New York (Thursday October 30th,
Harry Slatkin, founder and president of Slatkin & Co.
and president of Home Design at Limited Brands, hosted
an intimate cocktail party with his wife, Laura, to
toast Town & Country’s Pamela Fiori’s and Janet
Carlson for the release of their new books at his Upper
East Side townhouse this past Thursday, October 30th.
addressed guests including Tory Burch, Alina Cho,
Janna Bullock, Cynthia and Dan Lufkin, Lisa
Jackson, Tony Ingrao, Randy Kemper, Anne Hearst and
Jay McInerney Alex Papachristidis, Marjorie Gubelmann,
Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Teri Agins, Naeem and
Ranjana Khan, Anna Reyes, Claudia Mata, Jamee and
Peter Gregory, Bill Rudin, Carl Portale, George
and Kerry Diamond with a heartfelt toast to the
two authors and longtime friends.
Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques is
a collection of photographs taken by one of the most
influential magazine photographers of his generation. A
dear friend of Fiori’s, Jaques shot for such magazines
as Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Holiday and
Gourmet. While his work may be instantly recognizable,
there is little known about the legend behind the lens.
In her book, Fiori explores his life and contextualizes
his work with that of his peers.
Before the Music Stops: How Ballroom Dancing Saved My
Life, Carlson tells the story of how she danced her
way back into happiness. In her twenties, she was a
successful competitive ballroom dancer but abandoned
dancing to raise a family and pursue a career as an
editor. Twenty years later, she seemed to have it all.
She was going through the motions, but felt increasingly
empty inside. After her husband gave her ballroom
dancing lessons as a gift on Valentine’s Day, Carlson
returned to the dance studio and discovers how vital
dance had been to her happiness, self-confidence and
peace of mind, ultimately restoring a sense of balance
and grace that had been missing from her life for so