It does not feel so long ago, when time seemed to stop. We were drawn to our screens watching the twin towers crumble; confusion, panic and grief shown in every shade of forlorn. Individuals and charities helped soothe the grieving , and provided all kinds of support. Tuesday's Children is one of them, and their mission continues. In white, at the Benefit:
Generously hosted by Helen Ficalora, Jenna Crandall, and Kelly Bensimon, the benefit to provide funds to Tuesday's Children, was well attended and truly memorable. Helen's jewelry line is outstanding, and favored by celebs. She is the woman who is behind the alphabet-charms craze, and her jewelry is beautiful, precious and sentimental. I snapped this photo at the event, to give you one big visual whiff of her work, as she is wearing many of her unique pieces. My favorite charm is the horseshoe mini. Do treat yourself to a visit of her site.
Here is a photo of Helen and me: I adore the colors she is wearing! Check out the close-up that follows of Helen's gorgeous skirt and tunic!
I chose to wear a sleeveless white sheath with silver netting at the hem. It is heavily appliquéd and looks almost #3-D up close. It is by Julia Jordan, and was purchased at Fox's in Manhattan, but can be found in limited sizes here. My Faux pearl choker is from Paris, a gift from my sister. You can see the hem of the dress better below.
I wore a simple Chanel belt, as the dress had a lot of textural detail, and a small messenger bag, also by Chanel. When I first arrived I had a shot taken with a Helen Ficalora swag bag, in her signature deep pink. Not my best photo- what exactly was I doing with my feet?- but here it is, chuckle away. My sunglasses are Ferragamo, you can't miss them!
I was pleased to spend some time getting to know the hostesses. Jenna of lunchpailsandlipstick.com also wore white, a dress that looked much like my tunic that I wore here. Jenna has great style. I also spent some time talking with Kelly Bensimon, who is prettier in person than she is in pictures! Standing next to this tall beauty was no picnic. But I endure.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is kind and warm, and helped me decide on the green bag that you saw in the opening shot. I look eleven shades of pale next to her, and now you can see that indeed, I am short. You may know her from Desperate Housewives, but this Columbia Grad has a wiki page that will knock your socks off. Model, author, entrepreneur is the short list. Respect.
The Southampton Social Club is a great place to dine in Southampton, especially late night dining. They graciously gave their space for this event. I am looking forward to dinner here soon. A shot from the front, a wonderful setting for a benefit for Tuesday's Children.
I am inside now with my new green bag, grateful to be inside on a hot day.
I am very glad to know about Tuesday's Children. Generous vendors donated items for sale. Did I buy? You bet! You will see my forest green bowler's bag by Libraleather.com in an upcoming post, styled properly ( and not white a white sheath).
9-11 happened on a Tuesday, hence the charity's name. This September will mark the 14th anniversary of this terrible attack. We have enjoyed peace here since then. Remember this, and advocate for continued peace and cooperation among nations.
Peace, fashionistas. XX, Elle