Pulse: Chatter: Brooke De la Villanova: High Society: November 2009

Popped into the kickoff luncheon for the Princess Diana exhibit at the Constitution Center, where CC prez Linda Johnson looked like she was headed to a nightclub in her leather bolero jacket, and CBS 3’s Susan Barnett was Barbie-fresh in a glowing shade of plum. The highlight was Di’s tan and elegantly graying brother Charles Spencer, dashing and smashing. …. Fashion was also a passion at the SPCA fund-raiser at Boyds, hosted by Phillies first ladies Jen Utley (glam wife of Chase) and Johari Smith (Jimmy Rollins’s fiancée), which featured a silent auction of painted pet statuary “commissioned” by team stars. But who bought that hideous cat by Shane Victorino? … Meanwhile, Edgar’s a-twitter about the Lehman Brothers art auction at Freeman’s on Chestnut Street this month (more goes up in December and February)—283 lots, valued at more than $750,000. That’s stimulus for someone’s collection, dumplings.