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LAVO Grand Opening

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 9/15/2010 4:15 PM
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What is sure to be one of the hottest new restaurants/clubs in town, LAVO, finally celebrated its grand opening last night with a packed house and a wild party to start things off right. The 180-seat Italian restaurant which boasts tradition fare and specialties like Kobe beef meatballs, is owned by Marc Packer and Noah Tepperberg who also own TAO and LAVO LasVegas. For other restaurant owners out there: the invitations that LAVO sent out for the opening were on an engraved marble tile. Take that other fancy restaurants!


Anthony Mackie



Ciara


Lance Bass


Adrian Williams, Chris Bosh


Matt Assante


Katie Gallagher

By Patrick Kelley
Saturday, 9/11/2010 9:11 PM
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From what I have seen so far this week, I think Katie Gallagher is my favorite designer at Fashion Week. I do not think that I am any sort of a fashion critic, or that I know anything really about fashion. I don't understand influence or neuance in a traditional sense of pulling from different era's and artistic backgrounds. But I don't care. What I like about her outfits is this: they are sexy and the designs are ballsy, and not just for the sake of being ballsy and sexy. Her outfits and sketches are gracefully dark and when you actually sit back and analyze every part of them, they are really amazing. They are, however, not appropriate for church, or work (depending, of course, on profession), a doctors visit or the first time you meet your significant others parents. But, they are wonderfully intimidating and sometimes frightening. A+

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EDUN 2011 Spring/Summer

By Patrick Kelley
Saturday, 9/11/2010 5:27 PM
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Bono and his wife Ali's label, Edun, operates under the premise that great things are born out of desire for change and Edun was created to spark change in the way we feel about our clothes. Because of this their mission has been to encourage trade with Africa and celebrate the possibilities and the people of the continent. They partnered with Made Africa to produce a series of tees that brought to life the drawings of children in Kenya, of which all the proceeds went back to fund basic needs like lunches at the Bidii School. In Uganda they helped start The Conservation Cotton Initiative which provides sustainable farming communities and a fair trade market for their cotton. The mission is not only to create beautiful clothing, but to create an impact through the art of fashion. Their 2011 Spring/Summer show was consistent with their usual organic tones and materials ... Read More


FNO With Elie Tahari

By Patrick Kelley
Saturday, 9/11/2010 4:04 PM
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Elie Tahari celebrated Fashion's Night Out Friday evening with "A Night Out in Old New York," at his SoHo boutique. The party featured traditional Maker's Manhattans and guests were given a special embellished bracelet free with any purchase. The Nunziata Brothers provided the music and old fashioned Polaroid photographer Louis Mendes also provided memorable shots.


Elie Tahari


Anthony Nunziata, Elie Tahari, Will Nunziata


Louis Mendes


Salma Kenas


Tori Thompson, Lauren Waddell




Sergio Rossi Shoe Lounge

By Patrick Kelley
Saturday, 9/11/2010 3:38 PM
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Last night on the eighth floor of Saks Fifth Avenue, guests converged on the Sergio Rossi Shoe Lounge so celebrate Fashion's Night Out and the premiere of a couple new shoe models. Creative Director  and shoemaker, Francesco Russo was on hand along with rock princesses Alexandra and Theodora Richards, who offered a little bit of fashion advice to FNO shoppers. Other draws at the event were the appearance of two exclusively signed Sergio Rossi shoes—the over-the-knee Chelsea boot, which made its debut Tuesday on the FNO runway at Lincoln Center, and the stunning peep-toe stiletto Cachet. It was a shoe lover’s ultimate chance to indulge, and all against the backdrop of fresh beats spun by DJ and Vogue.com photographer Rachel Chandler.


Christope Melard, Selta Ebanks, Ron Frasch, Francesco Russo


Alexandra Richards, Theodora Richards, Rachel Chandler


Selita Ebanks


Anna Brown




Fashion's Night Out Bergdorf

By Patrick Kelley
Saturday, 9/11/2010 2:56 PM
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With everything else in New York City, there is "the" party, then there is "THE PARTY." You might think they sound the same but one is clearly spelled larger than the other. Every year Bergdorf is "THE PARTY," they turn their store into play lands for the fashionably elite every year and let them run wild. Starting at four p.m. guests were treated to complementary beauty services featuring top of the line products. At seven guests were able to meet with Jason Wu, who signed his exclusive FNO doll, Michael Bastian, who signed FNO t-shirts and Thom Browne signed his limited edition hand-dyed shirts. Later Tom Ford was signing fragrances and Lipstick. If that wasn't enough they had the chance to meet Sarah Jessica Parker. AND, if that wasn't enough, guests got the chance to meet Victoria Beckham. So, if you run a store and ... Read More


Iggy Pop and Pop

By Patrick Kelley
Saturday, 9/11/2010 2:21 PM
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Dasha Zhukova, editor-in-chief of Pop magazine, threw one of the "it" parties to be at last night at Don Hill's that featured a performance by Iggy Pop. Guests, including Chloe Sevigny, Adrian Grenier, Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani, went out in true fashion, mixing edge and "hip" that defined the majority of the crowd. And as is the case with all Iggy Pop performances, last nights was as disturbingly beautiful and exciting as the rest. He's basically that man preserved in amber. Other guests included Leigh Lezark, Nicky Hilton and Becka Diamond.


Adrian Grenier, Chloe Sevigny


Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani


Etty Lau Farrell


Chloe Sevigny


Iggy Pop


CALVIN KLEIN Fashion's Night Out

By Patrick Kelley
Saturday, 9/11/2010 1:50 PM
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Holy Fashion night out, Batman! From Brooklyn to Brazil to Boston to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, fashion-forward people hit the town to celebrate the once constant in this word, Fashion, right? Right! 2010 sure did have a lot to live up to after last years extravaganza and this year did not disappoint.  From Bergdorf to Dolce & Gabbana to David Yurman, everyone had they're doors wide open and everyone had special deals for taking part in the celebration. Also, almost everyone had champagne.


Marilyn Minter

Canadian Robin Hood, Bryan Adams, was at Calvin Klein last night to play a very special concert for the likes of Cynthia Nixon, Desiree Rogers, Francisco Costa, Emma Snowdon-Jones and Marilyn Minter. What better way to celebrate! Everything I do, I do it for....... Bryan Adams!


