | 9:37 pm

    Jen, Marie Louise, Alive and Topsy Turvy, John is super cute! Definitely wish he played on my team! Hope you can all make it to BG some time! It’s my favorite store!

  22. Habitually Chic May 22, 2008 | 9:38 pm

    Claudia, Do you list the name of your shop on your blog? If not, would you mind sending it to me please? I love road trips!

  23. Habitually Chic May 22, 2008 | 9:39 pm

    Katie, I am definitely looking forward to the long weekend! I also think I would rather be written about than continue writing. It’s too exhausting!

  24. Laura May 23, 2008 | 1:32 pm

    can’t wait to see the magazine–love the cover! and i’ll be looking forward to reading your article–congratulations!

  25. Elaine May 23, 2008 | 5:29 pm

    Hey, congrats on your writing gig with Domino. I have been googling the event and your piece finally came up. I wrote one on Weds. Have been eager to read other reactions.

  26. pve design May 24, 2008 | 9:44 am

    bravo – and may you be habitually chic as a regular writing domino-atrix! just could not resist that one!

  27. Baboon June 6, 2008 | 3:49 pm

    I just got the new Domino issue a few days ago. I loved it…BUT I am baffled by one thing. On page 110 we see Joel standing on one chair in her dining room organizing her shelves in a pose practically identical to the one on the cover. BUT the chairs and everything on the shelves is completely different!! Did you notice? It really bothers me. I understand that a few touch-ups here and there are very common when shooting houses (you know, the same flowers moving from room to room, etc.) but this is too much! What kind of chairs does she have? The brown ones of pgs 110-111 or the geometric ones of the cover?? I think this is an annoying oversight on Domino’s part…I’m a bit disappointed…

  28. Decor Fellow: James Saavedra June 14, 2008 | 7:35 pm

    OMG! That was fantastic! (I would have said it out loud as well!) I just stumbled upon your blog…you are my kinda people 🙂 Tres Chic.