29 posts tagged "Hanne Gaby Odiele"
It was only the latest of the many Japan relief benefits that have sprung up around New York and around the world since the earthquake and tsunami, but this one was distinguished in at least one way—it was a lot taller. Blame it on the hostesses, two of the most in-demand catwalkers working: Britt Maren (back to blonde, after a season as a brunette) and Alana Zimmer (left). “We saw the news and were just devastated,” said Zimmer at Saturday’s Brunch Happening, proceeds from which went to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Zimmer, in fact, had tried to put together a similar event over a year ago for Haiti, but her work and travel schedule proved too much at the time. This time, she solicited the help of pal Maren—and Maren’s boyfriend, a sous chef at the Lower East Side restaurant the Fat Radish, which played host for the afternoon. (“I’m not a Fat Radish,” read the T-shirts on sale. “I’m just big-boned.”)
With the location and food squared away, the girls got Orlo salon, MAC Cosmetics, and Fallon jewelry to donate prizes for a silent auction. They also brought in an acoustic guitar player and graffiti artists to tag canvases. But for model-watchers, the real attraction was the guest list: Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jana Knauerova, Sheila Marquez, and Ashley Smith all stopped by, as did industry folk like Richard Chai and casting bigwig Russell Marsh.
We’re all work and no play here at Style.com. Our intrepid executive editor, Nicole Phelps, and editor at large, Derek Blasberg, are both in the hard-at-work capital of the world, Saint-Tropez, for the Chanel Resort show. (They’ve gotten in a little play—Team Style.com lost a chic came of pétanque.) The full report comes tomorrow with the show, but there are plenty of teasers to keep us waiting in the meantime. Nicole’s already spotted Abbey Lee, Anja Rubik, and Hanne Gaby Odiele at fittings, Lagerfeld buddy Diane Kruger among the fashion-show tourists, and gleaned the plot of Karl’s Resort film Remember Now. “Aging playboy Pascal Greggory has a night and morning to remember, courtesy of Elisa Sednaoui,” she reports. Even those of us in not en route to St.-Trop can catch a preview of our own, below.
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