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A Touch of Style - book event CARLOS MOTA

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TUESDAY, APRIL 14th, 2015 5:55pm 54 degrees

Cool and sophisticated describes the party for celebrated designer, Carlos Mota and his new book "A Touch of Style". Assouline Interiors(a new division of the Assouline Publishing empire) welcomed more than 160 Socialites, TV Personalities and New York celebrities to their ultra chic library and lounge on the second floor of the Design and Decoration Building.

It was a festive and lively affair hosted by the Assouline Family, as they featured the man of the hour, Carlos Mota, who was joined by the who’s who of jet-set society. Including Prosper Assouline, Martine Assouline, Alexandre Assouline,Linda Fargo, Liliana Cavendish, Kiera Chaplin, Nathalie de Gunzburg, Ahn Duong, Christy Ferer, Marilyn Gauthier, Emmett McCarthy, Oscar Mora, Sebastien Ratto-Viviani, Inga Rubinstein, Sophia Sanchez, Peggy Siegal, Jessica Seinfeld, Jamie Tish, Vyna St. Phard and Iman Abdulmajid.

‘Carlos Mota is a glamour whisperer. He’s just got that special thing. He can go into any space and, through a few simple gestures—a flower here, a chotchke there—can make it magnetic, memorable, and magical’. 

— Jonathan Adler

Born and raised in Venezuela, Mota moved to New York in the late 1980s looking for a change of pace. “My body and mind wanted something bigger and better,” he says. “Manhattan seemed like the right place, and it fit me like a glove.” Soon after relocating he found his footing in the field of interior design, working for decorator Perucho Valls of the celebrated firm Siskin Valls. “I had no formal training,” recalls Mota. “Just a strong appetite for beautiful things.”

Early in his career, the ebullient Mota learned one particularly valuable lesson: “If you’re tired of always being the life of the party, just make the party come to you.” He hosted the first of his soirées at his then-home in midtown, once shoving his mattress into the hall so that he could put a table in his bedroom. Since moving to Chelsea eight years ago, he has continued to throw these fêtes, welcoming such fashion greats as Valentino, Francisco Costa, and Giambattista Valli in addition to various art-world luminaries.

Carlos Mota is the mastermind behind the amazing photographs seen in all the top design magazines . . .  including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House & Garden, Vanity Fair, Departures, and Interior Design.

His gifted and educated eye for selecting furniture, textiles, accessories, and art has produced some memorable imagery.  

"A Touch of Style" presents a curated journey through some of the most incredible spaces in the world.

Carlos Mota is an independent stylist and Architectural Digest’s current international style editor, and former editor at large for Elle Decor. Mota has styled and produced feature stories for Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine. He has created environments for the production of catalogs and advertising campaigns for Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Estée Lauder, Max Mara, and Pottery Barn, among others. Mota has also organized special events for Chanel and Valentino. Thank you Assouline Interiors, Carlos Mota, Andrew Toth (getty images) and Pommery Champagne your book signing celebration was "a touch of style".

Carlos and Alina Cho
Jessica Seinfeld and Carlos

Nicholas Rytting, Iman Abdulmajid and Carlos  
Assouline Interiors Culture Lounge in the D&D Building NEW YORK
Alexandre, Noelle, Doris, Martine, friend, Leon

Assouline Interiors hosts book signing for Carlos Mota
Assouline Interiors host a book signing for Carlos Mota
Carlos and Victor Alfaro

Nicholas + Bjorn
Martine Assouline + Linda Fargo + Prosper Assouline
Prosper Assouline + Carlos
Brian Reilly + friend
Vyna St. Phard + Martin Lawrence Bullard
Prosper Assouline + Peggy Siegel

Alvaro Luna + Emmett McCarthy

Rio + Iman
Marjorie Gubelmann + friend

Steven Rappos
Peter Davis + Amy Sacco
Joshua McHugh + Elaine Griffin
Dorian Grinspein + Sophia Sanchez
Muriel Brandolini + Nathalie de Gunzburg 

Linda Fargo +Ahn Duong +Martine Assouline +Sebastein Ratto-Viviani
Emily Assiran + friend
Thom Filicia + Jackie Siranna

Brody + Amane

Alexandre Assouline + Martine Assouline + Oscar Mora
Assouline Interiors Library and Lounge

#architecturaldigest #AndrewToth #GettyImages #assoulineinteriors #carlosmota #derekblasberg
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