The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's 2008 Spring Gala
Cancer Vixen and MyBreastCancerNetwork.com producer Sarah Park pose for a souvenir photo at the Hottest Pink Party Ever before heading into the Breast Cancer Research Foundation press room.
We're here blogging live from the Hottest Pink Party Ever -- AKA The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Spring Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The annual fundraiser will be hosted later tonight by Elizabeth Hurley and features a performance by Sir Elton John.
Sarah and I arrived early to hang out in the press room while the night's stars arrive. Check out the paparazzi lined up at the "step and repeat," which is a fabric back drop with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation logo all over it...
The paparazzi at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Hottest Pink Party Ever.
And...drum roll please... Here is The Patron Saint of Breast Cancer, the Creator of The Pink Ribbon, Evelyn Lauder!
Evelyn Lauder -- in Bill Blass!
Here's another look at Evelyn's fabulous gown (me on the left).
So, we're live-blogging, but SOME people don't seem to think we're actually media. Here's the meanie who tried to bounce us outta the press room. Nice try. We were on the list.
Meanie -- we showed him!!
I guess it IS kind of hard to be taken seriously when you're blogging live with a BlackBerry.
Nobody regards you as real press... Ha. We'll show them soon enough.
This is Dr. Cliff Hudis, rock star oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. I took a picture with him when the paparazzi were loving Elizabeth Hurley.
Rock Star oncologist Dr. Cliff Hudis and me on the left.
And, through these shoulders, is none other than Tommy Hilfiger!Fashion Designer Hilfiger
Vera Wang, one of the event co-chairs, was also here, but we missed taking a photo.
And, here's Gwyneth Paltrow in the middle of many admirers...
Gwyneth Paltrow, in hot pink at the Hottest Pink Party Ever!
All this, even before dinner is served in the ballroom. And now, to dinner! (Bonus: It involves a performance from Elton John and Christian Siriano from Project Runway -- Fierce!)
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