Jeffrey Fashion Cares Patron Party @ Cucina Asellina


There are many things that the Jeffrey Fashion Cares triple-threat chair team [Lila Hertz, Louise Sams, Jeffrey McQuithy] do well. Keeping secrets is one of them! Oops, I mean, keeping things suspenseful. And they sure did last night at the annual Patron Party. I hit up each one of them for news, including publicist Caren West, and all just smiled with a twinkle in the eye, so I can only imagine how spectacular the August 27th event is going to be! After all, Jeffrey Fashion Cares is celebrating 20 years so I think over-the-top is certainly in order.

The co-Chairs may have been tight-lipped but the patrons weren't. 

I spent a delightful minute or ten with two lovely ladies from Spanx who informed me that Spanx will be stuffing $100 gift cards in this year's gift bags... stuff away, that's sexy! [With an excited smile on her face and an enthusiastic nod, Lila confirmed this to be accurate.]


Cucina Asellina hosted the all-too-fab soiree featuring some of the most fashionable people in town. Who says Atlanta can't dress? It was truly a wonderful evening with a great crowd at the perfect venue.




Pretty people Jackson Ratcliffe and Jennie Kushner.


Super powers, Caren West and the Atlantan editor, Stephanie Davis Smith.


Pretty little SPANX, Lydia Anderson and Beth Walkup.


Jeffrey Atlanta GM Don Purcell and Modern Luxury's Lisa Rayner.


Triple-threat Chairs: Jeffrey McQuithy, Lila Hertz and Louise Sams. At this moment they had just greeted guests, thanked sponsors and patrons when Lila made a last minute announcement that's worth dancing over: "Just 10 minutes prior" Lila continued with a grin from ear to ear, "I got a phone call right here at Cucina from Opera confirming their sponsorship and participation." Woohoo! Can we say AFTER PARTY!

For the past two years, the after party, thrown by Cathleen Smith have been hosted at Opera and have featured fire eaters, aerialists and ballroom salsa dancers. Cathleen's parties are events in their own right. Always over the top and I hear that her plans for this year's are just wild. Trust me, I'll be sharing deets asap!

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