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Ugly Betty Farewell

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/31/2010 5:02 PM
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It has finally arrived, the end of Ugly Betty is here and the beloved little worker bee, who won the hearts of so many American's just a few years ago, will no longer be with us. Ugly Betty is sadly going the way of the Buffalo, The O.C., Save By The Bell: the New Class and Alias; a farm up north where it will be able to run with all the other prime time shows that were shelved on account of the constant reintroduction of newer, flashier dramas and sitcoms. Why has it dropped off? Who knows, maybe priorities have changed, teens no longer want the underdog, they want the winners, the popular kids, the Gossip Girls. Well Betty, you can rest your head at night knowing that your cancellation had absolutely nothing to do with the introduction of High Society which causes more TV's to turn off every week ... Read More


Love, Loss And What I Wore, Welcomes A New Cast

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/31/2010 2:43 PM
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Love, Loss and What I Wore welcomed a brand new cast Thursday evening at the Westside Theater and then at Pio Pio for the subsequent after party. Fresh off celebrating its 200th performance, the Off Broadway hit has gotten rave reviews from American Chronicle, The New York Times, Associated Press and Variety. The production is an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman and anecdotes from friends. The recollections retell not only love and loss but as the title suggest, what they wore. Memories associated with heart break, humor and in one case black cowboy boots. The emotionally rich presentations cover a litany of insecurities and crises that almost any woman can relate to from first loves to breast cancer.

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My First New York

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/30/2010 6:00 PM
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New York magazine held a book party for My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmaker, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers and Others)  at the Paramount Hotel Wednesday night. Last year New York Magazine invited a number of notable New Yorkers to share their memories of first arriving in town. They were a hit and New York Magazine decided to expand the collection. The result is a compellation of exciting stories of first impressions and experiences; the baptism by fire into what is described by Colum McCann as a "lovely ugly town." Past and present eras in this cities rich history are depicted through the eyes of the naive and young where expectations and realities collide. Fifty-six stories from the more than 80,000 people who move here annually bring the city to life through shared struggles and ... Read More


Dream Shop Farewell Party

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/30/2010 4:44 PM
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Susan Shin welcomed guests to the 'sweet ending' of Lies Maculan's  Dream Shop, Wednesday evening at 30 West 21st Street. Guests came out to close down the photo-realistic room installation that has housed over one hundred dreams, desires and wishes that have been objectified  and placed in wodden shelves throughout the room. The large scale installation occupied the entire room as an integral whole but was also able to be broken down shelf by shelf. The deliberate arrangement of objects relative to one another and the printing of the photographs in the subject's original size gave the installation a three dimensionality. Guests in attendance included Geoffrey Bradfield, , Nina Warthen and Nick Dietz.


Lies Maculan


Cynthia Rowley For Roxy Collection

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/30/2010 3:02 PM
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Cynthia Rowley, iconic American designer and avid surfer, teamed up with Roxy in what seemed like an inevitable collaboration. The Cynthia Rowley for Roxy collection adds fashion to functionality and some much needed function to other fashion pieces. The collection consists of 40 pieces, including wetsuits, sportswear, swimsuits and accessories. Thursday night at Barney's, New York at , Rowley and Roxy hosted a celebration to launch the new line which will subsequently launch at Collete in Paris, David Jones in Sydney and Quiksilver in Tokyo among other locations worldwide. What started as a meeting on a beach in Montauk, between Rowley and Roxy Executive Vice President of Marketing Randy Hild, has now grown into in international line spread out to all corners of the globe where the surfing spirit resides. The partnership will continue over the next three years as both brands ... Read More


NY Premiere of Breaking Upwards

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/30/2010 1:38 PM
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IFC Films presented the premiere of Breaking Upwards last night at the IFC Film Center on 6th Avenue. Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones star in the movie based on their relationship, where after four years of battling codependency they decide to strategize their own break up. The film loosely interprets a year in their lives as they attempt alternatives to monogamy and the insecurity and insanity that follows. The movie explores the concept of growing apart together, and shows two people who think they want to move on, but don't yet want to let go.

Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein

The idea of a person's safety net being the one person they are trying to transition away from is oddly familiar to almost anyone who is getting over a relationship. The person you naturally want to go to for support is the one person you are ... Read More


Lexus Introduces New Premium Compact Hybrid

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/30/2010 11:47 AM
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Lexus held an event last night to show off their brand new CT 200h premium compact hybrid for the first time in North America. The celebration/unveiling/concert/comedian-moderated debate was the first like it that I can remember. The debate between Amanda Little and Phelim McAleer discussed our over-use of non-renewable resources as well the negative impact of "green" policies, and questioned the scientific claims made by prominent global warming "experts." Little claims that our reliance on non-renewable resources is doing irreversible damage to the environment and McAleer claims that shutting down industrial plants all over the world will bring an end to civilization as we know it.  Making sure that both sides kept it clean and respectable was none other than Sarah Silverman.

Phelim McAleer, Amanda Little

The purpose of the event and debate was to showcase the complexity of the new Lexus hybrid, and the fact ... Read More


Porcelain’s Launch Party

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Jackie Snow)
Monday, 3/29/2010 1:28 PM
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I found myself Wednesday night heading just around the corner from my apartment to the Griffou Hotel for Porcelain’s debut party. Kai Ma Wilson and Olivia Ma Corwin are the sister team behind Porcelain, a girlie clothing line dedicated to figuring out the perfect fit. Both the girls were wearing pieces from the collection, and I must admit the clothes fit perfectly in all the right places.

