Oscar de la Renta resort 2017

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Saks Fifth Avenue presented the Oscar de la Renta resort 2017 collection on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at a private residence in Incline Village to benefit the League to Save Lake Tahoe. It was a beautiful fundraiser which raised much-needed funds for the league’s preservation work of the lake.

In addition to a runway show featuring Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2017 collection, the event featured a raffle, silent auction, and exciting live auction. Some of the bids reached upwards of $60,000. It is always exciting to see people open their pocketbooks, and have fun doing so, for the good of a charity organization. Loved it!

After the runway show, guests were able to go backstage for a trunk show where they could pre-order their favorite pieces through Saks Fifth Avenue from Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2017 collection.

Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2017 collection featured bright pink, polka dots (I am in love with the pants featured above!), art deco influences, metallic fabrics, tassel earrings, and subtle embellishments. I loved everything on the runway!

I attended the event with my Mom, her husband, and my lovely 12-year-old daughter. It was the first time my daughter had attended a grown-up fundraiser, and she had fun! I was so proud of her; she behaving like a lovely young lady throughout the event. I cannot believe how grown up she is getting!

Oscar de la Renta resort 2017 will be available for purchase in late 2016 when the resort collections hit store shelves. You can view and shop his current collection online here.

You can learn more about the League to Save Tahoe by visiting their website at

*I took these photos with my iPhone, apologies in advance for any quality issues.

oscar de la renta resort 2017 final walk

JLSJ fundraising gala gown and recap

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Fundraising gala gown outfit details: Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana / Gown: David Meister / Ring: Amethyst, yellow gold, gift from Mother, (also love this one) / Nail Polish: Chanel Roubachka /  Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: Tom Ford

Every two years, the Junior League of San Jose holds a fashion show fundraiser. There are two events held; a daytime luncheon, and an evening gala. This time I only attended the gala. Some years, I have attended both events; because they are so much fun!

The JLSJ fashion show fundraiser has a special place in my heart. From 2002-2010 I was an active member of the Junior League, and worked tirelessly on the steering committee for the fundraiser. I love how many fun ways there are to raise money at this event! There are raffles, showcases, a silent auction, a live auction, a call to action, and games!

Also, many of the retailers who show their lines on the runway will offer a percentage of sales to the league for a a few days after the event. This encourages guests to shop at, and support, our sponsors. It really is win/win!

Now, as a sustainer in the Junior League, I enjoy attending the event and seeing the fabulous creativity of the current actives. They always put on such a great show, and event. I am so proud of all their hard work! I cannot wait to find out the final numbers, and see how much we raised for our charities, and projects!

The Junior League of San Jose works hard in the community to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community. The league improves the community through partnerships, signature projects, and grants for local non-profits, and charities. To learn more about the Junior League of San Jose, and all of the fabulous work we do in the community, please visit

Now, this is a fashion blog, so let’s chat for second about my dress! I have fallen in love with one shoulder gowns; I wore a navy one to the last fashion show fundraiser in 2014! So, I decided this was the silhouette for me, but not in navy 😉

I loved all of the structural influences on the spring 2016 runways in New York, so when I saw this one shoulder gown with a metal belt, I knew it was the dress for me! Not only did it reflect the structural trend I loved from the NYFW runways for spring, it had one shoulder! Love!

My black vintage Delman’s have attended their last gala, so after two decades, I replaced them with this pair of classic, black satin pumps. I love the gold high heel! I feel like these shoes are a classic with a twist. Always fun to have a twist!

*These photos were taken with my iPhone. My apologies for the quality.

Love the collection from Azadeh shown during the JLSJ fashion show fundraiser; enjoy the final walk featuring her designs!

SPCA Fashion Show benefit

Alex Lazich with two of the SPCA's Adoptable Dogs Photo by Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography Claire Farwell in Claire Farwell London's Bajan Dress by Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography Danielle Porter in Claire Farwell London's Moscow Dress Photo by Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the SPCA carries one of Muttville's Adoptable Dogs Photo by Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography Emily Mezinger in Claire Farwell London's Heyworth Gown Photo by Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography Kele Lavery in Jill Milan's Motorcycle Jacket in Eco-Friendly Faux Leather Walks an Adoptable Dog Photo by Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography (1) MoanalaniJeffrey in Jill Milan's pink long coat and matching cluch Photo byKiraStackhouse of Nuena Photography Sophia Dutra with one of Palomacy's Adopable Pigeons Photo by Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography

Photos: Courtesy of Jill Milan. Credit: Kira Stackhouse of Neuna Photography. 

Last month, the San Francisco SPCA hosted a fabulous fashion show which featured local designers, and cute pups, for a crowd of over 2000 people. This amazing benefit resulted in 120 pet adoptions!

The runway was filled with current styles from vegan designers Jill Milan, and Claire Farwell London, along with adoptable pets from the San Francisco SPCA (which happens to be a no-kill shelter who houses animals in condo’s instead of cages), Muttville, and Palomacy

Designers Jill Milan, and Claire Farwell London, will donate 10% of sales in the month of June, on purchases made with coupon code SPCA10, to the San Francisco SPCA.

To shop Jill Milan, please visit To shop Claire Farwell London, please visit

To learn more about the San Francisco SPCA, please visit