Fashion Week El Paseo's First Launch Party in LA

Kicking it off in style at the Palihouse in West Hollywood, I got to attend the Fashion Week El Paseo First Launch Party in LA last week.  I was so intrigued and excited as it was co-hosted by Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert so you know the food was amazing!

Not to mention, a devilishly good drink called the Sparkling Stilleto.  Just add in Double Cross Vodka, fresh lemon juice, simply syrup, champagne and candied hibiscus flower.  Voila!

I got the opportunity to meet one of the designers who made an exclusive appearance - Jim Mullin of JM Couture, who is new to the Southern California scene and debuting his line this year along with opening his flagship store. Very exciting! 

The ninth annual Fashion Week El Paseo 2014 starts on March 16th for seven glorious days filled to the brim with fashion, beauty and lifestyle events.  Hoping I can finagle my way there for the day and check out a few shows.  Check out the gorgeous Joanna Krupa (The Real Housewives of Miami) wearing this beautiful gown by the designer shown here, Michael Costello.

And here's Susan Stein (in the middle) who's fashion editor of Palm Springs Life and right next to her Samantha Coria of Mannfolk Public Relations. (Thanks, Sam!)