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Frederique Constant Passion Award

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/30/2010 7:49 PM
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True passion is the ultimate factor for entrepreneurial success. Frédérique Constant has created a biennial award celebrating entrepreneurial passion. The prestigious Passion Awards for Charity also serve as research into the best practices and innovative solutions for specific entrepreneurial management issues of charity organizations.


Peter Stas, Candice Accola, Aletta Stas, Ralph Simons

The Passion Awards are presented every two years in June, to the most entrepreneurial charity organization at a major Awards Ceremony. This year the American Heart Association were rewarded with a generous donation towards an important project, as well as exclusive Frédérique Constant timepieces.


Peter Stas, Helaine Baruch, Aletta Stas

Winners cite the global recognition and publicity they receive as the greatest benefit. Such international exposure helps to validate their work among peers and opinion leaders at home and abroad. The Passion Awards also aim to build a network of passionate entrepreneurs worldwide.




Adam Lippes Dinner for the Whitney Museum

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/30/2010 7:18 PM
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Gilt Groupe and designer Adam Lippes  hosted a dinner last night at his beautiful West Village '60's style penthouse to celebrate  the arrival Lippes' latest collaboration. His latest collection of limited edition t-shirts, which he co-designed with four up-and-coming talents, handpicked by The Whitney Museum, incorporates inspirations from such mediums as delicate brooches and fire-red fishnets. The four selected artists are Phoebe Washburn, Ellen Harvey, E.V. Day and Matthew Brannon and each shirt is available starting July 1st. Guests included Derek Blasberg, Zani Gugelmann, Carlos Mota, Roopal Patel, Christian Leone, Alina Cho and Bob Colacello.


Adam Lippes, Carlos Mota


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Natalie Leeds Leventhal, Carlos Mota


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Sheba International Leadership Council

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/30/2010 3:46 PM
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Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, a university-affiliated tertiary referral hospital that serves as Israel's national medical center in many fields, was recognized last night by the Sheba International Leadership Council at a private residence in New York City. Sheba is the most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East, renowned for it's compassionate care and leading-edge medicine, as well as being a major medical scientific research powerhouse that works internationally with the bio-tech and pharmaceutical companies. The center conducts nearly 25% of all Israeli medical research and handled more than 1.5 million patient visits and conducted more than two million medical tests in 2009 alone.


Ronny Kobo, Helene Feldman

Ronny Kobo



Kerry Brook Ellis, Kaitlyn Hayes




Love Ranch Premiere

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/29/2010 8:29 PM
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Love Ranch, the film based on the lives of Joe and Sally Conforte, a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in the United States, premiered last night at 1350 6th Avenue. The Taylor Hackford film Stars Joe Pesci as Charlie Bontempo, Helen Mirren as his wife Grace and Sergio Peris-Mencheta as a a prizefighter that eventually falls for the wife of his boss (Joe Pesci). It all started with a small dream in Reno and paved the way for well, legal prostitution in all of Nevada, honey grab the kids, we got a movie to get to.


Elise Neal, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Taylor Hackford, Helen Mirren



Elise Neal, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Helen Mirren


A Night The Stars Shine On

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/29/2010 7:26 PM
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On Tuesday night at the Central Park Boathouse, The Skin Cancer Foundation celebrated A Night The Stars Shine On; a wonderful evening of cocktails, music, a silent auction and poker to raise money to go towards research, prevention and education programs. Since 1979, the Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt effective treatment. It is the only organization devoted solely to combating the world's most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels. Although a serious cause the Gala provided an opportunity for philanthropists and those effected by the disease to come together and work towards a cause. Platinum Sponsors for the evening included Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, Litwin Foundation, Style. Network and UV Sun Sense.


Elizabeth Robins, Mindy Gorman,
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Racing Dreams

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/29/2010 2:11 PM
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On Monday night at Core Club guests came together to celebrate the screening of Marshall Curry's new documentary, Racing Dreams. Racing Dreams is the award winning coming-of-age story about three kids who dream of one day racing in NASCAR. Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry, takes us into the lives of Annabeth, Josh, and Brandon as they compete fot the championship in the World Karting Association's Association's National Series. Reaching speeds of up to 70 mph, as these young drivers race their way through the year-long National series that spawned many of NASCAR's top drivers, and at the same time, they are navigating the road between childhood and young adulthood. Guests at the premiere included Moby, Eliot Spitzer, Boykin Curry, Gigi Stone and John Hodgman.



Marshall Curry


Moby, Boykin Curry


Bill Gallagher, Matthew Hamachek, Bristol Baughan, Marshall Curry


John Hodgman


TWILIGHT ECLIPSE

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/29/2010 11:58 AM
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The wait is finally over. Eclipse, the third installment in the Twlight series that not only made vampires cool, but Forks, Oregon as well, is finally here. Making Forks cool obviously the bigger challenge. In Twilight III Bella (Kristen Stewart) is still inlove with Edward (My Robert) and they're working on their engagement. If you remember from Twilight II, they last words of the movie were, "Bella, Will you marry me." Actually, Bella's gasp was the last utterance, technically not words but you get the point.

Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner

In Seattle a bunch of people are mysteriously getting killed in the woods and people are starting to think that something strange is going on. But if you remember Seattle in the 70's and 80's, a bunch of people getting killed in the woods was more common than not, so it's relative I guess. So, while we agree that it's not necessarily beyond the pale for the murders, this time ... Read More


Artists Against Abuse

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 6/28/2010 8:42 PM
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On Saturday in East Hampton, Shannon Doherty hosted hundreds of VIP guests and the Retreat's Artists Against Abuse benefit at the Ross School. The gala featured cocktails, dining, and and an auction in the Great Hall of the Ross School. For over two decades the retreat the Retreat has been a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and their families. The Retreat continues to be the only agency serving Eastern Long Island with domestic violence services as it's founding purpose and core mission, and it maintains the regions only domestic violence hotline and residence shelter. Over the Past 14 years, Artists Against Abuse has raised critical funds for the Retreat and this year they honored The Retreat's Board President, Richard Demato along with Jordan Bacher, Yvonne Lieblen and Josh Horton for their passion and dedication to the mission.