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Elie Tahari Opening

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/26/2010 4:58 PM
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Linda Fargo, Bergdorf Goodman's Senior Vice President, Joe Zee, Elle Magazine's Creative Director and designer Elie Tahari welcomed guests to the launch of Elie Tahari Spring 2010  collection & handbag collection at Bergdorf Goodman. Hors d'oevres were served and The Blue Viper's of Brooklyn played jazz renditions as guests strolled through the displays. And for an extra special treat, the cast of The City stopped by while working on their latest episode. Guests in attendance were Jim Gold, Whitney Port, Samantha Swetra, Alexis Bryan Morgan, Olivia Palermo, Cannon Hodge, Emmy Rossum and Hugo Goodwin.


Elie Tahari, Emmy Rossum, Jim Gold, Samantha Swetra, Whitney Port, Joe Zee


FUND ART NOW

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/26/2010 2:41 PM
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On Thursday, Fund Art Now (F.A.N.) launched their newly formed not for profit organization, whose mission it is to instill a new Renaissance in the 21st century and encourage large scale, globally effective projects. The event at Collective Hardware, began the fundraising  efforts with the support of a number of celebrities and art lovers in the New York area. By crossing both language and cultural barriers, F.A.N. uses the universal symbol of Art to promote global discourse on fundamental issues inherent to the commonality of humanity.


Carrie Shaltz, Jason Shaltz, Zach Hyman


Come Fly Away

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/26/2010 1:48 PM
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Guests poured into the Marriott Marquis Theater Thursday night to bare witness to the Twyla Tharp choreographed musical/dance production/play Come Fly Away, featuring the vocals of the one and only Frank Sinatra. The production features 15 dancers going through all the emotions and circumstances detailed in Sinatra's songs, from breakups to makeups to fighting and courting the loosely held together plot features all the greats. While some of the music is the majority is a recoding of the deep, rich sounds of Ol' Blue Eyes himself. The after party was held at the Roseland Ballroom and guests in attendance included Spike Lee, Tony Bennett, Bryan Cranston, Tommy Tune, Neil Diamond, Kathie Lee Gifford, Edie Falco, Donald Trump, Carolyn Doherty and Candice Bergen.



I HEART CENTRAL PARK

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/26/2010 12:05 PM
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Last night marked the 4th annual "I heart Central Park" event at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. Attendees included Douglas Blonsky, Ashton Abbot, Kevin Crowe, Ashton Abbot, Rebecca Sullivan and Cheryl Neldon. Sponsors for the evening included Bice, Union Square Wines, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel & Spa and Lily O'Briens.


Jane Wallace, Nicole Poldiak, Andy Landrum, Whitney Jacobs, Ashley Toth


Cancer Research Institute Young Philanthropists and Saks

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 3/25/2010 6:34 PM
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The Cancer Research institute Young Philanthropists welcomed guests to Saks Fifth Avenue for a night of fashion, cocktails and of course, philanthropy. The event was held to support the institute's groundbreaking efforts to change the face of cancer treatment. The night offered guests an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, held a silent auction and a chance to preview some of the newest spring fashions, styled on live models. DJ Josh Madden spun music and the grand prize for the evening was a style session with celebrity stylist Lauren Rae Levy and a Saks Fifth Avenue shopping spree valued at $500. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the Cancer Research Institute's research programs. The Young Philanthropists are a network of professionals ages 21 to 40 committed to charitable giving and volunteerism for the purpose of supporting research in cancer immunology. This promising field of medical research aims ... Read More


CRAZYBUSYBEAUTIFUL

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 3/25/2010 4:50 PM
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Carmindy, makeup artists on TLC's hit show What Not to Wear, co creator of a natural line of cosmetics called "Sally Hansen Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy, and author of The Five-Minute Face and Get Positively Beautiful, celebrated the upcoming release of her new book at Norwood on Thursday night. Crazy Busy Beautiful: Beauty Secrets For Getting Gorgeous Fast, is for all women who are crazy busy, as the title suggests, and want to look beautiful without spending hours in front of the mirror or their life savings on creams and powders. Carmindy's approach focuses largely on the positive and bringing out the best in real women, she knows that beauty doesn't come from a jar, but knows which ones can help. Her book covers everything from eyes and brows to cheeks and skincare and even includes travel tips. The launch was not only to celebrate the April 1st ... Read More


A.C.E.

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 3/25/2010 4:24 PM
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The Association of Community Employment (A.C.E) Programs for the Homeless Gala Committee celebrated their annual launch at 34 Green Street Thursday night. The A.C.E. is an organization that enables homeless men and women to re-enter the workforce and achieve long term economic self sufficiency. The organization's roots date back to 1992 when Henry Buhl was approached by a homeless man outside his loft who asked him for $20. And instead of just handing money over, Buhl offered the man a job sweeping the front of the building, and then rallied the other stores on his block to follow suit and pay for the man to do the same. Within a number of months the number of recovering homeless clients cleaning the streets increased drastically and the partnership was born. A.C.E, however, goes beyond just offering money for services, they also provide recovering homeless individuals assistance with overcoming multiple ... Read More


Leaves of Grass

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 3/25/2010 3:39 PM
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FirstlookStudios, Millenium Films and Langley Films presented the new Tom Blake Nelson Film, Leaves of Grass, starring Edward Norton. Landmark Sunshine theater rolled out the red carpet last night as the stars lined up for the premiere. The comedic thriller stars Edward Norton alongside Edward Norton as twin brothers and the cast also includes the likes of Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and Keri Russell. In the movie, Norton, an Ivy League Professor is lured back to his hometown in Oklahoma by his twin brother/small time pot grower, whom has concocted a scheme to take down the local drug lord played by Richard Dreyfuss. Guests on the red carpet included Steve Earle, Maggie Siff, Allison Moorer, Marie Forleo and Leelee Sobieski.


