50 Shades of White: UJA Federation Honors Women of Influence, and We Get Them to Dish About What They’re Really Reading
“Oh yes, another ladies’ luncheon,” Linda Jesselson sighed, rolled her eyes good-naturally over the room piled full of estrogen, sushi and cocktails this afternoon at Guastavino’s. We felt for the UJA Federation‘s philanthropy president–they stand for the United Jewish Appeal Federation, after all. It’s one of those causes that seems to bring out the best and brightest of New York’s charity circuit, which can be a double-edged sword, not to mention voice-range.
Literally bright, the 300+ ladies making loud talk before the Federation’s annual Women of Influence panel were all wearing blinding white, celebrating that post-Memorial Day tradition that no one remembers to adhere to post Labor Day.
Speaking of what not to wear, the panel’s moderator this afternoon was Stacy London, of that network-defining therapeutic fashion show on TLC. (We almost asked her to come over to our house afterward.) Read More