Sunday, May 10, 2009
Jen Egan's Chic Birthday at the Palihouse West HollywoodBirthday Girl and Her Boys: AlphaMan's Darren Gold, John Wade, Nick Verreos and Jen Egan, Palihouse Holloway, West Hollywood On Thursday, April 30Th, I was invited to my good friend Jen Egan's Birthday. Another good friend , Kelly Ryan O'Brien of Billion Dollar Babes-- as well as Sue Seo, Kendra Gratteri and Elizabeth Shaffer--were throwing a fabulous bash for Miss Egan at the UBER chic Palihouse Holloway in West Hollywood, an "extended stay" hotel with a great bar and restaurant known amongst the "young Hollywood" and LA fashionista circles. Besides the fact that Jen is one of most stylish girls in Los Angeles I know, she also happens to be the Vice President of National Business Development for Gen Art, overseeing and organizing the fabulous Gen Art Fresh Faces fashion show and events. Last year, she held her Birthday here and it was hit, so why not do it again in the same location. The Lady In Red: Birthday Girl Jen Egan lounges with her entourage of cuties, Palihouse Holloway West Hollywood Because I was teaching that night, I arrived late and the party was well under way. In fact, we must have missed the hors d'oeuvres section of the party because little cup cakes began to passed around when we arrived (dessert before dinner anyone?). Of course, I dragged (kicking and screaming) my friend, John Wade and once we settled into the Palihouse bar, we wished Miss Jen Egan our fashionable "Birthday Wishes". Of course, she was looking like a young socialite off the pages of Vogue, wearing a little one-shoulder red silk number--effortlessly I might add.Darren Gold and California Apparel News Fashion Editor, Jayne Seward, Palihouse Holloway West Hollywood I was happy to also see Darren Gold, proprietor of AlphaMan: Gear For Gents, one of the best men's boutiques in town, and our mutual friend, California Apparel News fashion editor and stylist Jayne Seward. Incidentally, Darren almost had a big FASHION FAUX PAS: There was another guy at the party wearing the same graphic printed t-shirt! Thank God Darren had a coat, because he used it to hide his t-shirt. He later explained that he got the shirt from a "Goodie Bag" from an event he had gone to. Obviously, so had that other guest at Jen's Birthday Party. John Wade poses with Producer extraordinaire, Rich Bye and his beautiful wife, Palihouse Holloway West Hollywood We also were glad to see the cutest of all producers, Rich Bye of Magical Elves, who was executive producer of Seasons 1-5 of Project Runway, and in fact was nominated for 5 Primetime Emmy's! He should have definitely won for my season, I'm just saying! He was there with his lovely wife, also giving Miss Jen Egan--who has judged many a Project Runway casting in the past--their Birthday Wishes. It was a great party celebrating fashion, style and Miss Jen's infectious personality. Thanks for inviting me once again, Jen. If I am in town, I will come every year.