Melania Trump – Philadelphia Style Magazine Holiday Issue Release Party

On the day Donald Trump dumped plans to host the News-works Republican Debate next week, Melania Trump hosted Philadelphia Style Magazine Holiday Issue Release Party at the 10 Arts Lounge at The RitzCarlton Hotel in Philadelphia. Stepping out on her own in pumps that look similar to the Glam Luxe Girls, the Slovenian former model and the wife of the American real estate dazzled the paparazzi as well as the (Above John Colabelli, Publisher of Philly Style Magazine)
the beautiful people who surrounded her the other night at the jewel of a hotel on Broad Street. (Mayor Nutter, Mrs Trump, and Craig Spencer owner of The Ritz-Carlton, Phila & co-owner of The Philadelphia Soul Indoor Football team – see Tuesday’s entry for the Dance Squad try-outs) When you have a moment pick up this months issue of the mag. The photo spread with Trump is clever and beautiful using her new jewelery line as props in place of champagne and well I don’t want to spoil it.
Spinning to our ears delight, Inga D’Angelo, with NBC10’s Sports Anchor Howard Eskin.
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As you may have read on earlier posts, the Ritz’s 10 Arts kitchen has undergone that a few changes. Earlier this month, the Inquirer’s chief of all things food, Michael Klein reported that
there’s a new chef on board at the Ritz -“He’s Nathan Volz, who started two years ago as sous chef after a career with other Ritz-Carlton’s, including Battery Park and Laguna Niguel. He’s Le Cordon Bleu-trained.”
Where ever I go people tell me they love watching Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick. They’re right, he’s fun, quick and clever. Here he is with the beautiful CBS3’s Lesley van Arsdale and below find
Michelle Shannon, Center City District and Margaret Hughes, City Reps Office stated they missed me at their press conference about Incubator Philly. I couldn’t make it was I was helping Lee at Hopsing Laundrymat with seating at his new bar, don’t call it a restaurant. He had me, an entirely too heavy guy, try out his seats for comfort. He has several different designs, you’re gonna wanna visit many times to try them out yourself. The good news, they’re all sturdy. Above Janet and Vince Papale arrive at the soiree.Incubator Philly is Modeled after a similar and successful program in Chicago between Macy’s State Street and The City of Chicago, the year-long residency program, which launches in Philadelphia in March 2012, will provide the selected Designer-In-Residence (DIR) with office space, a production room and shared showroom space/conference room. DIR will receive mentoring from industry and business professionals along with a significant schedule of monthly workshops focused on the business of fashion. Workshops will include topics on creating a business plan, marketing strategy, and identifying legal needs and funding. The tailored curriculum will be offered by community leaders, industry experts and fashion insiders. 1 out of the 4 selected designers-in-residence will be selection through an OPEN CALL opportunity! Application on site: The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City will launch in March 2011. (Sourced from Press Release, altho the gals did go into detail with me too, as least 2 diet Coke glassed worth.) Awesome to see Monique Crawford out and about. She’s nesting, as well as busy with her financial job. Happy New Year Girlfriend! Check out what Philly Weekly Mag says about Incubator Philly here.
Alex Calukovic, Michael Fitzgerald, and Devan West all from Altus Spine. Michael is kicking it with his two beautiful assistants and that red velvet holiday sports coat? What do you think?
From American Idol contestant to AI Commentator Erika Schiff hangs David Carrow, Rogue Gallery, and Bar Noir fame. Over her should is Wayne Shulick, who returns to his old stomping grounds triumphant as his company Denin Habit has taken NYC by storm. I’m always reading about them in the NY papers and fashion blogs as the place to go to buy jeans. (Denin Habit just never took off in the Philly area, but Wayne & Brett Perloff are in good company, as it took international fame for Philly to give The Roots the respect they deserved, and now we get pissed off that NYC wants to claim them [Questlove] as one it’s most stylish resident.
