Years and years ago St. John was the go-to-place for gals who traveled and were allergic to wrinkles in their faces and clothes. But just as times changed, so did St. John. . . sorta. They still had knits and clientele with maxed-out passports, but they weren’t limiting themselves to business- and first-class vagabond types. There’s a certain private jet feeling to their turning 50 this year.
So, how to celebrate? Well, not only did they redazzle their digs in Highland Park Village, they popped bottles of champagne and partied with the Cattle Baron’s Ball ladies on May 23. And, of course, a portion of the sales were donated to CBB.
Lucky were those early arrivals because they got first dibs on the yummies “just hanging around” the mannequins and the
rods. General Manager Petrushka Dickson in a midnight blue sequined cocktail dress with a very low-cut-back pointed out items in the back of the store that made great first impressions on the hangars and on the price tags. But, alas, the crowd grew and a lot of the “yummies” got snapped up.
With bare shoulders and in a tomato red sundress, Mary Gill brought her buddy “the Baroness,” who wanted to keep her likeness nil. Soon Simona Beal joined Mary and the shy Baroness in sauntering to the back of the newly renovated St. John boutique. You can expect to be seeing Mary in red again at the Go Red for Women luncheon Friday at the Hilton Anatole. She’s social chair.
HP Village Chief Marketing Maven Kersten Rettig dropped by for a glass of champagne and pre-birthday “congrats.” She was also looking forward to her assignment the following week in NYC for a photo shoot at Phillip Johnson’s Glass House.
Lynn McBee claimed her blue eyes were in high sparkle mode due the fact she was “caked in makeup” from her photo shoot for the Crystal Charity’s 10 Best Dressed earlier. Tiffany and Paul Divis stopped by on their way to Fresh Faces and managed to convince Allan McBee to tag along.
One multi-tasking guest popped in complete with baby, nanny and puppy. Talk about an entourage! One guest sniffed, “Is it appropriate to bring a baby, a nanny and a dog?” Another slyly responded, “When she starts breast-feeding the baby and the dog, we’ll know it’s time to call it a day.”