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shades of grey

Shades of Grey

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino was one of the women entrepreneur models at W by Worth‘s “Shades of Grey” fashion show!

“It was important to feature strong, successful, independent women,” dished party co-host Cindy Gelormini.

Besides the inspired fashion show, attendees were treated to a seminar on the hottest paint color for homes (you guessed it, grey!) by Cindy, aka “The Paint Diva of New Jersey”.  Cindy, a new realtor with Sotheby’s, talked about how to stage your home for potential buyers.

“Cindy knows what she’s talking about,” gushed participant Karen Mobus.  “She completely transformed my home!”

The party also featured personal styling tips by Suzanne Botvinis and Kerri Cordero.

“W by Worth empowers women by style,” explained Suzanne.  “There is a piece for everyone.”

The wine and cheese reception was held at Twin Maples Mansion in Summit.  The estate is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.  The home of the Fortnightly Club and Junior Fortnightly Club is the epitome of New Jersey class, just like the ladies featured!

For more on “shades of grey” paint colors, visit ThePaintDivaNJ.com.  For more on W by Worth, e-mail Suzanne directly at sbotvinis@wbyworth.com.


Metro Rahway Food Truck Festival

The #HipNJ Street Team attended Metro Rahway’s March Madness Festival and BBQ Competition to promote Local Rahway and all it has to offer!

What originally started off as an idea for a food truck festival, transformed into a citywide event. This March Madness themed day was filled with something for everyone. From basketball games, bounce houses, face painting and a balloon artist all the way to BBQ cook-offs and a beer tent.

Food trucks and vendors filled the streets offering every kid of food imaginable. Empanadas, surf and turf, flat breads, pulled pork and smoked ribs were only a few of the mouth-watering options to choose from. Mike Peeler, a chef for BBQ Beer Buddies, shared with us his thoughts. “This is awesome! Great venue, great people, looking forward to coming back next year already.”

Hip New Jersey’s Street Team was set up with a table and giveaways. Over 100 people signed up for the chance to win hip experiences around downtown Rahway. This gave us an opportunity to meet and talk with some of our biggest fans.

Thankfully the snow from the previous day didn’t put a damper on all that was planned. Mayor Samson Steinman proclaimed, “The turnout is great but all of our events in Rahway turn out great!”

To find out more about Metro Rahway, their brand new luxury apartments and everything else this upcoming community has to offer, visit MetroRahway.com.

George Brescia

Red Carpet Party with George Brescia

#HipNJ attended the third annual Red Carpet Party at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park to benefit Family and Children’s Services.

The Red Carpet Party was a hot affair, with over 200 guests in attendance from all around New Jersey. The evening started off with dinner, cocktails, and a silent auction. The auction had everything from jewelry, to handbags, to a day of styling with known fashion stylist, George Brescia.

The funds raised benefited Family and Children’s Services, an amazing organization that has been helping vulnerable, at risk children and disadvantaged families for over 120 years!

“It keeps our society stronger, it keeps families stronger, it keeps kids safe,” said William Webb, executive director of Family and Children’s Services.

The night was topped off with a glamorous fashion show, which included red carpet fashions by Cynthia Rowley, Guillermo Couture, JS Collections, Theia, Dressed by Lori, and Elizabeth Johns. #HipNJ‘s Kelly Dillon even got to strut her stuff on the runway in two looks by Dressed by Lori!

Featured designer Guillermo Molina said, “I like to make women look and feel beautiful. I don’t do a collection, I do it by measurement, so each item is made specifically to the body where I can hide the negatives and bring out the positives.”

Guests even enjoyed some fashion advice from prominent image consultant and author, George Brescia. George shared his inside knowledge of working on the red carpet, giving helpful tips on how to look and feel like a red carpet star! His book, “Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life,” promotes positive dressing and unveils the secrets to your wardrobe.

For up-and-coming fashionistas, this is must-see segment for you! Get inspired to ramp up your wardrobe and feel good, inside and out.

For more information on Family and Children’s Services, please visit www.FACSNJ.org.