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Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Pictures by: Guillermo MOGOLLAN  © MOGOLLAN EMPIRE 2017. All Rights Reserved
Katrina, Don and Chloe Peebles.
Bridgehampton, NY. - On Friday, July 7th, 2017, I visited the Hamptons for the very first time. A beautiful little town called Bridgehampton, Long Island was my destination.

I went there because I was invited to attend an event to benefit the New York City Mission Society, which is a non profit organization that has been on the front lines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years.

I arrived two hours before the event, because, unlike the New York City subway system, where you can catch a train every 5 minutes, the MTA Long Island Railroad runs on a very strict schedule. You either have the option to arrive to your destination too early, or too late.

The weather was pleasantly warm, so I decided to walk from the train station, to the address where the event was going to take place. To my surprise, I found out that many streets don't have frigging sidewalks. That really freaked me out! 

I had calculated the distance, from the train station to the private home of the Peebles family, where the event was going to happen, so I thought that I could get there by walking. Let me tell you, it wasn't close at all, yet I was up to the challenge, but the fact of finding out a lack of sidewalks was a total turn off for me.

So I decided to take a cab instead.

Stanley, Leah and Cole Rumbough.
Once I got there, I greeted a group of employees who were hired for this event. Their task was to take the guests from the very entrance of the sprawling estate, to the door of the actual house... in a golf cart!

I think I was the first guest to arrive, because all I could see was the hardworking catering staff, still getting ready for the event.

Now, the New York City Mission Society, as its name says it, it's based on the Big Apple. So why did anyone decided to organize an event in a remote location, as far as Bridgehampton, Long Island?. 

Well, turns out that philanthropist power couple Don and Katrina Peebles were kind enough to offer their private home to make the event there, as part of their continuing support for the non profit institution, which each year,  serves more than 12,000 children and families throughout New York City with their programs, supportive services, and community events.

Dawn Bodenchak and Nancy Pearson.

So, the Peebles hosted this evening of cocktails and conversations to honor the New York City Mission Society, which helps youth and families break the cycle of poverty and achieve success through its educational, workforce development, cultural enrichment, and community-building programs, all of which make a positive, long-term impact on the city’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement, and providing career opportunities and cultural enrichment.

Lisa Fuld, Joe and Jane Pontarelli with Kathy Kaye.
About Don Peebles and Katrina Peebles

Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation; Roy  Donahue (Don) Peebles is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s few national privately held real estate investment and development companies with portfolio of projects in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami Beach, and Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Don Peebles also is a top-selling author of The Peebles Principles and The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth. He a regular guest on CNN, CNBC, and FOX Business Network, as well as a highly sought-after speaker. 

Mr. Peebles is an avid supporter of mentoring to expose youth to the value of entrepreneurship. He is the former Chairman of the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus, is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York, was a two-time former member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, and former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Steven Knobel and Nicole Noonan

On the other hand, we have Katrina Peebles, Don's wife, who, upon graduating with a B.S. in Journalism, she began a marketing career at Carter, Hawley and Hale (parent company of Neiman Marcus) in San Francisco.

Later, Katrina spearheaded the Peebles Corporation real estate tax appeal business in the early 1990’s, which became the most successful real estate tax appeal firm in the District of Columbia.

In the mid-1990’s, after the launch of Peebles Atlantic Development Corporation, Katrina began preparing responses to requests for proposals, guiding marketing efforts and promotions for mixed-use developments including The Royal Palm and The Residences at The Bath Club.

Though she has invested time in the Peebles Corporation, Katrina has always found it important to give back to her community and has invested her time in various charities. Katrina has always expressed an interest in politics and has hosted and contributed to political fundraisings for the past 27 years.

