Jessie Girl Debbie Ryan at White House

April 24th, 2014

53593c039b80b139835699553593bf277e901398356978Jesse Star Debby Ryan wore her Sunday best when she appeared at The White House on Easter for the sensational annual egg roll–apparently to read The Ugly Duckling to “a few” children who had gathered. She was wearing Naeem Khan short sleeve floral print silk dupioni dress with v-front from the designer’s Resort 2014 collection. Swan!

Doves at White

February 24th, 2014

Michelle Obama wore 32fc7c1121a037d1da29132ad683323ef9dc900eDoves Jewelry to the Governors Dinner in the State Dining Room at the White House on Sunday. She had on earrings and a ring by Doron Paloma. f0116adc36c1b81f4880d17c4dde3b7d38d90c23 99034536fee91c545092287858e253e4b55531d1f8c0bf4e7de000260c8bb71afa81180125fb7695Sparkle. Sparkle.

Subway Diplomacy

January 24th, 2014

If ping pong opened up China (it was actually a communist plot that worked), perhaps Mrs. Obama visiting a Subway on Thursday Michelle Obamawith some fun sports figures could pave the way to some healthier meals for kids. Flotus tucks into a sub sandwich.Michael Phelps, Michelle Obama, Justin Tuck With Michael Phelps and Justin Tuck. Michelle Obama, Nastia Liukin The First Lady puts in her order . . . herself–to Nastia Liukin! Nastia Liukin, Jared Fogle Nastia Liukin high-fives. Michael Phleps VP of Subway meets Michael Phelps.

First Lady Michelle Obama today announced that SUBWAY® restaurants joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a three-year commitment to promote healthier choices to kids, including launching its largest child-targeted marketing effort. As part of its commitment, the SUBWAY® restaurant chain will launch a series of campaigns aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children; set and implement new marketing standards to kids; and strengthen its children’s menu offerings.
“I’m excited about these initiatives not just as a First Lady, but also as a mom,” mentioned Mrs. Obama. “Subway’s kids’ menu makes life easier for parents, because they know that no matter what their kids order, it’s going to be a healthy choice.”
The SUBWAY® restaurant chain is the first and only quick service chain to join PHA, which works with the private sector and Mrs. Obama – PHA’s honorary chair – to broker meaningful commitments to help end childhood obesity.
SUBWAY® restaurant chain will only offer items on its kids menu that meet strong nutritional guidelines, including offering apples as a side and low-fat or non-fat milk or water as an additional possible drink order.
“Ending childhood obesity is a cause that has been near and dear to SUBWAY® since we introduced the Fresh Fit for Kids Meals in 2007,” said Suzanne Greco, vice president of R&D and Operations for the SUBWAY® brand. “With this partnership with PHA, we will now reach millions of kids as part of a healthier eating education campaign.”

Michelle Obama Wears Naeem Khan

November 21st, 2013

President Obama Holds Dinner For Medal Of Freedom HonoreesSo happy for Naeem Khan that First Lady Michelle Obama wore his dress to the dinner at the Smithsonian for Medal of Freedom recipients. It was a custom black beaded tulle halter gown and looked spectacular on her. I know this isn’t the best shot of her, but it does show off the dress. And it is a superb photo of the President. So sad that the Republicans are trying so very hard to rip apart his health care program, when people need it so badly. Congrats to Ben Bradlee; this reporter was at Grey Gardens, his house in East Hampton this summer the day he heard he would be getting one of the awards. Bill Clinton also honored. Rafanelli Events did the stellar table settings!

Michelle Obama Blings It In South Africa

July 1st, 2013

344407038[1]image003[1]image001[1]President Obama Visits South Africa As Part Of His African TourMichelle Obama blings it in South Africa. Arriving in Pretoria in PearlParadiseblack, white and gold ombré pearl necklace. So chic. And wearing Naeem Khan Spring 2013 collection for the to dinner hosted by South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife. This is so like the Jackie O’ trips where she brought American charm and style to new places and wowed everyone. . . The necklace is Robert Lee Morris.SAFRICA-US-DIPLOMACY-OBAMA-ZUMA

Oh, and in Senegal, below, in this Naeem Khan getup. Go team Naeem!SENEGAL-US-DIPLOMACY

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Jimmy Falon Fixed My Tie

April 24th, 2013

TIME 100 GALA: TIME'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLDAt Time 100 dinner, Jimmy Falon came over and fixed my tie. Such a gent. So happy that he is taking over for Leno. And he told us he’ll do from NYC! Said he’s lived here his whole life and wouldn’t consider going to left coast. Usually I’m jealous of success, but Falon is always so cool when we talk to him I am just over the moon that the suits finally picked a winner. . .  Ricky Gervais also had us all in stitches.  And Barbara Walters walked over to me to talk.  And the girl next to me kept trying to ask her a question and I had to introduce them to even get her to turn her head in the poor young woman’s direction. People ask me if I’m bored with going out every night. I actually thoroughly enjoy my little moment with everyone. Dr. Oz and his wife and Tracy Anderson (the trainer) are like old friends.  Oz started doing Anderson’s dances (in black tie) to show her he’s a devotee.  The people around me didn’t know Olivia Munn (Michael Kors date) tonight, so she and I just kept talking and talking and she’s really a doll.  I guess the answer really is that it took so many decades to get to this point, it is just a complete joy. All awards season I could never get a word in with Bryan Cranston on the massive red carpets in Los Angeles. And then tonight, in the company of the Time 100 (Michelle Obama), he was just chatting away. Everyone’s just kind of excited to have been chosen.  The one Catch 22 was that the Secret Service weren’t letting journalists onto 5 where the loo is by elevator.  Said we had to walk down stairs, but we didn’t have that pass, so I had to go down to lobby and ride a different set of elevators to 2 to do number 1.  Small price to pay for GREAT security. . .
At one point I was talking to Ricky Gervais and he was about to say something obscene, and I had to point and whisper that that was Barbara Walters next to him and he should keep it down.  And we were both really laughing.  And she turned and gave him a little smooch on the cheek. GREAT night.