Celebrities, designers and other guests mingled at the 'Shop 'Til You Drop,' event, held July 16th, in the sleek Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood. For those who love to discover hot new designs and get pampered, it was the perfect place to be.
Dule Hill of 'West Wing,' Victoria Justice of 'Zoey 101,' Brenda Song from the "The Suite Life," Ivana Ma of Apprentice 2, singer Kristy Frank - who just signed with RuffNation Records, James Henrie of '7th Heaven' along with his brother David Henrie of 'That's So Raven,' and "How I Met Your Mother," showed up to see what's new in fashion.
Ivana Ma had fun checking out designer Lesley Piercefield's jewelry line; Lesley only creates three of each style - never to make them again, so that each piece (made from stone, pearl, and even fish bone) remains unique. (www.lesley-evette.com)
James and David Henrie found just their style in 'Naked I Clothing' line's hip-hop inspired jackets.(www.getnakedi.com)
While a D.J. filled the room with throbbing beats and fashion enthusiasts gathered around designer booths, some - like actress Victoria Justice - snuck off for a little pampering. Manicures, massages and M.A.C. makeovers were on the house for everyone. Many indulged in the complimentary star treatment.
'Shop 'Til You Drop' allowed new designers to get exposure, but a few have already piqued the interest of many, including some celebrities.
Designer Linh Quach, named by Dallas Morning News as one of the top five designers to watch, already has her Yen Linh handbags dangling on the arm of Trisha Simmons of 'Desperate House Wives.' I know why. The Yen Linh bags are stunning! They're entirely handmade in vibrant colors of 100 percent silk. Not only are the purses exquisite, but 20 percent of the proceeds goes to orphans in Vietnam - combining beauty and charity.(www.yenlinh.com)
Jean and Noel Leong, Designers for Hope & Dreams, have fans as well. Terry Hatcher of 'Desperate House Wives,' and Lauren Graham of 'Gilmore Girls' enjoy wearing their 'Boy Meets Girl' t-shirts.
Sunday Driver also has fans whom enjoy funky, 'urban-couture' style. Designer Angel Quintana's website boasts a list of clients, including Maria Menounos from 'E! Entertainment,' and actor David Spade - to name a few. (www.asundaydriver.com)
'Shop 'Til You Drop' may have been the perfect Hollywood production: fashion lovers and celebrities alike, received star treatment, as they met new and exciting designers of the fashion world. If only every Hollywood story ended so well...
For future 'Shop 'Til You Drop' events go to www.kamishade.com
All photos were taken by me,Michele Miles Gardiner