Bryan Adams, Performance


Cynthia Nixon


Cheyenne Jackson


3.1 Phillip Lim

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 9/10/2010 6:42 PM
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Mr. West is in the BUUUIIIIILDING! That is right ladies and gentlemen. Hip hop sensation, twitter ranter, award show crashing, fashion forward producer Kanye West sat front and center for 3.1 Phillip Lim men's 2011 spring/summer show. Rockin' shades and a casual suit, Kanye enjoyed the styles of Lim who states the inspiration as "The boys being part bourgeoisie, part rugged. They have swagger, but they are beautiful." Hearing the inspiration for the show you have to understand the appeal for West, who is all those things. Well, the beautiful part is up for you to decide, but he seems to have a pretty good following.


Kanye West


Kanye West


Poppy Delevingne, Phillip Lim


BCBG Max Azria

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 9/10/2010 4:20 PM
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PMC photographer Clint Spaulding was backstage at the BCBG Max Azria show, Friday afternoon, catching the first glimpses of his spring 2011 collection. His flowing gowns ranged in color from grays and blacks to mustard and rose, many involving a sheer overlay. The Tunisian-designer whose styles have made him an international powerhouse lives and designs according to the French phrase "bon chic, bon genre," (BCBG) meaning "good style, good attitude." His show once again showed his strengths as a designer and proved why he has won so many awards over the years from the California Designer of the Year (1995) to the 2008 Fashion Excellence Award at the 33rd Annual Dallas Fashion Awards.


Max Azria, Poppy Delevigne


Ashlee Simpson


Lisa Origliasso, Jessica Origliasso (The Veronicas), Max Azria








Hearst Magazine

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 9/10/2010 12:07 PM
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Hearst Magazine held a kickoff party last night to celebrate the circus that is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hearst Plaza at Lincon Center with music by DJ Cassidy. The party celebrated cocktails and canapes with Hearst brass (Cathie Black, David Carey, Michael Clinton) and editors (Glenda Bailey, Joanna Coles, Stephen Drucker, David Granger) to mark the opening of Lincoln, the buzzed-about new restaurant at Lincoln Center. Guests also enjoyed Italian-influenced fare from Lincoln’s chef, Per Se alum Jonathan Benno.


Amanda Hearst

Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, is one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 14 U.S. titles and nearly 200 international editions. The Company also publishes 20 magazines in the United Kingdom through its wholly-owned subsidiary, National Magazine Company.


Elisa Lipsky-Karasz, Bettina Zilkha


Gillian Hearst Simonds, Christian Simonds


Stephen Gaghan, Monica Podell, DJ Cassidy


Flowerbomb

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 9/9/2010 8:30 PM
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Oh Lord, it's fashion week. It is finally here, and there are about a million openings, parties, shows and things that are going on 24 hours a day for the next week.  Totes 24/7 my man, totes. And on the first official lovely day of madness Viktor & Rolf celebrated the 5th anniversary of Flowerbomb with a show and  performance by Alison Goldrapp. As the world-renowned wizards of conceptual fashion, Viktor & Rolf is known for inventing surreal twists on conventional design. Having studied every facet of fashion and art, this talented duo from Amsterdam blends their unique sensibility with the purity of the cut, finding the right balance between conceptual and commercial. In this same vein, Viktor & Rolf created their first groundbreaking fragrance, Flowerbomb, an addicting floral that's caused as big a sensation with fragrance addicts as their dreamy, feminine designs have with the fashion world.


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Opening of Transparency

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 9/8/2010 2:18 PM
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As Fall Fashion Week arrives in New York City, so too does a world-premiere collection of fashions envisioned, designed, and meticulously executed by Russian-born designer Madina Vadache. Featuring 19 debut designs, including a never-before-seen bridal gown, Ms. Vadache's Spring 2011 collection marks the point at which her artistic vision meets its tangible creation. Through her experimental uses of fabric, texture, and finish, juxtaposed with classic style, her clothing demonstrates a "fascinating and flawless intersection of modern art, architecture, and fashion."


Madina Vadache

Ms. Vadache was born in Dagestan, Russia, and trained at the Academy of Fine Art in the Republic of Georgia; she now lives and works in New York City and Seattle.

Yuliya Suleymanova

The exhibition is free and open to the public from September 3rd to October 2nd, Noon - 6pm, Wednesday - Saturday.


Betsy White, Madina Vadache






David Yurman Luncheon

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 9/7/2010 12:07 PM
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Over the weekend in beautiful Bridgehampton, David Yurman hosted a luncheon for his friends at Grand Prix Sunday at the Hamptons Classic. Not only is the Hamptons Classic one of the largest, most anticipated outdoor shows in the United States, but it also provides New York's elite with one of the last chances to mingle before settling back into the city for the fall season. In 2009, the Hampton Classic became only the second horse show ever to receive the status of Heritage Competition by the United States Equestrian Federation.  This prestigious status is reserved for competitions that have been in existence for at least 25 years and have provided for their communities as well as the horse community as a whole in an unprecedented fashion.  Guests at the luncheon included Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Christie Brinkley, Alan Lieberman, Diane Lieberman, Brook Milstein, ... Read More


Me, Nycelf and Eye

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 9/1/2010 2:03 PM
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Last night at BoConcept, the beautiful and talented Amber De Vos celebrated the opening of her very first solo show with a reception hosted by Patrick McMullan. Who is Amber De Vos, you ask? You can find the model/actress/fire juggling beauty around town shooting for Patrick McMullan at social events and art openings with her trademark striking red lipstick. She commands both sides of the camera and the show gave her a chance to show off her true passion and artistic skill. The lovely Ms. De Vos also held a raffle to benefit the Slide Luck Youth Initiative where she is a director. Slide Luck is a non-profit organization devoted to building and strengthening community around food and art.  In addition, it is our objective to promote public appreciation of the visual arts and to provide art education opportunities to school-age children in New York City. Amongst ... Read More


Jenesse Center

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/30/2010 11:38 AM
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Ronald O. Perelman, Alann T. Ennis and Revlon host Halle Berry, held a conversation Sunday Afternoon in East Hampton for the Jesse Center. Their overall goal is to change the pattern of abuse in the lives of women and children.  Jenesse’s commitment to providing a comprehensive, centralized base of support for women and children is evident by the programs and services provided for the women and children who seek our assistance. Jenesse Center, Inc. is the oldest domestic violence intervention program in South Los Angeles.  The Center was founded in 1980 by five African American women who were survivors of domestic violence.  Their mission is to provide victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive, centralized base of support to assist them in addressing their immediate crisis and changing the patterns of their lives.


