HAT: Mr Den, Kendall Jenner’s Dog, Queen of Rittenhouse and More

HughE Around Town: Mr Den, Kendall Jenner’s Dog, Queen of Rittenhouse and More Gossip

OK I survived the Hair of the Dog last night. Photos will be published on Tuesday, follow me on Social Media for the links, and I will publish Links here on ChitChat on Wednesday.

A few weeks ago the privilege few received these handmade invitation to experience renowned NY artist Den “Mr. Den” Ramos, first Philadelphia solo art exhibit which was held at Maison 208.

Mr. Den’s sculptures, paintings and metal work have been featured at both Comicon and Kidrobot Munnyworld. 
Hosted by Irina V. Mitchell of FashionMonger, LLC (Society Bitch)with Joshua Kradz operations manager Fashion Monger llc

Definitely one of my favorite pieces. Check out his website HERE

Guess who’s back, back in town – Yep Kendall Jenner stopped by the Sixers game last night to see her boo Ben Simmons play. Do not blame her for the loss, they’ve won plenty of times with her in attendance.

Then she went back to his place and played with their enormous dog with the diamond collar. BTW there serious, not only did they get a dog, but she added his photo to the back of her phone, and you know how hard that is to get off. Update: Sunday afternoon Ben and Kendall were spotted at Williams Sonoma on Walnut Street were they were ordering a 10 piece cooking set says my tipster. Kendall is in town for the rest of the week.

Eagles player Freddie Mitchell stopped by Scarpetta Thursday night for dinner. I saw with my own two eyes in the corner with his crew. I had ate from the restaurant week menu $35 three courses, you can’t beat it. I had beet salad, chicken and the most beautiful dessert. Didn’t see what he was eating, but he did eat, not in the quiet cause the Rittenhouse girls showed out to celebrate the Queen of Rittenhouse – Sabrina Tamburino’s Birthday.

Happy Birthday to my original “It Girl”, the first ChitChat Socialite of Rittenhouse Square.
Sabrina Tamburino Thorne.
DJ Eddie Tully kept the party rocking, as he spins there every Thursday Night.

After Hair of the Dog last night, a lot of people headed to the Afterparty at Stats on 17th including the headliner – T-Pain here with co-owner, GM Justin Veas.

This week M Night Shylaman’s Untitled Apple Series filmed on the 2100 block of Spruce Street, as well as at 1835 Market Street. Rupert Grint and Lauren Ambrose were spotted. Night was out promoting his new movie Glass. Did you see it? Check out Penn Live’s Julia Hatmaker’s photo column of all the Philly places where Glass filmed. HERE

Although we missed the “Storm of the Century” we did have a dusting on Thursday.

Hope you have a great day, watch out for that deep freeze, but do enjoy the Lunar Eclipse tonight starting a little after 11PM


What To Wear To The Gala, Ball or Cocktail Party

What To Wear To The Gala, Ball or Cocktail Party

January is slow for social season, but there are 4 important charity galas which occur. First up is The Lemon Ball, which raises money for Alex’s Lemonade Foundation. It happens tomorrow night, Saturday January 19 at the Marriott Hotel Downtown. Across the street at the Crystal Tea Room another charity gala will be going on Hair of the Dog, which benefits the Morris Animal Refuge. Next up is the Academy Ball next Saturday, January 26, 2019, which benefits the Academy of Music building. Finally the Philadelphia Auto Show, which raising funds for CHOP Nurses.

The Lemon Ball is a Black Tie affair, with a touch of lemon


BlackTie Formal Wear: What It Actually Means. Black tie is a dress code for social functions that start after 6 p.m., and basically translates to “this party is fancy and men should wear tuxedos and women should wear gowns, not cocktail dresses, or something you’d wear to the disco.”

A suit and a yellow tie are acceptable.

Women have options — they can go a bit dressier and wear a formal floor-length gown, or they can choose a dressy cocktail dress, paired with heels or dressy flats. Dressy pants suits are also acceptable

I tend to photograph anyone who has made the effort to wear a little flair

Nearly everyone always dresses to the suggested Black Tie, dress up fashion.

Next up Hair of the Dog attire.

Black Tie Optional
Although you can wear a tux if you want, it really is optional—just as the invitation says. The same suit-and-tie look that you would wear to an important meeting will work. A gray or navy suit is your best bet, paired with a proper dress shirt

For women, it means you have the option of wearing a full-length gown, or opting for a cocktail dress, so long as the hemline isn’t too short or the style isn’t too revealing.

 It’s fun and fancy free without judgement.

You can be a little dare to bare.  Black Tie Optional is a gala after 5PM, but it’s a fun, fanciful, and at HOD wear if you dare kinda party. The sexier, sleeker, the better. It’s also been a party animal good time gala.

Short, sparkly dresses are also a go and for the gentleman a nice black suit with a tie will get my attention for a photo

Beautiful cocktail dress and gown.

Gorgeous couple and outfits, perfect for HOD sexy vibe, and just as good for the Auto Show.

Belle of the Ball with shear and a Tiara is a standout look for HOD, a fun night out at NOTO, 1500 Lounge or the after party at Stats.

Kate Beaver made news history with this eye popping dress. After my photo publishes she and her dress became a media darling appearing together in several outlets.
A perfect choice for HOD, and possibly the Philly Auto Show, but not many other galas.

Vivian’s gown was my best choice for the night. The blue velvet floor length glamour gown is appropriate for most galas and even the Academy Ball.

The Philly Auto Show is Black Tie, the men usually adhere to the suggestion, but the ladies seem to wear from cocktail dresses to Academy Ball gowns.

Although some of the men break the rule on the Black Tie dress as well.

you’re more than welcome to boogie down

Dresses and gowns should be long at a formal gathering
Cocktail dresses as sexy as a convertible
Black Tie Winners

The Academy Ball – Strictly White Tie. Formal Gowns for the Ladies, sometimes gloves.

Need a White Tail for Academy Ball 1/26/19 rent one from @menswearhouse 1624 Chestnut Street and use code #8231927 for group discount code. #sponsoredpost I’ve been renting my white tie from there for 6 years. Where it, return it you don’t even have to clean it. #whitetie #charityball They also have Tuxes, but don’t wear one to the Academy Ball #areyougoing

Katie Griffin Casting

Katie Griffin Casting

Parx Casino

Parx Casino


HughE Around Town: Pod Hotel, 201 & Congrats to Locals

HughE Around Town: Pod Hotel, 201 & Congrats to Locals

Change of name, the former Sheraton Hotel at 17th & Vine, quietly changed names last year, to Philadelphia 201 Hotel. No word on if they’re going to add the name to the top of the building where they recently removed the Sheraton name.

Speaking of hotels, the POD Hotel is well underway, and has reached the planned 11 stories. Seems to be on track for the fall opening as reported. Check out a story here on Curbed Philly.

I noticed the Philadelphia Library is really LIT now!

Happy Birthday Anne Nikolaus (c) here celebrating with her friends at Vesper Nightclub, right down the street from the former Coda, which is rumored to become Vengence soon.

Congrats to Renee Patrone, President of Party Host Helpers, who got engage recently to her boyfriend Ted Rhinehart

Last week a new permanent exhibit opened at the Please Touch Museum. Check out the story and photos here.
Also if I photographed you this week you might find your photo

The new Swing Exhibit at The Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center’s Monthly La Noche Dance Party
See you back here tomorrow for more PhillyChitChat