Noel Zayas


Noel Zayas’ Events: Gorgeous at the Ritz-Carlton

Noel Zayas is Gorgeous, and for the third time he presented his signature event at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Center City at Broad and Chestnut Streets. The beautiful people were mingling about, as well as modeling on the runway. Scotty Lauman and Kharisma McIlwaine with mother, Fran McIlwaine

Wilhelmina Models

Pat Wright, Rich Mead and Tom Longo, Metro Mens Clothing. 1615 E Passyunk Ave.

Kevin McCarthy, Bill Cafiero and AJ Kelly

 Evan Martinez, (Model), Mark Beyerle and Designer Justin Farnham

Michele DiVeterano, City of Hope and fashion designer Nicole Sauter, Fashion Designer/ Sauter.

Will Ball,

Wilhelmina Models

Chris Werley, LeHigh Valley Social, Artur Kirsh, The Studio CL – did the models hair, and Tonia Day, The Studio CL

The 12th Street Gym Crew: Noe Espinosa, Sean Green and Debbie Spatofora. Debbie is my inspiration, with Noe’s help she lost over 100lbs in a year. Now’s she’s getting certified to teach a spinning class.

Artist David Lentz and Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick

Garden Logan, Garden Logan Media Relations and Philadelphia
designer Jennifer Boyle and her collection named Simply Adeline.

Josh Schonewolf, Thom Cardwell, Steve McCann and Jonathan
Rags & Thread – Maker of Men’s and Women’s Premium Garments www.ragsandthread.com
Ryan Gagliardi and Victoria Harris
Maria Olsen, Dina Guerra and Debra Dolan were excited to see their daughters model clothing from Boyds, Nicole Miller,
Joan Shepp, 611, Gregory Taylor, Intermixx, Priscilla Costa, Carmelita
Christine McMenamin, Larry Seavey and Dave Bronstein
The crew who watches Mike Jerrick and I on Good Day Philly. Thanks gals!

10 Arts assistant director of food & beverage Miguel Hernandez, Noel Zayas, Scott Barnes

Harold T. Lash, American Abstract Artist
   chef de cuisine Nathan Volz and assistant director of food & beverage Miguel Hernandez. Since the departure of Eric Ripert, Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts has been re-branded as just 10 Arts. Check it out it’s a whole new menu, and a whole new relaxed atmosphere. The Ritz Hotel is ranked #4 in Philadelphia, #6 in Pennsylvania. Not too shabby.

If you’ve been reading PhillYChitChat for awhile now, then you’re familiar with my friend, artist Denise Fike,
who has a very distinct style. When she’s not working in her studio, she’s doing “On the Spot Fashion Skitches” at parties, wedding showers or events. ian michael crumm above

Each drawing is unique and frame-able.
Marcos Matos and Orlando Cuquias

 Amber Hankins and Tiffany Dawson. These two popped onto the scene about three years ago with their blog The Glam Life – Fashionista extraordinaire.

Simone F Gato, and Espinel Gato
Christina Shanchez, Queen Diva Radio.com and Erica Mendez

Mike Jerrick and Kharisma McIlwaine
The very stylish Brandon Bermudez manning the 611 Lifestyle Booth. He says his style runs differently,
I really stand out towards others.
More of a Boy London Punk in the 80’s is what I pretty much go for.
Noel Zayas, Nathan Volz, Mike Jerrick, and Kharisma McIlwaine
The show started off with a wonderful performance from a dance troupe
Let the fashion show begin: first up Carmelita Greco
Stylist Marcos Matos and Joel Garcia did the hair for the show.

It was cool to see how the Ritz could be transformed from a swanky lounge, into a swanky showcase of clothing, services and, jewelery.  Marcos Matos, a highly skilled Latin
hair stylist, specializing in cut and style, bridal hair, special events
styling, updo, photo shoots will be styling hair. One of the east coast’s
top freelance makeup artists, Susan Sorrell Makeup, will be demonstrating
her refined makeup techniques

David Lentz, Kei Kurimoto, Down Dog Healing, EAT. DRINK. HEAL. Holistic Food & Beverage Recipes to Nourish the Mind & Body. Offering Practical Methods to Create Balance & Be Sustainable, Antoine Johnson, House of Talent and Kyle Stoudnour from Tavern on Camac, who modeled clothes from Boyd’s Sunday night.

Gorgeous will benefit nonprofit City
of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment, educational institution,
dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening
diseases, guided by a compassionate patient-centered philosophy.

Noel Zayas and friends
Priya Kothari and  Ian Michael Crumm
Looking forward to Gorgeous V and maybe  The Roaring 20’s TWO Party. That was a fun time.


Beating back the title of least attractive people in the US that readers of a Travel & Leisure magazine bestowed on our City, NSquared Productions and the Park Hyatt rolled out the red carpet for Gorgeous, a spectacular showcase of art and fashion paired with a high-energy dance party. There were beautiful people on the runway, in the audience and working the crowd Friday night in the beautiful city of Philly.
Acting as host for the evening’s festivities was the fabulous Jay McCarroll, winner of Project Runway’s first season and Bump’s Fabulous Cyoni
The Gorgeous runway show will featured fresh fashion, hair and makeup from the hottest local boutiques, designers, salons and makeup artists, including Eleganza presenting Versace and Roberto Cavalli, Dennis Basso, Nicole Miller, Joan Shepp, Matthew Izzo, Ettore, Pierre & Carlo, and many others. One of my favorite places to hang out was the hallway leading to the runway, it was here the models would wait for their cue to sashy down the runway

sometimes there were obstacles on the way to the runway as waiters used this hallway tooThe runway, Jay Carrolls back, the man in the red would time the girls and then send them down the runway

eye candy

another favorite spot was the dressing room; I was very careful not to shoot the boobs and bods of unsuspecting models

sometimes I screwed up
There was entertainment, like this Latino dance troupe
Noel Zayas of NSquared Productionsthe male lineup
struts their stuffI guess the underwear showing is still inFierce soft and sensual

meat on display and The Philadelphia Film Society’s Tim Ferretti
OK it’s my favorite model and I can’t recall her name. She looks fabulous here,
and here http://hughe2030.blogspot.com/2007/06/gorgeous-elegant-showcase-of-fashion.html