Turning 21 is a big deal, especially when it’s an institution like Sharon Phillips Waxman’s Phashion Phest. Tonight, the The Shops at Liberty Place gets “draped out to create a lounge atmosphere in keeping with our ‘Dress Responsibly’ theme and a nod to being 21,” says Waxman. Joining the party are Skinnygirl, Smak Parlour, Black Label Salon, ellelauri, Irina Sigal, LAGOS, Verde and tons of local fashionistas.
Now that Avance is safe at Le Bec Fin’s former location, with its woes settled by previous landlord Georges Perrier, co-owner/chef Justin Bogle can start a new menu and a new general manager: Anthony Cozzi is coming over from Fuze in Avalon, New Jersey.
Sheinelle Jones wasn’t unemployed long. Mike Jerrick’s “Good Day Philadelphia” co-host left Fox Philly in March for the best reason: To spend time with her kids. Now she’s got a new job as weekend news person on NBC’s “Today,” starting Oct. 4.
That’s also the day when Brandon DiCamillo of West Chester, one of the stars, writers and stunt conceptualists from MTV’s “Jackass” series and multi-million-dollar-earning films (plus Bam Margera’s “Viva La Bam”) gets married to Bonnie MacNeill in Malvern. Congrats.
Seen on the scene
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran hung out with young fans backstage at the Wells Fargo Center before his sold-out show.
More than 400 patrons, including opera giants (Eric Owens), young composers (Nico Mulhy), Mayor and Mrs. Nutter and “Frasier” actor David Hyde Pierce sat on the Academy of Music stage to watch Philly-trained power couple Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello sing during Opera Philadelphia’s black-tie gala.
David Lynch made quite a few local appearances during his visit for PAFA’s new retrospective of his work. He dined Thursday at Girasole on Broad and Pine and made a last-minute stop at PhilaMOCA on N. 12th ST., home of the “Eraserhead” mural. “I’ve had quite a bit of donuts,” said Lynch when asked about dining in Philly. Federal Donuts made Lynch-inspired sweets in honor of the occasion, including Blue Velvet and Good Coffee.
After his DJ set at Morgan’s Pier, ex-LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy visited Pub & Kitchen for a late bite.