Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fab

Creative director for Circa Jewels, Fabiola Beracasa gives a tour of the sprawling New York penthouse she shares with her mother, Veronica Hearst in V Magazine. In case you are not familiar with Fabiola, she is a fixture on Park Avenue Peerage, a site to which I became totally addicted after the hilarious New York Magazine article, The Number One Girl. The space appears to be cavernous, ornate and not someplace I would want to live, but it is always fun to see how the other half lives.
“What you’re seeing in the photos you took are the common areas,” she explains of the photographs on these pages. “It’s not really the place in the house where I get my mojo on.” She has her own section of the penthouse decorated rather simply with a large dressing closet. During the photo shoot, she was wearing jeans as she straddled the antique horse in the hallway. “I wasn’t expecting my mom to be there, but she just stopped by,” she remembers. Mrs. Hearst gracefully walked by her daughter and out of the room, before having her secretary interrupt. “Mrs. Hearst says it is inappropriate to be on the horse. Please get off the horse.” Thankfully, Beracasa got her picture before she climbed down.

- Christopher Bollen, Photography by Douglas Friedman

8 comments:

Habitually Chic said...

If I see one more photo of Fabiola on Park Avenue Peerage I'm going to puke! She is one of the most annoying socialites in NYC! But I loved your post and the photos by douglas Friedman ;-)

Brilliant Asylum said...

Park Avenue Peerage is so fun to read, but I bet most of those gals are pretty lame. How do you have time to develop an interesting personality when all you do is dress, party, repeat?

Laura said...

I am a little embarrassed as to how much of my time (that I can't get back) that I've spent reading Park Avenue Peerage (and before that, Socialite Rank, RIP). I'm glad to know there are others out there like me, too!

Cote de Texas said...

oh my god, this is darling!!!! Sorry hc, I love it!! You can puke all you want, but southerners don't have the bias. Adorable.

Suzy said...

Habitually Chic - its funny to hear those comments from a New Yorker, I had no idea who she was until quite recently when I discovered the New York Social Diary website and started religiously checking it for the decorators profiles. The house seems a bit old and formal. And who the hell still lives with their mother at that age??

Jane Flanagan said...

I agree Suzy: Living with mummy seems a tad juvenile, which is precisely the vibe off the top image. Visually it looks stellar, but there's a silly precociousness to it that I find annoying (and, no, I have no idea who she is)...

ALL THE BEST said...

Too funny Suzy, I agree! I'll go ahead and confess my addiction to NYSD and Park Avenue Peerage...so fun to read!

franki durbin said...

I have to say, I'd like to walk through the space, but living there would be sensory overload. Like most of us, I adore seeing how the upper echelon of the social (and financial ranks) live. How decadent and bizarrely over the top.

What's most shocking is that the home is here in the states, it would be at home anywhere in France. Thanks for the links and the eye candy.