Friday, July 25th

Who knew “casual Fridays” would evolve into nice young women coming to the office in what are basically towels—i.e., strapless “dresses” worn over pants—which simply beg for some hijinx-prone, ginger-freckled lad to give a tug and allow the shocked and defrocked lass to meet the summer as G-d made her. … Meanwhile, out in the ho-ho-Hamptons, a good cause—Help for Orphans International—throws an elegant benefit in Water Mill, featuring such guests as … oh, lordy … at least three cast members from The Real Housewives of NYC. Namely, Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. Are we trying to get kids adopted here or scare them witless?

[Help for Orphans International Summer Benefit, Nova’s Ark Project, 30-60 Millstone Road, Water Mill, 6:30 p.m., www.helpfororphans.org]

mbryan@observer.com

Friday, July 25th