22 Mar 19
The South Coast Chapter of National Charity League hosted L.A. Story, the Chapter’s annual fashion show March 3, where more than 200 guests checked out the latest in Los Angeles fashion, shopped from boutique vendors and celebrated NCL’s mission and vision.
Featuring the latest from Cason Couture of Huntington Beach, NCL’s Senior and Junior Ticktockers rocked the runway in a broad range of styles from Coachella Boho to Hollywood’s red carpet.
“Our L.A. Story Fashion show is a way to showcase and celebrate our lovely young women and their efforts in NCL towards community service, leadership development and cultural experiences,” said Chapter President Sandra Livingston.
Seen at the Scene: President Sandra Livingston, Immediate Past President Kelly Sullivan, Incoming President Sheila Totorp, and South Coast Chapter Board Officers: Nicole Roberts, Lori Grace, Cammie Cassiano, Tracy Lazar, Thao Ngo, Lori Giacomini, Gina Youngs, Suzie Smith, Noreen Curry, Christy Luckey, Jennifer Robbins, Lauren DeNinno, Jessica Panzica and Vanessa Widener.
Miller Children’s Hospital Designer Fashion Show
More than 325 supporters attended the Miller Children’s Hospital Designer Fashion Show on Feb. 16. The Beacon Room of the Hyatt hotel was festive with more than 160 beautiful silent auction baskets and stand-alone items. Elegant jewelry from J&L Jewelers was a popular feature. Fresh plants in large and small pots were arranged by Leslie Schlauch, who also created the table centerpieces. The “magic purse” – always a highlight, filled with gift cards and secret delights – was won by Dan Lenart. Bidders on Silent Auction items were encouraged by Dolorie Thurner, Mary Jo Crites, Hazel Hoshiko, Roxie Hause and Collette Anderson. Popular Rick Paap was the master of ceremonies.
Front row: Lisa Maloney, Leslie Schlauch, Collette Anderson, President Linda Dilday, JoAnn Barlow, Dolorie Thurner. Back row: Kathy Milich, Louella Hundt, Pam Duran, Diane Prior, Carol England, Margie Penny, Patt Alllen, Roxie Hause, Jeanette Gillies, Glenda Wycoff, Pam Munzer, Mary Jo Crites. (Courtesy of Miller Children’s Hospital)
The fashion show has been one of the longest-running and favorite of generations of devotees. The event, which has been a highlight of the season for more than 50 years, raised $55,000 net this year. Among the throng this year was Lisa Maloney (who took photos throughout the day) with her father, John Buckley and soon to be, daughter-in-law Elaine Black and her mother Kathy; President Linda Dilday brought her mother, three daughters, daughter-in-law and her two granddaughters. The granddaughters were runners for the fashion show. Many other members were also seen with family including Event Chair Margie Penny with daughter Suzanne Davenport; Emily Chronister and granddaughter Jennifer Gruillend; Sally Lane with daughter Lori Bozzani and granddaughter Gillian and Glenda Wycoff who was with sister-in-law Debi Wycoff, daughter-in-law Linda Reynolds, granddaughters Cori and Cayli, (who was also a runner), along with Goddaughter Jennifer Rabin. Member Dawn Duncan, surrounded by many friends, was wished a “Happy 97th Birthday.”
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“Sweetest Hearts” was the fitting theme for the event with profits benefitting the Small Baby Program at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Dr. James Fritzell, clinical director, spoke about the program that was implemented in 2016 for babies less than 3½ pounds, using newly developed and state of the art technology.
No one could resist the fashion designs of C/Dobbs. From casual to formal, including menswear, there was something for everyone. Three standard poodles, a mother and two pups, brought down the house as they elegantly pranced down the runway.
There were two lucky winners of the day’s raffle, Robert McNeel and MCHLBA member Judie Jacobus. They were ecstatic with their $500 checks!
Seen at the scene: Shannon Aguilar, Patt and Pete Allen, Mary Alice Braly, Gloria Culpepper, Shirley Dement, Mary Ann Dilday, Vicki Firestone, Lois Fleischaeur, Gloria Villalobos, Edie Graber, Mary Kelly, Sandra Massa-Lavitt, Bob and Kathy Milich, Charlene Rice, Cathy Wieder, Christella Fritzell, Rita Goshart, Lisa Mais, Tinker Strelich, Loree Scarborough, Joan Knight, Kay Berg, Pam Lucky, Kathie Sitton, Rose Lozano, Paula Van Trigt, Virginia Brady, Rose Voss.
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