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Wednesday, August 29, 2018




Jane Pontarelli

Katlean de Monchy With Dr. Erin Gilbert

Peter Marino
Architect Provocateur Peter Marino swung by the Southampton Arts Center Saturday with a crowd in tow, dressed in his trademark biker gear he stood out as a bastion of individuality appropriately heralding the presentation by the Innovators of the East End who were there to talk about fresh solutions for better wellbeing and share the tools to bring out beauty from within. Looking to empower themselves with the scoop on the latest in beauty, fitness and wellness, Maria Fischel, Joan Horning, Caroline Gang, Designer Joanna Mastroianni, Leesa Rowland, Jane Pontarelli, Ruth Miller, Betsie Bremer, Elyn Kroenmeyer, Leiba Nesis, and a host of other influencers, turned out at the invitation of innovation scout Katlean de Monchy.

Lucia Hwong Gordon With Maria Fishel

Neuro-scientist and top NYC Dermatologist, Dr. Erin Gilbert, was on hand to talk about synergies notably between bioactive collagen peptides with bamboo-extracted silicon two of the 14 ingredients that interact together beautifully in AETHERN skin nutrition, the event’s sponsor. ATHERN is the go-to beauty boost for Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, a loyal fan of this nutraceutical, the first and only one backed by clinical trials.

Nina Adams With Tony Bowls

Co-founder of Water Mill’s Five Pillars Yoga, Karen Mehiel, spoke to the mindfulness practicing yoga brings, sharing the spiritual and mental benefits of yoga practice as well as the physical. Long committed to leadership for women and environmentally sustainable business practices, Mehiel discovered yoga three years ago. She explained that yoga is about “cultivating kindness and compassion to others and to oneself,” a message that speaks to inner strength and beauty.

They call her “The Terminator,” actually “The Terminator meets Sex and The City,” why? Because MaryAnn Browning’s clients know she is relentless (but not without a little levity) when it comes to helping them reshape their bodies; she’s the personal trainer presently transforming Good Day New York’s Rosanna Scotto. According to Browning, whose Southampton studio, Brownings Fitness, is the Hamptons’ power workout destination for celebs and CEO’s, even skinny girls can be fat; it’s muscle mass that counts not just the pounds on the scale.

The first gathering of Innovators of The East End proved artful for all, demonstrating the beauty of taking care of yourself with a fun, fresh approach. After all, to quote Peter Marino, without a doubt an innovative force, "Thinking out-of-the-box goes along with dressing out-of-the-box and living out-of-the-box.” Words to live by under the guidance of Katlean de Monchy’s Innovators.

Friday, March 24, 2017



Photographs By: Patrick McMullan

Rita Cosby

Anton Segerstrom With Terry J. Lundgren

Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California’s South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Macy’s CEO and Chairman Terry J. Lundgren offered welcoming remarks on behalf of Elizabeth Segerstrom, the glamorous and gracious hostess of the event honoring the life of her husband, who passed away in 2015. Lundgren also introduced world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming who sang a Puccini aria followed by a beautiful and emotionally affecting “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which Fleming knew to be Segerstrom’s favorite from her long friendship with the family.

Anton Segerstrom With Renee Fleming And Elizabeth Segerstrom

Angela Lauren
Guests included H.E. Nassir and Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Charles Askegard, Prosper Assouline, Michele Ateyeh, Yanna Avis, Laurie Bodor, Ashley Bouder, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Cece Cord, Rita Cosby, Tom Costello, Drew Damman, Tiffany Dubin, Maxim and Irina Dvorovenko, Lanessa Elrod, Chip Fisher, Olivia Flatto, Christopher Forbes, Francine LeFrak & Rick Friedberg, Michele Gerber Klein, Delphine and Guillaume Gesquiere, Michael Gould, Catherine Hall, Maria Hall Brown, Catharine Hamilton, Gregory & Margaret Hedberg, John Buffalo Mailer, Kevin McKenzie, Chris Minev, Aldo Moschini, Lami Oladipo, Daniel Paltridge, Cole Rumbaugh, Andy Russell, Dame Jillian Sackler, Anton Segerstrom, Stephanie Stokes, Timothy and Susan Straider, Ty Woodson and Judy Zankel.

