For the first three and a half years of PCC I was a paralegal, and the blog was my hobby. Since January 2011 it's been my full time job. Before 7/7/07 I didn't know anyone I covered on these pages, sure I knew of some of the more notable people like
Sharon Pinkenson, Mary Patel or Mayor Nutter, and by knowing them, I mean from reading about them in the newspaper, never met them. My anniversary is in a month, I had planned all year long to revisit some of my favorite parties every month but I ran out of time as I was keeping a busy schedule. Now here at 2AM on the eve of a holiday weekend I was thinking now is as good as time as ever, even though I do have at least a half dozen current events I need to get to.
|guest, Thom Cardwell, Farley Granger and James Dugan at the PIGLTF 2008|
On occasion I would cover charity events, but I really didn't know how to get invited to them, or even what a PR person did or that they were the key to to accessibility. Over the years the blog has been our teacher to the elements that go in throwing a party, (what does PR do, who created the environment?) events, or getting publicity for a client. Above Sarah Doheny and John Soden. Over the top and stylish, I named her the Style PR Diva after seeing her in this Bjork inspired outfit, and the name stuck as I believe she uses it in her moniker.
In the first 2 years when I started PCC, once or twice a week after working 8 - 3PM (no lunch) at the law firm, I would hop a train to NYC and cover a red carpet or three, hop back on the train at 11PM or sometimes at 3AM. (Sometimes I would go straight into work w/o sleep.)
David Wagaman, Capriccio Cafe Cret and and Dennis Fee, Co-owner of Tavern on Camac & Uncles.
|Jill Rizen (3rd from left) - 5 years later she's in love and planning a wedding to Andy Henning, Elaine Grabar (2nd from right) and Michelle Ranieri. This was the first time I photographed these girls.|
|Sheryl Raskin and Meredith Trotter - two PR peeps you don't see on the social scene as much anymore, but still working in their fields and raising their families in the burbs.|
|Michelle Miller. I didn't know her back then. When I was reviewing my shots I saw her in them. I remember shooting this photo thinking a delicious tall glass of something beautiful.|
|Susan Helfrich and Rich Wolff, They were heavily on the social scene, but have now taken a back seat to their thriving film studio. Right now they're at the Cannes International Film Festival selling their products.|
|I think this is the party I where I met Donna Coghlan. Sweet, engaged now.|
|Man of Mystery: The guy on the left was always at all the right parties, but I don't know what he did or what his name is but he is always with the beautiful ladies.|