Vendors and Fashions at the Woman’s Club
About 70 women gathered at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club on March 12 for a fashion show, luncheon and the opportunity to win VIP tickets to “The Ellen Show.”
The models, who were local women of all ages, wore fashions from Vivian’s Boutique and lingerie from Special Moments, two shops on Via de la Paz. The Scheid Family generously donated the wine for the event.
Before the luncheon, several vendors presented wares for sale, including Lavender Blue, a former store on Swarthmore. Owner Catherine Giraud brought an exquisite collection of tablecloths and napkins. She was told by one woman that she needed to open her shop again. “I know,” she said.
Her husband Alain, the former owner/chef of Maison Giraud, a favorite French restaurant on Swarthmore before the mall was built, now cooks for private dinners and cocktail parties and holds cooking classes (email:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Former resident Heather Markowitz, The Gift Girl (Instagram the_gift_girl), had a lovely selection of handbags for purchase. Julia Breitman had Arbonne Beauty products; Lorena Craven, who works as an ambassador for India Hicks, had a table of jewelry and accessories (indiahicks.com/re/lorena), as did Heather Lerner, a stylist for Stella & Dot (jewelry).
There were numerous raffle prizes to win, including a $100 hat, which had 50 $2 bills attached around the brim. Club President Robin Weitz presided over the drawing after a lunch of organic Caesar salad and organic chicken salad, with homemade desserts by club member Mary Dean and brownies from Nancy Niles.
Everyone attending received a Swag Bag that had been assembled by Vivian Foster, Trish Bowe and Julia Breitman.
The model who stole the show was 95-year-old Nell Steele, who walked down the runway in several outfits. After she was introduced by emcee Foster, Steele gave advice to the audience: “Never wear old clothes.”
Proceeds from this event will support the Woman’s Club philanthropic efforts and its Clubhouse restoration campaign. Next up is the club’s annual town-wide rummage sale on April 6, held at the clubhouse, 901 Haverford Ave.