Meet Our L.A. Ambassadors, As Featured in O Magazine
The recipe for a perfect party includes great decor, delicious food, impecccable fashion, and of course, excellent company. Reese followed that formula to a “T” when she hosted a classic Southern luncheon that was featured in the latest issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. See the story here; find some behind-the-scenes photos here; and read on to meet the guests, a group of Reese’s friends and supporters of the brand. We call them our Draper James Los Angeles Ambassadors.
Sampling cupcakes poolside. From left: Sarah Moritz, Candace Nelson, Mary Alice Haney, Jessica Reagans, Heather Rosenfield, Shannon Rotenberg, Reese, and Kio Grieco.
Cheers! What better way to toast than with treats from Sprinkles Cupcakes, the bakery founded by DJ Ambassador and party guest Candace Nelson?
Reese with pal Shannon Rotenberg, who hosted the luncheon at her Bel Air home. Shannon, who is the Executive Director of the JK Livin Foundation (and an Okmulgee, OK native!) is obsessed with our Yellow Vidalia Vine top and skirt.
Draper James Director of Design Development Heather Rosenfield, who is also one of Reese’s closest friends, may be a California girl, but she certainly embraces the Southern vibe. Wearing our Belmont Stripe Collection Romper, here she is picking out a party favor: an Orange Blossom Special candle. (It’s named for the song famously covered by Johnny Cash.)
Candace Nelson is both chic and comfortable while reclining in our Cloister Top (see a similar version here) and White Crop Flare Denim.
Kio Grieco was born in Buffalo, NY, to Kenyan parents and grew up in Oklahoma. She is wearing our Maxicat Silk Dress.
O editor at large Gayle King (who attended the lunch on behalf of the magazine) and actress, model, and humanitarian Molly Sims have at least two things in common: Both are Kentucky natives and both had the “blues” at our party. Gayle is pictured wearing our Ottoman Stripe Knit Shift Dress, while Molly has on our Oak Hill Vine Love Circle Dress.