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André Leon Talley at NJPAC’s Annual Spring Luncheon

André Leon Talley at NJPAC’s Annual Spring Luncheon

On May 7, #HipNJ‘s most stylish women attended the Women’s Association of NJPAC’s Annual Spring Luncheon & Auction. “The First Tuesday in May” fete drew over 560 attendees who were eager to salute the Women’s Association 25 years of service and $52 million raised for arts education. Headed by event Co-Chairs, Deborah Q. Belfatto and Faith Taylor, the WA’s tradition of success continued with $280,000 raised.

As guests approached the Prudential Center stage, they were greeted with a dazzling display of cherry blossoms (a hallmark of Newark!) and a plated lunch of fresh spring specialities.

The awe-inspiring moments didn’t stop there. In between performances and networking, hearts were warmed by the words of Savion Glover, NJPAC’s Dance Advisor, who shared stories about his mother Yvette, recipient of the Ronnie Goldberg Award.

The mood then turned electric when the day’s featured guest, Vogue fashionista and industry scribe André Leon Talley, took the stage. He talked about growing up in the segregated South and how he ascended in the fashion industry, working alongside the likes of Diana Vreeland, Andy Warhol and Anna Wintour. Afterwards, he took photos with his adoring fans.

Talley spoke to #HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino about his appreciation for the WA’s mission.

“I’m very grateful to be here for the 25th annual spring luncheon and auction. I think it’s for a very, very worthy cause. Everything here is very calm and elegant…everything in life should be that way.”

For more information, visit NJPAC.org.

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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