Quaker Oats chose to feature me in their national ad campaign for being the epitome of their vision of physical fitness and healthy living. I work out regularly, eat well consume the highest quality best performing nutritional supplements and then top it off with a breakfast of Quaker Oats (which I cook). They say it is a "digestive do-gooder" "giver of energy" and a "helper of hearts"! Amazing to hear from people all over the country who saw me in Family Circle, Martha Stewart and Homes & Gardens magazines January issues.
I was meeting Ellen Swandiak, editor-in-chief of Hob Nob magazine for the first time at Bergdorf Goodman’s in the purse department. As I walked to the entrance, I saw cameras, lights, and action on the sidewalk. I went into the revolving door grabbed Ellen and back out we dashed to become part of the scene. The artist of the papier mache’ New York scene window was being interviewed and there he and I were being photographed together with Ellen clicking away too.
Ellen, a gorgeous blonde, and I were in instant “like” as I posed, greeted and interacted with the gathering huge crowd all of whom wanted to take photos too. It was all so glamorous and romantic each window a wintry spectacle. The theme is Love Letters to seven cultural institutions in New York City. I am dressed in winter white to compliment my favorite window of Swarovski crystal-encrusted dinosaur skeletons.
Manhattan’s most spectacular holiday displays are all on view through Christmas……an age-old-tradition portraying glittering wonderlands, holiday stories and the feelings of nostalgia. The fun is of course the hustle and bustle of New Yorkers mingling with tourists all clamoring to get a clear view. I would not miss this season cheer for the world. Run don’t walk!
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The e mail from my talent agency informing me i was “selected” for the PRODUCT (RED) ad campaign made me jump up and down with excitement. My call time was 7:15 A.M.. I am very conscientious and punctual so my night’s sleep was light, alarm set, hair washed the night before, clothes laid out and fresh no make up face ready to go.
I arrived to a warm and smiling greeting from the make up artist and hair stylist with whom in my limited experience had worked with before…..that in itself was shocking and a sign that this was going to be a fantastic experience!
I greeted the photographer, production people, and crew. Everyone was so up beat friendly, caring and attentive……I loved it!
The team, makeup, hair and wardrobe transformed me into a red-lipped, cheerful looking regular plainer version of myself woman. My action role was to hold an i phone with mophie and take selfies with funny whimsical faces. The photographer clicked away I moved, mugged, and made it happen! Everyone was excited and smiling so I knew the image was captured and the Product (RED) ad campaign with my image (amongst others) was on its way.
I can not share the feeling I had the moment I saw my image up on a huge billboard in Times Square.Read More
I loved participating in Fashion For Action and so appreciated all the time, effort and coordination that went into making this event successful. I am a veteran as I curated a closet last year raising money for AIDS awareness and providing meals for people who are homebound!
I was so flattered when @robinBarondesign asked me to participate as a “guest suspect” for the event Mystery by Design to benefit KIDS NEED MORE. A short film was showed explaining and demonstrating where the evenings proceeds will be earmarked. The money raised will go to create a unique camp experience , At Camp Adventure, for children with cancer and their siblings. To have one week where they forget their illness and be like other children. The film was moving and people attending responded with generosity.
I donated a one-of-a -kind cuff bracelet, my assemblage art for the occasion.
The fun part was dressing up! I wore a yellow corduroy beaded evening gown that had been given to me by famed interior designer, Michael Tavano who had purchased this treasure 25 years ago. I visited him one weekend this past summer at his country home. After a cup of tea he disappeared into his basement and came up the stairs holding a magnificent ensemble which had been worn to the Inaugural Ball of Jackie and Jack Kennedy. I dropped my clothes to the kitchen floor slipped into it and boom it was reincarnated fitting me perfectly. I felt like a regal princess all evening accessorized with long white kid leather gloves and silk 5o’s shoes and steel beaded purse. So Purely Patricia!
I loved being on the Age For Fashion Panel, one of the many events of Fashion Week BK, last night at Borough Hall with other IG influencers, fashion enthusiasts and models. The talk was designed to bring awareness to age in fashion and break the stereotype that fashion is just for the young. The audience was attentive to my point of view and my well known quote "My spirit is timeless therefore my age does not matter. Live life Be Yourself!"
On August 30th it was a colorful high spirited group of people to shop, mingle, and come together to raise awareness for HIV Aids and to meet and greet each other!
On Easter Sunday I paraded on 5TH Avenue in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral displaying my very first hand made Easter Bonnet with all of the trimmings on it. Butterflies on springs, bumble bees on wire and paper flowers on colorful pipe cleaners. They all bobbed up and down as Howard and I were photographed strolling down the Avenue!
Being photographed by Mark was so easy and so much fun......he is genius at capturing the moment and composing the picture to perfection.......here he captures me in a rare moment of relaxation.