Saturday, September 4, 2010
Monday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m.
Ovarian Cancer Benefit September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Last December, my sister Judy Wilkins (pictured, sixth from the right at the Ovarian Cancer Walk last September) died of the disease at age 49. I remember when she was diagnosed she went to Gilda's House in Somers Point, where she lived. (There are only 19 in the U.S.) She joined the knitting club, participated in group discussions and learned to apply make-up after the chemo caused her eyebrows to fall off. It was these little things that made her quality of life a little more bearable. This year I want to help Gilda's House with
The First Annual Judy Wilkins Benefit for Gilda’s House of South Jersey, co-chaired by Hughe Dillon, Billy Sullivan, and a special guest or two (hello Kendra?) at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (500 Route 73 North, Marlton) on Monday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m.
The evening includes wine tasting from the Fleming’s 100 and hors d’oeuvres from the new fall menu, and a silent auction, all in memory of Judy Wilkins and the other courageous women who battle ovarian cancer.
Donations of $25/person to Gilda’s House of South Jersey will be collected at the door. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-668-0164. There is a limit of 75 people so make sure to reserve soon.
Friday, September 3, 2010
September 6th and 9th
Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain) (2001)
When impish gamine Amélie (Audrey Tautou), who lives alone, finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she's inspired to repatriate the items, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts. A celebration of life and love, French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Oscar-nominated charmer stresses the importance of small wonders that surround us, if only we paused to look.
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Awards: Academy Award® Nominee
September 13th and 16th
Inside Paris (Dans Paris) (2007)
Devastated by the recent breakup with his girlfriend, Paul (Romain Duris) moves back home with his divorced father (Guy Marchand), intent on wallowing in self-pity and doubt. Fortunately for him, his younger brother Jonathan (Louis Garrel) has vastly different plans for his big brother. This charming tale of love, heartache, loneliness and the solace of family is written and directed by Christophe Honoré. Starring: Romain Duris, Louis Garrel Director: Christophe Honoré
September 20th and 23rd
The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants de Pont Neuf) (1991)
Directed by Leos Carax, this cult hit stars Denis Lavant as Alex, a homeless, fire-eating addict living on the Pont Neuf, an abandoned bridge in Paris that's under renovation for the bicentennial celebration of the French Revolution. When Alex meets Michele (Juliette Binoche), a starving artist who's losing her only asset -- her vision -- these two lost souls come together to become whole again in a most unexpected way. Starring: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant Director: Leos Carax Awards: BAFTA® Nominee
September 17th and 30th
Paris, I Love You (Paris Je T'aime) (2006)
Paris comes to life in this whimsical patchwork of 18 five-minute shorts united by a common theme -- love in the City of Lights -- and helmed by an international cast of filmmakers, including Gus Van Sant, Olivier Assayas and Alexander Payne. Natalie Portman plays an American actress who captures the heart of a blind student; Juliette Binoche is visited by a ghostly Willem Dafoe; Bob Hoskins solicits a prostitute's advice on pleasing his wife.
Starring: Elijah Wood, Gérard Depardieu Director: Frederic Auburtin
Oct. 4 & 7
The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplettes de Belleville) (2003)
In this innovative animated tale, Champion is a lonely boy adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza. Seeing how happy Champion is on his bicycle, she trains him to compete. Years later, he enters the Tour de France but is kidnapped during the race. With Champion's dog, Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to save him and meets an odd female singing trio called "The Triplets of Belleville." Can her new friends and Bruno's nose help her find Champion?
Animated, Director: Sylvain Chomet
Oct. 11 & 14
After You (Aprés Vous) (2005)
A man's life changes forever with one selfless act in this romantic comedy. After stopping Louis (Jose Garcia) from committing suicide, well-meaning waiter Antoine (Daniel Auteuil) begins to feel responsible for the depressed man. Continuing to play Good Samaritan, Antoine decides to help Louis win back his ex-girlfriend, Blanche (Sandrine Kiberlain). But the do-gooder doesn't foresee the earth-shattering effect that Blanche will have on him.
