Monday, December 20, 2010

Marie Claire & Chambord Holiday Cocktail Party

A few weeks ago, I was invited by fellow Bay Area blogger, Carlina of the blog, Allergic to Vanilla, to a holiday cocktail party by Marie Claire Magazine and Chambord Vodka. As soon as I checked my work schedule and realized I was off, I quickly confirmed. It rarely happens that my hectic work schedule coordinates perfectly with any leisure activities. I was so excited to put on a cocktail dress, get dolled up, and make it out for a classy evening in the city. Once I arrived at the Hotel Vitale, where the event was held, I made sure to make the rounds and scope out all the sophisticated cocktail-wear. I do have to admit, however, that I spent most of the night mingling and enjoying a nice night off, rather than snapping photos and putting on my usual blogger badge. While I wasn't able to play photog all night long, I did manage to stop a few stylish ladies and gents for your viewing pleasure. My apologies for my lack of personal outfit pictures, but I'd like to point out the one picture I posted of me shows my naturally curly hair, for all those who have asked! Many thanks to Carlina for inviting me, and it was so wonderful to meet you and your sister!
Starting off the night with a tasty holiday cocktail*

Trendy Twosome: I love how this gentleman used a scarf with gold tones to match his lady. How absolutely gorgeous does she look in that flattering color?
Ferocious Feline: Rocking a simple (and what I'm hoping is faux) fur bolero, oversized ring, classic Chanel bag, and red hot lips, this outfit is the epitome of cocktail chic
Can't Touch This: Don't ask me why he chose to pose this way, but at least his confident charm shines through. Anyone notice the detail on his pants? Gentlemen, take note, all it takes is a statement scarf to give an outfit that extra something that gets you noticed
Couldn't get enough of the Chambord Fleur de Lis cocktail featuring Chambord Liqueur, lemonade, fresh blueberries,  and cranberry juice
Me, Carlina (right), and her sister (middle). How beautiful are these ladies??*
These Chambord models walked around all night like this (glitter and all). 
Hey mister DJ*
Kudos to Marie Claire and Chambord for a successful night in the city*
 Photos by DJ Lan* and Chandamheer

This event was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season (especially considering this happened weeks ago and I'm just now getting around to posting about it). Everything from the music, appetizers, and delicious Chambord-sponsored drinks, to the venue and atmosphere was a perfect blend of fun and relaxation. I hope to meet up with many more Bay Area bloggers, so please don't be shy and let me know if you would like to get coffee (or tea, really, since I don't actually drink coffee...), do a shoot together, of if you'd like to attend an event together! Happy Monday, everyone!


  1. You hair looks great curly! Nice that you took a well-deserved evening (semi) off from anything work related. Cocktails, beautiful people and holiday parties... sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

    Happy Monday!

  2. Oh fun! I'm glad you got to go!! haha nice pic of the Chambord models!! Happy Monday to you!

    Love from,

  3. This event looks amazing! It looks like you had a blast! I totally love your naturally curly hair, I wish my hair had more pizazz like that! P.S. those models? yum ;) ahaha!


  4. Wow, this event looks like it was sooo much fun! I am going to look up that cocktail too, because it sounds fabulous.

    Have a fantastic Monday!!!


  5. wow, everyone is looking good. and look! emma watson. :D

  6. seems like an amazing night!
    xoxo Sienna

  7. OMG what a fabulous event! I especially love the yellow dress, and that velvet purple dress is super hot!!


  8. you look so pretty - that's a lovely dress! if you have a picture from your entire dress, pots it, i'm curious ;)

  9. I love this! It was wonderful to meet you too! p.s don't feel bad about putting this up only now, I have yet to do mine- maybe I will today ;)
    xo Carlina

  10. That looks like the funnest party ever! That drink looks so amazing!!! I would love to go to events like this! How do you get invited to something like this? I wish I lived in the bay area so that we could meet up! Maybe we can just chat over email :)

    xoxo Summer

  11. Looks like a great party, like the semi-naked chambord models they must have been really cold!

  12. what a fun event! Who doesn't love getting all dolled up for events- I sure do! Great blog. I'm a new follower!
    Hey Hilary

  13. Snaz-zy photos! This looks like such a fun time..and the guy covering his package is freaking hilarious!!


  14. Love your dress! Looks like you had a fantastic night!!

    P.s. I hope that was faux fur too!


  15. What a happening party! The outfits are suiting for this month! Love it!

  16. Wow,great style here! I LOVE Carlina's crushed velvet dress - how perfect for the holidays is that!?

    I have recently stumbled upon your blog, and I must say it's made me want to start blogging again (and stick to it this time)!

    Thanks for the inspiration/little push! Hope to talk to you soon :)

  17. It must have been party! I envy! But Honey, you looked super sexy!

  18. looks like so much fun! your blog is amazing! We are now one of your loyal followers Xx

  19. this looks like such a fun event! i love that you snap all these photos of all of these peoples amazing styles!

  20. looks so fun

  21. The yellow dress is beautiful !

    KIsses from France.

    Olivia & Mariam

  22. I'm so sad that I couldn't make it to this event. It looks like you had so much fun, and that picture of the half-naked people - bahahaha. That would've made my night.

    Meeting Bay Area bloggers is always so fun! But I'm in SoCal for the holiday, but hopefully get the chance to meet you (and other Bay Area bloggers) sometime in the future!

    xo Sherrie

  23. Looking gorgeous Angel! Looked like an awesome party xx

  24. I'm dying to know where the models' underwear is from....


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