Friday, September 14, 2012

City of Hope's Walk for Hope - A National Fundraising Walk to Fight Women's Cancers

 City of Hope's Walk for Hope - A National Fundraising Walk to Fight Women's Cancers

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m.
Walk Begins: 10:00 a.m.
Start Location:
Campbell's Field
401 N. Delaware Ave.
Camden, NJ 08102 (map)

Registration Fee:
Adults (13 and over) - $25
Youth (12 and under) - $15

Online registration closes on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.  Day of event registration is $30 for adults and $20 for youths, so be sure to register early!

*Registration Fees are not tax-deductible

New York Life Valley Forge
The Walking Company
Philadelphia Sightseeing Tour
Old Navy Cherry Hill
Brio Tuscan Grille Cherry Hill
Philadelphia Circus Arts
The Fruit Guys
The Hughes Center
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
Philadelphia Weekly
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
Conestoga Bank
Let’s Talk Cancer

Details: Campbell’s Field
Registration, breakfast & Program 8-10 am
Walk Step Off 10 am

Details:  Headhouse
Full carnival games & circus arts
Entertainment by Little Martha
After event lunch party with Twisted Tail – special menu and quick turn around with a cocktail special courtesy of Philadelphia Distrilling.

Shuttles from 8-10 am and 12-3 pm from Headhouse Square to Campbell’s Field


Zarwin Baum Celebrity Casino Night Benefitting Easter Seals

Zarwin Baum Celebrity Casino Night Benefitting Easter Seals on Thursday, September 27 at the Law Offices of Zarwin Baum, 1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Former professional athletes, current professional coaches, local TV personalities and more will join guests in a night of fun, casino games and prizes! Cocktails and heavy hor d’oeuvres by B*Smiths Catering. Stay updated on the excitement by becoming a Facebook Fan of the event!
Space is very limited. Tickets can be purchased online at: Checks will also be accepted; please make payable to Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania and send c/o Stacey Kracher, Zarwin Baum, 1818 Market Street, 13th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. * 100% of all ticket sales will be donated to Easter Seals.
Please RSVP to Kelly Malloy at or 215 569 2800. We look forward to seeing you there!

Commonwealth Proper Fashion Everyday made in the USA - Cocktail Party

Last week Commonwealth Proper had a cocktail party at the Union League hosted by Rhonda Clark Carlson; Dana Spain to showcase fall / winter fabrics and styles. CMMP produces custom suits and shirts as well as gentlemanly accessories including ties, pocket squares and wallets
Co-founders J. Andrew SteinCraig von Schroeder and Douglas Martin
Julia Murphy, Commonwealth Proper's Director of Client Relations and Elizabeth Duham
Eric Cahill and Andrew Kennedy, Financial Advisor at PAX Partners of Raymond James. They love the custom made suits from the Philly based shop which is located at 18th and Spruce (
Ryan Brown and Designer Bela Shehu
Jessy Kyle is a Philadelphia based jazz/soul singer, songwriter, and pianist entertained the guests.
Jon Dorenbos does a little retail therapy for a change, as wife Julie looks on. Look for big news from Skin Palette in the coming weeks. Nothing like a nice healthy spray on tan to beat the upcoming SAD. John likes Commonwealth's quality, and that everything is made by hand, and in the United States.
Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari

Ronald Matthew, Greater Philadelphia Market President at TD Bank, Carol Drumstas, Market Manager for PA / East at Brown Forman Beverages and Darrel A. German. TD Bank. Senior Vice President. Philadelphia Regional Lending
Rhonda Clark Carlson, Bertrand Nelson and Sonya Bright

Elizabeth Dunham and Daniel Mahoney 

All Commonwealth Proper Garments are Made by Heart and Hand in the United States of America .
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American Tailored Clothing

East Coast Showroom: 1732 Spruce Street / Philadelphia
Los Angeles & New York by Appointment  

Twitter:      @DieProper
Facebook: commonwealthproper
Book Appointment: online

Thursday, September 13, 2012

FEASTIVAL PHOTOS, TIDBITS THE CORNER FOODERY, Beefcake Chefs Jason, Jon and Lee Ck Out Philly Mag Entry Link Here

 Check out my Philly Mag Column today on all of the fun Feastival photos & tidbits, at the bottom. (ps sorry for this shortened entry today. every since my trainer Steve Hoffman told me I need to get more sleep it's impeded my blog entries. I need to go back to 4 hr sleep nights, ugh.
 My favorite dish at Feastival
 Love love love it.

