The Black List Inaugural Event

13 01 2009

17 January 2009

The Black List Inaugural Event – held at The Park at Fourteenth and hosted by Courvoisier Exclusif – is a celebration of the HBO documentary, The Black List.

This documentary film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival avec positive reviews from Variety

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Renowned portrait photographer/filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and acclaimed NPR radio host, journalist and former New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell have created a film with diverse interviewees such as:

  • Toni Morrison, author and Nobel laureate; 
  • Vernon Jordan, lawyer and former president of the National Urban League;
  • Faye Wattleton, current President of the Center for the Advancement of Women and former President of Planned Parenthood; 
  • Serena Williams, eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion; 
  • Thelma Golden, art curator at the Whitney Museum and now the Studio Museum in Harlem;
  • Slash, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist;
  • Sean Combs, mogul, actor and music producer;
  • Susan Rice, former Assistant Secretary of State and Barack Obama’s senior campaign advisor; 
  • Richard Parsons, former Time Warner CEO;
  • Dawn Staley, 3- time Olympic gold medalist and many others!

The Faux Socialite’s© Bottom Line?

Get those iPhones and Blackberrys ready to network at gorgeous Park at Fourteenth during the VIP Reception from 6-9p Darlings! 

Find tickets ici!

2009 MIDEM (Marche International de L’Edition Musicale)

18 12 2008

18-21 January 2009

*The Faux Socialite© hums BTO’s Taking Care of Business followed by Rick Ross’ Everyday I’m Hustlin’. Does dance. Wears lucky 2007 Prada sandals. Contemplates First or Business Class Ticket to Cannes. Times are hard. Business it is.*


MIDEM, held in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals, is THE international tradeshow for the music entertainment and technologies industry! See and build international trends, deals, alliances in business areas such as:

  • Live music: Ticketing and Venue Management
  • Talent: Artist Discovery and Development
  • Imaging and Branding
  • Listening Sessions
  • The International Manager Summit
  • The International Publishing Summit: Discussions on innovative practice, music publishing and liscencing
  • The International Indie Summit
  • Classical and Jazz Music Conferences
  • Legal Conferences and International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) Continuing Education

Check out the 2008 trailer:

Faux Socialites, this is THE conference, if done correctly, to carve your own niche – record deal, record label, record company – and achieve Ultimate Faux Socialite status! 

2009 Event Schedule here

*The Faux Socialite© settles into business class. Mellows out to LornaLee and Calms Forte pills. Oh, la, la!*

2nd Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Dubai Gala

12 12 2008

12 December 2008

The 2nd Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Dubai Gala is being held at the Atlantis, The Palm during the 5th Annual Dubai International Film Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; all auction and event proceeds directly fund amfAR’s programs.


amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $275 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

Sigh…Do-gooding AND Culture AND Gala AND Dubai…makes my Faux Socialite© heart sing!

5th Annual Dubai International Film Festival

12 12 2008

11-18 December 2008

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, as Honorary Chairman of the 5th Annual Dubai International FIlm Festival (DIFF), welcomes the World to this cultural event highlighting Dubai’s cosmopolitan and multi-cultural character as well as the fabulous talent and energy of this growing Jet-Set center.

Showcasing a plethora of features, shorts and documentaries from around the World, DIFF seeks to establish itself as a major international festival and continue to support excellence in Arab cinema. 


  • The Muhr Awards
  • Lifetime Acheivement Awards
  • Dubai Film Market
  • Industry Office Events
  • Networking Opportunities and more!

Film schedule, parties can be found at these links!

The Faux Socialite© Note: considering this event’s lovely host country, please do familarize yourself with dress and public decorum, etc.

While The Faux Socialite© loves to party, being a good guest is as important as being a good host! ;o)

2009 Sundance Film Festival

8 12 2008

15-25 January 2009

Okay..NOW you CAN wear those Uggs APPROPRIATELY


The 25th Sundance Film Festival, an annual cinema event held in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, discovers American and international filmmaking’s newest talent. 


Selecting from over 200 films for exhibition, out of 9,000 submissions, the Festival gives more than 50, 000 attendees a dynamic program of documentary, dramatic, and short film as well as live music, panel discussions with leading filmmakers and industry figures and, of course, parties.

The 2009 Sundance Schedule

Opening Night Screening 
Thursday, January 15, 2009
6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Eccles Theatre
Screening ticket required. Waitlist is available and encouraged.

Opening Night Party 
Thursday, January 15, 2009
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Legacy Lodge
1310 Lowell Avenue
On shuttle route. Parking is available. Party ticket required.

Salt Lake City Gala Screening 
Friday, January 16, 2009
6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Salt Lake City
Screening ticket required. Waitlist is available and encouraged.

Salt Lake City Gala
Friday, January 16, 2009
Pierpont Place
163 Pierpont Ave.
Salt Lake City
Reception ticket required. Waitlist is available and encouraged.

Closing Film 
Friday, January 23, 2009
9:30 p.m.
Eccles Theatre
Screening ticket required. Waitlist is available and encouraged.

Awards Ceremony
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Time TBD
Park City Racquet Club
1200 Little Kate Road
On shuttle route. No parking available. Ceremony ticket required.

Awards Ceremony Party
Saturday, January 24, 2009
9:30p.m. to midnight
Park City Racquet Club
1200 Little Kate Road
On shuttle route. No parking available. Party ticket required.


Western Interiors & Design Magazine in conjunction with The Creative Coalition and Barclay Butera Home is hosting the VIP Lounge for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival….and you know that means VIP luncheons, VIP screening, VVIP parties and the like. Get details here!

62nd Cannes International Film Festival

8 12 2008

13-24 May 2009

Get your golden palms ready My Darlings!

The 62nd Cannes International Film Festival – or le Festival de Cannes – is one of the world’s oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals, held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. The actual film competition and awards are restricted to the film industry and media, as accreditation, screening entry and admission to official venues are tightly controlled.

Translation: Public access denied!

Luckily, this festival of the arts is a Who’s Who and social whirlwind of  the Jet-set, the Aristocrats, the Creative, the Tastemakers, the Hangers-On, the Wealthy and…wait for it… Socialites for a fusion of film, fashion, music and infamous unsurpassed revelry.
Bien sur, THE soirée is de Grisogono’s annual gala given by Fawaz Gruosi.  
Not to be missed is the Cannes Film Awards After Party… TBD for 2009…stay tuned for updates!

2008 Second Annual Art Basel Miami Beach

5 12 2008

7-14 December 2008

2007 White Cube, London

Art Basel Miami Beach is a cultural and social highlight, combining an international selection of top galleries with an electrifying program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design.

An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 renowned  artists and cutting-edge newcomers.

This year’s  “In Fashion Photo” features a restrospective on the most gorgeous and tempermental of socialites…Naomi Campbell.

Naomi Campbell (Exhibition A)

Ms. Campbell, featured in the “Naomi Campbell Retrospective”,  will host the second annual exhibition including the work of  fashion photogs such as Greg Kadel, Solve Sundsbo, Michael Thompson, and Walter Chin.