For those of you that are regular YouvebeenVALidated visitors you know that the philanthropy known as Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation is near and dear to my heart and that The Angel Ball is an event I have been covering for the past six years. The who’s who of New York and LA all came together on Monday October 20th at Cipriani Wall Street to support their good friend Grammy Nominated Songwriter and Philanthropist Denise Rich to help her raise big bucks to find a cure for cancer. I was so lucky to speak with Denise along with her fabulous friends including: Hoda Kotb, Nicky Hilton, Selenis Leyva, Nick Loeb, Michelle Rodriguez, Tina Knowles, Natalie Cole, Gigi Hadid, Julie Henderson, and even got to see Blake Lively’s baby bump grace the carpet. Watch all the action here and remember YouvebeenVALidated to feel good about yourself and be inspired.#Makeadifference
Fashion Week may have officially come to a close but that didn’t stop me from checking out a very VALidated press preview in Soho last night where brands like StyleStalker, Garbe Luxe and Bardot showcased their spring looks. I fell in love with a variety of pieces some of which had a bohemenian chic feel that I could absolutely see celebs like Nicole Richie rocking. Others styles could be worn to a cocktail hour or a red carpet. One of my favorite outfits pictured below was a two piece black cutout pattern top and pencil skirt with nude material underneath keeping everything right and tight!
When you hear the name Serena Williams you’re probably think 3 time consecutive US Open champ, Queen of the court, rockin the racquet. Well last night she and many other stars stepped out in support of her Signature Statement Collection with HSN. That’s right she can add fashion designer to her resume. Even Anna Wintour pulled out an accessory we don’t see all that often…her smile which certainly lit up Style 360 at New York Fashion Week. The post celebration was held at Level R in The Empire Hotel where Perez Hilton, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, Jill and Bobby Zarin and Tinsley Mortimer enjoyedL’Alpina water bottles while posing for pics. I had an absolute fabulous time hanging with Ashley White from Bravo’s Princesses of Long Island and Huff Post’s Tom Murro who I mingled with at the shindig. #YouvebeenVALidated!
I spent my weekend rubbing elbows with the movers and shakers in Manhattan for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The hot spot was most definitely the GBK Lounge located on the 2nd floor of The Empire Hotel. The gifting suite was filled with brands that embraced me with open arms and shared their fabulous product lines with celebs that came by in between shows. Each company had a unique tie into the fashion world. Pilot Pen and Nicholas K collaborated on a dress that was literally made from pens. Hard Candy was on site with their beauty team touching up talent and Michael Todd True Organics was giving away the tool to clear skin. What really resonated with me was that Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was present and educating guests on the important work that they do. EMK Beverly Hills provided botanical placental skin care products while Cynthia Gale and Jane Basch jewelry showcased their unique jewelry designs. Skinny & Co was giving out their multi purpose coconut oil which you can either eat or use as a face mask. Talk about fun right!!! I just want to give one more shout out to the partnership between Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation and Keysocks.com. Keysocks has created special angel socks to benefit the foundation and they are the only no show knee high socks on the market. GBK YouvebeenVALidated!