STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) recently celebrated its Annual Awards Great Gatsby Gala at the Vanderbilt in South Beach, and the styles did not disappoint with the Great Gatsby-themed attire.
Ladies donned below knee-length drop waist dresses with a loose, straight fit, glittering with beads, sequins, metallic thread, velvet, ruffled skirts and tiered layers, while some of the gents wore spiffy period suits with argyle socks and sharp headwear. There were short bobbed hairstyles with feathers galore!
There was even a “Best Dressed” contest, judged by Boutique Boutique’s owner, Terri Cote, and HGTV’s Eriv Eremita, with top honors going to AIleen Fuchs, CEO of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Livingston.
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Michael and Justine Montalbano of Team Logic IT.
Eric Eremita of HGTV, Aileen Fuchs, president and CEO of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and Terri Cote, owner of Boutique Boutique.
Mark Intoccia and Amanda Intoccia Mark’s Bake Shop.
Louise and Joseph Zichitella looking gorgeous.
Cory Schifter of Casale Jewelers, Chad Reyes of Lions Pride and Eric Eremita of HGTV.
Councilman Steve Matteo and Cesar Claro of the SIEDC.
Pamela Columbia, Terri Cotte, Dana Melissinos-Volini, Regina Boukhvalova Dasaro.
Teresa and David Rampulla of FerryAds.
Staten Island Advance/Dr. Gracelyn Santos
Dr. Lou DeSantis sings a duet with Madison L’Insalata, Miss Staten Island, at the Christmas Show at the St. George Theatre.
Kerry and Dan Ryan of the Staten Island Advance.
Eric Emerita of HGTV, Chef Dom Tesoriero, Pam Silvestri of the Staten Island Advance.
Kathleen Francis, Angelica Mroczek, Tatiana Mroczek, and John Crowdell, after a discussion of the Curtis High School International Baccalaureate Program on CTV.
A stunning, golden stilt walker at the SIEDC gala.
Gina Gutman of SIEDC, Carol Decina of National Grid, Jodi Guagliardo of SIEDC.
HGTV’s Eric Eremita and James Pearson of LDI Color Toolbox.
Lenore Schwartz of Total Electric.
Evett Shulman, Lenore Schwartz, David Sorkin, Orit Lender, Arlene Sorkin, Katia Gordon, Rob Myers, Gail Castellano, John Castellano.