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Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia Host Annual Lifeline New York Benefit Dinner

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia hosted the annual Lifeline New York Benefit Dinner with a crowd dedicated to championing philanthropic efforts around the world.

Hundreds of guests attended the beloved affair at the world-famous Explorers Club in New York City to enjoy the cocktail and dinner event in addition to supporting this unique benefit that aids children’s hospitals in Serbia.

he event featured a performance by Gwyneth Giangrande. Auctioneer Jack Hartnett auctioned special items including a painting donated by Fer da Silva in addition to a basketball signed by Denver Nuggets NBA star Nikola Jokic. Guests celebrated the work of the charity with a special cocktail, the “Royal Blossom” served from Casa De Sol Tequila and red wines from BZ Consortium.

Lifeline Humanitarian Organization is an international effort founded 30 years ago in 1993 as an urgent response to the tragic humanitarian situation in the former Yugoslavia, which was afflicted by conflict and sanctions. The goal of Lifeline is to reduce and relieve the suffering of physically and mentally disabled children, orphans, the elderly as well as to improve medical facilities in the country.

HRH Crown Princess Katherine is dedicated to charity and has a driving passion to help those in need in Serbia. None of her work would be possible without help from caring people in the community. Generous donations and fundraising efforts such as the annual dinner provide lifesaving medical equipment and improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

Notable attendees included: Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia, David Hryck (President, Lifeline New York), Susan Gutfreund (Vice President, Lifeline New York), Cheri Kaufman (Vice President, Lifeline New York), David W. Boral (Board Member, Lifeline New York), Peter Pizzino (Board Member, Lifeline New York), Joseph T. RaIlo (Board Member, Lifeline New York), Kyle Wool (Board Member, Lifeline New York) and Bojana Jankovic Weatherly (Board Member, Lifeline New York), Soo Wool, Jasmina Boulanger, Melissa Tomlin, Tijana Ibrahimovic, Jean Shafiroff, Jack Hartnett, Rade Savija, Ravishankar Bhooplapur, Jaya Bhooplapur, Richard Jankov, Margret Jankov, Ann Dexter-Jones, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Nadia Martincic, Marc Rosen, Vanessa Gordon, Olga Ferrara, Nadja Sayej, Daniel Finch, Joan Jedell, Gwyneth Giangrande.

For further information concerning Lifeline, please visit www.lifelineny.org

(Photo Credit: PMC / Sylvain Gaboury)

 

ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Shani Grosz, Dee Rivera, Shani Grosz, Daniela Reginato and Jane Elissa

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“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is a new show that is filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. We will run the video on our site every Thursday and then it moves onto the podcast networks.

In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Dee Rivera, Shani Grosz, Daniela Reginato and Jane Elissa. This show was all about women entrepreneurs and empowering women. 
We were so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms.

I am so grateful to my guests Dee, Shani, Daniela and Jane for joining me. Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, the audience who showed up to support us, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison  for their kindness and hospitality.

We hope to see you there on February 28th. We will announce our guests shortly.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Has Added One More Guest Dee Rivera

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Women entrepreneur and empowering women is what this week’s podcast and show is about. Joining our guests Shani Grosz, Daniela Reginato and Jane Elissa is the fabulous Dee Rivera.

Dee Rivera is considered by many the Latina of fashion and the trailblazer in discovering new designers, bringing nearly 25 years of fashion and public relations experience, and working with some of the most recognizable fashion, beauty, luxury, lifestyle brands, and celebrities in the world, Dee has her polished finger on the pulse of the next big trend.

Dee’s background started in editorial fashion working for magazines such as Modern Bride Magazine, Essence Communication, and spent 3 years as the Director of Fashion at Latina Magazine. Her career shifted when she decided to dabble into public relations. Ever the entrepreneur, the rest is history. She is the creator of Latinista.com, Latinista Fashion Week, Hamptons Fashion Week, Times Square Fashion Week, and the author of Glambition Knocking Down Walls in Heels. As CEO and founder of DCG Public Relations and DCG Media Group, Dee is an expert at crafting and delivering the messages of her brands to the media, and consumers alike. She works tirelessly to secure the top print outlets as well as high profile digital magazines, blogs, and national TV with a gift of the pen and a flair for the dramatic, she is also a jet setting lifestyle writer, forthcoming author, and animal lover. Her goal is to have a farm & rescue all animals who need a home.

Follow her at IG: @dcgpublicrelations

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is a new show that is filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our first episode click here and our second episode click here. Please join us this Wednesday at 5pm in the Edison Hotel lobby for this exciting chat.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Our Guests Shani Grosz, Daniela Z Reginato and Jane Elissa

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Women entrepreneur and empowering women is what this week’s podcast and show is about. I am so pleased to announce our guests Shani Grosz, Daniela Reginato and Jane Elissa.

Shani Grosz

For over two decades, Shani Grosz has created beautiful dresses for women. Her signature line is known for its use of color blocking and cutting-edge tailoring, creating the perfect silhouettes.

Shani Grosz Fashion

Her message is very clear: See the dress but FOCUS on the woman. She dresses News anchors, Broadway stars, television personalities and many more in the entertainment industry who flock to Shani. Shani’s designs are like the perfect little black dress –something every woman needs in her wardrobe that she can always count on to let her look her best. A graduate of Parson’s School of Design, Shani, is an internationally recognized designer with over two decades as the President and Designer of SHANI Collection. She has won many prestigious design awards for her well executed vision of “Wearable Art”. Shani works closely at developing up and coming talent. Shani designs for the modern woman, celebrating her multi-faceted lifestyle that allows her to be both feminine and strong.

