Society Confidential: Jeweler George Khalife's pink carpet gala fights breast cancer
George Khalifejoins “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign with gala
When the folks at the American Cancer Society asked celebrity jeweler George Khalife to participate in its annual “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign to fight breast cancer, George decided he wanted to up the game. “I figured I throw a lavish party to raise even more funds,” explains George. It’s a pink carpet gala featuring live entertainment, cocktails, and strolling supper from a number of top local restaurants including Adachi, Mandaloun Bistro, Mex, and Prime 29 to mention a few. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. George, who is known for creating exquisite jewelry that is regularly worn by famous celebrities, has a popular jewelry business, House of Fine Gold, with actress/singer Christina Milian. “Christina will be at the party,” says George. “It’s going to be a great event. Who knows who else will show up.” The party is Oct. 7 at Burton Manor in Livonia. Cameras start clicking at 4 p.m. Tickets are $250 VIP and $150 general admission. For tickets, text (248) 990-1935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATTHILDUR x Mark Keller gets new spot in Birmingham
After 10 successful years as a pop-up shop inside of Linda Dresner’s chic Birmingham boutique, MATTHILDUR x Mark Keller has moved into its own permanent location. You may remember Mark Keller from his eponymous progressive, cutting-edge clothing shop in Birmingham that was very popular from 1975 to 2000. Currently, he is a partner at MATTHILDUR, offering clothing for the modern woman from ages 30-85. “Our clothes go from casual to nicely dressed,” Keller explains. “Our customer is vibrant and takes chances. And we have the best sweaters.” The pop-up shop at Dresner was one week a month. The new space in Birmingham, that they share with photographer Laurie Tennent is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sexy Specs make a comeback
By now, you’ve probably seen the teaser billboards – “Sexy’s comin’!” Guess who it is. Former D.O.C. CEO Richard Golden is bringing Sexy Specs back to the limelight to sell exclusively at his 41 SEE stores across the country. Remember 20 years ago when Richard hit the ‘best commercial’ lottery with his Sexy Specs campaign, dressed in a motorcycle jacket and dancing with kids and people in the supermarket? “Today, 24 years from the time the Sexy Specs commercials first ran, there is rarely a day that goes by where someone doesn’t mention something about Sexy Specs when they see me walking around town. It’s unbelievable,” Richard says. The new “Sexy Specs” collection is an eclectic mix of bold, bright and unique shapes. The frames are all handcrafted and are made of the highest quality Italian acetate in one-of-a-kind colors created exclusively for SEE. They are also made in limited editions, meaning you won’t "see" yourself all over town.
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