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Replica of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car And ETV Car On Exhibit At The New York International Auto Show


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Dave DiEugenio And TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op in front of The ETV Car at thr New York International Auto Show















































Entertainment Attorney and Activist Deborah A. Sable and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op in front of the Exact Replica of The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car Exhibited at the NewYork International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center
















































Exact Replica of The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car Exhibited at the NewYork International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center


 










It was ten days of non-stop excitement, unmatched entertainment with over one thousand unbelievable cars as visitors from around the globe visited the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center from March 25th through April 3, 2016.

The 2016 New York International Auto Show showcased an incredible collection of cutting-edge car designs and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers featured the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars. Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks were on display at North America’s first and largest-attended auto show, which dates back to 1900.

I had the pleasure of interviewing two fascinating individuals about their unique cars. One was Dave DiEugenio from the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey about the extraordinary ETV Car and Entertainment Attorney Deborah A. Sable about an exact replica of The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car.

Members of the Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County are working to establish New Jersey’s first antique automobile museum. Although there are museums and attractions throughout New Jersey that have a number of antique cars, there isn’t one true antique car museum in the entire state. The Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey’s goal is to provide a facility that will display, preserve and educate the public about the automobile and how it shaped the growth of this country. In the interim, the members of the organization have a “museum on wheels” that visits schools, health care facilities and public functions to provide these opportunities.

For more information please visit their website at http://www.vintageautomuseum.org,

Another remarkable automobile was an exact replica of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car that was seen in the 1960’s Film starring Dick Van Dyke. Entertainment Attorney and Activist Deborah A. Sable revealed the story behind why the owner, Mr. Garofolo, hand built this car.

Some people know Long Islander Tony Garofalo as a retired New York City Police Department sergeant. Others know him as a Douglas Elliman real estate agent. Still others know him as the talented John Lennon impersonator/vocalist/guitarist from The Beatles tribute band he founded in 1991, “Strawberry Fields.”

But up until now, only a few insiders knew of Garofalo’s lifelong passion with the movie musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” starring Dick Van Dyke, after first seeing the premier of the film in 1968 with his mother, Anna Garofalo, at Radio City Music Hall.

Mr. Garofolo did complete the car which was exhibited at the 2016 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. The car was completed on June 30, 2015. The project took over 5 years to complete at a cost of over $100,000. The last finishing touch was installing retractable wings that fold out from under the car using two 12-volt actuators, just like in the film. Tony is continually asked; “does the car fly?” Now he says, “Yes! Ha!!”

For more information please visit
http://www.nychitty.com

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Cognac Wellerlane




GBK Lounge Interview with Stephanie Schuh Creator of "The Science of Eating"

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GBK Lounge Interview with Stephanie Schuh Creator of "The Science of Eating"



































Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at The GBK Lounge during New York Fashion Week




































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at The GBK Lounge during New York Fashion Week


During New York Fashion Week I visited the GBK lounge suites and had a chance to chat with many reps from different companies but one that was most interesting was  with Stephanie Schuh creator of "The Science of Eating."

Stephanie battled with her weight since she was around the age of 10 years old.  As a child, her parents worked all the time, Stephanie reveals, "My father was a dentist and my mother would assist him and run the business for him behind the scenes. Their office was built on the front of our home, so even though they were working, there was always someone at the house if I needed an adult. However, I was left to my own devices most of the time, and when I got bored I ate.

My mother did the grocery shopping and many times would allow me to go with her to pick out the food. Like most kids, I picked out the most sugary, fatty, over processed items I could find like sodas, candy, twinkies, pop tarts, sugar laden cereals, you name it, if it was bad for me, loved it!

