Saturday, November 7, 2015

H.U.G. 60th Anniversary Diamond Themed Gala With JCPenney, Hanesbrands & Intimate Apparel Square Club

Members and supporters of the prestigious Intimate Apparel Square Club (IASC), the New York-based charity known for supporting pediatric treatment and rehabilitation, celebrated their 60th Anniversary with a diamond themed fête at the luxurious 230 Fifth in Manhattan. 

The “Who’s Who” of the intimates industry honored Hanesbrands and JCPenney in addition to presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Joan Gold.

Top apparel industry executives from the retail, manufacturing and supply sectors reunited to raise funds for Rusk Rehabilitation's pediatric programs and other children's services at NYU Langone Medical Center. 

I wore a THEIA jacquard ball gown with strapless crepe bodice and patent belt for the occasion. As with any THEIA gown, the moment I put it on I felt like a Princess. In fact, inspired by the Greek Goddess THEIA, this evening wear, bridal and day dress collection was created to bring out every woman’s inner goddess. One of the original Titans, THEIA who ruled during the Greek Golden Age, possessed the incredible power of light which radiated from her sparkling eyes.  

Established in 1955, The Intimate Apparel Square Club (IASC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Club’s annual fundraiser, which was renamed the H.U.G. (Help Us Give) Gala in 1998, honors well-respected, high-profile companies and individuals, and has generated more than $6 million in support of Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center.

To date, the H.U.G. Gala has raised more than $6 million for Rusk pediatric rehabilitation and Tisch Hospital programs. 

To learn more about the IASC, H.U.G. Gala or to donate, visit  

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pier59 Studios 20th Anniversary Soiree With Prince Federico Pignatelli Della Leonessa

Prince Federico Pignatelli Della Leonessa held a star-studded soiree fit for a royal to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his Pier59 Studios at the Chelsea Piers.

The event was co-hosted by Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week, and internationally acclaimed photographer Russell James. Over 200 top models attended the event to celebrate two decades of art and beauty at Pier 59 Studios.

Also in attendance were over one thousand people from the fashion industry that included elite guests like Ed Razek President of Victoria's Secret, Mario Sorrenti, Erez Sabag, Elie Tahari, Tiesto, Martha Hunt, Anna Cleveland, R.J. King, Lindsay Ellingson, Paul Haggies, Ymre Stiekema, Alex Von Furstenberg, Ty Hunter, Alex Lundqvist, Oda Marie Midboe, Viktoria Sasonkina, Bregje Heinen, Maxwell, Alina Baikova, Trevor Reckling, Elliot Tebele, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, Johannes Huebl, Maury Hopson, Ivan Bart, Jonathan Cheban, Countess Luann De Lesseps, Victoria De Lesseps.

Prince Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa was born in Rome, Italy in 1963. He hails from a family of ancient Italian nobles with roots dating back to 900 AD and direct Aristocratic ties to Pope Innocenzo XII. Pignatelli began his career in his home country of Italy as a real estate developer and leading financial journalist in monetary policy, before segueing into prominent careers in international finance in Switzerland and London. After several successful and rewarding years in the investment banking business, Pignatelli decided to follow his enduring passion for photography, leading him to the creation of Pier59 Studios.

"Reflecting back on the past 20 years fills me with tremendous pride. I have been blessed with so many great experiences and have had the honor of sharing these moments with so many incredible people that have touched my life. Pier59 Studios started as a passion project and has manifested truly into an iconic space for creativity in all realization for fashion and advertising in over 50,000 photoshoots. I am thrilled that so many friends and people that are passionate about Pier59 Studios joined me in celebrating its 20th Anniversary, as well as the launch of my new book, The Great Beauty," said Prince Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa, CEO of Art and Fashion Group and Pier59 Studios the world's largest and most renowned photo studio complex.

At the climax of the evening, Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa staged a beautiful white Arabic stallion with a fully nude model perched atop, superbly holding a large white falcon, an homage to beauty and nature as symbolized in Pignatelli's new book The Great Beauty.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Yellowstone Park Foundation's 1st Annual Young Patrons Benefit

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Young, beautiful and charitable was the scene at Yellowstone Park Foundation's 1st Annual Young Patrons Benefit at the Bowery Hotel rooftop. I was thrilled to have a chance to attend and cover every exciting moment of this highly anticipated charity event, which ended up raising a grand total of $42,957.

I wore one of my favorite flower dresses from Teri Jon in the spirit of the evening’s nature conservancy theme. I loved everything about this dress, from its stunning jeweled neckline to its gorgeous painted flowers.  

