One of my dearest friends and all time favorite artist José Parlá had his opening reception last night for his latest show "Layered Days" at Cristina Grajales in SoHo. I wouldn't have missed this for the world! Not only am I'm a huge fan of José's work (also the very proud owner of a one-of-a-kind jacket he painted for me back in 2001), but I rarely get to see the guy since he's usually out the country tending to his own sold out shows.
Just like his new work, the turnout for the reception was very impressive, full of art fans, fashionistas and, of course, lots and lots of flavor. The show runs until December 20, so if you're in the neighborhood, I highly recommend checking it out!
Man of the Hour: José Parlá
Note: When José signs something (for example here, a copy of his book) it's never just a simple 'autograph'. It's more like a little work of art.
The Pop Off: From the necklaces to the colorful blouse to the printed bag...she's holding down the mix-n-match look.
Last of the mohawkins...
Mari J. Always fly and now officially a regular here on Josie's House of Style.
Love her '80s vibe...
Urban Legends: (clockwise) Crazy Legs, Lee Quiñones, José Parlá and Bobbito Garcia
My best friend and now New York resident (yay!) Danielle Saxe (and one of my favorite paintings in the show)
Always stylin', Robyn Fernandes (and one of my favorite paintings in the show)
Black, White and Red All Over: The very lovely Louisa St. Pierre
Kelly Mills of Black & White PR sporting her company colors
More favorites from the show...
José Parlá and moi