PHILADELPHIA STYLE MAGAZINE PARTY PHOTOS “Best Of List” re: Thursday I covered two big parties in town, but they were seamless in fun

ENTER THE WORLD OF FANTASY AND DELIGHT. Having just shot an event here the day before I was amazed at the transformation into a decadent den of iniquity Have a drink, these pops were collectibles. So if you were willing to carry it home you could add it to your pretty bottle display

The VIP lounge. Sofa’s by Natuzzi. They done it up right.
Thom Cardwell or Henri David look a like, it was neither as I swung him around. Skinny water, vitamin water, smart water? Finally adjectives that for water that were attributed to the product without marketing.
Wine is Brian Freedman’s expertise, ya gotta hear the pouring of the wine on his website. So authentic you wanna pop a bottle yourself: with him is his wife Stephy.
I’m just a sweet transvestite was probably not the theme they were going for here Miriam serves up the drinks at Urban Saloon and participated in “Martini Madness” contest
I was looking for a little style, a little magic, a little something that would jazz up the blog and I found it here with Marlene Gravely, Kathy Holtzer, Marie Campanile, Carol and Ralph Colabelli
(I think they may be related to John M. Colabelli, Philly Style Magazine’s publisher) Publishing the magazine every two months drives me crazy, I need more updates with the social scene. That’s what I am tryin to do here on Philly Chit Chat as long as I don’t get distracted
Kim Locher and Kim Gravatt with Jaermeil liquor. Now this is a decandent amount of liquor for to be consumed. Pearl where the superstars seem to go late. Hello call me, I take photos, I’d like to get you noticed, I’ve been published in all the swanky glossies nationally (I’m Philly’s only paparazzi ie see my kyw interview) Would have loved to photographed John Legend there last week!! Ahh the other superstar photographer, not a paparazzi, but an honest to goodness celebrity, portrait snapper, Christopher Gabello (check his stuff in the Metro [finally they are giving up their taking photos off the AP and using someone local to get local stuff]), PunchMedia James Zeleniak and Wayne Glassman of Wayne Edward’s Men’s store. hmm autograph seeker

kissing cousins Paula and Ashley with g-men Rob and Matt Ettore is back from Dallas Pride, where it was hot in more ways than I can put into this blog (ie see Chi Chi LaRue entry)
Jayne Laychak, Nola Dabs, Megan Stecher and Sarah Haas
Erin Boyle, Kim Derrak, Eirica D’Andrea and Jillian Dunn. They are all sporting their Nicole Miller as Erin chomps on a chocolate cigar. No lungs were hurt during this photo shoot.
CTO’s Big Walt and the Groove PHAG Jason Crook and Sheryl Freas. I’m not a big Phan of the word PHAG no matter how it’s spelled, but the guys over at PHAG have embraced it and it’s turned into quite a cute store with something for everyone. Think the defunct “Afterwords” with “Fosters” and you have PHAG. And I do love his stylish paisley coat.

Megan Roe, Sheryl Raskin, B101 marissa mignatta, pleasing PR maven Paige Wolfe and her columnist husband Mike. Paige wrote a very clever song about Social Networking on the internet I really like it. It should so be released. Paige is definitely one of the most multifaceted people that I underestimated as a person. She just goes about big life in a quiet way. It’s nice like a slow boat that leaves no wake. Tumbling Dice provided the tables for the charity games that benefitted the “Gift of Life”. Right to left we find the lucky wagers Tanya Teece of Teece Advertising, Molly Sager and Danny Cevallos, who I think was trying his luck at more than just the cards.
Face painter Diana Bright, Ch40’s Adrianne Soresi and entertainment maven Brett Silver. I can only dream to get his numbers someday. No not his number, his hits that he received on his website. I have been wondering if I should do an email blast as he does, but I think I will be going with the subscriber passive method. I may a tortise in marketing but I’ll get there and it will be one less email you don’t want in your box. Although I do love getting his stuff, reminds me to keep my game up.
Jimmy Contreras and Lauren Jacobsen. Jimmy is on “The List” of Philly Style Magazine, and I heard from a little birdie that there will be a feature of him in an upcoming issue.
OK this chick is the cat’s meow, I believe she whispered as she grabbed my arm and wanted a photo. I said who with? Just me baby, just me. So here it is and I think it’s Ashley your girl next door.
Raise the roof, theres always one in the crowd
Michelle and Brett or is it Brad? Did I mention I was dyslexic?
What time is it, I have to head over to the PIGLFF Opening Party or were they wondering when these girls got off to continue the party elsewhere? What do you think? Ah pure angelic Cashman Girls. Holly, Ashley and Jaclyn. It’s like Farrah, Kate and well Jacklyn all over again.
Raise your hands, guess there’s more than one in the group

Damn someone recognized me in my loud paisley shirt and they want my autograph. In fact, I had no idea when I took the below photo who he was? I said to his wife, now what’s your name. Michelle and your last name. B-U-R-R-E-L-L great, and is this your husband? “Yes”, and what’s his name? M stares at me with well kinda the beautiful look she has below and says “Pat”. Then it clicked – LOL (That’s the photo I took, it was in yesterday’s Inquirer – Michael Klein’s INQlings)
Sgt. Ray and his friends. I love that in this line of work I get to meet testostorone driven guys like Ray and Brad because if I didn’t do this I would never have been able to observe the amazing prowess of the Philadelphia social scene makers in every circumstance whether it’s a gay event, straight event or mixed, which this really was ’cause I ran into quite a few people who didn’t go to the Z Club but went to the Opening night at the Philly Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Party too. We’re all just social animals who are looking for a little action, mine is to observe and record, of course there’s a lot, and I mean a lot of “OFF THE RECORD” that stays safely in my personal journal, offline.
Stacy Jorgensen, Monica Malpass (come on Dan leave Monica alone, she’s a mom for godsake), Sal DeAngelo (Demi Moore likes to eat at his place) and Dancing with the Stars youngin’ Brian Fortuna of Haddon Heights.
Party Crasher: Someone who attempts and often gains entry to a party or club to which they were not invited, often using social engineering techniques. Sadly for this one stylish soul this party was the one that got away, and it’s ashame as she’s sporting a little color, a photographers dream. Postscript: WELCOME to PHILLY Style Magazine, I like your makeover, did I mention the website needs a little work, but I like your night life. You are bringing it. When I lived in NYC I attended more than my share of Gotham Magazine & Hampton Magazine parties, and you haven’t disappointed here. One suggestion, KELLY RIPA IS FROM SOUTH JERSEY, she was on 9/2007 Hampton Magazine Cover and now you need to get her on the Philly Style Cover. Love her, want her home. Oh and invite me to cover it in plenty of time so I can clear my schedule. Thanks. (UPDATE: Photo Gallery Feel free to download up to medium size photos and purchase larger sizes if you want: )