The evening began with the New York premiere of a PBS film about Segerstrom’s life screened at the Directors Guild of America Theater, introduced by its producer Maria Hall-Brown. The documentary tells the story of how Segerstrom and his family developed their Orange County lima bean fields and dairy farm into South Coast Plaza, the luxury shopping center in Orange County celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Fern Mallis With Michael Gould And Sarah Moss

Renee Fleming
The film “Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining the Future,” which premieres on New York’s public television stations on Friday, March 31 at 10:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and Sunday, April 2 at 10 p.m. on WLIW21, includes recent recollections and archival footage of many of world-renowned men and women who knew Segerstrom as a business partner, patron of the arts and architecture, luxury retail innovator, and friend. They include Cesar Pelli, Isamu Noguchi, Misty Copeland, Bruce Nordstrom, Valery Gergiev, Frank Gehry, Michael Gould, Rudolf Nureyev, and Peter Walker, and many others. The retail and fashion leaders in the audience have some of their brands’ most profitable stores among the 250 boutiques at the destination retail center, which Lundgren called “the best in the country” and enjoys annual revenue of more than $1.8 billion. The NYC arts world admires the Segerstroms for their support of cultural institutions like Carnegie Hall and American Ballet Theater, as well as the world-renowned performing arts center that bears the Segerstrom name. Henry Segerstrom served on the board of Carnegie Hall, as well as many other New York-based corporate and cultural boards. He was awarded the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence 2010.

Lucia Hwong Gordon

Henry Segerstrom and the Segerstrom family donated gifts of land and significant funding first to South Coast Repertory Theater, the first arts organization based on what would evolve to become Segerstrom Center for the Arts. SCR won which later won the Tony Award for best repertory theater and commissioned and premiered plays that later played on Broadway, including “Three Days of Rain,” “Vietgone,” “The Beard of Avon” and Pulitzer Prize winner “Wit.”

The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall debuted in 2006 by presenting Wagner’s Ring Cycle in its entirety. TheMariinsky Theater production included the Kirov Opera, Orchestra and Ballet in residence in Orange County, and featured Placido Domingo singing Siegmund in "Die Walkuere."

And in March 2017, Segerstrom Hall featured the world premiere of ABT’s “Whipped Cream.” The new ballet choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky that features stunning set and costume design by pop-surrealist visionary Mark Ryden will have it’s New York debuts May 20 as part of ABT’s 2017 Spring Gala on Monday, May 22. Elizabeth Segerstrom, who is often in New York at the Central Park apartment she shared with her husband Henry, is a chair of the event, as she was for ABT’s 75th anniversary gala in 2015. To learn more:

Friday, October 16, 2015


Jean Shafiroff With Phylicia Rashad And Lucia Hwong Gordon

Jean Shafiroff was photographed with Phylicia Rashad and Lucia Hwong Gordon at Meera Gandhi's Giving Back Foundation Gala at the Carlyle Hotel last week. The girls look stunning!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Jean Shafiroff With Lady Lilliana Cavendish And Lucia Hwong Gordon

Tiffany and Co. hosted a reception for the National Ballet of China at its flagship store at 5th Avenue and 57th Street in New York City. The Chinese Ambassador to the UN, Liu Jieyi , and the Consul General of China, Zhang Qiyue, were in attendance. Other guests included Jean Shafiroff, Kip Forbes, Feng Ying, Angela Chen, Lilian Vernon, David Hochberg and many others. A special performance by ballet dancer Zhang Zhen Xin was a highlight of the event.

Photo By: Patrick McMullan

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Jean Shafiroff With Waris Ahluwalia And Lucia Hwong Gordon

New Yorkers For Children hosted its Annual Spring Dinner Dance – New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête to benefit youth in foster care in New York City, raising over $725,000. The celebration was presented by Saks Fifth Avenue who joined Lead Beauty Sponsor, Le Métier de Beauté and Event Chairs Dana Auslander, Erika Bearman, Alina Cho, Nicole Esposito, Lydia Fenet, Elisabeth Noel Jones, Amy McFarland, Clare McKeon, Susan Shin, and Honorary Chair Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos in supporting New York City’s youth in foster care. The evening, with décor designed exclusively by David Stark, featured dinner, dancing, featuring DJ D-Nice, and a silent auction.

 Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff looked stunning wearing a Oscar de la Renta design.

This year’s Fool’s Fête paid tribute to long time Board Member Oscar de la Renta and the tremendous impact he had on NYFC and its students.

Special guest and Guardian Scholar Shavonn Wheeler addressed the audience, sharing her experiences in foster care. Additional students supported by NYFC were in attendance to celebrate the evening and were styled by the Macy’s, MAC Cosmetics, and Glamsquad.

Thursday, February 05, 2015



Jean Shafiroff With Gilles Mendel

Jean Shafiroff And Lucia Hwong Gordon

Philanthropist JEAN SHAFIROFF was photographed with French American Fashion Designer GILLES MENDEL at the New York City theatrical release and after party of Magnolia Pictures BALLET 422 starring Justin Peck and directed by Jody Lee Lipes.

Jeans Shafiroff's wore a black and red flowered satin red vintage Christine Lacroix dress.

From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. With unprecedented access to an elite world, BALLET 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet.

Ballet 422 will open on February 6th at Film Society of Lincoln Center and Sunshine Cinemas, followed by a national release in over twenty cities.