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The Phoenix House

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 6/28/2010 7:47 PM
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This past Saturday, June 26th The Phoenix House honored friends Tony DiSanto President of Programming, MTV and Lauren & Charlie Walk, CEO and Founder, CWE Media and Chairman, RJW Collective in South Hampton at their annual Phoenix House Summer Party. The event raised money for two key Phoenix House programs serving the Hamptons community. It was an incredible day for all of us at Phoenix House! The Phoenix House is a foundation committed to protecting and supporting individuals , families and communities affected by substance abuse and dependence. Since 1967 the Phoenix House has been putting men, women and teens on the road to recovery. The largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility in the nation, each day they treat more than 7,000 persons in over 150 residential and outpatient programs throughout 10 states. Nick Cannon hosted the event and guests included, ... Read More


The Grand Manner

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 6/28/2010 4:45 PM
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A.R. Gurney's new play, The Grand Manner, opened over the weekend and it's stars celebrated at O'Neal's Restaurant. The play tells the story of a young A.R. Gurney at the age of 18.While on a trip from his boarding school in New Hampshire to New York City he came to the Martin Beck Theatre to see a performance by the great stage actress Katherine Cornell in Antony and Cleopatra. Almost frozen he eventually worked up enough courage to get an autograph but then promptly left, too nervous to spark up a conversation. The play is for the most part a big what if that interaction had gone differently and It explores both people at different stages in their career, one seemingly almost done and the other just beginning. The play stars Bobby Steggert, Kate Burton and Boyd Gaines. Guests in attendance included Sigourney Weaver, Laura ... Read More


2010 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 6/28/2010 3:57 PM
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On Sunday, society's elite came out to Governor's Island for the highly anticipated Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic that benefited the American Friends of Sentebale, a charitable organization founded by HRH Prince Henry of Wales and HRH Prince Seeiso of Losotho. The organization is committed to transforming the lives of orphans and at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa, many of whom are living with HIV/AIDS. Nearly one-third of Lesotho's population is infected with HIV/AIDS and Sentebale is striving to improve the odds for survival of the children. The event featured a champagne lunch with spectacular views of the city and an intense polo match with HRH Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras squaring up against each other. Other guests included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Susan Sarandon, Ivanka Trump, Rachel Roy, Val Kilmer, Russell Simmons and Carol Alt just to name a few.



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Yoga on the Great Lawn

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Jackie Snow)
Monday, 6/28/2010 10:12 AM
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What’s a better way to start the summer than with an attempt to break a world record for biggest yoga class? Flavorpill decided to do just that, challenging 10,000 eager yogis of all levels to come to the Great Lawn in Central Park on Tuesday and get their “downward dog” on. Yoga — the secret behind keeping the likes of Donna Karan fit and fabulous.

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Jill Stuart REsort 2011

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/24/2010 8:51 PM
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Jill Stuart held a preview last night for her Resort 2011 line, showing off beautiful gowns that without a doubt, are a throwback to her style of a few seasons ago. The flowery, print-heavy dresses with customized print names i.e. red lily pads for Marianne, are just in time for the scorching summer season in the city, and the cool ocean breeze on the island. Amy Astley, Morgan Curtis and Arden Wohl were just a few of the the guests to join the celebration.


Jill Stuart, Arden Wohl


Jill Stuart, Models in Jill Stuart



Amy Astley, Jill Stuart, Morgan Curtis



Model in Jill Stuart


Red Egg RE-Opening

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/24/2010 8:18 PM
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Nothing good is ever easy. Also, landlords can be difficult. Darren Wan knows this more than most, and after a lot of anticipation, heartache and headache, the Red Egg is Open Again. The Chinese-Peruvian dim sum restaurant in Chinatown is now open, again, and the people are buzzing. The restaurant serves dim sum throughout the day along with a menu that is comprised of exceptionally fine Chinese cuisine with a sprinkling of Peruvian dishes.  There to enjoy the re-opening was some of societies most notables including Sharon Bush, Cindy Guyer, and my favorite of the night Cecilia Paige (see below).


Darren Wan, Jay Norris, Cindy Guyer, Frank Cilione


Ferrari Store Launch

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/24/2010 7:36 PM
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Fresh off the success of Magnum P.I. and Miami Vice, Ferrari, the Italian automaker held the launch for their brand new Ferrari Store in New York. Scrub Zach Braff and the absolutely stunning Kiera Chaplin joined guests for the launch, mingling and looking through the new showroom amongst the memorabilia and breathtakingly beautiful performance machines. Joining in the festivities were Max Ferrari, the Global Head of Licensing & Retail), Enrico Galliera (Global Commercial Director) and Marco Mattiacci (President and CEO, Ferrari North American). Other guests included Justin Theroux, Olivia Palermo, Byrdie Bell and DJ Chelsea Leyland.


Zach Braff


La Bain Launch

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/24/2010 7:11 PM
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In case you needed another reason to want to go to The Standard Hotel you now have it. Fresh off the opening of the Black Room only weeks ago, Andre Balasz unleashed La Bain, The Standard's rooftop bar. Guests at the launch entered through the service elevator last night, passed through the Black Room (with two topless women frolicking in the water) and walked up a staircase cluttered with graffiti. When everyone got to the top, they were greeted with bright furniture, plastic grass, and of course, a breath taking view Manhattan, and a less beautiful view of, well,  Jersey. 