Halle Berry


Halle Berry



Niche Media

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 8/26/2010 12:50 PM
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Kardashian sisters, Kim and Koutney, were on hand last night at The London West Hollywood, to celebrate the fall fashion issue of Niche Media's Los Angeles Confidential Magazine. The party was presented by Bing and was celebrating the new cover which will feature all three sisters. When they’re not filming their wildly popular E! Entertainment Television shows, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami, the Kardashian sisters—Kourtney, 31; Kim, 29; and Khloé, 26—continue to captivate the public with their perpetually juicy personal lives, business savvy and daring personal style. Niche Media Holdings LLC produces must-read, luxurious magazines that mirror the sensibilities and spirits of the unique, vibrant communities to which they cater. Targeting a high-end, savvy readership, Niche Media captures a dream, coast-to-coast demographic that looks to the company's publications for the finest in fashion, travel, food, spirits, society, party coverage and ... Read More


The Recessionistas

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/23/2010 12:35 PM
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On Sunday evening at a private residence, Claudia Lebenthal hosted a dinner for Alexandra Lebenthal to celebrate her novel titled The Recessionistas. It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the elite universe of New York's Upper East Side is about to unravel along with the economy. Socialite Grigsby Somerset is barely aware of her changing world, and has no idea her investment banker husband Blake is about to enter into a devil's bargain with hedge fund owner John Cutter. As autumn unfolds, Grigsby's fairytale life starts to unwind. Street-smart Renee Parker has been hired as John's executive assistant and is convinced that something is amiss with her new boss.

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CITTA

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 8/18/2010 2:42 PM
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On Tuesday night, Mickey Boardman teamed up with co-hosts David Byrne, Parker Posey, Matthew Modine, Kelly Cutrone amongst others to raise money for non-profit Citta to help build a much-needed women's health center in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. Guests enjoyed the Kanon vodka open bar and music curated by Donna D'Cruz while they rubbed shoulders and raised money for the cause.


Mickey Boardman, Michael Daube

Citta, derived from the Sanskrit word for “mind” but more importantly, the mind associated with the “heart,” encourages the ability of everyone, through action, to make a positive difference and to know the joy that lightens one’s heart as well as the many hearts around the world. Once the daily fear with which people live is shed, they are more able to focus on opportunities, which offer hope for their futures. Once the necessity of proper medical care is ... Read More


Breakthrough of the Year Awards

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/16/2010 3:40 PM
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On Sunday night at the Pacific Design centetr in Los Angeles, Crest 3D presented the breakthrough of the year awards with host Heather McDonald from the Chelsea Lately Show. Crest and Oral-B 3D White presented the Breakthrough of the Year Awards, which celebrated a diverse range of extraordinary talent in multiple fields of excellence including film, TV, sports, music, the arts, technology, philanthropy and social media.

Sofia Vergara

Crest and Oral-B 3D White presented the 2010 “Breakthrough Standout Performance” Award to rising Female Hollywood Star, AnnaLynne McCord.  RealD was honored with the “Breakthrough in Technology” award for the significant impact its breakthrough 3D technology has had on our lives in cinema and a new generation of 3D consumer electronics. Global Green USA received the “Breakthrough in Green Innovation” Award for their work on greening schools across the US, including Los Angeles, New Orleans and San Francisco. Green schools protect child and ... Read More


Wendy Diamond

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/16/2010 3:03 PM
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On Friday night at Lily Pond in East Hampton, New York, Wendy Diamond celebrated her birthday with a salute to the Humane Society of New York and A fashion show by Richie Rich and Pachi. The fashion show also marked the launch of EZIPIT.COM and was sponsored by Vision Vodka, Gilan and Hospitality Capital Advisors. In 1999, when 12 million animals were put to sleep in shelters, Wendy Diamond launched the premier lifestyle media company for animal lovers to support endangered animal advocacy and animal rescue. Today the amount of animals put to sleep is down to 5 million and the amount spent on pets is now over 46 billion dollars annually. Animal Fair is the premier lifestyle magazine and website for animal lovers in support of fairness to animals and animal rescue. Animal Fair is dedicated to highlighting non-profit animal organizations, giving them the opportunity to tell their inspirational ... Read More


7th Annual Hamptons Happening

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/16/2010 1:17 PM
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The 7th Annual Hamptons Happening at the Sagaponack Sculpture Field in Sagaponack, New York kicked off on Saturday, August 14, 2010. Guests enjoyed delicious Chef tastings prepared by notable chefs from Bobby Van's Steakhouse, Ichiban Dim Sum, Le Monde and Della Famina, just to name a few. Wine tastings were provided by Palm Bay International and the night also featured a live auction, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds went to benefit The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research, focusing on uncovering the causes of cancer and reprogramming cancer cells. We dedicate ourselves to delivering tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. Our mission is to eradicate cancer by bridging the gap between lab science and the patient. Through our collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, ... Read More


Ke$ha

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 8/13/2010 2:33 PM
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Ke$ha played a concert this morning on the Today Show and I have to ask, what better way is there to wake up in the morning, than with Ke$ha? She's gorgeous, grungy and glamorizes getting drunk and waking up in unfamiliar places, like maybe in Greenpoint next to me! She doesn't try to woo us with complex dance routines or costumes with machine gun bras (GAGA!), but rather, she simplifies her approach and focuses on the root of what music is really about. Chicks who love to party! I like to party, who doesn't? And the most promising aspect of the concert was the fact that the audience was filled with a bunch of little teenagers. Now before you call me creepy, which I only kind of am, you have to think, well that's the next generation of little partiers. At least they're learning from the best. She is passing ... Read More


Trust

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 8/13/2010 1:31 PM
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On Thursday night at Second Stage Theatre, guests celebrated the Off-Broadway opening of Trust, by Paul Weitz. The play, starring Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster and Ari Graynor tells the story of a wealthy married man who’s unsatisifed with his life and searches for something real to experience in Paul Weitz’s look at the corrosive effect of power on personal relationships. Guests included Hamilton, Michael Greif, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum, Tom Cavanagh, Cherry Jones, Donald Faison and Marcia Gay Harden.


Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, Ari Graynor, Zach Braff


Jane Rosenthal


Donald Faison


Cherry Jones


Emmy Rossum


Paris Hilton Launches Tease

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 8/11/2010 1:46 PM
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Last night at MyStudio in Los Angeles, Paris Hilton did her best Marilyn Monroe impersonation for the release of her newest fragrance TEASE. This is the tenth fragrance in her collection and the inspiration for this edition was Marylin Monroe and her seductive and flirty expertise. Tease was created in cooperation with perfumer Steve De Mercado of Fragrance Resources and incorporates Fuji apple, white peach, bergamot, white flowers, amber, blond wood and hot sand.


Paris Hilton


Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan


Paris Hilton, Amanda Holden


Lyric Launches Its Nude Collection

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 8/11/2010 1:20 PM
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Last night in Santa Monica, Ca, Lyric Culture launched it's Nude Collection inside Bettina Duncan. The collection and jewelry were shown alongside new pieces from Justing Tranter's  f***ed and prETTY  Fetty jewelry line. The night featured a fashion show and a somewhat frightening performance by Semi Precious Weapons, the "filthy glamour" rock band that has been opening for Lady Gaga. In attendance were Bettina Duncan, Bei Ling, Bronson Pelletier, Hannah Rochell, Mayra Leal, Sasha Grey and Sophie Monk.


Bettina Duncan


Bei Ling


Semi Precious Weapons, Hannah Rochell








Sophie Monk


Semi Precious Weapons


Semi Precious Weapons


John Gettings "Photographs"

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 8/10/2010 3:54 PM
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On Saturday afternoon in Sag Harbor, photographer John Gettings celebrated the opening of his "Photographs" exhibit at B Gallery. His works are a series of Polaroids that are reminiscent of 50's, 60's and 70's Playboy models. The images he creates stem from a discovery he stumbled upon in his fathers old foot locker. The discovery was none other than Playboy magazines which is basically like a right of passage for any coming of age boy. His images are all Polaroids and his cameras date back to the era he recreates.


?, John Gettings, Marge Aviles


Andrew Morrison


John Gettings, Tim O'Brien



Meera Gandhi's Giving Back Foundation/Youth Assembly

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 8/5/2010 4:39 PM
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On Tuesday at the United Nations in New York city we got a chance to meet Meera Gandhi's Giving Back Foundation/Youth Assembly. CEO of The Giving Back Foundation, Mrs. Gandhi is a well known international community leader, committed humanitarian and philanthropist dedicated to solutions to human suffering and deprivation around the globe. In February of 2010, she completed the film "Giving Back" that shows how many people are giving back to humanity in different ways. The film, set in four continents, is a global journey that begins in the words of Former US first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, "When we cease to give, we begin to die." The Youth Assembly is a group teens and young adults who support and further her humanitarian cause.


Charles Fischer, Meera Gandhi, Kabir Gandhi, Randy Fischer, Youth Assembly Attendees


Kabir Gandhi, Meera Gandhi


Charles Fischer


Charles Fischer





Material Girl

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 8/4/2010 5:38 PM
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On Tuesday night, Macy's launched Madonna's "Material Girl" clothing line at Herald Square with a special performance by Taylor Momsen. Macy’s rolled out the “pink carpet” for Material girls everywhere to be one of the first to shop the bold fashion and accessories from the brand new “Material Girl” collection by Madonna and daughter Lola. The first 200 customers that line up at the Macy’s Herald Square main Broadway entrance at 10 AM yesterday received a free bandeau top from the “Material Girl” collection and a $10 gift card. Goof thing it was hot as it was today. Guests were also treated to a special performance by Gossip Girl star and singer Taylor Momsen, and those who spent more than $50 got to meet her personally.


Taylor Momsen


Rob Smith


Taylor Momsen


The Expendables

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 8/4/2010 3:27 PM
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Last night at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, the stars of the super-action movie, The Expendables, came out for an exclusive screening. When I first heard about this movie I thought that it had to be a joke. I didn't think it wasn't going to be awesome, I just didn't believe that anything this awesome could happen. It's like if someone, somehow Eva Mendes into, my girlfriend Eva Mendes. Almost that good. I mean, how on earth would someone be able to get John McClane, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Captian Ivan Drago (The Russian from Rocky IV who dashed America's dreams by killing Apollo Creed, only to later singlehandedly lose the cold war by getting thrashed by Rocky), Randy Couture, The good ninja from Romeo Must Die, Rocky/Rambo/Cobra, The Transporter, The Old Spice Guy and Bukowski/Chinaski from Barfly? Seriously everybody who ... Read More


GLAAD MANHATTAN

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 8/4/2010 1:38 PM
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On Tuesday night at the 20th floor roof top garden at 230 Fifth Ave The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, presented “GLAAD Manhattan," sponsored by Delta and Rokk Vodka. The tropical-themed event featured a silent auction, balloon artists and a swimsuit fashion show. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. Guests in attendance included Johnny Weir, Bethenny Frankel, Sarah Hughes, Alex McCord, a lot of drag queens, Karen Koeningsberg and Simon Van ... Read More


Step Up 3D

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 8/3/2010 2:55 PM
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El Capitan Theatre was a buzz last night, for what is being lauded as the most highly anticipated third chapter of a franchise since Matrix Revolutions. Step Up 3D, which is not only the 3rd installment but also in 3D, premiered in Hollywood last night and hordes of people came out to welcome the movie's stars on the red carpet. So what's it about and stuff? New York’s intense street dancing underground comes alive in eye-popping Digital 3D in the third installment of the Step Up franchise as the raw, passion-fueled culture goes global. A tight-knit group of street dancers, including Luke (Rick Malambri) and Natalie (Sharni Vinson), team up with NYU freshman Moose (Adam Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the world’s best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.


