Reality TV Stars and A List Celebrities Fancy Weekend Festivities With Brad Boles
Gossip, Gossip, Gossip in The Hamptons: New Jersey and New York Housewives, Rolls-Royce, Polo, A-List Celebrities, and even more reality stars!
The Hamptons were crawling with Real Housewives from New York and New Jersey (together!), tons of major A-List stars, and more reality show stars than you could fill the parking lot that was presently full of a Rolls-Royce or two or three.
Brad Boles was there and is breathless to share his Hamptons high times and celebrity gossip with us. –S.H.
The weekend out East started with a fabulous party hosted by my girl Jill Zarin at Lilly Pond in East Hampton. The Real Housewife form New York City’s equally wonderful houseguest Caroline Manzo and her daughter Dina Manzo, from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
The place was packed with the likes of Georgina Bloomberg – that’s New York Mayor Bloomberg‘s daughter– and man of the weekend, NBA basketball star Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat who seemed to be everywhere!
BTW: Ramona Singer talked Caroline’s ear off all night long… I can’t imagine what they could have in common other than being part of the Real Housewives franchise?
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Expensive cars, mega celebrities and a Kardashian:
On Saturday things really kicked into high gear. The day started with a party for Rolls-Royce. Jill, Caroline, Bobby and I took the new Rolls-Royce Ghost for a spin!
The event crowd was stellar– with the likes of Alec Baldwin, Chris Bosh, the ever-gorgeous Caymanian model Selita Ebanks, and Russell Simmons hanging out.
After rolling with Rolls-Royce, it was off to Bridgehampton Polo as a guest of Todd Rome who’s company Blue Star Jet is the polo field’s sponsor.
I ran into Kourtney Kardashian and her baby daddy Scott Disick there. Now mind you, it was almost 102 degrees even in the VIP Swag Lounge! In that crazy heat, Scott was wearing a jacket. “Why, “Jill asked, “why?”
"Because I look good," Scott replied. Ok, whatever Scott, maybe your internal thermometer is different than the rest of ours!
Bethenny Frankel was at the event and looked slim and sexy in a black and white number with a big hat fit for Ascot! She gave me a hug and I’m not sure why.
Metrosexual extraordinaire Rob Siegel joined me in the Blue Star Enclosure with the likes of my divine and outrageously funny friend George Wayne. I know George as GW, you may know him as the guy with the scandalous column in Vanity Fair Magazine. Boy, did we have a laugh reminiscing about rather unique interview situation that GW had with Ariana Huffington many years ago that had him speed dialing Graydon Carter!
The next stop was in East Hampton and over to London Jewelers for the jewelry launch of my girlfriend Lisa Gastineau and her sexy daughter Brittny‘s new collection. What a beautiful pair mom and daughter are and an equally stunning collection of jewelry.
FYI: Jill and I appeared in Season 2 of “The Gastineau Girls” as I decorated their apartment right down to a Moroccan dining room along with Zarin Fabrics.
I bumped into Caroline’s sister Dina Manzo and she told me that she hightailed it out of NJ for the tony East End… it looks like she is having the best time and wants an ocean front estate next summer!
By the time we left the Gastinau event, Jill’s feet were in such bad shape that Bobby had to get the car while Jill, Caroline and Ally sat on a bench on the street with shoes in hand. Boy, the fans were loving that photo op! That’s kind or ironic since Sharon’s feet were mutilated by her shoes when we met at Fashion Night Out… could I be responsible for killing woman’s feet?!
More High Rollers…
Next stop was the Watermill Summer Benefit where I couldn’t stay for dinner but shared a catch up with Sharon Stone.
The last time that I saw the gorgeous Sharon was at Les Caves Du Roy in ST. Tropez. The fabulous Sharon (yes, our FocusOnStyle Sharon here is equally fabulous!) was dancing on a table top with Denise Rich and Dame Shirley Bassey all the while Rupert Everett and I dished about what happened when he worked with Madonna on the filming of “The Next Best Thing.” Anyway, they have since made up and that’s all history.
Then it was off to ART FOR LIFE BENEFIT hosted by Russell Simmons. The East End hasn’t seen this many singers and producers on one manicured lawn in years! Alicia Keys was there and looked amazing with her baby bump. I ran into the ever-glamorous Kelly Killoren Bensimon… does that girl ever stop?
Bombay Sapphire sponsored the event and the valet was parking was jammed with Rolls-Royce’s, Bentley’s, Maserati’s and Lamborghini Diablo’s that it filled three tree lined lane’s– on both right and left side! It took over forty minutes to get my car.
Stylist for a one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey…
On Sunday morning, Jill rang me up with a pressing fashion emergency. It turns out Caroline Manzo has slimmed down so much that nothing fits. She was booked on the Isaac Mizarhi show the following morning and needed something fab to wear.
We dashed off to the Diane Von Furstenburg boutique in Southampton. The first dress that I pulled was the one… I’m talking RED CARPET perfect. After a bit more shopping, Jill and I spent the afternoon jet skiing in Mecox Bay with a stop by from GW on his way back to New York City to interview Jimmy Fallon for Vanity Fair. And, how was your weekend?
My fashion tip this week for the ladies…
With this insanely hot weather, hats are the fashion must-have item of the week. My picks for the summer are big floppy brims in bold colors. Throw on a fab pair of sunglasses like the ones from DVF with the glitter lips on the side.
>>SHOP: CUTE FLATS
Ladies, I know it’s hot but please loose the Birkenstocks… they are so Linda Evangilista 10 years ago! Go for a hot pair of Hermes sandals adorned with a big H or anything less granola.
Metrosexual Fashion Tips From Rob Siegel…
Some of the best-dressed men this weekend rocked some sleek and chic hats and accessories.
Rob’s makeover choice of the week is Chris Barrons lead singer of the SPIN DOCTORS who headlined the Rock the Farm Benefit this weekend in Amagansett. People say that he looks a lot like me! Rob says in the face at least… but certainly NOT in the way I dress! Rob is threatening to do a makeover on the guy and turn him into my twin! How scary would that be to have two Brads on the loose? Don’t worry Rob, I’ll find your twin and do a makeover on him, then there would be two of you for me to choose from! Wishful thinking…
We will see you out east soon! – Brad Boles
PHOTOS: BRAD BOLES
Brad Boles landed in New York in the early eighties at the height of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and worked his way up the make-up artist ladder to fame with his work being featured on the cover's of countless fashion magazines, as well as editorial spreads. MTV was his playground working with the most celebrated artists of the time from Pat Benatar to Grace Jones.
When Hollywood came calling, he landed his first film doing Kim Cattrall’s make-up and went on to work with Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Billy Zane, Andrew McCarthy and more.
Brad was the creative director for Denise Rich for 12 years as her stylist and make-up artist, as well as designing her legendary parties for such luminaries as President Clinton, Patti Labelle, Natelie Cole, and Richard Avedon.
Later, Brad opened a store of exotic interiors in NYC in 2002 and then opened a store in Moscow! Brad also designed the Zarin Fabrics showroom with Jill Zarin thus leading to being on the “The Real Housewives of New York City” seen as Jill Zarin's gay husband. Brad is currently working globally on interior projects and has been busy doing interiors in New York City, The Hamptons, Moscow, Morocco, and Dubai.
He has shot the pilot for his own TV show produced by Nancy Glass Productions. Look for his coffee table book, "The Art of Extravagant Luxury" coming soon. Brad and Sharon Haver are developing a style book and series.