Aspen AIDS Benefit Hits Its Stride

After an amazing month of fashion, fundraising and frenetic fun in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Aspen AIDS benefit provided the crowning touch.  Read about the third annual AAB in this week’s Time Out. AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 134 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 113 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 089 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 085 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 021 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 016 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 092 AAB co-director Amy Parnello Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 108 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 075Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 024 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 031 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 117 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 103 Aspen AIDS Benefit 2014 Belly Up 124

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Dressed to Impress at Re-born Aspen International Fashion Week

Nancy Rogers in a Dennis Basso creation

Mountain Hides designer, Laura Schock wearing her own creation

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Designer Jitrois with one of his models at in-store event

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Brooke displaying the teal suede Jitrois dress that was auctioned to benefit St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee

Brooke and me in Gorski

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AIFW Director and Wilhelmina Models President Brooke Fogg with Basso mgr. Olga Lukastievich

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Olga Lukastievich and Ivana Alessi, co-managers of Dennis Basso

Stascha and Stefan Kaelin at their in-store event

A masked guest from NYC in a tux interpreted in a black sequin jacket at the Caribou charity event

A reveler at the Black & White Ball at the Caribou to benefit St. Jude's Hospital

Kathy and Warren Klug with Missy and Chris Klug

Guests bidding at the benefit at the Caribou on Saturday night

Wilhelmina models at Dennis Basso in-store event

Basso 3From the drop-dead luxury of Dennis Basso to the functional playfulness of homegrown Obermeyer Skiwear, the re-incarnation of Aspen International Fashion Week never stopped bringing the glamour and party for the three days and nights that they ruled the mountain-high red carpet known as Aspen.  Read my account of all the highlights of the new AIFW….Image

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Aspen Fashion Week Returns

Dennis Basso at Aspen International Fashion Week

Dennis Basso at Aspen International Fashion Week

After a one year interruption, the re-born Aspen International Fashion Week is back on the scene, with a new cast of characters running the show…or shall I say, the shows.  Read my interview with its new director, Brooke Fogg of the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in Denver, along with an article about some of the new shops opening up in Aspen over this winter season, as well as a third one telling all about  what we have to look forward to this coming weekend with AIFW taking over the town.  From Dennis Basso furs to Obermeyer skiwear,  enjoy all the info in this week’s special Fashion issue of the Time Out section in The Aspen Daily News.

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Hooray for Hollywood!


Read my article about “Hollywood’s Big Night” the major winter fundraising event for Aspen Film, that has been running for the last ten years.
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As our Olympic athletes head off to Sochi, Russia, we realize here in Aspen how lucky we are to have seen some of them compete in our world famous X Games last weekend, a proving ground for the events we’ll be seeing in less than two weeks in the XX11 Winter Olympics.  Check out the snowboarding team’s uniforms in my article, click here

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Honor, HOPE, and Nina Mc Lemore

The HOPE Center and my friend, Lita Heller, were honored and celebrated over the holidays for their contributions to this non-profit mental health organization designed to help those in need up and down the Roaring Fork Valley.  Read about in this week’s Time Out,

HOPE event

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Freestyle, Aspen Style

Freestyle, Aspen Style

by Giovanna DiRusso, Time Out Staff Writer

I’m happy to report that the Freestyle benefit for the Aspen Art Museum is alive and well.  The year’s ultimate après-ski event was a spectacular tribute to fashion, charity, art, and, finally, to the great style for which Aspen is known during the holidays. Read the full article, here.




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