Monday night I attended the 20th Anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2012. This yearly event is held to raise money for Atlanta AIDS Fund (AFF) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate. The host was founder Jeffrey Kalinsky and special guest Joseph Altuzarra. This years event featured a pre-show cocktail reception, fashion show, silent and live auctions, special guest designer Joseph Altuzarra and an after-party at Opera. Jeffrey Fashion Cares is one of the largest AIDS and breast cancer fundraiser. There were 800 guests in attendance to support the cause.
Jeffrey Fashion Cares cocktail reception was catered by Dennis Dean. The silent auction consisted of many beautiful pieces from handbags by Dior, Fendi and Gucci, Chanel shades, designer jewelry and more. The live auction had some really amazing items to bid on too, from a trip to New York where you can have an exclusive tour of Vogue magazine, to attending a Historic Sports Car Racing event, fantasy cruises and the ultimate stay-cation in Atlanta. Lastly, was the fashion show that did not dissapoint.The first eight models wore looks by Joseph Altuzarra and other models wore Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Dries Van Noten, Lavin, Stella McCartney and Mary Katrantzou. The clothes were simple beautiful and were getting applauses left and right by the audience.
Unfortunately, I was not able to attend to the after party at Opera, however from what I have read it was a success and loads of fun. There was all kinds of entertainment going on from a petting zoo, carnival games, to a performance done by Tom Hill & The Midnight Suns, and food prepared by Food Network “Chopped” champion chef Joe Rego!!
Overall, this was such an unforgettable night and it was amazing to see so many people willing to come out and help raise money for Atlanta AIDS Fund (AFF) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to attend this event next year, it was spectacular.
Dress: Banana Republic Shoes: Steve Madden
Joseph Altuzarra **Photo provided to me by Caren West PR
Here are just 4 of the 8 of Joseph Altuzarra looks shown Monday night **Photo provided to me by Caren West PR
Some models looking great
Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton
WNBA Atlanta Dreams player Yelena Leuchanka
A few of the stylish guests
More stylish attendees
Deborah V. Hughes (right) and her friend modeling some of her clothes
Surprise flash mob!!!! (Choreographed by Desiree Nathanson of Desiree Nathason Fitness)
MB Nail Polish!!! So cool
Models killin the runway