On Saturday, The Knockturnal attended the 19th annual Super Saturday NY, the world famous designer charity garage sale, which donates proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance in an effort to end ovarian cancer.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) is the largest global organization dedicated to ovarian cancer research and supporting women and their families. The event was hosted by Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, and Gabby Karan de Felice. Super Saturday is a huge fundraiser for OCRFA, including what has been called “the Rolls-Royce of garage sales,” kids’ carnival and activities, and a luxury raffle and gourmet treats.
Super Saturday includes discounted merchandise from designers including DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Henri Bendel, Theory, alice + olivia, and Brooks Brothers. For the ninth year in a row, Rachel Zoe’s booth “Designers A to Zoe” will feature pieces from her favorite designers such as Calvin Klein, Diane Von Fustenberg, Lanvin, Moschino, and Oscar de la Renta. New to the event this year was Lifestyle Marketplace, curated by Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice, comprised of clothing, accessories, and home goods. The on-site luxury raffle offered prizes from designers such as Charlotte Olympia, Manolo Blahnik, Barneys New York, Fred Marcus Photography, and others.
Part of the fun included psychic readings with Betsy Wahmann, floral crown making with B Floral, Brancott Estate’s Flight Song wine bar and hair salon, and we also enjoyed FIJI water, Bai and Titan Tea.
The star-studded event included attendance from celebrities such as Kelly Bensimon, Christy Turlington, Jonathan Cheban, Rebecca Minkoff, among others. We got the chance to catch up with Molly Sims and June Ambrose at the event. Check out the interviews below!
Interview with Molly Sims:
What’s the best quality about your husband that still makes you smile?
He’s patient and kind and he traveled in a rainstorm flood warning yesterday and it took him like 12 hours and he’s still here today with my children, so there we go.
If you were my travel agent, where’s your favorite place to vacation and why?
I’m going to Italy in two weeks, that’s mine. It’s the best place on earth.
You were always a big supporter of this. Speak about how important it is for you to keep coming back.
I’ve been involved with Donna Karan, and Faith Kates and her daughter Gabby, and Kelly now for many years. I’ve known so many people affected by it, I’m a mom, I’m a wife, I have a daughter; it’s important, it’s one little checkup, it can save your life, and it is a silent killer, so a lot of people don’t know they have it until it’s too late. This again is really important because we raise a lot of money. We may look like we’re having a really good time, but they do a lot of things with the money that’s raised here, and it’s really important that’s why we do it.
What about your favorite places in the Hamptons to go?—Things to do?
Well, I love Bay Kitchen out by the springs, The Crows Nest, Harvest, Il Tutto in East and South. I love the beaches.
And then brands for tonight that you’re looking for?
Bonpoint, Hampton Sun, Donna Karan, there’s so many things.
Interview with June Ambrose:
Tell us about these fashions you’re wearing.
So I’m wearing a Sandro dress, people are commenting on my peekaboo, my little keyholes. I’m braless and at 45, my breasts are still standing.
How do you do it?
It’s the muscle, I do pushups. And when I nurse my kids—we can talk about this because it’s a mother event—I nurse them on a boppy, so you don’t let them drag. To moms-to-be, you don’t let them drag your boobs down because they’ll look like droopy socks after. And you do your pushups and you train the muscle and you wear your sports bras, it’s very important. You want to protect yourself.
That’s an amazing tip. Back to fashion. At the Brett Johnson show, you were styling.
Yes, I was a creative director. I produce Brett’s show every year, I style it, and I creative direct it.
Tell us how it was. I’m sure it was crazy.
Yeah, I’ve been doing a lot more creative directing. I’m also creating, directing, and producing a show for BET called “How to Rock Your Denim.” I’m sure you guys will be there; I’m looking forward to seeing you guys there. So that’s my latest project, and I’m still working on Brett and getting ready for the return of Mr. Carter. There’s a lot of things going on.
Can you give us a preview of the next era of Mr. Carter’s style’s going to be like?
I don’t know. That I’m not going to share yet.
You’re still figuring it out.
I’m in the lab. Do you have some tips for me?
I mean, casual.
Well Jay is less is more. I think we have seen so effortless; we’ve got it.
I’m working on my next collection so next year you’ll see a new collection of eyewear from me for sure.
You’re the bomb. Lastly, the cause. Supporting the cause. You’ve come many years. Can you talk about that?
I think it’s important that you realize how important not only your resources are, and how they can be really helpful to people in need. I think bringing awareness to this cause is key, early detection is key, leveraging our brands, using our platforms for the greater good is super important to me. We have a responsibility as public figures to bring things that people take for granted to the forefront and bring awareness and attention to it. Donna Karan and everyone else who’s on the committee and on board for this, they understand what giving back is about. People think of fashion and they think of it to be a very selfish thing, but we make it a very selfless thing. I think coming here and shopping for the cause is how we show our support and we lend our resources.
The 19th annual Super Saturday NY event was a success. We are already looking forward to the next one!
Photo Credit: Fiji Water
Special thanks to Ford for loaning us an Escape to travel to the Hamptons. It is spacious, comfortable, drives super smooth and has an amazing stereo system. I also loved how many outlets it has so that all of our devices (lap tops, iPads, cell phones) could stay fully charged.
“Millennial escapism” was identified as a major movement in Ford’s trend report. Now, millennials are essentially taking more trips out of town and spending their time and resources on getting away. The company recently partnered with I LOVE NEW YORK to identify some cool places to escape in the state of NY.
Some of the new tech features in the car are:
- 360-degree sensors
- Hands-free kick activated lift gate
- FordPass app and remote start
- SYNC3 w/ Apple CarPlay, AppLink, and Android Auto
- Improved interior: space, storage and functionality
- Sony Premium Audio w/ Clear Phase and Live Acoustics home-audio tech
- Driver Assist features including perpendicular park assist and side sensors
- Auto high beams
- Rearview camera
- Seven color ambient lighting