March 2023

Love Heals Gets the Ultimate Birthday Gift: Donations for Over $300,000

Andrew Saffir, Charlotte Ronson, Hilary Rhoda, Daniel Benedict

Celebrities from all walks of entertainment joined in the celebration for the 20th anniversary of  13th annual Love Heals at Luna Farm event Saturday evening on July 9, 2012. The event brought out stars like designer Rebecca Minkoff, pianist Chloe Flower, news anchor Chris Wragge and Kelli Delaney, to name a few. While munching on Southern BBQ and sipping on summer cocktails by Patron, celebs also danced all night long with tunes from DJ Kiss.

Rebecca Minkoff

All through the night, hosts Hilary Rhoda, Charlotte Ronson, Andrew Saffir, and Daniel Benedict mixed with co-founder Dini von Mueffling, Niche Media’s Samantha Yanks, as well as friends for a spectacular night.

And all was for a good cause as The Alison Gertz Foundation raised over $300,000 with the help of its 650 guests. Founded in 1992 to carry on the memory of late AIDS activist Alison Gertz, the organization aims to empower and encourage youth advocacy against HIV/AIDS with proper educational tools and community outreach.

Love Heals birthday bash was a success with the help of Patron Birthday Splash, Luna Farm Refresher, and Healing Touch and all the wonderful celebs who contributed to such a noteworthy cause.

Dini von Mueffling

Transitional Dressing – Shoshanna Gruss Must Haves (Summer to Early Fall)

As summer comes to an end, feel beautiful and confident as the season transitions into colder temperatures. Here are some of my wardrobe and beauty must have’s for the upcoming season. And remember, don’t be afraid to experiment – trust your instincts and find what works for you!

· Look 1: Sweater Dress – A short sweater dress is a staple piece for your transitional wardrobe. Try the Shoshanna Olive ¾ sleeve merino wool and silk combo dress, and match it with a great Leopard bag like this Jerome Dreyfuss Billy Large Shoulder Bag. Ankle boots are perfect to pair with your short dresses as we get into September – save skin tight boots for winter weather. These lace up chunky heels by Madison Harding are a perfect example.

Buy Now, Shoshanna Pleated Sweater Dress, $375
Buy Now, Jerome Dreyfuss Billy Large Shoulder Bag, $1,892
Buy Now, Madison Harding “Ethel” Desert Booties, $300

· Look 2: Lace – Lace is a big trend this Fall. This classic Shoshanna shift silhouette, enhanced with an overlay of black floral lace and a prettily scalloped hem works for day and night. Wear it to work with a lightweight black crepe blazer like this one by Vanessa Bruno then dress it up with a gorgeous Edie Parker clutch for a night out! The Laura clutch in an ocean pearlescent and amethyst mica stripes paired with the Nicholas Kirkwood Erdem Printed Crepe Platform Pump compliments the dress perfectly.

Buy Now, Shoshanna Lace Dress, $395
Buy Now, Vanessa Bruno Tie Front Crepe Blazer, $702
Edie Parker Lara Clutch, $1,295
Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Printed Crepe Platform Pump, $860

· Look 3: Prints – Start to bring out your rich fall prints like the Shoshanna La Dolce Vita cascading front dress. This dress has the perfect combination of warm and cool colors that get you in the mood for Fall. Style it with a chunky statement necklace. Dannijo has some of my favorite Fall jewelry this year! This bib necklace can be paired with almost everything in my closet. The citrine stones and pearl beads give just the right amount of color to the antique brass chain. Pull the whole look together with these black Proenza Schouler multi-strap suede sandals with geometric cutouts.

Buy Now, Cap-Sleeve Cascade Dress, $375
Buy Now, Proenza Schouler Multi-Strap Sandal, $1,170
Buy Now, Dannijo Bib Necklace, $656

· My Perfect Makeup– Keep your summer tan glow with the Shoshanna “3 X A Charm” luminizer, bronzer, blush trio from my best friend Charlotte Ronson’s new cosmetic line exclusively at Sephora. It’s a whole new wardrobe for your cheeks: mix and match this trio of colors to create a range of looks. Each features LFT™ (Light Filter Technology) to automatically adjust its pigments based on your lighting. The result is the perfect glow under any light, day or night. Made with long-lasting, jet-milled talc, these three silky powders glide on evenly to create a natural, healthy-looking glow. Moisturizers and vitamins calm and soothe thirsty skin. This Trio brings out a fresh glow—and offers multiple ways to transition your own look. I love her whole collection and the lip gloss named after Charlotte’s sister Samantha is simple enough to wear and has just the right amount of color. Don’t forget your lashes! My go-to mascara is Lancome Hypnose – it wraps lashes one luxurious layer at a time without smearing, smudging or clumping!

Buy Now, 3 X A Charm Luminizer, Blush, Bronzer, $28
Buy Now, HYPNÔSE Custom Volume Mascara, $25
Buy Now, A Perfect Kiss Lip Gloss, $14

You can also find Shoshanna at:

Wood Bead Beach Bag by Shoshanna Made with Love for Charlotte Ronson, $154

Charlotte Ronson ToteWood Bead Beach Bag by Shoshanna Made with Love for Charlotte Ronson

  • Tie-dye and wood
  • Medium-size tote perfect for the beach
  • Shoshanna Gruss and Charlotte Ronson collaboration
  • Limited edition
  • 1960s-inspired design
  • Bright and bold for summer fun

Buy Wood Bead Beach Bag by Shoshanna Made with Love for Charlotte Ronson, $154, at Charlotte Ronson Stores

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Charlotte Ronson Dietrich Instep Two-Piece Sandals, $119


Charlotte Ronson Dietrich Instep Two-Piece Sandals

• Two-piece canvas sandals
• Lace-up closure
• 1″ cork platform
• 4″ cork heel
• Faux-leather lining and sole
• On-trend military style
• Khaki color works with any outfit

Buy Charlotte Ronson Dietrich Instep Two-Piece Sandals, $119, at

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