My parents had me rather late in life, and I only had one brother who is 16 years older than I am, leaving me without anyone to run and play with. Once my parents would be done working at night they were tired, and my older brother was in college before I knew who he was, so this lifestyle left me planted in front of the TV with a bag of Doritos and a 16oz Pepsi frequently.  One salvation I had was my wonderful Aunt Fran who would come and stay with us and watch me swim for hours in our pool.  In the summers, because of this pool, I could take off a decent amount of weight, but once I became a teenager, my poor eating habits were showing on me more and more and I became rather insecure with myself.  To make matters worse, I would get terribly sick with bronchitis at least twice a year, I suffered with migraines and ulcers from the age of eleven, I had horrible allergies that plagued me all year long and my A.D.D. made it so I could barely retain any information in many of my classes in school.

To make matters worse, as we all know when you become even just a tad bit chubby, school kids can be excessively cruel, and many times I was bullied or teased because of my size.  I never felt like I fit in completely at school or at home, but I did find a wonderful group of friends who loved me for me, and I dearly love those girls for that!"



Her mission is How To Eat The Foods You Love & Lose Weight Fast Through Food Combining! Helping The World Lose Weight One Muffin Top At A Time!

For more information please visit http://thescienceofeating.com


Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Fashion and Red Carpet Events.



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Cognac Wellerlane

Circuit Intermezzo

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Stylist Patricia Parenti poses for a photo-op at Circuit Intermezzo





























This season UBM Advanstar aligned the women's, children's and Juniors fashion trade shows all on the same dates August 2-4, 2015 and all at Jacob Javits Center located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets in NYC. The shows featured trendy/classic fashions ranging from designer to contemporary price points. Some new trends I spotted are dark denim bell bottom or flared jeans in a high waist, A line skirts, fringe on everything from handbags to skirts in either real suede or ultrasuede. As always I interviewed new and up coming Handbag and Jewelry designers from the show section called  fraiche (meaning fresh) which is part of Accessorie Circuit because I thought they had new and unusual concepts compared to what I saw in the big designers. Yes this is me in the photo above dressed in the latest trends which is 1970's hippie era.

















































































































PALINA ROBSON
A line of bags and purse accessories made out of Salmon (fish) skin.

This is considered a sustainable by product of the food industry. Although its it's an alternative to exotic skin is still considered a luxury leather. In the country of Chili every idem is handmade piece by piece and it takes a very long time for each worker to complete. Many of the pieces are also hand painted and you can see the many colors the accessories are available in the top photo. You can custom order any of the combinations of colors in some of the bags online. Laptop, lipstick, card cases, party bags for cell phones, clutch bags  satchel totes are the styles they come in. 24K gold plate hardware and suede interiors as shown in the photos above make these bags worth their price of $700.00 - $1,500.00. To order www.paulinarobson.com







































































































RACHEL BROWN


This designer was introduced to me by my friend/industry pro Shelly Bromfield whom is heavily into the study of Kabbalah which is what this collection is all about. The meditations that are used everyday are expressed in the jewelry. Even though I have many Jewish friends and live in NYC I knew nothing about the meaning of Kabbalah so here is what it's all about- the spiritual love of the universe, This religion teaches you treat thy neighbor as thy self. All the metals used are in the purest forms meaning no manufactures sealants or chemical coatings. One of the ways Rachel got her line off the ground was designing bracelets for famous designer Donna Karen's store Urban Zen. Some fabrications used are unpolished buffalo vintage bracelets, Lucite wood cuffs and vintage rosary beads. It's all about unification, love thru self and no judgements and she used some of these meditations on crosses. I was told that the jewelry takes on the energy of the person wearing it for the metal turns either lighter or darker.  The collection can be ordered at www.rachelbrownjewelry.com




























































































































  LUXEOUT

Designers Berna Gabriel and Stephanie Raheb (in the top photo) said the meaning of their line is luxury redefined. They are showing the new look in jewelry which is minimal and that goes along with the clothing trend of the 1970's right now. This collection is made in sterling silver with stones such as cats eye that comes in yellow, blue, green, gray, pink and white that are handset. Some of the other stones used are CZ's and black spinnel (a natural black stone) that are cut like a diamond so it has lots of luster, shine and glimmers in it.  One of their specialties is flex wire bracelets plated in silver, vermeil, gold, rose gold and gunmetal. Their collection is all about layering and stacking the different styles.  Price points for this fine jewelry collection are $50.00-$650.00 and you can order at www.luxout.com

























































































