HENRI DAVID BALL, EAGLES WIVES, G LOUNGE HALLOWEEN SHOTS
The Henri David Ball on October 31st is a Philadelphia tradition. This unique party is presented by the Henri David (The Perle Mesta of Philadelphia)
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Open minded mature adults are encouraged to attend, but don’t expect the randy activities that went down at the Mummers club in South Philly, no the mature audience note is almost passe as many folks in this generation are used to seeing guys with guys and gals with gals. In fact, the Henri David Ball was on the forefront of crowds mixing and having a good time. Henri David above: During the day Henri operates Halloween on Pine Street, a Philly staple for unique jewelry.
There is a $25.00 fee to attend in costume and 75.00 if you choose not to wear a costume. These folks no doubt were at the $25 level as they lit up the nite in their Halloween finery.
Peanut Butter the make up artist, who I hear throws a pretty good Halloween party the weekend before. I see he’s been working out.
Beam me up Scotty!
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Around 500 – 800 people were in attendance last night. When Halloween falls on a Thursday – Sunday night the attendence can go as high as 3,000 people.
Paul, Henri David’s partner of a decade or so Paul Struck. Always looks fabulous.
Denise Dziedzic and Melody Schofield, Sporting Club
Big winners of the night.
Another winner: a guy proposed to his girlfriend on stage during the “romantic couple” contest.
Chase Utley. Every year this guy has a fabulous outfit. One year he came as the Operation game, another as a guy at a urinal.
Nathan Lerner, Joann Goodwin, and John Johnson
Lauren Richmond on the far right and looking DEAD ON like a scary Black Swan.
Then it was off to the Walnut Room, which is above Alfa for Kijafa and Julie Dorenbos’ Halloween Party.
Joselio Hanson, Julian Vandervelde, Daryl Tapp and Jon Dorenbos
High school sweethearts, Julian Vandervelde with fiance Paula LisenBee.
KENDRA G as Beyonce and Jarret Janako as her bodyguardKijafa, PNKElephant (jewelery), Carmena Ayo-Davies, 3BG Marketing Solutions and Julie Dorenbos, Skin Palate spray tanning salon
Marsha Ambrosius looking bloody awesome
Jon Dorenbos and Darryl Tappeye candy
Eye fulleye eye eye
Then it was on to G Lounge for their Maxim Magazine “Boardwalk Empire” Party. Spotted sans costume: Brent Celek, Jeremy Maclin and Trent Cole milling about.
Women’s fashions of the 1920’s are a large part of the Jazz Age identity. New technology and the end of the horrors brought about by World War I and the 1918 Flu Pandemic gave rise to a youthful exuberance personified by the Flapper.
The youth drank in carefree disregard of Prohibition (which outlawed the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcohol but not its consumption) and lost respect for authority and traditional morals. Young women smoked cigarettes and danced the Charleston and Blackbottom, typified by fast, jerky movements.Contrary to popular misconception, the short skirts and bold make up of the flapper did not rule the fashion of the day. Fashion periods are usually distinguished by the female silhouette which presented a boyish figure with flattened breasts and loose clothing for most of the decade.
See who stopped by the Dean Cafiero’s Halloween party Saturday night that I didn’t tell you. BTW the soiree was coordinating by Hacina Saadi who looks to be creating a new path for herself. Ck out my One Shot column on Philly Mag’s The Post to see celeb sighting.