Sep. 8, 2014 - MANHATTAN, N.Y. -- New York’s “It” celebrities gathered with magazine and yacht insiders aboard the Moto Yacht Usher at a pop-up party and art exhibit hosted by VENÜ Magazine and Fleet Miami to launch the Fall issue of the contemporary lifestyle publication on Wednesday, September 3. The guest list included acclaimed fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco, the feature cover artist of VENÜ’s 25th issue; Philippe Artus-Hoerle, Vice President of Strategic Relationships for Symbolic London; pop artist and filmmaker David Foox; Ralph Lauren breakout model, Morgan O’Connor; American hotel developer and entrepreneur Frederic Marq; fashion photographers Kristian Schmidt and Micheal DiDonna and other well-known luminaries from the business, fashion and art worlds.
Tracey Thomas, founding publisher and owner of the high profile, Connecticut-based VENÜ Magazine, and Kathy Kennedy, Director of Marketing for Fleet Miami, an elite membership consortium for worldwide luxury yachting, welcomed guests onboard Fleet Miami’s largest sport yacht to experience a signature collaboration of lifestyle privileges embodied by their partnership.
“VENÜ Magazine offers our readers an eclectic blend of editorial highlighting the latest in architecture and design, yachting, motoring, style, travel, food and wine, art, film, music and so much more,” said Thomas, adding that the quarterly publication showcases provocative profiles and exposés of tastemakers and influencers, both emerging and established. Its fall issue features a triumph of movers and shakers. They include provocative artists like Raphael Mazzucco represented by Symbolic London, a world leader in the collection of modern art, the folks who nurture nature at the Rockefeller’s Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and the captains of luxury and style at Fleet Miami, who are offering unique access to the world of private yachting through an elite membership club. “We were beyond thrilled to invite our readers to actually experience the headlining stars of our featured stories up close and personally at our pop-up party where Mazzucco’s art and Motor Yacht Usher were on display.”
Raphael Mazzucco, whose work has seduced readers of Vogue, Marie Claire, Playboy, Vanity Fair, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition to name a few, and powered the sales of retail giants like Victoria's Secret, Guess Jeans, L'Oreal, and Ralph Lauren thanks to his attention getting images of ladies barely clad, is acclaimed as one of the world's most influential and talented fashion photographers. Now he’s being feted as the newest breakout mixed-media artist under Symbolic London’s masterful, behind the scenes, counsel.
At 154 feet long, the 5-stateroom Motor Yacht Usher is the ultimate on-water paradise for boating enthusiasts. The boat was docked at Manhattan’s Chelsea Pier for Venü’s September 3rd party, ushering guests aboard with Polynesian artistry, elegant art deco accouterments, tropical glasswork and rich exotic woods, bubinga, wenge and loa among them, that literally transported them to a new level of maritime pleasure.
VENÜ Magazine’s sunset soiree, deemed “incredible” by the lucky attendees who sipped and sampled the treasures of private yachting, is just the first of many pop-up parties that Thomas plans to delight readers with as the lifestyle publication showcases the hottest people and places in must-experience venues from the Hamptons to Miami Beach.
For more information and to see who and what Venü is talking about online, visit www.venumagazine.com