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A Place in the Sun

| May 14, 2015 | Parties

One word: kaftan. Your chic summer staple has arrived thanks to S.D. brand Paige California, which teamed up with two philanthropic powerhouses and in-demand jeweler LFR for a meaningful afternoon of retail therapy.


Susan McClellan, who serves on the foundation board of the San Diego Zoo Global, opened her La Jolla Hillside manse. Miracle Babies board trustee Rita Garcia-Szczotka was also on hand for the fete. Ten percent of sales benefited those charities. Meanwhile, designers Paige McCready Boer and Leslie Fastlicht Russo, of LFR, were the ultimate poster girls for their brands.


With Champagne in hand, guests mingled poolside and perused the racks of Paige California’s latest collection of silk maxi dresses, tunics, kaftans and jumpsuits. The line is jet-set-ready, especially when paired with LFR’s globally tinged baubles. Russo, who has a huge following in Mexico, works with a mix of horn, mother-of-pearl, agate and, of course, diamonds. “But I’m all about turquoise and coral for summer,” says Russo, who has an appointmentonly showroom in La Jolla. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming Paige California trunk shows held at La Jolla’s venerable Ascot Shop. Your summer uniform awaits. -Photos by Stacy Keck,


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