Event photos by Adam Bettcher Photography (except photo of acrobats, which I took with my Samsung Galaxy)
The first act that absolutely astounded me was the two acrobats in white, that you see pictured. The guy on the bottom was doing calf raises & somersaults with a guy balanced on his feet. And equally stunning that the guy balanced on his feet/hands/etc could stay straight up in the air during all of the movement. It was simply phenomenal. The whole evening was packed with incredible performances like that by Cirque Du Soleil. Sheryl Crow was also an amazing act, the much-anticipated headliner for the evening. That woman has talent! I actually met her before the show and we chatted a bit. I asked her if she had a go-to fashion accessory and she pointed to the ivory beads on her wrist (not visible in pic above), which she's had for a while and which were designed by a friend. They were really earthy and versatile. Girl got taste!
Then there was the menswear...
I am a huge proponent of guys wearing bow-ties as often as possible, so the guys in the "flying v" (shameless allusion to Mighty Ducks) position, with bow-ties all around definitely had me dreaming up wardrobe possibilities for Patrick, my hubby. I also was strangely in favor of the cordurouy burnt tan blazer and nerdglasses. The way it was styled with the antiquated-looking briefcase, cobalt pants, and army green sweater really made everything come together beautifully! Or should I say handsomely… dapperly maybe?! Yes, dapperly.
And the ladies...
Jean Paul Galtier (top left), Philosophy (top right), Weekend MaxMara (bottom left), Rachel Roy (bottom center), Philosophy (bottom right)
As I said before, the structured white Philosophy coat (with the huge hood and fur accents) holds a special place in my heart. The long-sleeved printed chiffon maxi was completely gorgeous. I loved the autumnal print and the movement of the fabric. I thought that the MaxMara Weekend outfit with the white parka, striped shirt, and printed skirt was styled beautifully. Printmixing continues to be a huge trend and doesn't look like it's going anywhere any time soon. Now another must-have for fall? A matchy-matchy suit. I'm drawn to suits with texture or print. This one by Rachel Roy looks like it has both. I really liked the detailing on the jacket. Sometimes it's the little things like that which make all the difference. And the gorgeous, twenties-esque gown was fit for a queen… or a Downton Abbey character.
The glitz, the glam, the show, it's all for one very worthy cause. Children's Cancer Research Fund. The valiant organization is committed to finding a cure for children's cancer. They are working hard to uncover new ways to treat children and improve chances of complete recovery so that children who have battled cancer can win the fight, and go on to live full & beautiful lives.
Disclosure: I am part of the Verizon Voices Style Program and have been provided with a Samsung Galaxy Camera and 6 months of Service. My Glamorama outfit photos and one of the Cirque Du Soleil acrobats were taken with this camera.