Friday, August 28, 2009

Reid Rosenthal PHILADELPHIA WHERE MAGAZINE COVER PHOTO SHOOT: more behind the scenes photos

I had a few more Reid Rosenthal shots from the photo shoot that took place at the Shops of Liberty in Philadelphia (PR Punchmedia) . Now I am taking advantage of the huge amount of fans that are interested in Reid, and since most of you are women I want you to be aware that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, or the Whispering disease. My sister is in stage 4 and although she regularly went to her OBGYN the symptoms were missed until it was too late. She is currently fighting a very courageous battle and I cherish every second I have with her. Also you can't rely on the CA125 blood test, her's still registers negative to the disease. So please, please educate yourself on this disease and visit some of the sites I tagged the photos with including http://www.ovarian.org/ Later this month I will be participating in the Avon-By-The-Sea Ovarian Walk and will post a link to my donors page if you would like to support the cause that way.

Ettore Spa's Ettore did Reid's grooming
Publisher of Where Magazine Laura Burkhardt, with Reid Rosenthal and Reid's entertainment entertainment Chris Cabott (of the Law Office of Lloyd Z. Remick) who states: just received an advance copy of the cover shoot and fashion editorial that we put together for client Reid Rosenthal of ABC's "The Bachelorette" in "Where Magazine." It looks great. Special thanks to Where's publisher Laura Burkhardt and its editor Karen Gross!Photographer Christopher Gabello setting up a shot. Les Schwartzberg of Les Richards men’s shop at the Shops at Liberty Place provided all the clothes for the shoot.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. This cause is very dear to my heart as my sister is fighting the good fight. Ovarian cancer is overlook and could use your support.
Next week I will replace this photo with one without the Ovarian logo, but since it's a before I'm supposed to release it so I thought why not support a great cause in case this photo ends up on websites around the world.

Y3 JOAN SHEPP PARTY PHOTOS Philadelphia

The other night brought out the who's who of Philly's stylish people to one of the most fashionable streets in Philadelphia, Walnut Street and Joan Shepp's boutique. Punchmedia Pr James Zeleniak and Rittenhouse's GlossPR Maven Corie Moskow

One of Philly's most stylish couples GPFO Sharon Pinkenson and Joseph Weiss, chairman, Electronic Ink. Check out Lesley van Arsdale's piece on CBS3 re: Pa Tax Film credits and my interview about the celebs in town: http://bit.ly/2bWQ62Charlie Smith and Kristie Bergey; as I mentioned last night, Kristie along with a bunch of others is working on the Philadelphia Fashion Week in October; Philadelphia will be the newest city to get its own fashion week this fall. A three-day event that will take place October 8-10, 2009 at the 23rd Street Armory (23rd Street between Market and Chestnut streets),
The very stylish peeps Where Magazine Publisher Laura Burkhardt and Director of Marketing for the Mural Arts, Ryan Derfler. I just recently participating in an awesome Mural Arts tour sponsored by Where Magazine and given by Ryan Derfler, photos to come shortly. Great tour. You really must take a Mural Arts tour before the season is over.Celebrate the Murals
Take a free guided Mural Tour courtesy of Bank of America. To reserve a spot on Sat 9/26– call
215-685-0754 For weekly guided mural tours $$ ( Every Wed, Sat and Sunday ) Call 215-
389-8687 for more details or muralarts.org Also pick up the Center City Guide to Philadelphia, Fall Edition, which is published and edited by Where Magazine. Really informative and current;
We've arrived. Y-3 is now calls Joan Shepp home. Frommers.com describes it as "This much-loved, bi-level store elegantly presents an eclectic, extra-chic mix of Chloe bags, antique jewelry, Wolford hosiery, Miu Miu pumps, and especially clothing. Among the Yohji Yamamotos, Marnis, Dries Van Notens, and Junya Watanabes, you'll occasionally find spectacular bargains. On Wednesday, dressmaker Irina Sigal stops by to work her seam-changing magic. You can't miss everybody's favorite salesperson, Tuesday, the best-dressed person in Philadelphia.
Y-3 has it's own little space on the 2nd floor mezzanine, which includes a dressing roomHere's long time Joan Shepp Tuesday Gordon manager and buyer for the store at 1600 Walnut St. with designer Walish Gooshe Walish's shirt is wearing a custom design shirt he just whipped up
MJ Richardson, Emil DeJohn, director of fashion at the Art Institute, and Denise Fike; You'll recall the last time we chatted with Dr. DeJohn it was when Andre Leon Talley visited to speak to his students. The good doctor said to be on the look out from Mr. Talley again, along with his friend Ralph Lauren who recently sent down material for his students to use in a design of a piece which will then be judge for the best design using this material.
Zama, a Japanese restaurant from Pod founding chef Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka (left); it's expected to open this fall, Michael Klein reports.
Philadelphia Inquirer Fashion Writer Elizabeth Wellington
The next generation of fashion designers Stefan Robinson, Aristotle Brittingham and Arby Cohen
Evan Solomon and fiance Lynsie Fineberg are passionate about Friends of American Cancer Society Event on Sunday Evening October 25, 2009 at the Simeone Car Museum (www.simeonefoundation.org). This year's efforts will focus on Lung Cancer and The Hope Lodge. We have raised over 2.5 million over the past 9 years and over 500K just last year.
I've always been of fan of Perry Milou and his pop art style; After years of showing his work in his galleries, he packed up shop and moved south to a sunnier climate, but thankfully for us he returned. Hopefully he will see Philly in a new lite and be inspired to capture everything that is new and refreshing about the City.
11/18/05 - The Triangle newspaper states:

