This past Saturday was JDRF's Bay Area Hope Gala. After spending the last six months helping plan the event, it was wonderful to get to see the whole thing come together. Despite the fact that Saturday was most decidedly not a rehearsal, there were a few elements that made it feel like one.
First off, my friend Renee Capobianco asked me if she could do my hair for the Gala. Renee has an interview with a salon this week (she recently moved to SF from NYC) and wanted a few more images to use in her portfolio of her work. Obviously I jumped at the chance to have her do my hair, and let me tell you, I'm so glad I did - this is hands-down the best job anyone has ever done with my slippery, slippery locks. I'm still stunned how beautifully it turned out - Renee is so talented!
Secondly, the Gala gave me an opportunity to re-wear my outfit from my rehearsal dinner two years ago. It's not often that I get an excuse to bust out this beautiful dress, so I was so thankful to get to wear it on Saturday. As an added bonus, I realized that my art deco-inspired J. Crew bracelet went perfectly with the dress and shoes. All in all, I think I ended up looking better for the Gala than I did for my rehearsal dinner!