On Saturday, August 5th, Christy Doramus of Crowns by Christy hosted a summer brunch in partnership with Nine West at a private residence in Sagaponack, NY. In support of Nine West’s new #StandOut campaign, the event focused on highlighting the brand’s new shoe collection inspired by strength, power and beauty of women across the world. Attendees were invited to mingle with like-minded influential women who are defining what it means to #StandOut and working to make a difference within their own communities.
During the event, guests were invited to try on their favorite Nine West designs and complete their looks from “head to toe” with a flower crown. A custom “shoefie” station designed by Christy Doramus allowed attendees to easily take photos of their favorite shoe styles and creatively showcase what it means to #StandOut. GlamSquad was on-site for makeup and hair touch-ups, and the brunch menu was curated and served by Hamptons local Jennifer Poto.
beThe 20th annual OCRFA Super Saturday was such a success! The famous ‘shop till you drop’ event took place this past Saturday, July 29th from 12-6pm in Watermill at Nova’s Ark. The VIP hour was from 12-1pm; general admission commenced at 1pm. This year’s event was hosted by Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan, Gabby Karan de Felice, Molly Sims, and Rachel Zoe, and presented by QVC. Over 2,000 people attended including supporters and their families, designers, celebrities, editors, media, and fashion lovers. Super Saturday raised over $3 million for OCRFA’s ovarian cancer research and support programs! I am honored to once again attend this stunning event and help contribute and spread the word about such an important cause. Donna Karan and Liz Tilberis, the late and beloved Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and President of OCRF created the event in 1998. Donna Karan has sponsored and hosted the event since its founding, and Kelly Ripa has been a co-host since 2004.
This all-day event is one of the most organized Hamptons summer events. The event was very well-attended despite the crisp bite in the air and anticipation of rain. Thankfully, the wind did not last long and we did not receive any rain during the event. It turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day during the last three hours. I arrived promptly just in time for the 12pm VIP entrance. There were already at least two hundred people on line eager and ready to get in and start shopping. Once we all entered, I first stopped by the Conair Beauty Bar, grabbed a refreshment, and then headed in to the big tent for some shopping.
Jill Zarin has done it again! The Luxury Luncheon benefiting Thyroid Cancer Research took place this past Saturday, July 29 from 12-4pm at the Private Estate of Jill and Bobby Zarin in Southampton. Throughout the afternoon, guests enjoyed the luscious surroundings, gourmet food and drinks, and glamorous indulgences at the luxurious outdoor soiree. The event was held under two luxurious tents and around the Zarin’s stunning infinity pool complete with fun pool floats (think the cheery rainbow unicorn and oyster shells). Upon arrival, guests were provided with a detailed map to help them navigate the VIP beauty treatments and experiences. Spa services comprised of a 5 minute face lift, braid bar, brow bar, massages, makeup applications, and an IPL laser treatment.
Notable attendees to the Luxury Luncheon included: Ally Shapiro, RHONY‘s Luann D’Agostino, Tinsley Mortimer, Dorinda Medley, Cindy Barshop, Aviva Dresher, and Kelly Bensimon; Real Housewives of Miami Marysol Patton, Real Housewives of Atlanta Cynthia Bailey, Actress Kelly Rutherford, Millionaire Matchmaker, Former NY Yankee David Cone, Television Personality Dina Lohan, News Anchor Rita Cosby, Actor Titus Burgess, Chef Roble, “90210” Actor Tristan “Mack” Wilds, and of course, American Television Personality The Real Housewives of New York, host Jill Zarin.
This Monday, July 24th, Kendra Scott’s Pop-Up store in Southampton hosted their Fort Lonesome Chain Stitch event from 12-4pm. It was a little bit of Texas to the Hamptons. Fort Lonesome Chain Stitch was in-store providing complimentary chain stitching on clothing apparel, accessories, blankets, and more for guests with any purchase. For example, a new mom treated herself to a few new jewelry pieces and then got her son’s blanket personalized with his name on the edge! Austin East Ciders was the beverage sponsor.
You can find Kendra Scott’s boutique popping up at events this Saturday including Super Saturday and Bridgehampton Benefit: The Children Matter. Kendra Scott will also be in-store for an event on Friday, August 4th.
On Sunday, July 9, Christy Doramus of Crowns by Christy partnered with Stella Artois to host a summer party for friends, family, and Hamptons locals at a private home in Sagaponack. Guests joined Christy and her team throughout the day to shop jewelry essentials from Kendra Scott, customizable handbags from Neely & Chloe and beach hair must-haves from Teleties. Arriving in their favorite summer florals, attendees were invited to make flower crowns poolside while enjoying refreshing “cimosas,” courtesy of Stella Artois. My daughter and husband attended as well; they had tons of fun playing bean bag toss, enjoying the refreshments, and relaxing out by the pool.