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January 2018

Philadelphia

The Philly Auto Show Rolls Into Town with their Annual Tail Gate Gala

The Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP), owner and producer of the Philadelphia Auto Show, is proud to announce a new Opening Weekend attendance record. With a combined 85,925 people in attendance on Saturday and Sunday, the event’s 2018 Opening Weekend will enter its 117-year-old record books as the largest ever.

Tail

Single-day attendance records were also set on Opening Saturday, which hosted 42,509 people and on Opening Sunday, which welcomed 43,416 individuals.

On Friday night the Annual Tail Gate Gala was held, breaking attendance records, the gala also raised a record breaking amount of money to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania Nursing Department.


Many nurses were on hand and had a great time

Later in the evening, they headed to the grand ballroom to enjoy dessert and dance to tunes by Philly party band, Jellyroll. The Philadelphia Auto Show runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 4, 2018.

Madeline Bell President and Chief Executive Officer of CHOP
The line for Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Giudice who appeared on behalf of Comcast Spotlight


Brandi Brockman and Sharrie Williams, 6ABC



Being sketched by Denise Fike, Fashion Illustrator

Hot cars Hot Fashion


World Renowed EDM artist Ro-Mina and Roman Ovrutsky
ROMiNA, a Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter, is best known for her critically acclaimed EDM single, “Insane“. The track climbed up the Billboard Dance Club chart to number 13, remaining in the Top 25 for more than five weeks. The music video for her song “Queen of the Night has over 1 million views on YouTube.


Velvet is happening


Harris Bock for the win with those pants
Super sexy with serious nail action, singer Briana Layfied


The Philly Auto Show runs through February 4

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The Best Dressed of the 161st Anniversary Concert and Ball

The 161st Anniversary Concert and Ball was celebrated Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Academy of Music and Hyatt at the Bellevue. A sold out crowd enjoyed a pre cocktail party, a spectacular concert by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra along with special guest Steve Martin, before making the iconic walk up Broad Street to the Bellevue for dinner, dancing and fun. The Anniversary Ball is a White Tie event, with a very strict dress code with no room for interpretation. Even the photographers who shoot the event are required to adhere by the dress code of White Tie and full length gowns. That being said, lets see who the stand outs of the evening were as decided by a PhillyChitChat panel. Funds from the gala go to the restoration fund for the Academy of Music building


Marilyn Russell, WOGL in a stunning glittery gown was my date for the evening.

Dr. Lynn G. Dever, MD and Jim Dever, Bank of America’s Philadelphia market president. Bows were big this year!!


Amazing mother daughter fashionista’s Sloane Glass and Nancy Glass

Linda Swain wearing Nicole Miller and Ian Swain

Lydie Szabo Brown, 161st Anniversary Concert and Ball Co-Chairmen and Paul De Janosi

Kevin Johnson and Kimya Johnson, RED HOT. Red was the dominate color of the night for the ladies.


Congrats to Jason and Rachel Cevera, baby girl Cevera, due this May.

Lynsie Solomon wearing a gorgeous Rene Ruiz with dapper husband Evan Solomon
Stunning Amber Gomes and husband Pedro Gomes|
Amber wore Johnathon Kaye. He was a Project Runway Allstar.Janice Wright Waitkus and Bob Waitkus

Janice wore Kay UngerRed Dress from Neiman Marcus, white fur Jacques Ferber. I loved her handbag from Anthropologie and elegant 18k Caviar LAGOS jewelery

Brad Marshall and Sarah Marshall arrive at the pre concert cocktail party at the Academy of Music. Sarah is wearing Monique Lhuillier  from Neiman Marcus


Susan Boulton and Mark Mills
Stunning in winter white Elizabeth Wixted and Kyle Scott. 2018 will be a very good year in deed as the happy couple are engaged to be married

Another couple walking down the aisle this year Erika Blatt and Cory Siegfried, who will exchange rings in April.

I wish I had gotten a full length shot of these two beauties, but it was upstairs during the cocktail hour and it was packed. I love, love, love their textured dresses: Rafaela Torres with a mix of gold, black and silver applique dress and Carrie Benson silver, black and grey applique dress

This photo doesn’t do Alissa Frederico‘s dress justice as I forgot to change my white balance on my camera with Alex Holley scarlet red silk satin strapless gown.

Dress: @marchesafashion Baubles: @bernierobbinsjewelers MUA: @seth_bartonroberts for @priv Headband: @justinemcouture @labellemariee Hair:


Stellar


Sharon Phillips Waxman with daughter Mackenzie Drew.
Sharon’s company SPW Productions was one of the producers of the Academy Ball event again this year.


SPW Productions secured the entertainment which were seen along the Broad Street promenade. The women on the left is wearing a spectacular gown, which makes my list of the 24 best list.


