What to Wear to Play for P.I.N.K.

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Play for Pink Millbrook.

Play for P.I.N.K. is a Grand Slam of an idea. Created 30 years ago by Laura Lassman at a single country club, it has grown into a major fundraising tool with 100% of the capital raised supporting Breast Cancer Research. Overall, the organization has raised over $62 million and supports 23 scientists.

I was originally introduced to the event at the Millbrook Golf and Tennis by its founder, Beth Ledy. Lorna Graev, a Board of Advisory member at Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Deborah Krulowetch, Secretary of BCRF, aided Beth in putting together a fabulously fun event. Deborah also assisted Evelyn Lauder in founding BCRF. Sarah Stack, Korky Podanincky and Jennifer Updike rounded out the working committee and voila, an important annual event was born.

Last year Lorna & Garry Graeve kicked off Play for P.I.N.K. Millbrook with a drinks party.
L. to r.: The hosts with the most, Lorna and Larry Graev; Fernanda Kellogg and Barbara Tober.
Beth Ledy, Lorna Graev, Deborah Krulewitch, and Stephanie Hamburger, Executive Director of Play for Pink.
Myra Biblowit and Lorna Graev.

Beth explained the format, “In a normal year we play 9 holes of golf or a round robin tennis tournament and then lunch for 150 in the clubhouse.  In the last 5 years we have raised about $300,000.” Bravo!

The girls go all out to decorate the clubhouse.
Millbrook G&T.

The G&T, as it is known, was founded in 1900. The club house was added a few years later, built for a wedding of Andrew Carnegie’s daughter Margaret.

Andrew Carnegie, with wife Louise and daughter Margaret.

Instead of COVID cancelling this year’s festivities, PFP is going virtual with a cocktail gathering generously hosted by Donald and Barbara Tober.

Tune in to see the Tober’s iconic Yellowframe Farm, a spectacular property set in the rolling hills of Millbrook horse country. As lifelong riders, the couple has left an indelible impression on the equestrian community as well as generously supporting a multitude of philanthropic organizations over many years.

Barbara and Donald Tober at Yellow Frame Farm.

A great place to roost.

As consummate collectors, the farm showcases a sculpture collection, surprising and delightful.

You can sign up to join the celebration, or simply donate. But don’t miss the fabulous assembly of auctions items. Your donation will be matched by 50%!

The auction items include a Millbrook-centric collection of opportunities. Sporting Clays at Mashomack, Golf at Silo Ridge, six days in Argentina (yes the world is going to open up!)  Please be generous.

What to wear to a virtual pink party? We found a treasure trove of tops that would look smashing with white pants and statement earrings.

Tops: Kobi Halperin Ruffle Silk Blouse, $113 / Essential Antwerp Polka Dot Blouse, $97. Bottoms: Theory Flare Pants, $295 / Joan Vass Cropped Pants, $187. Accessories: Lele Sadoughi Chandelier Earrings, $206 / Rebecca De Rawenel Silk-Blend Earrings, $295 / Valentino Raffia and Leather Pouch, $550 / Cult Gaia Beaded Box Clutch, $378. Shoes: Aquazzura PVC & Leather Wedges, $187 / Aquazzura Gin Metallic Espadrilles, $650.

KK & Rocky off to the PFP drinks 2019.

Fragrant florals have perennial pizazz …

Zimmerman Asymmetric Silk Blouse, $288
L’Agence Rose Print Silk Blouse, $375

We have been tracking the fall trends and “Slinky” is showing up quite a bit.

Cinq a’ Sept Sakura Silk Top, $295

As is the “Sultry Lingerie” style.

Cami NYC Silk Organza Blouse, $79

Hilary, our style muse, is always in the pink. NB: From the 1500’s the idiom expressed “embodiment of perfection.”

Hilary at the Newport Antique Show.

“Pink is a flattering color for every skin tone. It can be sophisticated and fun. I found these dresses which are feminine and wearable. It is also the perfect occasion to wear a white dress with bold pink earrings that can clearly be seen as you raise your glass to cheer PFP during virtual cocktails.”

Dresses: Misa LA Ruffled Floral, $312 / Parker Eyelet Modi, $378 / Misa LA Oona Midi, $304. Accessories: Elizabeth Cole Circle Drop Earrings, $168 / Rebecca De Ravenel Frangipani Earrings, $275. Shoes: Jimmy Choo Leather Sandals, $750.

And don’t waggle, you can pick your sweet spot for your own Play for Pink — whether it is tennis, golf, equestrian events, pickle ball (must change name!), or croquet. It is so much fun with the skillful staff  at Play for Pink supporting your effort with helpful tools and decades of experience.

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