Friday, March 7, 2014

Endometriosis Foundation Blossom Ball

Padma Lakshmi and Tamer Seckin, MD co-hosted the 6th Annual Blossom Ball benefitting the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA). Celebrities included Susan Sarandon, Russell Simmons, Inez Van Lamsweerde, Kelly Bensimon, Alek Wek and more. Held at 583 Park the 'Arabian Nights' themed room looked amazing with incredible floral arrangements by L'Oasis Floral Design. Auctioneer Nicholas Lowry of Swann Galleries and Antiques Roadshow inspired guests during the enthralling live auction followed by Questlove DJing the after party as guests danced the night away. The mission of the EFA is to increase recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. To view all of the photos from the gala please visit www.stephaniebadiniphotography.com and click on 'recent events'. 583 Park Padma Lakshmi; Kelly Bensimon + guest; Padma Lakshmi + Questlove Questlove, Padma Lakshmi, Susan Sarandon; guest, guest + Alek Wek; guests; guests guests guest + Mady Schuman; Inez Van Lamsweerde + Oluchi Orlandi guests guests; guests; Padma Lakshmi + Laurence Theisen guest, Alek Wek, Tamer Seckin + guest; guest, Liselotte Mettler, guest; guests + Tamer Seckin, Harry Reich; Linda Giudice + Harry Reich Mackenzie Ryan; guests; guests Russel Simmons; Questlove + Nicholas Lowry; guests; guest Questlove; guests

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Friends of Bezalel Gala

The freezing cold evening did not deter guests of the Friends of Bezalel gala from braving the cold to honor Bezalel's Fine Art Department. Following cocktails Ronit Levin Delgado was given the Alumnus Ambassador Award and instructed the crowd on a cool art project of drawing on tiles. Ronit's work explores identity of the spiritual experience from the location of being a Jewish female Israeli diaspora artist. Dr. Ruth helped to encourage donators during the live auction by promising them a lifetime of many rewards for donating to Bezalel. An after party followed downstairs at the St. Regis in the Astor library. To view all of the images visit www.stephaniebadiniphotography.com and click on 'recent events'.
St. Regis New York
Liv Sperber; Ronit Levin Delgado + Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Professor Eva Illouz, Professor Eli Petel, Liv Sperber, Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Ilan Kaufthal; Ronit Levin Delgado + Sivia Loria; guest, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Batsheva Rifkin; Sivia Loria, Denis Weil, Liv Sperber
guest + Rebecca Tobin; guest + Vania Heymann; guests
Nir Hod's tile
guests; guests; Merisa Fink, Ilan Kaufthal, guest; guests

Monday, May 13, 2013

Panerai New Collection Preview, Core Club, NYC

On Monday night I photographed at the uber exculsive members only Core Club. Officine Panerai is the official time keeper of Core and they previewed the 2013 collection of their stunning nautical-inspired, Italian-designed and Swiss-made timepieces. Core Club guest, Rafael Alvarez, guest: guest, guest, Michele Gallagher guest, Michele Gallagher; guests; guest + Rafael Alvarez guests; guests; guest, guest + Rafael Alvarez; guests

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

NAACP/LDF Reception for Sherrilyn Ifill

Fulbright + Jaworski hosted a reception in Washington, DC to welcome the new President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP/ Legal Defense Fund. Sherrilyn Ifill is a long-time member of LDF, formerly on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law, and a critically acclaimed author. Her book "On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century" reflects her lifelong engagement in and analysis of issues of race and American public life. Ms. Ifill said that she is "looking forward to working with the LDF team, allies and partners to advance an innovative 21 century civil rights practice that confronts the barriers to equality and justice in the lives of the most marginalized members of our community."  photo Untitled-5-13.jpg  photo Untitled-1-18.jpg guest, Sherrilyn Ifill, guest; guest, Monique Brizz Walker, guest; guests; Elaine Jones, Sherrilyn Ifill, Ted Shaw  photo Untitled-4-15.jpg Sherrilyn Ifill + Jacqueline Berrien; Richard Smith; guests  photo Untitled-3-19.jpg guests; Sherrilyn Ifill + Gay McDougall; guests  photo Untitled-2-18.jpg guest + Sherrilyn Ifill; Leslie Proll + Elaine Jones; guests

