A Spring Affaire – Trina Turk & Operation School Bell

Ladies who lunch took on a whole new meaning as I attended the Spring Affaire event this past Saturday hosted by the Assistance League of Los Angeles. The luncheon was held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills and benefit Operation School Bell, a charity dedicated to “dressing children for school success” – now that’s a mission I can get behind.

Working for Los Angeles magazine definitely has its perks. We not only produce some of the best events around L.A., but every now and then you get the opportunity to attend events where you show up not knowing what to expect and you leave pleasantly surprised. I only wish there were more events like this one, that celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the awe-inspiring women who make up this wonderful city of ours.

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CH2T Covets: A New Wave of Pastels

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From sheer to shiny, pastels are Spring’s most versatile trend. After being seen across nearly every collection at NYFW – Lupita N’yongo solidified it with her “Nairobi Blue” gown at this year’s Oscars. Now, if you’re like me you’ve probably admired the look on others, but have steered clear for fear of evoking more of an “Easter Bunny chic” motif. Yet with a whole new crop of designers embracing the trend, pastels are less to be feared now than ever before. Here are just a few ensembles to wet your pastel palette – whether you’re looking for one key piece, or ready to commit from head to toe (but let’s not get carried away now).

J.Crew, Cutler and Gross acetate sunglasses

Topshop, Naked Back Buckle Mid Shoes

Fossil, Erin Satchel