Fashion designer Marc Jacobs and model Kate Moss, Karl Lagerfeld and Diane Kruger, Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn, Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow, Zuhair Murad and Jennifer Lopez, etc…It’s no secret that the fashion designers around the world get major recognition with their celebrity or model muse(s).
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Fashion Group International of Los Angeles (FGILA) partnered up with Jaboy Productions and LA Confidential Magazine honoring this special relationship with “Meet The Designer and The Muse” announcing the Top 50 Los Angeles Designer List. The red carpet and cocktail affair was held at Mr. C Hotel, in Beverly Hills, CA. Event's portion of the proceeds were contributed to FGILA's Foundation, The Designer & The Muse scholarship.
The event was hosted by Hollywood's royalty, business woman, mother of four, and fashion designer Kathy Hilton who’s muse was actress Edy Ganem. Ganem plays “Valentina Diaz” in Lifetime’s show, “Devious Maids,” produced by Eva Longoria and “Desperate Housewives” alum Marc Cherry. She was wearing a shell-pink sequined tulle A-line gown with illusion neckline and cap sleeves.
Leanna Lewis, Regional Director of FGILA, gracefully walked the red carpet in Louis Verdad gown. One of my favorite LA designers Anthony Franco, showed up with his formidable muses wearing his impeccable designs. Some of the other designers include CC Skye with muse Jen Egan, Briana Anter and her muse Taylor King, Margaret Rowe and her muse Lauren Selman, Lauren Elaine and former Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella and many other designers were accompanied by their muses. After walking the red carpet, guests were escorted upstairs for cocktails a fashionable fun night of networking.
I work with and support many talented LA fashion designers however, for this particular event I decided to dress myself in a black-ruffled vintage dress portraying “Parsian Glam” look. My mother bought this beautiful dress in the 1970’s from a vintage boutique in Paris. I’ve had it for couple of years hanging in my closet but never had the chance to wear it. The dress fit me perfectly as it looked timeless and romantic complementing my crystal studded thin heels. As for hair, I played true to form with this directional take on a classic chignon, creating height above the crown with a quiff, topping it off with a natural red carpet make up. I was all ready to attend Hollywood’s Fashion Ball.
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