Posted by: albfor | September 18, 2012

Sep 17, 2012 3RD Annual XIX Most Fashionable Women


PHILANTHROPY.   Last night Philadelphia’s notables gathered to celebrate the 3rd Annual XIX Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia event at Restaurant XIX at The Hyatt at The Bellevue.  Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter joined Nicole Miller Philadelphia store owner Mary K. Dougherty as she unveiled one of the VIP highlights of this year’s Philadelphia’s September Celebration of Fashion.

Susan Francia (Olympic Gold Medalist Rower) Barbara Gee (VP-Comcast Cable) | Joan Pileggi (Entrepreneur)

Sep-17,-2012-3rd-XIX-Most-Fashionable-Women-Tricip-Board-B Susan Francia, Joan Shepp

Susan Francia | Joan Spain (Philanthropist) | Dana, Joan and Bernard Spain with Joan Pileggi

Honorees are chosen not only for their impeccable fashion sensibility, but also for their long-standing community service and involvement.  Past honorees have included Bhavna ShymalanLauren ProngerMeryl LevitzLisa Nutter, and Sharon Pinkenson


Michael Hughes, Kate Wilhelm-Chimicles, Donna O’Brien | Pat Ciarrocchi

For a complete view of the images or to order prints and digital downloads from this event please select this link or the “Sep 17, 2012 3RD Annual XIX Most Fashionable Women” album in the right column of this photo weblog.  This year’s 2012 XIX Awards Recipients were:

FLOSS BARBER  |  CEO and Principal Designer of Floss Barber, Inc. . MARY JO BARTHMAIER  | Partner and Producer, Modoc Spring. KAREN BLISS  |Vice President of Marketing, Advanced Sports International.  PAT CIARROCCHI | Anchor & Reporter for CBS 3, co-host of Talk Philly.   


Lauren Hart with Yemi, Yordi and Selah | Rakia Reynolds


Kristan Laviolette, Michelle Young & Mary Jo Barthmaier | M. Swain & Angel Val | Mary Pat Kessler, Susan Francia & Mary K. Dougherty

(Continued) This year’s 2012 XIX Awards Recipients

HOPE COHEN  |Chef Media Personality & Author of Fast, Fresh and Simple. SUSAN FRANCIA |Olympic Gold Medalist Rower. BARBARA GEE |Vice President Sales Alliance, Comcast Cable Communications. KAREN GIEBERSON | President, Accessories Council. LAUREN HART Singer, Songwriter, Philadelphia Flyers Anthemist. KRISTEN LAVIOLETTE |Supporter, Flyers Charities.DANUTA MIELOCH |Esthetician & Owner of Rescue Rittenhouse Spa.

Sep-17,-2012-3rd-XIX-Most-Fashionable-Women-Board-B, Essential Support

The Hyatt~Jamie & Judy | Kelly Reid, Nicolette Gudkrecht, Juliana Sado, Amanda Stoles & Jenifer Iskovics

NATALIE NIXON |Asso. Prof.  Fashion Merchandising Mgtmt Program & Dir. Strategic Design MBA at Philadelphia Univ. .  DONNA O’ BRIEN |Owner & Creative Director. EMILY RISSERE |Senior Analyst at Integra Realty Resources. KATHY ROMAN |Co-host, The Preston and Steve Show, 93.3 WMMR.  DANA SPAIN |Founder of PAWS; Owner & Consultant at DLG Communications. SUSAN TAYLOR Dermatologist, Society Hill Dermatology. ROSEMARY TURNER |President of UPS, Chesapeake District. SARAH VON AKEN |Founder / CEO & Designer at SA VA and S.V. A Holdings Corporation.

Hors d’oeuvres by Restaurant XIX Executive Chef Richard Hebben were served, highlighting the restaurant’s new fall menu, paired with Patron Spirits Company signature “Miller Mojitos”.

 “XIX Most Fashionable Women”  jump started “The Philadelphia Collection 2012”, a comprehensive week-long series of fashion and style events supported by Mayor Michael Nutter.  The rejuvenation of Philadelphia’s design, fashion and related manufacturing industries are key building blocks of his successful Creative Economy strategy for bringing 21st century jobs and businesses to the city.

For a complete view of the images or to order prints and digital downloads from this event please select this link or the “Sep 17, 2012 3RD Annual XIX Most Fashionable Women” album in the right column of this photo weblog.


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