Roaring! A 1920s Was A Roaring Good Time – See What You Missed…
Last night was the much anticipated Roaring! A 1920s Event hosted by Dalet Gallery, Noel Zayas events and The Arts Ballroom.
I arrived at 6:30PM for the 7PM event and found Noel running around and getting everything in place. He said we’re a little behind as there was a wedding renting the space all day. Later I would learn it wasn’t just some random wedding, but one that was being shot for TLC and booked at the last minute, so you can imagine the start up time it must have taken for Noel, his team Garden, Natasha and crew to do after the “wedding” vacated about 5PM, but
but they did it, he pulled it together by 7PM and the guests never knew anything different. I can see why they would do a wedding, or an event here, it’s gorgeous. Just last week I wrote about the 25th Anniversary of Action AIDS, which was held here, and describe the room with it’s Tiffany blue shaded walls and crystal chandeliers as being first class. It’s a perfect place to hold a Roaring 20’s party as the room exudes a timeless classic flair. Check out that grand staircase leading to the mezzanine.
Leo Vayn and Irena Gobernik of Dalet Gallery
Monique Starricom and Kristen Sarmiento keep it cool so the Keystone Kop (Stewart Brodian) doesn’t Kuff them. Stewart Brodian also does a great Abe Lincoln he tells me.
The legend: Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky and Rachel Shapiro make a good team, and met over a political column. I miss his gossip column. He told me it’s been 7 years since Dan Gross took the reins.
Cinvee K, Isabelle Kent and Mellissa Chen make being thirsty a plus just to have it satisfied by one of them.
Megan Heaton and Justin Guzzo looking great whether it’s 1920 or 2011
George Tsiouris, Opa restaurant, Thom Cardwell, Queer Times, Marcus and James Duggan, Queer Times
Are they, aren’t they is the question so many people ask me about them. Yes they have moved to new offices overlooking City Hall, and their partnership at Vlahos PR is booming these days, especially with new client The Chestnut Hill shopping district. Chestnut Hill is a great day trip right in our own City. Go See. Jimmy Contreras and Matt Vlahos.Also making big waves is Amber Hankins and Tiffany Dawson. These two popped onto the scene about two years ago with their blog The Glam Life – Fashionista extraordinaire. They’ve work hard, networked and it’s finally paid off in an unexpected way. You see Tiffany for years has been a singer, most recently with CTO entertainment. She tells me she created these Swarovski Crystal shoes to wear on stage. When she played events and especially weddings the ladies would ask her where she got the shoes. She told them she made them. Then they started a small side business, then they sent a pair to Nicey Nash. The View’s Sherri Shepard was at the wedding and wanted a pair too. She wore them at her wedding. Then showed the shoes on The View and sales have been steady since. Now Nicey Nash wants to take them to another level and they are going to mass produce them, and introduce them to the world on the Home Shopping Network. Girls you are on your way…
Philadelphia fashion designer Priscilla Costa, Hair by Francesca Rivetti of Follicle, StudioFurs by Fur Vault at Macy’s, Make-up by Dior Beauty, Models by House of Talent Pa, Shoes by Bare Feet Shoes, Eyewear by Modern Eye
The FurVault from Macy’s kicks off the fashion show. The color lit staircase was a great runway to showcase the glamorous garments. You know New Years Eve is less than two months away, you gotta start thinking about what you wanna do, where you wanna go just about now.
Zach Harris and Greta Russo. Next week Greta has a wonderful event you might want to attend. Pets In The City – Philadelphia’s 1st Dog Fashion Show benefiting the PSPCA. 11/18/11 6:30PM – 12AM at the Loews Hotel. Il Portico provided delish dishes for the lite fare, and spinning some cool tunes in the main room was DJ Rashann
Always a fashionista, with style and sophistication Rakia Reynolds of Skai Blue Mediaand Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick. Mike Jerrick is coming out to the 2nd Annual Judy Dillon Wilkins Charity Event on 11/21 in NJ if you want to meet him. Hopefully my bud Jenn Frederick will be there too and a whole bunch of other fun peeps, including my mom. Hope you can make it. This is your open invite to everyone who can come. Make sure your RSVP INFO HERE.
Michelle Conron and Jade Barnes both of Skai Blue Media
Jessie Holeva, On-Air Fashionista at Beasley Broadcast Group and a blogger at TrendHungry, welcomes the guests to the Cabaret Room
Karen Gross and Anne Ellithorp joined by Rick Jensen
Norm Guarni, who’s played for many Philly greats including Dancing in the Streets – Martha and the Vandellas
Macy’s Men’s Fashions
In the Cabaret Room performing live jazz on stage The Uptown All Stars Band, Maci Miller, MM3 Philadelphia Cabaret Stars Karen Gross and Anne Ellithorp joined by Rick Jensen playing on a Cunningham Piano and Kharisma McIlwaine (above) styled by Carmelita Couture and Susan Sorrell Makeup. For the finale there was a Josephine Baker tribute outfitted by Greg Taylor of Walish Gooshe who provided the gown, netted hat and gloves for that performance in the main ball room. All in all a fabulous time was had by all, and Noel Zayas executed another terrific large scale event.
Great coverage!! Was so nice to see you!! Hope you had fun 🙂