Co-Chairs included: Arielle Patrick, Alice Ryan McCormack and Jackie Rooney.

Host Committee: Martin Ambrose, Eric Bicknese, Liz Bourgeois, Ben Bronfman, Alexander Cook, Kipton Cronkite, Peter Davis, Nell Diamond, Savannah Engel, Alexandra Fairweather, Juliet Falchi, Isabela Garcez, Sarah Hansen, Lizzy Harris, Patricia Ruiz Healy, Chance Tileston Heath, Michael Jaconi, Fifi Knott, Sims Lansing, Scott Manniello, Lansing Moore, Chelsea Mouta, Magan Munson, Maude Navarre, Philip Piro, Stephen Powers, Steve Read, Hilary Stingley, Curtis Young, Spencer Zakarin.

Sponsors: Punzoné Vodka, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Archer Roose, Wyoming Whiskey, American Juice Company and Luzzo's BK.

The Yellowstone Park Foundation is the official fundraising partner of Yellowstone National Park, and is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. In 1996, a group of concerned citizens, working with the National Park Service, started the Foundation in order to protect, preserve, and enhance Yellowstone National Park.

The Yellowstone Park Foundation works to fund important projects and programs, many of which are beyond the financial capacity of the National Park Service. The Foundation receives no annual government funding; it relies instead upon the generous support of private citizens, foundations, and corporations to ensure that Yellowstone's great gifts to the world will never diminish.Since its inception, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has raised more than $85 million for Yellowstone National Park, and has successfully funded more than 300 Park projects.

You can find more information on the Yellowstone Park Foundation on the website:

William Banks-Blaney’s Launch Party For His New Book: Iconic Dresses: 25 Moments in Twentieth-century Fashion

I had the absolute pleasure of attending William Banks-Blaney’s launch party for his new book: Iconic Dresses: 25 Moments in Twentieth-century Fashion. The event was held at the Jonathan Adler store in Soho. 

Who better to help celebrate such a fashion icon than Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan?! I was so excited to join both of these legends in honor of William’s historic new book. 

The book begins with a lovely foreword by Rachel Zoe, as she describes how she first met William when he invited her to a private appointment at his store in London. She continues to describe William's brilliant work. "William possesses an insurmountable knowledge of vintage. He is truly an encyclopedia of couture."- Rachel Zoe

In this book, through his selection and description of 25 iconic vintage dresses, William Banks-Blaney tells the history of twentieth-century couture, the fashion designers who created the dresses and the women who wore them. It threads together what was happening socially, culturally, politically at the time and how it influenced designers including Fortuny, Chanel, Dior, Courreges, and Halston.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Woosh Beauty Launch Party With Bobbie Thomas at HSN

I was so excited to spend the evening at the HSN hq to celebrate Bobbie Thomas’s new collection of makeup called Woosh Beauty. 

“TODAY” show style expert Bobbie Thomas teamed up with her best friend Andrea DeVos Abraham to launch Woosh Beauty by ProGirl via HSN later this month. Bobbie's first appearance on the channel is Oct. 30th, with a returning appearance in December. 

Bobbie Thomas has done it all, but at the end of day, just considers herself a professional girlfriend, relatable resource with years of experience helping women navigate everything from makeup to breakups.

Bobbie created her own unique niche in the style sphere as one of the few authorities out there with both the hands-on experience of a style vet and the effortless approachability of your best friend. She has devoted her career to testing, trying, researching, and reporting on the tips, tools, and trends that real women can use. 

In 2013, Bobbie partnered with close friend and co-founder, Andrea DeVos Abraham, to found ProGirl, a brand aimed at providing support and solutions to women. Their first product line, Woosh Beauty is entirely comprised of innovated/ or elevated beauty tools that they always wished existed but didn’t. So they made them themselves. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

THEIA Fall 2016 Bridal: 1920's Opium Den

For Fall 2016, the THEIA bride walks a dark and dreamy pathway seen through the foggy haze of a 1920’s Opium Den. Inhibitions disappear and endless possibilities for her wedding gown shimmer in front of her eyes. 

This woman is free to re-define what marriage means to her… she decides... she chooses… and at THEIA she will find just the dress for her unique celebration. She may wear a sensuous sleek bias satin gown like ivory puffs of smoke undulating in the air... 

Clouds of Spanish tulle cinched with diamonds. She may tattoo Geisha’s on her naked body, or crush blood red poppies, their rich color soaked up by luscious silks and embroideries, their potent black seeds slick satin with an ebony gloss. Fearless and empowered by her femininity, this bride walks where others fear to follow.

