As promised, here are a few more photos from the Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards. My guests for the awards lunch, which was at the midtown Cipriani, were my husband, MrB; my father, GeorgeB; and my gorgeous client Christine. Christine is the client who ordered a special tiger ring and, not long after receiving it, generously loaned it back to me so that I could enter it in the awards voting.
Of course, I didn’t need to invite my gorgeous friend Stacy Lomman because she was a finalist in the women’s ready-to-wear category and got her own invitation from FGI. Here are (from the left) Stacy, Christine, me and GeorgeB before the awards started.
We had a celebratory dinner at Blue Water Grill that night, and MrB showed off his Wendy Brandes cufflinks.
Stacy was still wearing my Empress Wu dragon ring; the lapis lazuli in it was a good match for her self-designed top.
While at the restaurant, we took some photos of the back of my Stacy Lomman-designed dress. Unfortunately, none of model Tina J’s posing skills rubbed off on me during this week’s lookbook shoot, and I wasn’t content with any of the photos. (But Stacy will post them, so keep an eye on her blog.) I have another chance, though: I love the dress so much I’m wearing it to an event next weekend.
Today, I posed Gigi the dog with my award in the style of my “dogs with purses” photo.