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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Orange is the New Black – Art Crush 2014

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To usher in the tenth annual Art Crush fundraiser for the Aspen Art Museum, we said goodbye to the old Art Museum and hello to the new one on Hyman Avenue right in the middle ofArt Crush 2014 ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????

Tina and Simon Beriro

Tina and Simon Beriro

Diane Halle with Aaron Curry sculpture

Angela Robins

Angela Robins

 

Oliver Sharpe of Aspen 82 with Shari Applebaum in Oscar de la Renta

Oliver Sharpe of Aspen 82 with Shari Applebaum in Oscar de la Renta

Tony and Mona Mazza in Christian Dior

Tony and Mona Mazza in Christian Dior

Mami Gumer ( Meryl Streep's dtr.) Heidi Jacobsen Zuckerman and Amy Phelan

Mami Gumer ( Meryl Streep’s dtr.) Heidi Jacobsen Zuckerman and Amy Phelan

Ernesto Neto, AAM 2014 Art Honoree

Ernesto Neto, AAM 2014 Art Honoree

Allan and Kelli Questrom wearing vintage Brazilian print in honor of artist Ernesto Neto

Allan and Kelli Questrom wearing vintage Brazilian print in honor of artist Ernesto Neto

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Fledgling Fashionistas

It was a splendid volunteer day for us ladies from Burberry when we were privileged to see the next generation of fashionistas learning their craft from the sketch pad up.  From designing, illustrating, sewing and modeling their creations, these six to eight year olds showed a maturity far outweighing their tender years and experience in this weeklong summer class sponsored by the Aspen Art Museum.  Enjoy my article in this week’s Time Out section of the Aspen Daily News.  http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/163180Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 2 Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 3Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 4 Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 5Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 6 Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 7 Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 8Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 9 Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 10 Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 11 Fancy Fashionistas Summer Class - Art Museum.jpg 12

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