This week I attended an AMAZING night out with my girlfriends! We went to the Ontario Mills’ second annual Celebrating Women Runway Event sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Ontario. Allison, Tanya, and I received VIP tickets from work - dressed in our party outfits - and hit the mall! [Always a sunny side after a long day at the office. :)]
After walking into the VIP tent (The event planner in me will highlight some of my favorite pieces of decor soon enough) we went straight to the complimentary wine bar and made ourselves quite at home. Various models of Mercedes Benz’ adorned the entrance to the pre-party area while the DJ and stationary models guarded the runway entrance. The outdoor event was gorgeous!
After taking the mandatory lap to check out the scenery we found a nice little spot sandwiched between the industrial sized fan (99* in October WTH?!!) and the bar.
Once the time allotted for appetizers and drinks (compliments of Market Broiler) was complete we made our way to the open-air catwalk and found our seats. The event was open to the public (standing room only outside the velvet ropes) but those with VIP status found chairs with treats awaiting their arrival. Super deluxe caramel apples from RockyMountain Chocolate Factory and a massive coupon book (with special deals from stores within the Ontario Mills) kept our seats warm.
Please forgive my out-of-focused iPhone pictures :) The host, Giuliana Rancic, whom I ADORE was amazing! She is truly the epitome of style and grace. She is such a wonderful role model in a world of celebrities with such influence. (This write up is actually being written while ‘Giuliana and Bill’ is on in the background) The outfits were great! And all pieces you can purchase at the Ontario Mills. The show had a great vibe and the hours and hours of preparation were evident.
After the show was over Allison, Tanya, and I made our way back through the pre-party tent for a mini photo opp.
We had such a great time!
Getting ready at work
loved the backlighting!
Allison, me, and Tanya
The striped background was a great contrast against the white tent
LOVED these illuminated tables
Tanya gettin her photog on
If you would like more information on this event please click here.