Marjorie Gubelmann

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Marjorie Gubelmann
Marjorie from S&J.jpg
Gubelmann at 2010 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Fête d'Hiver
Born (1969-04-11) April 11, 1969 (age 46)
Occupation Owner & CEO, Vie Luxe International

Marjorie Gubelmann is the owner and CEO of Vie Luxe International, a prominent socialite, philanthropist and celebrity DJ.


In 2004 Gubelmann[1] started Vie Luxe International,[2] a New York City-based company that produces scented candles. The firm manufactures various candle lines for designers including Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein[3] and Oscar de la Renta.[4] In 2010 Michael Kors was a guest editor on Vie Luxe's website.[5]

Society and Philanthropy[edit]

Gubelmann has been known as a society hostess [6][7] and influential tastemaker.[8] While living in New York City, Gubelmann has served as a chair or committee member for such organizations as The New York Botanical Garden, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Museum of Modern Art, ACRIA, AmfAR and God’s Love We Deliver.[9] Gubelmann was a co-host with Cornelia Guest of Le Bar's grand opening at the Plaza Athénée in Paris; in 2006, she hosted the launch of “Les Perles de Chanel," Chanel’s luxurious new accoutrement capsule collection in New York City[10] Gubelmann is a front row regular in the fashion world, making appearances at both New York Fashion Week[11] and Paris Fashion Week.[12] She has been profiled in ‘’Vogue’’, ‘’Elle’’, Elle Decor,[13]‘’W’’, ‘’Town & Country’’[14] and has also appeared on ‘’Vanity Fair’’’s International Best Dressed List.[15]

Gubelmann appeared in the 2002 season of “Single in the Hamptons”.[16]

DJ Mad Marj[edit]

Dubbed "The DJ With A Diamond Touch" by W Magazine,[17] Gubelmann has worked as an event and club DJ[18] under the name "DJ Mad Marj".[19] With a background as a radio disc jockey, Gubelmann is a graduate of the prestigious Scratch DJ Academy. Mad Marj's DJ style includes music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today.[20] Gubelmann has deejayed for W Magazine, Versace,[21] Clinique,[22] Saks Fifth Avenue,[23] Bergdorf Goodman,[24] Steven Meisel,[25] Estelle (musician),[26] Trey Songz,[27] Giancarlo Giammetti,[28] American Ballet Theatre[29] and Joe Fresh. Gubelmann has deejayed at top venues including the Darby,[30] Mr. H at the Mondrian Hotel[31] Bedlam, as well as at events at the Soho Grand Hotel,[18] Tribeca Grand [19] and The Standard Hotel.[20] Gubelmann is represented by Doug Davis and Karrie Goldberg.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Gubelmann was born in New York City to Susan McCammon Gubelmann and William S. Gubelmann, and has one younger brother, Wyeth S. Gubelmann. Gubelmann’s great-grandfather was the inventor William S. Gubelmann, who held more than 5000 claims on patents, and was called “the father of all calculating machines in use today” by ‘’Popular Mechanics’’.[32] In 1964 her grandfather Walter Gubelmann headed up the racing syndicate that successfully defended the America's Cup with the yacht Constellation.[33][34]

After graduating from New England College, Gubelmann worked at Licensing Management International, a London-based licensing firm. In 1995, she moved to New York City and worked for AmfAR in their Special Events/Major Gifts department.[35]

In 2003, Gubelmann was married to Reza Raein in Palm Beach’s Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea.[36] ‘’Vanity Fair’’ called the wedding, which was attended by Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Tamara Mellon and Ivanka Trump, “the high-society event of [the] season.”[37] Gubelmann and Raein are now divorced.[38]

Gubelmann lives on the Upper East Side [39] of New York City.


  1. ^ "Candle Partners in Burnout". New York Post. 2008-07-12. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ Columbia, Daniel Patrick. "Marjorie Gubelmann Raein and Daniel Benedict hosted a dinner at Ono to launch their new company, Vie Luxe". New York Social Diary. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Strugatz, Rachel (2010-08-27). "Social Studies 8/27/10". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Fashion Scoops" (PDF). Women's Wear Daily. 2006-06-08. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  5. ^ Strugatz, Rachel (2010-12-03). "Social Studies 12/03/10". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  6. ^ Yazigi, Monique, P. (1999-07-04). "A Night Out With: Marjorie Gubelmann; All the Formalities". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  7. ^ “A Moveable Feast.” W. September 2002.
  8. ^ “Couture Cool. Who’s Wearing What.” Harper’s Bazaar. October 2002.
  9. ^ Burstein, Zarah (2010-10-28). "Haute Event: Fourth Annual Golden Heart Awards In 2002". Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  10. ^ "A Private Dinner to Celebrate LES PERLES DE CHANEL". Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  11. ^ "Fashion Week Diaries: Marjorie Gubelmann". 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  12. ^ "Marjorie in Paris". 2006-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  13. ^ Stewart, Kristina (September 2007). "Party Girl". Elle Decor (Hearst Magazines): 194–99. 
  14. ^ Norwich, William (August 2010). "24 Hours with...Marjorie Gubelmann". Town & Country (Hearst Magazines): 90–3. 
  15. ^ "The 68th Annual International Best-Dressed List". Vanity Fair. September 2007. p. 298. 
  16. ^ "Single in the Hamptons". New York magazine. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b Lawrence, Vanessa (September 11, 2013). "'Marjorie Gubelmann: Decked Out". W Magazine. 
  18. ^ a b Heyman, Marshall (February 15, 2012). "'A Look Into the DJ Booth". The Wall Street Journal. 
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  32. ^ Eris, Alfred (Mar 1951). Some Get Rich, Some Don’t. Popular Mechanics. pp. 248–250. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  33. ^ "Marjorie Gubelmann". Gawker.Com. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  34. ^ "Walter Gubelmann". United States Croquet Association. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  35. ^ Bowles, Hamish (April 2004). "Curvy Enthusiasm". Vogue (Conde Nast Publications) 194: 326–29. 
  36. ^ “Palm d’or.” W. July 2003.
  37. ^ “Palm Beach Exclusive.” February 2004. Vanity Fair.
  38. ^ "New York's Nastiest Divorces". Page Six Magazine. August 17, 2008. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  39. ^ Golson, Blair (2003-05-04). "Sex and the Co-op Board". New York Observer. Archived from the original on 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

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