Spotted at the soiree included Kristin Foote, Matt Vlahos, Neen Denneen, Lynsie and Evan Solomon, Carol Tamburino, Craig and BJ Spencer, Aly Green, Jimmy Contreas, Norma Mann, Steve Gartner, Sabrina Tamburino, and Lauren O’Dorisio
Anny Deirmenjian, Image Unlimited and restaurateur Steve DiFillippo, owner of Davio’s
Brianna Lopez and Lynette Townes rocking it out this holiday season. Lynette Townes is founder of ; Wife of ; Mom of AM & PJ/Sister/Daughter/Friend/Music-Lover/Tech & Gadget Freak/Pop-Culture Guru/Chicago-to-NYC-to-Philly
First of all I love me some Lagos. Their design is unique and at the same time stylish. Steven Lago’s is a great guy and fascinating to chat with. Thanks to him and his team for donating just the right bracelet that helped raise money for my charity organization the Judy Wilkins Ovarian Cancer event benefiting Gilda’s Club of SJ. That’s a mouthful. My bro in law Michael bid high for the piece to gift my sister Crista, who by the way sells Stella Dot (and does well with it.), but a Lago’s piece is incomparable to a Stella Dot piece. Above Chris Cullen, Janice Wright Waitkus, Jenna Coleman and Lindsay Sargent, PR Manager
Buffy Morgan | Director of Marketing Chorus Communications and Vivian Camille, Promotions Manager of Cheerleaders. Buffy is spearheading the campaign on the most anticipated party in January, The 18th Annual Hair O’ Dog. This year it’s at the Westin on January 14, with the afterparty at G Lounge. It’s always, always a good time. I love the CD they hand out every year too. Check out their page, they have lots of packages, and details of the event. For deets email
The Dave Roberts Clan, wife Patti with the pearls. Cahrles and Nicole Paloux. Not only does Nicole run the Red Balloon PR company, repping such clients as the Sofitel, but her heart lies in the Theater, running one and she’s just about to re-launch Theater Confetti
Relaunch Party Line sponsored by the Wyncote Foundation Line Thursday, January 12, 2012
Underground Arts at the Wolf Building
1200 Callowhill St.
7:00pm (doors close at 7:45pm) Line Tickets: $30 buys you a wicked cool experience and an open wine and beer bar.
John Clark joined NBC 10 in 2001 as a Weekend Sports Anchor. He’s always easy to spot in the crowd, easy on the eyes and usually the tallest. A good thing to be for scoping out the ladies.Gabriel Constantin, Director of Operations, Ritz Carlton, Mary Craig, and Olivia Brown, GM Ritz Carlton
StyleZeitgeist: Lindsay Kravitz, Vlerie Daily and Kerri Smith. Also spotted at the party Julie Dorenbos and Susie Johnsen, owners of the spray tan company Skin Palette. Julie is also nominated for Fantasy Baseball Dugout Footballs Hottest Players Wife. <One of Philly Mag’s most stylish 2011 Beka Rendell chatting with George Thomas Lynch, DMD and Jonathan Stavin, PMC Property Group, Inc. The duo and their pup Rylee are all ready for the holidays, no doubt Rylee will outshine his masters with his new outfit for New Year’s Eve. Jonathan used to live in the same small complex at 19th & Lombard Streets with Mike and I about 16 years ago, yikes. He was basically the RA. We were afraid to park in the wrong spot least he’d yell at us or just stare us down.
Dani Gonzalez & Caitlin Joyce. Dani is from Columbia & is buds with my recently found on FB long lost friend Sharilyn Drewen Gilfillan, well her older sister Suz Drewen, as we were buds in college. Her beau Juan is from Argentina and plays polo w/Dani at Brandywine. Small world. I was at the Radnor Hunt hanging with Caitlin the day she met her main man Dani 2 years ago, if I were even a tad more interesting or funny she might have missed him.Show us how you make your fashion statement
Big Rube Harley – Philly’s answer to the NY Times, Bill Cunningham maybe, but much more than that. Great guy, great eye. Doing something. Check out “Street Gazing” and Phila Daily News columnist, surrounded by beautiful ladies, super lawyer Paul Rosen, and guest.
Nick the Cashman Intern spreading the joy of Philly Style Mag to the tables.
Jennaphr Frederick and Adrienne Cross Leman
I Caught Mrs Trump just as she left the party. Her handler said no to this picture, but the gracious Melania granted my wish. This is the kinda shot you want to get for the glossies, head to toe, and fashion. The Slovenian native wore a plain sleeveless white dress with a deep U-neck and a slightly flared skirt that ended just above her knees. The bodice of the dress fit snugly over her enhanced assets and the deep U completed the job of creating very admirable cleavage. Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Check me out on Fox 29 Tuesday at 9:30AM, and see what party I went to over the weekend in my column at Philly Magazine Online today here.