Scarves to Benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/24/2010 4:06 PM
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On Wednesday night Carlos Miele, Vogue and the CFDA the scarf to benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) with a celebration to recognize fantastic fashion with a great cause. Miele just designed two beautiful, limited edition scarves inspired by FTBC's logo that will sell for $125 with a portion of the proceeds going to towards breast cancer research. , education and patient care in the United States and Brazil, Miele's home country. The scarves, which are a "flirty interpretation" of the FTBC Logo will be sold at Miele's New York store. What better way to celebrate summer than with a little Brazilian Flare to brighten up any beach going outfit. Guests included the always beautiful Ana Gequelin, Alessandra Ambrosio, Fabiana Saba, Carolina Bittencourt, Annie Taube and Kimberly Guilfoyle.


Ana Gequelin, Carlos Miele


Broadway Walk of Stars

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/22/2010 9:16 PM
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NASDAQ E.V.P., Barry Cohen and NASDAQ V.P., David Wicks hosted an event saluting Broadway’s stars - past, present and future at a cocktail party that officially announced the Broadway Walk of Stars project.  The project honors past Stars and Legends who have made “The Great White Way” what it is today. At the party many in attendance saw their names projected in lights on the sidewalk as they walk through the entrance to commemorate the project, courtesy of NASDAQ.  To learn more about the Broadway Walk of Stars, visit: www.thebroadwaywalkofstars.org. Guests included Stanley Zareff, Robert Osbourne, Dr. Ruth, Marty Richards, Buzz Aldrin, Arlene Dahl and Beverly Sommer.


Arlene Dahl


South of the Border

By Staff Writer
Tuesday, 6/22/2010 8:38 PM
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Last night at Cinema 2 Director Oliver Stone, screenwriters Tariq Ali & Mark Weisbrot and producer Fernando Sulichin celebrated the screening of their new documentary titled South of the Border. There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Néstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.


Fernando Sulichin, Tariq Ali, Oliver Stone


Merchant of Venice

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/22/2010 8:07 PM
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The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala last night at Delacorte Theater in Central Park to honor Bank of America and Bernard Gersten with a special performance of The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare in the Park. The star studded event brought some of Hollywood's biggest star back to the stage and to kick off the season. Featured this year will be productions of The Winter's Tale, directed by Michael Greif, and The Merchant of Venice, directed by Daniel Sullivan. The performance featured Al Pacino, Jesse L. Martin and Lily Rabe with guests including Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, David Schwimmer, Lou Reed, Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban and Harvey Keitel.


Lily Rabe, Al Pacino


High Line

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/22/2010 4:41 PM
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On Monday, guests arrived at the Party on the High Line and Summer Dinner to honor Donald R. Mullen Jr. and the Tiffany & Co. Foundation for their overwhelming support of High Line Art and their other philanthropic ventures. The evening started with cocktails and a special preview of Stephen Vitiello's A bell for Every Minute. Following the cocktail reception was an elaborate feast at Phillips de Pury & Company. Donald R. Mullen is the founding supporter of High Line Arts and its goal to commission new and innovative artwork for the High Line, introducing contemporary artists to a wide audience  and providing park visitors with a unique and enriching experience. Tiffany & Co. Foundation is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary, and also help build the Chelsea Grasslands, an iconic feature of the park that was inspired by the wild landscape of the original landscape. In attendance were Ethan ... Read More


8th Annual i-Star Charity Shootout

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/22/2010 3:20 PM
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Basketball stars, celebrities and corporate sponsors came out yesterday for the 8th Annual iStar Charity Shootout at Madison Square Garden to raise money for four special charities: Baby Buggy, Human Rights First, Robin Hood and Teach for America. The mission of iStar is to actively broaden awareness and increase charitable contributions for existing non-profit organizations that are committed to human rights, youth and family sustainability and education. The foundation's aim is to end poverty and to preserve human dignity through the irradication of social injustice through fundraising. In attendance were Jay Sugarman, Toney Douglas, David Lee, Lane Carlson, Bruce Beck, Jennifer Ohlsson and Alejandra Cata.


Jay Sugarman, David Lee


As Husbands Go

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/22/2010 12:56 PM
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On Monday night at Zeze Flowers, Susan Isaacs celebrated the release of her book titled  As Husbands Go. In the story John and Susie Gerstein live the stereotypically perfect life with three beautiful children and a wonderful house on Long Island. The picture perfect life is shattered however, when John, a successful plastic surgeon in Manhattan is found dead in the apartment of a high priced hooker. What is merely brushed away as scandal by the police doesn't sit well with Susan and it becomes her mission to not only clear her husband but reassure herself in their love.


Carol Higgins Clark, Susan Isaacs, Karen Bergreen, Judith Kelman


Le Book Productions

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 6/21/2010 8:26 PM
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Le Book held their newest trade tradeshow dedicated to the very best in production Thursday and Friday night at The Puck Building. The new show satisfied all the needs of the creative community, with exhibitions by studios, models, hair, makeup & stylist services, casting, photo, film production retouchers and digital services and many more. Those in attendance included creative directors, art directors, art buyers, photographers, Illustrators and all individuals who produce images and events. Productions in another chapter of Le Book and is a unique showcase of the very best in global production right now.


Industrial Color Booth


Opening Party for Equus

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 6/21/2010 7:59 PM
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Elie Tahari hosted the opening party for Equus, Friday night at his East Hampton location. The Play, starring Alec Baldwin, puts the actor in a role which he hasn't been seen in, in quite a while. His portrayal of Dr. Martin Dysart is dark and mythic and has received rave reviews.  The award-winning Peter Shaffer play, directed by Tony winner Tony Walton, is playing at East Hampton's John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall through July 3rd. The story about the bewildering crime of a teen-age boy also stars Sam Underwood as Alan Strang and features Kathleen McNenny.


Alec Baldwin, Elie Tahari, Georgia Warner, Sam Underwood


Midsummer Night's Drinks

By Patrick Kelley
Monday, 6/21/2010 6:33 PM
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On Saturday night at the home of Chad A. Leat, guests came together at a beautiful fundraiser for God's Love We Deliver. God's Love We Deliver cooks and delivers over 3,400 meals every weekday to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease and all serious illnesses. Their mission is to always be there for sick friends and neighbors in need. There is no waiting list and they never charge for meals. Guests enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres while soaking in the beautiful weather and escape from the city. Tickets started at $300 going all the way up to $5000 for co-hosts.


