Last week, Housing Works, an organization that combats AIDS and homelessness primarily through initiatives funded by their wonderful upscale thrift shops in
, hosted a gala opening of their newest store in Hell’s Kitchen. Typically, I leave the nightlife reporting to others but for fashion and style this was, pardon the pun, one-stop-shopping. New York
Event host, lifestyle guru Derek Warburton of DerekLovesShopping.com helped bring in a number of notables. Attendees included Ramona Singer, Alex McCord and husband Simon Vanderkamp of The Real Housewives of New York. There was a plethora of clothing designers, including Marisol Deluna, Loris Diran, Philip Estrada, Kristine Elezaj, Jack Mackenroth, Malan Breton, Kevin Christiana, Allison Parris, Anthony Keegan, John Bartlett, Project Runway’s Epperson Rod and hat designer to the stars, Rod Keenan. Also included was Bravo’s host, Andy Cohen and singer Kristine Elezaj.
With all these talents in one place, how could there not be some interesting styles? Given limitations of space, more images are posted on Facebook, but here are some of my favorites…
Designer Marisol Deluna in her own design with a beautiful print and silhouette.
Alex McCord and husband Simon Vanderkamp
A stunning Jessica Carroll
Rod Keenan, whose hats have been worn by numerous celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Steven Tyler, Brad Pitt and Britney Spears and have appeared in movies such as Austin Powers, Charlie's Angles and Shaft.
With host, Derek Warburton