Gallery: Naomi Watts in Los Angeles
The Tony Awards doesn't get as much red carpet attention as events like the Oscars and the Emmys but the stars were out in beautiful force on Sunday night. Catherine Zeta Jones was widely lauded as a fashion winner for her shimmering blue gown and diamond chandelier earrings and cuff bracelet and picked up a Tony for her performance in A Little Late Night Music. More head-turning looks after the jump.
Both the style and charm of Madame du Barry, who, like Marie Antoinette met the guillotine for her extravagance, have been significantly underappreciated historically. Wearing her own dreamy spring collection at a Haiti benefit, press-shy designer L'Wren Scott, model turned stylist and now Mick Jagger's girlfriend, sets the record straight.
Versailles, Sunday, 22 April, 1769, Presentation of Madame du Barry at Court
"Richelieu had ordered a dress fit for a queen with enormous panniers of silver and gold cloth bespattered with diamonds and a train of inordinate length. . . . The extraordinary thing about Jeanne du Barry was that, for all her sordid past, she still managed to look as innocent as any virgin, with a skin so delicate it hardly required any rouge, teeth of dazzling whiteness in a small, naturally scarlet mouth, blue, yes, made all the softer by their long dark lashes." Joan Haslip, "The Wages of Beauty"
May 6, 2010 L'Wren Scott, in a nod to Louix XV's famously big-spending mistress, wears du Barry red to a Manhattan benefit for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
RxHaiti was a benefit that counted. On Monday, May 6, a well-populated rooftop cocktail soiree and auction in New York, hosted by Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott, benefited earthquake survivors in need of replacement limbs.
On a sparkling, clear evening atop the 20-story Scholastic building in SoHo, a wrinkly Mick Jagger bounded into the room wearing fresh New Balance running shoes, skinny jeans, a gray blazer with schoolboy dark edging around the lapel, and the characteristic lips and undone coif. In the open air, next to gal pal L'Wren Scott, who towers a head taller, Jagger brandished a Sharpie to sign the glossy keyboard cover of a screaming red baby grand being auctioned to raise funds for prosthetic limbs. A vast glass atrium, also on the roof, housed further auction items, including guitars signed by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Bono. A handler correctly mentioned to actress Rachel Weisz that her buddy Naomi Watts would turn up at any moment. "I love charities that focus on something very specific," Weisz told Luxist.
--Jason Winer, an executive producer and director of the ABC comedy "Modern Family," has listed his three-level Hollywood-area town house shown above for $599,000. Winer is selling because he is moving to a larger house in another Los Angeles neighborhood. He bought the town house in 2006 for $560,000. The listing is here.
--Annette Cook, the founder and chief executive of Barefoot Dreams, and her husband, Stan,have sold an ocean-view contemporary in Malibu for $3 million.
--Actor Conrad Bain has listed his longtime Brentwood home for sale at $3.175 million. The listing is here.
--Music industry executive Mark Mazzetti has sold his Hollywood Hills-area home for $1,089,000
--Actress Sandra Will Carradine has listed her beach house in Carpinteria's gated Rincon Point community for $4.29 million. The property website is here.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--Washington power lobbyists Tony and Heather Podesta have picked up a New York pied-à-terre, paying $3.247 million for an apartment at the Sohmer Piano Building at 170 Fifth Avenue.
--via the NY Observer, The Sloane mansion, which was once listed at $64 million, is now listed with a new broker and a new lower price, $39 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Sloane Mansion
--via the NY Observer, a one-bedroom (plus library) apartment in the Sherry Netherland building has gone on sale for $9.5 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Life at the Sherry-Netherland
--Actress Kristen Johnston has closed on the sale of her duplex at 296 West 10th Street. The two-bedroom apartment with a solarium and terrace was listed for $1.795 million and sold for $1.7 million to costume designers John Orberg and Janet Kuhl.
Gallery: Kristen Johnston in The West Village
--via Curbed, Armon Bar-Tur, a managing director at SafeHarbor Capital Partners, and his wife Rebecca, have found a buyer for their townhouse at 92 Charles Street. The four-bedroom home, which the couple bought for $6 million in 2006 and listed for $14.95 million in October, has gone into contract after less than a month on the market.
--Hedge funder Steve Stuart, who left Fortress Investment Group in 2007 has found a buyer for his 35th floor apartment at the Park Laurel on West 63rd Street. The four-bedroom condo, which Stuart bought for $5.4 million in 2004 and put on the market for $10.8 million in October 2008, sold this week to an unidentified buyer for $7.4 million.
--via the NY Post, real estate investor Michael Hirtenstein is the mystery buyer who has agreed to purchase financier Armon Bar-Tur's townhouse at 92 Charles Street for "about $13.5 million."
--via Curbed, Gigi Mahon, an interior decorator, author, and the wife of former Citicorp vice chairman Thomas Theobold, has put her two units at the Plaza on the market for $22.5 million. Mahon bought the two units separately for $3.66 million and $10.02 million back in 2007. The listing is here.
