Influential social media moms gathered last week to honor Julia Beck and to use their voices to trumpet the cause of the R Baby Foundation. The Five Star Gala was held at the elegant Plaza hotel. While the food and decor were dazzling, what really sparkled were the moms.
During the past few months we were led by Rebecca Levey and honoree Julia Beck. We tweeted, blogged and filmed a PSA to raise awareness about the dire need for funds and education in pediatric emergency rooms. To celebrate the success of the campaign we got dressed up and toasted one another and the power of moms to use their voices for change.
But enough about that...didn't the moms look fabulous? Let's but the charitable aspect aside for a moment and talk fashion!
Shari Brooks wearing Nannette Lapore jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels
Personal style icon is Catherine Malandrino
Linda Grant in Suzy Chin for Maggy Boutique with jewels from Melinda Maria
Style icon: Anna Wintour and Jenna Lyons
Cori Ingrassia in Cache. Her sparkle? Bracelet-Jennifer Lopez for Kohls and earrings- Cache
Personal style icon: Jennifer Lopez
Julia Beck in J Mendell Dress and Christian Louboutin shoes with a Rebecca Minkoff bag
Her jewels are from Joan Hornig
Personal style icons are Contemporary--Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek and the nostalgic pick is Ali McGraw (late 1960s, 1970s) and fictional character Holly Golightly.
Jessica Shyba in a Lauren Ralph Lauren dress and shoes.
Personal style icon is probably Kate Moss.
Audrey McClelland in a DKNY and jewels from Melinda Maria
Style Icon...Sarah Jessica Parker
Liz Gumbinner in Max Mara and earrings by Alexis Bittar, Cartier knock-off ring by Fantasie Jewelry Box.
Personal Style Icon: all the people photographed at MOMA show openings
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Joanne Bamberger in a J. Crew dress
Her style icon? Diane von Furstenberg -- "simple, classic, timeless"
Vera Sweeney wearing Ralph Lauren
Her Style? "I like to keep things simple, yet classy. I think it's a mix of Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon."
Jill Seiman was resplendent in nom for belly dance maternity. Her earrings were on loan from melinda maria jewelryand her clutch from Diane von Furstenberg.
Style Icon: Sarah Jessica Parker
Ellen Seidman wearing MaxMara and Nyla Star jewels
Ellen loves how Salma Hayek dresses'??super-femme, with flair
Lyss Stern in Escada says "Diamonds are a girls best friend."
Lyss picks Audrey Hepburn as her icon
Jennie Baird in vintage (circa 1999) dress from Lord & Taylor and
a double strand of graduated pearls were handed down to me by my grandmother on the occasion of my (first) engagement.
Your personal style icon? Nicole Feliciano, of course! One day I hope to be one tenth the style maven that you are! (she was not paid to say this)
Dawn Sandomeno in a Jill Stewart dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes. She sparkled in a Melinda Marie Gold and Turquoise Cuff.
And another vote for Audrey Hepburn
Melissa Chapman dressed in Laura Madrigano
Personal Style icon- Jennifer Aniston-- "she always looks sexy, perfectly put together but not trying too hard!"
Amy Oztan in David Meister with jewels by Melinda Maria
Style Icon: Kate Winslet adding, "She knows how to dress for her body and always looks comfortable."
Rebecca Martin wearing Douglas Hannant dress and Lulu Guinness Shoes.
"My personal style icon was my grandmother Betty. She was the type of woman who was beautifully coiffed in dresses and heels and the kind of lady who wore silk Diane Von Furstenburg nightgowns to bed. I lived for her bright lipstick and big costume jewelry. Thankfully I inherited both the nightgowns and the jewelry!"
Nancy Rabinowitz Friedman wearing McQ by Alexander McQueen (before he died!) and selection of pieces I inherited from my grandmothers. The necklace was my maternal Grandmother's ring, reset into a necklace.
Nancy picks Tilda Swinton - "because she is not afraid to be different, fashion forward, and adventurous with her look. And my Mom. Because she would never be caught dead in a little old lady outfit."
Suzanne Chan in a dress from Betsy Adam, bought at Macy's and vintage Jimmy Choo's with jewels from Melinda Maria
Suzanne aims to "channel Kate Beckinsale who is always classy and poised."