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 51)
Alma materNew England College
OccupationCelebrity DJ
ChildrenOne son
Parent(s)Susan McCammon Gubelmann and William S. Gubelmann
RelativesInventor William S. Gubelmann (great-grandfather), Car racer Walter Gubelmann (grandfather), Wyeth S. Gubelmann (brother)

Marjorie Gubelmann is a prominent socialite, philanthropist, TV personality and celebrity DJ.

Early life and education[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’’.[1] In 1964 her grandfather Walter Gubelmann headed up the racing syndicate that successfully defended the America's Cup with the yacht Constellation.[2][3]

Gubelmann attended New England College.


Gubelmann's first job was 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.[4] In 2004 Gubelmann[5] started Vie Luxe International,[6] a New York City-based company that produced scented candles. The firm manufactured candle lines for designers including Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein[7] and Oscar de la Renta, amongst others.[8]

Society and Philanthropy[edit]

Gubelmann has been known as a society hostess[9][10] and influential tastemaker.[11] 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.[12] 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[13] Gubelmann is a front row regular in the fashion world, making appearances at both New York Fashion Week[14] and Paris Fashion Week.[15] She has been profiled in ‘’Vogue’’, ‘’Elle’’, Elle Decor,[16]‘’W’’, ‘’Town & Country’’[17] and has also appeared on ‘’Vanity Fair’’’s International Best Dressed List.[18] Gubelmann appeared in the 2002 season of “Single in the Hamptons”.[19]

DJ MadMarj[edit]

Dubbed "The DJ With A Diamond Touch" by W Magazine,[20] Gubelmann is a sought after TV, event and club DJ[21] who performs under the name "DJ MadMarj".[22] With a background as a radio disc jockey, Gubelmann is a graduate of the prestigious Scratch DJ Academy. MadMarj's DJ style includes contemporary music as well as multi-generational hit music from the 70s, 80s and 90s.[23] Gubelmann has deejayed at events for W Magazine, Bulgari,[24] Versace,[25] Clinique,[26] Saks Fifth Avenue,[27] Bergdorf Goodman,[28] Steven Meisel,[29] American Ballet Theatre[30] and Joe Fresh. Gubelmann has deejayed alongside Lil Jon [31] and Rita Ora[32], among many other celebrity musicians. Gubelmann is represented by Doug Davis and Karrie Goldberg.[20]

Gubelmann is currently the in-studio DJ for the Today With Hoda & Jenna show on NBC.[33]

Personal life[edit]

In 2003, Gubelmann was married to Reza Raein in Palm Beach’s Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea.[34] Wedding guests included Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Tamara Mellon and Ivanka Trump among many other society figures. Vanity Fair (magazine) called the Gubelmann wedding “the high-society event of [the] season.”[35] Gubelmann and Raein were divorced in 2007.[36]

Gubelmann lives on the Upper East Side[37] of New York City.


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  4. ^ Bowles, Hamish (April 2004). "Curvy Enthusiasm". Vogue. Conde Nast Publications. 194: 326–29.
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  6. ^ 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.
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  10. ^ “A Moveable Feast.” W. September 2002.
  11. ^ “Couture Cool. Who’s Wearing What.” Harper’s Bazaar. October 2002.
  12. ^ Burstein, Zarah (2010-10-28). "Haute Event: Fourth Annual Golden Heart Awards In 2002". Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  13. ^ "A Private Dinner to Celebrate LES PERLES DE CHANEL". Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  14. ^ "Fashion Week Diaries: Marjorie Gubelmann". 2011-02-17. Archived from the original on 2012-01-08. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
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  17. ^ Norwich, William (August 2010). "24 Hours with...Marjorie Gubelmann". Town & Country. Hearst Magazines: 90–3.
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  37. ^ 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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