Wednesday, June 6, 2018

#WordlessWednesday recap coverage from @BellaNYCMag The #Beauty Issue with @MsAlexaJoel Cover Launch Party @LaPulperianyc


Happy Wordless Wednesday!

It is Wordless Wednesday across the interwebs - a day where you say it with pictures!

And I have just the set of pictures for your eyeballs today butterflies

A few days ago I attended the cover launch of the May/June 2018 Beauty Issue of BELLA New York Magazine with Alexa Ray Joel at the 57th street location of La Pulperia New York City Restaurant and it was LIT!

Me and my new Nikon are still getting acquainted so a mix of my best shots and some pro shots are included below:

Above: The Red Carpet Arrivals! Alexa Ray Joel being interviewed by ET - Entertainment Television - Photo Credit: Staten Arts Photography (BTW, Alexa's hair was done by Angelo David Salon - and you can search my archives to see just how much I love them!)

Above: Alexa Ray Joel holds up The May/June 2018 Beauty Issue of BELLA New York Magazine  - Photo Credit: Staten Arts Photography

Above: Left: Avanti Gupta, Bella Magazine's TV host interviews - Photo Credit: Staten Arts Photography

Above: Left: Alexa Ray Joel with her fiance Ryan Gleason (Right)  - Photo Credit: Staten Arts Photography

Above: Alexa Ray Joel and her mom Christie Brinkley remind me of me and mama butterfly! Just a regular day in NYC hitting the scene!  - Photo Credit: Staten Arts Photography
Above: You know I am loving this shot for the mix of posed and candid - I love how Alexa's mom Christie is taking her own photo on her cellphone. - Photo Credit: Staten Arts Photography

Above: Christie Brinkley outside of La Pulperia Restaurant in New York City  - Photo Credit: Staten Arts Photography

OK Butterflies, let's move away from The Red Carpet Arrivals and delve into the event details and venue a bit!

Above: Had to nab a shot of the pretty flowers - table settings included flowers, candles and copies of the May/June 2018 Beauty Issue of BELLA New York Magazine! And this shot was nabbed by me!

Above: We need to go over this Bar Menu because they were great! Prosecco DOC Prosecco, Beso Del Sol Sangria, White Sparkling, Rose Sparkling and Rose Still - these were sweet and normally my palette runs dry but I really liked these! I can see these complimenting so many picnics in the park this summer! Batiste Rhum (I rarely cheat on Bacardi - but this is definitely cheat worthy!), Reeds Ginger Beer and 1907 Water. The Drinks and service at La Pulperia were equally amazing.
Above: Gotta be quick to nab an appetizer in NYC!

Above: I didn't earn my nickame as #TheOfficialTwitterPartyDJ for nothing, I can't hit an event without taking a good DJ shot, here is a shot of DJ MUVEE in action! NY Editors can sometimes play cool at events, but I can tell you booties were moving, so props to the DJ!

Above: By the way I was not as close as the photo makes it look, so YAS to upgrading my camera and my lenses!

Above: I was totally living for Jonathan Calixto of BELLA New York Magazine's look, that jacket and those pants were FIRE! You can find Jonathan on Instagram at: @ThisisJCali


Events are mainly work for me, and half the time is spent trying to nab shots worthy of publication - this one brought me back to hanging out with friends just for fun and I had to remind myself I was technically at 'work'! and that is a very GOOD thing.

I met so many super nice folks and my only regret was not asking Alexa for a photo, I rarely do it, but she seemed super approachable and I was looking particularly cute that night and have no photo proof because I took none of me!

Readers: Pick up your copy of the May/June 2018 BELLA New York Magazine at your favorite news stand or check them out online at:

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  1. These photos are great, it is so nice when a daughter can follow in her mother's footsteps. I will try to keep up with her career.

  2. I LOVE Bella! It's one of my favorite magazines. That looks like it was an amazing time!

  3. That sounds like you had an awesome time at the launch! Love the pics you shared as well!

  4. What a fabulous experience. I love the photos, I don't follow along on the fashion side or beauty stuff, so having stuff like this to read ,helps me understand what's happening.

  5. As a Long Island girl I appreciate this glimpse into the life of Billy Joel’s daughter & ex-Wife. What a fun event!


  6. I LOOOOOOVE Bella! It's one of my favorite magazines!! It looks like a great event! Loved seeing your pictures!

  7. Wow! Sounds like this is a fun event. Christie Brinkley still looks amazing though!

  8. Looks like such a cool and fun event. I would love to see all the glamour and pretty dresses up close and personal!

  9. Looks like it was an absolutely fabulous event! It would have been very cool to go! Everyone's so stylish!

  10. Oh my! This event seems so nice. I'm glad you had a great time. Thanks for shairng! :)

  11. What a wonderful event to work at. I love all the photos and of course Christy Brinkley and her daughter. How Fun!!

  12. Gosh Alexa Ray Joel is gorgeous just like her mom Christie Brinkley! Awesome, fun photos!

  13. Oh what a fabulous event. Alexa and everyone looked so glamorous too!