Keri Russell, Lucy DeVito, Tim Blake Nelson, Edward Norton, Melanie Lynskey, Josh Pais


Irwin & Jordan Launch

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 3/25/2010 2:58 PM
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Poppy Delevigne, Valerie Boster, Annelise Peterson, Cena Jackson, Lily Maddock, Flo Fulton and Imogen Lloyd Webber hosted a celebration for designer Zoe Jordan of Irwin & Jordan London. The event was to commemorate the launch of her Fall/Winter 2010 collection at the Carlton Hotel. Her new collection pays homage to the London girl whose looks flirt with androgynous charm. Her style embodies the notion that "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" mixing Savile Row tailoring, contemporary cuts and equestrian heritage fabrics to create signature tailored jackets, slouch waistcoats, lace t-shirts, dresses, cropped silk and jersey trousers and sequin silhouettes. Zoe, daughter of former Formula One racer and team owner, Eddie Jordan, spent much of her child hood on the racing circuit. Constantly being surrounded by the cars, mechanics and other such foundations of masculinity her style as a youngsters tended to be more ... Read More


Club Monaco Celebrates Bert Stern

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 3/25/2010 2:22 PM
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On Thursday evening Club Monaco's flagship store was transformed to honor acclaimed photographer Bert Stern. The iconic black and white photographs captured by Stern, are once again at the foundation of the Club Monaco brand and continue to capture the timeless and sophisticated style. Bert Stern, the Brooklyn-born photographer, began his career with Look magazine, but made his name in the1960's when he ran a large factory-style studio in New York that specialized in fashion, advertising and celebrity portraits. Club Monaco chose Stern because of house his imagery is light, soft, feminine and romantic and "perfectly compliments the elevated sophistication of the collection and season. The freshness of the images represents the optimism of spring and the upcoming year." For the event Club Monaco hung floor to ceiling murals from Bert's campaign throughout the store, turned a ten foot cashwrap into a Hendrick's Gin bar, turned the men's ... Read More


SPRING INTO STYLE

By Melissa Berkelhammer
Thursday, 3/25/2010 1:12 PM
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Thursday marked the first day of true Spring weather and, not surprisingly, that evening brought out the fashion crowd en masse for the first time in… well… a while.

However, it was more than the mere lack of hurricanes or blizzards that coaxed this crowd out of their Netflix and reality-TV addicted cocoons. Indeed, there was much to celebrate this evening: From Jason Wu's studio-warming, to Akris's 20th anniversary with Bergdorf Goodman, to Stacey Bendet's brand new boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue. With Spring officially knocking at everyone's door, the evening could not have been a more appropriate nod to things old and new.

My first stop was at Jason Wu's spiffy new digs on West 35th Street. Upon entering the bright, recently renovated building on what is an otherwise rather dismal block, I knew that Wu's new pad would live to the hype that is now routinely expected of the designer. ... Read More


LET THEM EAT... EVERYTHING!! THE SUPPER CLUB AND ORSAY PAY AN APPROPRIATELY DECADENT HOMAGE TO MARIE ANTOINETTE

By Melissa Berkelhammer
Thursday, 3/25/2010 1:12 PM
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"We're gonna boogie like it's your best friend's bat mitzvah," declared event designer Adam Aleksander, who transformed the upstairs of UES staple Orsay into a Baroque boudoir for The Supper Club hosted evening of decadence and desire. Supper Club PR directer Dara Levine and the Orsay owners personally escorted members and close friends to the bistro's second floor space, where they were immediately greeted with French Chardonnay (bien sur!) and Bulldog Gin cocktails. Citrus fruits were stacked on tiers of plates, resemblant of an 18th century still-life.

Once the intimate group of guests had time to recognize each other underneath the dusty Baroque wigs and face powder, they took a chance to indulge in many of the restaurant's signature dishes, like steak and tuna tartare, cheese souffles, Alsatian tarts, and mini-Napoleons. Then, they were treated to a surprise: a six-tiered white fondant cake, baked and decorated by the ... Read More


Roberta Freymann

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/24/2010 6:52 PM
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Roberta Freymann and Olivia Palermo welcomed guests Wednesday evening for Bubbly & Canapés at the Roberta Freymann Boutique for the launch their new necklace collection. The collection is inspired by some of their favorite cities including New York, Paris and Berlin. The necklaces will range in price from $175 to $300, with sequins, faceted stones and beautiful color combinations. I am sure that the idea to have city inspired designs came from globe trekker Roberta Freymann, who has a history of providing chic global styles at affordable prices.


Roberta Freymann, Olivia Palermo


The Glass Menagerie

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/24/2010 6:24 PM
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Roundabout Theater Company in association with Long Wharf Theatre held the opening of the Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein. The play opened at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre and will be a limited engagement  through May 30th. In this fresh interpretation of Williams' haunting memory play, Tom Wingfield (Patch Darragh) sits writing in a hotel room, trying to forge his past into art. Soon Tom's space is overtaken by the cramped apartment he once shared with his mother Amanda (Judith Ivey) and his sister Laura (Keira Keeley) and Laura's collection of tiny glass animals. There he relieves a gentleman's visit that changed his family forever. The play originally premiered in Chicago in 1944, moving to New York the next year where it won the New York Drama Critics Award. Guests in ... Read More


Bill Cunningham

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/24/2010 4:59 PM
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The Museum of Modern Art presented the world premiere of the Bill Cunningham New York film Wednesday night at the opening of New Directors/New Films '10. The Richard Press documentary is a heartfelt and honest film about the New York Times photographer who has captured the unexpected trends, events and people of Manhattan for the styles section of the newspaper. Born in 1928, Cunningham has been around for long enough to see the rise and fall of more trends in fashion, society and New York than the majority of those around today. And he saw most of these trends while peddling to and from countless galas and fashion shows on his trusty Schwinn bicycle. Oscar de la Renta said of Cunningham, "More than anyone else in the city, he has the whole visual history of the last 40 or 50 years of New York. It's the total scope ... Read More


