The Ivy League

Hi – I’m back from Montauk with photos and sunburned feet in the pattern of my Havaianas flip-flops…this looks totally rad, believe it. I was out there for the first of the parties that The Ivy are throwing at Sole East this season…but also I was there just because it’s summer…and that’s what you do in the summer if you live in NYC. The party was super cute…and though there have been a few noises about “oh no, now hipsters are going to take over Montauk”…well, it didn’t feel that way at all to me. This party – and Montauk in the summer in general – is all about low-key artistic cool. Since the days of the Rolling Stones hanging out at Andy Warhol’s ramshackle Montauk compound, this has always been the East End hangout for surfers, photographers, edgy models, artists, and young designers…the vibe out there is decidedly more Diane Arbus than Diane von Furstenberg. More photos from the party and from Montauk tomorrow…xx eddie

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  • Set the bar for party of the summer superlative. Can’t wait until the next one.

  • The Animal

    oh yeah! that doesn’t look like a bunch of rich douchebags at all! they’re so artistic and cool and pay their own rent!

    ha what a joke this article is.

  • Aww this makes me want summer soooo badly!!! Love the girl with the zip-detail mini and boyfriend shirt and awesome sandals.

  • Girly Hot Pants

    LOVE the IVY parties. Flint, Rojas , Townsend rule.

    and PS. to the Animal, they all have REAL jobs.

  • Beautiful pix… fabulous for us here in Oz as it is now winter-ish, nice escapism. It amazes me how bitter people get about “the rich” (the Animal). Seriously, lucky them and it is hardly their fault they landed trust funds etc… at least they aren’t in pastel lounge suits and straw boaters .. he he – they all look so laid back and dressed down. Loving it.

  • Nice pics!!

    I l o v e the blue studded sandals, anyone know what brand it is/ where they are sold?

  • Those sandals are Lanvin.

  • uncle

    Very hip , a little too hip for Montauk. Too many wafarers.

  • im with animal

    im with you animal. i know (live with) some people who went, and yes, rents are paid for and douchebags, that they are. spot on.

  • Look at those shorts. So cool! And the floppy hats.=) Lovely! Looking forward on your next post.=)

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  • Anouska

    Bland.. simply bland, love the blue sandals also… but… just mostly bland..

  • bombril

    How funny, they look like hipsters themselves… Being afraid of their own, interesting thought…

  • Looks like fun times!

  • Great shots!
    Lovin’ the happy summery sunshiney feel 🙂


  • i love your blog

  • Looks like very fun times

  • I love the laidback, relaxed vibe of the party. Wish I was there!


  • SJ

    love kristin rawson!

  • Beautiful pics and place, i wish i was there instead of Paris !

  • Ah, I’ve always loved Montauk. We live in London but visit my parents’ summer place on the North Fork & I always love to go to both points. The Hamptons have become very sad.
    LOVE your blog! Gorgeous shots, esp. of London. You’ve got a great eye.

  • Ore

    some serious ray-ban lovin’ going on here. I want some! and love the blog 🙂

  • The pink dress looks amazing. Here’s a piece that’s very similar, and will be posted soon at AvantGaudy.com:

  • Anna

    With Warhol being the forerunner of all contemporary hipsters… I must say I don’t quite see your point.

    But I love your pics in general, you really have a strong and personal “point de vue”. Keep up the good work!