I have been burning the proverbial midnight oil putting the finishing touches on the Advice Sisters November/December Holiday What Works Beauty, Cosmetics & Fashion review column, up the first week in November at http://www.advicesisters.net/whatworkscol3.html (* please make a note and check it out in a few days). Alas, I missed an event that I really wanted to attend for a most worthy cause for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On October 22nd, The Plaza Retail Collection and Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) collaborated for the first time to host a private shopping night previewing the most unique selection of luxury purveyors in New York City. The exclusive event provided a first glimpse of the collection for some of New York’s most influential fashion insiders as well as top industry professionals from around the world. Proceeds from the evening benefited the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative, as will the proceeds from sales at The Plaza Retail Collection (through October 29th.)
Guests who attended included: Olivia Palermo, socialite and star of MTV’s new show The City, Katie Lee Joel, Fabiola Berasca, model Hanna Soukupova, designers Erin Fetherston and Maggie Norris, actress Anastasia Griffiths of Damages on FX, Dr. Lisa Airen, Meredith Melling Burke of Vogue, and The Bachelor Lorenzo Borghese
The Plaza Retail Collection is a carefully curated collection of boutiques culled from around the world, housed in The Plaza’s Grand Concourse, throughout the mezzanine and main lobby, The Plaza Retail Collection is embodies The Plaza’s unique personality, through leading designers and tastemakers in the worlds of fashion, beauty, décor and cuisine.
Fashion Targets Breast Cancer www.fashiontargetsbreastcancer.org
is a philanthropic initiative of the Council of Fashion Designers of America/CFDA Foundation: http://www.cfda.com/, and is the fashion industry’s response to the impact of breast cancer. The campaign, with its iconic blue-on-blue bull’s-eye logo, involves the nation’s leading designers, retailers, media and models. Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has become the worldwide fashion community’s singular and most successful response to breast cancer.