Last night, VOGUE threw a swanky in-store champagne reception at the Donna Karan boutique at Aria Resort & Casino’s newly-rebranded Shops at Crystals.

Produced by my darling Anne Vincent (VOGUE’s Director of Special Events and Merchandising who’s equal parts Get-it-Done Brit and Kitten-with-a-Whip), and hosted by Susie Lee, Dena duBoef, and Linda Richardson, the intimate affair centered on a presentation of Karan’s Spring 2013 collection.

Guests including Honey Salt honcha Elizabeth Blau, the ever-elegant Elaine Newton, and TopRank’s Lovee Arum sipped, surveyed, and shopped, receiving a discount on all of their purchases; with a portion of the evening’s proceeds going to benefit Communities In Schools.

Also making the scene were the Shops at Crystals' marketing maestros Judy Stone and Monique Sergelin, as well as the stylish Leora Blau, who took me by the hand and led me to what was my favorite accessory of the collection – a gorgeous dark caramel-colored crocodile handbag with exquisite detailing.

Note to Robert Blau: I know Valentine’s Day has just passed, but if you’re on the lookout for that little bit of extra happy for the missus (as all good husbands are), then check-out the photo, and call the fine folks at the Donna Karan boutique.  They’ll hook you up!

For those of you who don’t know (perhaps you live in a box?), Communities In Schools is a program aimed at keeping at-risk students in school; providing them with the tools and support they need to see them through to graduation.

Donna Karan Spring 2013
The Shops at Crystals
Aria Resort & Casino
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