Jon Gheri’s Afternoon of Elegance fashion show was held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, October 14, which gave it a more sexy and intimate setting. More than 260 guests enjoyed the late afternoon meal that was given as a part of a fundraiser for the “A Love Beyond Me” Foundation which was created to uplift, encourage and inspire young children battling life threatening illnesses.
Upon entrance guests were greeted by a star-studded red carpet that included cover girl and Fashion Fair spokes model Trisha Mann as well as singer Tony Grant, Jovanny Venegas, Artanza McGuire and Kenny Lattimore.
The event started with the celebrated, multi-talented Jazz vocalist & songwriter Lisa McGlown followed by singer, writer, producer and actor Tony Grant and lastly, dance group, Miracles in Motion. Stage manager, Anthony Killibrew worked the runway the day of the show which featured some of the hottest fashions from 3 Los Angeles’s celebrity designers Johnae Elease, Jon Gheri and Bynoskia Sams. Each designer contributed his or her own touch.
Newcomer teen clothing designer Johnae Elease appeared fresh-faced and organically stunning as she showcased her first major public runway show. Her masterPiece Collection features a wide range of designs from bright graphic leggings and tops to custom sequined couture dresses. Jonae’s designs hit the catwalk and jaws hit the ground. There was a lot to take in with the "Pop Life and Architecture" inspired theme for the show.
The Jongheri Couturier collection was inspired by the runway influences of Parisian couture designs of the 40s and 50s. A combination of a Renaissance vision of the female body mixed with modern techniques, shapes, and fabrics. Each element in her collection was designed to flatter all of a woman’s unique body parts. Jongheri leaves nothing to chance and many of her pieces are designed with vintage-style pleats that follow the body lines to flatter curves. She designs something for every body type and her collection ranges from vintage style fitted designs to flowy, dreamy, and whimsical pieces that are made especially for the curvier woman. Jongeri says her signature aesthetic when it comes to her collections is that “each piece is made to be feminine and sophisticated. It has a modern day flare for the woman that loves elegance.”
The Bynoskia Resort Collection was inspired by the 60’s and 70’s, Bynoskia’s Resort Collection “Fruit of the Spirit” brings bright hues and vivid colors to weightless constructions evoking reactions. Chiffons, beaded Lace are pleated and draped to compliment the female silhouette. Formal to that everyday sophistication, Bynoskia’s unique crop tops, palazzo pants, evening gowns, and let’s not forget about that swimsuit for poolside will surely uplift your spirit. My collection is “cutting edge, yet timeless all at once” stated Bynoskia.
Trendy celebrity hairstylist DaRico Jackson and his Glam team created the big hair for the show that was inspired by the 60’s. His glam team boasts of LA’s top glamologists that included makeup artists Rhonda Bean, Ashley Gomilla, Valerie Page and hairstylists Jasmine Brod, Feana Smith, Andrea Pezillon and Michelle McFadden.
Coordinating the event was Marcellina Hawthorne who is one of Hollywood’s premiere event companies that is known for the glamorous, high end events they create, helping to launch brands through celebrity interaction with some of the most press worthy people. She can be reached at the email@example.com at 213 712 6493.
Participating Brands include:
Le Chic Pup
A Los Angeles based company catering to dogs of every kind. We pride ourselves in dressing your beloved pooch in trendy and sophisticated apparel. This is the only online site you will find the Le Chic Pup brand and other related Le Chic Pup products. http://www.lechicpup.com
Juju Band Concepts LLC.
Bringing you our family tradition for over 100 years, the Juju Band Baby Binder is made for the protection of the navel from 0 to 8 months. The shield protects from the constant rubbing of diapers and helps to reduce the likelihood of irritation and infection. Juju Band also helps with gas that is associated with colic. This process has been passed down from our Great-Grandparents to you and your baby. http://jujuband.com
Higher Scents Fragrance Company
"Higher Scents" Fragrance Oils are 100% pure, natural and uncut. Our oils are sold in health food stores and are internationally known for their quality. http://www.higherscents.com
The cultivation of facial hair is the celebration of a unique spirit, and finally, there is a dedicated line of products to match. Bluebeards Original supports the bearded man who wants to buck the convention of the daily shave, whether for a weekend or a lifetime. http://bluebeardsoriginal.com
Lawrence Ray Concepts
Lawrence-Ray Concepts is a chemical free, non-toxic and biodegradable hair care line that was created by celebrity hair stylist and makeup artist Lawrence Ray Parker II. http://www.lawrencerayconcepts.com
Lizette Gamez for Nerium AD
Nerium AD Age-Defying Treatment was formulated to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin texture and aging or undamaged skin.714 702 0556 www.Lizette.Nerium.com
Opalima Beauty is a handcrafted mineral cosmetics line which appeals to the woman who wants to make an educated and informed decision about her beauty. Formulated without irritating ingredients such as bismuth, talc, or parabens we strive to provide the best of ingredients for your skin. Opalima is based on the notion that beauty should not have to sacrifice healthy ingredients. Natural beauty to nourish your skin. http://opalimabeauty.com
Jadora designs offers a line of beautifully handmade fashionable women's and children accessories including hair accessories, brooches, necklaces, shoe clips, and totes for women and children (and even a matching set for their doll!) for everyday styles to formal occasions. Each unique piece is an artistic, handmade creation that is a one of a kind design. http://www.jadoradesigns.com
Photos courtesy of Merris Beadle