AltaMed Gala: Power Up

Last night, we attended the 2016 AltaMed Gala: Power Up at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. 

Jessica takes the red carpet at the Power Up gala.

Jessica takes the red carpet at the Power Up gala.

Jessica was a proud co-chair of the AltaMed's star-studded event. AltaMed provides comprehensive, quality health care to communities in need. This year's AltaMed Gala "Power Up," benefitted underprivileged girls in California who do not have access to the American Dream.

Chaz Guest with Jessica and Chuck. Guest is a renowned painter. One of his artworks hangs in the Oval Office.

Chaz Guest with Jessica and Chuck. Guest is a renowned painter. One of his artworks hangs in the Oval Office.

Over the course of the evening, generous donors raised over one million dollars for AltaMed's Empowerment Programs for Girls and Youth, and the Eve Branson Foundation.

Giselle Fernandez, the host of the evening.

Giselle Fernandez, the host of the evening.

The Power Up Gala was attended by 800 influential, civic-minded people. The event featured a special message by First Lady Michelle Obama, performances by Janelle Monáe and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy Red Birds, and presentations honoring Eve Branson, Peppita Serrano, Julie Ann Crommett, Dr. Robert Adler, Maitte Perroni, and La Santa Cecelia.

BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles act as a fashionable napkin ring at each place setting.

BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles act as a fashionable napkin ring at each place setting.

BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles featuring an exclusive affirmation for the event.

BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles featuring an exclusive affirmation for the event.

At each place setting, guests were treated to a set of BuDhaGirl gold All Weather Bangles featuring an exclusive affirmation designed for the event. The affirmation reads as follows:

Janelle Monáe was an event honoree and treated us to a performance. She opened with a Prince tribute, Let's Go Crazy.

Janelle Monáe was an event honoree and treated us to a performance. She opened with a Prince tribute, Let's Go Crazy.

La Santa Cecelia is a Grammy Award winning musician. She sang and thanked AltaMed for the honor while wearing her BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles.

La Santa Cecelia is a Grammy Award winning musician. She sang and thanked AltaMed for the honor while wearing her BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles.

As you might have guessed, the black tie event was a sartorial scene! Jessica wore a Dolce & Gabbana Runway bejeweled lace blouse and a flared, floor-length skirt by Roberto Cavalli. The outfit was accessorized with an intricate, vintage belt and stacks of BuDhaGirl bangles on either wrist, of course!

Jessica with Giselle Fernandez, who was wearing BuDhaGirl Pearl Bangles for the occassion.

Jessica with Giselle Fernandez, who was wearing BuDhaGirl Pearl Bangles for the occassion.

Jessica with Mattie McFadden-Lawson and Julie Ann Crommett. Mattie was the Galactic Sponsor of the event and is the President of MML Design & Consulting Group. Julie was an Honoree at the event and is a Program Manager of Computer Science Education in Media at Google.

Jessica with Mattie McFadden-Lawson and Julie Ann Crommett. Mattie was the Galactic Sponsor of the event and is the President of MML Design & Consulting Group. Julie was an Honoree at the event and is a Program Manager of Computer Science Education in Media at Google.

Thank you AltaMed for including us at this special event. BuDhaGirl is grateful to play a role in inspiring and empowering young women with great potential. 

Jessica with Dr. Claudia Aguirre and Claudia's mother, Rosario Aguirre. Claudia is the latest member to join the BuDhaGirl Scientific Advisory Board. 

Jessica with Dr. Claudia Aguirre and Claudia's mother, Rosario Aguirre. Claudia is the latest member to join the BuDhaGirl Scientific Advisory Board

Peppita Serrano was an Honoree at the event and is the Founder of Sivam. Here she is at the podium wearing her BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles.

Peppita Serrano was an Honoree at the event and is the Founder of Sivam. Here she is at the podium wearing her BuDhaGirl All Weather Bangles.

Thank you for the inspiring evening, AltaMed!

Thank you for the inspiring evening, AltaMed!

Posted on May 13, 2016 and filed under Mindfulness, Lifestyle, Inspiration, Entertaining.