--via the NY Post, Mets outfielder Gary Sheffield and his wife have gone into contract to sell their home in Alpine, NJ. It had been listed for $5 million.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--Jamie Drake, the interior designer who counts Mayor Bloomberg as one of his clients, has put his East Hampton, New York home on the market for $2.9 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Jamie Drake in East Hampton
A Matinecock, New York mansion will go up for auction on November 17 auction. The auction is being held by Grand Estates Auction and the home will be sold to the highest bidder, with no reserves and no minimums and buyers must present a $50,000 certified check in order to bid on the property. The 5.33-acre estate is appraised at $10 million.
--Lands End, the 13.35-acre Sands Point estate which may have been the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan's home in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Great Gatsby," is back on the market with an approval for a five-lot subdivision and a price of $30 million. The property has a 25-room mansion was designed by Stanford White and built in 1902. The listing is here.
--Private eye Bo Dietl has gone into contract to sell his Manhasset home. The former cop and occasional TV commentator bought the home for $2.3 million in 2004, listed it for $3.295 million in August and is reportedly selling for "just over $3 million."
--Ellen DeGeneras has purchased a horse ranch outside of Westlake Village, California.
--Lndsay Lohan and Sam Ronson both recently moved from their leased houses in the Beachwood Canyon area of Los Angeles and into leased condos at the very same West Hollywood high-rise building where Nicole Richie once owned multi-million dollar digs. Sam's previous place on Beachwood Canyon Drive iscurrently available for lease at $4,350 a month and Lindsay's former rental on El Contento Drive is also up for rent for $8,900 a month.
From AOL Real Estate:
--Check out a list of the most expensive homes on the market in the United States.
From the NY Post:
-- Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts have been spotted checking out listings at 120 11th Ave.
--Louise Sunshine, is helping her son, broker Sam Sunshine, sell the One Beacon Court apartment owned by her husband, Martin Begun. The apartment is listed at $6.75 million.
--Singer Frankie Valli has been showing some interest in a $3.3 million, three-bedroom apartment at the Rushmore, a luxury condo development on the Upper West Side. The apartment is now listed as 'in contract.'
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Connie Chung and Maury Povich are in contract to buy a home listed for $8.98 million in the Embassy Row area of Washington. The couple, with their son, plan to move from New York in 2010 or 2011.
--Former Lehman Brothers president Joseph M. Gregory has gone into contract on his seven-acre Manchester, Vermont estate, which he listed for $2.48 million. He bought the seven-acre Vermont property for $675,000 in 1993. His 2.5-acre oceanfront estate in Bridgehampton, New York remains on the market with an asking price of $27.9 million.
Gallery: Joseph Gregory in the Hamptons
From the Real Estalker:
--Hollywood talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz has listed his four-bedroom Malibu home for $7.299 million. The listing is here.
--Sophia Loren's son Edoardo Ponti and his wife Sasha Alexander have listed their four-bedroom Los Angeles home for $2.135 million. The listing is here.
--Designer Max Azria has listed his home in Beverly Hills for $6.899 million. The listing is here.
--Celebrity hair stylist and reality television star Jonathan Antin has listed his four-bedroom home in Toluca Lake for $1.999 million. The listing is here.
From Zillow Blog:
--Curt Schilling has reduced the price of his Medfield, Massachusetts home again. It is now listed at $4.5 million down from an original $8 million.
Gallery: Curt Schilling's Estate
Filed under: Jewelry
We have always been of the opinion that jeweler David Yurman's designs don't quite live up to his gorgeous advertising campaigns. It's almost as though his own creative team senses this, as the ads seem designed to downplay the ostentatiousness of most of the jewelry, with its two-tone metals, gauche gemstones and clunky styling.
The pictures by contrast are simple, elegant and stunning: some of the world's most beautiful women shot in classic black-and-white by famed photographer Peter Lindbergh. Kate Moss has appeared more than once, and is back for the glamorous new fall campaign, pictured here. Other subjects have included Daria Werbowy, Naomi Watts, Amber Valletta and Natalia Vodianova. No-one could make the baubles look better than that all-star lineup.
Gallery: Yurman by Lindbergh
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Designer Vera Wang and her family are moving from their Park Avenue apartment into another Park Avenue co-op, her late parents' duplex at 740 Park Ave. Her father Cheng Ching Wang bought a smaller three-bedroom after his wife's death which was listed at $5.95 million (listing here) and has recently gone to contract. Wang's apartment is not on the market yet but is expected to be listed for around $35 million.
--Billionaire Wilbur Ross and his socialite wife, Hilary Geary, are in contract to buy the penthouse that was once home to Earl Blackwell. It was last listed at $18.9 million, the listing is here. Ross is selling his apartment in the Sherry-Netherland hotel to Todd Meister, perhaps best known for his quickie marriage to Nicky Hilton.
