A Sea of Denim

Photos courtesy of Mathew Martinez & Global Genes

Amid the sweep of a cool California breeze, over 150 philanthropists and community members gathered together at The Resort at Pelican Hill for the inaugural Denim and Diamonds Fashion Show. The scene was picturesque, with the whole property aglow in soft lighting and steeped in the sound of waves gently crashing onto to the shore. Guests made their way to the resort’s elegantly appointed Mar Vista Estate for a night to remember. Once inside, a sumptuous meal satiated their appetites, while a grand fashion show displaying the season’s latest trends instantly captivated and inspired. With fashion and philanthropy governing the evening, the show, produced by Newport Coast rare disease parent advocate Perla Portillo, honored World RARE Disease Day and raised funds for Global Genes. As festivities came to a close, guests took their leave with lights from the fashion show still shimmering in the background, shining as bright as a diamond itself.

Scout Compton, Dylan Lujano

Scout Compton, Dylan Lujano

Shawni McDonald, Brianna Myricks, Perla Portillo

Shawni McDonald, Brianna Myricks, Perla Portillo

Curtis Fox, Kirk Pereira, Andrew Hinek, Julia Graham, Derek Graham

Curtis Fox, Kirk Pereira, Andrew Hinek, Julia Graham, Derek Graham

Vivien Liu, Jenny Shen, Wenying Guo

Vivien Liu, Jenny Shen, Wenying Guo