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Tribeca Film Festival 2017

TriBeCa Film Festival. It can be describe as the perfect medium between an art gallery opening and a music festival. You can choose to go to a more lively interactive film screening or just relax and watch a document or simply just roam around the streets of the festival!  I spontaneously went here for a day and seriously was one of the best decisions of my life.

Festival does not do enough justice in describing what this is all about. It’s an experience.

The TriBeCa Film Festival is such an amazing time. You can enjoy it even if you’re not a film buff, but really you should watch more films. (Not popcorn flicks)

You have an opportunity to catch some great films and shorts that generate lots of buzz and could be potential Oscar recipients. They also have events for the public. This past year my girlfriend and I hit up the Saturday fair. It was lots of fun. They had lots of games, exhibitions, vendors giving out merch. Even the restaurants around the area were getting in on the action. They offered deals and specials all day long to attract the crowds. Food trucks galore as well.

This past year we saw The Bomb. It was a 360 experience, surrounded by floor to ceiling screens, and a live band in the middle doing the score. It was breathtaking.

If you’ve never been to the TriBeCa film festival before you’re missing out.

What I love about this Festival is that it’s almost like a hidden gem (but not). This is my chance to see great films that aren’t mainstream, hobnob with the celebs (ahem, I talking to you Quinn from Homeland, Sam Rockwell and others) as well as meet some interesting people.

For example, I see the same beautiful woman come solo to every movie for the past four years and sit in the same seat every time. She gets the baller VIP package and reserves her seat ahead of time. She’s an icon. Every year we chat it up and it’s almost something I look forward to (cheeeeezy I know) but, hey it happens.

This year I met a super cool movie buff from Philly who spends his time hitting up Film Festivals – NYC, Toronto, Nantucket – all on his free time. That’s his thing, and he was pretty friggin knowledgeable about his movies. We ended up sitting next to each other at another movie and had a lovely time.

A few pro tips:
1. Try to see the premieres at BMCC. You’ll need to get there an hour before to reserve a space in line to just get a seat but usually these are the red carpet premieres and the actors and director are there for a Q&A.
2. Again, once tickets are purchased still get in line early to reserve prime seats.
3. I think that’s it.

This review is prompting me to want to make a documentary on people who are super into Film Festivals and travel the world going to them. A movie about movies about movies. Too much?

Regardless, if you’re into movies, have an AMEX card with a few hundred bucks to spend (each film is about $25) do it, it’s definitely a memorable and fun experience.


Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St. Tropez Gala


Where else if not on the French Riviera would movie stars, artists and billionaires gather to spend money for a good cause — especially if the invite has been sent from Leonardo DiCaprio’s desk? 476575315 Continue reading Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St. Tropez Gala

amfAR generationCURE: Solstice 2015

2015On Tuesday , June 23, 2015. amfAR’s generationCURE held its fourth annual Solstice event at the Hudson Hotel in New York City. This years Solstice major sponsors included Microsoft and MoëtHennessy with a dress theme of black and white summer chic style. amfAR’s generationCURE Ambassadors Emerson Barth, Chiara Ferragni and Kelly Osbourne, came together to gather and socialize with event chairs and other professionals to promote and raise money for HIV/AIDS research.

Kelly Osbourne, Chiara Ferragni, Emerson Barth
Kelly Osbourne, Chiara Ferragni, Emerson Barth

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The Annual Summer Party on the High Line presented by Coach

Last night Coach held it’s annual Summer party on the High Line which despite the earlier rains, didn’t stop the stars for coming out, shining and partaking in this sophisticated event. The Summer Party brings together the High Line and Coach – two iconic New York institutions that represent the creative energy of the city – to celebrate the spirit of summer with a carnival-inspired event. Thanks to generous underwriting by Coach, 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly toward the High Line, helping Friends of the High Line keep the park clean, the plants beautiful, and the public engaged through free art, tours, talks, and kids activities all year long. Continue reading The Annual Summer Party on the High Line presented by Coach

amfAR 6th Annual “Inspiration” Gala

Tuesday night, Pop star Miley Cyrus, and  Talk show host Andy Cohen were honored at the 6th annual amfAR Inspiration Gala. The two were honored for their work in the fight against AIDS.  Anderson Cooper, a long time friend of Andy Cohen, hosted the star-studded event. The event featured; a fashion show that was centered around men’s style, and a musical performance by the legendary Mary J. Blige.  Continue reading amfAR 6th Annual “Inspiration” Gala