Board Of Directors


Black and White Ball for A.C.E.

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 6/18/2010 8:26 PM
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Patti Smith, known as the "Godmother of Punk," headlined Henry Buhl's Black and White Ball for A.C.E. last night at the Edison Ballroom. A.C.E. Programs for the Homesless, an organization that enables NYC's homeless men and women to re-enter the workforce, and achieve long-term self-sufficiency celebrated it's founders birthday with music, appearances by Countess Luann de Lesseps, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Curtis Sliwa and, of course a wonderful burlesque show. After all, it was a birthday!


Henry Buhl, Performer


Songwriters Hall of Fame

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 6/18/2010 8:01 PM
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On Thursday night at the Mariott Marquis the Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrated there 2010 Gala.  This years inductees included Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel and Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice white, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay. It is the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s ongoing mission to celebrate and honor the contributions of our great popular music songwriters who have written the soundtrack for our nation’s history, while developing new writing talent through workshops, showcases, scholarships and digital initiatives. Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook.


200 5th's 100th

By Danny Fields
Friday, 6/18/2010 7:45 PM
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It was a great day to turn 100 Thursday night for 200 Fifth Ave. The historic building has seen wars, a depression, a bunch of Championships and Plaxico. But overall it's been a great hundred years, and guests came out to celebrate with a cake made in it's likeness and the opportunity to preview the spectacular $135 million historic restoration. L& L Holding Company’s brilliantly transformed office building, situated directly across from Madison Square Park, has already won a handful of design honors, including the prestigious AIA New York Chapter 2010 Architect Merit Award.


David Levinson, Robert Lapidus

In addition, the building, the former International Toy Center, is today one of the most prestigious office destinations in the city. Already home to anchor tenant and communications giant, the Grey Group, which occupies 370,000 square feet of space, 200 Fifth will soon welcome Tiffany & Company, which is moving its corporate ... Read More


La Palina Re-Launch

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 6/18/2010 4:04 PM
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On Thursday Bill Paley celebrated the re-launch of La-Palina, the storied cigar brand famously linked  to the early and fortuitous beginnings of CBS Broadcasting founded by Bill's Father, William S. Paley. The event at Empire Hotel, Pool & Deck featured cocktails, canapes and cigars introduced the "1896" cigar series, fittingly dedicated to Paley's great grandfather Sam who founded the Congress Cigar Company in that sames year. La Palina, Which literally translates to "female Paley" was named after Sam's wife Goldie Drell Paley, and was the companies most fashionable brand. The sunset party included such guests as Alexandra Lebenthal, Sara Arnell, Aaron Sigmond and Bree Mortimer.


Alison Paley, Bill Paley


Yves Saint Laurent's New Fragrance

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 6/18/2010 1:54 PM
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Like the Yves Saint Laurent Opium party back in 1978 at the South Street Seaport, the 2010 launch for their newest fragrance was a similarly glamorous and international event. The premiere for the fragrance, which will launch this fall, was a hight tech experience complete with stirring holograms and mesmerizing music that brought to life the dance by French actress Melanie Thierry, and celebrated choreographer, Akram Kahn. The event at the YSL stage in New York City also featured a Alexa Chung and Alexandra Richards curated iTunes mix inspired by the event. The party was packed to the gills with artists, music and society types with the floor space designed flawlessly. And yes, everyone smelled very nice. Guests included Maggie Gyllenhaal, M.I.A., Shashanna Gruss, Katie Lee, Ashley Olsen, Olivier Martinez.


Maggie Gyllenhaal


Stonewall Community Foundation 20th Anniversary

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/17/2010 7:23 PM
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The Stonewall Community Foundation held their 20th Anniversary Gala last night a Vista 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza. The 2010 Stonewall Vision Dinner was a dazzling cross-section of New York LGBTQ movers and shakers representing the worlds of entertainment, fashion, finance and politics. Jerry Mitchell was honored for his tireless support of Broadway Cares Equity Fight Aids and other organizations that serve the LGBTQ community. The Stonewall Community Foundation strengthens the LGBTQ
community from within, empowers donors, supports community leadership and builds dynamic organizations. We do this by inspired and thoughtful giving; leadership and community development; and legacy development through endowments, scholarships, trusts and funds.Since inception in 1990, Stonewall Community Foundation has awarded more than $15 million in grants to more than 400 organizations.


Adam Michael Hart, Reed Kelly, Jerry Mitchell


UJA-Federation of New York Honors Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/17/2010 6:54 PM
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On Wednesday night the UJA-Federation honored Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman of Atlantic Records Group as Music Visionaries of the Year. The event was emceed by comedian Jeffrey Ross and featured special guests appearances by James Blunt, B.o.B and Bruno Mars. The UJA-Federation of New York's mission to change lives around the world is unparalleled and the funds raised support their annual campaigns including the Music for Youth Initiative, which supports programs and creates scholarships that make quality music education available and affordable for children in New York and around the world. The world's largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York strengthens community and helps 1.4 million people in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as 3 million in Israel and 60 other countries. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and ... Read More


I AM LOVE

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/17/2010 4:50 PM
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SVA Theater was a buzz last night for the New York Premiere of I Am Love, the new Luca Guadagnino film starring Tilda Swinton, Marisa Berenson, Waris Ahluwalia and director Luca Guadagnino. The project, co-produced Tilda Swinton, took seven years to complete and is the stylish story of a wealthu Milanese family who live in a beautiful, carefully ordered world. Swinton plays the matriarch of a wealthy, distinguished industrial family when a chance encounter ignites her long repressed passions and sets he ron a journey of glorious awakening. In attendance were Alexis Bledel, Amy Landecker, Bill Powers, Drew Nierporent, Jennifer Missoni, Esti Ginzburg and Lisalla Montenegro.


