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Housing Works “Last Days of Summer Editor’s Choice” Brings Fashion Flock to Tribeca, Hosted by Allure Fashion Director Michael Carl with Charlotte Ronson and Shoshanna Gruss

Charlotte Ronson, Michael Carl, Shoshanna Gruss

Charlotte Ronson, Michael Carl, Shoshanna Gruss

Housing Works, the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, hosts a monthly “Editor’s Choice” series where fashions elite come together to shop in the name of charity. For August’ installment of the popular Editor’s Choice series, Allure Fashion Director and Housing Works Board Member Michael Carl hosted “Last Days of Summer” at the Tribeca location.

MV Fashion 504The one-night-only charity shopping event featured carefully curated items by the fabulously handsome Michael Carl and featured one final dose of stylish warm weather clothes before we start bundling up. The soiree was co-hosted by fashion designers Charlotte Ronson and Shoshanna Gruss, who both donated items to be sold at the event. “I’m so excited to host my first Housing Works event as a board member in the company of Charlotte and Shoshanna,” Carl said. “We’re going to celebrate the summer while raising money for Housing Works’ mission to fight AIDS in New York.”

manolo 60Upon entering the store I immediately spied a pair of Manolo Blahnik Carolyne slingback heels in dark gray. At the low price of $60, I grabbed the classic alligator embossed heels and tucked them away in a safe place so nobody could steal them away. Marie purchased a Shoshanna bikini for $40 and a pair of Charlotte Ronson wedge heels with tassel front for $65. Jen gets the award for most hilarious purchase of the night with a Bollywood dance fitness video. Also, they sold new havaianas flip flops for a mere $5.

9008172590082344The real jewel among the selection was an Arrogant Cat sequin mini dress with cut-out back, high neck and draped sleeves for $60. Famespy intern, Alise, emerged from the dressing room in the crystallized dress and my jaw hit the floor. Our youthful teenager looked like she was about to walk the red carpet and was immediately transformed from innocent Minnesota teen to the quintessential New Yorker. She looked spectacular and was ready to hit the town to show off her new find. It just goes to show that you never know what you’ll find when you dig through the racks of one of NYC’s best thrift shops.

MV Fashion 544alexander-mcqueen-knuckle-dusterShoshanna attended the event clutching the Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster bag and had me drooling. The powerful showpiece is an attention getter and something that is visually pleasing that I would be open to displaying in my house like fine art. The skull and Swarovski crystal-embellished knuckle duster clutch mixes goth-chic with high fashion glamour making it the only accessory you need for a night out.

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Allures Naked Truth- Padma Lakshmi, Eliza Dushku, Chelsea Handler, Sharon Leal, Lynn Collins Go Nude

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Allure Magazine asked five gorgeous celebrities to bare it all for the camera in their May issue. Padma Lakshmi, Eliza Dushku, Chelsea Handler, Sharon Leal and Lynn Collins talk about self-esteem, their bodies, and stripping down. The issue isn’t available on newsstands until April 21, but you can see the amazing pictures here.

ALLURE: Do you sleep naked?
PADMA LAKSHMI: “I tend to sleep in the nude. I’m an innately tactile person and a very sensual-leaning woman. You have to use the word ‘leaning’ or it sounds like I’m boasting! When I’m in my own private space, I do spend time with very little on.”lynncollins

ALLURE: Why did you agree to pose naked?
LYNN COLLINS: “Women with confidence in their bodies are the sexiest thing, so I put on my cape of courage and did it. It was quite liberating!”

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ALLURE: What happened when you dropped the robe?
SHARON LEAL: “I just breathed and said to myself, ‘I’m comfortable, I’m beautiful; I’m comfortable, I’m beautiful,’ until I didn’t have to say that anymore…. It’s liberating, but posing once may be enough.”

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ALLURE: What body parts are you most proud of?
CHELSEA HANDLER: “My boobs are good. They’re real and perky. Even if you can’t see them, the important thing is that I know about them, and the guys I’ve slept with know about them.”

 

 

ALLURE: Are you comfortable with nudity?
ELIZA DUSHKU: “I grew up with three brothers, and I was never shy about covering up. It got to the point where my mom was like, ‘OK, honey, it’s time to put some clothes on now.'”

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