Three hundred fans of fashion and fun attended an event with Kristen Taekman, of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” and South Florida celebrity DJ Vinny Vinsane to usher in the holiday-shopping season.
Chic Boutique Fashion in Jupiter’s Harbourside Place served as the site of the afternoon affair on Saturday, Dec. 3. In addition to the store’s high-end couture, four vendors—La Forma athletic wear, Lauren Cecchi New York handbags, LOVEthirteen by Heather Wells (a jewelry line) and Taekman’s Pop of Color nail polish—set up gift booths.
“People actually flew in for this event,” said luxury event planner Brian Kelly, of Ticket2Events, which presented the event. “They wanted to meet Kristen and Vinny.”
Several fans of the reality TV shows came to browse the racks and get their photos taken red-carpet style.
“I’m loving it here,” Taekman said, wearing a strappy black-and-gold romper and high heels, noting she is not missing the colder climes in Manhattan. “Florida’s a great place to be in general.”
She was at the event to promote her cosmetics brand, as well as her lifestyle blog, Last Night’s Look. The mother of two appeared on Bravo’s “Housewives” for two seasons.
“It was an awesome, awesome experience,” she said. “It’s like a sorority, and it stays with you in a great way.”
DJ Vinny Vinsane (real name Vinny Ventiera)—who fills the Delray Beach restaurant Salt7 and other venues with heart-pounding music—made a name for himself by appearing on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise.”
“This is not something I usually do – women’s fashion – but it’s kind of nice,” he says. “There are a lot of pretty ladies here.”
He didn’t hook up with a bachelorette on either show and remains single and looking.
“She had a change of heart,” he says of the woman he was interested in on season three of “Bachelor in Paradise.” “So I walked off the show. I’m a believer in that everything happens for a reason.”
See photos from the Chic Boutique Fashion event, below:
Lead photo: Sean Koski (left) and Brian Kelly (right), of Ticket2Events, with Kristen Taekman, of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City,’ Lisa Giresi, of Chic Boutique Fashion, and celebrity DJ Vinny Vinsane
(Photos by Amy Woods/Jupiter Magazine)