A Tribute to Joan Rivers and a glance at her glammed up fashion

Sunday, September 07, 2014

 Aaahh Joan Rivers, we are so sad you are gone, but I know you'd want us to be happy and laughing so we will always remember you with a HUGE smile. 
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 It was an honor to know you! 

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Joan was a huge fan of Renewal, the organization that helped me when I donated my kidney to a young mom, Orly Tyler,  who is now my wonderful friend. 
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Joan was willing to do anything for Renewal and committed to helping us with our Couture for a Cause event to benefit Renewal. We were hoping she was going to be at our next event! 
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I met Joan at the Renewal office in Boro Park, Brooklyn, and we shmoozed about our matching nail polish and how she couldn't believe I had 5 kids! She immediately agreed to help us with a fundraising event. 
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 The next time we saw her was surrounded by paparazzi at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week, and with the help of my friend Sarah Lasry of The Patchke Princess, we got her attention and she warmly hung out  with us again and made sure we had her contact info to plan the event! 
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 Unfortunately her sister passed away right before our Couture for a Cause fundraiser but she still kept her word and made an appearance at another small event for our VIP attendees. 
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 She was gracious, kind, funny and kept complimenting how beautiful Jewish orthodox women looked and dressed. 
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 My friend and Couture for a Cause co-chair, Michal Weinstein and I recently contacted Joan about speaking at an anti-media-bias rally for Israel and she immediately responded that she would love to help us but was going to be in L.A. on that day. 
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 Whether you approve of plastic surgery and dirty jokes, or not, she was a beautiful soul who loved Israel and helping people. 
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How blessed have I been to have gotten to know her just a little.
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present."  Joan Rivers 1933-2014

Joan, you will be missed dearly; but don't worry, we will continue laughing and 'sparkling' just like you!

7 fashion rules of the the fashion policewoman herself:

1. Finish every outfit with a great jacket and/or lots of fur
3. More is more.
4. Wear a statement necklace every day.
5. Feathers and sequins are just as glam as fur.
6. Dress in color!
7. If you're afraid to wear something you love because you're scared of what people will say, definitely wear it!

With love,


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  1. I am such a big fan! I still cant believe that she' gone!
    RIP Joan Rivers

  2. Sharon I am so glad that you were able to know this amazing woman. I did not care for her language, however felt it was often for the camera effect. She did so much for charity and looked ageless to the end!

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  3. Sharon I love the photo of you two together. You must be so proud to have known her...what a great lady!

  4. Lovely tribute. Joan was one of a kind - uniquely individual, strong, outspoken, successful, full of warmth, and an amazing entertainer! It's hard to imagine a world with out her.

  5. Hello there
    I have read your blog a few times Sharon and LOVED it, and like Joan you are, and you look ..amazing
    What a beautiful person she was, and how much we can all learn from her.
    I am going to send the quote over to a friend right now.. your tribute is very lovely

    enjoy all the fashion, I know Joan would
    my best wishes to you