I was completely blown away by THEIA's designer Don O'Neill and his dreamy new Fall 2016 bridal collection. He infused every bit of 1920s glamour and mystery into his bridal gowns. One of my favorite pieces was the above Artic white faux fur chubby over hand embroidered diamond sequin slip dress. 

Each gown would be a perfect look for brides who are looking for that certain unconventional je ne sais quoi for their big day. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Carmen Marc Valvo, Cynthia Rowley, Monique Lhuillier, David Meister and JS Collections Spring 2016 Collection Preview

I was thrilled to see the new Spring 2016 collections from Carmen Marc Valvo, Cynthia Rowley, Monique Lhuillier, David Meister and JS Collections. All of the collections were so beautiful and included a perfect mix of bright colors, florals, embroidery and fun patterns. 

Fall is just beginning now, but this preview made me so excited to fast forward into Spring 2016. Particularly excited for all the beautiful floral pieces, especially the one shoulder flower gown from Carmen Marc Valvo. 

Thank you so much Catherine for showing me each one as well as your favorite pieces. Check out more of the collections below! 

Friday, October 2, 2015

THEIA Spring 2016 Collection Preview: Inspired by The Opulent Alhambra Palace in Spain

My friends at THEIA invited me to preview their newest Spring 2016 collection right after New York Fashion Week. Every season I’m incredibly excited to see what Don O'Neill, THEIA’s exceptionally talented designer has in store for the season ahead. 

For Spring 2016, Don was inspired by the grand Alhambra Palace in Spain.
The Alhambra got its name because of its reddish walls (in Arabic Alhambra means Red Castle).  

The tile work in the palace is represented in the beautiful embroideries of the jewels dresses. Primary colors included rich ivories, beige and opulent hues of blue. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New York Fashion Week Diary Day 4 cont.: Art Hearts Fashion Gala + Dinner at Lavo

The rest of my day 4 of New York Fashion Week was spent at the Art Hearts Fashion Gala midtown, followed by a nice dinner at Lavo restaurant on the Upper East Side. 

I wore a THEIA Spring 2014 sequin cocktail dress for my last look of fashion week. It was an absolutely stunning piece that sparkled 10x more in person with white and black sequins.

My hair was done earlier that day at the Angela Roi event, and it was the perfect match to my more formal evening look.

New York Fashion Week Diary Day 4: Angela Roi Soiree at Bene Rialto

During day 4 of New York Fashion Week I spent the afternoon at Bene Rialto, a lovely shop in the Garment District for emerging designers. Bene Rialto hosted a NYFW party for Angela Roi, one of the brands that’s currently sold at the store. 

Guests were invited to enjoy a glamorous afternoon of fashion, cocktails and cupcakes. In addition, special services like an in-house beauty bar with nail and beauty treatments were provided.

I wore a Cynthia Rowley print scuba dress for the event. It was the perfect look for a Summer fashion party with its striking blue and white pattern. In fact it reminded me a bit of a pattern that you would typically see on a fancy China dinner plate.  

New York Fashion Week Diary Day 3: Chris Ber'Y, Anthony Rubio, Marco Marco Spring 2016 Fashion Shows + Meeting Lance Bass!

It’s always an unpredictable, exciting adventure when I attend New York Fashion Week and day 3 certainly made for another chapter in my book of epic stories.

My friends always joke that no one would ever believe half the things that happen to me so writing about my Fashion Week experience is always quite entertaining.

I wore a THEIA Spring 2015 silver/gold dress for my shows that evening. The dress was a perfect fit, and I absolutely loved the incredibly chic design. The juxtaposition of blue and gold patterns really made this look stand out. In addition its cut out front was the perfect touch of sexy, yet classic.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New York Fashion Week Diary Day 2: Pink Swan Makeover at Caravan Stylist Studio + Zang Toi Spring 2016 Fashion Show!

Day 2 of New York Fashion Week was probably one of my favorites for so many reasons! The first being that I was invited to see my friend and designer Zang Toi’s fashion show that day. I look forward to Zang’s show each season as he’s one of the most innovative, brilliant and indescribably talented designers I know! 

