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Photos: Spooktacular Mütter Museum Birthday Party


On Saturday, March 9, the Mütter Museum transformed into Clüb 13, to celebrate founder Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter’s 208th birthday, a superstition-themed 13-plate feast with 13 extraordinary circus acts and performances from the Circadium – School of Contemporary Circus and other performers.

The museum is part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The original purpose of the collection, donated by Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter in 1858, was for biomedical research and education .

The evening began with a cocktail party,

before guests headed upstairs for dinner and dancing. Guests were encouraged to dress in period costumes, and they didn’t disappoint.

The decorations dotting the museum were decadent and on point.

Melissa Sant Angelo and Bianca Fiscella

Timothy Niesen, Tara Niesen, Alexis Curreri and Jonathan Curreri at Clüb 13 at the Mütter Museum on March 9, 2019.

Doanh Nghiem with her gorgeous custom made dress and Stoio Kachev

Be sure to visit the Mütter Museum to see all the unique exhibits, as well as attending some of their special events. INFO Here Check out Philly Style and Philly Voice for additional photos.

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Floral | The Flower Show Gala’s Best Dressed


The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show theme Flower Power!
A celebration of the Summer of Love!!

The 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show opened on Friday, March 1, 2019, with a black-tie gala. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail party under a canopy of beautiful fauna and surrounded by 10,000 acres of flowers.

The Flower Show Gala is one of my favorites as the guests tend to wear a lot of bright colors, and fun floral inspired outfits. Here are some of my favorites.

Kayla Kohlenberg, Molly Kingdom, Lance Jones, and Jenna Kara
The Flower Show runs through March 10. Remember to hashtag your photos on Social Media with #flowershow Next Week I will pick out the best and run them on PhillyChitChat
Tara and Bonnie Lomax were headed out the door with their coats on, and were nice enough to take them off so I could see the fabulous floral.

Best of Show – Jane Pepper, former executive director and president of the PHS

To see more photos from the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show head on over to CBSPhilly, PhillyVoice, and Philly Style Magazine. If you still don’t see your photo it might be in the May issue of Philly Mag in print.

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Hair of the Dog Hot Dress or Hot Mess Hot Time Benefiting Autism

Hair of the Dog Hot Dress Hot Mess Hot Time Benefiting Autism

I’m tardy getting this up after all the Eagles excitement last week.  Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Hair O’The Dog annual event, celebrated twenty-four years of partying in style and giving back through its philanthropic endeavors at the Hilton Hotel at Penns Landing. Nearly 1200 guests came out to support the hottest party of the year, and as always they didn’t disappoint in their fashion sense.

Alisa Frederico, Stylist and blogger at Dressing Jane, with Philadelphia Inquirer’s legendary Elizabeth Wellington, fashion/lifestyle journalist

Rosa Swinton in her spectacular “Beyond Thunderdome” and Carmena Ayo-Davies 
Today’s affirmation says Carmena:
God is going to do amazing things in my life this week. #morningaffirmation #mondays change your mind frame, you change your life.

Cash Cash entertained the crowd as did the Eagles Pep Rally Band, and DJ Casper.  Hair O’ The Dog always benefits a local deserving charity, and as this year’s beneficiary was The Center for Autism, the oldest Autism treatment center in the country.

Longtime friends Dan Cronin (r) and Rob Molinaro created Hair O’ The Dog in 1995 as a way for friends in the industry to celebrate the new year together a few weeks after New Year’s Eve, and each year since this glamorous-gala has grown in size and importance.
Mike and Mike from Fox 29
A pair of Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders were on hand to celebrate the night

Robin Carter RCB with a spectacular splash of color

Jacen Bowman, Makeup artist Shades Of Jacen
he does magic for Alex Holley

Speaking of spectacular, Jennifer Sherlock is the BEST DRESSED of this year’s Hair of The Dog.
Gorgeous!!
Alex Holley wore two dresses, this one

Rose Gold Sequin: Dress the Population available at Bloomingdales

Josh Whisler and Kass Dahlquist (oh I was running to a shoot request by my client and didn’t do justice to Kass’ dress. She looked amazing. You know I was in a hurry, she still has a drink in her hand and you know I don’t allow too many people to keep drinks in their hands)


Eye popping

Paul Pereira blinged out bow tie
No off the hook dresses like Katie Beaver’s ground breaking gown years earlier, but gorgeous gowns abound
Dancing, Dancing, Dancing
Not Eagles Cheerleaders, but just as popular


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Glamour was the highlight of the annual gala

 Alisa Frederico, Karla Brown, event chair Alex Holley of FOX29, Christine Krzyzanowski, Chantelle Matthew

Alex’s dress Metallic Gown: Laundry by Shelli Segal

My dress was a new Australian brand called Bariano

All 3 dresses available from Bloomingdales.


