Despite the dreary rain, we had a wonderful event this afternoon at the Stella McCartney boutique in Highland Park village. I so enjoyed viewing the sunny spring collection and was honored to cohost with lovely ladies Laura Pierson and Jan Miller. Jan has been affiliated with Best Buddies, the nonprofit organization we celebrated today, for over twenty years. I loved meeting her buddy Lisa Smith, who is amazingly gifted at performing sign language to musical lyrics. After learning that she has performed twice on Dr. Phil and also on tour with famed songwriter/producer David Foster, we were all interested in seeing her talent. She graciously obliged and performed to Whitney Houston’s classic “I Will Always Love You”. Such a treat.
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). They are having their annual event on November 15th at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas if you are interested in securing a ticket before they sell out of tables. Ten percent of the proceeds from today’s purchases went to the organization, and Stella kindly offered to extend the donation through this Saturday. So, if you weren’t able to join us today, you can still shop over the next four days in support of this wonderful cause!
As usual, Stella’s collection was a sight to see. Lots of blue and green hues and fun patterns such as Stellasuperheroes. I loved her navy Monia all-in-one in this pattern and how lightweight the fabric was.. Emily, the lovely model sporting it, said it was very comfortable. My other favorite was the Petra dress shown on the mannequin. A classic silhouette in a blossom print, perfect for spring.
I nabbed a few finds, my favorite being a tan tutu-esque skirt for my four year old niece Stella (yes Stella on Stella)… I always get her something playful from their kids line for Christmas and it always ends up being her favorite.
Thank you so much to Erin Benson, Renne Shreibman and everyone else at Stella McCartney for having me, and to everyone who stepped out in the rain to join. If you still want to purchase something for yourself or for your little one, make sure to head over soon to support Best Buddies!