Last Wednesday, Paul and The Mandy and David Team of Compass hosted a poolside cocktail party at their new listing -- 2220 Q Street NW. The party featured delicious hors d'oeuvres from hot chefs through the Hungry app, and cocktails from ServiceBar.
PAUL WHARTON HOSTS METRO OFFICES RENOVATION CELEBRATION
Host, Paul Wharton, along with the clients of Metro Center Offices, helped celebrate its new renovation. Last Thursday, celebrants enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, wine, and cocktails, which were provided by the city's top private chefs through the new app Hungry.
Raising Black Children: A conversation
Paul recently had a conversation on Fox 5 DC with Marcia L Dyson, Pamela Coleman Simpson, Wisdom Martin, and Maureen Umeh is getting a lot of people talking. Watch and weigh in. Peace and Blessings.
My first ever night of Stand Up Comedy and it was a total success & relief and an extraordinary adventure! Thank you DC Improv for being the place that I lost my comic virginity and thank you tons to my dearest friend @karenthecomic for helping me check this off my bucket list. You are truly a comic genius. My take away from tonight is do your best to overcome your fear and just do it with gratitude.
Unity And Dialogue
Good Day DC was all about unity and starting a dialogue here on Fox 5 DC about the impact that the Orlando massacre has had on LGBT people. I want to thank my friend David Von Storch and Che for coming on and sharing their stories. We really wished we had more time to discuss this topic but I feel it's important that we took this opportunity to get real with Maureen Umeh and Holly Morris.
newz Dudes 2016
It was our annual Newz Dudes event for Men Against Breast Cancer at Opera Ultra Lounge. It was an awesome event, so proud of my friend Marc and all the work that he does to provide resources for families dealing with breast cancer. Wisdom Martin, I missed you brotha! You were home in your pj's by the time I showed up!
Staying Friends With An Ex
It was Bring your friends to work day for me and I had two good ones!!! My friend's Ginuwine & Solé were on set Fox 5 DC Good Day DC to talk about if you can still be friends with your ex!!! The answers are hilarious from this crew!
I needed music for a new television project and didn't want to license someone else's so I made another one of my own! This latest one "I'm a Model" featuring the ultra fabulous rapper, lyricist Sole who helped write and produce the song along with her songstress daughter, the beautiful Nikki Lee singing! You can get it on iTunes and Spotify and all other digital outlets! If you need a good jam to stomp down the runway of life, this one's for you! Mixed and mastered by Dirty Hands. Cover art by Traci Baker Jackson. Photography by Jefry Andres Wright Enjoy! Xx Link: I'm a Model (feat. Sole & Nikki Lee) - Single
Guesting on the Hey Frase podcast at DC Improv talking about my new song "I'm a Model" available now on iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere else! I also did my usual oversharing but why have regrets! Check out the Hey Frase podcast on iTunes! As always Samy K was the perfect mix of sweet and salty!
Rammy Awards 2016
Food and Friends celebrating the best of DC, Restaurant, and Bars Rammy Awards 2016. So much fun!
How "Real" Is Reality Tv?
Recently on Good Day DC we talked about the highs and lows of Reality TV with my friend Cyrene Tankard of Bravo Thicker Than Water. I love our Cafe Talk in Fox 5 DC Loft! Check it out and tell us what keeps you tuning in to your favorite Reality TV Shows!
Rolling through Capital Pride DC in my very fancy ride Mercedes Benz SL63. Thanks to my friends at Euro Bethesda and specifically my sales contact Eric Scott that pulled me through the parade in style with my beautiful friend Pam Simpson and my crew! Love is in the air!!!
Capital Pride DC Judges 2016. Proud of our city and so happy to be a judge this year admiring all of the creative and flat out fun floats!
dATING IN d.c.
Out with the OLD in with the NEW, nothing borrowed and just one thing BLUE! Our new segment Swipe Right started on Fox 5 DC this week and it was too much fun! I brought on my friends Angel Elliott, Mathew Hebert and Taiana Hale who I tried to match with Steve Chenevey! A great time was had by all!!! Watch me every week now with the fabulous Good Day DC crew.
