It was another fabulous weekend in the Hamptons. Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa and Gabby Karan de Felice hosted the 19th Annual Super Saturday at Nova’s Ark Project for thrilled guests who helped raise nearly $3.5 million for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.
The event is legendary and always a must-do on the season’s calendar for the shopping means as much as the great cause behind all the fun. OCRFA’s guilt-free charity event is about spending money in the best way possible.
The Rolls-Royce of Garage Sales this year featured discounted merchandise from nearly 150 prominent participants including: DKNY, Ralph Lauren, VINCE, Bonpoint, Henri Bendel, MILLY, Shoshanna, Theory, alice + olivia, Brooks Brothers, Kiehl’s Since 1851, L’AGENCE, Calypso St. Barth and SoulCycle. For the ninth consecutive year, the “Designers A to Zoe” booth curated by Rachel Zoe featured a compilation of pieces from her favorite luxury designers including Aurelie Bidermann, Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Erin Fetherston, Giambattista Valli, Jenni Kayne, Lanvin, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Pam & Gela, Rachel Zoe Collection, Roberto Cavalli, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney and Temperley London.
Guests included June Ambrose, Rudolph and his wife Judith Giuliani, as well as Molly Sims. Some came from the beach villages, while others traveled from the city in comfort in stylish vehicles like the phenomenal Ford 2017 Escape.
While the event held up to its legacy with many of the same vendors and wonderful activities, there were also some sparkling new elements.
Joining Super Saturday was Lifestyle Marketplace, curated by Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice, which consisted of unique finds in clothing, accessories and home goods. The booth was a success and many shoppers gravitated toward the finds.
“This year Donna Karan’s daughter Gabby Karan de Felice got involved,” said CEO of Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Audra Moran. “She curated a great marketplace. On top of that Donna wrote personal letters to old-designer friends and asked them to participate. Gabby also reached out to the fashion world and even friends in the restaurant scene. They just did so much for the event. And, we are all excited to be gearing up for next year, which will be the twentieth anniversary of Super Saturday.”
Also for the first time, Suite 1521, an exclusive luxury fashion destination in Manhattan, had a booth selling ready-to-wear and accessories from some of their favorite brands including ADEAM, Anya Hindmarch, Ashish, David Koma, Edie Parker, Giles, Giulietta, Markus Lupfer, Mary Katrantzou, Olympia Le-Tan, Peter Pilotto, Preen, Rialto Jean Project and Rodarte.
Another new feature is New York-based modern artist Jeremy Penn created 4 art pieces on-site for auction.
Attendees also enjoyed psychic readings with Betsy Wahmann, floral crown making with B Floral and Brancott Estate’s Flight Song wine bar and hair salon, and tray passed service from FIJI Water. Kids loved the arts & crafts, as well as special performances at Camp Divalysscious and games with Space East. While the kids played the adults took a moment to relax with Revive Kombacha, and spiritual work with Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.
Lucky ticket purchasers won silent auctions for Charlotte Olympia, Manolo Blahnik, Lorraine Schwartz, Gucci, Coach, POLOGEORGIS Furs, Barneys New York and Seaman Schepps and experiences donated by RIPPED Fitness, F-Factor, the New York Football Giants, 27 Hampton Salon, Fred Marcus Photography and Kidville, among others.
It truly was a super Saturday for all.
For more information on the foundation and the amazing work they do please visit www.ocrf.org.