Last night, Cipriani 42nd Street played host to a dazzling crowd of philanthropic New Yorkers, all of whom gathered for a night of recognition and celebration held in honor of the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala. Despite the gruesome weather, the annual star-studded affair managed to gather a several dozen Manhattan socialites— namely Theophilus London, Michelle Harper,John Demsey, and New York Giants pro Justin Tuck— top fundraisers, and even a pack of gorgeous models that included Hilary Rhoda, Selita Ebanks, and Jessica White.
Although the beautiful ladies have attended their fair share of stylish gatherings throughout the past week of exclusive Fashion Week parties, they were all smiles as they walked the red carpet for the longstanding charity event.
” I’ve been involved with the organization since a friend of mine brought me to the event five years ago,” said Hilary. “I was really touched by all of the speeches and the stories told by the kids, so I got involved, and I’ve been involved ever since.”
In fact, even five years later, those speeches are still Hilary’s favorite part about attending the gala. “I love when the kids speak!” added Hilary, who wore a stunning navy and cobalt J. Mendel gown. “For each gala, there is usually one that the organization puts the spotlight on, and they’ll share all of the things the kids have succeeded in and done. I always love to hear about all of the things that they’re passionate about; it’s very touching.”
Victoria’s Secret model Lindsay Ellingson was also on hand for the elegant dinner and live auction event, arriving on the red carpet with an enviable sun-kissed glow thanks to her recent time spent in Turks and Caicos for the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Swim shoot.
” It was honestly one of the best shoots ever,” Lindsay told us. “I was in the pool for most of the day doing video shoots, and doing the VS Swim 2013 video that will be online. It was so much fun; I got to spend time swimming around and I was basically in the middle of the ocean for the shoot. We even got to do some underwater shots, which was actually really scary for me, because I had never done them before. So, it was definitely a challenge, but I had a lot of fun.”
Aside from the shoot though, Lindsay has also been preparing for the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airing this December.
“I started this new workout with Ballet Beautiful, which was started by a professional ballerina. I started working with her privately, doing hour long workouts, because I found that at a lot of places that I had gone to they really tried to bulk you up, and I’m more into looking toned and healthy. Now, my trainer does exactly that. If I want to tone my gluts, or my inner thighs, she’ll target and tone the muscles that I want, and elongate them at the same time.”
On top of the intense workout, Lindsay is also sticking to nutritious meals to stay svelte for the live runway appearance. “I’ve never been into diets, so I’m really just trying to incorporate more healthy foods and more green vegetables, which are really great for my skin. I’m also drinking a lot of green juices as well.”
We knew those models were on to something with all of those green juices! Take a look at all of the gorgeous top models at last night’s gala below!