El Paseo Fashion Week

To my mind—next to the clothes themselves, of course—the best thing about Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo is its proximity (mere minutes by car) to my home town of Rancho Mirage.

Held this year from April 2 to 9 in a new location—on the West Side Upper Level of the parking deck at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert—this, the largest fashion show on the West Coast, is not just about runway extravaganzas featuring the oeuvre of such haute designers as Monique Lhuillier, Zandra Rhodes, Marc Bouwer, and Michael Costello plus work of the Stars of Project Runway and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising graduating students. There’s also trunk shows, in-store events, parties, and Le Chien—a K9 couture presentation benefiting the Humane Society of the Desert. Other charities rewarded during the week include The Girlfriend Factor and The Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities.

To purchase tickets to one of 15 events held over eight days—or to get more information about the retail outlets, jewelers, and designers participating—please visit www.fashionweekelpaseo.com.

As for the Rancho Mirage connection, our very own Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is one of the featured luxury hotels conveniently available to out-of-town guests, and Indigo Auto Group/Desert European Motorcars is the Official Automotive Sponsor.

As superstar and supermodel Heidi Klum always says, “In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.” Well, I don’t know about you, but from April 2-9 I will be in Palm Desert hanging out at Fashion Week El Paseo. See you there—with bells on!