One by one the guests arrived for a high tea fund raising event, Fion Poon Fashion Charity in conjunction with Selangor Cheshire Home's 50th anniversary. We were among the earliest to beat K.L's jam increasing traffic jams. The venue for this exciting event, Fukuden Restaurant was easy to find, ala GPS.
It was indeed a special afternoon - a mixed programe of music and songs by jazz singer, Janet Lee accompanied by Tay Cher Siang on keys and a display of shoes and handbags by local designer, Fion Poon. To top it all, the gracious presence of her mentor, icon Datuk Jimmy Choo created the buzz. The afternoon tea menu was a range of Japanese cuisine cocktails.
The event kicked off with Janet's renditions which were well-received. Alas, time did not allow for more.
Everyone wanted a picture with the Guest of Honour, Datuk Jimmy Choo - ever charming and generous coping with the numerous requests. And the next instance, Facebook it!
Many guests were eager to try our Fion Poon's shoes and handbags on display. A customer service staff was on standby to let guests know that accessories can be customized , made the items even more appealing.
Soon Fukuden Restaurant was overflowing with guests. In the set -up, navigating for food, clicking pictures and moving about, space was tight. The waiters were kept on their toes serving quenchers to keep the guests nicely watered in the existing day's heat . The models wearing Fion Poon's shoes could not get past many guests. A pity! Nevertheless, we took it all in our stride. Fion Poon's batik hand pouch with a good sling handle as one of the door gifts is really neat.
The event ended with lucky draw and best dressed prizes. Those who came in red and white stood better chances. In celebratory mood, there was a big cake to mark Cheshire's 50th with a rousing Happy Birthday song. By 5.30 pm, the guests who responded warmly with charity in their hearts bade their good byes.
|Elegance on your feet.|
|Datuk Jimmy Choo autographing a book about him|
|TV3 was there for the media coverage. Datuk Khatijah , President of Sel Cheshire Home, Fion Poon and Datuk Jimmy Choo.|
|Janet Lee at the mike|
|Handicrafts from the Home|
|Heels of sorts|
|Expressive Janet Lee|
|We are a happy lot, with Datuk Jimmy Choo!|
|Datuk Khatijah with supporters from Cheshire Home|