Saks Fifth Avenue is funky
Sam Shoap and Madison Alpern
January and Lily
Angela Val, Lily, Alex and his new beautiful girlfriend
Rachel Moore, Dave Maser and Maria Papadakis

Wanna Be Phillies Ballgirl - They're Looking For You

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Resumes Now Being Accepted for 2013 Phillies Ballgirls Presented by Macy’s
Deadline to apply is Monday, October 15
The Phillies are looking to hire a staff of ballgirls for the 2013 season who can represent the organization in the community as well as perform duties on the field. 

Requirements for the position include:
·         Public relations skills: i.e. taken communications, broadcasting or public speaking classes
·         Softball experience a must
·         Strong interpersonal skills with an outgoing personality
·         Knowledge of the game of baseball
·         Flexible schedule – must be willing to work early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays
·         Must be at least 18 years of age

How to Apply: If interested, applicants should send a resume along with a two minute DVD highlighting their softball experience and explaining the reason why they should be selected to be a Phillies Ballgirl. Requested information should be mailed to:

The Phillies

Citizens Bank Park

One Citizens Bank Way

Philadelphia, PA 19148


No phone calls please.  Resumes must be received by October 15, 2012.  Those qualified will be notified to participate in a future tryout at Citizens Bank Park.  For more information, please visit

The Phillies Ballgirls are ambassadors for the Phillies both on and off the field. They represent educated, athletic and energetic women who hope to serve as role models in professional sports for young girls.
Each year, the Phillies Ballgirls make over 150 off-field appearances including TV and radio as well as school visits, nursing home visits, golf and bowling tournaments and fashion shows. They also play a minimum of 10 softball games which all have a charity element.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

7th Annual Pimp & Ho Party for PAWS: Selective Service

Saturday night was Dana Spain's annual Pimp and Ho party to raise money for PAWS, an organization she founded to assist our furry friends (PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city's largest no-kill shelter and operates a high-volume, low-cost clinic serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.)
We also gathered to wish Captain Eric Cahill good will on his mission as he is shipping out on a top secret mission on Saturday.  (the theme of the night was military dress.)

The evening was really more service oriented and charity minded with everyone looking dashing Carol Drumstas, Brown Forman, Steve Rockman, Teresa Nino, Merril Lynch and Christie Honigman, The Honigman Group.

Mom Joan Spain and Renee Freeman co founder of Donors are Heroes bringing awareness to donor donation brought their hoses and their husbands.

Steve Thorne, Lauren and John Colabelli, Philly Style Magazine and Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne (I have a feeling those outfits might be part of their arsenal)

City Hall's Holly Maher Gross and Philadelphia Daily News Gossip god Dan Gross

There was food by Brûlée Catering, delicious and pretty
Brûlée Catering: Executive Chef  Matthew Levin, guest, Larry Cohen, co-founder & owner of GuestCounts Hospitality and Executive Chef Jasper Alivia 
There was music by DJ Ben Ja Styles

Did I mention everyone was dressed in uniforms? (Well except for one person dressed in scrubs, and the other hot mama dressed in Victoria Secrets lingerie.) Political Power Children: Dana and Ron Donatucci, with Diane Johnson and Christian DiCicco (BTW I love that Christian got the website. Now that's a name to remember.)

Denethia Durgin and Al Pough (He's a trainer at Philadelphia Sporting Club)
Philanthropists Evan and Lynsie Solomon
Dance, dance, dance, dance - so much fun for a good cause.
God speed good friend who's off to war next week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11/12 Sunset From the Cira Center

I never saw or photographed the City from the Cira Center. WOW what a view. I was shooting an event for my client, United Way. I tried not to get to distracted, but was able to get a few shots in.
This was my favorite. Looks much better when it's not resized.

