What a cool experience to close market at NASDAQ with the finalist of American Idol. My kids said it best that the singers are so real that it made living your dream an approachable idea. Thank you NASDAQ and American Idol for inspiring our kids to want to do well.
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Thank you so much to Stacy Bendet who came all the way from NYC and left her little girls to host a jewelry trunk show for me, at her Southampton store . My kids are crazy about Alice + Olivia shoes. I bought many dresses for the events I’m hosting, the rest of the summer in the Hamptons. Did you see the hot dress I was wearing???? And, all my friends had a blast eating snow cones and looking at all of Alice + Olivia’s fall must haves. Many people comment on The Real Housewives of New York , on me for “showing up” for a party. Thats exactly what it is. Friends show up. I don’t expect you to be the first to come and last to arrive, but when friends make efforts to show up, I immediately recognize them as a quality person. Thanks Stacy for hosting me, and for letting my girls play in your amazing shoe closet at your store, and for being a great friend.
It doesn’t go unnoticed!
On Saturday, August 27, take your taste buds to new heights at Supper Under The Stars, a celebration of summertime fun and delicious foods!
Spend the night with our host Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Chef Nikki Cascone, contestant of Top Chef Season 4, Chef Angelo Sosa, contestant of Top Chef Season 7 and Executive Chef at Social Eatz, and Manuel Treviño, Contestant of Top Chef Season 4 and Executive Chef of Marble Lane @Dream Hotel, Downtown.
Guests will indulge in barbecue-grilled favorites, scrumptious desserts, refreshing beverages from our homemade soda bar, wine tastings and more!
For more Info and RSVP please go to the “Supper Under the Stars” Facebook Page.
Kelly Bensimon shops at the Exclusive Linea Pelle Collection Shop at Henri Bendel / PHOTO: Albert Ferreira/StarTraksPhoto
When she’s not getting dragged into cat fights with her cast mates on “The Real Housewives of NYC” Kelly Killoren Bensimon is shopping, searching and finding the most “fab finds” from the Hamptons to Hollywood, so we asked our cele BFF to share with y’all some of her most favorite fall fashion trends — so that you can get ready for the next season in true fashion!
Alright, Kelly, tell us what’s hot this Fall…
Sky High Heels — In Red: I love Manolo Blahnik, and not because of the reason you think. My dad, when I was 20 years old, bought me my first pair from Neiman Marcus in Palm Springs, Ca. For me, Manolo Blahnik is a rite of passage. I felt like a woman.
Lace: I love lace either vintage or new. Opening Ceremony took my kind of spin on lace and created a see through lace dress. Pair it with a black slip and you are alluring and sweet. Aww.
Purple is the New Neutral: Linea Pelle’s over the shoulder messenger bag sold at Henri Bendels screams Moroccan chic, the origin of hippie chic: rich, effortless, well travelled.
Tight Capris: JCREW is making me fashion crazy with tight capris. With a tee shirt, a tight turtleneck, a lace blouse, or a white button down, JCREW’s ‘Minnie’ capris don’t channel anything but hot,chic, and sexy. Duh!
Color is the New Color. Dolce and Gabbana’s hot pink satin dress leaves nothing to the imagination. Its boxy in shape, and accentuates every movement you make. Fluid, sexy, and eye catching. Make em wonder…
Black Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend: Carlos Souza’s jewelry collection that fuses color, travel, and expensive hard to find beads. Wear black diamonds with a tomas maier bikini, or pair a long beaded strand a la 20s with a drop waist dress.
Rock it Out. Ugg’s new knee high suede clogs take the rocker and mellow her out. She’s not head banging, she’s chair dancing and not missing a beat.
Thanks, KKB! Great tips!
Also, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Shape Magazine (featuring covergirl Kelly) where she compares her body to a Ferrari (we couldn’t agree more!) and follow her on Twitter @KellyBensimon!
“Just Can’t Get Enough” The Black Eyed Peas
“2012 (It Ain’t the End)” Jay Sean featuring Nicki Minaj
“Love Games (Dave Aude Radio Edit)” Lady Gaga
“Take It Off (Billboard Radio Mix)” Ke$ha
“Written in the Stars” Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner
“Not Affraid” Eminem
“Where You Wanna Go” Mischa Daniels featuring J-Son
Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet
Invites you to preview the Kelly by Kelly Killoren Bensimon Jewelry Collection
Cupcakes , Cocktails + Sno-Cones
August 20th , 2011
Alice + Olivia
58 Jobs Lane
I finally feel like Santa is coming to town in September. Missoni is coming to Target and America is now going to be exposed to one of the most luxurious Italian knitwear brands. Since I modeled in Milan at 21, I’ve been obsessed with Missoni. Wide leg pants were my uniform on every holiday vacation, and the pattern is unmistakable.
In the world of the uber edited and most travelled, Missoni is synonymous with luxury and cool. It’s the ultimate in hippie chic and Italian vacation destination look for summer and resort. Missoni is a rite of passage. Men always recognize Missoni and will never forget you in the “Missoni dress.” So if you are effortless cool, you can now enjoy a little bit of Italian chicness. It’s a once in a lifetime chance.
Ciao, Angela. We thank you!
For my summer vacation, I do what I love. Riding has been a sport I’ve loved since a teenager. I love everything from brushing the horses to walking them after we jump a course. Every horse I ride is like a pet, I admire their athleticism, and their ability to adapt to different riders effortlessly. Not sure I’d be as nice having many riders on my back, though I do have a lot of people “riding” me daily about Housewives drama nonsense.
I have to admit, I love the uniform, and the integrity that goes a long with the sport. I wear Lacoste fitted shirts or Polo Ralph Lauren, and Tailored Sportsman pants with stretch. My riding boots are off the rack from Brennen’s Bit and Bridle in Bridgehampton. If you’ve never gone riding, I hope I inspire you, and if you like the look, go and wear it. Life is about enjoying. Either way, here’s a sneak peak at my summer vacation.
It was such a pleasure to meet President Bill Clinton. Not many people impress me, but his philanthropic efforts in Haiti make me so intrigued. I had a great discussion with him about my efforts towards helping Haiti building clean wells with Generosity Water.
Congrats President Clinton for helping us help others!