Super Saturday 2011
Haute Bargains in the Hamptons – All In the Name of Ovarian Cancer Research
It was a hot, sticky summer day again this year at Super Saturday 14 in the Hamptons, NY, but that didn’t’ stop celebrities from strutting the grass carpet or the serious shoppers who flocked out east to grab designer discounts. The annual event, which featured more than 200 designers selling their merchandise for steep discounts, raised $3.5 million to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Co-host Emma Roberts, who said she was most looking forward to hitting up the Jimmy Choo table, said the decision to participate this year was a no-brainer. “It’s a really amazing cause with really wonderful people involved, so if you can do something for charity that’s also fun, why would you say no?”
Other celebrities in the throngs of crowds coming through Kate Spade purses, Alice & Olivia dresses, Stewart Weitzman heels, Juicy sweats, Ralph Lauren polos and much more included host Kelly Ripa, Gayle King, Christa Miller (from “Cougar Town”), Lisa Rinna, Beth Ostrowsky Stern, Christy Turlington and Rachel Zoe, who also hosted a table. Check out what Kelly, Lisa and Gayle told Lisa Chase of www.CelebrityEverything.com while making their way down the carpet.
Q: Hey Kelly, how is the search going for a new co-host? Several rumors are circulating out there as to who might replace Regis.
Kelly Ripa: I like these rumors and that people are talking about us. We really haven’t even thought about it. We just want to honor Regis right now and celebrate his legacy. Working with him has been nothing short of my biggest dream come true. I was so sad when he decided to leave – believe me – I understand it is a daily grind, and it is – but I am grateful and feel privileged to have him for 10 years, and after he leaves, then we’ll worry about getting a new guy or gal in there.
Q: Who do you want to replace Regis?
KR: I don’t think there will be a Regis replacement – it will be a whole different thing with someone totally new. When I got the job nobody thought of me as a potential replacement.
Q: Speaking of shows, do any new shows this fall pique your interest?
KR: ‘Pan Am’ and the one with the Playboy Bunnies. I was always fascinated by those satiny costumes. There were a couple of girls in my classroom who were always dressing up for Halloween like playboy bunnies. I was a hobo, a bum, a witch – all covered up, and I thought, ‘One day when I go through puberty I’ll wear that bunny costume.’ And I just never went through puberty but it still can still happen (chuckles)!
Q: Do you have a fashion icon – someone who always gets it right?
KR: Rachel Zoe – I think everything she does she just hits the right note. She has a sense of style I love – that hippy 70s Coco Chanel meets Mrs. Roper. She has that boho chic thing down. And you can always tell when she’s dressing someone. They go from a fine sense of style to looking incredible and you know that she got her hands on them.
Q: What’s your workout routine these days?
KR: I love my Soul Cycle – I just came from it – and I have a trainer Anna Kaiser who puts me through the ringer – it’s like aerobic ballet.
Q: You host this event year after year, why is it so important to you?
KR: Today – as a mother, daughter, wife and sister, we have to get rid of ovarian cancer and the fact that there’s no system in place to know that you have it and if women do, it’s often too late and sad. All of the proceeds go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in an effort to find a warning system.
Q: What was the best deal you scored at any Super Saturday?
KR: A Marc Jacobs hobo bag for $25. And I apologized to my neighbor’s grandmother when I elbowed her to get it, but I got the bag.
Q: Hey Gayle, what brands are you looking for this year at Super Saturday?
Gayle King: Anything that’s a bargain. My system this year is to see everything.
Q: Do you have a particular style icon?
GK: Carolina Herrera always looks good – she’s always perfection.
Q: What would you say was your worst hairdo in the past?
GK: I look at all hairstyles and think they were all blackmail material. Anything before the age of 35 was blackmail material for me.
Q: So Lisa, tell me what show you are most looking forward to this fall?
Lisa Rinna: “Whitney” it looks interesting – she looks funny.
Q: What brings you to Super Saturday this year?
LR: It’s my first time in the Hamptons, but shopping and raising money for charity are two of my favorite things to do.
Q: What brands are you looking forward to hitting today?
LR: I like Rachel Zoe – but I have to go and look.
Q: Are there any fall fashions that are particularly getting you jazzed up for the season?
LR: I like thigh high boots always. I have suede, but I now need leather – the ones Angelina Jolie was wearing of course that we all want to buy. And I also like cashmere sweaters – there are a lot of styles too.
Q: What’s coming up next for you?
LR: I have nothing – I have to create something, because I’m not going to work if I don’t. For God’s sake, you have to do a reality show or you don’t work. My favorite to watch right now is “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Cupcake Wars” – what does that tell you about my household?
Q: I know you work out a fair amount – what are you doing these days to keep yourself looking so great?
LR: Well yester I went for a run – I felt like Kim Kardashian getting ready for her wedding – I went for a run, did a soul cycle class and then went upstairs and did a yoga class for an hour. Hi! And that was yesterday – now I have to live up to myself!
Q: What drove you to hit the Hamptons today to raise money for ovarian cancer?
LR: We need to end ovarian cancer – we need to find a cure for this deadly disease. You don’t know if you have it – it’s hard to figure out [and diagnose] and we have to get early detection.