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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Newest incarnation of 'When Fashion Meets Finance' now offers patina of high-mindedness -former wannabe-philanderers are now do-gooder philanthropists



New York Times
Dealbook video: When Fashion Meets Finance.
Reported by Mac William Bishop, May 6, 2011.
http://youtu.be/un8PHTmlfyI

Groovy! Newest incarnation of Fashion meets Finance now offers patina of high-mindedness -former wannabe-philanderers are now do-gooder philanthropists.

Conspicuous consumption has now morphed into charity work.
Now THAT'S how you successfully re-boot!
http://www.fashionmeetsfinance.com/

NOT that this would ever work in Miami!

This video reminds me a lot of the low-seat bar area at the W Hotel in San Francisco, circa 2000. There were, literally, SO many attractive women crammed into the place that it was actually disconcerting, but not for me and my former housemate from Arlington County, who was now living out there, but for the new women arriving into the area, as they took one look around at how crowded it was with over-the-top beauty and just fled, perhaps in terror.
Jamie and I just watched in disbelieving amazement!

In these new photos from the W website, it doesn't look the same as it did, which is a real pity:

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1153&language=en_US

In actuality, this event took place at
the Bar Basque at 29th Street & 6th Avenue in Chelsea
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/dining/reviews/16rest.html

Gawker's treatment of the NYT's original story from 2009:
NYT Infiltrates Fashion Meets Finance, Possibly Leaves Scarred For Life http://gawker.com/#!5333486/nyt-infiltrates-fashion-meets-finance-possibly-leaves-scarred-for-life

http://gawker.com/#!395246/can-i-call-you-uncle-bill-a-harrowing-account-of-fashion-meets-finance

This story made me think of... ABBA's "If It Wasn't For The Nights"



video: ABBA - If It Wasn't For The Nights- HQ (Japan 1978 - Version 2 - Original Sound Mix )
http://youtu.be/Ev8COPj2teQ


Album version of the song from
Voulez-Vous:


ABBA - If It Wasn't For The Nights
http://youtu.be/cygAFdzCcdU

More great high-quality ABBA videos are at Shay's second YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/2Shaymcn

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night we had! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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