Waris Ahluwalia, Eamon Bowles, Tilda Swinton, Pippo DelBono, Marisa Berenson, Luca Guadagnino


Anne Havlicek Store Opening

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/17/2010 4:16 PM
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Last night at 154 Orchard St., Annie Havlicek, native Chicagoan and Parsons School of Design graduate, celebrated the opening of her new clothing store. Her collection, which was inspired by Renoir's paintings, ballances classical beauty with artistic destinciton, borrows themes and personality from some of  New York's trendsetting neighborhoods like the Lower East Side and Williamsburg. The store on Orchard St carries her Spring/Summer 2010 collection along with Brixton Hats, Osborn Shoes, jewelry, antiques and an assortment of soaps, perfumes and candles. The store itself is sleek and high-end with antique elements giving it a sort of homegrown and organic feel and the door on the fitting room is actually from Annie's childhood home.


Annie Havlicek


Samsung Hope for Children

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/16/2010 10:24 PM
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Samsung raised $1.2 million towards children's health and education efforts during their 9th Annual Four Seasons of Hope Gala last night at Cipriani Wall Street. The event was hosted by Regis Philbin and featured special performances Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony who have been everywhere the last couple days. Samsung Hope for Children was developed with a strategic focus on programs dedicated to helping children live, learn and thrive. The effort was designed to emphasize Samsung's long-standing commitment of raising notional awareness and funds for deserving foundations, hospitals and schools that make a noticeable difference in communities. Others in attendance were Angela Ruggiero, Bonnie Bernstein, Bernie Williams, Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Jill Zarin and Bobby Zarin.


Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Lopez


Mary J. Blige and Catherine

By Danny Fields
Wednesday, 6/16/2010 9:34 PM
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Mary J. Blige and Catherine Malandrino came together last night at the Museum of Modern Art to raise money to benefit FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now). The Malandrino + FFAWN collection pays homage to iconic moments in fashion and music with images such as Tina Turner, Al Green, Chaka Kahn, Donna Summer and Grace Jones, with studded leather jackets, high-waist wide-leg pants, cool jersey t-shirts and caftans. FFAWN was Created, founded, and funded in 2007 by singing sensation Mary J. Blige and music marketing mogul Steve Stoute. FFAWN is dedicated to helping women overcome their personal difficulties and reaching their full life potential. FFAWN believes that education is empowerment and through a range of programs encourages women to realize their dreams and pursue their individual goals. Also in attendance were Estelle, Darling Cait, Justine Coolatta and Jill Hennessy.

Catherine
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The Great Courses

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/16/2010 9:05 PM
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Guests enjoyed an exquisite meal at Bouley last night with wine and food pairings by Master of Wine (MW) Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan and Chef David Bouley. Throughout the evening the two discussed tips for mastering the art of wine and matching it with courses throughout a meal. The night served as an exclusive preview of the Everyday Guide to Wine course trailer, a series of comprehensive and in-depth DVD courses led by the world's top professors and experts in their respective fields. Through 24 engaging half-hour DVD lectures, consumers will learn about the great wine regions of the world, how to savor a wide variety of wines, the terminology used by wine experts, and valuable tips for selecting, tasting and storing wines.


Institute For Civic Leadership 2010 Spring Benefit

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/16/2010 8:33 PM
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The Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL)  a non-profit organization founded in 2001, held their 2010 Spring Benefit at DVF Studio on Tuesday, June 15th. The evening was hosted by Matthew Settle and co-chaired by Ali Kay and Olivia Palermo to raise funds to support student missions to Haiti, restoring a series of schools destroyed in the Earthquake. 

Olivia Palermo

By inspiring and educating students through leadership training at home and providing community action projects abroad, The Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL) empowers youth everywhere to be global leaders. Since 2001, the ICL has invested over $2 million dollars in creating unique opportunities for students around the world, including youth leadership conferences at the United Nations, innovative online courses, and international leadership service projects in China, India, Kenya, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania. With our partner organizations, the ICL has conducted leadership training for thousands of ... Read More


Parsons Senior Showcase

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Wednesday, 6/16/2010 7:52 PM
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On Tuesday, Lisa Weiss, owner of Début New York, hosted the 2010 Annual Parsons The New School of Design graduate exhibition and trunk show.  The third annual partnership between the store and Parsons The New School for Design showcased the best in fashion and accessories from the senior class.  The week long showcase and trunk show kicked off last night with a cocktail party co-hosted by Weiss and Parsons graduate, handbag designer: Sang A Im-Propp.


Sang A Im-Propp, Lisa Weiss

Each year, Weiss collaborates with Parsons in selecting students from the graduating class to present at Début.  As part of the exercise, Weiss assumes her role as buyer with the students including taking each through the nuts and bolts of retail from pricing to sampling to selling their collections at Début.   The retailer explains, “Working with the students, watching their progress and seeing them gain ... Read More


An Evening Bryan Batt

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/16/2010 7:31 PM
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Bryan Batt was at the Interior Design Building last night for an open showroom event with the premier furnishing and antique dealers to mingle and sign copies of his new book She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother. Some of the best stories Mad Men's Bryan Batt has to share are about his mother, and his new book frees them into the world as he invites audiences into his New Orleans childhood. His memoirs cover his family upbringing through good times and bad, up and down. Batt was born for theatre and it's presence in his life started as an extremely young age. As an adult he acted in such shows as Cats, and in the theatre and film versions of Jeffrey. But the stories aren't  about his successes as much as his mother's encouragement, support, and quirkiness throughout all of it.


Bryan Batt


Le Book Connection

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/16/2010 7:01 PM
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Le Book, the international reference for the creative industry, stopped in NYC on it's Connections 2010 Tour, Tuesday night at The Puck Building. The event which is also being held on the 16th, welcomed to New York the best in image-creation worldwide. Connections is the only event that showcases over one thousand portfolios of the world's most noted photographers, illustrators and stylist. Connections is the one stop shop to find talent for every campaign, editorial, catalog and other visual products while building a professional contact database. Also, it's a place to get discovered.