Dancing Across Borders

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/24/2010 4:01 PM
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The SVA Theater rolled out the red carpet Wednesday evening for the premiere of the Anne Bass directed documentary, Dancing Across Borders. The film chronicles the story of Sokvannara Sar, a sixteen year old Cambodian boy, who was discovered in Angkor Wat, Cambodia in 2000 by Anne Bass, while he was performing in a traditional Cambodian dance group. Even after she returned to America, something about the boy's charisma stuck with her and she made it her mission to get him on the stage. The documentary follows the sixteen year old from his Cambodian village to New York  and eventually to the prestigious School of the American Ballet. The truly remarkable aspect about his journey is that up until his arrival in New York, he never had any formal ballet training, only what he had available in natural ability. He eventually went on to join the ... Read More


Trudie Styler and Amy Sacco Celebrate Porcelain

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/24/2010 2:40 PM
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Trudie Styler, Amy Sacco, Arden Wohl and Genevieve Jones hosted the launch of Porcelain, with designers Olivia Ma Corwin and Kai Ma Wilson at Hotel Griffou on Wednesday night. Sisters Olivia and Kai are no strangers to the fashion industry, when their mother Emily Ma emigrated from China 20 years ago she started a luxury knitwear line for the "Nancy Reagan Generation." While the sisters initially went a different career route than their mother, her entrepreneurial spirit resonated in them and in 2009 they came together to launch the clothing line Porcelain. Since the two of them have been designing clothing since childhood, the ability to create or modify pieces into something unique came naturally. When they decided to start their label it was important that their clothing pieces were "bold, contemporary and a glamorous go-to statement in comfortable luxury fabrics; all at an ... Read More


Glitterous

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/24/2010 12:54 PM
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Last night at Chair and The Maiden Gallery, Zach Hyman and Carrie Shaltz (The Shaltzes) launched their newest photography exhibit Glitterous. The project is the result of about 1100 miles of travel and ten pounds of glitter, and a collection of photos takes the pair from the desert, to a plane graveyard, to the Broadway Tunnel in San Francisco. And yes, while nude. Chair and The Maiden Gallery didn't take long to fill up last night, by 6:15 PM (opened at about 6) people were shoulder to shoulder while trying to make rounds through the studio. Outside of the gallery there was a crowd twice that size  just trying to get in. As the night went on a few notables from MTV's The City showed up to add to the chaos, and by 9PM a car was tipped over in the street and on fire. Well most ... Read More


DEX New York

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/23/2010 6:02 PM
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Dex New York presented quite the conversation last night between Tobi Rubinstein Schneier and Dexter Phillip at The House of Faith & Fashion which was followed by a special personal preview of DEX New York Spring 2010 Makeup Collection. The host committee for the evening was Bonnie Katz, Gladys Badgley, Nicole Katz, Dorinne Tal, Olivia Tal and Anait Kiladze. 10% of the sales for the night went to benefit Stonewall Foundation, who is dedicated to creating a vibrant and healthy lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by collecting funds and distributing endowments and grants. since 1990, they have distributed over $14 million in grants.


DEX Phillip, Tobi Rubinstein Schneier


Ruffian Launch

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/23/2010 5:30 PM
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Macy's, Paper and Luigi Tadini welcomed guests Tuesday night to join Brian Wolk and Claude Morais for the launch of the Ruffian Capsule Collection for Threads & Heirs, a new modern menswear collection available exclusively at Macy's. The launch party at the Ace Hotel featured music by DJ Max Pask. The purpose of the collaboration is to add some high-end cache to the mass market, at a price people can afford. Threads & Heirs is a casual and modern menswear label driven by tops, sport jackets, sweaters, knits and wovens. The collection will launch at 200 Macy's stores across the country a line that "gives the 20 to 40 year old costumer a better fashion offering that versatile enough to wear from the office out to dinner." Guests in attendance included Lorenzo Martone, Wayne Stevens, John Huetter, Anne Cota, ... Read More


Skulls and Shit

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/23/2010 5:11 PM
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The highly anticipated chronicle of artists Donald Baechler and Wes Lang's 2006 Stockholm installation is set to arrive on bookshelves next month. On Tuesday the artists welcomed friends, fans, and collectors to celebrate the upcoming launch of Skulls and Shit, a collection of all their skull pieces in a single volume. The release will also mark the resurrection of Ajax Press, the publisher behind a number of Baechler volumes in the eighties. Beachler's work has been widely exhibited in major galleries and museums across the the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. He is hailed for is "ingeneous depictions of everyday  objects and simple figure." Wes Lang's "meticulous pencil drawings of America and Americana have earned a place prominent collections and museums positioning the artist as a major new artists voice."


Wes Lang, Donald Baechler



Heidi Bibens, Justin Theroux


Esprit Store Opening

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/23/2010 4:40 PM
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On Tuesday evening the brand new ESPRIT store opened it's doors for a very exclusive VIP reception, preview and performance by Macy Gray. Esprit 34th Street is the brands largest store in North America and its second largest in the world. The three floor store will boasts nearly 18,000 square feet of selling space, carrying both men's and women's accessories. This is Esprit's fifth store in Manhattan and to celebrate it they are running their highly anticipated "Love it and Leave it" campaign. On March 25th and 26th at 9AM, noon and 5:30PM, the first 50 people lined up outside the store that have an invitation will receive an wrist band. When they go into the store, try on a brand new article of clothing that they love, and leave a piece of clothing for the Salvation Army, they get that brand new Esprit outfit FREE! For ... Read More


Grayce By Molly Sims Premiere

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/23/2010 4:15 PM
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Grayce by Molly Sims the Collection premiered March 23rd at Henri Bendel Street of Shops, a pop-up shop in one of the flagship's iconic Fifth Avenue windows. The space was designed as a glimpse into Molly's life as a designer and a creative designer. Molly's inspiration board was featured as a central décor element where customers had the opportunity  to style jewelry by layering and mixing different pieces just as Molly does. The ad campaign, photographed by Aaron Eckhart, was also shown for the first time at the event. The new collection embraces retro touches, understated glamour and approachable femininity. The inspiration for the style comes from such cultural icons as Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Bridgitte Bardot. Guests in attendance were Shontelle, Kelly Rutherford, Melissa George, Ed Bucciarelli, Karlie Kloss and Sara Stevens.


