Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Diva is Superstar for a night...!

I had the time of my life Friday night. What was I doing you ask? Well, let me tell you! I went to a New York Fashion Week After Party; a charity event for the MacDella Cooper Foundation. Ms. MacDella Cooper is raising money to build a boarding school for orphaned children in Liberia and Sorta Kinda Enterprises donated the Supima Cotton competition dress for a raffle to raise some of the money.

I have to tell you, it is so much fun being a fashion designer's muse! I wore an exquisite denim gown by SK Wilbur and - if you haven't had a couture piece done for you yet, do it! It was the most elegant and comfortable gown I have ever been in (I haven't been in any other :)). And the fit - of course - complimented every curve. I had my makeup professionally done by MAC - shout out to Jessica! - and SK Wilbur picked out my makeup colors. I have to say, I have never felt more beautiful.

Now the event made me feel very superstar. I was interviewed by "Rock The Look", an online destination that includes photos of the most fashionable non-celebrities attending various events. And the interviewer pulled myself and SK Wilbur out of the crowd of people because I looked like an Everyday Diva, just a little more glamorous :).

SK Wilbur, Elena (our model wearing the auctioned piece), and myself walked the red carpet. Now, what you've seen done to Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, and Angelina Jolie was done to us. What was done to us? We were asked to look to the left, the right, the center, and "over here" with all the camera flashes illuminating our faces! I felt like a superstar!!

And of course, there was the event. It was for a great cause and the foundation ended up making their goal for the night which was exactly what we were there for. I look forward to seeing the updated pictures and hearing the stories of the lives we were able to help change with our donation. These children will receive two of the most important things in their lives - education and family. Peace and blessings to you MacDella Cooper for starting a foundation that will make a difference in the lives of many children in war-torn Liberia.

Love Life, Love Fashion!