Starring: Jose Garcia, Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Kiberlain, Director: Pierre Salvadori
Oct. 18 & 21
Love Me If You Dare (Jeux D'Enfants) (2003)
Ever since they were kids, Sophie (Marion Cotillard) and Julien (Guillaume Canet) have gotten their kicks out of a game where they continuously attempt to one-up the other with a chain of extreme pranks. When their relationship escalates to romance, the game turns harshly negative, and the two lovers' view of reality grows increasingly skewed.
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Director: Yann Samuell
Oct 25 & 28
Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups) (2001)
Based on an 18th-century French legend, director Christophe Gans's supernatural thriller follows naturalist Grégoire de Fronsac (Samuel Le Bihan) and his Mohawk Indian companion, Mani (Mark Dacascos), who are sent by the king to vanquish a beast that has been devouring villagers. At first skeptical of the protean creature's existence, de Fronsac pieces together evidence of a horrific, 500-pound animal.
Starring: Samuel Le Bihanand, Mark Dacascos, Vincent Cassell and Monica Bellucci, Director Christophe Gans
King of Prussia Mall to Host Fashion’s Night Out
King of Prussia, Pa—August 18, 2010- Make sure to R.S.V.P. to fashion’s biggest party, Fashion’s Night Out, happening once again at the King of Prussia Mall. The nation’s largest mall will join world-renowned fashion destinations: New York, London and Paris, as an official host of Fashion’s Night Out on September 10, 2010.
Fashion's Night Out was launched in 2009 by Vogue, the City of New York, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and NYC & Company, as a worldwide initiative to celebrate fashion and support local economies in response to the global economic downturn. The evening’s focus is reminding people why they love to shop- for the fashion- rather than relying on discounting to drive traffic to stores.
King of Prussia Mall retailers will keep their doors open (from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) to offer customers unique experiences, including trunk shows, makeovers, special guest appearances, give-aways and entertainment. The Mall will host a live fashion show including retailers Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Betsey Johnson, and Tory Burch; style lounges and entertainment throughout the center.
On September 10, King of Prussia Mall will participate in Fashion’s Night Out, an international celebration of fashion. Fashion’s Night Out was launched in 2009 by Vogue, the City of New York, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and NYC & Company to celebrate fashion and support local economies in response to the global economic downturn. The Mall will host exclusive style and entertainment events throughout the evening:
· Live fashion show with over 35 King of Prussia retailers, including Tory Burch, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Betsey Johnson
· Retailer in-store activities, including:
o Makeovers by celebrity hair stylist Artur Kirsh and a performance by The School of Rock at Neiman Marcus
o Missoni and Alexander Wang Trunk Show with mini style seminars hosted by personal stylists at Nordstrom
o $75 gift card giveaway every hour at Arden B.
o A pop-up performance by the Philadelphia Opera Company
For more information regarding retailer participation, event listings, news and more look to www.KingofPrussiaMall.com and King of Prussia’s Facebook and Twitter channels. For a complete list of the global participants please visit: www.fashionsnightout.com.
About Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy, and put the fun back in shopping. For one night last September, in New York City and twelve other cities around the world, designers, celebrities, models, and fashion editors staged exciting, one-of-a-kind events in stores open after-hours to the public. Retailers saw a surge of new shoppers and increased sales, while customers relished the street-party atmosphere. This year, FNO will host the largest public fashion show to take place in New York City’s history with more than 200 models modeling trends chosen by Vogue editors themselves. FNO NYC kicks off the beginning of New York’s famed and iconic Fashion Week where designers will gather at first-year venue Lincoln Center to show their 2011 spring collections.
This year, King of Prussia Mall will extend the festivities into a weekend-long series of family-friendly events inviting customers to “Experience the World of King of Prussia.”