More reminiscent of a Parisian couture house or a modern museum of art than a 16th and Walnut Street shop, Shepp's store has received national recognition as a primary establishment in the finer field of fashion. It is both a breeding ground and a designer-label haven to a style-conscious crowd. What's more, Shepp started it all on a mere $100 budget; the store is amongst the top 20 in the country with Vogue Magazine listing it in 2002 among its "top 8" in the U.S.
Joan Shepp with friends - Affordable, exceptional luxury fashion. Carries one of a kind, up-to-the-minute selection of favorites like Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin and Junya Watanabe and unique accessories by hard-to-find brands such as Johnny Farah, Sissi Rossi and John Wind. Says Jargol.com
ABAKINS Crew - Ky Cao, Judy Wong, Rick Cav, Jackson Wong, and Jenny Lei
Fashionable Krista and photographer Chris Gabello
Susan Glickman, Susan Shepp and Kevin Glickman of Philly's Invincible Pictures.
Angela Duross and Karen Gross. Karen is singer, songwriter and cabaret performer; she has an upcoming show at the Tin Angel 10/23; and on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (2-4 pm)- Karen comes home for the DOYLESTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL!
The Visitor Center Concierge, and Philly expert Albert Lee with Tom, he serves as the pastry chef of MorimotoTymbre Arnstead, Khard Mateen from Elevator Fight, and Khandian Sanderson
A stylish bunch
Zuma Tanaka, Raquel Kay, Sana Kavee, Tuesday Gordon, Ellen Shepp, Irina Sigal, Tanya, and Rosalyn A Bentley
Lulu on Yelp states: Joan Shepp,aside from being one of the most stylish ladies in Philadelphia, has a very fashion forward boutique. You'll find labels like Marni, Yohji Yamamoto, Charles Chang-Lima, YSL, Christian Louboutin, and of course Balenciaga.
Stop on by....1616 Walnut St


Thursday, August 27, 2009

JOHN ATWATER DISPLAYS HIS WORK AT JIMMYSTYLE on East Passyunk the Happening Street