Wednesday 11:30AM: Motorcycle Drill Team, fire engines run amok in Center City

Hero Thrill Show Rally to kick off fund-raising efforts in Center City to help families of fallen police and fire heroes

Spectators will get a sneak preview of the 58th Annual Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show at the noon kickoff event. Thrill Show Chairman Jimmy Binns, an attorney and patron of police and fire personnel, will lead an all-star lineup featuring Highway Patrol Motorcycle Drill Team, fire engines and much more. Tickets for the September 22nd Thrill Show will be available.  

Where: Market Street, between 18th and 19th streets, (entire block)

The Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show is Saturday, September 22, at noon, outside the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., in South Philadelphia. In addition, this fall fund-raiser will include Thrill Show Grand Marshal  A. Thomas Schomberg, creator of the Rocky sculpture now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art,  and displays of crime-fighting equipment by the Aviation Unit, Bomb Squad, the Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Explorers, the Marine Unit, Firearms Instructors, Police Academy and S.W.A.T. The show is designed to raise money for the education of survivors of deceased police and fire personnel killed in the line of duty in Philadelphia. Tickets are $10 for single purchase, $25 for families (5 tickets, half price). They are available at local police, fire stations or visit

National September 11 Memorial - Photos I've Taken

 I lived in NYC between 2005 - 2007. I went to the Ground Zero ceremonies during the years I lived there, and the subsequent years when I was shooting NYFW.

 This was the view from my bedroom at my apartment at 23rd and 8th Ave. (Now Katie Holmes lives across the street)


It's September, which means Fashion, Fashion, Fashion all over the world.  I know all you ladies are looking forward to Fall 2012 fashions. Knit Wit's co-owner Ann Gitter  and PR consultant Katie English invited me to photograph the ever-gorgeous Maria Papadakis to the brand new Knit Wit location at 1729 Chestnut Street to model the latest looks for autumn 2012 - all new arrivals from some of the top American and European designer lines.  

 Dress by FUZZI, Coralia Leets earrings (green - black dress with leaves)

  Ryan Roberts coat, Haute Hippie blouse, J BRAND overdyed plum denim (maroo)
Knit Wit was founded in 1967 by co-owners Ann Gitter, Donnie Davidow and Robert Brandt - partners for more than 4 decades - and is one of the oldest, independently-owned boutiques in Philadelphia (only Sophie Curson is older)  
Ryan Roberts coat, Haute Hippie blouse, J BRAND overdyed plum denim (maroo)

White Ramy Brook blouse, black skirt by Helmut Lang,

KINROSS Cashmere sweater poncho, pearl earrings from A.Brandt and Son (Main Line jewelry store - Knit Wit carries select designer and estate pieces in-store) (po)
Black and grey sweater by A.L.C., hat with green ribbon by Hat Attack, J BRAND denim (plaid)

 Silk blouse by Equipment, Levis Made and Crafted denim (chai)
 T-shirt by Closed, J BRAND boyfriend jeans

Knit Wit carries Helmut Lang, Jil Sander Navy, Autumn Cashmere, Fuzzi, Schumacher, Calypso, Haute Hippie, A.L.C., Alexander Wang, Paul Smith and denim like J BRAND, Closed, Levi’s Made and Crafted and Citizens of Humanity, to name a few.  New for fall 2012 include: Skaist Taylor, adias by Stella McCartney, Keds apparel, Mason by Michelle Mason, J BRAND Collection, and Helmut, a new division of iconic label Helmut Lang.

The personalized attention and expertise of Knit Wit and Plage Tahiti's seasoned sales professionals and stylists is one of the many benefits of shopping at this top, women's boutique.  The stores can outfit generations of women - from grandmothers to their granddaughters! 

 Knit Wit has three locations in the region: 1729 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Row (recently relocated from Walnut Street); 905 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr, PA; 8001 Ventnor Ave. in Margate, NJ.  It's sister store, Plage Tahiti, is located at 128 S. 17th Street in Center City.

To see all of the photos from the shoot, visit:

(sponsored - All Photos by moi