THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY WAS IN FULL BLOOM AT LAST WEEK’S WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL IN MIAMI
Last weekend, LGBTQ folks from all around the globe celebrated another edition of the Winter Party produced by The National LGBTQ Task Force. This year’s theme EVOLVE included a multinational line-up of entertainment from Brazil, Europe, Colombia, and the Philippines.
While I wasn’t able to attend the week-long party your ass off festivities, my Miami correspondent was able to stop by the Under One Sun: Evolution pool party on Saturday afternoon – presented by Impulse Group South Florida. The daytime event it’s a crowd favorite.
Guests cooled off with cocktails while DJ Gring brought up to the heat to the dance floor with his favorite party tunes. Last year, Dan Slater killed it, I’m sure he did too. – Too bad I missed it!
To learn more about how The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people visit thetaskforce.org
SAGE PRESENTS THE 34TH ANNUAL TOYS PARTY TO BENEFIT SAGE AND CHILDREN’S CHARITIES
On Sunday, December 8, 2019, Robby Browne, Chris Kann & David Tufts hosted the annual Toys Party to benefit Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) as well as several children’s charities.
Without a doubt, the Toys Party is one of the most coveted LGBT holiday parties in New York City. Held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, the Toys Party welcomes over 2,500 LGBT community members and their allies eve to mix and mingle. All the guests bring unwrapped toys, which are later distributed to the LGBTQ charities.
This year, guests danced to DJ Johnny Dynell’s upbeat tunes while enjoying festive cocktails, courtesy of Ketel One. Not to mention, Toy’s Party honoree, Don Lemon delivering a moving speech to Robby Browne, Toys Party founder, and co-host. Photos Jeff Eason
ERIC RUTHERFORD STEPS OUT TO CELEBRATE NOBIS POP-UP EXPERIENCE IN NYC
On Thursday, September 26, Nobis, the outerwear brand best known for its technical garments and classic fashion, celebrated the launch of their new pop-up experience at Rothmans New York in partnership with Test Shop Retail.
Model and Influencer, Eric Rutherford, hosted the fashionable soiree where guests were able to appreciate the Nobis Winter 19 Men’s Collection. If you’re in NYC, make sure to check it out. The pop-up will be open until December 31. Photos Jeff Eason
NATE BERKUS + JEREMIAH BRENT CELEBRATE THEIR NEW LIVING SPACES COLLECTION IN NYC
There is simply no cuter couple than Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent. It’s just a fact. The married interior design duo, continue melting our hearts by making us part of their fatherhood journey, raising two children, Oskar and Poppy. Not to mention, changing lives with their hit show Nate & Jeremiah by Design.
If that wasn’t enough, the designer power couple just launched their fall collection with Living Spaces. To celebrate the new collection (that features soft colors and charming details), they threw a party last week in New York City. Guests came together at Glasshouse – in Chelsea – for cocktails, music and picturesque moments with the designers.
Their latest collection, inspired by their travels, is now available nationwide at Living Spaces stores for the first time. Photos Jeff Eason
AN EVENING AT THE WWD FALL STYLE DIMENSION VIP PARTY
On September 7th, WWD kicked off NYFW by partnering with EWG for the annual Style Dimension Party. WeWork Now in Midtown served as a content playground for the VIP soiree, celebrating the landscape of style and beauty. Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and Tito’s Vodka cocktails. Photos Jeff Eason
BCBGMAXAZRIA CELEBRATES 30 YEARS DURING NYFW WITH PARTY HOSTED BY ADRIANA LIMA
Adriana Lima looked stunning at the BCBGMAXAZRIA Launch of the 2019 Fall/Winter Be Your Own Muse Campaign – along with a retrospective of 30 years of the fashion brand, last week in New York City.
The NYFW soirée was held at the former home of Elizabeth Taylor. Florist Ivie Joy filled the six-story townhouse in rosebuds while BCBG looks of the past 30 years served as a touching tribute to designer Max Azria, who recently passed away. Guests sipped on some bubbles and nibbled on cheese bites while admiring the classic yet bold ensembles. Photos Jeff Eason
LIFE AS AN LGBTQ+ ATHLETE: DISCUSSIONS WITH GUS KENWORTHY AND JASON COLLINS
On Thursday, June 27, the Airbnb WorldPride Pop-Up presented the panel Life as an LGBTQ+ Athlete: Discussions with Gus Kenworthy and Jason Collins. The Olympic skier and former NBA player talked about their coming out experiences, reflected on the current climate for LGBTQ athletes, and stated their opinion on the corporatization of pride. Moderating the intimate conversation in the Meatpacking District was Ashland Johnson, Director of Public Education and Research at HRC. Photos Jorge Gallegos
AQUARIA, BIG FREEDIA & MORE CELEBRATE MACY’S PRIDE + JOY 2019
Held on Tuesday, June 25th, the colorful soiree kicked off with the annual Changemakers Awards Ceremony. New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, honored Amit Paley, from The Trevor Project, Bianey Garcia of Make the Road, among others. Macy’s proudly honors the exceptional Changemakers Awards recipients for the significant contributions they have made to the LGBTQ community and their dedication to promoting respect for all. Following the ceremony, attendees got the chance to mix and mingle with the 2019 Changemakers Awards honorees while enjoying over the top performances from Aquaria and New Orleans Bounce artist Big Freedia. With Instagramable activations all around, specialty cocktails, lights bites and more, it was definitely the best way to celebrate the countdown to NYC Pride 2019. Photos Jeff Eason / Kent Miller
RANDY JONES OF THE VILLAGE PEOPLE PERFORMS AT THE DAILY’S PRIDE BASH
New York City, 06.18.19 – Tuesday night’s Daily Front Row x LIFEWTR Pride party at Pier59 Studios’ Summer Series was epic. Live art created onsite by menswear designer & LIFEWTR artist Adam Dalton Blake was available for sale – with proceeds benefiting The Center. If that wasn’t enough, guests sipped on WINC wine while dancing their hearts out to the beats of DJ Timo Weiland. The cherry on top of the cake, an extraordinary performance from not other than Randy Jones of The Village People. Way to toast World Pride 2019. Photos, Jeff Eason
DRAG QUEENS SHARED INTIMATE STORIES OF STARTING OUT AT HBO’S UNDER THE WIG EVENT
MACY’S HERALD SQUARE CELEBRATED PRIDE + JOY WITH THE OPENING OF PRIDE SHOP
On Thursday, June 6th, customers and fans were invited to Macy’s Herald Square to celebrate National Pride Month with the grand opening of their PRIDE Shop and a special partnership with the Trevor Project. Guests from The Trevor Project and Macy’s own executives were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Throughout the evening, customers enjoyed a performance by Dee Roscioli of Broadway’s CHER, Big Gay Ice Cream courtesy of DKNY, passed Prosecco and light bites, and a meet and greet with, longtime supporter of human rights, fashion designer Kenneth Cole. – Photos, Jeff Eason
PRIVATE POLICY’S SS2020 RUNWAY SHOW
On Wednesday, June 5th the brand Private Policy showed their Spring/Summer 2020 collection in New York City. The SS20 collection seeks to unify people through clothing and serve as a vehicle to spark cultural change, citing the Stonewall Uprising as a main source of inspiration – Photos, Jeff Eason
BLOOMINGDALE’S PRIDE FOR ALL CELEBRATION IN NEW YORK CITY
In celebration of LGBTQ+ pride month, Bloomingdale’s teamed up with Out Magazine’s editor-in-chief Phillip Picardi for a shop filled with his favorite inclusive, forward-thinking labels and tons of exclusive styles – Photos, Jeff Eason