Fashionistas Unite to Raise Funds

New Jersey’s Fashion & Beauty Week, founded by Jack Panico of Panico Salon and Spa, showcased collections from emerging and established designers, featured silent auctions, beauty bars and
cocktails and raised funds for the Diabetes Research Institute. 

FROM LEFT: Showing their style at Fashion & Beauty Week, hosted at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, were Real Housewives of New Jersey Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita; Maria and Jack Panico, founders of Fashion & Beauty Week; recording artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels performing the hit, “Walk This Way”; and one of many fashion models who strutted her stuff on the runway for a worthy cause.

FROM LEFT: Showing their style at Fashion & Beauty Week, hosted at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, were Real Housewives of New Jersey Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita; Maria and Jack Panico, founders of Fashion & Beauty Week; recording artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels performing the hit, “Walk This Way”; and one of many fashion models who strutted her stuff on the runway for a worthy cause.

Luncheon Launches Ann Taylor Store

To celebrate the opening of its new concept store at the Mall at Short Hills, Ann Taylor hosted a private luncheon and a shopping event. A percentage of sales proceeds were contributed to Susan G. Komen North Jersey. 

LEFT: Members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation of North Jersey shared a hug at the private luncheon. ABOVE: Andrew Taylor, Ann Taylor director of public relations, with Kate Dimmock, People StyleWatch fashion director, who co-hosted the luncheon.

LEFT: Members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation of North Jersey shared a hug at the private luncheon. ABOVE: Andrew Taylor, Ann Taylor director of public relations, with Kate Dimmock, People StyleWatch fashion director, who co-hosted the luncheon.

 

Friends in Music

Saint Vincent Academy in Newark honored Kids Corporation founders J. Michael Nolan and Kathleen Murray-Nolan and their family at its Friends in Concert dinner benefit.

TOP: Jazz guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub performed for guests. LEFT: Dan Cordasco, event planner; Gail Marino, Century 21 Construction; and Louis LaSalle, Barnabas Health vice president of external affairs, enjoyed the festivities.

TOP: Jazz guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub performed for guests. LEFT: Dan Cordasco, event planner; Gail Marino, Century 21 Construction; and Louis LaSalle, Barnabas Health vice president of external affairs, enjoyed the festivities.

 

Barking Beauties

Man’s best friend hit the runway at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange to raise money for the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover. 

TOP: Pageant winner Max-a-Million, a Chihuahua rescue dog, in her sash and crown. RIGHT: From left, Natalie Casale, owner of contestant Espresso; Leslie Hughes, host; Jennifer Gregory, animal shelter volunteer; Tara Bernie, judge; Megan Alexander, judge; Ashley Speranza, owner of winner Max-a-Million; Lou Martini Jr., judge; and Anthony Rubio, attendee.

TOP: Pageant winner Max-a-Million, a Chihuahua rescue dog, in her sash and crown. RIGHT: From left, Natalie Casale, owner of contestant Espresso; Leslie Hughes, host; Jennifer Gregory, animal shelter volunteer; Tara Bernie, judge; Megan Alexander, judge; Ashley Speranza, owner of winner Max-a-Million; Lou Martini Jr., judge; and Anthony Rubio, attendee.




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Issue: Nov/Dec 2011
Credits: Fashion & Beauty Week: Jack Panico and DMC images: MTC PHOTOGRAPHY, Runway: ROBERT GORDON; Ann Taylor: Stephanie Noritz; Barking Beauties: furrypawspetportraits.com/Michael Korol