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Notes from a Diary of a Round Brown Girl: Special Guest Writer Actress Thushari Jayasekera.

Wella Professional present L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios produced by Mikey Koffman of The Gallery LA on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

On Sunday October 21, 2012 afternoon, I attended the L.A. Fashion Weekend 2nd Annual “Just Fashion” by Public Counsel (Public Counsel is the nation’s largest public interest law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services to low-income communities) at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.  The producer of the show was Mikey Koffman who is the CEO of the Gallery Los Angeles.

I got to the event early and Mikey was energetically involved with supervising every aspect of the production. She was overseeing the production team and paying attention to all the details to make things run smoothly. There was a silent auction set up as a fundraiser  for the Public Counsel. There were sponsor booths near the entrance to the venue and elegant seating arrangement were inviting. Tables were decorated with gifts from sponsors and guests were milling about until the lounge opened. I chatted a little with the Editor in Chief of the American Gentleman Magazine, LeMar L. Joichin, III, who wanted to bring the gentleman’s style back into society. I picked up a few issues of the the Hollywood Weekly and the L.A. Fashion magazine to read while I waited.

The doors opened at about 12:10 pm and the fashion show was to start at 2pm. Guests could choose to get pampered with a mini make-over at the Napoleon sponsored Booth. There were cool sample products at the Wella Booth. One of my favorites was the Bubba Cupcake booth because I usually only love chocolate desserts but the owner Erika had made a tasty Raspberry Champagne cupcake. Also, beverages and tasty bites flowed abundantly for the guests’ enjoyment.  One of the other guests used chopstick gifts by Nobu to pick up the sushi rolls that were served  and I followed suite. The people were fun and the atmosphere was stylish.

The red-carpet started at 1pm while many attendees mingled and browsed the booths filled with wonderful samples. The lounge area was what they called a “successful crush” in the 1700s or 1800s England when an event was so successfully attended that there was no way to turn around without bumping into someone.

At about 1:45 we were called to go into the fashion show venue. It was beautifully designed with black and white. The runway was white. There were black gift bags on the white chairs for the guests. Mikey opened the show and introduced the President of the Public Counsel Hernán D. Vera who spoke a few words. Two Public Counsel Board Members also spoke.  Then the fashion show began to wonderful toe tapping music. The first stylish designer collection was from Dina Bar-el, followed by the graceful lines of Nathanaelle couture with featuring stunningly hot Anthony Franco designs at the end. When it ended I wanted to see more and was appreciative of this well organized show.

To read more about LA Fashion Weekend 10/2012 at Sunset Gower Studios visit http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2012/10/christina-milian-attends-opening-night-at-l-a-fashion-weekend-at-sunset-gower-studios/#.UIXou8XAfTo

Mikey Koffman, Founder of The Gallery Los Angeles and Executive Producer of L.A. Fashion Weekend, has been a mainstay in L.A.’s fashion world for over 10 years as both a producer and innovator. Koffman’s extensive background producing runway shows in L.A., Las Vegas, and New York City led her to start The Gallery Los Angeles, a full-service marketing and event production company.

Photos credit to: Thushari Jayasekera for Diversity News Magazine.

Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud media partner of The Gallery Los Angeles Presents L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios Spring/Summer 2013 on October 19th – 21st, 2012.

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