The second reason was that I had a chance to wear a THEIA custom pink dress with feathers straight off their runway! The dress was invaluable and of course I needed the right hair and makeup to complete the look. I was so lucky that the Caravan Stylist Studio team could squeeze me in for a last minute makeover. The look they created for me was nothing short of brilliant as they molded me into the ‘Pink Swan’ for New York Fashion Week.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New York Fashion Week Diary Day 1: Malan Breton Spring 2016 Fashion Show + Visit To Caravan Stylist Studio

Day one of New York Fashion Week was a little hectic, but so exciting! It was probably one of the most anticipated fashion weeks in New York as it no longer was going to be held at Lincoln Center, but in various new venues around the city.

I was incredibly excited to catch up with old fashion friends who I mostly see during the fashion season. 

Of course, I was also equally thrilled to have a chance to dress up! Being the queen of last minute planning, I managed to pick out my 5 looks for the week in just a few hours before my first fashion show of the day. 

Luckily being so last minute usually works in my favor as I managed to pull everything off in record time!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

A Summer Wedding Story: Wearing Teri Jon

There is no better way to end Summer than with an August wedding. I had the pleasure of attending Joey and Kim’s wedding as my friend's guest. The wedding was held at the charming Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Long Island. I’ve never really been to Long Island so it was exciting to take a trip up there for the big day.

My absolute favorite part was of course picking out what I was going to wear. I found a gorgeous Teri Jon sequin lace cocktail dress with a feather hem and knew it was the one! No pun intended… ;) 

The moment I saw the dress, I instantly fell in love with the rose design, intricate beading and of course the feather detailing on the bottom! 

The color of the dress was more of a Fall look, so to make it a bit more Summery I put on bright pink lipstick and wore a matching pink bag. 

It was a hard decision as all of Teri Jon’s dresses are so pretty and befitting for weddings! Teri Jon is a luxury brand with the finest specialty and day-to dinner wear. They’re sold globally in high-end department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Lord and Taylor, as well as in specialty boutiques worldwide. Every Teri Jon item is designed with precision and artistry, and is made with top quality fabrics and expert craftsmanship

Saturday, August 22, 2015

SABON's Summer Soiree

I was thrilled to have a chance to attend Sabon’s Summer Soiree this past week. Held at their newly renovated flagship store on the upper west side, the private celebration featured a red carpet, signature Sabon-inspired cocktails, desserts, luxe mini hand treatments and a floral crown social station. In addition, they also unveiled their first-ever Sabon Soap lab where guests had an opportunity to see how the soap was made.

VIP guests, including Israeli celebrities Bar Paly, Moran Atias and Shani Atias as well as editors and bloggers were also introduced to Sabon’s new ‘Enjoy The Present’ Holiday collection and Dead Sea Line. 

A fabulous red carpet was setup right outside of the store. Of course I couldn’t resist to get my picture taken! There is something so exciting about being on a red carpet, and it definitely set the mood for the rest of Sabon’s incredible evening. 

Sabon’s mission is to create and offer an unparalleled range of exceptional bath and body products using time-honored remedies based on the finest natural ingredients. 

First launching in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sabon opened for business in the mid-nineties. Since, Sabon has become an international network with 130 locations around the world and in major cities including New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Rome.   

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ranbeeri Denim Launch Party With Aliana Lohan

It’s been one epic Summer so far! I’ve had so many unforgettable experiences, met incredible people, and of course covered some of the best fashion events in the city. The Ranbeeri Denim Launch Party with Aliana Lohan at the James Hotel definitely encompassed all of these things! 

It was the most beautiful, warm Summer day and I was running (in heels) from the Nanette Lepore event to the nearest subway to make it in time for the Ranbeeri Denim launch party downtown. 

The party was held in celebration of Ranbeeri’s new 2015 lifestyle fashion look book & campaign featuring Aliana Lohan. It was shot with an emphasis on denim, which is shown visually in it’s raw but beautiful stage through the photography lens of Bryce Thompson

Notable guests included: Aliana Lohan (Fashion Model), Dina Lohan (TV personality), Michael Lohan (Reality TV show personality), Po Johnson (Singer, Reality Star), La La Anthony (Radio and TV personality) and Arzo Anwar (Celebrity Stylist).

Ranbeeri Denim is a young, contemporary, European inspired brand with standout, quality fabrications accompanied by a wide variety of designs moderately priced for young women. Ranbeeri specializes in producing fashion quality denim pieces with amazing washes and fits for all women. Their commitment to quality and fit has driven the major growth and distribution amongst retailers across America, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Check out to see their full collection.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Nanette Lepore Spring 2016 Shoe Collection Sneak Peek: Bold Colors, Prints and Bohemian Chic Style!