Over the years, John Atwater has traveled the globe -- and he always had his camera with him, a Minolta camera his dad had given him. For the past month Atwater has shared his favorite photos from far-away places, displaying them in handmade frames the TV anchor makes from salvaged antique parts. (John Atwater joined FOX 29 in October, 2005, as a general assignment reporter. He currently anchors "Fox 29 News at 6" and "Fox 29 News at 10" with Joyce Evans on the weekends.)The month-long exhibit is the first in a new series showcasing local artists at JimmyStyle at 1820 E. Passyunk Ave in Philadelphia, Pa L-R The Mayor of East Passyunk Ave Jimmy Contreras ( Yesterday JimmyStyle assisted Inquirer's I Magazine photo shoot for an upcoming story on all the great things happening on East Passyunk Ave.) and Photographer John Atwater Fellow photographers Charlie Kirkwood and Paul Soroka
Mike Toub (He's been making the scene a lot lately), Steve Knepper, David Mariscotti and Steve Fabiani

NBC10's Justin Pizzi told me he was excited about John's exhibit, especially since he had been with him on a couple occasions where John would stop the car, get out and trash pick a potential frame.Alden Thomas, Lisa Kunz and Jimmy
NBC10 Make-up Artist Carie Brescia is launching her own line of makeup in September. She's with friend Eden Blair. Equally delicious looking were the cupcakes from the newly launched Buttercream Cupcake Truck Look for the Buttercream truck to visit Love Park on Friday @ 1PM
The turnout was nothing but a success with lots of friends, family and admirers in attendance
even cousin Jess was there with her friend Lizelle Arellano
as well as friends Nicole Linehan and Rob Saxon. Rob is out in Chicago this week celebrating a milestone birthday with mom. Nicole loved the Buttercream Cupcakes, and also recommends the newly launched Caketopia here in Philadelphia. "In Bed with Butch" Butch Cordora, who just found out that I'm getting the Sept/Oct cover of "Diversity Rules Magazine"! It's an awesome new LGBTQ mag serving the Binghamton/Syracuse area. With him is Erica Atwood, who I enjoyed a delicious Butcher & Singer burger voted Phila Mag Best and is celebrating with a sale $5.95 with fries & famed reporter from Philadelphia Tribune Bobbie Booker. Erica tells me that their are exciting things coming up in the City like the debut of M. Butterfly at the Academy of Music which might include an outdoor simulcast of opening night if a sponsor is found. Also this year for the Philadelphia Marathon they will be honoring a local athlete that has used their celebrity in a positive way to effect a charitable change.
This entire crew worked together at one time somewhere, I can't recall. Lauren Richman, NBC10's Justin Pizzi, FOX29's John Atwater, Colleen Lundy, Kevin Shupp and Comcast SportsNet West Steve Weissman
Peggy M Trott, Peggy is the Kimpton's Hotel Palomar's GM. Hotel Palomar now occupies the historic Architects Building. Built in 1929, it is a striking example of Art Deco architecture. I know the building well as my chiropractor was located there on the 4th floor, the AIA was on the 2nd floor, and a lawfirm I worked on a project at on the 25th floor. Peggy tells me that the 25th Floor will now be a magnificent ballroom. They have restored the crown molding and she can't wait to show me the other amazing details that were either preserved or restored. She went on to tell me that the 2nd floor is the seating section of the bar/restaurant, plus there will be a private dining room, offices and the board room. I asked about the elevators and the beautiful tiled murals which were in each one. All four of them were decorated with intricate mosaics of circa-30s Philly scenes: City Hall, Swann Fountain, the old skyline, the Ben Franklin Bridge. They were carefully removed and are intact and GUESS WHAT THE KIMPTON IS WILLING TO DONATE THEM TO A WORTHY ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD LIKE TO MAINTAIN THEM AND DISPLAY THEM. Friend them on Facebook to win an overnight stay, tell them PhillyChitChat sent you probably won't help but what the heck - LOL (Matt Ray & Manna's Marketing Director Meg Rider)

Where Magazine publisher, Laura Burkhardt with John Atwater. On Monday look for the Reid Rosenthal cover shot of the monthly Where Magazine to his tourist racks throughout the Philadelphia area.

