Thursday, September 1, 2011
The day after I arrived in New York I was walking up Lafayette Street when I saw somebody waving in my general direction. Not wanting to get caught in one of those awkward moments where you wave back and then they look at you all weird and you realise that it was actually the person behind you that they were waving at, I ignored it for a while until it became apparent that I was indeed the object of the wave. The waver was Molly Kennedy, a Wellington native I've known for about 12 years, and who is now making a name for herself as a stylist here in New York. She was accompanied by her boyfriend Peter Villiger – the brother of photographer/master collager Maya Villiger, and Levon Wigelsworth, a guy I've been partying with back home for about seven years. We caught up for lunch today at The Smile on Bond Street and it was amazing to hear what these guys are doing. Molly is working for Christina Hutson (one half of my favourite – now deceased – New York label of all time Obedient Sons) and Levon is a research fellow in psychology (and probably the coolest looking guy in academia). New Zealanders: doing it better since 1840.
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