Jeffrey Fashion Cares: Fun for a Good Cause
I hope you are having an Amazing Week. I am trusting God and being thankful!
Last night I had the good fortune to attend the Jeffrey Fashion Cares Fashion Show and Charity Event. Caren of Caren West PR was the PR company for Jeffrey Fashion Cares and she invited me to cover the event. Can I just say FABULOUS! I had the best time ever and the fashions were on point.
The cocktail hour was swanky. It took place on the 32nd Floor of 12th and Midtown and the view was out of this world. Champagne was flowing and the hors d’oeuvres were delish. The Who’s Who of Atlanta was in attendance and everyone looked fabulous!
The Fashion Show featured the designs of Proenza Schouler. I was particularly obsessed with the coats and pants suits. Check out the designs:
After the Fashion Show, the after party was held at Opera. The party had a circus theme and there was pretzels, cotton candy, popcorn, and animal crackers. The cotton candy was made to order and it was sooo good. Boy I love fresh cotton candy. There were also circus performers and the B-52s were scheduled to perform, but they did not. Boo! But the B52s lead singer, Fred Schneider, was in attendance. Although the after party was happening, I didn’t stay long because I turn into a pumpkin at night. Hey, I have two kids to look after! LOL!
Jeffrey Kalinsky, owner of Jeffrey’s Atlanta and New York and Bob Ellis shoe store, has hosted this show for 18 years! Wow! In my opinion, the absolute best part of the event is when Jeffrey dedicated this year’s Jeffrey Fashion Cares event to his father. His father passed away on April 18th of this year and Jeffrey stated his father was a “the most brilliant retailer ever and he taught him so much.” Jeffrey’s father is the founder of the original Bob Ellis shoe store located in Charleston, S.C. Jeffrey actually started his career working in his father’s store selling designer shoes. Jeffrey then opened Bob Ellis in Atlanta and Jefferey’s later on. And as they say folks, the rest is history.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Atlanta Aids Fund and the Atlanta chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.