The Best Dressed guy by far, every year as well. Fashion plate Photographer
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No one more Fly Eagles Fly than Buffy Harakidas, director of marketing, Chorus Communications

Red is the popular color of the season, with jumpsuits still in vogue

Happy Chinese New Year!!


Which reminds me, join us at Yangming on the Mainline for Tasty Talks the monthly chitchat with folks in the media, benefits charity. Steve’s raising money and awareness for The Mac Fund at Cat Shack, and my charity is Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia.
This Wednesday is Steve Morrison, from Preston and Steve. Then February 28 I’ll be chatting. Yes I am so nervous, I don’t like speaking in public, but I do love telling stories. Also February 15 Yangming celebrates Chinese New Year, I go every year and it’s a lot of fun. Definitely contact them for reservations about all these events.
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Gorgeous Decor at The Beaux Arts Bash

The Beaux Arts Bash was held at the Philadelphia Free Library last month

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The annual black-tie event highlighted the Parkway’s splendid history of art and architecture inspired by the Beaux -Arts movement in turn-of-the-century France.

 

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The live auction was led by Reggie Rivers, a former Denver Broncos player who is now a professional auctioneer, broadcaster and motivational speaker.

Guests also enjoyed a silent auction with great sports memorabilia.

 

Funds raised by the gala event support the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, which makes possible many Free Library programs and services that advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity throughout Philadelphia.
Lyn and David Montgomery


The Beaux Arts Bash is co-chaired by Lynn and Jim Dever, Donna and David Gerson, and Cameron and John Soroko.

David Mankoff and Jean Cho

Jenny Bogoni, Luca Bogoni, Nadia Billig Daniel and Matt Daniel

Mark vanDerhelm, Vanessa Chan, Jocelin Reed and Anton Germishuizen


Leslie Stiles m board president of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and Marciarose Shestack. legendary broadcaster and all around wonderful person.

Additional photos appeared in Liberty City Press and an upcoming Philly Magazine issue as as well.

The Library Gala’s 2015 Gala was one of my picks of the decade 2007 – 2017 See the pixs here

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Spotted at 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties

What an amazing weekend, and especially at the 2nd Street Festival where I headed yesterday with Mike and my friend Rahel Solomon. Let’s see who was there…

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The Piazza was happening with bands, and over 40 vendors with great gifts

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North Bowl was definitely one of the best beer gardens

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Greyhound Bus was doing an activation and gave out these cute paper visors. It’s so cool when people wear stuff like this.

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We (Mike, Moi and Rahel) stopped by Heritage and said hi to Marilyn Russell. I had so much fun being on WOGL FM with her on Friday.
I’m on again this Friday too.

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Pineapple drinks ready to go

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Seriously this menu is amazing. Anyone have the Alligator Sandwich?

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Kenneth Hilario, Phila Biz Journal (this guy is always smiling) and friends

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I think jumpsuits really are in, a much better trend than say faux hawks

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I gave him a dollar, but how many does he have to collect to buy gold paint, and then gold paint remover

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The ladies told me they had a lovely day, and were so glad to find this great bench

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I ran into some readers. Hi!

 

 

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I signed up for Enterprise Car Share, I need wheels to get me to the studio every week. I used to be with Zipcar, but when I went to their office on 12th Street I found they recently left and everything has to be done online. It wasn’t fun trying to get a human on the phone to explain all the levels. Bye Felicia!

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It was as I said, an amazing day, with an amazing crowd.
See you tomorrow….

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Philly Style Magazine’s Best of Style 2017 – The Most Fabulous Fashion

Philly Style Magazine held their annual Best of Style 2017 party last night at the Kimmel Center. The theme this year was “Around The World”.

