A Blooming Good Time

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Everything is coming up roses for acclaimed photographer and chronicler of all things style and fashion, Rose Hartman. She has a documentary about her life that premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, The Incomparable Rose Hartman, and her most recently released photo book, Incomparable Couples is a critically applauded must-have fashion tome for all the stylish insiders.

From models to designers and It girls, the book is a candidly raw collection of photographic portraits of fashion personalities that plays with the meaning of the word “couple.” Hartman’s coffee table book features designers and models, mothers and children, fashion friends, lovers and friend squads, and even pets and their owners!

On April 5th, guests and friends gathered inside UMA, the chic minimalist Bleecker Street boutique in the West Village that carries contemporary Brazilian women’s apparel. A crowd of in-the-know book lovers and clothing aficionados enjoyed sipping on champagne and shopping for stylish, sexy clothes for spring 2016 collection by Raquel Davidowicz. Hartman, who also authored books like Incomparable Women of Style and Birds of Paradise was signing book copies at the event and mingling with her fashionable guests.

And as the bubbly flowed, attendees like Alina Goncalves, Alessandra Kertzer, Helio Campos, Rick Friedberg, Greg Brown, Marcia Chase, Laurel Marcus, Linda Mason, Fernanda Paronetto, Steve Caputo, Victoria Belgrano, and others got carried away reminiscing about the stories behind the book’s famous shots like the famous black and white of Bianca Jagger on top a white horse next to Studio 54, and the legendary old slice of New York history that Hartman stands for, an artist and a woman in a class of her own.

Incomparable Couples by Rose Hartman is available for purchase nationwide in stores and on

Photos courtesy of Marsin/


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