The Blonde and The Brunette were out together last night to support our dear friends Linell and Robert Shapiro and their very important cause. The Brent Shapiro Foundation – founded after the loss of their son Brent who had battled with addictions most of his life – to fight the stigma of addictions through education, and help parents communicate with their children on addiction issues.
Their third annual star-studded event emceed by Larry King, showcased their “It Takes A Friend to Save A Friend” campaign and introduced their new SOMO (Sober Monkey) Educational Program for Kids. Held on one of the most beautiful estates in Beverly Hills, the evening featured a live auction hosted by Bob with items such as tickets to American Idol, a trip to Vegas on a private jet and accommodations at the Bellagio, to an amazing Montage get-away.
This was topped by a Barraci Fashion Show (one of Linell’s favorite evening and wedding gown designers) who also donated a custom-made gown for the auction! Models walked past over 800 guests down a very, very long runway which was constructed over one of the longest pools we’ve ever seen. And to honor Linell’s black and white fashion theme, one of us wore a white and black, floral sequined Stella McCarty.
For more information, check out www.brentshapiro.org. If anyone can win this battle, it’s Bob and Linell!