Leonard Simpson and The US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego presented the incredible Cherry Blossom Gala and fashion show yesterday, a beautiful fundraiser event that benefited the Epilepsy Foundation. The most fabulous part of this event, aside from taking place at the historical US Grant Hotel, was that everyone was dressed in red and pink, creating a fabulous vibe and gorgeous backdrop among the cherry blossom trees and petals strewn across the floor. If you have not had the opportunity to see a fashion show produced by KUSI Fashion Expert, Leonard Simpson, we highly recommend his theatrical and colorful shows for future enjoyment!
Leonard Simpson’s fashion show at The US Grant Hotel included models dressed in shift dresses from local boutique Melero, gowns from Mia Bella Couture, eclectic pieces from Satori Designs, and more. Gentleman Norman, our favorite celebrity Pomeranian, was in attendance and autographing his book, while taking photos with guests in an outstanding pink chair. Below, check out photos from this beautiful event as well as what we wore to the gala.
Leonard Simpson’s Cherry Blossom Fashion Show At The US Grant Hotel
KUSI Fashion Expert, Leonard Simpson, poses with Nubry at the Cherry Blossom Gala at The US Grant Hotel in San Diego, CA.
Gretchen Hackmann wearing Gryphon and Britt Hackmann wearing Diane von Furstenberg at the top of the Cherry Blossom runway
Melero Boutique dresses in the fashion show with hula hoop head pieces!
Cherry Blossom San Diego US Grant Gala
The fashion show kicks off with these pretty umbrellas! Its raining cherry blossoms in here!
Cherry Blossom petals strewn across the floor at The US Grant Hotel!
Britt Hackmann, Mary Murphy of So You Thing You Can Dance, and Gretchen Hackmann of Nubry.com
Gretchen gives Spex Wax a test drive! How fabulous are these heart shaped, red glasses!
Gretchen sips champagne and admires the silent auction pieces
Gretchen sits in Gentleman Norman’s pink chair!
Laura Martella and Gentleman Norman autograph books at The US Grant Hotel
Gentleman Norman’s spot at The US Grant Hotel for Cherry Blossom Hotel
Cindy Matalucci of The Pulse SD at the Cherry Blossom Gala
After the ballroom doors open, everyone rushes inside to see the beauty!
Panzanella Salmon Salad is served during The Cherry Blossom fashion show at The US Grant Hotel
Ruth Melero, owner of Melero Boutique, and Britt Hackmann of Nubry.com
Everyone is going goo-goo-ga-ga over the jewelry from Melero Boutique