Thursday, October 29, 2009

BCRF Lunch at the Waldorf

Yesterday was the annual BCRF Symposium and Lunch at the Waldorf. It was amazing to get there early and to hear all the new things happening with Breast Cancer Research and I was so happy to see and hear so many doctors and researchers.
This year Liz Hurley was given an award and was told that a future award was going to be given in her name. It brought her to tears that she managed to hold but where was the waterproof mascara when she needed it?
This year the event raised over $1,900,000. Well done Mrs Lauder. We all thank you for your hard work.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Studio Museum Fall Gala 2009

Last night was so much fun. The Studio Museum of Harlem had its annual Gala at Ciprianni Wall Street. As always the 3 beautiful Co-Chairs were Kathryn C. Chenault, Joyce K. Haupt and Carol Sutton Lewis. Thelma Golden looked radiant as she presented the award. Ray McGuire had us all laughing with jokes as he took to the mic. Melissa Feldman from MF Productions made sure the event was flawless and found me a place to sit for dinner. It was yummy.

Tonight's Event The Rita Hayworth Gala

Tonight is the annual Rita Hayworh Event at the Warldorf Astoria.
I donated a family portrait session so hope you all bid on it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation

When Wendy Kleinman from WK Planning called me in August to see if I could photograph the Gala she was organizing for Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation little did I know I would be spending the day with Ted Turner and Toni Braxton as they toured Presbyterian Hospital to meet some of the children who are treated there each day. They were both being honored that night for their work with children.
Toni lights up the room when she walks in and with me clicking my camera and Ted and Toni smiling at everyone, heads turned as we walked down the halls of the hospital. The doctors had so much information to give us all.
Later that night it was onto the Plaza Ballroom where Ted and the beautiful Cynthia MacDonald were the first to arrive.
After dinner Toni sang and walked off the stage into the crowd. To the delight of some of the gentlemen she sat on their laps and sang and flirted with all of the guests. The photos say it all! It was a fun event and flawless thanks to Wendy and her team.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Whitney Art Party

Last night I managed to be in 2 places at the same time so how come I can not do 2 days work in one getting everything on my blog??? First stop was the Frick where they were having the Annual Fall Ball. I stayed long enough to cover cocktails then I ran up Madison Ave to the Whitney where the photographers were 3 deep on the Red Carpet.
Thanks heavens I get to be inside and not with the masses.
The big dinner upstairs was being shot by another magazine so I was there to cover the downstairs event and to catch people as they left from upstairs. It was easy to tell the 2 crowds apart. Lindsay Lohan arrived really late and had the cameras going crazy. Shakira was the best with smiles and waves for each and every one of us. I with all stars were like that! She gets my vote!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The NCY Hispanic Society Fall Gala 2009

On Tuesday night The Hispanic Society of America held its annual Gala at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. This year they honored the following institutions and individuals for their exceptional contributions to Hispanic arts and letters:
Fundación E. Arocena
accepted by Eneko Belausteguigoitia Arocena
and José Pinto Mazal
Fernando d’Ornellas Silva
Blanca Pons-Sorolla
Antonio del Valle Ruiz

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Carnegie Hall Fall Gala 2009

What happens when the conductor James Levine discovers he has to have emergency surgery 2 days before the Gala.
The show must go on and it did. With a frantic rush to see who was available, the staff at Carnegie pulled a fabulous rabbit out of the hat.
Italian conductor Daniele Gatti stepped in and led the Boston Symphony Orchestra for a concert that had the audience clapping for more.
After the concert the guests headed to the ballroom at the Warldorf for Dinner.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Paris as my Muse

I have decided that Paris is my Muse. I am in love with the city. For exactly 54 hours I spent the most beautiful weekend that included such an array of scents and senses.

The streets called my name as I left my little hotel tucked behind the Madeleine. I found myself on Rue de Rivoli where the throngs of fashionistas were running from tent to tent. Bill Cunningham walked by trying to be invisible but I had to call out and say hello.
I found myself as a guest at the Petit Palais opening of Vernissage “Horses of Qatar, The Legend of Al Shaquab”.
Sheikha Mayassa, the daughter of the Emir, and I got to say hello between her interviews and press reception.
Sunday was the Baptism of Cecilia Fekkai at Eglise Saint Sulpice followed by lunch at Jules Verne which started at 1pm and finished at 5pm. I met my friend Tony for dinner at 8.30 at a little italian bistro called le Cherche Midi on the street of the same name and after dinner I walked back to the Eiffel Tower to take my midnight shot.
I woke up to rain on Monday but that didn't stop me. I trudged over to Rue du Dragon and got soaking wet and then circled back to the hotel after lunch at Cafe Flor. The taxi was waiting for me so I quickly changed into a dry outfit and it was bye bye Paris, hello Roissy.