An exhibition dedicated to the American fashion photographer is now on display in NYC.
HempHera and GBK Brand Bar, the world’s premiere celebrity gifting lounge, hosted a two-day luxury celebrity gifting lounge in honor of the biggest night in television — the Emmys. The event was held on the rooftop penthouse of the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood, CA, on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, 2021. Upon arriving at the Covid-safe event, each guest in attendance was given a rapid Covid-19 test prior to entering.
Once inside the lounge, celebrated guests were treated to a delectable assortment of food and drinks — delicious vegan sushi from Kuleana and the world’s smoothest tequila from Sauvecito, to name a few of the highlights. The party atmosphere was pumping, thanks to a live performance by singer Joey Emmanuel and a great playlist of tunes from DJ Aaron Colbert.
This year’s celebrity guests were gifted up to $50,000 worth of the year’s hottest gifts and trips, including four different vacations, diamonds from Yuvika, custom pendants from Jonathan Shultz, and many more surprises. HempHera Kosmetikos dazzled guests with their Greek God and Goddess-inspired Luxury NanoAmplified CBD Skincare Collection, gifting some of their best-selling skincare products, as well as a pain relief gift set.
Other amazing gifts included one-of-a-kind sweaters from James Peter Henry, custom dresses Lavie by CK, luxury dog clothing from MOSHIQA, spirits from NEFT Vodka, innovative bongs and pipes from Session Goods, delicate jewelry for a cause from Kamaria, hydration from Boxed Water, and luxury global transportation by MOTEV. Many more amazing brands packed the event space — Sean M. Flynn Photography, Price.com, Pump Pal, and others.
GBK Brand Bar partnered with She Angels, a female-founded nonprofit helping women to thrive, and Goodwill of Southern California, fulfilling its mission through job training and placement services, for this particular event. These causes were given one of the $40,000 gift bags to action off to raise more funds for their cause. GBK values philanthropy and during each event the lounge partners with a different charity to help raise awareness, create celebrity partnerships, and give back to the community.
Over 60 of the best and brightest stars of television were in attendance, including 2021 Emmy winner Evan Peters, 2021 Emmy nominees Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Brendan Scannell (Bonding), and Sherry Marsh (Pose), along with past Emmy winners Viola Davis and Martin Short. Other attendees included Raven-Symoné, Patrick Gallagher, Malin Akerman, Nia Vardalos, Patrick Gallagher, Leslie-Ann Brandt, Melissa Roxburg, and many others.
On Friday, September 10th Renee Cafaro Atelier held their first runway show during NYFW. Founder and designer made fashion history by being the first exclusively plus-size designer to have her collection show during NYFW.
As part of the Spring/Summer 2022 shows, Renee Cafaro Atelier released a collection of plus-sized couture that looks to encourage inclusion in the world of fashion. The debut of the latest line of plus-sized wear was unveiled in New York Fashion Week on Fifth last September 10, 2021, on 608 Fifth Avenue.
Renee Cafaro Atelier is a design house that focuses mainly on plus sizes, looking to be a premier option for luxury wear for curvy women ethically made locally in NYC. 67% of women make up the multi-billion dollar plus size fashion industry, a sector that has been underserved for a while, mainly amongst more luxury-based selections. Her unmistakable passion for fashion and inclusion comes alive in the latest collection that looks to sweep the plus-size industry by storm and penetrate into culture, music, and lifestyle as a whole. Cafaro is also the US editor and in-house expert for the international plus-size publication, SLiNK, where she shares her insights on how to bring confidence to women of the plus category.
During NYFW on Fifth, Cafaro released the Millennium collection, which captures the zeitgeist of the 90s era that pays homage to pop cultures of old while also looking forward to the future of tailoring. The collection also shows Renee’s deep understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of women’s fashion and culminates nearly a decade of experience in plus-size fashion.
The presentation event Friday night was attended by hundreds of prominent leaders in the body positivity realm as well as Olympian Dalilah Muhammad, socialite Susan Gutfreund and music celebrities like Canadian pop star Locklyn, 98 Degrees boy band member Jeff Timmons and fashion/music Icon Casey Spooner. Renee Cafaro was introduced by curve supermodel Emme who also walked in the show. Curve model Khrystyana of Playboy and America’s Next Top Model fame also donned Cafaro’s fashions.
In honor of the 73rd annual Emmys Awards, Doris Bergman presented the 11th annual luxury lounge and luncheon in honor of television’s biggest night.
On Friday, September 10th, I attended NYFW’s “The Talks 21stCentury Collectors,” where Jian DeLeon, men’s fashion and editorial director at Nordstrom, moderated panelists Josh Luber, co-founder of StockX and founder and CEO of Stealth Mode Startup; Lynn Yaeger, writer and contributing editor at Vogue; Caitlin Donovan, head of department, handbags, streetwear, and sneakers at Christie’s, and Angelo Baque, founder creative director, Awake NY & Angelo Baque Studios discussed how they became collectors and the culture surrounding collecting within fashion.
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The Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala took place this past week and the eventful day raised funds for the Merging Veterans & Players, as well as the Lt. Michael Murphy Navy Seal Museum.