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Over 1200 fashionable guests enjoyed food tastings from local Best of Style winners, including Little Lion (so many people wanted to know or asked me who was serving the sliders, it was them), Fine Palate (I loved how FP put all the forks in a big box ), HD1_5222 (Custom) Classic Cakes, Seasons 32 and many others while dancing the night away by CTO Entertainment, who’s been playing all the style events for over a decade.

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Lauren Colabelli wearing Alice + Olivia and John Colabelli, publisher of Philly Style Magazine

There were so many beautiful dressed attendees, many wearing the very popular neon colors, which did my heart proud. You know I don’t want to see any black during the warmer months; although there are a few exceptions to my rule. It was hard for me to narrow it down, as usual, but I chose my favorite 24 photos. Some of these outfits are good examples of what to wear to a cocktail party.

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As I made my way down Broad Street, I notice a fairly large crowd in front of the newly opened Palm restaurant. It’s back and better than ever. I really think the new Palm is going to be the new see, and be scene hot spot. A stand out in the crowd there was Francesca Ruscio looking stunning in House of CB.
HD1_5293 (Custom)Terry D’orsio and Ann Catania, Ten Pennies arrived to the party in style.

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Actress Kristen Alderson looking stunning, attended with her mom Kathy. They came up from the shore to enjoy the hottest party of the summer, as many of the other guests did as well. Check out Kristen in the latest issue of Philly Style Magazine, she fills you in on what she’s been doing since she left General Hospital.

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I caught up with Joseph Diorio with Buffy Harakidas and her former co-worker Ryann Olivia, who’s now over at Cheerleaders as Marketing Director working with another stunner in fashion – Vivian CamilleBOS17
Happy birthday earlier this summer, stunner Jill Rizen here with fashion stylist to the stars Alissa Frederico. Over the past 2 years her career has just blossomed like the Flower Wall she’s posing in front of; this morning she was live on Fox 29 chatting summer style with Jenn Frederick – down the shore!! BOS17
Seriously the best dressed couple where-ever they go, the next, if not now, Philly Power Couple.
This past year they both made big moves in their careers: LR2 Custom tux wearing Brandon M. Morrison is now the COO at PRDC Properties while his lady love Stacey Kracher, wearing Saint Laurent, is partnering with Ajay Raju on projects they will announce soon.

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Lauren Collabelli wearing Alice + Olivia and Mike Jerrick, who was styled by his friends over at Theory.
After our time at PSM Mike and I slipped out and headed to
the new eatery Maison 208 – New American Cuisine with French Undertones
It was delicious, try the duck. Sit at the bar too, friendly bartenders, plus great people watching as well
Spotted Rachel Vigoda – Eater Philly there with her NYC counterpart in town for a convention.
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Best Friends, and co workers at CBS3 – Stephanie Stahl and Jim Donovan

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Happy newlywed >> Kristin Conrad, Breakthru Beverage Pennsylvania, Greg Drey, Human Rights Campaign (is that a romper?) and Beth Lawrence, Snap Kitchen

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Trend Setters: Ellen Shepp and Joan Shepp with Emil De John, Art Institute of Philadelphia and Bette Anne De John BOS17
The Influencers: Ian Michael Crumm, Lifestyle Connoisseur,  Leah Kaufman, Founder @girlsarerad and David Yi, Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Very Good Light HD1_5205 (Custom)
Conni Alexandrian McDonnell, Touché Accessories (get your glam on for Diner en Blanc) and Youtube star daughter Anya Alexandra
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Rahel Solomon and Melody Roy, both of CBS Philly
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BOS17Feeling my age I asked Alexa Scaltrito on the right, if her outfit was inspired by Bo Derek, she never heard of Bo Derek, and our conversation circled the drain with the mention of the movie “10”. We settled on Marilyn Monroe’s famous birthday dress as possibly the inspiration for her sexy frock from Fashion Nova as her friend Ashley Gallo gave us eye popping fashion all night in House of CB.  I think these outfits are worthy of The Kate Beaver – Hair of The Dog Fashion Nod 2013 .
Later in the day when I was chatting with Rahel Solomon, she had no idea who Bo Derek was either, or that Julie Andrews ever flashed in the movie. “OMG not Mary Poppins” Rahel said. Exactly that’s why she did it….
HD1_5291 (Custom)Queen of the original barely there dress – Kate Beaver on the scene at #BOS17 with beau Scott Allison
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Michelle Shannon, Bruce Shannon, Shawn Waters and Michelle Waters
are not only styling it, but smiling it. I love their longevity of friendship. BOS17
Classic BOS17
Bill Lloyd and Ashlee Fuglio

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Andia Kozak and Jessica Tuite, Kicking Cancer’s Butt.

