Karen and Donald Cohn Host Naeem Khan

for a Globe Guilder's Patron Reception


VIP patrons of the Globe Guilders, a very fashionable philanthropic group that raises monies for the Old Globe, gathered June 20th, 2009 for a chic evening reception at the exquisite La Jolla home of Karen and Donald Cohn.

The main draw was to meet couture designer Naeem Khan. Known for his unique textile rich fabrics. The textiles are from his family's company I might add. But it's Naeem's talent that transforms the material into wearable art. Naeem is known as a master at draping and simplicity in the oh so feminine ways.

..... and Naeem is as nice a gentleman as he is talented as a designer!

Among the VIP Globe supporters there were Valerie and Harry Cooper, Valerie wore Naeem Khan, Sally B. Thornton, Lynda Kerr, Sandy Redman, Sandy is Co-Chairing the August 1st, Globe Gala with Debbie Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White.

Sheryl was instrumental in convincing Naeem Khan into making a San Diego appearance this year. It is his second in a row.

In addition to Valerie Cooper, Lynda Kerr, Sheryl White and Karen Cohn each wore beautiful designs by Naeem Khan. Lynda chose a sleeveless orange and white brocade accessorized by Tamara Alter Jewelry, Karen Cohn chose a dazzling baby pink dress with side slit and Chanel shoes, and Sheryl White chose a colorfully brocade skirt with satin top and bow.

Sheryl laughed later, she had had the bow in the back. Naeem politely corrected and switched it to the front. All agreed, she looked great both ways and from any angle!

Guests enjoyed champagne and other cocktails, and delicious Indian curries, samosas and more from Hyatt La Jolla catering.

This event was a prelude to an exciting runway show the next day hosted by the Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus. Naeem's designs are worn by a who's who veritably worldwide.

To visit the fashion show please click Naeem!

Additional tidbit: Three cheers to Karen and Donald Cohn who have been extremely generous to the Globe. Karen was also the Honorary Chair for this year's Globe Guilder fashion show featuring Naeem Khan.


Sheryl White with Naeem Khan and Karen Cohn

Valerie Cooper with Todd Schultz and Lou Spisto of the Old Globe

Sheryl White with Naeem Khan and Karen Cohn ** Leonard Simpson and Harry Cooper

Valerie Cooper with Naeem Khan

Karen Cohn with Valerie Cooper ** Naeem Khan talking to Lynda Kerr

Lou Spisto with Karen Cohn ** Sheryl White

Host Don Cohn ** Tim Quinn with Valerie Cooper and Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan with Karen Cohn ** Karen Cohn with Lynda Kerr

Karen Cohn with Sheryl White, Sheryl's shoes are Lanvin ** Sandy Redman

Karen Cohn with Sheryl White

Karen Cohn with Lou Spisto, CEO/ Executive Producer of the Old Globe, with Lynda Kerr

The ice cream and cookie buffet with orchid centerpiece

p.s. - don't miss the First Wives Club, click

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reported by Margo Schwab

pictured here in Gucci with Leonard Simpson



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The Buzz


.............Michelle Obama....

yes, Michelle Obama will be wearing a Naeem Khan gown at an upcoming ball....


Speaking of Naeem Kahn, his runway show was a runaway hit with the ladies. Quite a few dress orders were placed immediately after the show.

..............Caviar, Champagne.....

Yes that was Jim McKellar of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club family celebrating his 90th birthday with friends at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. The brunch featured traditional eggs, bacon and sausage, along with a robust amount of Beluga Caviar and Champagne. Cheers and Happy Birthday Jim!


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* Margo Schwab, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego. Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor of The Social Diary.

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