Stars Show Support on a Soaking Super Saturday
This year’s Super Saturday shopping bonanza in Water Mill, NY, started with a soaker of a storm, and ended with a second one. Although the traffic jams and torrential rain deterred some stars from strutting down the red carpet, others strapped on their boots (literally!) and mustered up their best rain game for the 15th anniversary of the ‘designer garage sale,’ which donates all net proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Rain troopers included Kelly Ripa, Mark Feuerstein of “Royal Pains” and Beth Ostrosky, who stopped by to chat with www.CelebrityEverything.com in between rain drops.
Q: Kelly, ‘love the rain boots. Who are you wearing today on this bleak and soggy Super Saturday?
Kelly: I am wearing a skirt from four years ago – the sequins are falling off it –my boots that I wear to my daughter’s riding lessons, a Club Monaco shirt older than my son and a T-shirt I got years ago! I planned on wearing something different today, but the rain was so vexing, I thought I’d wear something I could wear with boots.
Q: Who is the hardest person to shop for in your family and what was one of the best family deals you scored here at Super Saturday?
Kelly: My husband is the hardest person in the family to shop for – I like shopping for my kids. I bought both my sons communion suits here by Hickey Freeman suits here for $20 – they were little when I bought them. But they grew into them and they wore them for their communion.
Q: What’s the best fashion advice you ever received?
Kelly: Know what you feel comfortable in – if you do, you’ll carry yourself with a certain confidence. If you wear a trend, like I did, thinking, ‘Gee, I don’t know about this catsuit with cowboy boots’ – and everyone said, ‘It’s so hot right now, you have to’! So I walked through the red carpet slumped over and insecure, so not every trend is made for everybody. If you feel good about your clothing, you’ll carry yourself the right way.
Q: What do you wish your Smartphone could do that it can’t?
Kelly: Find a cure for Ovarian Cancer.
Q: If you had only one designer to dress your family – everyone – who would it be?
Kelly: Oh my gosh, I’m going to say Carolina Herrera, but Mark would probably say, ‘Oh great.’
Q: How are you enjoying your rotating hosts?
Kelly: I really do enjoy it very much and I’m very impressed with how good they all are. We just had a contest winner for a real people co-host search, and his name was Michael Buckley and he was phenomenal. So, basically anyone with a mouth – (laughs) can host my show. We haven’t had a dud yet. And I can’t say enough about our producers, because they make it like a small family backstage. It’s all about welcoming our guests and featuring them and showing them off to the country.
Q: How would you describe your fashion style?
Kelly: So last year (laughs) or so three years ago is what my fashion style is! I tend to wear things for years and years and years. I don’t believe you have to wear something once and put it away. If I love it, I wear it over and over again. Most of my outfit today is older than my children.
Q: What’s your shopping weakness?
Kelly: Shoes and handbags! For so many years I was pregnant and up and down the scale, but shoes never fail you and you don’t even need to try them on.
Q: Mark, what are some of your favorite things about the Hamptons?
Mark: Being with my children on the beach – there’s nothing better – to watch the sunset while the kids are crabbing and building sandcastles – that is heaven. Buying fresh fruits and vegetables at the farm stands and being with my parents and my wife’s parents, who are my kids’ grandparents.
Q: How would you describe your fashion style?
Mark: My fashion style is ‘pick what’s on top of the pile and put it on.’ But thankfully, for “Royal Pains” and my wife, we have incredible costume and wardrobe supervisors who pick clothing that I can wear on the hiatus. I like to wear the Italian designers – Armani is my favorite – and I like jeans. Page Premium Denim – I wear them every episode – I know it’s a girl’s brand and I’m a healthy metrosexual – but they fit great.
Q: Why do you come here to show your support for Super Saturday today?
Mark: My aunt Ina passed away four years ago from Ovarian Cancer. It’s a cause near and dear to our hearts. My uncle Andrew has been very involved in the organization (OCRF). It’s so important to raise money to help find a cure for ovarian cancer. In the years we’ve been coming to Super Saturday, they’ve been doing incredible research, finding the gene that can detect breast and ovarian cancer and women can prevent it much better than they have been able to in the past. Now they can save millions of lives, thanks to this incredible organization.
Q: Beth, what are your favorite things about the Hamptons?
Beth: The beaches are like none other, I like the wildlife that surrounds our property – I just saw dear frolicking around our property – and a glass of wine at night overlooking our Southampton dunes is sheer bliss. We also love the restaurants too – Nobu, Red Bar Brasserie when we want something local and Nick & Toni’s.
Q: Are you enjoying your hubby Howard [Stern] on “America’s Got Talent” and is he exhausted after filming or totally exuberant?
Beth:It’s my favorite show of the summer! He’s exhausted, but loving every minute of it and his fellow judges
Q: And you – you’re still hosting HGTV’s “Mom Caves” but have a new gig too, right?
Beth: Yes, I’m about start production on Nat GEO Wild’s “Spoiled, Rotten Pets” about how people spoil their pets. We’re going to see there are other people just like us.
Q: I’m sorry to hear you just lost your bulldog Bianca. It must be a rough time for you, no?
Beth: Yes, it’s been a hard week. We miss Bianca madly. But we also have three rescue cats.
Q: For anyone wondering whether he or she should get a dog or a cat, what advice would you give, having had both?
Beth: The rewards are phenomenal for both, but if you don’t have time for a dog, get a cat – in fact – get two so they can keep each other company.
Q: What’s your secret to your marriage success?
Beth: We just love each other. We’re madly in love.
Q: Do you shop for Howard here at Super Saturday?
Beth: Howard gets no love when I shop here. It’s all about me – it’s a day for me, unless there’s something in the goody bag for a man. That’s it (laughs).
Q: You come here year after year to show your support. What brings you here and what do you love about Super Saturday?
Beth: The OCRF is making great strides in ovarian cancer research and I love joining all these shoppers for an incredible cause. Plus, you never know what you’re going to find and I always leave with the best deal ever!