“I think people in politics will find…similarities to people they know,” former Kerry-Edwards campaign finance director Bridget Siegel told VelvetRoper at a party Tuesday night for her debut novel, Domestic Affairs. A mixture of socialites and political heavyweights had gathered at the penthouse of Dream Downtown to celebrate the D.C. insider’s book, about a young Read More
As we drove up to the white tents of the Bridgehampton Polo Club this Saturday, we wondered if we had accidentally arrived early. Where were the billions of cars that were supposed to be tailgating during the kickoff to the Hamptons equivalent of a pro football game? We had heard that Peter Brant‘s annual event was as close to a mosh party as the jet-set tolerated.
Cocktails for a Cause
Amidst colorful summer shoes, carefully displayed handbags and country club ensembles at the Reed Krakoff boutique, a bevy of uptown ladies gathered for a somber cause. Nina Garcia had rounded up a collection of friends and philanthropists to shop, sip champagne and solicit support for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Since its inauguration in 2003, with the support of Sir Sean Connery and Dr. Geoffrey Scott Carroll, the “From Scotland with Love” benefit (previously referred to as “Dressed To Kilt”) has grown into the premiere Scottish themed event in the city—perhaps the country—not that Scottish runway shows are commonplace. A kick-off for Tartan Week for over the years, notable Scots have donned their ancestral clan’s tartans and paraded down the catwalk to the taunts of many a drunken laddie and lass. Personalities such as Mike Myers, Sir Connery, rocker Joan Jett, Kyle MacLachlan, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Noth, Andie MacDowell and Alan Cumming have graced the stage to raise funds for the charity.
For its 10th anniversary spectacle, “From Scotland with Love” benefited The Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that supports American soldiers returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Cash for Kids, which benefits children living in poverty across Glasgow and Scotland.