New York 'Dandy' and fashion fixture Patrick McDonald hosted a swanky cocktail party Thursday night at the Verdura Salon on 5th Avenue to celebrate the launch of their new cufflink collection. Guests, a mix of fashionistas, industry insiders and high society peeps, were treated to free flowing (and extremely yummy) prickly pear martinis and an up-close-and-personal view of Verdura's insanely beautiful jewelry collections (ring for $49,000, anyone?). While I've never been one to wear fine jewelry (I'm more the 'ghetto gold nameplate earrings' type...), I was lucky enough to try on a few pieces, and lets just say I 'get it' now. A $100,000 necklace could make anyone look fabulous! (Verdura jewelry has been coveted by royalty, Hollywood and high society for nearly a decade.) Being there with my date, the always fabulous Mr. Glenn Belverio, however...PRICELESS.
Host Patrick McDonald and guest
Lovely Ladies: Nancy Baicich and Laren Stover
Love the shoes, Nancy!
Master of Hair Design: Stephen Knoll
The view from the Salon
...And several prickly pear martinis later @ the Regency Hotel: Glenn Belverio and moi