On Thursday, May 16th, we attended the much-anticipated Fashion|Flight fashion show at Talon Air in Farmingdale, NY. This was the Long Island Pulse Magazine‘s annual Spring fashion event and this year they went all out!
The event itself was held inside an airplane hangar at Republic Airport. Fresh sod was brought in to place the rows of white chairs on. It looked like an outdoor wedding had been brought inside! Around the perimeter of the hangar were several luxury display tables and vehicles. Everything from diamond jewelry to Rolex watches, Porsche‘s new Cayman, Jaguar’s new F-Type, and the Audi S5 convertible, as well as luxury boats and Bri-Tech electronics. Because the weather was beautiful and warm, the giant hangar doors were open and guests were free to check out the private jets and seaplanes outside.
Talon Air Hangar
Soon it got very crowded as guests anticipated the start of the fashion show itself. The house lights went down and people filled the available seats. It was definitely standing room only as the show began.
Fashion Show Runway
Beautiful models strutted their stuff down the runway first in the latest bikini fashion and one-piece bathing suit attire some of which featured belt accents.
Runway Model in Bikini
Runway Model in Bathing Suit with Belt
Runway Model in Bikini
Runway Model in Black Swimsuit with Black and White Striped Hat
Next up was casual Spring wear again featuring belts and large hats and bags. It looks like bright colors are back this year as we noticed a lot of yellows, oranges, and greens.
Runway Model in Jeans and Yellow Jacket
Runway Model in Belted Jumper
Runway Model in Striped Shirt and Yellow Pants
Runway Model in Green Shirt and White Pants
Runway Model in Orange Sweater
Runway Model in Yellow Tank
Runway Model in Striped Top and White Pants
Runway Model in Button Down and Turquoise Shorts
Finally came the summery dresses which the ladies absolutely rocked!
Runway Model in Floral Dress
Runway Model in Yellow and Tan Dress with Blue Sash
Runway Model in White Patterned Dress
Runway Model in Multicolor Dress
Runway Model in Blue Leather Dress
Runway Model in Backless Dress
Runway Model in Yellow and Green Dress
Runway Model Tipping His Hat
Overall it was a very fun event and I think it put us all in the mood for Summer in the Hamptons which is just around the corner!
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The 2013 Long Island Hospitality Ball, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. Last year’s event was able to raise over $240,000 and once again, Society-In-Focus will be donating our photographic services to bring press and awareness to this worthy cause.
Created and organized by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, the LIHB showcases high-profile establishments and their offerings from across the region. Some 150 top restaurants, wine and spirit brands, nightclubs and entertainers as well as hotels and catering halls contributed to the initial event in 2011. This year’s 3rd annual LIHB is sure to be even bigger and better than previous years and we hope even more money can be raised for cancer awareness and support for an eventual cure.
We at Society-In-Focus were proud to have our 2012 photographs selected to represent the event on the Long Island Hospitality Ball website. We aim to provide the same high-quality images again this year, so be on the lookout for us as we make our rounds around the pool and on the dance floor!
Tickets are only $100 in advance or $150 at the door so get yours today! With over 2,000 people in attendance last year and over 150 industry sponsors providing all the food you can eat, all the drinks you can drink, and all the entertainment and atmosphere you could ask for, this is not an event to be missed!
Scroll down to see photos from last year’s event!
On Wednesday, May 8th, we returned to The Inn at New Hyde Park for our second time, both times being a Long Island Pulse cover party. This year the party was in the back room on the first floor. A large bar lined one wall where the drinks were flowing, including the Pulse drinkology drink of the month, the Cukeamelon Margarita! The other wall was a series of glass doors and windows leading out to the patio area. Earlier in the day it was POURING rain, but the weather cleared up just in time to dry everything out before the party started.
The Inn at New Hyde Park
At first the guests mostly stayed indoors enjoying the appetizer stations set up in the center of the room and also the hors d’oeuvres being passed around, but as they got their fill, people slowly started to venture outside to check out the patio and the garden. It was a really lovely evening and we can’t wait for the next Pulse event…next week’s fashion show!