Molly Sims, Aaron Eckhart


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Jeffrey Fashion Cares

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/23/2010 1:11 PM
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Jeffrey Kalinsky hosted the seventh annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares, a charity benefit featuring an auction and runway shoes that has raised over $3 million for major NYC AIDS charities over the past 7 years. The runway show featured the best in Spring 2010 menswear from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Balenciaga, Jiil Sander, Gucci, Dior Homme and others. Established in 1992 in Atlanta, and in 2003 in New York, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised over $9 million for important charities in both communities as well as money for non-profits. Key sponsors for the event included Coach, Nordstrom, Credit Suisse, Manolo Blahnik, Gucci, W Hotels and Sperry. Cocktails were provided by Belvedere Vodka.



Todd Sears, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Chris Wile, Dan Rothmann


DIFFA's Dining By Design

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/23/2010 12:01 PM
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Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) celebrated the conclusion of the 13th National Tour of Dining By Design last night with a with a gala at Pier 94. The dinner gala was hosted by Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber and featured design installations by David Rockwell, David Stark, Michael Tavano, David Beahm and others. DIFFA is one of the country's largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of Design and the visual arts.



Cindy Crawford


SPRING INTO STYLE

By Melissa Berkelhammer
Monday, 3/22/2010 8:03 PM
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Thursday marked the first day of true Spring weather and, not surprisingly, that evening brought out the fashion crowd en masse for the first time in… well… a while.

However, it was more than the mere lack of hurricanes or blizzards that coaxed this crowd out of their Netflix and reality-TV addicted cocoons. Indeed, there was much to celebrate this evening: From Jason Wu's studio-warming, to Akris's 20th anniversary with Bergdorf Goodman, to Stacey Bendet's brand new boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue. With Spring officially knocking at everyone's door, the evening could not have been a more appropriate nod to things old and new.

My first stop was at Jason Wu's spiffy new digs on West 35th Street. Upon entering the bright, recently renovated building on what is an otherwise rather dismal block, I knew that Wu's new pad would live to the hype that is now routinely expected of the designer. ... Read More


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Honor Judith Jamison

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 3/22/2010 6:07 PM
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 Montblanc de la Culture and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater welcomed guests Monday evening to honor Judith Jamison with the Arts Patronage Award. Jamison presides over the artistically and fiscally vibrant Ailey organization. Her presence has been a catalyst, propelling the organization in new directions. She recently led the company on a 50 city global tour celebrating Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 50th anniversary with a year long series of special performances, collaborations, events and commemorative merchandise including an Ailey Barbie Doll By Mattel that she designed herself. Her contributions to the theater have successfully contributed to the Ailey Legacy- dance as a medium to honoring the past, celebrating the present, and fearlessly reaching into the future.



Judith Jameson, Patrick Schmitz


A Mother's Courage

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 3/22/2010 5:17 PM
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HBO held the premiere A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism at HBO Theater in Midtown on Monday evening. The documentary, narrated by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, tells the story of a woman trying to answer the questions she has regarding her child's severe autism. The documentary follows her from her home in Iceland to Europe and the United States trying to find out more about the frustratingly complex condition. The Fridrik Thor Fridriksson directed documentary also features music by Bjork and Sigur Ros.



Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson


Why Did I Get Married, Too?

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 3/22/2010 4:23 PM
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Reuniting the same charismatic cast and characters from his hit dramedy Why Did I Get Married?, Tyler Perry brings the next chapter in the lives of eight college friends struggling with the challenges of marital life in Why Did I Get Married, Too? Gathered in the Bahamas for their annual week away, four close couples reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationship. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by unexpected arrival of one woman's ex-husband who hopes to break up her new marriage. As the movie goes on the characters find themselves questioning their commitments as the presence of the ex-husband exposes flaws in their relationships. Guests included Janet Jackson, Coco, Ice-T, Cicely Tyson, Fabolous, Rev. Al Sharpton and Caroline Rhea.



Quinton Aaron, Coco, Ice-T


Hell's Kitchen

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 3/22/2010 3:55 PM
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To celebrate the opening of the highly anticipated Housing Works Thrift Shop in Hell's Kitchen; lifestyle Guru, Derek "Fabulous" Warburton hosted a private VIP preview party. Guests in attendance enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Works Catering. The signature "Derek Fabulous" cocktails to kept the crowd relaxed as they watched the premier of the documentary Derek Loves Housing Works. Focused on the site's mantra to "help, teach, inspire, love and have fun" Derek takes viewers on an inspiring look inside the medical facilities of the just turned 20-year old grass roots HIV/AIDS organization. The documentary was created as a way to show the world how Housing Works helps and interacts  with the community. Guests included Ramona Singer, Alex McCord, Richard Vorisek, Mike Ruiz, Malan Breton and Allison Parris.



Malik so Chic, Derek Warburton


American Ballet Theater Culinary Pas De Deux

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 3/22/2010 3:21 PM
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The American Ballet Theater celebrated the 14th annual Culinary Pas De Deux fundraiser Monday evening at Pier 60. The event will treat guests to creative samplings from some of New York most celebrated chefs, with pairings including several premier wineries. The event brings together patrons, company members and some of the finest chefs that New York has to offer. The event is hosted by ABT Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes and Soloist Craig Salstein. This years event will include performances by the duo and fellow ABT dancers. Guests in attendance included Allison Ecung, Mary Elizabeth Dooner, B Michael, Mark Anthony Edwards, Christine Shevchenko, Christian Siriano, Gillian Murphy, Stella Abrera and Heather Schulman.



Craig Salstein, Christian Siriano, Marcelo Gomes


Roundabout Theater Celebrates Stephen Sondheim

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 3/22/2010 2:40 PM
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Roundabout Theater welcomed guests Monday night for Sondhiem on Sondheim, the intimate portrait of the famed composer in his own words and music. The cast, led by Tony award winner Barbara Cook, also features Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat, as they perform brand-new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim tunes. The composers career has stretched decades with multiple Gammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. His songs have been featured on stage and on the big screen writing music and lyrics for such monster Broadway hits as West Side Story, Gypsy and A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum. Guests in attendance included Alec Baldwin, Angela Lansbury, Jane Krakowski, Christine Baranski, Kelli O'Hara, Victor Garber and Mike Nichols.



Norm Lewis, Erin Mackey, Euan Morton, Vanessa Williams, Todd Haimes, Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman


Tools for Thought

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Anita Antonini)
Monday, 3/22/2010 9:44 AM
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Readymades in the spirit of Duchamp and other works of art filled the fifth-floor gallery at Sotheby’s for the Tools for Thought benefit. The brainchild of Diana Campbell and Julie Ragolia, Tools for Thought gives artists the power to raise funds to rebuild Haiti through their gift of creativity.

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Nurse Jackie Rx Games

By Danny Fields
Friday, 3/19/2010 5:54 PM
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Showtime welcomed nurses, nursing students and those representing some amazing charities to compete in the epic spectacle of medical mastery. With exciting events, thrilling feats of skill and a few carefully placed gurney's, the teams faced of in the first ever Rx Games. The purpose of the games was to create a fun competition that was both entertaining and recognized all those in the nursing community around New York City. The teams consisted of four people plus a back up, and first place prize was $10,000 for the team and $50,000 for their chosen charity. Guests in attendance included Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli, Matthew Blank, Arjun Gupta, Dominic Fumusa, Lenny Jacobson and Linda Wallem.



Arjun Gupta, Linda Wallem, Stephen Wallem, Liz Brixius, Peter Facinelli, Lenny Jacobson, Edie Falco, Stephen Wallem, Matthew Blank, Merritt Weaver, Richie Jackson


All About Me

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/19/2010 5:13 PM
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Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna's Joint venture All About Me opened to the Public Thursday evening at Henry Miller Theater to a packed crowd. Feinstein is a multi-platinum selling entertainer and has been dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," and is considered one of the premiere interpreters of American Popular Song. The Christopher Durang written, Casey Nicholaw directed duet puts Feinstein and Barry Humphries (a.k.a. Dame Edna) on stage with a mix of song, comedy and audience interaction. Guests at the premiere included Liza Minelli, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Harriet Holloway, Countess Luann Delesseps, Marc Rosen and Dave Koz.



Michael Feinstein, Casey Nicholaw, Barry Humphries


NYC OPERA SPRING GALA

By Danny Fields
Friday, 3/19/2010 4:22 PM
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On Thursday The New York City Opera welcomed New York's elite to the spring gala at David H. Koch Theater. The gala marks the beginning of the spring season and this year featured a production of Emmanuel Chabrier's L'Etolle followed by a grand evening on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater and dancing to waltzes played by the NYC Opera Orchestra. The Spring season will feture L'Etolle, Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Handel's Partenope. Guests included Robert Verdi, Tim Taylor, George Steel, Bobby Flay, Stephanie March, Ann Bass and Susan Baker.



The Inspiration Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/19/2010 3:00 PM
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On Thursday evening amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, launched a series of fundraising events, produced by Josh Wood Productions, in celebration of all elements of men's style. The event series, entitled the Inspiration Galas, will take place in New York, Paris and Los Angeles. Kylie Minogue, international pop star who is preparing to release her eleventh studio album will host the inaugural Inspiration Gala at the New York Public Library and to help raise awareness and funds for AIDS research. amfAR is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of Sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985 amfAR has invested more than $307 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.



Josh Wood, Alan Cumming, Thom Browne, Casey Spooner, Kevin Frost


Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/19/2010 1:46 PM
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Team Gallery presented an exhibition of new work by the New York-based photographer Ryan McGinley. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere will run from the 18th of March through the 17th of April at Team Gallery. For his latest exhibition, Ryan McGinley has shifted his focus away from constructing a youthful sublime within the American landscape and has concentrated instead on creating imagery within the confines of his New York studio. McGinley's portraits are the result of meticulous studio practice, in which thousands of images are taken of each sitter, and each shoot eventually being edited down to it's defining "moment."



Alice + Olivia

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/19/2010 1:09 PM
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The alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet shop opened last night at Saks 5th Avenue with music spun by DJs Harley Viera-Newton & Cassie Coane, Chelsea Leyland, Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe. Launched in 2002 by Stacey Bendet alice + olivia is a sophisticated brand with playful sensibility,which epitomizes the personality and quirky style of its founder, Stacy Bendet. Her line began years ago with her search for the perfect pair of pants which led to "Staceypants," and the rest was history.  Guest in attendance were Becka Diamond, Kory Kennedy, Tinsley Mortimer, Shontelle, Devorah Rose, Richie Rich, Fabiola Beracasa, Kat De Luna, Kimberly Guifoyle Villency and Ali Wise.



Becka Diamond, Steacey Bendet, Ali Wise, Dori Cooperman, Tinsley Mortimer, Jessica Meisels


High Line Art Auction

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/19/2010 12:17 PM
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Equinox Fitness Clubs along with Harvey Spevak, Patrick McMullan, Andre Balazs, Brooke Shields and many others came together Thursday evening for the High Line Art Auction at Equinox. The art and photography auction went to benefit Friends of the High Line, featured original works from Sante D'Orazio, Ross Bleckner, Harry Benson and Terence Koh just to name a few. Friends of the High Line is the non-profit, private partner to the city Department of Parks & Recreation. They work with the city to make sure the High Line is maintained as a great public space for all New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy. They are working to raise the essential private funding to help complete the High Line's construction and create and endowment for it's future operations.



