Last week, I was flown to California to emcee an event titled Cocktails & Couture at Westfield Valley Fair - the premier shopping destination in Silicon Valley. The mall housed luxury brands, such as Mulberry, Louis Vuitton and Prada, as well as mid-tier stores and anchored by department anchors Nordstrom and Macy's.
A fun, shopping event, held in partnership with Gentry Magazine, Silicon Valley Magazine, FIDM -- the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and Who What Wear. Models walked the mall and posed onstage wearing collections by Mulberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and Angelina Haole. Other accoutraments of the night included a Veuve Champagne & Caviar Bar, a FIDM live draping competition, silent auction supporting the work of Bright Pink and live fashion sketching by the students of FIDM.
Five judges selected their favorite draped attire and I welcomed the guests to the event with some remarks. The rest of the evening was delightful and entertaining as I chatted with guests and the media.