Theodora Richards makes like a leopard at the Wooly downtown….
They flocked in droves — cliques of cool kids and old journalist cats — to the farewell party for Rebecca Guinness, an heiress to the Guinness beer family and Vanity Fair party writer. Guinness, who has maxed out on partying in NYC, is heading back to jolly ol’ London next week where she’ll continue to write (about parties!) for VF. She’s a nice lass and has put so many of these kids and media hounds in her online columns, maybe they were hoping for one last plug at last night’s fete at the Wooly. As I circled the events-only space decorated as a 1920′s parlor/secretive boudoir, my mind went to turkey and who’s heading where for Thanksgiving, a mere day away.
Theodora Richards– fetching in her vintage cat coat from Geminola (Lorraine Kirke’s West Village store)– spoke of heading back to Connecticut for a traditional family Thanksgiving with Rolling Stones dad Keith Richards and model mom Patti Hanson. Ditto Paul Sevigny, also headed with family to Connecticut.
Songstress Rebecca Shiffman pushed back her brown Botticelli locks and grinned. “My whole family, we’re going for Indian food this year. Some restaurant on West 10th Street.” I wondered if they’d find turkey curry. And Ms. Guinness, while invited by American friends to a traditional feast, told me she was more excited about brunch. I couldn’t hear over the din of the music– a deejay blasting Biggie Smalls and Morrissey– if Guinness said brunch at Pastis or Payard. Either way, there seemed to be some nice pastry involved. Of course in New York, new traditions are made every moment.
Rebecca Guinness ready to head back to London, but not before Thanksgiving brunch!