What a night! Yesterday evening my team and I had the privilege of once again participating in the annual Tulips & Pansies fundraiser for VillageCare, a wonderful nonprofit organization serving older adults, people living with HIV/AIDS and those in need of medical and rehabilitation services. The annual benefit includes a silent auction as well as a runway show and competition. It will probably come as no surprise to you that my favorite part is the runway show and competition. Designers donate elaborate floral headdresses to be worn in the fashion show, and then, at the end of the night, winners for the best designs are announced.
Our contribution to the event was brought to life by Sanaw, my head floral designer. Sanaw has been with me for more than fifteen years and has become like family. He’s incredibly talented and is able to capture what’s in my head and make it even better. The last two years we’ve taken home honors for our headdresses, and even though we didn’t win anything last night, I still love our contribution. And, more importantly, a lot of money was raised for a VERY good cause. A smashing success all around!
Here’s our floral headdress before it left our studios:
And here’s our gorgeous model! Doesn’t she look fantastic?
And, of course I have to include a shot of Sanaw: