Celeb-studded Fashion Fetes

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 15 - 2010
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Loren Ridinger

Thursday night, JR and Loren Ridinger opened up their North Bay Road estate, Casa De Los Suenos, for the premier of Loren Ridinger’s stunning jewelry collection.  The trunk show showcased the jewelry for the first time since its creation.  The event featured a fun yet sophisticated gathering of friends of the Ridingers, many of whom happen to be celebrities, who have been fans of the line even before the trunk show and have been wearing and promoting it. Some fans of Loren jewels (pronounced as in Sophia Loren) include:  Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, the Kardashians, Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Sanz, Marc Anthony, and Joel Madden to name a few.  According to Loren Ridinger, “The collection was made from a desire to give someone a way to wear beautiful jewels for anytime of day and includes pieces that can be worn with casual or formal clothing.  My pieces are simple yet bold designs that are gorgeous! It’s kind of exploded before I got a chance to show it!”  Among the hundred + VIPs at the trunk show:  Alejandro Sanz and Raquel Perera, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Giselle Blondet, Travis McCoy-  of the group Gym Class Heroes, Paulina Rubio and Nicolas Vellejo-Najera, Kamal Hotchandani, Carol and Marc Iacovelli and Alicia  Piazza.

 

 Etro and New World Symphony

 Also on Thursday evening, Etro, the luxury ready-to-wear and lifestyle brand, hosted an exclusive cocktail at the brand’s flagship boutique in the Village of Merrick Park where the evening’s proceeds raised more than $11,000 to benefit the New World Symphony.  A stylish crowd gathered in the colorful, brightly-lit shop for the event which was hosted by the New World Symphony’s top donors Adam Carlin, Arin Maercks, Clara Sredni, Jennifer Stearns Buttrick and Lourdes Jofre-Collett, to preview Etro’s Spring/Summer 2010 and runway collections and enjoy a performance by the Fellows of New World Symphony. Additional attendees included Channin Carlin; socialite and wife of host Adam Carlin; Christina Getty Maercks, socialite and wife of Arin Maercks; Evelyn Lozada, reality star on VH1’s Basketball Wives; Jessica Rae Anderson, celebrity stylist; Maria Buccellati, wife to Andrea Buccellati and heiress to the famed Buccellati Jewelers and publicists, Nick  D’Annunzio and Tara Solomon.  The evening was highlighted with a live quartet performed by the Fellows of the New World Symphony. Additional attractions included live models presenting the season’s must-haves.

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