factio-magazine, January 14, 2008
The opulent Newberry Library played host to Yelp.com’s first annual fashion show, Thursday evening, January 10th. Yelp.com put together all aspects of the cozy event, providing the sumptuous setting, a tasty range of passed hors d’oeuvres by Simply Elegant Catering and sophisticated wines courtesy of Night Harvest.
The community website, Yelp.com, allows members to rate and review their favorite boutiques and restaurants and share recommendations. The website’s motto is “Real People. Real Reviews.” True to their word, the fashion show featured real Yelpers as models, wearing clothing from some of their favorite local boutiques including Pivot, Eskell, She and others. The show was well styled thanks to Christine Matsunaga from tristinstyling and hair and makeup by Blo Salon and Day Spa. The seated crowd enthusiastically cheered their fellow yelpers as they showed their glamorous side on the catwalk.
We’re giving a five star rating to Yelp.com’s first ever fashion event and can’t wait for more.