Fashion spotlight on local non-profits
In order to shine the spotlight on local non-profits, we invited representatives from six organizations to join us for a red-carpet-ready photo shoot at the recently renovated Bedford Playhouse. Our models were dressed in high-wattage finery from local shops. The 71-year-old playhouse, now home to the Clive Davis Arts Center, sparkled as brightly as our stars did.
Produced by Jennifer Moore Stahlkrantz
Photographed at the Bedford Playhouse by Rana Faure and Teddy Telles
Styled by Kathleen Usherwood
Hair by Carla Bonacci at Bedford Village Hair Design
Makeup by Bianca Darminio at The Beauty Beee
Flowers by Bedford Village Flower Shoppe
Production assistance by Monica Palucci
Friends of John Jay Homestead
As executive director of Friends of John Jay Homestead, Emily Grand oversees a diverse calendar of programming and works collaboratively with New York State partners to provide the community with experiences rooted in the heritage of the homestead’s founder, John Jay. The Friends of John Jay Homestead, a non-profit organization, raises funds and offers programming to support the State Historic Site, and is currently engaged in a house restoration project to restore Jay’s Bedford house, a National Historic Landmark. Grand and her husband live in Bedford with their three children. Her gown is from Elephant’s Trunk, Mt. Kisco, earrings from Bijou, Katonah, and her bracelet is from Via Michele, Mt. Kisco.
Katonah Museum of Art
After years of service on the ethics, governance, and executive committees of the Katonah Museum of Art, Debbie Mullin became president of the board of trustees in 2016. A longtime resident of Pound Ridge where she and her husband raised their children, she says, “It is a joy and a privilege to be part of the rich cultural scene of northern Westchester and to steward an organization that brings creativity, art, and ideas to our beautiful and diverse community.” Mullin is wearing a gown and jewelry from Helen Ainson, Darien, and shoes from Off Fifth, Stamford.
From Bedford 2020’s very founding in 2009, James (“Jim”) Wood has been an advocate for and board member of the organization dedicated to reducing the town’s carbon emissions by 20 percent before the year 2020. During this time, he has chaired the nominating committee and served on the business and agricultural task forces. Wood lived at Braewold Farm on Wood Road for more than 80 years and together with his wife, Twink, raised their two children in that magical little corner of Bedford. He is wearing a tuxedo from Elephant’s Trunk, Mt. Kisco, and a bow tie from Brooks Brothers, Stamford.
Pound Ridge Historical Society
In the wake of Hiram Halle’s postwar heyday in Pound Ridge, Ebie Wood’s family moved to Pound Ridge and settled into some of the local benefactor’s iconic homes. She went on to work for Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate as an agent and the manager of the firm’s Pound Ridge office for 48 years. Now retired, she serves as president of the board of the Pound Ridge Historical Society where her razor sharp memory of 20th century small-town life (she clearly remembers when the Bedford Playhouse first opened) and her ability to rally enthusiasm for all things Pound Ridge are priceless. Her gown, shawl, and jewelry are all from Helen Ainson, Darien.
Caramoor As CEO of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Jeff Haydon enjoys bringing the inspiration of music to audiences of all ages. Haydon has worked closely with Caramoor’s leadership to deepen relationships with more audiences in the community and to revitalize this world-class gem, including investing nearly $40 million into its endowment, adding new programs, restoring and improving buildings, and beginning to revitalize its gardens. Haydon, who moved from Ojai, California, to Katonah in 2012 with his wife, Kathryn, and son, Christopher, is dressed entirely in a wardrobe from Elephant’s Trunk, Mt. Kisco.
After volunteering for an assignment to support the renaissance of the Bedford Playhouse, Lindsay Cain Hearon, a seasoned entrepreneur, was asked to join the new not-for-profit arts house team as director of marketing. “The new Bedford Playhouse will bring such dynamic programming to our community,” the Bedford mother of two says. “Being part of the team that helps spread the word and plans unique speakers, screenings, and events is a natural fit for me.” Hearon is dressed in an evening gown from Richards, Greenwich, earrings from Helen Ainson, Darien, and a white gold bracelet from Bijou, Katonah. Her clutch is from Elephant’s Trunk, Mt. Kisco.