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A Decade of Philly Style Magazine Parties in Photos….

A Decade of Philly Style Magazine Parties in Photos….

Still celebrating PhillyChitChat’s 10th Anniversary. The days are winding down and I still need to showcase Best Dressed of the Decade, Best Events of the Decade and ChitChat’s 10 career moments. When reviewing the photos I’ve taken over the decade I kept coming across great moments that occurred at Philly Style Magazine parties.

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Tonight is PSM’s annual hot list party, so I thought I’d list a few moments that made a difference in Philly Chit Chat’s career. Nicole Cashman has represented PSM for the decade I’ve been covering the scene, and she credentialed me for the first PSM party, after Dana Spain sold the magazine to Niche Media ushering the magazine into the next century of luxury living.

Congrats to the man, John Collabelli who has been at the helm of Philly Style Magazine from it’s inception over a decade ago


As I wrote in 2008, a few months after Mayor Nutter took office.

TGIF was more than that last Friday evening as Philadelphia Style Magazine kicked off the re-launching of their magazine; the party was held at CITY HALL in the courtyard, that’s right PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL COURTYARD. City Hall is now hosting events again after the long dark period of vacancy, the lights are on, the veil has been lifted, the building has been returned to its citizens. (source)

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The Philly Style Mag White Party in 2009

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Great to run into Paul Smith over the years. When I was a paralegal, he ran the copy center at Kohn Swift & Graf. Fast forward a few years and we now both own our business. Yaasss5-9-2014 6-51-23 AM (Custom)
I’ve been contributing to Philly Style Magazine for at least 5 years, more this year than every. A few years back PSM featured a shot I took of Jill Scott at the Academy Ball. What a thrill. At least 5 times a year I get a shot on this page.


In this months magazine I have Kevin Hart.

At many of the Philly Style Mag parties I’ve gotten great photos to place in Mike Klein’s Inqlings column, as well as fantastic stories.

I noticed that cover shot feature Terrence Howard autographed the mock up cover backwards, and upside down. You have to look in a mirror to see what he wrote. AMAZING!!

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Todd Trego, Mrs Todd Trego or as we like to call her Editor in Chief of Philadelphia Style Magazine and Capitol, Sarah Schaffer (Her last event with PSM b4 heading to DC to run Capitol) with Lee Saunders.

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Welcome aboard Kristin Detterline, the new editor, still on board today, of Philly Style Magazine.
John Colabelli, Kerry Washington, Kristin Detterline and Jason Binns CEO of Niche Media

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Another great connection. Sharilyn Drewen Vidal and Juan Vidal always at PSM parties. Sharilyn‘s
sister is Suzanne Drewen, who I went to Wesley College with; we became fast friends and over summer break in 1982 we hung out. I introduced her to my best friends from Paul VI High School and she ended up marrying one of them. Who later forbade her from every contacting me again after I came out gay. So we didn’t chat with each other for about 2 decades. At Suz’s wedding, Bill my other bff from high school, met Suz’s other sister and got married. They’re still married today. Pretty cool.

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Molly, Elizabeth, Lisa Reisman (RIP Lisa) and Michael from the Lisa M. Reisman Gallery near Rittenhouse Square

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Monica Malpass and Dancing with the Stars’ Brian Fortuna attend Philadelphia Style Magazine ‘Hot List Party’ at the Crystal Tea Room Philadelphia, 10/2008
7-27-2017 1-38-23 AM (Custom)The legendary Christopher Gabello who now lives in NYC and photographs for Interview Magazine as well as many other impressive outlets, with James Zeleniak, Punch Media PR.
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Hey girl…… Can’t wait to head out and shoot PSM’s Best of Party tonight. Check back here tomorrow for the very best dressed of

Philly Style Magazine’s Hot List Party


PHILADELPHIA STYLE MAGAZINE PARTY PHOTOS “Best Of List” re: Thursday I covered two big parties in town, but they were seamless in fun

ENTER THE WORLD OF FANTASY AND DELIGHT. Having just shot an event here the day before I was amazed at the transformation into a decadent den of iniquity Have a drink, these pops were collectibles. So if you were willing to carry it home you could add it to your pretty bottle display

The VIP lounge. Sofa’s by Natuzzi. They done it up right.
Thom Cardwell or Henri David look a like, it was neither as I swung him around. Skinny water, vitamin water, smart water? Finally adjectives that for water that were attributed to the product without marketing.
Wine is Brian Freedman’s expertise, ya gotta hear the pouring of the wine on his website. So authentic you wanna pop a bottle yourself: http://www.brianfreedmanphiladelphia.com/ with him is his wife Stephy.
I’m just a sweet transvestite was probably not the theme they were going for here Miriam serves up the drinks at Urban Saloon and participated in “Martini Madness” contest
I was looking for a little style, a little magic, a little something that would jazz up the blog and I found it here with Marlene Gravely, Kathy Holtzer, Marie Campanile, Carol and Ralph Colabelli
(I think they may be related to John M. Colabelli, Philly Style Magazine’s publisher) Publishing the magazine every two months drives me crazy, I need more updates with the social scene. That’s what I am tryin to do here on Philly Chit Chat as long as I don’t get distracted
Kim Locher and Kim Gravatt with Jaermeil liquor. Now this is a decandent amount of liquor for to be consumed. Pearl where the superstars seem to go late. Hello call me, I take photos, I’d like to get you noticed, I’ve been published in all the swanky glossies nationally (I’m Philly’s only paparazzi ie see my kyw interview) Would have loved to photographed John Legend there last week!! Ahh the other superstar photographer, not a paparazzi, but an honest to goodness celebrity, portrait snapper, Christopher Gabello (check his stuff in the Metro [finally they are giving up their taking photos off the AP and using someone local to get local stuff]), PunchMedia James Zeleniak http://punchmedia.biz/ and Wayne Glassman of Wayne Edward’s Men’s store. hmm autograph seeker

