Charity Gala and Fashion Show at Essex Skyline Review - from La Perla to Lamborgini sexy rules the day
Photography by Greg Autry ©2014GregAutry ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
The Black Tie Gala and benefit, for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society , `LLS', was held poolside at the Essex Skyline, a premier high-rise luxury residential rental property, in very upscale Santa Ana, California.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Societyis the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Expo 4 Life is a Health, Wellness & Lifestyle Event organization which put on the event, and raised over $20K for LLS.
There were 500 guest, and elite Orange County personalities, including Superbowl champ Cedrick Hardman, Ms. America Robin Griffin, Ms. Laguna Niguel Brandi Walshe, and Angels Baseball Chairman Dennis Kuhl.
The Fashion Show at the end of the evening featured exquisite lingerie by La Perla.
Throughout the evening OC Restaurant vendors provided samples galore. Including such high-end restaurants as Anqi, Seasons 52, Charlie Palmer, Mortons, Presto Ristorante, Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach, and the Bluewater Grill. I can personally attest to the amazing food from all these restaurants, as my wife and I dine at them frequently. I especially love the Vibe at Anqi, and the deserts at Seasons 52.
There were a dozen or more Silent auctions with offerings as diverse a exotic Spa visits, La Perla lingerie, and a Monday Getaway in a Lamborghini Gallardo, donated by Lamborghini Newport Beach .
A great time was had by all, and most importantly, the Gala raised money for a very worthwhile cause.
I'm booked through July with events I'll be photographing and writing about for LA Splash Magazine. With great diversity, events in Los Angeles such as the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball July 4 & 5, a neo-Burlesque Party called Trapeze July 12, and then down to La Jolla for the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, July 24-26. I'm also working on a multi-part article about the Life and Art of an amazing artist, Julian Ritter.
Event Images from `Labyrinth' and `Trapeze' used with permission.
Lamborghina image from Google images, licensed for reuse.