ICYMI:Nicki Minaj wears Idan Cohen on the cover of Cosmo

 ICjumpsuit nicki on cosmo

When we viewed the Idan Cohen show back in February, we were dazzled by the beautiful intricacy of his work. Apparently, the stylists over at Cosmopolitan were too, since their July cover girl, Nicki Minaj, dazzled in a crystallized body suit from his RTW collection. Mr. Cohen debuted his designs for the first time at New York Fashion Week in February. We have no doubt it will not be his last. As time ticks down to September, we cannot wait to see what Idan Cohen has in store for us with his S/S 2016 Collection.

If you would like to view more of Idan Cohen’s A/W 2015 collection, watch the video below. Courtesy

of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week YouTube Channel:

Rihanna For Dior Official Short Video!

As if there were any doubt, Rihanna slays in the new “Secret Garden IV”  campaign video for Christian Dior as the first woman of color to represent the fashion house. Check out the amazingly gorgeous  video here! We cannot wait to see what else the iconic fashion house has in store for the fashion maven who seems to have all the right moves.

New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) 2015

 New York City International Film Festival


Announces Schedules and Films

 April 30 to May 7, 2015

NYC, NY – 4/8/15 – The 6th Annual New York City International Film Festival will kick off with an Opening Gala, Red Carpet Black Tie event at the DGA Theatre,110 West 57th Street, New York, NY. It will be followed by the North American Premiere of Phantom Halo, a film from USA, directed by Antonia Bodganovich. Also in  attendance will be  Peter Bodganovich, and the following cast members; Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Rebecca Romijn. 

For 2015, NYCIFF is proud to introduce its major sponsor AirBNB. A special award for The Best International Feature Film will be sponsored and presented by AirBNB at the close of the Film Festival.

This year, the NYCIFF has an excellent line-up of films, with over 100 selections, including shorts, full-length features and documentaries from the USA and 27 countries around the world. Once again providing filmmakers with an opportunity to have their World or North American Premiere presented in New York City.

Every evening throughout the festival there will be a red carpet event, to promote a selected film in order to introduce it to the press and media. Each event will include photo opportunities on the step & repeat with members of the cast and crew of the film to delight  the audience.

On Friday May 1st, NYCIFF will present an exclusive VIP red carpet event at the DGA theatre to introduce, William Shatner who will be presenting his film, Chaos on the Bridge, followed by a special Star Trek Q&A.

The 4rd Annual LATINO FILM DAY will be held In TIMES SQUARE (Father Dufy Sq.) on Tuesday, May 5 (CINCO DE MAYO). NYCIFF will screen the best films from Latin America. At 6:00 pm there will be a red carpet event for the press and media, including a reception until 7:30 PM, followed by the screening at8PM.

The Closing Gala Awards night will take place on May 7th at The Regal Cinema Union Square, New York City, and will include a presentation of Awards in all categories of Shorts and Feature films. For tickets and schedule information, visit the website at


The 6th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards

NEW YORK – March 31, 2015 – More than 450 fashion industry leaders gathered tonight at the Fashion 2.0 Awards ceremony and reception, celebrating the intersection of fashion brand marketing and digital innovation. This black-tie affair feted legendary designer Sam Edelman offering a keynote dedicated to the ever-growing role of digital media in the business of fashion. TV personality Robert Verdi hosted the evening’s events offering his humorous insight into today’s trends. The public votes tallied and it’s been declared that Rebecca Minkoff was the top winner of the night, for the first time since the awards inception being the only brand to take home two awards Best Interactive Retail and Top Innovator. Other winning brands included Dior, H&M, Opening Ceremony, Kate Spade, Net-A-Porter, Dressember, Under Armour, Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch. Cosmic Cart won the Best fashion Startup Award; the founders of BaubleBar Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky were honored with the 2015 Visionary Award. Continue reading The 6th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards