What better way to celebrate a fabulous run as one of America’s most beloved dramedies than with an equally fabulous goodbye party? Taking advantage of the mega-watt star power in town for New York Fashion Week, Joonbug.com and STYLE360 partnered with Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S, and Elle Magazine to throw a fashionable farewell gala on February 13 for the cast of Ugly Betty at the NYC hautespot, Capitale.
Ugly Betty stars Vanessa Williams, Ana Ortiz, Mark Indelicato, Ralph Macchio, Neil Bledsoe, and Tony Plana partied, laughed, and celebrated past seasons of their irreverent and well-received show with the who’s who of socialites, fashion designers, and industry insiders alike.
On hand for the send-off was Elle Editor-in-Chief Roberta Meyers, Kelly Bensimon, Shontelle, Roxy Ollin, and 90210 star Shenae Grimes.
Musical performances by Fabolous, Pras Michel of the Fugees, O’Neal Mcknight, DJ Claudine DeSola, Charles Hamilton, Jesse Marco and Steve Powers added to the heady mix of entertainers present at the event. In between live performances, renowned DJs from the New York fashion and music scene such as Jesse Marco, Steve Powers, The Chainsmokers, and Peter James Lee took the stage. Claudine DeSola performed an exclusive “Inspiration Played” set, which she put together by asking top designers such as Yeohlee Teng, Adam Lippes, and Christian Siriano to reveal what music helps inspire them to create their brilliant designs.
A donation from this event was made to PrAsperity Project, a non-profit organization committed to eliminating poverty and homelessness. The organization is backed by Pras Michel of the Fugees.
In addition, the party served as the official launch of PrAsperity Project’s collaboration with LolaJames Jewelry, who together designed an exclusive jewelry piece of tiger eye and crystal in order to raise awareness of the plights of those affected by the tragedy in Haiti. Such a multi-layered event is typical of Joonbug, which has its hand in most everything haute happening in NYC at the moment.
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