The Aspen Buddy Bash – Rebel With a Cause!

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Winner of the Lemonade stand competition, Stella Firmin, and yours truly in our 1950’s style poofy skirts.

with Tony Bell

with Tony Bell

Stella and Lexi in their poodle skirts.

Stella and Lexi in their poodle skirts.

With my wonderful Burberry customers and friends, Shirley and Farzin Lalezari.

With my wonderful Burberry customers and friends, Shirley and Farzin Lalezari.

Another wonderful Burberry client, Elaine Rosenberg.

Another wonderful Burberry client, Elaine Rosenberg.

Nicole Giantonio, one of my favorite clients, too.

Nicole Giantonio, one of my favorite clients, too.

with Janet Roberts and Deborah Daine, designers of the Buddy Program flag project.

with Janet Roberts and Deborah Daine, designers of the Buddy Program flag project.

Fun photo by Tony Bell.

Fun photo by Tony Bell.

Kari Wells modeling Dennis Basso sable/mink stole for auction looked on by party host, Lenny 'Boogie' Weinglass.

Kari Wells modeling Dennis Basso sable/mink stole for auction looked on by party host, Lenny ‘Boogie’ Weinglass.

Victoria

Victoria

Elena

Elena

It was so good to see the fabled Buddy Bash return to its roots at Boogie Weinglass’ beautiful mountain-top Merry-Go-Round ranch.  Boogie was one of the founding members of the Buddy Program in 1973, and has been hosting the summer event since 2000.  The party had some location changes in the past few years, so it was a happy re-union to see the white billowing tents dotting his property on McLain Flats once again for an evening of celebration for the Buddy Program.  The full article appears in the weekend Time Out section attached.          http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/167516

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WINE, WOMEN & SHOES!

Kristi Gilliam

Kristi Gilliam

Holiday Schaldach

Holiday Schaldach

Giselle Leal  owner of Magasin boutique in Aspen

Giselle Leal
owner of Magasin boutique in Aspen

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Renea Menzies - Aspen artist

Renea Menzies – Aspen artist

Nancy Lord and Kir Boedecker

Nancy Lord and Kir Boedecker

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Diane O'Connell - Aspen

Diane O’Connell – Aspen

Alex Wein with her Mom Leslie Robinson from Houston

Alex Wein with her Mom Leslie Robinson from Houston

Furrier Mark Richards styling a fur scarf on Alex Wein

Furrier Mark Richards styling a fur scarf on Alex Wein

Aspenite Gail Stanger

Aspenite Gail Stanger

Candace Girgis

Candace Girgis

Amanda Barajas and local art dealer Damian Guillot

Amanda Barajas and local art dealer Damian Guillot

Jody Zarosi

Jody Zarosi

Laura Calabrese,  (center)organizer, with her team

Laura Calabrese, (center)organizer, with her team

There were two amazing events on the same day in July – not a big surprise during our Aspen summers, but ones I was fortunate to attend, not only for the great fashion and style, but for the wonderful causes they benefitted.   Besides the Buddy Bash (article published in last week’s Aspen Daily News),  I attended an elegant afternoon event at the gondola, raising money for the Shining Stars Foundation which assists children fighting cancer.  Make sure to put the date in your calendar for next summer when you hear about it.  http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/167584

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Food, Wine…. and Fashion!

Last weekend was the official kick-off of summer in Aspen with the annual Food & Wine three day orgy of gastronomy and oenophilia.  Love of fashion was also in evidence as the ladies and gentlemen pulled out their pretty colors and styles that we in Aspen can only don for a few precious warm weeks.  Let’s dress up!  http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/167246

Toni Case and Mark Oldman

Megan Clark

Cynthia Cavallaro wearing BCBG

Toni O’Neil Case with Dr. Tony and Joanne Truchard

Colleague from Burberry and volunteer for Food and Wine Andrea Sabba Sirko and yours truly

Amber Salway from Atlanta in an Alice & Olivia dress

Megan and Kendrick Lane celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary back in Aspen. Megan hired me to write for Aspen Daily News.

Greeters at Terlato Wines party at Monarch Building

Hayley Soderlund from San Francisco wearing a pretty orange frock from Anthropology and an island rum libation!

John Anthony and Michele Truchard from Napa, CA. She’s in BCBG and he’s in Lulu Lemon and Robert Graham shorts.

Yours truly in Ralph Lauren and aqua Lexus… a stylish outfit to me!

Mark Oldman in ‘the jacket’ with his very personal insignia

“Marie Antoinette” running away at Terlato wines rooftop party. Not fast enough, Marie!

Kate and Claire with Gold Leaf Events – planners of Terlato Wine Party.

Terlato Wine Party

Mark Oldman at one of his seminars

Food & Wine 2015 – Aspen perfect!

  

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In Memory of Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

MEH and daughter, Jess Bates.

MEH and daughter, Jess Bates.

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

Mary and me

Mary and me

Presentation to Mary at her tribute at the now defunct Syzygy restaurant

Presentation to Mary at her tribute at the now defunct Syzygy restaurant

MEH with Nancy Mayer, publisher of Aspen Sojourner magazine

MEH with Nancy Mayer, publisher of Aspen Sojourner magazine

It’s been a joy for the last nine years to go to events where Mary Eshbaugh Hayes, esteemed social columnist for our competitor, The Aspen Times, was covering them too.  I don’t think she ever knew how honored I was to be in the same room as her, shooting the same guests at some of the most coveted events that Aspen hosts every year.  Now that we’ve lost her, I needed to share how influential she was in my life and career.  See my article in the weekend Time Out section of the The Aspen Daily News.  http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/166248

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DONNA KARAN IN HER URBAN ZEN SPACE

IMG_1626IMG_1625IMG_1608IMG_1621IMG_1607When I went to visit Ms. Karan this week at her pop-up Urban Zen shop, located in the Residences at the Little Nell space, it was with a lot of awe and admiration.  Read why and all about this very unique and special place in my interview with this American icon.  http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/166074

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An Ode to Shaun White

I may have attended my last press conference for the Winter X Games last month when it took place for the 13th consecutive year in Aspen.  I’ve been attending this sporting ritual for the majority of these years, always excited about talking withthe athlets about their clothing sponsors and, of course, what they’d be wearing for their soaring and catapulting flights down the manicured courses.  That’s what a fashion writer does.  http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/165720

Shaun at 2011 press conference

Shaun at 2011 press conference

Shaun answering at press conference

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FREESTYLE MORPHS INTO “THE NOW”

Auctioned Basso sable

Auctioned Basso sable

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner

The glamour is back at the annual winter benefit for the Aspen Art Museum, formerly known as the Dennis Basso Freestyle Apres-ski party.  Basso left for a couple of years and it was just not the same.  Well, Dennis is back and so is the reigning king of this annual event, with the new name of “The Now.”  I don’t care what they call it.  It’s just plain fabulous again!  Read my article in The Aspen Daily News January 9th “Time Out”  weekend entertainment section.  http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/165276

John and  Catherine Ann Provine

John and Catherine Ann Provine

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Dennis Basso

Dennis Basso

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Auctioneer Philae Knight

Auctioneer Philae Knight

Ian Loveridge and me

Ian Loveridge and me

Sophie Dixon

Sophie Dixon

Gaye and daughter Skye Dixon with Ian

Gaye and daughter Skye Dixon with Ian

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