Side note: Our friends at the Sandy Rollman Foundation are sad to announce the cancellation of the Sandy Sprint tomorrow.
Send them a donation today to support them in their fight against Ovarian Cancer.

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A perfect ending to the night, I ran into Marisa Magnatta and beau Robb Schneider walking hand in hand down Walnut Street. How fabulous do they look?

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Moore College of Art & Design 2017 Senior Fashion Show was Amazing

Moore College of Art & Design 2017 Senior Fashion Show was Amazing

(PS Note to readers, I am away in Alaska until June 13 and have no access to email but will be posting everyday)

Metallics, denim and glamour are part of this year’s Century 21 Department Store presents FASHION SHOW 2017.  Moore College of Art & Design’s Senior Class Project held their fashion show Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8 pm in the Annenberg Court at The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Additional sponsors include Anthropologie, EMD Performance Materials, The Logan Philadelphia’s Hotel and Adrienne Vittadini ‘66.

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Before the event, Liz Collins, interim chair and associate professor of Fashion Design said “The momentum is really building right now and we are lining things up for a fantastic show”. “Our students are passionate about presenting their best work at such a special place.”

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Avi Bloom and Elissa Bloom, Executive Director The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

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Linda Silverstein and Phillip Silverstein, radio show host

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Srish Chanda and Sammi Chanda

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Seniors revealed their distinctive collections, showing off the students’ personality, style and artisanal skills through their beautifully crafted clothing. The evening will also include summer sportswear for men and women designed by juniors; a cool musical runway childrenswear segment by sophomores that follows the theme “Rock and Roll Denim,” with fashions inspired by the Pink Ladies from Grease to the celebrity children of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West; and the senior eveningwear finale, always a crowd-pleaser, featuring designs utilizing gold, silver and/or rose-gold metallic fabrics.

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I was really impressed with the fashion of the seniors, I wish I had kept better track of who’s was what.

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The audience was comprised of very proud parents, family members, friends and clothing buyers, which was great to see as they’re supporter Philadelphia designers.

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Photos: Revivals Consignment Boutique Pop – up Fashion at Capital Grille

The Mainline’s best kept secret: Revivals Consignment Boutique 258 Haverford Ave Narberth, Pennsylvania, PA 19072 held another Pop-up fashion show and boutique at Capital Grill last week. Guests braved the NFL Draft traffic and enjoyed an evening of fun, fashion, food and catching up with friends at the pop-up.

HD1_7963 (Custom)Randi Kaymer, Eden Kratchman, Robin Eklund, owner of Revivals Boutique, Jillian Dunn, Store Manager Revivals Boutique

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A few of the fashionable shoes they carry

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Valiant Edmondson, Judy Jacovitz and Kim Rodgers

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Felicia Dragone and Debbie Cenci

 

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Morgan Brit and Eden Kratchman

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Mariska K. Bogle, ‎Executive Director at Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc

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Lela wearing a Reiss navy and grey dress size 4 $299 with a Hermes inspired pink clutch $150 and a Ted Baker navy suede strappy sandal $98

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Morgan is wearing an AMT Shirt $96, with Marlene Berger black pants $150, beaded neclace with tassel $125.

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Bryn is wearing a Nicole Miller black and white striped crop top size small $40, Leila Rose white and black print skirt with pockets #118
a COS clutch $108Black and White Faux Chanel pearl necklace $150 and a Prada Metallic Peep toe Pump size 9.5 $450

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Julia is wearing a Lavin black, white and yello tweed dress with fringe size 40 – $899/ Vince white sleeveless blouse size medium $118; Citizens of humanity white denim jeason size 28 – $65; Bottega Venetta black Patent satchel with lambskin $1499 and white stones necklace $118