Vlahos PR's newest member Robert Johnson and friend Arianna Neromiliotis, a greek girl who does NOT like greek coffee

You still have a few days to catch the John Atwater photo exhibit which ends 9/4/09. At that time a new exhibit will be installed. Vincent McLaughlin has a moving exhibition of photos from 9/11 which will be displayed throughout the month of September. An opening reception will be held on September 9 atJimmyStyle.

Come December I hope to have my exhibit up there. I just have to find the time. If you've been on PhillyChitChat you might find yourself as part of my exhibit. No doubt the "It Girls" will be a subject. JimmyStyle 1820 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia, PA 19148-2128 (267) 239-0598 (When you're finished reading today's entry, check out an earlier entry about Reese Witherspoon and friends http://www.phillychitchat.com/2009/08/reese-witherspoon-jake-gyllenhaal-paul.html)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chef JENNIFER CARROLL 10 Arts is the TOP CHEF TO ME

UPDATE: 12/2010 the latest entry for Top Chef Jennifer All Star Show.


(UPDATE: The Latest Top Chef Jennifer Carroll entry 11/17/09: http://www.phillychitchat.com/2009/11/top-chef-jennifer-carroll-still.html )

Last Wednesday, I attended the Top Chef Viewing Party at 10 Arts with Jennifer Carroll who is a contestant on the show. The soiree was held at Jen's restaurant, 10 Arts by Eric Ripert in the Ritz-Carlton on Broad Street, and was co-hosted by Eric himself, as well as GM Michael Walsh and Philadelphia Style Magazine's John Colabelli.

Party princess Hacina Saadi and Dana Rosen
Newly engaged Charles Pasquale and Donna Coghlan
Ritz-Carlton GM and co-host Michael Walsh, Kathy Walsh and Kayla Walsh
City Rep Melanie Johnson, Tom Muldoon, Pres. of PCVB and Karen A. Lewis Executive Director Avenue of the Arts Karen tells me that in a short time they will be fixing and replacing the planters that were destroyed along Broad Street in the Phillies celebration last year. Maybe they should wait until after baseball season.
Adam Spivak and Karen Sajda
Mary & Rhoda - Lindsay Kravitz and Kaci Mitz
Reuben "Big Rube" Harley gives a new twist to fashion. A viewpoint from a man's man on how we like to see our ladies look & William Dumbar
Lily Conner, Erin Elmore
Kristine Lynch,Jessica Carroll and Patti Lynch,
Steve Gonzales (Owner of the new pizza/wine bar Zavino's which I wrote about last Friday and featured a tiny glimpse of the interior), PR giant Peter Breslow and Thrillist Josh Valocchi
OMG I just watched the entire episode of Top Chef right before I wrote this entry. My sweet little Jen OMG has some gonads, is competitive and has made a few boys cry in the kitchen. Jen throws down this season, but is their a showmance in the making? I rarely have time to watch TV, have never seen Top Chef before, but I will be tuning in week after week.
I would like to hire the Chanin's stylist cause this family can dress. Son David, Mom, daughter Susan with Dad Dr. Scott Chanin
EFFEN Vodka, I just love that name, Laura Cognata, Rachel Day and Lauren Calisti
Renee and Don Freeman of Freeman Interiors Their firm emphasizes Quality and Detail, along with Classic Sophistication, which is exactly what they exude.
Philadelphia Style Publisher John Colabelli and his squeeze Table 31's Lauren D'Orsio
"I think the battle of the sexes challenge is absolutely ridiculous," Jennifer Carroll says in a preview at Bravotv.com In fact you need to check out the previews to get a few more behind the scene quips and funnies.
Ritz-Carlton GM Michael Walsh, Chef Jennifer Carroll, Mayor Michael Nutter in the kitchen
Check out another episode of the highly popular series tonight on Bravo TV or stop by 10 Arts in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton hotel to enjoy the festivities every Wednesday night. (But they are open 7 days a week too)