HAPPENINGS
Attend Monumental New York Fashion Week Show!
THE SCENE
Holiday Shopping Benefit

Same Sky Jewelry, a trade not aid jewelry initiative that supports African women living with HIV/AIDS, will be presenting their latest jewelry at Ana Tzarev Gallery on Friday, December 14 from 5:30-8:30pm. Same Sky founder, Francine LeFrak will be there, along with RHONY's Ramona Singer, as well as co-hosts Carol Alt, Analisa Balares, Kim Brizzolara, Tas Dossal, Lucia Hwong Gordon and more. The new line of jewelry will include their signature hand-blown glass beaded bracelets and necklaces, fabric wrap bracelets, cufflinks, and more, all of which are hand crocheted by artisans in Africa.

Ana Tzarev Gallery is located at 24 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

LIQUID COURAGE
RHONY Ramona Singer Launches New Red Wine

You probably know Ramona Singer from her enthusiastic and quirky demeanor on Real Housewives of New York, but the savvy businesswoman is a lot more than a housewife. The reality star announced the newest addition to her collection of Ramona Wines, called Ramona Red. The wine will be a Sangiovese Merlot Blend and will be produced by Opici Wines. In 2011, the star released Ramona Pinto Grigio to much success and is following up with a much needed darker wine. We know from the current season of RHONY that Ramona is no stranger to wines - she can blindly pick out her delicious vinos from a bunch.

V.I.P: VERY IMPORTANT PARTY
Talent Resources & Nic Roldan Host The 3rd Annual Charity Polo Classic

For those who had the chance this past weekend to attend Talent Resources' Third Annual Charity Polo Classic, they were in for a real treat. Held at a private estate in Watermill, NY, the event benefited Rally for Kids with Cancer, a foundation that raises funds toward finding a cure.

Mike Heller and the Talent Resources team were pleased to have American polo star Nic Roldan as the event’s host, as he flew in precisely for the benefit. The event’s famous host isn’t the only attendee to brag about: the crowd of over 250 guests included Hampton’s socialites and a slew of celebrities. Current and past cast-mates from The Real Housewives of New York including Ramona and Mario Singer, Kelly Bensimon, and LuAnn de Lesseps with boyfriend Jacques Azoulay were in attendance. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo was also present. Also coming out to support the event was Bravo's Gold Coast Girls star Chanel Omari, celebrity style expert Lindsi Lane and plus sized model Andrea Horblitt.

INDUSTRY NEWS
New Cast, More Drama: Real Housewives of New York Season 5

‘Real Housewives of New York City’ is back for Season 5 with new cast members! Bravo has released the official cast’s photos and bios – along with the an intense and drunken trailer. Three new faces will be replacing former housewives Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Cindy Barshop.

Joining returning cast members Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and LuAnn de Lesseps are Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill, and Heather Thomson. This may just be the classic veterans vs. the newbies scenario, the perfect formula for reality TV drama that promises high ratings! If the season 5 sneak peak is any indication, “this new trio can bring the wine-soaked drama with the best of them.”

HAPPENINGS
Party with Your Pooch at Shadow

Did you know that black dogs and cats are last adopted, first euthanized? On Saturday, March 10th, Celebrity Catwalk will host "MardiPaws: Back in Black," a star-studded evening of drinks and entertainment to benefit dog and cat rescue. The event's A-list emcees include Ramona Singer of "Real Housewives of New York," Yandy Smith of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop," Ryan Nickulas of Logo's "The A-List: New York," choreographer and author Darrin Henson, and WPIX11's Francesca Maxime. Guests will enjoy celebrity sightings, games, competitions, and a spectacular silent auction featuring designs by Vienna Couture Canine, Haute Puppy, and INAMORADA, plus other goodies for pets and people.

THE SCENE
Kim Hicks Couture Fall '12 at the Woolworth Mansion

With a bevy of fashion shows and presentations to attend, how does one designer and celebrity stylist stand-out from the proverbial fashion crowd? The famed Woolworth Mansion served as the perfect backdrop to the Kim Hicks Fall 2012 Couture Collection styled by Derek Warburton. The collection, which is both opulent and wearable at the same time was admired by socialites, celebrities, top PR mavens, major media outlets and the who's-who of Manhattan.

As I entered this stunning mansion covered with rare artwork, sculpture, dazzling chandeliers and rich tapestry, it was clear that guests were in for a fashion experience like no-other! With an estimated worth of around $90 million (yes that's ninety million, dear) the Woolworth Mansion transported guests back to a time when men were gentlemen, and women were admired for their stunning beauty and grace.

THE SCENE
Arthur Mandel & Nolcha Fashion Week

Nearly twenty-eight stories high on the roof top penthouse of the Ava Lounge looking over New York City Times Square, you could expect to be surrounded by some of the most prominent names in luxury and the retail fashion industry. Premiere designers, buyers, and New York City’s most fashionable were all in attendance at the launch party on Friday, February 11th, for globalfashionbrands.com, a social e-commerce shopping platform for independent designers and retailers hosted by NOLCHA. As guests enjoyed the evening, one man in particular could be noted racing throughout the venue with not a drink in his hand but a smart phone instructing hospitality, security, and personnel. This tall, dark, behind -the-scenes figure was none other than Arthur Mandel (President of Nolcha), and the driving force behind Nolcha Fashion Week New York and London. Mandel sat down with joonbug.com to discuss the details regarding the launch of GlobalFashionBrands.com and future plans for Nolcha Fashion Week.

INDUSTRY NEWS
There's A New Housewife In Town

Bug eyed Ramona Singer of Real Housewives of New York has confirmed that Cindy Barshop will be the new addition to the series. Barshop is the owner of the Completely Bare Salon in the city and is also a mother of twins.

FREE OPEN BAR
Tonight Meet Your favorite Housewife of New York at Covet !

Are you a big fan of “The Real Housewives of New York City?” Wish you could be able to meet some of the lovely ladies? Well then don’t miss your chance this week at Covet. On Tuesday, June 29th come to Covet Restaurant & Lounge to see Ramona & Marion Singer, stars of Bravo TV show “The Real Housewives of New York City.” To make this night even better, there will be a complimentary open bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

Covet is a classy upscale lounge in Midtown Manhattan. The two-floor lounge is spacious and is the perfect place for afterwork drinking with some co-workers. Covets décor is reminiscent of European class blended with New York City sophistication. Its ultra glamorous night club and hidden location is the perfect place to party with one of your favorite Housewives of New York City.

**RSVP to Katherine Rothman at KMR Communications, Inc.: Info@kmrpr.com

** Doors are open from 7 P.M to 10 P.M