kissing cousins Paula and Ashley with g-men Rob and Matt Ettore is back from Dallas Pride, where it was hot in more ways than I can put into this blog (ie see Chi Chi LaRue entry)
Jayne Laychak, Nola Dabs, Megan Stecher and Sarah Haas
Erin Boyle, Kim Derrak, Eirica D’Andrea and Jillian Dunn. They are all sporting their Nicole Miller as Erin chomps on a chocolate cigar. No lungs were hurt during this photo shoot.
CTO’s Big Walt and the Groove PHAG Jason Crook and Sheryl Freas. I’m not a big Phan of the word PHAG no matter how it’s spelled, but the guys over at PHAG have embraced it and it’s turned into quite a cute store with something for everyone. Think the defunct “Afterwords” with “Fosters” and you have PHAG. http://www.thephagshop.com/ And I do love his stylish paisley coat.

Megan Roe, Sheryl Raskin, B101 marissa mignatta, pleasing PR maven Paige Wolfe and her columnist husband Mike. Paige wrote a very clever song about Social Networking on the internet http://www.myspace.com/paigewolfmusic I really like it. It should so be released. Paige is definitely one of the most multifaceted people that I underestimated as a person. She just goes about big life in a quiet way. It’s nice like a slow boat that leaves no wake. Tumbling Dice provided the tables for the charity games that benefitted the “Gift of Life”. Right to left we find the lucky wagers Tanya Teece of Teece Advertising, Molly Sager and Danny Cevallos, who I think was trying his luck at more than just the cards.
Face painter Diana Bright, Ch40’s Adrianne Soresi and entertainment maven Brett Silver. I can only dream to get his numbers someday. No not his number, his hits that he received on his website. I have been wondering if I should do an email blast as he does, but I think I will be going with the subscriber passive method. I may a tortise in marketing but I’ll get there and it will be one less email you don’t want in your box. Although I do love getting his stuff, reminds me to keep my game up.
Jimmy Contreras and Lauren Jacobsen. Jimmy is on “The List” of Philly Style Magazine, and I heard from a little birdie that there will be a feature of him in an upcoming issue.
OK this chick is the cat’s meow, I believe she whispered as she grabbed my arm and wanted a photo. I said who with? Just me baby, just me. So here it is and I think it’s Ashley your girl next door.
Raise the roof, theres always one in the crowd
Michelle and Brett or is it Brad? Did I mention I was dyslexic?
What time is it, I have to head over to the PIGLFF Opening Party or were they wondering when these girls got off to continue the party elsewhere? What do you think? Ah pure angelic Cashman Girls. Holly, Ashley and Jaclyn. It’s like Farrah, Kate and well Jacklyn all over again.
Raise your hands, guess there’s more than one in the group

Damn someone recognized me in my loud paisley shirt and they want my autograph. In fact, I had no idea when I took the below photo who he was? I said to his wife, now what’s your name. Michelle and your last name. B-U-R-R-E-L-L great, and is this your husband? “Yes”, and what’s his name? M stares at me with well kinda the beautiful look she has below and says “Pat”. Then it clicked – LOL (That’s the photo I took, it was in yesterday’s Inquirer – Michael Klein’s INQlings)
Sgt. Ray and his friends. I love that in this line of work I get to meet testostorone driven guys like Ray and Brad because if I didn’t do this I would never have been able to observe the amazing prowess of the Philadelphia social scene makers in every circumstance whether it’s a gay event, straight event or mixed, which this really was ’cause I ran into quite a few people who didn’t go to the Z Club but went to the Opening night at the Philly Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Party too. We’re all just social animals who are looking for a little action, mine is to observe and record, of course there’s a lot, and I mean a lot of “OFF THE RECORD” that stays safely in my personal journal, offline.
Stacy Jorgensen, Monica Malpass (come on Dan leave Monica alone, she’s a mom for godsake), Sal DeAngelo (Demi Moore likes to eat at his place) and Dancing with the Stars youngin’ Brian Fortuna of Haddon Heights.
Party Crasher: Someone who attempts and often gains entry to a party or club to which they were not invited, often using social engineering techniques. Sadly for this one stylish soul this party was the one that got away, and it’s ashame as she’s sporting a little color, a photographers dream. Postscript: WELCOME to PHILLY Style Magazine, I like your makeover, did I mention the website needs a little work, but I like your night life. You are bringing it. When I lived in NYC I attended more than my share of Gotham Magazine & Hampton Magazine parties, and you haven’t disappointed here. One suggestion, KELLY RIPA IS FROM SOUTH JERSEY, she was on 9/2007 Hampton Magazine Cover and now you need to get her on the Philly Style Cover. Love her, want her home. Oh and invite me to cover it in plenty of time so I can clear my schedule. Thanks. (UPDATE: Photo Gallery Feel free to download up to medium size photos and purchase larger sizes if you want: http://hughephotos.smugmug.com/gallery/5434255_npLBK#332291777_J3g3d )