It was an afternoon of food, fashion and gossip, as celebrity stylist George Blodwell dropped in at the trendy AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar in South Coast Plaza to dress a few style-conscious local gals and share a little of his life history with some 100 "all ears" and "all eyes" fashionable divas. Sponsored by the Fashionable Women of Chapman University, the afternoon at AnQi was a super success led by co-chairs Donna Calvert and Donna Bunce.
A late-morning champagne reception welcomed Fashionables president Adrienne Brennan, one of O.C.'s most glamorous women. Brennan was also one of Blodwell's makeover subjects. It's tough, even for a celeb stylist to remake an A list-dressed woman. How do you improve on perfection?
In addition to Brennan, George took on Rachel Jackson-Smith, marketing director for Saks Fifth Avenue, Jacqui Penner, design wardrobe consultant in the Nordstrom Collection department, and Kirsten Prosser, owner of On Que Style, Corona del Mar. All of his subjects, shall we say, know fashion, live fashion, and are each stylemakers in his or her own right. The crowd could not wait to see George's results.