|with opera star Alyson Cambridge|
|(L-R) Carmen Barrie, opera singer Alyson Cambridge, designer Gilles Mendel, Ashley NYC|
One of my favorite opera stars, Alyson Cambridge, graced the event and we had a great conversation about issues we both were familiar with, such as us both being biracial and multi-cultural. She's as intelligent as she is talented.
Alyson Cambridge tells Ashley and New York:
"I have always been an admirer of J. Mendel gowns and was thrilled to be invited and attend this evening's event. As an opera singer and never at a loss for events, concerts, or occasions to wear beautiful clothes, I have come to J. Mendel for some of my most favorite gowns! One of my best memories was wearing a J. Mendel canary yellow, tulip-like, plush gown I wore from the 2011 spring collection for two concerts -- in San Francisco and Beijing. When I walked onstage, the gasp from the audience was audible! As a performer, you want to come to the stage not only with your voice and beautiful music, but also with an unforgettable and powerful presence that the audience will remember and cherish as part of the experience. Gilles' gowns are so elegantly impactful -- stunning in their structure, design, fabrication, color, and pure 'wow' factor."
(L-R) Lei Xi, Peggy Liu, Ashley NYC
(photo by Joe Schildhorn of the Billy Farrell Agency)
|Atmosphere of holiday party (photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com)|
Alyson Cambridge has quite a year ahead in 2013!
For Alyson’s schedule and further announcments, and as they are allowed to be made public, please visit her website for details: www.AlysonCambridge.com