• New York,  WorldWide

    The Inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner benefiting The Prostate Cancer Foundation featured Carson Kressley, Bill Nye, Mario Cantone and more

    It was a great honor to attend the inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner which was held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Pier 59 Studios during New York Men’s Fashion Week. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, the Blue JacketFashion Show benefited the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), founded by philanthropist and financierMichael Milken. Money raised will go towards funding cutting-edge research that will save, extend and improve the lives of not only prostate cancer patients but other cancer patients as well.

    Alessandro Mele, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    The Blue Jacket Fashion Show brought together the fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare, and media worlds around a national platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues, with an emphasis on prostate cancer. Coinciding with February’s Cancer Prevention Month and New York Men’s Fashion Week, the BlueJacket Fashion Show included designers such as John Varvatos, Nick Graham, Joseph Abboud, Nicole Miller, Rag and Bone, Proper Cloth, Stephen F, Maggie Norris, Gustavo Moscoso, Thom Browne and Haspel who used their creative talents to “reinvent” the traditional blue blazer.

    Ian Mellencamp in Maggie Norris (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    Richard Johnson (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    Victor Cruz in John Varvatos  (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    CC Sabathia in John Varvatos (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    Don Lemon in Proper Cloth (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    Lee Tergesen in Joseph Abboud  (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    Those walking the runway wearing one-of-a-kind blue jackets included models, actors, athletes, members of the media, and business titans. Among those walking were actor Mario Cantone, musician and model Ian Mellencamp, New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz, TV personality Carson Kressley, science educator and host of the forthcoming Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World Bill Nye, New York Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia, New York Post’s Richard Johnson, model Alex Lundqvist, and CNN Anchor Don Lemon. Several of the specially designed jackets modeled during the show will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

    Carson Kressley (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    The fashion show was followed by a cocktail reception and a 3-course dinner, featuring seasonal ingredients and Mediterranean inspired dishes, designed by Executive Chef Simone Cucchiara. While guests were enjoying dinner, President and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Dr. Jonathan Simons, addressed the attendees and thanked them for making it a memorable first Blue Jacket event in support of prostate cancer research and hoping to see everyone next year, making the Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner a new annual event. A silent auction was also held, featuring sought-after sports memorabilia and original artworks, all proceeds benefiting the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

    As the world;s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson is committed to creating and bringing to market life-changing cancer therapies for the people who need them most. In addition to partnering with the Blue Jacket campaign to help raise awareness of prostate cancer prevention and treatment options, Johnson & Johnson has also committed to donate $1 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for every photo shared using the free Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo app. For every 30 photos that are shared, one hour of research and development for breakthrough treatment will be funded.

    Maggie Norris, Nicole Miller (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

    “Today, our work being done in precision oncology research is unprecedented with new discoveries happening daily,” said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, president and chief executive officer of PCF. “Our continually expanding global research enterprise brings together the brightest minds in prostate cancer research and other scientific areas to collaborate across borders and institutional lines. This team approach has sparked and accelerated innovative projects that deliver life-saving results and are bringing us closer than ever to a cure. We are very pleased to team with the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to help raise awareness and additional funding for prostate cancer research. Curing together, we can change the future for all cancer patients.”

    About The Prostate Cancer Foundation

    The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Since 1993, PCF has raised more than $698 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research projects at nearly 200 cancer and universities in 23 countries around the world.  Today, prostate cancer remains the second leading cause of death in American men, with a man being diagnosed with prostate cancer every 3.3 minutes.

    Despite these statistics, PCF has helped lower the prostate cancer death rate by more than 50% by funding ground breaking research with a streamlined funding model that has been replicated by leading research organizations across the country.  Today, by accelerating public awareness and advancing medical solutions with more promising drug candidates in the pipeline, PCF is empowering men and their friends and families to proactively manage their lives and live longer and healthier lives. For more information about the Prostate Cancer Foundation, please visit pcf.org.

    About The Blue Jacket Initiative

    The Blue Jacket Fashion Show is the kick-off event for The Blue Jacket Initiative founded by Frederick Anderson and Laura Miller (Anderson/Miller).  The Blue Jacket Initiative is a national awareness campaign designed to demystify and create a platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues. Anderson/ Miller is a marketing and promotion agency based in New York City.

    For more information about The Blue Jacket Fashion Show, please visit bluejacketfashionshow.org

  • New York

    That Tricky Fall Fashion @HanesHosiery @coopandhen @limecrime

    Step to Love

    The weather is so weird!  I remember Octobers to be snowstorms and now it is unseasonably warm in the 20’s!  The only way to make sense of this strange weather and what you should wear so you don’t get sick is difficult.  The one key item that will make a world of difference in your ootd (outfit of the day) is HANES tights!  These babies will give you the right transition from summer to fall and day to night.  this could easily be a summer outfit if you rocked this with bare legs but because of the textures – Pony hair flats from Coopandhen and the denim jacket with heather sleeves from Rag & Bone, this is now your perfect fall outfit.  Hanes has a wide range of textures, opacity and colors so make sure you pick up at least 3 pairs to get you through November.  A bright lip is my signature look so thank you to Lime Crime  for being the cherry on top.
  • New York

    Merry Christmas to Me @Target x @NeimanMarcus

    I stopped by Target today after changing the address on my drivers licence at the DMV and lucky for me there was hardly a line! Quel surprise! So the day could only get better when I spotted a red 50% off sign right where the Target x Neiman Holiday stuff were!

    There is a limit to 5 items so I will definitely go back tomorrow. Here is what I got!

    1. Alice & Olivia Luggage ($179)

    Oh so cute and it comes with the 360 spin and all these cute pouches for laundry, shoes and sunnies. How perfect! I am so so so happy with this and will bring it to Toronto with me next week! Yay!!

    2. Lela Rose Top ($69.99)

    My uniform of the black A line swingy jersey tank top is great for everyday but for special days, this really adorable flower top is a easy choice. It’s 75% cotton and 25% silk. What a steal!

    3. Robert Rodriguez Top ($79.99)

    I loved this because of the ruffles and the kinda peplum shape I have been dying to add to my life. Ah!  Can’t wait to wear this tonight!

    4. Jason Wu Girl’s Dress

    Got this for my lil niece. If Jason Wu dresses are good enough for Michelle Obama they are good enough for me.

    There are still tons of stuff I want from the oversized Rag & Bone sweater to Oscar De La Renta dog bowl to the Alice & Olivia Bike!!

    Everything is available online too at target.com