Last Night's Parties: Selita Ebanks Rips The Runway, Oscar Viewers Get Fashionable

by Mara Siegler · February 28, 2011

    New Yorkers came out to watch the Oscars in style, Keri Hilson performed during a runway show,  Abigail Breslin hung out with Alicia Keys, Tenjune revealed its new look and more. Find out what happened this weekend!


    Where: W Union Square

    Who Was There: Kristian Laliberte, Carol Han, Jonathan Simkhai, Dane Cohen, Kate Hall, Lijun Li, Jess Cole, Kendall Bieselt, Jonathan Levy, Julie Lin, Jessica Pilot, Lisa Dionisio, Timo Weiland.

    Other Details: Guests enjoyed champagne, twizzlers, popcorn, and free hand massages from Bliss Spa. There was plenty of "OMG, I can't believe she's wearing that," when it came to Oscar fashion. Kristian Laliberte, “Milk&Mode” blogger Carol Han,  Timo Weiland and Jonathan Simkhai held a panel to judge the best and worst dressed. Tweeted: "W/@ oscar party w/ @ on the fashion panel. Nobody likes penelope cruz or natalie portman's dresses here!" Poor pregnant Portman just can't get it right.  Be sure to check out more photos HERE.

    BET 2011 Rip The Runway

    Where: The Manhattan Center

    Who Was There: Selita Ebanks, Keri Hilson, Wiz Khalifa, Melanie Fiona, Angel Lola Luv, Miguel, Fabolous, Carlee Zipp, New Boyz,  LaToya Glenn, Paul Cain, DJ Four Five, Foxy Brown

    Other Details: Keri Hilson and  Wiz Khalifa took the stage at the 7th annual Rip the Runway show. Fabolous, Lloyd, Melanie Fiona, Miguel and “Backseat” rappers New Boyz also performed. Host Seltia Ebanks looked sexy in a tight pink dress, as did the models who walked the runway in looks from Rachel Roy, Tennille White, LaQuan Smith, Man vs. Machine, Lila Nikole and WISB “Way It Should Be.” [Via]



    Where: Crosby Street Hotel

    Who Was There: Abigail Breslin, Alicia Keys, Nas Dean, John McEnroe, Daniel Flaherty, Edie Falco, Mariska Hargitay, Mary Alice Stephenson, Gregg Bello, Jack Barker, Ali Wentworth

    Other Details: Johnny Depp didn't make the screening of Rango, but Abigail Breslin was in the house. Abigail plays Priscilla, a cactus mouse,  in the movie about a chameleon with aspirations to be a  swashbuckling hero but instead finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits. [Via]

    Tenjune Unviels Its New Look

    Where: Tenjune

    Who Was There: Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum, Fabolous

    Other Details: Tenjune showed off its new look, complete with illuminated light boxes with imagery of magazine pin-up girls, lions, gorillas, skeletons and hot air balloons, acting as interactive wallpaper that wraps around the dance floor. Fabolous performed as guests popped magnums of champagne.


    Where: Pacha NYC

    Who Was There: Hailey Glassman, Adam Barta, Eric Kelly, Kim G, Tom Murro, Rebeca M, Sam Spiessbach, Sara Wich, Tom Miller

    Other Details: Hailey Glassman, who has horrible taste in men, celebrated her 24th birthday at Pacha.   Glassman previously made headlines by dating Jon Gosselin and then having a messy public break up. The party seems like it was super classy. Kim G, the crazy lady from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, blogged about it saying that a lot of the names on their list couldn't get into VIP and they had to pay $60 to get in. Plus there was this:

    "Michael Lohan was also part of the VIP invite list and through a source close to him was quoted as saying “I love Hailey like a daughter and wouldn’t miss her party for the world.” Well guess what? He was MIA. Missing in Action. And what’s more, he was given a first class ticket to NY, all expenses paid. And he still didn’t show up. I guess he really doesn’t love her too much as a daughter, huh?"

    Like I said, classy.

    The Oscar Party, Hosted by The American Cancer Society and Royale Marketing

    Where: 25 Little West 12th Street

    Who Was There: Gary Spencer, Victor Sabido, Sean McClure, Jaya McClure, Zahra Luciano, Sameer Qureshi, Tamara Ehlin, Charles Mallea, Antje Waterman, Simon Rost, Anna Wengel, Doriet Fischer, Diana Lyn, Jody, Gary Spencer

    Other Details: Attendees dined on a three course dinner while watching the ceremony at this black tie event. After the meal, there was a live auction with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.