The 58th Grammy Awards aired on Monday February 15th so on Tuesday, I hit Fox 5 bright and early to talk about who the best & worst dressed on the red carpet were last night. As always, our DC Fashion Police squad Maureen Umeh and Holly Morris Espy joined me to dish!
Check Paul out in The Washington Post's Reliable Source
The Washington Post did a feature on me the other day in the Reliable Source column. The new feature is called "The Usual Suspects" and gives people an inside look at various Washington VIP's. The questions led to pretty amusing answers on my part, possibly a little too amusing for the Washington Post but hey, I gotta be me!
Cupid's Undie Run 2016 was held on Saturday February 13th to benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation.. Hundreds of people showed up to Cafe Asia to get the party for a 2 hour pre-party. By the time the race began, they have no problem stripping down to their undies and heading out into the 20 degree weather!
The 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards aired live on Friday February 5th on TV One. The red carpet was jammed packed with head to toe stunners as some of Hollywood's most glamorous stars came out to celebrate the achievements of their fellow artists.
Take advantage of Paul Wharton Style's March Photo Session for your personal or professional image needs. You will become the star in front of the lights, camera and action. Paul Wharton Style is currently booking slots for our Sunday March 13th. The Package can be purchased for $300.
It's story time for my furry son Oscar. On this day, I was reading about the make up magic of Kevyn Aucoin!
I adopted my dog Oscar 8 years ago from The Washington Humane Society. I initially named my little puppy Halston. As the weeks went by I couldn't deny the fact that the name seemed a little delicate for my frisky pup. My friend Erika Gutierrez came to my loft where I was living at the time in Capital Hill and said "OMG, he is so cute but he really doesn't look like a Halston... He looks like an Oscar"! And I replied, "Well that shall be his name! Oscar De La Renta Halston Wharton" LOL!
We would like to wish Oprah Winfrey, the queen of talk, a loving, inspirational and beautiful woman a very happy birthday! Oprah Winfrey is 62 years young today and that is cause for major celebration. This is a framed picture of Oprah and I that sits in my home...
On Wednesday, January 20th, I had the pleasure of joining some of my Paul Wharton Model Management Models (L-R Josh, Tatjana, Amandeep & Adam) on the red carpet at "An Evening of Style". The event, sponsored by Automotive Rhythms & Cadillac served as an official kick off event for The DC Auto Show and featured the highly anticipated Cadillac CTS-V sedan. I used to drive a Cadillac CTS-V Coupe so I know the power and excitement that the V series brings to the table. To top it all off, the clothes were provided by The Kenny Kas Collection. Everything was picture perfect, wouldn't you agree? Paul xx
In Studio - On Camera Training with Me! Get ready for the lights, camera and action in 3,2,1... Launching February 9th!
The question I get the most when I'm walking on the street is "How can I get started in the Modeling and Television Industry". I've been doing model workshops for years and now I'm finally introducing my own On Camera Training Workshop in DC! You will have the opportunity to work face-to-face with me throughout this series of on camera workshops that can be tailor made to provide you with the level of training that you need. This experiential in-studio workshop series includes; On-Set Interviewing, Working with Teleprompters & Live Broadcast Techniques.
It is truly the dawn of a new day and to prove my point, I present to you the 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn. This showstopper has a presence like no other. I visited my friends out at Rolls Royce of Sterling, VA. to see this exceptional automotive achievement for myself. If the odds are ever in your favor and you have the option of purchasing this type of vehicle, please visit my friend Felix Bighem, General Manager of Rolls Royce of Sterling, VA. and experience The Dawn for yourself.
The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City: This could be your Living Room...
The meticulously designed Great Room/Lobby of The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City.
Just when you thought you were living well! I've been checking out this new building as I pass by heading in and out of the city on New York Avenue but it wasn't until I went up to the front door and into the lobby, that I saw just about the most fabulous apartment building in all of DC... This place is breathtaking and unlike anything else you've seen in DC. Bravo Douglas Development!
I'm loving my custom Kenny Kas suit getting ready to go live on Good Day DC to talk People's Choice Awards!
This morning was all about giving thanks. I jumped out of bed, freshened up, grabbed my dog Oscar and headed out for a brisk early morning walk. I said Hello to every single person I passed on the street and about half of them said Hello back (which are pretty good odds at 6am). I grabbed a cup of coffee and thanked my Barista and God for waking me up! I headed up to Fox 5 to deliver my Red Carpet review of The People's Choice Awards that had been on the night before.
