Monday night, I had the pleasure of joining my some of my fave bloggers along with Atlanta’s socialites, and fashion elite for 21st Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show and benefit at the American Cancer Center in Downtown Atlanta. It was such an amazing night! After grabbing a delicious cocktail, I joined my blogger buds on the red carpet to snap photos of the guests arriving. You know it wouldn’t be an Atlanta social affair without our Atlanta housewives. Marlo stays on point, y’all! I mean every single time I see her out and about, she looks fabulous!
So, the first hour was for mingling, cocktails, light bites, and a silent auction featuring the most amazing designer goodies. Oh, hello Celine. What’s that you say? You’d like to come home with me?
The mingle hour and silent auction were followed by a live auction where guests had an opportunity to bid on things like a Vogue Fantasy Trip to New York, an Azamara Cruise, and tickets to Jason Wu’s Fall Runway Show! You should have seen those paddles flying! And, the best part is the funds raised from both the silent and live auctions (and the ticket sales for the event) will benefit the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate. In fact, over the past 21 years, Jeffrey Fashion Cares (Atlanta and New York) has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country having raised over $11 million. Amazing, right?
And, finally the live auction was followed by the main event…the runway show!! The models hit the stage showcasing about 60 Fall 2o13 looks from Dior, Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Valentino, Erdem, Christopher Kane, Emilio Pucci, Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Narciso Rodriguez, Simone Rochas, Junya Watanabe, Dries Van Noten, Mary Katrantzou, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, and Simone Rocha!! Close your eyes and imagine my eyeballs popping out of my head!
These were my favorite looks of the night. I’m here for this oversized sweater + kick flare life. Now, if I can just grow about 5 inches in the next month, I’ll be able to pull off the entire look, plus boots! hehe.
Many thanks to the team at Caren West PR for inviting me out to such a fab event. It was wonderful! (Tia, I’ll take that dress whenever you get tired of it!)