AVINAS


All recycled sterling silver with 18k gold plating collection based in Switzerland but made in France. Again this is in the style of the new minimalist trend in jewelry that I see going on. Their are two collections in this line that were shown at Circuit. First the basic collection which is minimal and sophisticated in three different finishes of gold yellow, rose and white. These pieces are shown in the bottom photo. The next collection is cruise which is bohemian in feeling and has blackened silver inlays and turquoise stones featured in the top and middle photo. Overall the feeling of this line is free spirit and trendy.  This fine jewelry is priced from $100.00-$400.00 and can be ordered from www.avinasjewelry.com



Written by Patricia Parenti










Accessory Circuit Part Four

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THE THIRD PIECE
 
Carina the co-founder and owner started this line three years ago because she enjoyed knitting and started when she was thirteen years old. She came from a creative retail  management background and then started knitting headbands for fun. The other partner Kristen had a financial background and the company started when Carina went to her for advice on how to start a business. After that the two of them became partners; Thirteen people hand knit these beautiful, soft and luxurious scarves, hats, headbands and other winter accessories in the Boston area. The  merino  wool yarn used in production is also  manufactured by the owners and because of this their product will last for years and wear very  well. The colors are neutrals for Fall and jewel tones for Holiday. The styles are unique and interesting with a functional aspect to them such as scarves with big square pockets, pom poms on hats, hooded scarves and headbands that cover the ears. All are great to wear for winter sports for they keep you super warm outside. Notice the photo with their label has a pair of knitting needles under it.
www.the3rdpiece.com
 
PATRICIA ANN PARENTI
 
 

Accessory Circuit Part Three

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TWITTEN
 
Don't you just love this name for it  means  mittens for two holding hands as seen in the photo above. This style is hand made and an original concept by one of the owners for her and her husband in college at University of Pennsylvania so they could hold hands at football games and keep their hands warm. This is a hand made and fair trade line of winter knits  made in Peru that works with women's cooperatives. One of the groups they work with is Astistan's Initiative which consist of a group of women in the Andes  mountains that never learned to weave (which is their traditional village livelihood) so the company owners Connie and Jennifer started workshops that taught them how to knit. The collection is made up of such yarns as alpaca, alpaca blend, baby alpaca, and wool. Yarns used in this line don't pill (a subject close to  my heart since  most knits pill nowadays and you end up getting rid of the garment) because they are spun in Peru not in China. The styles range fro m classic to contemporary for women and kids  with a retail price range $22.00 - $59.00. www.thetwitten.com
 
 
 
PATRICIA PARENTI
 
 

Circuit Intermezzo

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Accessory Circuit and Intermezzo Collections trade show was held at The Jacob Javits Center in NYC April 27- 29, 2015. The show is put on by ENK for the wholesale fashion market for high end retail stores and websites. Fall/Winter clothing was shown but since it wasn't hot yet there was merchandise for spring/summer still available to buy also. Since capes are the hot look for fall I decided to wear the one my mother made in 1970 on her old Singer sewing machine to the show. Yes, that vintage 1970's look was all the rage being shown in the booths. Some key styles for Fall/Winter that I saw there were big heel and platform shoes/boots, gaucho pants, A-line skirts, big floppy oversize hats and long gloves to go with capes. Below are interviews of some of the lines I thought were relevant to the fashion of the season. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 METIER
 
 
The company name  means natural culture.  These handmade in Ecuador straw hats are natural luxury also. This is Ecuador's hidden secret for it's worldwide known that  most straw hats are from Panama. The weaving of the straw hats in this country is unique to UNESCO which  means Institutions of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The difference between these hats and other straw hats is that the straw is from leaves of the palm like plant Carludovica palmata and  made into the finest,  most resistant to earth's elements and had a very soft feel for a straw hat. These hats take over 20 steps to  make and and are crafted in the weavers home. This is why the price can be slightly higher than other "so called" hand made straw hats for m Central and South America. Sizes are small  to XXXL so they can fit all ladies and  men's  heads. Retail prices are $180.00 - $420.00 in USA dollars.  To order www. metiercrafts.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOSSANT
 