Daniela Z Reginato

Daniela Zahradnikova Reginato, has over twenty years experience in haute couture, fashion distribution, customer acquisition and retention, marketing strategy, relationship management and social-media-driven market development.

Daniela Z Reginato Fashion

Following the launch of a successful and lucrative modeling career, Mrs. Reginato had leadership positions at the Mercer Hotel, Georgio’s in FL, Domenico Vacca and  Zoom, Southampton, NY where daily sales volumes averaged $10,000. Mrs. Reginato co-founded Space Sixteen, SoHo and Southampton, NY, where she served as Creative Director and Marketing Strategist.

Daniela in Daniela Z Reginato Fashion

In these capacities Mrs. Reginato identified emerging trends and nurtured leading designers, NFP, Fairchild Baldwin, Andraab, Casana, AGF, Tusk, Lorenz-Bach, Giorgio of Palm Beach, Olfactive Studio and Victor DeSouza each.  She recruited King Saladeenn, Craig Holt, Edwina Sandys and Jeffrey Teresen to provide artistic works. Mrs. Reginato also founded and funded Yoy Dally, an NGO dedicated to increasing awareness of the plight of the Romani children of Eastern Europe with links to a cultural center in Bucharest for Romani children and in concern with the Roma delegation to the United Nations, Office of Foreign Missions.  Specifically, Mrs. Reginato’s work focused on addressing the harsh treatment of Romani children in Eastern European schools including bullying, low graduation rates and educational under achievement.

Jane Elissa and Mauricio Martinez, a past recipient of the benefit’s Shining Star Award. Photo by Eleanor Tivnan.

For the past 25 years fashion designer, artist/designer and author Jane Elissa has been voluntarily raising money for cancer and leukemia research through her benefits and designs. She is also an advocate for Leukemia Research. Her whimsical hats have become best-sellers and her handmade creations have been collected by people from all over the world.

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Her unique one of a kind- appliqued, beaded, jeweled and painted NY pieces are made to inspire us to have a whimsical and positive vision of life. Her Victorian and Deco inspired retro pieces are collectibles that use vintage fabrics in combination with new ones to bring the past into the present.

Jane Elissa luggage

All of Jane’s works reflect her unique talent of putting unexpected pieces together in a collage to create a story. She not only encourages you to try and imagine “her” story, but also to see into the works and create your own. With her commitment to charity and her expert craftsmanship, she’s proud to present these works for sale.

Jane Elissa jacket

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a new show that is filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our first episode click here and our second episode click here. Please join us this Wednesday at 5pm in the Edison Hotel lobby for this exciting chat.

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It Was A Saltburn Midsummer Night’s Dream Ending Fashion Week Shani Grosz

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Nobody puts on a fashion show like Shani Grosz. Closing out the week Shani’s over the top “A Saltburn Midsummer Night’s Dream” display over at the Copacabana at West 51st Street was part Moulin Rouge and part circus.

You were greeted with performances and trucks handing out vintage popcorn.

Shani and newscasters

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In the audience were the actresses, athletes and television news anchors Shani dresses. I saw Rita Crosby and the two-time U.S. national champion and Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold whose new memoir just came out.

The fashion was ultra feminine and flattered every women’s figure. Shani Grosz’s dresses have such a flattering fit, that she makes every woman look like a superstar. Her clothes are timeless, elegant, her fabrics are sourced from all over the world. Feathers, beading, embroidery, Swarovski crystals. and sequins create a floaty, dreamy feeling, but these are women who have their feet firmly planted on the ground.

Shani has dressed thousands of women who because of the career and life styles must look fabulous and feel comfortable, because there is an audience watching their every move. Grosz knows how to make all women look and feel their best, no matter what their job is.

The Shani’s Collections are sold at Saks and Nordstrom. The Focus by Shani line is available at Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off 5th and Kohl’s. Both collections are available online at www.shanicollection.com.

Grosz creates a new dress collection twice a year, her clothes are so timeless they will never goes out of style.

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Front Row at César Galindo

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César Galindo’s is a highly sought-after A-list designer, stylist, with an uncanny flair for beautiful creative visions.

Over 35 years in the business, Cesar’s designs have been seen in Houston, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and Milan. He has creating paradigm-shifting designs that have shaped iconic brands, including Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein.

He has helped establish and grow brands such as L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, the Kimora Lee Simmons Collection, and the newest launch of Baby Phat. Three Cesar Galindo gowns stunned patrons of Diane Von Furstenberg’s prestigious MET gala, including one for the hostess herself.

As a stylist, Cesar has created eye-popping, jaw-dropping red-carpet styles for A-listers, including Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Courteney Cox, and Missy Elliott.

His career journey began with a stint designing corsets a

and period costumes for The Miami City Ballet and The Houston Grand Opera.

His clothes this season were elegant, and old world glamorous.

With sequins and rich jewel colors. This is a collection that is wearable and will make you stand out in any event.

It was fun watching Consuelo Vanderbuilt walking the runway, showing fashion is timeless.

The hair by Eddie Wunderlich, was so chic, simple and high fashion. He truly knows how to show off the glamor of fabulous fashion. Eddie along with Dee Rivera invited me to experience César Galindo’s stunning work and I am so glad they did.

At the show was writer and socialite Dena McCoy, make-up artist Amanda Dobery, artist Roger Sichel, Michael Hershman the CEO of the Soloviev Foundation, Fashion industry expert Ezequiel De La Rosa and so many more. fashion is definitely alive in NYC,

 

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