Red carpets, paparazzi, celebrities, oh my!

by on ‎05-13-2016 06:16 PM

I’m certain I was the most wide-eyed gal in NYC when I stepped out of the car in front of The Plaza on Monday night. It was there that the Fashion Institute of Technology was holding its annual gala, this year honoring QVC as Retailer of the Year and Dennis Basso as designer of the year. And I was thrilled to be among the invited! Wearing a Basso gown alone makes me feel like a princess…but to wear his gown and be among his peers? Pinch me!







I quickly joined my QVC sisters Albany and Leah and began a whirlwind of an evening…I documented as much magic as I could on our QVC Snapchat (see some of the snaps below) as we walked the red carpet (my eyes still see flashes), interviewed with reporters, and raised toasts with the likes of Peter Thomas Roth, Mari Lyn Meier, Angel Smedley, Laura Gellar and many more friends. And of course we gave our congratulations and bear hugs to Dennis himself!







Dinner in the packed ballroom was the highlight of the evening, with speeches by QVC CEO Mike George, G.I.L.I’s Jill Martin and of course Dennis Basso! My favorite quote of Dennis’:


“Every morning I wake up to go to a party. It’s a different party every day, but it’s always a party! And that’s a wonderful life!”


Exactly how we all should feel, Dennis!! Bravo!




On the ride home I replayed the evening over and over. What a dream come true to be here at all…but in that room full of support, love and celebration all for the benefit of young students working hard to make their own fashionable dreams come true? Icing on the cake.. at yet another one of life’s daily parties Smiley Happy

on ‎05-14-2016 08:23 AM

You ladies are lovely.  I recognize you and Leah but who are the other two?

on ‎05-14-2016 12:35 PM

Great photos. You & Leah & Mari Lyn surely do look stunning and ladylike in your very sophisticated dresses!

on ‎05-14-2016 02:49 PM

hi jennifer,

you & all the girls look exceptionally beautiful, however i think all of you always look beautiful, & are always very sweet & do a great job hosting ( & being a vendor.) i'm glad you enjoyed your evening. thanks for the post & beautiful pictures & congratulations to "qvc" & dennis basso. 


on ‎05-14-2016 11:54 PM

A bevy of beauties from QVC.  Thanks for sharing.  

on ‎05-16-2016 12:33 PM

4 smoking hot babes! I'm  sure it was a great time. Your makeup looks fantastic Jennifer. You ladies certainly represented QVC beautifully. That's so funny about the do not touch. The dress is gorgeous!

on ‎05-16-2016 04:51 PM

BEAUTIFUL, all of you!! Glad you had a fantastic time.  Thanks for sharing the photos.

on ‎05-16-2016 09:32 PM

Oh, Jennifer, love love love your hair with that beautiful dress. You look dazzling! Glad you enjoyed the evening. Thank you for sharing you photos.