This French hat line was started in 1833 by Charles Mossant. Tony  Merenda revived this line that went out of business in the 1990's. He enjoys bringing back historic brands that lay dormant and give them life again. Tony has a thing for bringing back vintage hat companies and he started with the Christie's brand thru his friendship with Dorfman Pacific which is one of the largest hat conglomerates in USA. The fabrics used are unusual variations of wool felts extending into luxurious long hair wool felts with special treatment such as printing, deconstructing,  tied dye, airbrushing, dip dying and bleaching as seen in the photos above.  
 
Summer and winter fabrics are put together in this collection such as straw brims with wool crowns. All the hats have adjustable sweatbands so they fit all size heads. This line is for  men and women in such styles as Newsboys, Pork Pie, Fedora, Homberg and Rancher. Trims are necktie fabrics, grosgrain and  raw edges on hat bands that are frayed. The fall collection hits stores in August. For where to buy and  more  information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TWITTEN
 
Don't you just love this name for it  means  mittens for two holding hands as seen in the photo above. This style is hand made and an original concept by one of the owners for her and her husband in college at University of Pennsylvania so they could hold hands at football games and keep their hands warm. This is a hand made and fair trade line of winter knits  made in Peru that works with women's cooperatives. One of the groups they work with is Astistan's Initiative which consist of a group of women in the Andes  mountains that never learned to weave (which is their traditional village livelihood) so the company owners Connie and Jennifer started workshops that taught them how to knit. The collection is made up of such yarns as alpaca, alpaca blend, baby alpaca, and wool. Yarns used in this line don't pill (a subject close to  my heart since  most knits pill nowadays and you end up getting rid of the garment) because they are spun in Peru not in China. The styles range fro m classic to contemporary for women and kids  with a retail price range $22.00 - $59.00. www.thetwitten.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE THIRD PIECE
 
Carina the co-founder and owner started this line three years ago because she enjoyed knitting and started when she was thirteen years old. She came from a creative retail  management background and then started knitting headbands for fun. The other partner Kristen had a financial background and the company started when Carina went to her for advice on how to start a business. After that the two of them became partners; Thirteen people hand knit these beautiful, soft and luxurious scarves, hats, headbands and other winter accessories in the Boston area. The  merino  wool yarn used in production is also  manufactured by the owners and because of this their product will last for years and wear very  well. The colors are neutrals for Fall and jewel tones for Holiday. The styles are unique and interesting with a functional aspect to them such as scarves with big square pockets, pom poms on hats, hooded scarves and headbands that cover the ears. All are great to wear for winter sports for they keep you super warm outside. Notice the photo with their label has a pair of knitting needles under it.
www.the3rdpiece.com
 
 
PATRICIA ANN PARENTI
 
 

Platinum Blonde Hair is the Latest Trendy Hair Color For 2015

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Marilyn Monroe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The trendiest hair color  going into 2015 include ombré, platinum, babylights, dip-dyes and bright hues.

 
Take it from me darlings, Platinum blonde is not easy to have.  I have had it for twenty years.  I love it though.  There are some celebrities that have this wonderful color but look awful.  My favorites are Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Madonna who always look fabulous platinum blonde! The ultimate blonde of course was Marilyn Monroe. As you know everyone has a season of colors that you look good in those tones.  Winter, brights, red, purple, black and white are great for platinum blonde hair.  If you are autumn, red hair is usually an appropriate hair color. Warm tones like gold, rust, green and brown are complimentary.
 
 
 
 

My favorite of course is platinum.  Take a look at these fabulous photos of celebrities that wear platinumn well!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christina Aguilera
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gwen Stefani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madonna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lady Gaga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cognac Wellerlane
 
 
 
 
 
 
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