Both, Katrina and Don Peebles sit on the board of the NYC Mission Society.
Notable attendees to this event included: Don Peebles, Katrina Peebles, and Chloe Peebles; Peggy and John Bader; B. Michael and Mark-Anthony Edwards; Missy Kilroy and Jay Moorhead; Leah, Stanley and Cole Rumbough; Cornelia Bregman; Debbie and Marc Paley; Missy Hargraves; Carine de Meyer; Lynn Lehocky; Michael Ohoven; Mei Sze and Jeff Greene; Anne and Tom Haubenstricker; Dottie Herman; Margo Manhattan; Larry Scott; Stacia Means; Jannine de Meritt; Rehanna Farrell; Jason Duchin and many, many more wonderful people, some of whose picture, I'm publishing here. 
For more information about the New York City Mission Society, visit: NYC Mission Society

Facebook: nycmissionsociety | Twitter: @missionsociety
*Special thanks to Norah Lawlor, of Lawlor Media Group for the invitation to attend this event.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff

(That is: my website, my camera, and me)

Manhattan, NY.- More than five years ago, I was enthralled to have my real first website ever, complete with an organized layout, logo, and a dot com address. It was a super feeling to be able to showcase my work as a Photographer, so I started posting my pictures and texts on this website. Unfortunately, that enthusiasm didn't last that long. Keeping a website updated in not an easy task, thus I soon got burnt out.

Today I'm starting a new stage in this self publishing adventure. I might not post long, precise texts about fashion -or anything else, for that matter- as English is not my first language, and I don't know nothing about Fashion. Very little actually, and I'm still learning. I might no be able to tell you what brand is that dress, what materials were used in its manufacture, or who designed it.

All I can tell you is, that I have a knack for spotting Fashion, when I see it worn on somebody. And when I do spot it, I always try my best to photograph it.

So, in this new stage of FASHION AND PERSONALITIES, I will publish not only posts about Fashion, but I will include other topics as well; such as Art, Exclusive Events, Luxury Lifestyle, Interior Design, and of course, Personalities; always trying to connect all that with the Fashion topic, somehow.

Now, I'm not going to stress myself out like last time. I'm going to post whatever I feel like posting, even if it's about an event that happened three years ago, not something that necessarily happened last night.

I hope you find this website interesting enough to check it out once in a while.

And just to be clear: I love Fashion, but I also understand very well that, behind the scenes, Fashion is NOT glamorous at all. It's work... lots of hard work. So, I might only show you just the glamorous part of it. Maybe.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Event organized by the Women's Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center
Surrounded by members of the board of the Women's Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center, we can see right in the middle of this picture, Huffington Post's Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington (ivory color dress), and to her right, Gregory A. Greco, M.D. Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery Clerkship Director at Monmouth Medical Center, during the 19th Annual 'Power of Pink' Luncheon. 
Rumson, NJ.- On Thursday, July 10th, we were invited by Lauren Vernon, board member of The Women's Council of the Leon Hess Cancer Center, to cover one of the events organized by them: the 19th Annual 'Power of Pink' Luncheon, the fundraiser that brings more than 450 men and women together to raise funds to enhance the quality of care delivered to cancer patients at Monmouth Medical Center.

The event took place at Old Oaks, the private estate of Claire and Woody Knopf. The weather was just perfect, and as a matter of fact, everything was just great! The food, the personalities who attended (all of them fashionably well dressed), and, of course, the event itself.

The 'Power of Pink' Luncheon proceeds allow the Council to support numerous hospital initiatives, including the purchase of state- of- the- art equipment, which aids in proper diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer patients.

This year's proceeds will fund the Patient Infusion Unit, where patients of all ages receive quality care including chemotherapy infusions and injections, blood transfusions, hydration treatments and other lifesaving treatments. 

During the event, Dr. Gregory Greco was honored by the Council, due to his commitment to deliver safe, quality plastic surgery and comprehensive medical care. Dr. Greco is the current President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.  

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post was the Celebrity Speaker of the 19th Annual 'Power of Pink' Luncheon. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, and in 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. During the event, Mrs. Huffington autographed copies of 'Thrive', her 14th book.

The Women's Council was founded in 1995 by Bonnie Levin, a cancer survivor, who identified a need to inform women the importance of early detection of cancer and the progress being made in cancer research.

Since its inception, OVER $2 MILLION DOLLARS has been raised for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center.


Pictures by: Guillermo MOGOLLAN  © MOGOLLAN EMPIRE 2014. All Rights Reserved
1.- Gregory A. Greco, M.D., Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery Clerkship Director at Monmouth Medical Center and Arianna Huffington, Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post, holding their acknowledgements.