Tracey Thomas, Andrea Castellano, Laura Schilling, Shazia Khurshid


Ballet Hispanico and Brian Rayes

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/15/2010 9:02 PM
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Colombian-born designer Brian Reyes and Ballet Hispanico Director Eduardo Vilardo welcomed guests to Reyes' studio Monday night for the Junior Society Dance into Fashion Benefit that featuring Reyes' upcoming collection. Reyes, while relatively new to the New York fashion scene, has dressed such stars as Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson. The Ballet Hispanico was founded in 1970 and since its inception its dancers have roused audiences worldwide with their magnetic energy and electric choreography. The group fuses Latin elements of classical and contemporary forms to create a new sphere of concert dance. The School celebrates Latin culture and provides opportunities to celebrate not only it's bright past, but its promising future.


Brian Reyes


14th Annual Webby

By Danny Fields
Tuesday, 6/15/2010 8:26 PM
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On Monday night, some of medias most influential forces came together to celebrate the best on the web. The Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet. Established in 1996 in the days of dial up, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The Awards present two awards for every category - The Webby Award and The People's Choice Award- and this year, the winners gave thanks with 5 -word acceptance speech like "Wall Street: What f---ing thieves." --- Robert Scheer  (Best Political Blog-- Webby). Another award went to ChatRoulette.com for Webby Breakout of the Year, which while deserving, exposed a very interesting result when someone takes video chat and televises it at random for strangers across the world. Gilbert Gottfried Brought the Afflac Duck. Others at the ceremony included Jason Bateman, Lisa Kudrow, Ne-Yo, B.J. ... Read More


2010 Apollo Theater Benefit Awards

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/15/2010 7:56 PM
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The Apollo Theater Foundation welcomed guests Monday night to the historic Apollo theater for the Spring 2010 Benefit Concert that honored Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson by inducting both into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. Aretha gave everyone in attendance a special little treat when she broke into song while she was honored. The Award ceremony marked the Apollo's 75th year business and the event honored Aretha FranklinJennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony for their humanitarian efforts. Jamie Foxx hosted the evening with a solid amount of humor and occasionally went into an improvised music set with the house band. Chris Tucker accepted the award on behalf of Michael, his family and children and shared stories his sense of humor and generosity. Others in attendance included Danny Glover, Star Jones, Marcia Gay Harden, Angela Bassett, Rev.
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Ghetto Film School 10th Annual Benefit

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/15/2010 7:17 PM
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The Ghetto Film School held it's 10th Annual Benefit Monday night at The Park Cafe. Founded by Joe Hall in 2000, the Ghetto Film School connects young and talented people to artistic, educational career opportunities in the world of film and video. Since its inception, more than 400 students have participated in GFS programs and workshops, coming from all areas of New York City to the South Bronx training facilities for hands on-on production and cinema studies courses. The GFS is still the only non-profit that is teaching young people narrative story telling, and last year, Hall opened an actual high with 70 ninth graders and a documentary about the program is currently being produced by the Sundance Channel. This years event, which honored Lee Daniels, the director of Precious, was also able to reaise $175,000. Those in attendance included Evan Shapiro, Sherri ... Read More


Dancing With The Stars

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/15/2010 6:32 PM
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On Monday night, the New York City Ballet and the young Patrons Circle, a special group for patrons of the arts in their 20s and 30s, celebrated Dancing With the Stars at the David Koch Theatre At Lincoln Center. The unique opportunity gave a group of young New Yorkers from the worlds of fashion, society, film, business and performing arts to interact personally with the New York City Ballet Dancers. The event honorary chair was Maggie Gyllenhaal and Dancer Chairman were Amanda Hankes, Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar. Event Chairmen included Kipton Cronkite, Amy Sacco, Allison Sarofim, Arden Wohl, Adelina Wong, Ashleigh Pattee and Sophie Flicker. The New York City Ballet, one of the foremost dance companies in the world, is unique in US artistic history. Solely responsible for training its own artists and creating its own works, ... Read More


Edun’s new “Grow to Sew” collection at Barneys

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Anita Antonini)
Friday, 6/11/2010 12:54 PM
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Three of my favorite things — pizza, beer, and a fashion line with a charitable edge — all came together Wednesday night to launch Edun’s new “Grow to Sew” Collection at Barneys. “Grow to Sew” is “inspired by the vibrancy of South Africa,” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI) in Uganda, an organic-farming program created by Edun, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Invisible Children to build sustainable organic-farming communities and provide a fair-trade market for their cotton. The collection mostly comprised the softest tees this side of the equator, the kind that become keepers in any girl’s wardrobe.

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2010 FIFI AWARDS

By Patrick Kelley
Friday, 6/11/2010 12:17 PM
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Last night at the downtown Armory the Fashion Foundation presented the 2010 FIFI Awards with with Male Celebrity of the Year going to Usher, Women's Popular Appeal going to Halle by Halle Berry and ck one "We Are One" for Media Campaign Award just to name a few.

The Fragrance Foundation was established in 1949 by six industry leaders affiliated with Elizabeth Arden, Coty, Guerlain, Helena Rubenstein, Chanel, and Parfums Weil, to develop educational programs about the importance and pleasures of fragrance for the American public. Today, America is the largest fragrance market in the world and The Fragrance Foundation has become an international source for historic, cultural, scientific, and industry related reference materials.