FOTORELIEF

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/19/2010 11:35 AM
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FOTORELIEF hosted the "A Picture Saves a Thousand Lives" silent auction last night at Milk Gallery in New York. Benefits from the auction went to raise funds for the Haitian earthquake relief effort through ROSE Charities. Over 100 of the world's most respected fashion and fine art photographers each donated a photograph to be exhibited and auctioned off that evening. FOTORELIEF, an all volunteer organization, and a veteran of auctions has partnered with ROSE Charities to address some of the long-term problems in Haiti. Also, a numbered, limited edition book of all the photographs from the auction was available at the event. Drinks for the evening were provided by SVEDKA and attendees included



Michael Anthony Pegues


CFDA Announces Nominees

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 3/19/2010 11:00 AM
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On Wednesday night the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced it's nominations for the 2010 Fashion Awards at an exclusive event hosted by Nadja Swarovski and Diane von Furstenberg at the designer's studio in the Meatpacking district. The 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards winners will be announced at the annual gala, underwritten Swarovski, on June 7th at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Nominees include Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Bastian, Tom Ford and Jason Wu just to name a few.



Steven Kolb, Nadja Swarovski, Diane von Furstenberg


St Paddy's Day

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 3/18/2010 8:53 PM
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Oh it was one for the ages. I have heard plenty of stories about the St. Patrick's Day Parties of years past and this one was nothing short of spectacular. I have not used that word in a long time, kinda just rolls of the tongue. The party this year was at Santos Party House and featured two floors of ridiculousness that started the moment you walked in. There are two things you need to make every party a great party. First, alcohol and second, of course, male go-go dancers in green briefs. Luckily both were present and in quantity. Belvedere and Arizona Iced Tea brought the booze and drinks and I am not entirely sure where the dancers came from but they seemed to be a pretty big hit with the ladies and many of the men. Music was spun by Peter Sung, Holmar Filippson and DJ Angola and ... Read More


AIPAD Photography Show

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/17/2010 4:41 PM
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One of the most important international photography events, The AIPAD Photography Show New York, will be presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) from Thursday March, 18th through Sunday March 21st. More than 70 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern and 19th century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video and new media. This years 30th anniversary is taking place at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City and will open with a gala to benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. The AIPAD Photography Show Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.



Amanda Burden, Yancey Richardson, Meredith Young


The Runaways Premiere

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/17/2010 4:39 PM
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Tommy Hilfiger and Quentessentially hosted the New York premiere of The Runaways on Saint Paddy's Day at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. The coming of age story about Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's all-girl rock band The Runaways, stars Kristen Stewart (Jett) and Dakota Fanning (Currie). The film tracks the two from their teenage, growing up in the valley, to their climb to stardom as punk rock superstars. Under the influence of rock impresario Kim Fowly (Michael Shannon) the group evolved into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. The band combined a tough-chick image and raw talent and as a result they quickly grow a name for themselves.



Floria Sigismondi, Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Cherie Currie


Runaways Gallery Event With Director Floria Sigismondi

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/17/2010 1:56 PM
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Floria Sigismondi held an event Tuesday evening at Good Units to celebrate the release of The Runaways. The event featured unique limited edition stills taken by Sigismondi, the films writer/director, while on the set. The film is based on the the creation and rise of 1970's all-girl punk rock band The Runaways led by Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. The film tells the story of their valley upbringing and their rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary band that paved the road for future generations of girl musicians. The show featured music by Lillian & Eve of The Living Things, Jamie Burke and Prince Peter, and all sales of the limited edition prints went to support the non-profit Stand Up For Kids, a national organization with local affiliates across the country that addresses the needs of street kids ... Read More


The Bounty Hunter Premiere

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 3/17/2010 1:15 PM
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Tuesday Night at the Ziegfeld Theater, Columbia Pictures presented the premiere of the highly anticipated movie The Bounty Hunter. The red carpet was buzzing with excitement as the movie's stars Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler were all smiles as they posed for the cameras. In the movie Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a struggling bounty hunter, thinks he gets the job of a life-time when he's gets hired to bring in his ex-wife on bail jumping. It is, he catches her before the opening credits are done and they sit and watch 300. No, of course not, what he thinks is an easy payday quickly turns into a headache as Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston) gives him the slip in order to chase the lead on a murder cover up, and Milo realizes that with Nicole, nothing is ever easy. When Milo does catch up with Nicole the ... Read More


Akris And NYFC Celebrate upcoming Spring Dinner

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 6:58 PM
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Akris along with Allison Aston, Marisa Brown, Alina Cho, Lydia Fenet, Rory Hermelee, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Clare McKeon, Susan Shin and Shirin von Wulffen welcomed guests Tuesday evening for cocktails to celebrate the upcoming New Yorkers for Children Spring Dinner Dance New Years in April - A Fools Fête, on April 8th, 2010. The upcoming gala will also feature a special presentation of the Akris Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Akris, based out of St. Gallen, owned and managed by brothers Albert and Peter Kriemler, has two runway shows a year in Paris and is available at over 500 points of distribution worldwide. Akris teamed up with New Yorkers for children, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care, to help NYFC in their mission of making a difference in the lives of these youth by ... Read More


New York City Police Foundation

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 5:59 PM
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Michael Douglas, Charlie Rose and Sharon Stone hosted the 32nd annual Police Foundation Gala at the Waldorf=Astoria on Tuesday night. This year's gala honored Gail and Carl Icahn and featured a heartfelt performance by Latin sensation Marc Anthony. The New York City Police Foundation, Inc., was established in 1971 as an independent, non-profit organization to strengthen the services of the NYPD and to improve public safety. The foundation provides the resources that help the NYPD defend against terrorism and lead the nation in crime reduction. This public-private partnership has invested over $100 million to provide the NYPD with important tools to keep our city safe.



