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The Hair O Dog: Fashion Do’s, Don’t & Favorite Pictures

Last week in my Philly Mag column I touched on the fashion at the Hair O Dog, but today we’re going to take a closer look.
Many regard the Hair O Dog as the first big event of the 2012 social season. For some people this is the only event they will attend all year long as it has all the aspects of a great event. For the price of a ticket from $95 to $165+ guests were transformed into a fantasy night that only Cinderella could imagine. The dress was on a higher scale than most other public gala’s except perhaps the Academy Ball, which is this Saturday so look for those shots in Philly Mag next Monday.Lauren Pipari, Erica Soltoff and Jennifer Sherlock, Jenna Communications, Hair O Dog, created by Rob Molinaro (left) and Dan Cronin of Chorus Communications,
This year there are two charities that will benefit from the nights gala; THE GARDEN OF REFLECTION; Pennsylvania’s Official 9-11 Memorial, and FRIENDS ARE BY YOUR SIDE. Founded by celebrity stylist Martino Cartier, owner of Martino Cartier Salons, FRIENDS ARE BY YOUR SIDE is a network of salon owners and beauty industry experts united in a mission to ease the stress and pain felt by women battling cancer. With Rob – Carmen Tomassetti, CTO Entertainment and Dr. Erin Pusz.
Founded by celebrity stylist Martino Cartier, owner of Martino Cartier Salons, FRIENDS ARE BY YOUR SIDE is a network of salon owners and beauty industry experts united in a mission to ease the stress and pain felt by women battling cancer. Christine Jock was named “Queen O’ the Dog,” due to her battle against an aggressive form of Breast Cancer, causing her to undergo a double Mastectomy during her thirties as a single parent. Friends who nominated her after watching a local news broadcast said Christine did not allow her ongoing complications after the surgery deflate her self-esteem. Looking great with her lavish custom-made gown designed for her from the Aci Nae Boutique and a Skin Palette spray tan, Christine was escorted to the gala by Michael Camacho.

Vroommmm Jewelz Entertainment entices the nightlife industry with astonishing performances and displays.
Natalie Morroni and Dan Morroni. I noticed more and more dresses are getting fringy at the bottom.Wowsi: T.J. Gersh, Partner at 3 Nerds llc and Nicole Gaugler. Another beautiful purple dress. Very elegant. The one shoulder dress is still a hot number after coming in style about 3 years ago.
Willie Magum, RN and Alicia Mitchell are lounging in the Cheerleaders VIP Room
First timers: Melissa Cox and Jessica Berry, read PhillyChitChat to see what they should wear.
Sizzling: Mackenzie Parker and Kristin Conrad, Capital Wine & Spirits
Super niceKristin Munro, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Liz Umbro, Jacklin Rhoads, Cashman & Assocs. and singer, actress Alexa Darrow.
I’m curious about the shoes, is she color blocking?
The girl on the right got that dress at H&M. Cute
Super. Very apropos for a Black Tie event
Beth Capelli and Yvonne Baird; short and sassy, but you wouldn’t catch this style at the Academy Ball
I like her “quilt” bag. Shout out to Shawn Murray Owner at Twenty-Two Gallery
Coming up in May SAVE THE DATE for “Donors are Heroes” Friday April 27th, 2012
Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia. Above left, Tina Lamsback is co-chair of the event, and Kat Hinkel
Love their look Bubba Leyendecker and Erica LeyendeckerFox 29’s Karen Hepp, Camille Cwienkala (director of operations, LNS), and Lauren Richmond, Esq
Makeup artist Robin Lynette with former Power 99 DJ personality Shamara, very sharp.
so very cute
Tommy Domalski and Amber-Joi Watkins – seems naked without her sashKorbel a sponsor of the event. Also advertises on PhillyChitChat.Sometimes I just throw people together if they are in the vicinity, like Monica Mullett and Janae DiDonato of Aci Nae dress store, East Passyunk and Rich Paelinit, David Kleinmen, who were attending their first big event since turning 21 last year, they said.
Sexy singles: Matthew Nadu and Kate Beaver
Erin Como and Danny Schuyler
The Bonnie & Clyde look with Sean Edwards and Kelly Ganczarz
They may be shy, but his tie matches her drawers
Buffy Morgan, Chorus Communications and fiance Ioanis Harakidas. I wish you could see Buffy’s shoes, so hot in purple with fringe on the ankle straps.Vivien Camille, Marketing for Cheerleaders
uggs?The Three Nerds Ryan Dorsey, tanned Zach Seidman, T.J. Gersh and Marc Mattera

The lady in Red
Get down on it…
Classy: Jillian Mele and Erin Como outside of G Lounge, where the official After Party was held.
So cute gal I saw in G Lounge. She had a Scottish accent.
Gervase Peterson and his son, Donelle, chillaxin at the G Lounge. These days Gervase is part owner of Burnz, cigar lounge in Lawnside. Check it out.