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Lucky is wearing a Lucky Brand white denim jacket $65; Missoni mint green and beige maxi dress $450, and is carrying a Prada hob-gold with gold hardware bag $599; Twisted gold plated cuff $150; Casadei gold sandal $498

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Julia is wearing a Parker floral drop waist dress size small $178; a Prada petite red patent leather cross body $399 and a See by Chloe Beisge leather sandal $299

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Leela is wearing a gold brocade cocktail dress $750, a Chanel vintage bag with gripox detail $1850 and a Michael Kors gold platform sandal $285Pop

All the models at the end of the show pose with Robyn and Jillian

 

 

 

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Philadelphia Style magazine and Rag & Bone Grand Opening Party

Philadelphia Style magazine and Rag & Bone hosted an exclusive celebration in honor of their newest store on Walnut Street on March 28, 2017.  Guests enjoyed cocktails made with Effen Vodka and El Tesoro Tequila and lite bites courtesy of Brulee Catering.

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Craig Arthur von Schroeder, Commonwealth Proper, Vanessa Davili and Kurt Souder

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Danny Bones, Gabby Curran, and Nick Grice of Rag & Bone

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John Colabelli, Publisher of Philly Style Magazine, Jason Wigner, Chris DiGeorge, Suzette LeMaitre, and Hansell Varone

 

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Julianna Delviscio and Sheila Barry

 

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Megan Heaton and Chelsea Blasko

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Nazarett Teclesambet and Ronnie Miller, who’s getting ready to move to Charleston, SC

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Lindsey Scannapieco (her place Bok is getting ready for the summer, hold tight she’ll be naming the new chef for the summer soon. It’s alos a must visit for the 75 art co-ops that are now at Bok) and Dan Olsovsky, Creative Director at ROOST Apartment Hotel

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Laura Price and Ary Modesto

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Melissa Leonard and Linda LaRosa, Shop Sixty Five

Melissa Leonard and Linda LaRosa, Shop Sixty Five

A.D. Amorosi and Peter Dello Buono

Legendary scribe A.D. Amorosi and debonair Peter Dello Buono

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Andy Hemming and Jill Rizen, spent the better part of the winter of 2017 in Miami, and the tan shows.

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Alex Nelson and Mike Rubino, lifestyle bloggers, Alissa Frederico, stylist and personal shopper and Ian Michael Crumm. Ian is at Coachella, last year he partied with Kylie Jenner, this past weekend he was with Nick Jonas. i’d say that was a step up. Style

DJ Lady FX provided music while attendees checked out the popular labels men’s and women’s clothing lines.

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Grooming Messenger, a New Skincare and Grooming Service Launches in Philly

Grooming Messenger, a new skincare and grooming service founded by  Ian Michael Crumm, lifestyle expert and founder of his eponymous lifestyle blog and Wear We Went, and Lo McGrath, a journalist, skincare junkie and fashion photographer specializing in menswear, held a launch party for the new site at Rittenhouse Spa in the Rittenhouse Hotel in Center City.

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I love this amazing step and repeat made up of live branches of leaves

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Ian Michael Crumm with equally stylish mom, Angie Hartman at The Rittenhouse Spa & Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque.
With Brian Sanchez who help created the living step and repeat.

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Laurenne Babayan and Nick Berlage

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Alisa Frederico,  Style Director at Dressing Jane Philadelphia and Frank Frederico

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Guests enjoyed grooming during the party, manicures, massages and face masks.

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Danielle Bonds, Marrina Mayo and Alyssa Jones

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Ian Michael Crumm, co-founder of Grooming Messenger with Mason Kesner, Life & Style Blogger and Baseline Collective
who created the platform for the Grooming Messenger.

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Craig von Arthur Schroeder, Commonwealth Proper, Lauren McGrath, co-founder of the Grooming Messenger and Toni Renee Leslie, of Realm jeweler.

 

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Jared Adkins and Chandra Robbins of Bluebird Distilling

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Lifestyle bloggers Alex Nelson and Mike Rubino flank Connor Reider.

Alex and Mike applied masks for guests.

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Scenester Alexander Hankin and friends

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Ian and Lo welcome the guests to the launch, and then introduced Local Honey

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Eric Visnov, Hannah Krupa, Scott Tattar and Brendon Keenan make up the local band “Local Honey”
Book them for your next gig, they were very entertaining.

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