William Soundias, Jessenia Zambrano
Tracy Atkinson (HandyPro Inc), Andre Guilty
Judy Coyle, Tricia Accetta
Photos from the Long Island Pulse Magazine May 2013 Cover Party at The Inn at New Hyde Park
View photos at SmugMug
Finally the event so many of you have been asking us about is here…the Long Island Pulse Magazine‘s Spring Fashion Show! This year the magazine is taking the event to a whole new level. They are renting out an AIRPLANE HANGAR! You definitely don’t want to miss this one!
Luxury lifestyles exhibit
Drink specials & passed hors d’oeuvres
What: Long Island Pulse Magazine’s Flight | Fashion Spring Fashion Show
When: Thursday, May 16, 2013 7-9PM
Where: Talon Air located at 7110 Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY
RSVP by Friday, May 10th
631.289-4315 x.13 or
Hi everyone! It’s finally starting to feel like Spring which means May must be right around the corner! And you know what that means! Another month…another Long Island Pulse Magazine cover party!
Drink specials & food stations, and passed hors d’oeuvres
What: Long Island Pulse Magazine’s May 2013 Cover Party
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5:30-8:30PM
Where: The Inn at New Hyde Park, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY
RSVP by Monday, May 6th
631.289-4315 x.13 or
Senator Jack Hart, Lynn Bozof, Rita Cosby, Cindy Krejny, Samantha Busch, Kyle Busch, and Dr. William Schaffner
Benefit to Save Lives in the Fight against Meningitis, a Vaccine-Preventable Disease
Honored Samantha & Kyle Busch, NASCAR Champion, Mass. State Senator Jack Hart,
Cindy Krejny and William Schaffner, MD. Richard Thomas & Rita Cosby Emcee
The annual National Meningitis Association (NMA) Give Kids a Shot Gala was once again an emotion filled evening but a stellar success in aiding the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. Held in the elegant ballrooms of the historic New York Athletic Club with phenomenal views of Central Park as a backdrop, hundreds of New York’s movers and shakers turned out to support the cause and also to congratulate meningitis survivor & Para Olympic Gold Medalist Nick Springer, an Honorary Chair along with Ambassador & Mrs. John L. Loeb, Jr.
Guests mingled over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while poring over the dazzling array of Silent Auction gifts from breathtaking jewels to one of a kind fashions and even a commemorative bottle of Medea Vodka with an LED message from Richard Thomas shimmering across the bottle like a Broadway marquee. NMA President Lynn Bozof and Committee Co-Chairs Sara Herbert Galloway, Gary Springer and Lenore Cooney swirled through the room greeting friends and introducing this year’s honorees: Dr. William Schaffner, Health Achievement Award Honoree for his advocacy of the role of vaccines in protecting individual and community health; Cindy Krejny, Moms on Meningitis Outstanding Service Award for her tireless efforts to educate the public about meningitis and her work with Ohio lawmakers to mandate vaccination for college students; Massachusetts State Senator Jack Hart who pushed the passage of a mandatory vaccination in his home state, with the Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award and NASCAR record breaking winner Kyle Busch & his wife Samantha with the Community Leadership Award for the work of their Kyle Busch Foundation in support of programs that aid disabled and disadvantaged children around the country.
Sara Herbert Galloway, Jim Luce, Norma Abbene
President Lynn Bozof gave moving testimony to the reason everyone was gathered – to prevent this dreaded disease by having pre-teens and teens vaccinated.
Well known author and broadcast journalist Rita Cosby, filling in for longtime NMA host actor Richard Thomas, who was filming, kept the evening running smoothly. Unexpectedly, Thomas showed up on a break from shooting Law & Order SVU to personally congratulate the honorees and thank all the supporters.
The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is a nonprofit organization founded by parents of children who have died or live with long-term effects from meningococcal disease, also called bacterial meningitis. NMA works to protect families from the potentially devastating effects of meningococcal disease by educating the public, medical professionals and others about the disease and its prevention. The NMA network also provides critical emotional support for families who have been affected by meningococcal disease. Additionally, NMA raises awareness of other preventable diseases and recommended vaccines across the lifespan.
