Pulse: Chatter: Brooke de la Villanova: High Society May 2008

Spring has sprung, dumplings, but if you were at the Flower Show opening a while back, you’d know it came early for Philadelphia’s bon ton. We were greeted by ever-peppy Horticultural Society prez Jane Pepper, looking her usual 70 pounds soaking wet but nonetheless regal in a violet floor-length gown with purple rosettes on the skirt. And that plunging neckline! Jane, you minx. Who knew? … Among those air-kissing amidst the New Orleans-themed flora: Trisha and Gerry Cuddy, the David Cohens, Anne Ewers, the Brian Tierneys, Carl and Roberta Dranoff, and buzz-building young socialite Molly Terlevich. … Innovest Group head Richard Woosnam embraced the floral theme with a springy turquoise bow tie, but for us, top fashion honors went to Karen Buchholz, there with power hubby Carl; she — as our daughter Maine would say — “rocked that dress” in an off-the-shoulder Nicole Miller number with fur neckline. But there is peril in being so in-demand fabulous — the pair couldn’t stay for supper, dashing for dinner with some of Carl’s fancy clients. … And from the “Who’s That Girl?” Dept.: Who was the gorgeous arm candy all cozy with Al Spivey, the chief of staff for City Councilman Curtis Jones? So glam! …