 Yasmina Moukarzel and John Giordano, had the wedding of the century last year, and my pick for one of the best events of the year in an earlier post on chitchat.  Yasmina is wearing Giambattista Valli haute couture


Kristin Detterline, beautiful green gown accessorized with Bernie Robbins jewelry and Justin Jeffers


Anne Hamilton, Board Member of the Academy of Music, here with husband Matt Hamilton

Best Dressed repping the Philadelphia Eagles as Anne drapped the flag around her beautiful gown, with a ribbon.


Stunning and never disappointing Anne Callahan wearing Oscar de la Renta


Best dressed of the evening, Dr. Nina Radcliff looks gorgeous in her spring like gown, a staunch Trump supporter, Dr. Nina, TV personality and columnist’s date for the Ball was the handsome Democratic Senator Larry Farnese, proving that you can reach across the aisle, put politics aside and find common ground.
For all the details on the 161st Anniversary Ball

For more photos from the Ball check out Philly Style Magazine and CBSPhilly. Additional Photos will appear in the March issue of Philadelphia Magazine (some may be on this page) and next weeks Liberty City Press

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Hair of the Dog Hot Dress or Hot Mess Hot Time Benefiting Autism

Hair of the Dog Hot Dress Hot Mess Hot Time Benefiting Autism

I’m tardy getting this up after all the Eagles excitement last week.  Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Hair O’The Dog annual event, celebrated twenty-four years of partying in style and giving back through its philanthropic endeavors at the Hilton Hotel at Penns Landing. Nearly 1200 guests came out to support the hottest party of the year, and as always they didn’t disappoint in their fashion sense.

Alisa Frederico, Stylist and blogger at Dressing Jane, with Philadelphia Inquirer’s legendary Elizabeth Wellington, fashion/lifestyle journalist

Rosa Swinton in her spectacular “Beyond Thunderdome” and Carmena Ayo-Davies 
Today’s affirmation says Carmena:
God is going to do amazing things in my life this week. #morningaffirmation #mondays change your mind frame, you change your life.

Cash Cash entertained the crowd as did the Eagles Pep Rally Band, and DJ Casper.  Hair O’ The Dog always benefits a local deserving charity, and as this year’s beneficiary was The Center for Autism, the oldest Autism treatment center in the country.

Longtime friends Dan Cronin (r) and Rob Molinaro created Hair O’ The Dog in 1995 as a way for friends in the industry to celebrate the new year together a few weeks after New Year’s Eve, and each year since this glamorous-gala has grown in size and importance.
Mike and Mike from Fox 29
A pair of Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders were on hand to celebrate the night

Robin Carter RCB with a spectacular splash of color

Jacen Bowman, Makeup artist Shades Of Jacen
he does magic for Alex Holley

Speaking of spectacular, Jennifer Sherlock is the BEST DRESSED of this year’s Hair of The Dog.
Gorgeous!!
Alex Holley wore two dresses, this one

Rose Gold Sequin: Dress the Population available at Bloomingdales

Josh Whisler and Kass Dahlquist (oh I was running to a shoot request by my client and didn’t do justice to Kass’ dress. She looked amazing. You know I was in a hurry, she still has a drink in her hand and you know I don’t allow too many people to keep drinks in their hands)


Eye popping

Paul Pereira blinged out bow tie
No off the hook dresses like Katie Beaver’s ground breaking gown years earlier, but gorgeous gowns abound
Dancing, Dancing, Dancing
Not Eagles Cheerleaders, but just as popular


Best dresses


Glamour was the highlight of the annual gala

 Alisa Frederico, Karla Brown, event chair Alex Holley of FOX29, Christine Krzyzanowski, Chantelle Matthew

Alex’s dress Metallic Gown: Laundry by Shelli Segal

My dress was a new Australian brand called Bariano

All 3 dresses available from Bloomingdales.


The Best Dressed guy by far, every year as well. Fashion plate Photographer
Joe DelPalazzo
No one more Fly Eagles Fly than Buffy Harakidas, director of marketing, Chorus Communications

Red is the popular color of the season, with jumpsuits still in vogue

Happy Chinese New Year!!


Which reminds me, join us at Yangming on the Mainline for Tasty Talks the monthly chitchat with folks in the media, benefits charity. Steve’s raising money and awareness for The Mac Fund at Cat Shack, and my charity is Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia.
This Wednesday is Steve Morrison, from Preston and Steve. Then February 28 I’ll be chatting. Yes I am so nervous, I don’t like speaking in public, but I do love telling stories. Also February 15 Yangming celebrates Chinese New Year, I go every year and it’s a lot of fun. Definitely contact them for reservations about all these events.
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