Sarasota Magazine Theater Awards Party

The end of the 2007-08 theater season brought the annual theater awards party, held this year at the Players Theatre, thanks to artistic director Jeffery Kin and executive director Darlene Sparks. Theater people turned up to eat, drink, celebrate the season and applaud the winners, announced by Sarasota Magazine executive editor and theater critic Kay Kipling and “Mr. Chatterbox” Bob Plunket.

Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Opening Night

After the 10th annual festival’s opening night movie at Burns Court Cinema, festgoers spilled out into white tents decorated with colored streamers to discuss the film, taste offerings from several local restaurants, listen to live music and enjoy the downtown vibe under a full moon. The weekend festival showcased about a dozen new movies, and proceeds from the reception benefit ALSO Out Youth.

Forks & Corks

WEDU’s Speaking of Women’s Health

Little Black Dress Luncheon (for Child Protection Center)

Bridesmaids’ Bash (for Make-A-Wish Foundation)

Sarasota Magazine’s Platinum Issue Launch Party

A Cocktail Party for No Reason (for Boys & Girls Clubs)

Fashion Statement 
Brandy Solomon and Dylonn Cole Spotted at the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opening night party at Burns Court.

What are you wearing? Brandy: A DKNY top and jeans, and strappy sandals. Dylonn: I’m wearing a mixture of H&M, Theory, Zara and Aldo.

Where do you like to shop? Brandy: Express, and I also like to go to International Plaza in Tampa; the Louis Vuitton store there is a favorite. Dylonn: As far as local boutiques, I shop at Stitch the most, and I normally accessorize through Aldo. I also go to Nordstrom in Tampa; that’s where my pants and belt are from. What’s your style aesthetic? Brandy: Jeans are a signature piece for me—I like to take them and dress them up. But I don’t really go for one particular look; it’s more of a feel. I like stuff that makes me feel good. Style, like fashion, is ever-changing. Dylonn: I dress according to my mood; [tonight] I was in the mood for a Euro-modern look. Other times I’ll wear a vintage T-shirt and torn jeans.What wouldn’t you be caught dead in? Brandy: Really bad jeans—no mom jeans! Dylonn: Jean shorts. Other than that, I’m pretty versatile.What are your favorite hair and skincare products? Brandy: I go to D. Cole Hair Design, so I like everything he uses! And as far as make-up, Mac is a favorite. Dylonn: For hair, I’m currently using Alfaparf, and Physiodermie is my all-time favorite for skincare.What are you looking forward to wearing this fall? Brandy: Warm things, like fuzzy sweaters. Dylonn: Thin sweaters and jackets. I love layering, even though you have to layer thin fabrics here.