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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“Myer Fashion on the Field Finals” in the Aspen Daily News

Here’s the finished piece in the December 19-25 edition of the Time Out entertainment section of the Aspen Daily News.  It’s an honor to be in our local paper during this special Holiday week edition.  Merry Christmas to one and all!  http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/165042

Ian and me

Ian and me

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Another Day at the Races…. in Melbourne, AU

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In front of the Flemington racecource in my new outfit from the famous Myer department store.   When in Melbourne....

In front of the Flemington racecource in my new outfit from the famous Myer department store. When in Melbourne….

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How deliciously fantastic…. to attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival races two years in a row.  This year, I was lucky enough to be invited to Crown Oaks Day, popularly dubbed Ladies’ Day, which is the third day of the four-day extravaganza, obtaining Media Credentials to cover it officially for our illustrious hometown newspaper, The Aspen Daily News.  My most charming fiance, Ian, who escorted me once again in grand style, was delighted to accompany me into the exclusive Myer Fashion on the Field finals tent with the most beautiful and well-turned-out ladies of the day, many of whom were vying for the  coveted Women’s Racewear competition title.   The lucky lady walks away from the runway with an impressive collection of prizes topped off with a Lexus 300 HP sport, valued at almost $80K.

With the phrase, “It’s a small world” coming into most acute focus, I actually had a connection with the winner, 21 year old Brodie Worrell.   Her most stylish Mother, Dee Worrell, is the proprietess of two ‘gently experienced’ clothing stores, Bella Once Loved, one of which is in Mornington, on the peninsula, an hour outside of Melbourne.  It just happens to be the store where I bought the hat I eventually wore to last year’s Melbourne Cup, as it matched my orange and blue Halston dress, as if I’d had it custom made for it.  Dee was so engaging and pleasant, I included her in my coverage from last year’s race.

When I went into her store the day before the race, she wasn’t there, but I was informed by her assistant, that her daughter was a finalist in the Myer competition!  I was so pleased that I would be covering that day’s festivites, and that I’d be sure to get plenty of photos of her, now that I knew who it was.   Sure enough, the next day, I spotted Dee in the audience, went up to her, and was most pleased that she remembered me.  We hugged as I wished her daughter all the best.

After taking lots of photos of her most glamorous daughter, in her simple and elegant white Toni Maticevski dress (which concidentally the Millinery Award winner was wearing as well), the winner of the three days of competition including Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day and Oaks Day was….. Brodie Worrell!

I waited patiently for the right moment, until I could capture Mother and daughter together in their collective moment of rapture.  Like Mother, like daughter….  sheer beauty!

When I asked Brodie who most influenced her style, she quickly responded, “Audrey Hepburn!”  A classic choice, which was in evidence, of course, by her completely elegant look,  but I think her Mother had a lot to do with it too.

Brodie Worrell, winner of 2014 Myer Fashion on the Field Racewear competition.

Brodie Worrell, winner of 2014 Myer Fashion on the Field Racewear competition.

Jim Babbidge, Jennifer and Ian

Jim Babbidge, his friend Jennifer, and Ian

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