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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NIGHTLIGHT: POSH FASHION SALE Arrives at The Plaza: Lighthouse International’s 39th Annual Fashion Sale Will Feature Top Designer Clothing and Accessories at Discounted Prices

Mover and Shaker Jenna Esposito, Rosanna Scotto, and Mover and Shaker Edward Tricomi

It was an extravaganza of Movers and Shakers last night at The Plaza, in Whom You Know terms!
We had not seen Edward in a long time and were pleased to catch up with him.
Here is Edward Tricomi as a Mover and Shaker:
Edward is a great person to speak with about current events and politics.
Oh, and he does hair too.
We see Jenna Esposito all the time because she's a star of a friend as well as a singer.
Here's Jenna as a Mover and Shaker:
Put her August 30th show at Feinstein's on your calendar!
We loved meeting Rosanna she was a total peach.
Jean Shafiroff, Muffy Potter Aston, Peachy Deegan, Jenna Esposito
Jean is the star of Southampton Hospital as you know:
And Muffy is Mother of the Year...that was the last time we went to a Plaza event:
Peachy was also happy to see Mover and Shaker Sharon Bush! 
We also saw her at Mover and Shakers Loreen and Jamesy's event last week but Peachy still needs to write about that.
Well, she did write about Peckie Arbus so far and that was an important part.
See, Peckie is a Dog Who Cares:
Here is Sharon as a Mover and Shaker:
And here is a reminder that you totally have to read Winter 2011 Q because Chris Meigher republished our Mover and Shaker piece on Liz Smith!
Obviously, you should read it while you are eating crabcakes at Swifty's.
Maybe Swifty's will put this above picture on their wall.
Actually, we need one with Liz Smith in it too before it's framed...

Mover and Shaker Bil Donovan we don't know how we missed you-it was one crowded event.
Bil was the 12th Mover and Shaker featured and Peachy thought he was fabulous doing her portrait at Dior even before she was Peachy!

In addition to everyone mentioned above, we were pleased to see and meet:
Carolina Herrera-and we hear she likes Swifty's too!
Barbara Tober
Cassandra Seidenfeld
Marc Rosen
Tom Gates
Patrick McMullan

Alexander McQueen? Check. Christian Louboutin? Absolutely! Chanel, Dior, Ferragamo, Gucci, Hermes, YSL?  Affirmative to all. Yes, Eloise, POSH® really has arrived at The Plaza. POSH, New York’s leading fashion fundraiser featuring new, vintage and gently worn clothing and accessories, is partnering with the iconic hotel to present its über-glam annual public sale taking place May 12th-15th, 2011. In addition to items donated from personal collections, the sale will also feature items donated directly by top designers including Badgley Mischka, Derek Lam, Peter Som, Rachel Roy and more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.

Fittingly, the POSH Fashion Sale will be held at New York’s most stylish address and shopping destination, The Shops at The Plaza. The sartorially savvy will note on their calendars that the POSH Fashion Sale will kick off with early shopping at aSneak Peek Benefit Preview on Wednesday, May 11th, followed by the opening of the public sale Thursday, May 12ththrough Sunday, May 15th.  Thousands of designer, vintage, and contemporary clothes and accessories for men, women and children will be offered at deep discounts and replenished daily. Must-have items range from a smart, brand new Carolina Herrera Black & White Silk Photo Image Design Blouse, to an elegant Chanel Black Wool Long Jacket, luxurious Gucci Brown Leather Riding Boots, killer gently worn Jimmy Choo Black Suede Gladiator Style Evening Heels, and more. POSH indeed.

The Plaza and Lighthouse International share a timely connection as neighbors and landmarks in the City of New York. Founded in 1905 by Winifred and Edith Holt, the Lighthouse quickly became a pioneer in the field of vision rehabilitation. Shortly thereafter, The Plaza opened in 1907. In honor of POSH at The Plaza, during the sale all retail and food and beverage outlets within The Plaza will be offering a five percent discount and a five percent matching donation to Lighthouse Foundation with a purchase if customers show a POSH receipt.
“We are very pleased that POSH will be at The Plaza. We will still offer the great bargains, quality and variety that POSH is known for, and we will be in a much more elegant setting,” stated Mark G. Ackermann, President and CEO of Lighthouse International.
“Both The Plaza and POSH are true New York City icons that represent luxury and style, and this partnership unites the excitement of POSH with the elegance and legacy of The Plaza,” enthused Kristin Franzese, Executive Vice President of Retail at The Plaza. “We are honored to partner with Lighthouse International and POSH to support their meaningful cause of helping people overcome the challenges of vision loss. By hosting the POSH sale for the first time and providing the five for five discount through our retail, food and beverage outlets, The Plaza sees this as the start to a long term relationship where the cause embodies the values of this historic institution.”

Sneak Peek Benefit Preview tickets are $175 which also includes a four-day pass to the public sale. Public sale tickets can be purchased for $10 per day or $30 for a four-day pass at Funds raised from POSH help support a variety of services to help New Yorkers who are visually impaired live independent and productive lives.
The sale will kick-off with A POSH® Affair Dinner on Monday, May 9th at The Oak Room at The Plaza. Hamish Bowles and Lorry Newhouse are hosting this exclusive dinner to honor Amy Fine Collins, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent, and Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President of Fashion and Store Presentation for Bergdorf Goodman.
Sponsor of POSH is:

Partners of POSH include: Charity Happenings, New York Times, The Plaza, The Shops at The Plaza, CPS Events at The Plaza, Time Out New York, Titan Cares, and WNYW (FOX TV).
WHAT: New York’s leading fashion fundraiser, offering new and gently worn, vintage designer clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. Funds raised at the POSH at The Plaza sale support Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.
WHO: Top designer, vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories including Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Ferragamo, Gucci, Hermes, Lanvin, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, and more.
WHEN: Sneak Peek Benefit Preview: Wednesday, May 11, 6 – 9 pm
POSH Sale: Thursday, May 12 – Saturday, May 14, 9am – 6pm & Sunday, May 15, 11am – 5pm
WHERE: The Plaza: 1 West 59th Street (@ Central Park South) 

About Lighthouse International
Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. It achieves this through clinical and rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy. For more information about vision loss and its causes, contact Lighthouse International at 1-800-829-0500 or visit

About The Plaza
Timeless, captivating and unforgettable, The Plaza has been making dreams become memories for over one hundred years. Having undergone a $450 million, three-year, lobby to roof restoration it is now back to its original splendor and glory. The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel and a luxury lifestyle destination that offers guests every indulgence featuring an array of shopping destinations, a Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spa, and a Warren-Tricomi Salon. The Palm Court and The Oak Room and Oak Bar provide quintessential New York experiences, and the opulent Plaza Grand Ballroom continues to host the world’s most memorable events. New additions include the elegant Champagne Bar and stylish Rose Club, as well as The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English. Designated a New York City Landmark in 1969, it is also the only New York City hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark. The Plaza is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. For reservations and additional information, please call 888-240-7775 or visit

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