--An update on dog-food king Leonard Stern's beach house. It has over 18,000 square feet with nine bedrooms.
-- Robert Goldstein, the president of the Venetian resort in Las Vegas, has paid $17.4 million for a restored vintage estate known as "Gardenside."
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Brian Leetch, who retired from the New York Rangers, has sold his apartment at the Bromley on West 83rd Street for $3.718 million.
--Filmmaker Jake Paltrow (Gwyneth's brother) and photographer Taryn Simon have bought a six-room, 125-year-old co-op at The Portsmouth on West Ninth Street for $2.125 million
--Eugenia Kaye, who recently battled with Donald Trump Jr., ejecting him from the condo board at Trump Place's 220 Riverside Boulevard tower, has bought a place several miles away on West 18th Street for $2.171 million.
--Texas billionaire, Sam Wyly and his wife have spent $3.05 million on an apartment in the Novaaare, which was formerly home to a Methodist church.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Ethel Kennedy has cut the price on Hickory Hill yet again. It is not listed at $12.5 million, a full 50% off the original $25 million asking price.
--Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are in talks for each to buy adjoining apartments in the same Manhattan condominium building, One Madison Park.
--Shell Oil Co.'s president, John Hofmeister has listed his Pennsylvania farm for $4 million. The listing is here.
From Berg Properties Celebrity Big Time Listings:
--Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman has sold his condominium unit in Evanston, Illinois for $825,000.
--A condo on East Lake Shore Drive that was once owned by Oprah has sold for $4.5 million.
--TV executive producer Carter Bays, who created CBS' "How I Met Your Mother," has paid $1.285 million for a 1,768-square-foot California bungalow in Los Angeles' Spaulding Square neighborhood. The listing for the house is here.
--Renee Zellweger has paid $2.2 million for a commercial condominium unit on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
--Actor Ed O'Neill has sold his three-bedroom house in Beverly Hills for $1.9 million. The listing is here.
--Loni Anderson has sold her house in the Mulholland Estates area above Beverly Hills, Calif. for $5.7 million.
--A home that formerly belonged to Lorenzo Lamas is on the market for $4.5 million. The listing is here.
--Actress Jennifer Finnigan, who starred on the recently canceled CBS drama "Close to Home," has sold her 3,345-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills for $1.399 million and presumably moved in with new hubby actor Jonathan Silverman.
--Patricia Heaton and her husband, director David Hunt, have paid $1.145 million to purchase a loft-style unit in a development in West Hollywood, CA. They are using the building as an office for their production company.
--Professional skateboarder Erik Ellington has paid $1.845 million to purchase a four-bedroom house in the Hollywood Hills.
--Actress Paula Cale has sold a 1,396-square-foot house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.1 million and bought a 2,210-square-foot house in the Bronson Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills for $1,327,500.
From Perez Hilton:
--Hulk Hogan has listed his Miami home at $18.9 million. More on this one as our estate of the day later.
From the Real Estalker:
--Courtney Vance and Angela Bassett have listed their five-bedroom Hancock Park home, shown above, for $5.99 million. The listing for their luxurious estate is here.
--The Real Estalker Mama unearths the listing for a house in Tarzana, California owned by Jaime Pressly of "My Name Is Earl." She has listed the home for $1.499 million.
--The Real Estalker Mama serves up some tempting pictures of Fleur de Lys, the $125 million Saperstein mansion in Beverly Hills.
--Danny Bonaduce and his long-suffering soon-to-be ex-wife Gretchen have put their Spanish style mansion on the market for $4.5 million. This one will also be part of our estate of the day later on.
--Child actor Taran Noah Smith's Sherman Oaks home was foreclosed on. TMZ has video of the complete and utter mess that the house is in thanks to a messy divorce between the actor and his much older wife.
--Did you wonder about that fabulous house that Victoria Beckham was prancing around in during her TV special? Wonder no more, we'll check out the listing for her deluxe rental during out restate of the day feature later today.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--As the Real Estalker reported several weeks ago, Nicky Hilton has bought a home in the Hollywood Hills for close to $3 million.
--Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin has put his four-bedroom Malibu home on the market for $3.895 million. You can take a look at the listing here.
--As the Real Estalker first mentioned back in April, the Bel-Air home of actress Jane Wyatt was sold to Hollywood producer and talent manager Sandy Gallin.
--Jolie Jenkins, who played Deirdre (Zach's birth mother) on "Desperate Housewives," and David Pagani, a director of TV commercials, have sold their Studio City home to Dwight D. Smith, a producer of "Project Runway" and "Last Comic Standing."
--Les Firestein and Gwyn Lurie, a Hollywood producer and screenwriter have listed their Brentwood home at $4.595 millionn. The Real Estalker Mama recounts that the couple got in a bit of a dust-up with the neighbors over their deluxe treehouse.