Usher

Currently, the Foundation’s International Membership includes: manufacturers, suppliers, media, advertising, and public relations agencies as well as designers, packagers, and retailers. The Foundation maintains one of the ... Read More


Wildlife

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/10/2010 9:58 PM
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The Wildlife Conservation Society held their annual Spring Gala Thursday night at Central Park Zoo. The Gala, themed Flights of Fancy immersed guests in the vibrant and extraordinary world of birds - magnificent dancing cranes, crooning penguins, brilliantly-colored flamingos, and fierce raptors. The Gala provided a fabulous opportunity for philanthropists to mingle amongst the animals and see the fruits of their generosity. The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide.  They do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.  Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.  WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth. Visit www.wcs.org. In attendance were Allison Aston, Sylvester Miniter, Gillian Miniter, ... Read More


Screening of Cyrus

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/10/2010 7:06 PM
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On Saturday at the Los Angeles Film Festival, writer/directors Jay and Mark Duplass, the filmmaking team behind The Puffy Chair held a screening for their newest film Cyrus starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei and Catherine Keener. Cyrus takes an insightful, funny and refreshingly naturalistic look at love and family in contemporary LA. Still single seven years after the breakup of his marriage, John (John C. Reilly) has all but given up on romance, but to his surprise he meets the attractive and spirited Molly (Marisa Tomei). He soon discovers the other man in Molly’s life: her 21-year-old son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill), still living at home and not ready to share her with anyone.


Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass


GLAM Media Party

By Danny Fields
Thursday, 6/10/2010 6:28 PM
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Glam Media, the pioneer and global leader of Vertical Media - a revolutionary new media model that combines their flagship properties with curated publisher sites and their passionate, engaged audiences, held a party Wednesday night at SL Simyone Lounge. The party had many highlights including my favorite, tiny little cupcakes Baked by Melissa. In the past year, 23 of the top 25 brand advertisers have partnered with Glam Media to engage highly targeted audiences with the right content at the right time and and as a result they have been able to reach some of the largest audiences. They're also all gorgeous which doesn't hurt.


Glam Media


Elle Celebrates Women In Music

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/10/2010 5:57 PM
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On Wednesday night at the Highline Ballroom, Elle magazine celebrated its first ever Women in Music event. The No. 1 fashion magazine in the world, teamed up with sponsors Belvedere, Garnier and Havaianas to throw a rockin' party that featured performances by Grammy-winner singer-songwriter Kelis, alt rock band The Like and DJ Justine D.  The event gave guests an up-close and personal look at the musicians from the issue, bringing the performances "from page to the stage." Photographed everywhere from Nashville to Paris to New York, the Women in Music issue (July) featured such hit makers as Rhianna, Ke$ha and Alicia Keys just to name a few. Guests included Alexis Jordan, Cassie, Catherine Malandrino and Roberta Meyers.


The Like


THE BLACK ROOM

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 6/10/2010 4:11 PM
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Stephen Gan & Iman Celebrated the opening of The Black Room last night at The Standard Hotel. What on earth is The Black Room you ask? Well if you ever get near the 18th floor of The Standard Hotel and you decide you feel more like going for a swim with the beautiful people rather than just getting a drink, well you are in luck. Designed by Andre Balazs, the Black Room Features  a dip pool big enough to fit about twenty people and change. As the name suggests, the room is black, shares the similarly stunning views of the Boom Boom Room and has a quicksilver board shorts vending machine (which also sells condoms). So let's recap, you can get drunk and go swimming with beautiful people in what will without a doubt be one of the most exclusive venues to approach. This is gonna be ... Read More


2010 Whitney Art Party

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Thursday, 6/10/2010 3:32 PM
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The Whitney Museum of American Art hosted its annual Art Party to benefit its Independent Study Program (ISP) and other museum educational programs on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at a new location- 82 Mercer Street in New York City (between Broome and Spring Street). BCBGMAXAZRIA partnered with the Whitney for the fourth consecutive year, with co-chairs Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney, Lubov & Max Azria, and Emilie de Ravin, along with Allison Aston, Sarah Brown, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Adam Lippes, and the Whitney Contemporaries of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The evening's sponsor, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP has been a prominent leader at the forefront of the ever-changing fashion landscape for over two decades.  Event co-chairs Max and Lubov Azria join the Whitney Museum of American Art to toast the future in American contemporary ... Read More


KiptonArt Celebrates 5 Strong

By Staff Writer
Wednesday, 6/9/2010 7:50 PM
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In the heart of the financial district, KiptonART + New York City Ballet's Young Patrons Circle celebrated young artists, the 5 year anniversary of KiptonART.com and NYC Ballet's 'Dance With The Dancers' June Benefit Kick-Off for the opening "Fine Future Perfect." DJ Francesco Civetta provided music throughout the 2,200 square foot ground floor retail space at 75 Wall Street for the launch of the newest KiptonART "Access" space curated by Stephen Frailey.  The exhibition's theme "Fine Future Perfect" collects a group of young photographers and video artists whose work, while not specifically motivated as a depiction of the future, proposes a template for that which is forthcoming.  Their sensibility is buoyant, luminous, and playful, without the weight of place and with shifting identity.  Straddling genres of portraiture, still life, and fashion, the work together forms a portfolio of clarity, purpose and optimism. 

Kipton Cronkite

Exhibiting artists are :Bon Duke ... Read More


Opening of Leica Boutique

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/9/2010 7:29 PM
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New York, NY (June 8, 2010) -- Alex McCord, Patrick McMullan and Matthew Modine hosted a private “cocktails and cameras” party last night to celebrate the opening of the Leica Boutique at the Willoughby’s Imaging Center located at 298 Fifth Avenue, marking the first Leica Camera designed retail space in New York City and a marquis
partnership between two historic brands in the industry.


