I woke up this morning with my hands shaking so I knew I was excited and nervous for the launch of my fall fashion show tonight.
I had lots of last minute details to finish to make sure everything was done with excellence and my guests would have a great time. I wanted to make sure I had a program so each guest could know what each model was wearing and if they wanted to also purchase it they could take notes and circle that models outfit she was wearing and that was the last major item that needed to be done.
After getting all ready for the event I made my way over to Stonehaus to meet my models and set up. I know that setting up for any event takes a team of people so I was so thankful I had Kristin from Lorna Jane, Lilianna from Salt Shoes, Several of the Sugar team were there also making sure the clothes were ready to be put on and ready for the runway, Julie who did such a great job on the makeup for the models, my assistants, Sharon, Alyssa and Marybeth and Rachel who was taking a ton of photos for me. The Owner of “Data Tel Network Cabling Inc” Larry arrived to do the sound and music along with his main sound man Femi a and were getting the sound ready for a quick rehearsal for my models to feel really comfortable. They ran the music all night and wow what a great job they did. The show would have not been the same with out them.
I have all of the tables set up, the chairs the way I want them and the rose petals down the middle for the official runway and it is getting time to go get dressed in the beautiful Red Dress that I fell in love with from Sugar.
It is 6:30 now and its all most show time and I am so excited and as I walk out from the back after getting dressed and putting my Salt Shoes on I see the beautiful lights surrounding the court yard and a huge amount of people walking in already and I was so surprised and also more excited that everyone was arriving. I knew it was going to be a magical night!
As the guests were coming in It was so fun to see how many people were there and they were also so excited to be attending and then buying the raffle tickets to support our charity for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in honor of a local little girl Sophia who lost her battle in January 2014 to Neuroblastoma. A rare cancer that has no cure ( YET )
Around 7:3() it was time to gather the guests and have them go inside so I could start the show!
It was a blast to see my friends in the audience and also so many new people I had just met outside.
The Raffles were so fun. We sold a LOT of tickets before the show and sold more before I started. We had donations from ~ Kim Pagano for a hair cut, style and blow dry, Stonehaus gift card, Mediterraneo gift card Salon HG gift card, a huge basket from Sugar, Kate & Lace Lingerie, and a 2 hour style package from Jennifer Shultz Style.
The night turned out to be magical just like I had felt at the start and am so happy to be a part of the Launch of the first ever “Style at Stonhaus” I am so thankful to have partnered with Stonehaus to create a new fashion event in our area since we don’t have anything like it here. I am looking forward to my next event on December 9th for my “Holiday Glam Party” as I know it will be a lot of fun also!!