Last week I attended a benefit for the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic and the cocktail portion of the evening was at the Badgley Mischka atelier. I had never been inside the store before and found it to be both very glamorous and charming. Obviously there were lots of beautiful gowns for sale, but I was pleasantly surprised to see so many stunning accessories.
There were stylish clutch bags for evening:
Badgley Mischka gold clutches
The Abalone and Mother of Pearl Clutches were my favorites
The jewelry was sparkly and glam, just the way I like it:
An array of shimmering special occasion jewelry
Fancy watches....The flower one in the center is just my style.
I happen to own one piece of Badgely Mischka costume jewelry (below), bought at least five years ago. Ironically, I have been planning to wear it for some time to an event later this week.
My Badgley Mischka necklace
I think my favorite accessory in the store was probably this very special belt. The photo doesn't do it justice, but it was truly extraordinary.
Badgley Mischka belt
After cocktails we all went to a private club for dinner, dancing, a performance by two gifted members of the Philharmonic, and a raffle. Badgley Mischka donated a beautiful blue clutch bag for the raffle which was won by my lucky friend Melissa Morris.
The lovely Melissa Morris holding up her wonderful Badgley Mischka raffle prize. Mel's handsome hubby, Chappy Morris, is pictured behind her to the right.
All photos, except the one of my necklace, courtesy of Bob Stump. For information about the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic visit www.nyphil.org