Rick Malambri, Sharni Vinson



Adam G. Sevani


Briana
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Via Spiga 25th

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 8/3/2010 1:51 PM
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On Monday night at the Empire Hotel, Via Spiga, a brand of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., celebrated their collaboration with world-renowned jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane to mark their 25th Anniversary. This is the first-ever partnership between Via Spiga and Kenneth Jay Lane. The 25th Anniversary Capsule Collection shoes are designed by Via Spiga's Creative Director, Paola Venturi, in collaboration with Lane, and will include inspiration from some of the celebrated jeweler's most famous creations. Lane's rise from Vogue magazine's art department to heralded jewelry designer included a stop in footwear. He developed collections for Delman and Christian Dior, and it was while working for the latter that he began to embellish shoes with rhinestones and discover ideas for jewelry.  The 25th Anniversary Capsule Collection will be sold on ViaSpiga.com and at Via Spiga’s flagship store in New York’s Soho neighborhood beginning in October 2010. ... Read More


Stop Sex Trafficking

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/2/2010 8:18 PM
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On Friday night at the Morgans Hotel Penthouse in New York City, some of entertainments brightest stars came out for the Stop Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People kick off. ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes), in conjunction with The Body Shop, launched the campaign that also features the 'Soft Hands, Kind Heart Hand Cream' which a portions of the proceeds with directly benefit the campaign. There are more slaves today than ever before in human history, and tragically, the majority of human trafficking is for sexual purposes. 1.8 million children embroiled in this inhumane industry are too many to be ignored. And so, a long standing pioneer in the fight against many social injustices, The Body Shop have launched their new campaign (in collaboration with ECPAT UK) in order to bring government attention to the need ... Read More


Hamptons Social Dinner

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/2/2010 4:46 PM
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On Friday night at Lily Pond in East Hampton, Devorah Rose, Liam McMullan, Aesha Waks and Rachel Heller hosted a dinner to benefit The MacDella Cooper Foundation and Cancer 101. The MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF) is a international charitable organization dedicated to providing youth, especially orphans and abandoned children, with an education and the basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter. Their vision is to give as many Liberian children as possible the chance to escape the poverty cycle and grow in the nurturing environment of an MCF Academy, so that they can lead Liberia toward an economically strong and politically stable future. It is the mission of Cancer101 to empower cancer patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnoses from the moment they learn they have cancer, a recurrence or metastases through ten years of follow-up care.  CANCER101 (C101) meets the ... Read More


Yummie Tummie

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/2/2010 2:59 PM
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On Saturday afternoon at Nova's Ark Project in Watermill, NY, some of entertainment and fashion's biggest names came out to celebrate Yummie Tummie by Heather Thompson at Super Saturday. Yummie Tummie is the first body shaper garment that is top oriented and designed to be worn each and every day as a foundation or layering piece. The effects of Yummie Tummie are dramatic for the wearer, both physically and mentally. Yummie Tummie will give you a boost of confidence! It is extra long in the body so it provides coverage as you bend and move. Yummie Tummie's designer, Heather Thompson, is a fashion designer and celebrity stylist, she is the creative force behind P. Diddy's Sean John line, the several labels launched by Beyoncé as well as Jennifer Lopez's Sweetface brand. Guests included Kelly Ripa, Shoshanna Gruss, Scott Disick, Kim Kardashian, Betsey ... Read More


ACRIA's annual "Cocktails at Sunset"

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/2/2010 12:34 PM
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On Saturday night in Bridgehampton, Vanity Fair and Calvin Clien Collection presented ACRIA's annual "Cocktails and Sunset" at the private residence of renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein. ACRIA (Aids Community Research Initiative of America),  was founded as the Community Research Initiative on AIDS (CRIA) in December 1991 by a group of physicians, activists, and people living with HIV who were frustrated by the slow pace of government and academic AIDS research.  Under the pioneering leadership of prominent AIDS physicians and researchers like Drs. Joseph Sonnabend and Mathilde Krim, and following the lead of trailblazers like Michael Callen of the PWA Coalition, this truly dynamic group brought an activist approach to the study of new treatments for HIV and AIDS. Since that time we have contributed to the development of more than a dozen medications that have received FDA approval, helping countless thousands of HIV-positive people live longer, healthier ... Read More


Germans Still Love David Hasselhoff

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 8/2/2010 11:56 AM
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What better way is there to celebrate years of success and insanely fortunate career moves than with a roast, to mock every one of them. There are a lot of things you can say about David Hasselhoff, and now, in this day and age, most of them touch on the subject of him being a complete f**king joke. But when Knight Rider came out, it was amazing and cool. Now, it's campy cool, like Baywatch. For instance, CLICK HERE! Told Ya! Amazing right? OR THIS! And lastly, BOOM! Hoff in leather and briefs. When you look at David Hasselhoff, a number of things race through your mind but when it comes down to it, he was untouchable. Everything he did turned to gold and for the life of me I can't figure out why. Most importantly I don't think he even knows. I also can't tell ... Read More


Comedy Central Park

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 7/22/2010 3:25 PM
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"The Daily Show & Friends" were this years presentation of "Comedy Central Park," hosted by Lewis Black. This year marked the event's fourth year and featured Daily Show correspondents Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver and Rob Riggle. "COMEDY CENTRAL Park" is a night of free stand-up comedy Live from SummerStage in New York City's Central Park. The outdoor venue is located at mid-Central Park (near the Fifth Avenue & 69th Street entrance). This is the fourth consecutive year COMEDY CENTRAL has participated in this hugely successful event and past performers have included Dave Attell, Stephen Lynch, Mike Birbiglia, Gabriel Iglesias and Pablo Francisco.


John Oliver, Rory Albanese, Lewis Black, Adam Lowitt, Wyatt Cenac, Rob Riggle


John Oliver


Lewis Black



One Flight Up

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 7/22/2010 2:20 PM
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Susan Fales-Hill celebrated the launch of her debut novel One Flight Up, last night with a cocktail reception and book signing hosted by Isaac Mizrahi. Her novel asks the question, "what happens after happily-ever-after fades? She takes the story of four women who all live an 'ideal' life with successful jobs and boyfriends/husbands. They then start to notice other men for a number of different reasons and, well, this is their story.


Isaac Mizrahi, Susan Fales-Hill


Susan Fales-Hill, is an award-winning television writer and producer. She has worked on shows ranging from The Cosby Show to A Different World, Linc's, and Suddenly Susan. She is a contributing editor at Essence, and her writing has also appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, and Travel & Leisure. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Always Wear Joy. A graduate of Harvard College, Susan lives in New York ... Read More


Travel + Leisure

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 7/22/2010 1:11 PM
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Travel + Leisure held a party last night to celebrate their 15th Annual Wold's Best Awards at Andaz 5th Avenue. Hosted by Nancy Novogrod, Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure, and Jean-Paul Kyrillos VP/Publisher, Travel + Leisure.  The magazine that specializes in leisure travel often features articles written by novelists, poets, artists, designers and non-travel journalists. It is known for its travel photography and covers featuring models lounging in upscale environments.

Its World's Best Awards, an annual reader survey rating destinations and travel providers, have been announced every summer since 1995 and this year out beloved New York took #10. Bangkok took the top spot, even with all the political turmoil. Good fer you guys!


Jonathan Frolich, JP Kyrillos, Nancy Novograd


JP Kyrillos, Nancy Novograd, Donald Trump Jr.


Anthony Porter, Alex Verdone


Jonathan Frolich, Nancy Novograd


Get Low

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 7/22/2010 11:21 AM
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The Cinema Society and Sony Alpha Nex hosted a screening last night of Get Low, featuring Robert Duvall, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. For years, townsfolk have been terrified of the backwoods recluse known as Felix Bush. People say he’s done all manner of unspeakable things — that he’s killed in cold blood; that he’s in league with the Devil; that he has strange powers — and they avoid him like the plague. Then, one day, Felix rides to town with a shotgun and a wad of cash, saying he wants to buy a funeral. It’s not your usual funeral for the dead Felix wants. On the contrary, he wants a ‘living funeral,’ in which anyone who ever had heard a story about him will come to tell it, while he takes it all in. Duvall's outstanding performance is supported Bill Murray Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black ... Read More


Target In East Harlem.

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 7/21/2010 4:01 PM
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Russell Simmons, Tyson Beckford, Ubah Hassan, Selita Ebanks, Katrina Bowden and Kelly Rowland came out to support the grand opening of the Target store in East Harlem. In honor of Tuesday's opening the fashion-forward chain partnered with some Harlem designers to create limited-edition collections that capture the essence of the neighborhood, while also giving back to the community—5 percent of each product's revenue will go to local charities like Museo del Barrio and The Young Women's Leadership School. Included in the line-up are Isabel and Ruben Toledo, who created graphic bikinis, t-shirts, and sarongs, Stephen Burrows, who worked some colorblock magic on knit dresses and tops, and Marc Samuelsson, whose placemats, napkins, and potholders are sure to spice up any summer soirée. Other guests included Doug E. Fresh, Jerry Seinfeld, Bethany Frankel and Michelle ... Read More


Nuela Tasting

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 7/21/2010 2:53 PM
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Last night at Nuela, the newest South American restaurant, on 24th street, Angel Sanchez and Christopher Coleman hosted a tasting to show off all the flavors and flair of their new creation. Chef Adam Schop, protégé of Top Chef Masters alum Douglas Rodriguez, showed off his culinary skills with a collection of flavors from across the world that he has worked into each dish. Guests included Susan Shin, Yaz Hernandez, Beto Olivero, Esther Levy and Alexandra Becker.


Adam Schop


Angel Sanchez, Adam Schop, Christopher Coleman


Beto Olivero, Maite Delgado, Louis Bascaren


Jamie Diaz, Angel Sanchez, Nora Payares, Voldy Duinand


Do Something Awards

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 7/20/2010 3:22 PM
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On Monday in Hollywood, DoSomething.org and VH1 partnered to present The Do Something Awards to honor young people's commitment to social change. The Do Something Awards were hosted by Jane Lynch ("Glee").


America's Best Dance Crew

The final five nominees and grant recipients were announced Monday, May 24, 2010 during a star-studded DoSomething.org event at the Apollo Theater in New York. Each nominee was honored for his or her commitment to social action with a community grant of $10,000. Of these five nominees, Do Something, Inc. with the help of your votes will select a grand prize winner which will receive a $100,000 grant for his or her cause during the live VH1 broadcast of the ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium.


AnnaLynne McCord

Since 1996, DoSomething.org has honored the nation's best world-changers, ages 25 and under. The Do Something Award is the premiere national award for social action. ... Read More


Screenvision Premiere of Salt

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 7/20/2010 2:36 PM
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SCREENVISION celebrated New Programing + Partnerships last night at Chelsea Clearview Cinema with a screening of the new Angelina Jolie movie, Salt,  followed by an after party at The Gates.  In the movie Jolie stars as CIA officer, Evelyn Salt who swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty is tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"


Maria Lorensen, David Shilale, Becky Eavey, Michael Midleer, Amy Coblenz, Andy Blacker


Jolina Hoang, Amie Esler, Michael Golden


Amanda Lopez, Jennifer Villaren


Caroline Kasabian








The Extra Man

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 7/20/2010 12:57 PM
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Vapiano Hosted the New York Premiere of The Extra Man last night at Village East Cinema and the subsequent after party at Vapiano, New York, welcoming the movie's stars Katie Holmes, Paul Dano and Kevin Kline. A sophisticated and moving comedy from Bob Pulchini and Shari Springer-Berman, the Academy Award nominated writer/directors of American Splendor, The Extra Man follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a nine-to-five job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes). But it's Louis' new home life that really sparks his imagination. He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of ... Read More


Opening Reception for John Jonas Gruen

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 7/19/2010 5:29 PM
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On Saturday at Gallery B, John Jonas Gruen celebrated the opening of his new exhibit with a reception in Sag Harbor.  Spring noted: "John Jonas Gruen has made it his business to be in the right place at the right time. During his many years in Manhattan, Gruen-critic, author, and keen cultural observer-has moved with ease among dancers, musicians, playwrights, and poets. He seems, however, to have reserved a special interest in painters and sculptors. Through the years, Gruen has managed to capture many of them in his photographs. As a result, he has assembled a vast collection of portraits that cumulatively describe the artistic community of late twentieth-century New York."

John Jonas Gruen, Tim O'Brien

This exhibit is titled "Italian Waiters" of which he writes “When I was a little boy living in Italy, I fell in love with Italian waiters,” wrote Mr. Gruen, by way of an ... Read More


Longhouse Reserve Summer Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 7/19/2010 4:01 PM
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On Saturday, July 17, 2010 LongHouse Reserve hosted its annual Summer Gala at its 16-acre East Hampton sculpture garden honoring artist Laurie Anderson and LongHouse arts patron Jan Cowles; two women who live outside any traditional boundaries.


Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is one of Americas most renowned and daring creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. Jan Cowles, once design editor of the Miami Daily News, soon became wife of Gardner Cowles, the publisher of Look Magazine and president of New York’s MoMA. As an active, generous widow, she is also benefactor locally of the Parrish Museum, Dia, and LongHouse.  

Harvey Bernstein, Lukie Bernstein, Ulrike von Lehsten, Rick Taylor

For the first time LongHouse Reserve offered a “dancing after-dark ticket” which was available to young patrons (21-35 yrs) providing them opportunity to dance by the “Buckminster Fuller Dome”. The music ... Read More


Chloe

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 7/19/2010 3:34 PM
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On July 15th, Chloé opened their first pop-up shop in East Hampton at 2 Main Street in the lowerlevel of the London Jewelers building. The 1600sqft space features summer essentials and the latest collection with RTW, ACC, shoes, swim and sunglasses. The ready-to-wear available has a French Riviera inspired aesthetic as well as a first look at the latest pre-fall and runway collection. There will be an extensive range of Chloé handbags available at the store with the “it bag,” Paraty, being offered in exclusive colors. In addition, the boutique will carry a selection of See by Chloé RTW, ACC and shoes. This marks the first stand alone retail outpost for the See by Chloé brand in the US. The RTW will consist of great summer prints and party dresses while for accessories there will be exclusive handbags and great summer beach totes. Colorful summer jellies will also be ... Read More


New York Presbyterian

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 7/19/2010 3:02 PM
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On Saturday, Heather and Steven Mnuchin, and Myrna and John Daniels hosted a reception for Dr. Herbert Pardes, M.D., President and CEO of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the most comprehensive university hospitals in the world, with leading specialists in every field of medicine. We are composed of two renowned medical centers, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and affiliated with two Ivy League medical institutions, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College.


Steven Mnuchin, Dr Holly Anderson, Ali Hirsch, Richard LeFrak


Dylan Mnuchin, JP Mnuchin, Ava ?, ?, Daisy


Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Heather Mnuchin


John Daniels, Dr Herbert Pardes


Richard LeFrak, Steven Mnuchin, Heather Mnuchin, Karen LeFrak, Dr Herbert Pardes


American Beauty

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 7/19/2010 1:36 PM
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On Saturday night at the Southampton home of Joan & Bernard J. Carl, the Southampton Rose Society held their Biennial Cocktail party fundraiser . The Cocktail Party Fundraiser, was held to support the SRS Rose Garden & Beautification Program Endowment Fund.  This year’s event  at, “Little Orchard”, the beautiful Southampton waterfront estate, of Joan & Bernard J. Carl, with its spectacular rose gardens also featured fabulous food, cocktails, music, raffles and silent auction items that were available to all guests as they walked through the gardens. The wonderful event allowed guests to stroll through one of the most elegant and beautiful estates in Southampton. The SRS was founded in 1976 and for 34 years has been dedicated to the preservation of roses and to educating children and the public about the deep and ongoing rewards of gardening and rose care.





Adam Carl, Katie Brown, Bernie Carl,
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Dinner For Schmucks

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 7/19/2010 12:24 PM
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Last night at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, the stars came out to celebrate the New York premiere of Dinner For Schmucks. The movie tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss' annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. From Jay Roach, director of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" comes an unforgettable feast about two unlikely friends and one very memorable dinner. Guest in attendance included Bill Hader, Crystal Hunt, Lucy Punch (who has a ... Read More


(LAND) Benefit

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 7/15/2010 3:23 PM
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Last night at a private residence in Beverly Hills guests celebrated the first annual benefit hosted by the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND). The  Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) is a non-profit art organization founded in 2009 by LAND Director/Curator Shamim M. Momin, former contemporary curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and board member Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art (LACMA).

LAND is a public art initiative committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art project, in Los Angeles and beyond. LAND supports dynamic and unconventional artistic practices. Guests included Brooke Davenport, Eva Longoria, Joaquin Phoenix, Liz Goldwyn, Rose McGowan, Tony Shafrazi, Eugenio Lopez, Ellen Oliver and Esthella Provas.


Brooke Davenport


Eva Longoria


Shamim Momin, Eva Longoria, Lisa Anastos


Tony Shafrazi, Rose McGowan


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Holiday House 2010

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 7/15/2010 2:22 PM
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Last night on the upper west side honorary chairs Nancy Corzine, Sara Gore, and Maurice DuBois welcomed guests for cocktails to kick-off Holiday House 2010, the winter benefit for the New York City Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure. Komen Greater NYC was founded in 1990 by friends of the late television journalist Benita Feurey — friends committed to keeping her memory alive by providing breast health education, screening, treatment, and other services to individuals in the five boroughs of New York City, on Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland Counties. Since its inception, Komen Greater NYC has raised over $50 million. Seventy-five percent of net monies raised supports local breast health education, screening and treatment programs; twenty-five percent goes to national peer-reviewed research to find the cures.


Stephan Sparta, Iris Dankner, Maurice DuBois


Mitchell Schulman, Sara Gore, Stephen Fanuka,
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M.A.C. alice + olivia

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 7/15/2010 1:37 PM
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On Tuesday night at Beauty Bar, M.A.C. and alice + olivia celebrated their collaboration with a new Stacey Bendet collection eye product. The mission was to come up with a formula to reproduce the perfect "smokey eyes" look, which if done correctly is sexy and seductive but if done incorrectly can come off as "just got smacked in the face or my friends never told me how to put make up on" look. But if you're going for that, it can work. Take Courtney Love for example, although I don't think that was the makeup because she most likely had actually just gotten in a fight, all the time. Well anyway this new line of products (I will now quote New York Fashion because this goes just beyond my area of expertise) "brings three new loose-powder pigment pots to your after-work palette. The black Later shade ... Read More


Inspired at Steven Kasher Gallery

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 7/15/2010 12:04 PM
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The Beth Rudin DeWoody curated exhibition Inspired, opened last night at Steven Kasher Gallery and features images from such iconic photographers as the one-and-only Patrick McMullan, Sante D'Orazio, Meghan Boody, Jen DeNike and Jordan Doner just to name a few. The photographs in Inspired reflect a wide range of photographic genres, generations and styles.  The artists apply diverse approaches: appropriation, re-creation, homage, parody, and pastiche. This exhibition is both a celebration of the influence of the iconic work, and a testimony to the extraordinary images in our era which is saturated with lesser examples of "art." The show is also replete with generational rebellion and revenge. We see powerful transformations of the motifs, gestures, and techniques of the past into contemporary themes and timely connotations. The result is a gallery filled with the images of those who have not only mastered the art, but also ... Read More


Citizens Committee For New York

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 7/14/2010 3:27 PM
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The Citizens Committee for New York City, whom support self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life in NYC and it's neighborhoods, held a cocktail party last night  at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park to celebrate its 35th year in the city. Since 1975 the have promoted the spirit of volunteerism and local engagement that drives their work. New Yorkers are all fortunate enough to live in a city where people feel connected about their neighborhoods and genuinely want to make a difference, but volunteers can’t do it all alone, and that’s where Citizens Committee for New York City and their supporters make the crucial difference.


