Seeing red on St. Paddy's Day

April 2nd, 2013
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Red displaced green as the color of the day on March 17, with the presentation of a Red fashion show at The Pacific Club.

Joanna Sullivan was honored with a fashion show that took place March 17 at the Pacific Club, with presentations by designers Eric Chandler, Kimberly Williams and Takeo, and jewelry presented by Anna Meng of The Meng Dynasty.

On sunny St. Patrick's Day, red replaced green as the color of the day, as the show also aimed to raise awareness of heart health.

Dubbed the Red fashion show, Takeo also called it his "second wind show" after his 2011 heart attack, open heart surgery and stroke. Although still recovering, he can't help but keep busy, though now he puts as much effort into bringing up the next generation and upcoming talent, as into his own work.

This show marked an introduction to Williams' work, and Emma Wo, Joanna Sullivan's granddaughter, as fashion coordinator.


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redJewelry specialist Anna Meng with designers Eric Chandler, left, and Takeo.

redericAureana Tseu in an ensemble from Eric Chandler.

red ericAnother look from Eric.

red annaAureana in one of Anna Meng's pearl ropes.

red umbrellaA couple of Takeo's designs.

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redgreenIn St. Patrick's Day green, from left, Kitty Wo with her mother, honoree Joanna Sullivan, and Blossom Tyau.

redemmaFashion coordinator Emma Wo and Holden Lau.

redauctionFunds raised through a silent auction of items, went to Ronald McDonald House, selected by Joanna Sullivan.

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A trio of designs by Kimberly Williams in red, white and blue.

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red crabcakeFor lunch, a salad topped with the biggest crab cake I've ever had.

red laiseeGuests went home with lai see and chocolate wrapped in lucky gold foil.

red fruitDessert of refreshing mint-topped fruit.

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