Marc Anthony, Commissioner Raymond Kelly



Marc Anthony, Performance



Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez



Greg Kelly, Veronica Kelly, Michael Douglas, Jim Kelly


REBEL WITH A CAUSE: THE ASSOULINE FAMILY TOASTS ESQUIRE COVER ARTIST GEORGE LOIS

By Melissa Berkelhammer
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 2:01 PM
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"I have a great story for every one of them." The legendary George Lois told me of the covers he shot for Esquire from 1962 to 1972.

But his greatest story may literally have been about "the greatest." "Everybody hated Muhammed Ali after he became a Muslim." Lois explained. Yet all of that changed upon the publication of Lois's most famous cover, featuring Ali with six arrows in his body. "I called him a martyr, and it literally changed the country's view of him overnight."

Ali's cover may have been the most notorious, but nearly all of George Lois's covers courted controversy in some fashion. This was the 60s, after all, and there were big name issues to be tackled, from Vietnam to Civil Rights to feminism to a string of devastating political assassinations.

In April of 2008, The Museum of Modern Art set up a year-long exhibit that featured 32 ... Read More


Oceana Benefit Featuring Sam Waterson

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 1:40 PM
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Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro hosted a discussion Benefiting Oceana Monday night, with featured guest Sam Waterson. Oceana, which was founded in 2001, it the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. They have offices in North America, Central America, South America and Europe that work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will return the oceans to former levels of abundance. Their scientists work closely with their teams of economists, lawyers ad advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans. last night discussion raised money for the organization and talked about recent issues that have been affecting the oceans balance. Topics that have recently been in the news that have sparked concern for Oceana have been the international trade of shark fins, new regulations for the prevention and penalization of salmon escapes and emitting nations vulnerable to ... Read More


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presents the 2010 Induction Ceremony

By Rylan Soref
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 1:05 PM
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Rock and Roll's best of the best were out as Fuse presented the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Monday March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf=Astoria (301 Park Avenue NYC 10022, 212.355.3000). This year's inductees included ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies, The Stooges, David Geffen, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Jess Stone, Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell. Guests and stars alike were treated to performances by Faith Hill, Chris Isaak, Adam Levine & Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5), Pat Monahan (Train), Ronnie Spector, Fefe Dobson, Eric Burdon, Peter Wolf and several surprise guests. The ceremony, broadcast live on Fuse, featured presenters Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb (BeeGees), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Wyclef Jean, Steve Van Zandt, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green ... Read More


Rufus Wainwright's Rose Bar Sessions

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 1:04 PM
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Last night, Rufus Wainwright, the artist affectionately referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet," hosted a small crowd of hand-picked guests as part of the Gramercy Park Hotel's Nur Khan presents Rose Bar Sessions. The series of exclusive performances welcomed spring with last night's debut of Wainwright's first studio album in three years, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu," set to release on April 20th. Having established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation, "All Days Are Nights, " is a hugely personal and deeply emotional collection of songs. Guests in attendance were Michael Kors, Lance LePere, Susan Sarandon, Alan Cumming, Christian Siriano, Zachary Quinto, Horacio Silva and Kim Dillard  just to name a few.



Rufus Wainwright


The HARMONY PROGRAM Presents "A Winter's Waltz"

By Rylan Soref
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 12:30 PM
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Break out your ball gowns and penguin suits, because the Harmony Program presented "A Winter's Waltz" on March 15, 2010 at The Pierre in NYC (2 East 61st Street NYC 10065). Guests were invited to an elegant evening of live music and dancing to benefit the Harmony Program, a nonprofit dedicated to providing intensive music instruction to students of New York City's public schools. A dazzling performance by the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony featured a selection of waltzes while professional ballroom dancers took to the illuminated grand ballroom, inspiring spectators to waltz their winter blues away. All were treated to a lively reception, followed by a dance demonstration and group lesson to help even first time waltzers feel at ease on the dance floor. It also included a silent auction and special performance featuring some of the Harmony Program Students. Among the guests were David Bernard, Anne Fitzgibbon, ... Read More


NY Philharmonic Presents Sondheim: The Birthday Concert

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 12:22 PM
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The New York Philharmonic celebrated it's 2010 Spring Gala with Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, a concert featuring performances of Stephen Sondheim's music and lyrics at Avery Hall. Host David Hyde Pierce, conductor Paul Gemignani, director Lonny Price and choreographer Josh Rhodes led the New York Philharmonic in celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday. Sondheim, who has won an Academy Award, 8 Tony Awards, multiple Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer, is one of the most highly celebrated composers and lyricists alive, has also made appearances on the Simpson's and has had his stage work adapted into Hollywood hits (Sweeney Todd staring Johnny Depp).



Alicia Keys Hosts Gotham Magazine's Annual Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 3/16/2010 11:51 AM
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On Monday evening, Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys and Niche Media CEO Jason Binn celebrated Gotham Magazine's annual gala and Alicia's March 2010 Gotham Magazine cover at Capitale. The evening, presented by Bing, brought together New York's elite to toast Alicia Keys and the Spring fashion issue. Guests were treated to a performance by Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari while they dined with specialty cocktails and Sapporo beer, and later DJ Cassidy spun tunes for the crowd as they danced the night away. Guests in attendance were Swizz Beatz, Anna Wilding, BJ Coleman, Chris Collins, Catherine Malandrino, Diane Passage, Hal Linton, Jessica Gomes, Julie Henderson and Yung Joc.



Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys


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