This is about 3 days worth of juice for my 7 day cleanse. As you can see, I try to make it look as appetizing as possible!
I became a Squeeze juice customer a few years back when I met the owner Karliin Brooks at The Squeeze location in my apartment building in NYC, The Mercedes House. Downstairs in the building is an awesome gym called The Mercedes Club and to my pleasant surprise this amazing juice bar moved in about 3 months after I moved into the building.
In my business, we start early and work hard all day. But all work and no play makes Paul a dull boy! Our new office at Metro Offices is located right downtown at Metro Center and is housed in a suite that is tailor made for my creative business.
On most weekends I'm working. If I'm not booking hosting an event, I work with my Director of Talent, Tomora Wright to schedule "test shoots" with our PWM2 Models. On this day we had Killian, Parker and Amandeep come out to be shot by Photographer Jefry Andres Wright.
Golden Globe winning actress Gina Rodriguez has had the best year of her career and to top it all off, she was one of my best dressed at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. Check out this interview from the LA set of her hit CW show "Jane the Virgin" and you'll easily love her as much as I do!
You mean, SJP & Carrie B. are Two Different People??
Sarah Jessica Parker in her fabulous SJP collections shoes available at Nordstroms.
It came as a shock to many when one of my personal favorite people ever Sarah Jessica Parker wrote in the WSJ that she (Sarah) and her character Carrie were in fact, completely different in life. GASP! I've met Sarah Jessica Parker three times in my life and although I don't really know her very well, there is certainly a part of me (like many of you), that related to Carrie and secretly wanted Sarah to 100%, without a doubt, indistinguishable from our highly fashioned and relationship challenged friend in our head, Carrie Bradshaw.
Tichina Arnold & Fran Drescher pictured here with me shooting Paul Wharton Style at The Ritz Carlton, Georgetown.
I'm sure many of you have heard by now that Tichina Arnold, best known as "Pam" from the iconic series "Martin" recently discovered that her husband Rico Hines had been cheating on her with many women. "I can't for the life of me understand why Rico would video himself ......, one of his MANY extraneous w**%^." Well you get the point. I'm really disappointed in Rico. I've spent time at Tichina and Rico's home in NYC and many of you might remember the couple from Celebrity Wife Swap.
Paul interviews Nigel Barker about his book "Models of Influence"
Paul interviews Nigel Barker about his book "Models of Influence"
It is officially 2016 and that means we are just a few short months away from launching the most exciting local television show in DC history! DC's Next Top Models will debut in April 2016 and will find us on the search for some of DC's most talented triple threat talents! We're looking for women and men that can walk the runway, capture the perfect image for designer campaigns AND act as on-camera hosts on DCW 50 television! I'm very much looking forward to hosting this exciting TV show. To properly prepare everyone out there, I'm sharing this interview that I did with Nigel Barker about his latest book "Models of Influence".
Here at the "O" Magazine office in The Hearst Tower in NYC with two of my Friends/Editors!
A few weeks ago I was in NYC appearing on The Today Show and as luck would have it, I also had a meeting at O, The Oprah Magazine the following day. I really do love that so many things in my life still excite me like a teenager and let me tell you, going to The Hearst Tower to visit "O", The Oprah Magazine is definitely one of those things! Now that I've launched my own modeling agency PWM2, my first order of business was to see where I could plug my models into their magazine. I also was personally tasked with coming up with some ideas about content that I could contribute to the powerhouse magazine. I am still excited about the boundless possibilities and let me tell you, the visit did not disappoint.
I finally made it to the set of The Today Show. This has been a long time coming and as you can tell from my smile, I am so happy to be here!
I got the final word that I would appear on The Today Show about 5 days before the live shoot. I talked with the producers, exchanged emails and all of the other stuff that goes along with being booked on The Today Show and I wasn't worried because I thought I would have about 2 weeks to prepare for the shoot.. Well think again Paulie! They asked for a confirmation 4 days before they needed me to shoot and there was nothing and no one that was going to stop me from being at 30 Rockefeller Center on Tuesday December 8, 2015!