Yovanka Bylander



John Riveau, Tilea Slate, Catherine Green, Yovanka Bylander





Jersey Shore CD Release

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 7/14/2010 2:05 PM
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On Tuesday night, everyone at Marquee in Manhattan got a chance to experience the Jersey Shore. Yep, the scholars from that sandy beach are back from filming their second season of complete idiocy to promote the release of a new techno album/sound track, and I officially hate when people reference/do the fist pump, especially when trying to be ironic. All of the little dolls from MTV's brain child/mistake/stillborn came out to be exactly what we wanted them to be. Yes people, we created these monsters. On the red carpet they smiled, and when the string was pulled did their very unique trick/pose/acted stupid. Snookie probably said the word guido no less than 15 times, "The Situation" showed off his abs, JWoww showed off the fact that she is actually attractive outside of the context of the show (good fer you!), and the rest well, did whatever it is they do. ... Read More


Don't Forget Pendant

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 7/14/2010 1:34 PM
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On Tuesday night at the Judith Leiber Flagship store, activist and actress Maria Bello and Judith Leiber Brand President Mary Gleason celebrated a charitable initiative to empower Haitian women. The Donʼt Forget pendant, is a limited edition Judith Leiber design, and will be sold with 100% of profits benefiting Femmes En Democratie, a chapter of Vital Voices Global Partnership based in Haiti.


Maria Bello, Mary Gleason, Raymond Kelly

The limited edition Judith Leiber Donʼt Forget pendant features a clear crystal ring, faceted pewter and the Donʼt Forget medallion, which hangs from an adjustable leather cord and retails for $95. The initial designs were produced in the United States with plans for the subsequent necklaces to be assembled by Haitian women overseen by Bello. Gleason explains, “As an entrepreneur, I have always been a proponent of womenʼs empowerment. We designed the Donʼt Forget pendant with the ... Read More


Dark Night of the Soul

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 7/14/2010 12:50 PM
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Dark Night of the Soul debuted last night at the Morrison Hotel, finally bringing to the public eyes and ears, the highly anticipated collaboration that has been both a legal and emotional struggle. Led by Danger mouse, David Lynch and Mark Linkouse, the collaboration also features Julian Casablancas, Iggy Pop, Frank black and is a soft balance between visual and audio art, with Lynch's photography hanging throughout the gallery as the record plays in the background.


Samantha Rex, Jan Christiansen, Pete Hur, The Attic Ends
 
The project was initially set to release over a year ago, but it was tied up due to legal disputes between Danger Mouse and the record label EMI. That was the legal setback. Since the time of it's actual completion, co-creator Mike Linkous shot himself in the heart and guest-vocalist Vic Chestnutt overdosed on muscle relaxers. The music, photography and everything else surrounding the work ... Read More


Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 7/14/2010 11:11 AM
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The Orthapaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyle's (OLAFS) founder Dr. Kevin Plancher and the organization's Honorary Committee honored George K. Kollitides II Tuesday night at the OFALS' pre-gala reception at The Harvard Club. The event is also mean to raise awareness for the October 26th Gala.


George K. Kollitides II, Dr. Kevin Plancher

The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles houses one of the largest physician training laboratories on the East Coast. Its BioSkills Laboratory is electronically capable of offering educational seminars and anatomy workshops to physicians, researchers and fellows participating off site at teaching hospitals and universities -- literally throughout the world.


Dr. Robert Grant, Sharon Bush

By attending ongoing medical education conferences at the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles, physicians and other health professionals will be encouraged to keep current with orthopaedic, musculoskeletal diseases and movement analysis information. By attending its practical anatomy workshops ... Read More


"Hunt And Chase" Curated By Beth Rudin DeWoody

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 7/13/2010 3:35 PM
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The beautiful Salomon Contemporary gallery in East Hampton, is similar to the majority of the hippest Manhattan galleries, in the sense that it occupies a converted garage or industrial space and the rugged simplicity of it's high ceilings, white walls, huge garage door and concrete floors create an atmosphere where the focus can only be on the art and that alone. Directed by James Salomon, (Associate Director of Mary Boone Gallery in Manhattan) and in its first full season, Salomon Contemporary gallery celebrated the opening of "Hunt and Chase" Saturday afternoon, a group exhibition curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. The exhibit features work by Marina Abramovic, Robert Mapplethorpe, critic-painter Noah Becker, Walton Ford and many more.



Andrew Heid



Angela Firestone, Parker Firestone, Eric Firestone



Audrey Flack, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Garth Greenn


Carlton DeWoody


Pia Dehne


Opening Of wellNEST

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 7/13/2010 1:34 PM
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Sag Harbor, hotbed for social activity during the warm summer months, was no exception on Saturday as Richard Ash, MD, and Rachel Paletsky hosted the opening for wellNEST. What is wellNEST you ask? wellNEST is a unique experience where being healthy is not only good for you, but looks good too. wellNEST is bringing people together to share a journey of sustainable health and well being. wellNEST offers the finest nutraceutical vitamins from the renowned Richard Ash, MD, a gallery of the most beautiful, eco practical housewares, personal care items, handmade wooden eyeglasses, the finest cold pressed organic juices, juice cleanses and raw food goodies. Most importantly we want to embrace you in our NEST and share information on how you and your family can live a better life, from the inside out.



Anne Agoren, Richard Ash MD, Donna D'Cruz

When Richard Ash, MD, was suffering from ... Read More


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