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Best Dressed at Rittenhouse Square Ball 2018

Best Dressed at Rittenhouse Square Ball 2018

Last night one of Philadelphia’s most anticipated charitable balls of the social season took place – Ball on the Square !!

400 guests attended the annual celebration which raises much-needed funds for the maintenance of the popular square. Before the formal event happened about a hundred guests enjoyed an intimate cocktail party at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Making their way inside is the Nicole Miller team lead by Mary Dougherty, CEO, followed by Sabrina Pray and Anita Greenberg , all wearing Nicole Miller.


Bob Colvin escorted his lovely wife, successful real estate maven Mary Genovese Colvin. Who’s known as Mary on The Square. 
She’s wearing Dolce & Gabbana


Not embarrassed one bit, but more about celebrating a pretty, whimsical dress from BHLDN are Barbara Eberlein and Kaytlynn Gorson who had never met before, but discovered they both have exquisite taste in clothes.
Ellen Churchill and Win Churchill
Love Ellen’s white and black, Gerber daisy jumpsuit


Barry A. Milberg and Laurie Phillips, Prudential Fox & Roach.
I always love what Laurie wears, she goes for comfort, with understated fashion which really compliments her, and that is why I always feature her. Barry is always on point as well.
This year I noticed she has Nike sneakers on under her gala dress as well.


Evantine Design created a beautiful garden atmosphere this year.
Incorporating the gardens of Rittenhouse Square, which were created by funds raised at earlier balls.


Dr. Charles Lentz and Matthew Malinowski
look like the beautiful wedding topper that will be adorning their wedding cake in September.


Harris T. Bock, Esq. and Denise D. Hodgson looking fabulous,
the couple’s style mirrors their easy, relaxed dispositions.

Brendan Walsh, co-founder of Mole Street, Alicia LaPann, Brittany Wells and Brendan Walsh, co-founder of Mole Street

Tonight (Friday), they’re responsible for the production of the Young Friends of the Rittenhouse Square (it’s the first time they’ve separated the two parties. I’ll be there shooting again.) and will be providing the entertainment all night long. Tomorrow is their annual Molestice party on Mole Street, celebrating Summer.


Jason Kravitz, Caryn Black, Jack Edler and Dave Kiderys

Parris and Karen Hall
I loved Karen’s green dress, and accessories. I first spotted her at the Rittenhouse Hotel cocktail party, but it was during the speeches and it would have been rude to photograph her then. Right before I left for the evening I went into the tent to find her, easily spotted in a sea of black fashion, she glowed with glamour.
Karen wanted everyone to know style doesn’t have to cost a lot, her dress is from
TJ Maxx and it was only $17.


Friends Stacey Dansicker, Ronnie Green, Cate Silver and Carol Seelaus have sat ringside to check out the fashion
of Ball of the Square for the past 4 years. The next two photos are their choice for Best Dressed, and I agree.


Philanthropist and fashion icon, it’s always a glamorous event when
Flo and Rick Celender attend
Flo is wearing Juan Carlos Pinera


Victor Collins and Steve Sanchez,
who is wearing a Michael Kors jacket which he embellished

Charlie Oddo, Janet Guthart, Lynsie and Evan Solomon.
Janet is wearing a gown from Tadashi Shoji – King of Prussia
Lynsie is wearing a dress she last wore at her vow renewal last year, which I loved then, as well as last night.
It’s by OLVI


Erin Elmore and Craig Spitzer are always the life of the party, and last night wasn’t any different

Best Dressed for the evening, most comfortable was definitely
Amanda Arroyo
wearing Badgley Mischka while beau Steve Shea is sporting a look from Suits Supply


Entertaining the crowds as they enter the grand tent at Rittenhouse Square was Mike Leroy. He told me he regularly entertains the kids who gather in the Square and wanted to give back. His appearance last night was to thank those who waited in line to enter the tent, for their philanthropic endeavors by raising funds for the park he loves so much.
PS he is available for parties MichaelRLeroy@gmail.com