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‘See And Be Seen’ March 2013

Bailey House Celebrates 30 Years With A Bang

Bailey HouseHarlan Bratcher, CEO of A/X Armani Exchange, Gina Quattrochi, Wendy Williams & Alan Cumming Photo courtesy Patrick McMullan


Bailey House celebrated their 30th Anniversary Thursday evening with quite the shindig.  For the first time ever, they hosted an awards dinner where they honored a number of organizations and individuals who were there at the beginning of the crusade against AIDS, and the discrimination/fear that ensued.  The night was a splendid and star-studded tribute to these heroes.  I was proud to be in attendance and to share in the revelry.

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Celebrity Hairstylist Steven Dillon

and his charitable organization 'Cuts for a Cause'

Steven Dillon Brazilian VogueImage courtesy Vogue Brazil


My friend Steven Dillon grew up in an Italian/Irish Catholic home in Yonkers NY, and started cutting hair in 1993 (coincidentally the same year we met.)  His career took off almost immediately.  We became fast friends and have stayed in close touch for 20 years.

His first salon job was at Peter Coppola in New York City, and his first editorial was with Walter Chin for German Vogue, working as an assistant to Ron Van Dorssen.  His first celebrity client was Yoko Ono, who became one of his regulars.

After taking a brief hiatus from the business to explore spirituality he is back at work cutting and styling in his private studio space in Midtown Manhattan.  I caught up with him this week to talk about his career, and the charity he founded ‘Cuts for a Cause’ which benefits the children of Malawi and others children’s aid organizations.

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Holiday House 2012

Benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Photo credit The New York Times


New York’s Design Showhouses are among my favorite events to attend.  They’re an opportunity to meet both the well established and the new-to-the-scene designers, and to see spacial creativity at it’s best.  This years Holiday House opens to the public today, and I’d like to share a few of the rooms I had the pleasure of seeing at the press preview.

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