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Fashion Week Daily

30 April,2007

HEARD:
Becca Cason Thrash's girls only bash...Tory's Texas jaunt...Plus! Happy Birthday Allison Sarofim!...

(NEW YORK) Tory Burch and Kara Ross are throwing Becca Cason Thrash an intimate girls only dinner the night after the Costume Institute Gala at the latter's apartment… Speaking of Burch,the designer flew down to Austin,TX last Friday (along with step-daughters Louisa and Pookie ) to join beau Lance Armstrong at his 10th-anniversary gala for his Live Strong Foundation,raising nearly $1 million…May 19 is the 10th anniversary of vintage emporium Decades (not to mention the birthday of its proprietor,Cameron Silver !)… Allison Sarofim is throwing herself a Mexican-themed birthday bash tonight at her West Village townhouse... Uma Thurman has just bought a townhouse on 9th between Fifth and Sixth,where she was spotted last week making out with Luke Wilson !... Michael Kors was seen last week with art dealer Larry Gagosian at Spotlight Live in Times Square, enjoying the karaoke performers; the Project Runway veteran must be used to his judge's seat,because when the time came around,Kors elected not to perform himself...Almost as important as the films is what the leading ladies wear to the premieres. Two from the TriBeCa Film Festival: Rosario Dawson donned a blue and white beaded Missoni number to the press conference for Descent, while Leven Rambin wore a one-shouldered Jay Godfrey dress,paired with Alex and Ani jewelry,Jimmy Choo shoes,and her own vintage clutch to the screening of Stardust …The 12th-annual Gen Art Film Festival's closing night for her film He Was a Quiet Man brought out star Elisha Cuthbert in a Luca Luca dress and Balenciaga shoes…Meanwhile,Angelina Jolie wore her Botkier Sasha duffel in black to Friday's premiere of A Place In Time … Jayson Brunsdon has been appointed a UNICEF Australia Goodwill Ambassador,joining the ranks of Sarah Jessica Parker, David Beckham, Elle MacPherson, Roger Federer, and Jemima Khan in those using their celebrity to help impoverished kids worldwide… Cator Sparks ' 31st birthday brought Susan Joy, Armand Limnander from T Magazine,Lee Carter of Hintmag.com,Mauricio and Matt Bell of MAO,Justin Giunta of Subversive Jewelry,Patrick McDonald, Patty McWagon, Rod Keenan, and the Loden Dager boys up to his Harlem abode…The kick off party for the Life Ball at Tribeca Grand brought out Richie Rich and Traver Rains, Village People cowboy Randy Jones, and lots of downtown faces to kick off the huge AIDS benefit in Vienna in May…Thursday's Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Time Of Your Life gala brought out Audrey Gruss, Jamee Gregory, Andrea and Ashley Stark, Rolex honcho Allen Brill, Alison Minton,Eva Dillion and more to preview the Spring International Art & Antiques Show at the Seventh Regiment Armory,before sitting down to dinner at 35 tables,each decorated by top interior designers with flowers and centerpieces galore…Tonight marks the launch of Tracy Stern 's third book Tea Party: 20 Themed Tea Parties with guests such as Coralie Charriol, Derek Blasberg, Olivia Palermo, Campion Platt, Leven Rambin, Patty Raynes, Kate Shelter, Vivienne Tam, and Alvin Valley scheduled to fête the tome and sip Hennessy tea-cognac cocktails at Christie's…Last Monday,downtown metalsmith  Michael Aram opened his James Harb -designed flagship store at 136 W. 18th Street in Chelsea in a former 19th-century carriage house,where buds Mickey Boardman and Carson Kressley helped him celebrate the grand opening…The high-waisted jean is in full effect this spring with the likes of  Jennifer Lopez  on her European press tour and Ciara on TRL seen wearing Grey Ant's version out and about…Tennis chicette Serena Williams chose a DVF dress and Tory Burch sandals for the Hennessy Artistry concert tour kick-off event Tuesday night in NYC...Urban designer Claw Money has released a new book entitled  BOMBSHELL: The Life and Crimes of Claw Money, and rumor has it her hoodie sales are skyrocketing after Cameron Diaz was spotted—and appeared in Life & Style — wearing a camouflage version while shopping... House & Garden 's upcoming Tastemakers issue will include Tim Gunn, who has a new show and book,designer Giambattista Valli, Madonna' s BFF David Collins, who is designing the renovated London NYC hotel,and Bruno Frisoni, creative designer of Roger Vivier and his own shoe line,which caters to Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet ...