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Zandra 2008

'Starring Tamara Alter Jewelry, Diana Cavagnaro Hats, and a Jeanne Jones Designed Light Lunch'


Expectations were high and Zandra did not disappoint. Nor did the rest of her fashion luncheon show collaborators.

First, guests gathered for champagne, giggles, and shopping on the 2nd floor foyer at the Westgate Hotel. The November 6th, 2008 event drew quite a who's who. Emma Zuckerman, RoseMarie Pipitone, Valerie Cooper, Tamara Alter, Jan Kaplan, Ann Campbell, Lee Goldberg, Rana Sampson, Annika Kovtun, Lael Kovtun, and Jeanne Jones.

Jeanne is quite the collector of Zandra's designs, but this day, she chose a dove gray dove Jordan Art Couture outfit. That's dress, purse and boots all hand painted by Jordan.

Fashionable shopping included coquettish small accent hats by Diana Cavagnaro of Designer Millinery, Zandra's new purse line, and Tamara Alter Jewelry's coveted and fabulous necklaces of significant proportions.

Tamara had this to say about the day of fashion. "Zandra’s fashion shows are fun, colorful and delightful!  They are as much fun to be a part of as they are to watch."

And watch guests did during a superb luncheon in the Westgate's Versaille Room. The luncheon menu was Jeanne Jones perfect. Light with a sherried pea soup starter, a seared salmon entree with field greens and edible flowers, and dessert without guilt. That's gingerbread rectangles with pumpkin ice cream and caramel sauce.

Zandra's show featured pleated gold silks, rich mirrored textiles, and a bit of vintage Zandra thrown in too!

Valerie Cooper had this to say later. "I thought Zandra's show was really great. Loved her new collection as it was true Zandra! Maybe a little retro of the 70's. Loved the clothes from that time.."

Emma Zuckerman agreed and added this. "I thought the luncheon and the show were really nice.  Zandra is so talented and energetic, I especially love her fabrics. It's beautiful for resort wear."

Resort or anywhere. Even the dogs in the show got to dress up. Tamara Alter's jewelry is for people and pets!

The benefit luncheon was for the American Friends of the Zandra Rhodes Museum.

Show Credits: Vicky Lavanty Salon, Chetna Bhutta for organizing, MAC Makeup Fashion Valley Mall, and models, Pricila Iribe, Corina Svacina, Elizabeth Melton, Karla Hernandez, Andrea Burke, Leilani Williams, Kelly Jones, Bernadette Ralphs, Kassy Kova, Kelli Flodman, Maile Schoonover and a few very cute greyhounds!

Enjoy the Photos!!

Zandra and Models

Jeanne Jones in Jordan Art Couture ** Michala Lawrence and Leonard Simpson

Emma Zuckerman

Design Millinery's Diana Cavagnaro ** Guest with Rana Sampson

Annika Kovtun

Jewelry Designer Tamara Alter with Lael Kovtun

Cathryn Ramirez ** Diane Clarke ** Lyndy Carreiro of Neiman Marcus with Toni Bloomberg

Guest with Lyndy Carreiro and RoseMarie Pipitone

Mary Walker with Carol Karolich ** FCC's Pat O'Connor

Designer Zandra Rhodes ** Leonard Simpson

Designer Millinery's Display Table of Accent Hats

Barbara ZoBell with Zandra Rhodes ** Chetna Bhutta with Gene Nocon and Zandra Rhodes

Valerie Cooper with Jeanne Jones ** Lee Goldberg

Seared Salmon field greens and edible flowers entree designed by Jeanne Jones

margo schwab modeling zandra rhodes


Reported by Margo Schwab

- this is a photo from the Zandra Show 2 years ago.....



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loved the last photo of you - S

Your pictures from the Zandra event are very pretty - J

I always enjoy your website. Especially when there are pictures of Aunt Mary. - P

Great coverage!!! Which one was Zandra Rhodes? Just kidding of course. Fun!!!!! - R

Dear Girl! Loved it, especially the last photo of you in an old Zandra! Dynamite! Luv,V

Darling picture of you in Zhandra outfit. - K

FUN! Thanks for sharing with me, I always LOVE seeing how the other people live!!! C

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* Margo Schwab, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor of The Social Diary.








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