Sa Va Sunday Tea Fashion Show at Sofitel – Photos

I love Tea at a fancy hotel, and fashion show to boot in a quiet setting without the loud booming from the box, is a joy. That is where I found myself this past weekend with my bud Ilana Waber, Gloss PR
Philly dress designer Sarah van Aken ( SA VA) had a tea party to show off her Spring 2012 Collection with Philadelphia’s most discerning women during a sit down tea at Chez Colette inside the Sofitel Hotel Phila 120 S. 17th Street. The event was sponsored by Tiffany & Co. (note the robins egg color of drinks.) (Tickets $50)
Hosted by style expert Liliana Vazquez of Cheap Chicas and the Nate Berkus Show!!! (Sadly Nate was cancelled, I love that show. But Liliana tells me that she will be on a new show called “Threads”, which will be shown on NBC’s Non-Stop in NYC, and has a potential to be syndicated nationwide.)Link The SA VA Spring Preview was an exclusive fashion event that will give a sneak peak of the SA VA Spring 2012 collection.
Shoes from Nine West at Shops at Liberty Place
Spotted in the crowd was Michelle Shannon from the Center City District
Sherrie Cole, executive director of Career Wardrobe and Heather Bennett enjoy the show. Career Wardrobe had a similar awesome event last October at the Rittenhouse Hotel but with cute kids, hats and adults. (I covered it in my Philly Mag column) Also important to note: Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:30pm – 9:00pm. The Hyatt at the Bellevue 200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. The Career Wardrobe’s annual cocktail reception.
Carol Fritz with Julie Becker and Kim Blaschak
Colette de Chalus Lee, Gwendolyn Johnson, and Rashada Siojo pick from the bitesize desserts that were placed next to the tea sandwiches at each table
I see bright colors and pop up collars are on the menu for spring. Also spotted in the room Margaret Hughes, City Reps Office, Jen Laird, Julie Yoon, Tara Sosa and Kate Hudson
I think Chez Colette has found it’s calling. It’s a nice space for afternoon tea. Usually it’s just open for hotel guests for breakfast as lunch and dinner is served in the bar/restaurant area Liberte
Shoes from Nine West at Shops at Liberty Place
Sarah explains her new spring line to Philly Mag’s fashionista Emily Goulet, who was with friends Caroline Tiger and Carly Walko
Michele Waters of the Sofitel Philadelphia, Michelle Shannon, Sarah van Aken, Liliana Vazquez (Check her out on the Today Show with Kathi Lee & Hoda. Tiffany McCauley, Tiffany & Co. and Nicole Paloux, Red Balloons Public Relations (she represents Sofitel) SA VA is having a spectacular $15 sale today.