What to Wear Boys’ Club New York Luncheon in Palm Beach

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So many Boys’ Club New York supporters are either wintering south or were willing to travel for today’s (Thursday, February 10th) fashionable affair at Club Colette in Palm Beach.

Philanthropically-minded friends naturally flock to celebrate the historic organization, founded in 1876 by E.H. Harriman as a place of refuge from the perilous city streets.

Today, 147 years later, Harrimans prescient vision remains resolute. BCNY offers high quality after school and weekend programming specifically developed to empower young men and boys on their journey.

Winning team of the Top Chef competition.

The rich programs are guided by BCNY’s 4Cs: Competent, Confident, Character-rich, and Connected.  These tenets are held dear and threaded through the curriculum whether art, robotics, cooking, career prep, aquatics, or vigorous sports activities.

In just a few hours, attendees and devotees of design will enjoy the good company of Stellene Volandes, Editor-In-Chief of  Town and Country, engage in a lively conversation with noted Interior Designer, Alessandra Branca.

Casa Branca’s favorite lil shopper, Lola, loves our pink performance stripe!

Recently Hilary and I discussed how luncheon fashion has changed, post Covid. Structured suits and sheaths have given way to a more relaxed silhouette, especially in Palm Beach.  We were inspired by Veronica Beard’s  collection which perfectly captures the joie de vivre of the times.  Midi lengths are here to stay (for now) and are a joy to wear with their flattering flow,  and a pretty platform mule for added height.  Bags of substance remain a sought after accessory for the chic set.  Here VB has partnered with Wicker Wings and Hereu, two brands with an artisanal story to share.

Dresses:  Veronica Beard  Julianna Embroidered  $698  /   Vixen Chain Print Dress $598   / Derby Paisley  $598    Accessories:  Cat Eye Sunglasses  $120  /  Pearl Luna Earrings  $285  /  Bonbon Bag  $330  /  Kauai Bag  $313  Shoes: Ganita Leather Sandals  $350  /  Dali Platform Sandals  $395

Hilary & KK at the BCNY Luncheon in 2019. Photo: Patrick McMullan

Hilary’s lifetime presence in PB, gives her a fashionable edge here: With the luncheon being held in Palm Beach, I immediately thought color — and these dresses fit the bill.  I must have Valentine’s Day on my mind as I was drawn to pinks and reds. A pretty neutral shoe and a stand-out bag finish the look.

Dresses: Chufy Miya Flutered  Sleeve  $480   /  Silvia Tcherassi Roopal Geometric Knotted  $980  /  ML Monique Lhuillier Pleated Belted  $650   Accessories:  Asha Tamarin Triple Mother Of Pearl  $495  /  Saint Laurent Cat Eye Sunglasses  $420  /  Valentino Garvani Rockstud Flap Shoulder  Bag  $1490  /  Valentino Garvani VLogo Shoulder Bag  $2850   Shoes: Loeffler Randall Camelia Knotted Sandals  $395  /  Tory Burch Plisse Wedge Sandals  $328

Abbie Baratta, Alice Ross, Tracey Huff, Betsy Pitts, Stephen Tosh, Travis Acquavella, Merrill Curtis, and Ferebee Taube.
Coralie Charriol Paul, Sarah Ayres, Gabrielle Bacon, Amy Griffin, and Nathalie Kaplan.
Tory Burch, Carolyn Dean, Dennis Basso, and Ashley McDermott.
Kazz Pinkhart and Crystal McCreary.
Nicole Hanley Pickett, Andrew and Kathy Thomas, and Susannah Kagan.
Anjali Melwani, Dennis Basso and friend, and Claudia Overstrom.
Jamee Gregory.
Debbie Bancroft, Calvert Moore, and Betsy Pitts.

The luncheon will fund programming including Harriman Base Camp where the boys overnight in summer, enjoying an adventure in the great outdoors while focusing  on community building, creating shared experiences, wilderness exploration and self-discovery.

We had the opportunity to visit the camp last spring, where naming opportunities are still available!

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