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Haute Fashion as the Temperatures Soar In The Final Days of “Summer”

Haute Fashion as the Temperatures Soar In The Final Days of “Summer”Soar
I don’t know about you, but I love to soak up the last days of August, outside whenever possible, and I want it to be hot, the dog days of summer.

I thought I’d go out and see how our neighbors were handling the heat.
I try and photograph people from the front, but this women I couldn’t catch up with. I loved her floral skirt, embroidered top, and little black purse, but her most important fashion accessory had to be that gigantic bottle of water she was carrying.

In fact James the mailman, told me that the most important thing to do on a hot day is to keep cool by staying hydrated as well as dressing comfortably. If you see James in the Rittenhouse Square area, tell him hi. After photographing people, I headed into the neighborhood to photograph window boxes, another favorite thing to do in August as everything is in full bloom.
I photographed in the area of Rittenhouse Square as I feel that 18th and Walnut Sts. is the style center of downtown.


I sure miss the days when Big Rube and I would go shooting way back when he began his now retired column in the Daily News.
It’s a different skill to photograph people without asking their permission, and also catching them before they see youas you want them in the moment, candid and comfortable

I love everything about her

 


Haute Fashion

Hot fashion
Hat Fashion
Chef Georges Perrier heading for lunch
Keep cool my friends, it’s going to be another hot one today.

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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.
YANGMING

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Gorgeous Decor at The Beaux Arts Bash

The Beaux Arts Bash was held at the Philadelphia Free Library last month

Beaux

The annual black-tie event highlighted the Parkway’s splendid history of art and architecture inspired by the Beaux -Arts movement in turn-of-the-century France.

 

Beaux

The live auction was led by Reggie Rivers, a former Denver Broncos player who is now a professional auctioneer, broadcaster and motivational speaker.

Guests also enjoyed a silent auction with great sports memorabilia.

 

Funds raised by the gala event support the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, which makes possible many Free Library programs and services that advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity throughout Philadelphia.
Lyn and David Montgomery


The Beaux Arts Bash is co-chaired by Lynn and Jim Dever, Donna and David Gerson, and Cameron and John Soroko.

David Mankoff and Jean Cho

Jenny Bogoni, Luca Bogoni, Nadia Billig Daniel and Matt Daniel

Mark vanDerhelm, Vanessa Chan, Jocelin Reed and Anton Germishuizen


Leslie Stiles m board president of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and Marciarose Shestack. legendary broadcaster and all around wonderful person.

Additional photos appeared in Liberty City Press and an upcoming Philly Magazine issue as as well.

The Library Gala’s 2015 Gala was one of my picks of the decade 2007 – 2017 See the pixs here