Nanette Lepore and me

I was so excited to meet fashion designer and icon Nanette Lepore at her Spring 2016 shoe collection preview at the Vida Showroom in NYC. Nanette Lepore and Vida Showroom are in a licensing partnership to produce the luxury shoes.

The event gave fashion editors and bloggers a chance to get a sneak peek of Nanette Lepore’s fabulous new collection of shoes that were very much inline with her namesake brand aesthetic of bold colors, prints and bohemian chic style. 

After meeting Nanette Lepore I was given a grand tour of her Spring 2016 collection of shoes that were displayed on the first floor as well as in the main showroom.

Friday, July 31, 2015

My Best Friend Robyn's Marie Antoinette Themed Birthday Party

I had the absolute pleasure of planning and hosting my best friend Robyn’s Birthday party. Party planning is one of my favorite things and I wanted to make her big day extra special. Throughout the years we’ve typically done themed Birthdays and of course this time was no exception. After carefully combing through options I decided to make a Marie Antoinette themed Birthday party for Robyn. 

Originally I was going to go with a high-tea during the afternoon idea, but ultimately decided for an evening affair since it was on a Monday.

Picking the perfect place was a bit of a challenge as I wanted a venue that would compliment the Marie Antoinette theme. I ultimately chose Lillie’s Times Square for Robyn’s Birthday and it was absolutely the right decision!

Lillie’s is a Victoria established that’s named after Lillie Langtry, a famous British socialite from the 19th century. She was notorious for her long list of prominent suitors, which included the future King of England, Edward VII. She was born on the Isle of Jersey, which lies off the southern coast of England, and was later known as the “Jersey Lillie”.

The ambience was very true to the Victorian era with lush décor of marble fireplaces and old century golden-framed paintings that would certainly befit a royal patron. I couldn’t help but be in awe of how well Lillie’s brought the Victorian era back to life. 

After finding the ideal venue, I set out to find royal themed dresses to wear. Luckily, I was able to get us gorgeous THEIA looks that were just perfect for Robyn’s Marie Antoinette themed party. 

Robyn wore a stunning meticulously beaded crystal dress that would certainly make the real Marie Antoinette quite jealous! I opted for a more demur but equally stunning embroidered look. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Preview of Laura Ciccarello's Stylish Accessories + Exclusive Interview!

One of my absolute favorite things about being a fashion blogger is the chance to really get to know the people behind the fashion scene. I recently had a chance to meet Accessories Designer Laura Ciccarello who designs jewelry, scarves and handbags under her namesake brand. 

I’m a big fan of unconventional designs and Laura certainly delivers with themes like Karl Lagerfeld is really Chuck Norris and Queen of the Aztec.

Fascinated by her unique designs, I caught up with Laura for an in-depth interview. Check out what she had to say about her super cool new collection, inspiration, career advise for budding new designers and much more! 

Friday, July 24, 2015

3rd Annual More The Merrier HSN Holiday Collection Preview At The Academy Mansion

The Holidays came a little early for HSN as the iconic home shopping network hosted its 3rd annual More The Merrier HSNi Holiday Collection at the Academy Mansion in NYC. In addition to HSN, other showcasing brands included Frontgate, TravelSmith, Ballard Designs, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements, and Chasing Fireflies.

It was so exciting to have a chance to visit the Academy Mansion on the upper east side to see the new HSN Holiday collection. I’ve been to quite a few in the city, but this is by far my favorite one. I’m a secret history nerd, so in the midst of writing this post I took a quick look at the mansion’s long history. 

According to an online source, the mansion was constructed in 1921 by William Ziegler, Jr, an heir to the Royal Baking Powder Company fortune. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's Officially Summer With OFF! & Guest Of A Guest At The Maritime Hotel!

You know that one epic evening of Summer that you’ll always remember? The OFF® and Guest of a Guest’s style bash was certainly it for me. Hosted at the chic Cabanas in the Maritime Hotel, the event featured classic Summer activities like mini-golf, an outdoor décor tutorial courtesy of NYC florist Something May, s’mores by a fire pit and music by DJ Jilly Hendrix

And what’s an over-the-top Summer party without a few celebrities?! Notable guests included Stacy London, Lo Bosworth, Azeeza KhanJess Levin, Michelle Mcswain, Sarah Haman, Gigi Burris, Annette & Phoebe Stephens, Rachelle Hrushka Macpherson and many more!

The backyard style bash was a perfect reminder for guests to get back outside this Summer and stay protected with OFF!.

One of my favorite moments was meeting former Laguna Beach star and current fashion blogger Lo Bosworth. Lo now writes a popular fashion blog called