[Tia Walker with Mom Peggie Walker at 24 Prince]
Go HERE for more photos from this event by Mark Bailey
Last night we had a refreshingly intimate evening as we gathered at the benefit launch for Society Blogger Tia Walker's new initiative "Save the Eggs". Save the Eggs is Tia's grass roots effort to begin funding grants for women who want to harvest their eggs prior to treatment to increase changes of fertility later on. This great initiative was started as a proactive reaction to Tia's February 2008 breast cancer diagnosis. Go HERE to read our earlier posting about this cause. Money raised last night will go directly to Fertile Hope, the New York based fertility resource for Cancer patients with which Tia has partnered.
The event itself was amazing. We were downstairs at 24 on Prince Street enjoying Navan sponsored cocktails and yummy hor d'ouvres. I found that everyone was mingling, chatting, laughing and getting to know each other. It felt like a warm group of old time friends that came together to support a cause - and that is exactly what it was. There was a lot of heart in that intimate room and no one wanted to leave. When we did leave though, we got the most kick-a** gift bags. Sponsored by Elle, Tracy Stern Salon Tea, Kirkland by Borghese, Vans, Equinox, and a Dr. Reys Shapeware (think Spanx) girth controller. I have to admit I went home and tried it on - a whole new me. Also, I wondered if anyone realized that the Vans postcard entitles you to go online and design your OWN pair of Vans and get them shipped to you FOR FREE. Can we say guilty pleasure? I was up till 1am designing a hot pair of vans. Thank god I read the post card!! The gift bags were over the top and generous! So exciting.
Supporting the cause was Society Blogger Tia Walker and her lovely mother Peggie Walker, Erica Goldberg of Fertile Hope, funny as always Emma Snowdon-Jones, favorite "ArtWing"men Scott Buccheit and Naeem Delbridge, Always in McQueen Keith Lissner, Always in Keith Lissner (dresses) Rachelle Hruska, Justin Shaffer, Elegant as always Devorah Rose, PR Playboys Kristian Laliberte and Timo Weiland, my new favorite couple Chau Ngo and David X Prutting, striking redhead Annabel Vartanian and her mom Christabel Vartanian, Music Man Charles Lorum, my constant companion Nick Dietz, fabulously outrageous advice giver Tionna Smalls, everywhere girl Susan Shin, Navan's Stephanie Chassing, funky photog Mark Baily, preppy dandies Morten Davidsen and Jared Clark, Manhattan Society's Christopher London and Steve Mack and a LOT of amazing food!!!