More than 500 black tie dressed guests visited the La Jolla Farms estate of Ramin Pourteymour to celebrate "Style Guy" Leonard Simpson’s 2011 Best Dressed list on Monday night. The awards’ recipients were not only being celebrated for their fashion sense, but their generous sensibility when it comes to giving back to the community.
The 10 best-dressed women are: Joan Burton, Dolores Clark, Suzanne Figi (a big donor to the ), retired Navy Admiral Ronne Froman, real estate’s Maxine Gellens, Christy Macfarlane, Virginia Monday, Jane Ottenstein, Celeste Johnson and Brandi McClain.
The 10 best-dressed men are Don Breitenberg, Peter Ferrantelli, Ross Grano, Gene W. James, San Diego Police Department Assistant Chief Boyd Long, Gilbert E. Meza, Jeff Mueller, Michael Stoff, Steven B. Thornton and Robert E Wailes, MD.
Among those there were Joni and Dr. Elliott Alpert, Bob Eix with hair dresser to the stars Jeremy Mariage, Roberto de Gregorio with Nancy O’Connor, and Cheryl Mitchell. Mitchell works for St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, one of the 10 beneficiaries for the evening.
The other beneficiaries are The Arc of San Diego, Kids Korps, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, Home Start, The Navy SEAL Family Foundation, San Diego Center for Children, San Diego Food Bank, San Diego Police Historical Association and the United Way.
Guests enjoyed poolside cocktails, sushi by , and a splash of mermaids and mermen. Very appropriate for the Underwater Fantasy/2,000 Leagues Under the Sea theme.
More there enjoying a fashion show featuring Mia Bella Gowns Couture, couture clothes by Celeste Boutique in Rancho Santa Fe and designer Sharon Planche’s collection from France were Leslie Meads, Marge and Paul Palmer, Stephen Sheedy, Fashion Foward's vice president Brittany Simpson, and Heather Winfield from sponsoring Fine magazine.
Leonard Simpson and Sally B. Thornton co-founded this Best Dressed event 4 years ago with a mission. As Leonard Simpson’s trademarked quip for the event states, “The beauty of giving and fashion go hand in hand.”