2.-Jenny Bawden, Lauren Vernon and Elizabeth Scokin, showing up the original Haute Hostess Aprons made by Miss Scokin.

The 19th Annual Power of Pink Luncheon attracted more than 450 people, mostly women.

Attendees were able to contribute with the Leon Hess Cancer Center's cause by buying items of the silent auction.

Here's a partial list of some of the sponsors of the silent auction:

  • Cross Fit Versus, J. McLaughlin, Peninsula House, Blue Mercury, J. Crew
  • Lucchese, Golden Goose, Leonardo Jewelers, Two River Theater  
  • Chelsea Home, Pari Harrison, Bentley Jewelers,Trump National Golf Club  
  • Christian Loubaton, Zadeh Jewelers, Custom Quilts, Sugar Rush, Claire Knopf  
  • Patrick Boang Landscape, Copper Canyon-Blue Bay Inn, Valerie Zabaleta 
  • Darryn Murpy, Craig Kieley, Mumfords Culinary Center, Dr. Greg Greco
  • Danny's Steak House, Cozmeena-Lisa Luckett, Jimmy Choo, Brian Henke
  • Dani Rubin, Judi Tavill Ceramics, Christine Dyer, Cathy Romano
  • Michael Duru Clothiers, Eric Javitz, Steven Lacko, Pilates Blast
Some of the items that called our attention at the event: 

1.- A Black Eric Javits Handbag with coral ornaments (silent auction).

2.- A J. McLaughlin Tote in silver (silent auction).

3.-Rings from Emily Faith Collection (Vendor).
1.-Beth Drazin, Caryn Elkwood, Leslie and Alexis Hitchner.

2.-Emily Demchyk, Elizabeth Knopf and 'Queen'.

1.- The official banner of the event mentioning the Underwriters and Sponsors of it.

2.- 14 K gold and pink quartz tear-drop earrings from Golden Goose (silent auction).

3.- A white gold and quartz necklace from Bentley Jewelers (silent auction).

The menu included Traditional Herb Chicken Nicoise over Mixed Greens with Shallot Dijon Vinaigrette. Fruit Tart with Berry Garnish was the dessert.
1.-Sadie James Boutique was another one of the vendors.
2.-Custom Cozmeena Shawl (silent auction).
1.-Ginny Kamin and Deb Mannix.
2.-Sarah Vates.

The 19th Annual Power of Pink Luncheon took place at Old Oaks, the private estate of Claire and Woody Knopf.

1.-Designer jewelry from around the world (vendor).

 2.-This was the second year for Susan and Carly Angert from Susan's Jewelry, participating in the Power of Pink Luncheon. "We are very grateful to be part of this beautiful event".
Neveen Mullally designs couture fascinators, infinity and rosette scarves, shrugs, cuff wallets, clutch ensembles, wedding hair accesories and doggie bow tie collars.
A beautiful view of peaceful Rumson, New Jersey. A piece of heaven on earth.

15 vendors participated in the event where they had the chance to reach out a large upscale crowd to promote their merchandise to, and get potential new customers:
1.- Emily Cotton Rumson and Darren Hutchinson Rumson. 
2.- Lynne Mangini, Johanna Betesch, Barbara Etter and Lauren Vernon.
Elizabeth Brennan and Kathy Horan representing 'Roll Out The Ribbons' at the event.
Roll Out The Ribbons is a cancer awareness campaign brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility located in Long Branch, New Jersey.
Many people are familiar with cancer awareness ribbons, such as the pink ribbon, which represents the important fight against breast cancer. What you may not know is that there is a colored ribbon to represent the fight against nearly every type of cancer. 

The Roll Out The Ribbons campaign is unique in that it pulls together all these cancer-specific ribbons to highlight the need to raise awareness to fight EVERY CANCER in EVERY COMMUNITY.    

For more information, please follow this link:
Roll Out The Rribbons

1.- Laurie Goldstein and Emily Faith.
2.- Leigh Birch and Arianna Delekas.

Some of the Young volunteers who made this event possible, contributing selflessly with their time and effort.