Jacquelyn West and Natasha Penzo, co-chairs of Boobyball 9. Story by Carole Park. Photography by Natalie Castellino.
Disco balls, big hair and sequins were de rigueur at Studio 54, so it was no surprise to see all of the above in abundance at Boobyball 9: FLASH in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. On Saturday night, the Kool Haus was transformed into a 54-worthy venue for an evening that would have made Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager a bit envious. A tall, tanned blonde wearing nothing but silver pasties and a thong served sparkling rosé to arriving guests, while photo-op areas framed the venue’s perimeter—one couldn’t help feeling as though the paparazzi was around at all times.
All that seemed to be missing was a crescent moon with a silver spoon and having someone ride in on a white horse.
Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger and Diana Vreeland couldn’t make it, but there was no shortage of party-goers going all out for their 15 minutes. Spotted were co-chairs Jacquelyn West in Hervé Léger and Natasha Penzo in Joeffer Caoc. Ainsley Kerr, co-chair and event specialist for Rethink Breast Cancer, looked like a dancing queen in her flowing pink mini-dress, while blogger-about-town Nolan Bryant channeled classically chic Halston in a grey turtleneck and jacket.
Other notable attendees included co-chair Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, honorary co-chair Sarah O’Regan, Rookie Blues actor Greg Smith, and a stylish senior Rethink group, which included Alison Gordon, MJ DeCoteau, and Lindsay Grange.
The Boobyball was founded in 2002 by Amanda Blakley and Ashleigh Dempster, (also co-founders of The Society Global), to raise funds and awareness in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. The goal of this year’s event? $140,000, which brings the total raised by Boobyball since its inception close to $1 million. We’ll toast to that.
Below, some looks we liked at Boobyball 9.
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