Ulrika “Red” Nilsson
Honorary Chairs for the event were Ambassador & Mrs. John L. Loeb, Jr. & Para-Olympic Gold Medalist Nick Springer; Gala Chairs Lenore Cooney, Cooney/Waters Group, Sara Herbert-Galloway & Gary Springer, Springer Associates PR; Vice Chairs, Joanna Goldenstein, KPMG,LLP; Barry J. Klarberg Monarch Wealth & Business Management.: Ulrika “Red” Nilsson, Redcircle International, Inc. & Heike M. Vogel, Arent Fox LLP; Auction Chairs, Matt Klarberg, Monarch Wealth & Business Management and Errol Rappaport.
Honorary Committee included Michael Badalucco, Susan & Hon. James A. Baker III, Lynn Grossman & Bob Balaban, Steve Buscemi, Victor Calise, Commissioner Disabilities, Mayor’s Office, City of New York, U.S, Senator Susan Collins, Judy & Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves, Amy Madigan & Ed Harris, Lainie Kazan, Felicity Huffman William H. Macy, Chenoa Maxwell, Congressman Michael M. Michaud, James Naughton, Congresswoman Shelly Pingree, Heather Randall, Susan Sarandon, Joe Sirola, U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe, Liv Ullman.
Committee members included Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley, Norma Abbene, Jeri Acosta, Eileen Boyle, Lynn & Alan Bozof, Peggy & Mike Bressler, Elizabeth Browning, Lori & Curt Buher, Lorraine C. Cancro, Elizabeth Cier, Terry M. & J. Price Corr, M.D. , Thomas Cook, Rita Cosby, Christine DeLisle, Jamie DeRoy, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Robert Farber, Laura & Jack Fitzpatrick, Jeri Brooks, Greenwell, Jonathan Hadaya, Laura & Ken Hartwig, Charlotte & Harvey Hodges, David Hryck,, Lucia Hwong-Gordon, Susan James, Marcie L. Kammel, Nikki Klarberg, Josh Klein, Jeffrey Kramer, Donna & Michael Laforgia, Lucy Jane Lang, Marian Koltai-Levine & Dan Levine, Kedakai & James Lipton, Ida Liu, Barbara & Earl Magdovitz. Leslie Maier, Cindy Marinangel, Chenoa Maxwell, Kevin McGovern, Sherri Michelstein, Jennifer Mocbeichel, Jan & Michael Planit, Susan & Peter Purdy, Frank Recchia, April Sandmeyer, Cassandra Seidenfeld Lyster, Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Allison Strassberg, LaForce + Stevens, Carol & Gerald Tufano, Carolyn & Rick Waghorne and Mr. & Mrs. John Wukovits III.
Medical Committee includes Richard Besser, M.D, ABC News; Paul Offit M.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Nancy Snyderman, M.D. NBC News.; James C. Turner, M.D., Professor of Internal medicine, University of Virginia and Dr. Roger W. Yurt, Chief of Burn Surgery, NY Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Also attending were Logan West, Miss Teen USA 2012 & Emma Kenney, teen star of Showtime’s “Shameless”; Bree Michael Warner, star of Nickelodeon’s “I Carly” and NMA Teen Ambassadors, brother and sister, Justin and Alana Galloway.
An Online Charity Buzz Auction features an extraordinary array of one-of-a-kind experiences, art work and luxury items such as a week for twelve in an elegant Acapulco Cliffside villa; VIP tickets to the Justin Timberlake & Jay Z Concert at Yankee Stadium; Exclusive NASCAR Sprint Cup VIP Experience for 4 at Your Choice of Event; Behind-the-Scenes Tour for 4 of Good Morning America in NYC with ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser; Ermenegildo Zegna Made-to-Measure Blazer; Calla Lilly Original archival pigment print from famed fashion photographer Robert Farber‘s book Natural Beauty; an ad & story in Black Tie Magazine, the international magazine of society, celebrity & philanthropy; Sport Medicine Therapy Sessions with Tamara Eristavi in NYC; VIP Passes to Art Southampton, the premiere international contemporary art fair in the Hamptons and much more.
To bid on the Online Auction at Charity Buzz please go to:
Bree Michael Warner, Timothy Hudson
Erica Lynne Lacombe
Senator Jack Hart
Logan West (MIss Teen USA 2012), Nick Springer
Lauren Leeber, Emma Kenney
For more information about NMA’s life-saving work, please visit www.nmaus.org
Press release provided by ALCHIMIA, Edward Callaghan-John Wegorzewski & Associates, Public Relations & Marketing