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7th Annual Bag Ladies Luncheon Raises More Than $350,000

2009 Honorees included Melissa Joan Hart & Janice Arouh

On November 18, more than 500 well-heeled women gathered at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel for the 7th Annual Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon to raise more than $350,000 for lupus research and support services.

Hosted by Good Day LA’s Dorothy Lucey, the event featured a live auction lead by guest auctioneer Phil Lewis, as well as a silent auction of more than 200 designer handbags directly from the collections of luxury brands such as Versace, Fendi, Gucci, and Prada and the private closets of some of Hollywood biggest stars. Guests of the event also enjoyed an exclusive, private showcase of Versace’s 2010 Spring Collection.

Honorees of the 2009 “Women in Achievement” award were Dancing with the Stars’ contender Melissa Joan Hart and Hallmark Channel executive Janice Arouh.

Celebrity guests included Toni Braxton, Jaime Pressly, Nicky Hilton, Jesse Metcalf, Rosanna Arquette, Natalie Coughlin, Rachelle Carson-Begley, Kellie Martin, Phill Lewis, Parminder Nagra, Linda Cardellini, Meredith Monroe, and Ali Hillis.

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Press Coverage

Daily Variety – 11/24/09
Los Angeles Times – 11/30/09
People – 12/07/09
Star – 12/07/09

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