Rita Cosby

Sade Baderinwa and Rita Cosby

A celebration doubling as an anniversary party and as a pre-launch party for Philip Pelusi's exclusive Tela Beauty Organics product line for men and women, which will see its release at Barneys nationwide in three weeks time. Fashion designer Trina Turk's Spring 2008 collection was showcased by a bevy of beauties from Decorum Model Management and the staff at Tela Design Studio. Emmy winning Newswoman Rita Cosby along with ABC News Anchor Sade Baderinwa joined famed photographer Patrick McMullen and James (Jim) Hart, Chair of Chelsea – Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce, to celebrate the one year anniversary with tons of beautiful people including model and Reality Television star Cindy Guyer. Other guest Appearances were made by, Sade Baderinwa, Kimberly Arbuckle (Vogue Associate Fashion Director); Kristine Space (Managing Representative, Trina Turk).The highlight of the evening came shortly after 8PM, when the hosts unveiled three portraits that had been commissioned specially for the evening from Flemish portrait artist, Karoline Soete ( The unveiling was a preview for the full exhibition by Soete slated to open at the ARIUM gallery in September 2008, featuring luminaries from the worlds of fashion, design and the NYC cultural scene. Tela Design Studio is now accepting submissions for parties interested in having their portraits created and shown at Soete's exhibition. The crowd was an eclectic mix, reflective of both the neighborhood and the space's diversity, ranging from Juilliard students to beauty/fashion editors to artists, actors and prominent figures in entertainment.
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James Hart and Philip Pelusi
Photos By: James Edstrom


Anonymous said…
Rita looks great.

Hope everything is OK with her and wishing her the best.
gil said…
I was at this event at Tela Design Studio; great food and wine, beautiful people; a blast ! Thanks to Jim Hart of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce for inviting us. Afterward some of us were invited to an afterparty by the owner of Tio Pepe (Rocio Sanz),on West 4th Street, Manhattan (at a Tapas restaurant next to Tio Pepe run by her daughter). Wonderful food and excellent wines; thanks to the owners of Tio Pepe, Rocio Sanz and her husband Jimmy.
Anonymous said…
It's good to see Rita Cosby, again, on your site James! I'm still hoping that tape exists....hum?!