About King of Prussia Mall
The King of Prussia Mall, developed and managed by Kravco Simon Company, is the east coast’s premier shopping destination featuring seven department stores, more than 400 retailers and more than 40 restaurants. Easily accessible off Route 202, I-76, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, King of Prussia is within one mile of Valley Forge National Historic Park and the Valley Forge Convention Center. For more information about King of Prussia, visit www.kingofprussiamall.com.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Here's a shot by Christopher Gabello Studios which I also covered for my Philly Magazine Column
Laura Burkhardt, Where Magazine publisher, Ellen and Joan Shepp
Mixologist with the Harvest Moon looks of ginger and Fall taste
Ryan Defler, Zelinda O'Hara and Will Ball, Wilhelmina Models
Qasim and Melina Thomas
Philly Mag's Street Style blogger Jimmy Contreras,
Kristy Aldrich, Tiana Odum and Tiffanie Standard
If you're picture isn't here it might end up on my Philly Mag column which comes out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday here.
Philadelphia Daily News columnist Jenice Armstrong and Phila Inquirer Fashion columnist Elizabeth Wellington
Brooke Fortier and Kari Oriolo, Where Magazine
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Snoop Dogg Scoop You haven't heard, Kendra Wilkinson News You Haven't Read, FBH Fashion Week & My Ovarian Cancer Benefit Party in Honor of my Sis info
Shane invites Andrea to the Shane Victorino Fashion Show a few weeks back
If you would like Miss Philadelphia come to your charity event, send her an email at Missphiladelphia2010@gmail.com to make arrangements. (She's booked on 9/27/10 to come to PhillyChitChat's 3rd Anniversary Party which benefits Gilda's House at Tweed)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
On Saturday the ladies of Cheerleaders (Front &Oregon) soaped up and washed more than 50 cars at $25 a pop to raise money for the City of Hope cancer charity. The Bikini Car Wash squad above included Derrick Copes, Shannon Niland, TT, Janine, Calypso, John, Dena, Jeanine, Sage, Kyla, Michael, Vivian and Celeste.
Nearly 100 cars stopped by to get clean
I remembered seeing Vivian Camille recently but couldn't place her. She thanked me for the nice write up on PhillyMag.com and PhillyChitChat.com for the Delilah's Diamond G-String Contest, she was the choreographer. Then it all came back to me, the Flashdancers and the amazing pole work. Vivian used to work at Delilah's for 9 years, but in January she moved over to Cheerleaders. It was hard, but the hours were more flexible so she could concentrate on her new project which is teaching pole dancing to women for exercise as well as the art of seduction. Many of my friends have taken her "Philly Premier Poledance" classes at studios in Center City. And believe me she is an expert in the field of pole dancing. http://www.poledancelessons.com I might give it a try if I can get a body like that.
Derrick Copes runs "Attention 2 Detail", a car detailing company he started about three years ago. He travels with a 500 gallon tank of water in his van, and can come to your house to wash your carsJanine is now using all her assets to get the job done.
Sarah Doheny, YUBPr, Shannon Niland, Cheerleaders Marketing Director, Harry Giordano, City Of Hope, and Amy Fitzpatrick, City of Hope During the down time the girls played with super soakers
Tia, Jeanine and Calypso aim to please and take their jobs seriously. The girls were thrilled to help out in any way they could to help fight the cancers of the world. At one point one of the girls went into Cheerleaders, returning 3o minutes later and dumping a wad of cash into the donation bucket saying she wanted to donate the tips she had just earned in that time.
The girls hard at work, Janine is convincing a customer to drop a little more cash in the City of Hope donation bucket. Nearly $1500 was collected for the entire day; I would call that a job well done (Also 9/12/10 City of Hope cancer walk)
Monday, August 30, 2010
Around 1:18 minutes you can really hear him sing. Sorry for the dark shot, no light on my camera to illuminate subject.