Amanda Danielle, Erin Williams, Desiree Dymond

Aficionados flocked to the mecca of photography’s celebration, which featured an exhibit by filmmaker/fashion photographer and Leica Camera fan, Nevil Dwek, who shot the photographs for the July issue of Elle Brazil with a Leica S2 Camera. Sipping Solerno specialty cocktails to the tunes of DJ Bruce Marshall, guests such as Geoffrey
Bradfield, Ann Caruso, Coralie Charriol, Robert Farrior, Miguelina Gambaccini, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Gemma Kahng, Fern Mallis, B. Michael, Cari Modine, Maggie Rizer, Emma Snowdon Jones, Simon van Kempen and Derek Warburton ... Read More


Melissa Shoes Event At Milk Studios

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/9/2010 1:47 PM
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Melissa Shoes welcomed guests to Discover the World of Plastic Dreams with an event last night at the Milk Studios Penthouse. The event was co-hosted by Lorenzo Martone, featured music by The MisShapes and art installations by Lola Schnabel and Scott Campbell. Melissa is a global fashion icon which has manufactured over 50 million pairs of shoes in the past 25 years, with 20 million of them exported to 80 different countries. The designs represents the chosen madium to communicate technology and renewal by tranforming plastic spheres into objects of desire, and authentic sculpture. In attendance were Julie Ordon, Dree Hemminway, Amanda Setton, Mr. Brainwash, Sophia Lamar, Anne Grauso, Christian Cota and Fern Mallis.


Fernanda Motta, Julie Ordon


2010 Workshop Performance Benefit

By Patrick Kelley
Wednesday, 6/9/2010 12:12 PM
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On Tuesday night, the School of American Ballet held their annual Workshop Performance Benefit at Lincoln Center. Every year the school's advanced students participate in an intensive workshop process that culmintes in three extraordinary public performances in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Juilliard. The Final performance is a special benefit for the shool. After the performance, patrons joined the SAB faculty and friends in the school's studio for dinner and dancing. The School of the American Ballet was established in 1934 and is the official training academy for the New York City Ballet. The school is the premiere training academy in the United States and trains more students who go on to become professional dancers that any other school. The funds raised through the Workshop Performance Benefit helps the school provide scholarships for students, salaries for faculty members, studio and residence upkeep, acedemic education  and ... Read More


27th Annual Calvary Hospital Awards

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/8/2010 10:03 PM
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Calvary Hospital, who has been faithfully devoted to providing palliative care to adult patients in the advanced stages of cancer since 1899, held their 27th annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala last night at The Pierre. Al Roker served as the night's Master of Ceremonies and Melissa Errico gave a special performance. Newman's Own, Inc. received The Calvary Citation of Excellence in recognition of its unique business model that supports philanthropic works that share Calvary's mission of service to the community. Also, Alan M. Miller, Co-Chairman of Innisfree M&A Incorporated, received the Calvary Medal in Recognition of his distinguished career, philanthropic Leadership and outstanding dedication to the Calvary Mission. Calvary is a not-for-profit hospital, operated in connection with the Archdiocese of New York, and is the only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital providing palliative care, with 225 beds in the Bronx and Brooklyn, and ... Read More


Change of Plans Premiere

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/8/2010 9:25 PM
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The IFC Center welcomed guests Tuesday night to the Screening of Daniéle Thompson's new comedy Change of Plans, hosted by Diane von Furstenburg and Barry Diller. The movie is a delicious comedy of manners from acclaimed Oscar- and César-nominated writer/director Danièle Thompson (Cousin Cousine, La Bûche, Jet Lag, Avenue Montaigne).  The film centers around a summer dinner party where ten acquaintances, each attempting to mask their own personal troubles, come together for an evening of food, wine and friendship. It's not long before the couples begin revealing their dissatisfaction with their partners and it becomes obvious that they are planning or having affairs.  The all-star ensemble cast includes Dany Boon (Micmacs), Emanuelle Seigner (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Karin Viard (Paris), and Marina Hands (Lady Chatterley). CHANGE OF PLANS will open in New York on August 27th. Guests in attendance included Zoe Lister-Jones, Mallory ... Read More


Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/8/2010 8:31 PM
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The Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall and Honorary Gala Chairs Sanford I. Weill and California State Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger welcomed hosted the Fourth Annual Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala, this year honoring Henry T. Segerstrom. The Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence recognizes a leader whose accomplishments in the corporate sector compliment Carnegie Hall's Stature as one of the premier performance venues in the world. Henry T. Segerstrom is the Managing Partner of C. J. Segerstom & Sons, developer of South Coast Plaza, founding Chairman of Orange County Performance Arts Center, and his acceptance of the award follows the recent launch of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts's bicoastal partnership in presenting major festivals with Carnegie Hall.


Henry T. Segerstrom


American Institute for Stuttering 4th Annual Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/8/2010 7:20 PM
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On Monday at the Tribeca Rooftop the American Institute for Stuttering held their 4th Annual Benefit Gala. The event not only honored those who stutter, but also those who have worked past their stuttering in order to achieve their dreams. This the Institute honored actor Harvey Ketiel, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page and President of Sheehan Associates, Inc., Michael Sheehan. The American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) is the only non-profit organization in the United States that offers state-of-the-art treatment to people who stutter, and support to their families. They also provide clinical training to speech-language pathologists interested in acquiring expertise in stuttering treatment.


Clarence Page, George Stephanopolous, Emily Blunt, Sir Harold Evans, Tina Brown, Michael Sheehan, Sander Flaum


The Theatre Wing Spring Gala

By Patrick Kelley
Tuesday, 6/8/2010 7:05 PM
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The American Theatre Wing brought together the the best of Broadway at Cipriani 42nd Street, Monday night, for their annual Spring Gala and celebration the centennial of Tony-Award winning composer Frank Loesser. The eventalso featured special performances by Harry Connick, Jr., Megan Mullally and Kelli O'Hara. The American Theatre Wing is dedicated to celebrating excellence and supporting education in the theatre. They have been an integral and influential part of the theatrical community for the better part of seven decades, and they are most well known for creating the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, now presented with The Broadway League, and thus they have created the most well-known platform for the recognition of theatrical achievement. In attendance were Angela Lansbury, Morley Safer, Sharon Bush, Rebecca Jarvis and Chauntee Schuler.


Georgia Connick, Harry Connick Jr


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