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Friends of Bezalel Gala

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, with it's sweeping views from the 36th floor, provided the perfect backdrop for the Friends of Bezalel gala. Dr. Leonard Polonsky received the Blanche and Romie Shapiro Award for Outstanding Service to Bezalel. He has contributed resources and ideas to a variety of projects that have immmeasurably benefited the Academy. The 35 year old Industrial Design program was also honored. It evolved out of an approach of identifying and specifying a problem, developing a scenario and striving for an accurate solution while using physical and academic tools. Cocktails were followed by a live auction by Jennifer Roth of Sotheby's including a beautiful gold dore chanukkia. Very cool industrial design inventions were gifts for the guests.  photo Untitled-5-12.jpg Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Columbus Circle  photo Untitled-3-18.jpg guests; Dr. Ruth Westheimer; guest + Batsheva Rifkin  photo Untitled-1-17.jpg Liv Sperber + Ezri Tarazi; Ambassador Ido Aharoni + Rebecca Tobin; Dr. Georgette Bennett + Dr. Leonard Polonsky  photo Untitled-6-13.jpg  photo Untitled-2-17.jpg guests; Eva Illouz, guests; guest, Sivia Loria, Ilan Kaufthal; Dr. Leonard Polonsky, Omer Ackerman  photo Untitled-4-14.jpg Dr. Leonard Polonsky, guest, guests

Friday, July 20, 2012

Selena Soo S2 Groupe

Last week was a whirlwind. I taught a weekend class at ICP, photographed the summer party at the Frick Collection, helped my colleague Julie Skarratt shoot the Rei Kawakubo opening at Louis Vuitton and I photographed Selena Soo (founder of S2 Groupe). I met Selena several years ago when I was shooting a mentors walk for Step Up Women's Network and was really impressed by generous spirit and enthusiasm. When I learned that she had just received her MBA from NYU and was starting her own company I contacted her and we began working together. Selena wanted some fresh headshots and luckily the weather cooperated as it cooled off a bit and the photo shoot on the High Line and in the bustling meatpacking district was amazing! She loved the images and they are featured prominently on her website. As a publicist and business strategist Selena's S2-Groupe helps visionary entrepreneurs, experts, and authors make their biggest possible impact. Selena just launched S2 Groupe and is already blogging for forbes.com http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeswomanfiles/2012/08/01/why-im-excited-about-turning-30. In October she is launching a mentoring program entitled "Elevate Your Brand", here is a link to her website to find out more www.s2-groupe.com Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Frick Collection Garden Party

It was a gorgeous summer evening with a warm breeze perfect for cocktails as the Frick Collection held its annual Garden Party with proceeds going to it's educational, curatorial, and library activities. Inside the museum attendees were able to view the special exhibition Gold, Jasper and Carnelian: Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court. Ubiquitous hats and hair accoutrements were all the rage in vivid aqua, fuschia, and coral as guests milled about from the galleries to the 70th Street and Fifth Avenue Gardens while sipping the Beluga Vodka specialty cocktail the 'ivy gimlet' generously donated by Schneider Selections. The passed hors d'oeuvres and bite size sweets by Sonnier + Castle were amazing especially the blackberry tart with key lime pastry cream. Upon arrival if you did not were a hat you probably wished that you did. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Sarah McNear, Dr. Ian Wardropper, Shauna Vingion; guests; guests; guests Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Monday, June 18, 2012

Claudia Chan S.H.E. Summit launch

This morning Claudia Chan hosted a press breakfast at the beautiful Dermologica Academy space to launch the S.H.E. Summit Week. Claudia describes this "women's week" of events as featuring more then 35 events hosted by woman-run organizations and their leaders it includes opportunities for women to explore entrepreneurship, professional growth, giving back, personal health, style and beauty. During the launch founders of Catchafire, ArtStar, and Girls Who Code spoke about developments at their organizations. For more information about the weeks events visit www.shesummitweek.com, for more information about Claudia Chan and her women's lifestyle media brand go to www.claudiachan.com. To see all of the images from the press launch please visit wwww.stephaniebadiniphotography.com and click on 'recent events'. Photobucket Claudia Chan; Chrissy Crawford, Rachael Chong, Claudia Chan; Crissy Crawford, Claudia Chan; Reshma Saujani Photobucket guests Photobucket Photobucket guests; guest + Joya Das; guests