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Asian American Family Services Golden Ball | A Fancy Wrap Up

Asian American Family Services Golden Ball | A Fancy Wrap Up

A swanky crowd with a mostly younger group of professionals gathered for a fun filled gala hosted to celebrate the 14th Annual Asian American Family Services (AAFS) Golden Ball at Hotel ZaZa. It was indeed a beautiful evening as AAFS was also honoring the Luminary Ambassadors for their spirit of giving.

The evening started off with a lavish cocktail reception with bare chested sexy hunks at the entrance welcoming guests. Models walked around in Jose Sanchez outfits with interesting masks, a concept mainly brought forth by the creative Gala Chair Viet Hoang. More than 300 party goers packed the ZaZa ballroom with a a glamorous soiree of sophisticated ladies and gentlemen dressed in chic outfits from both Indian and American designers.

The 2013 Luminary Ambassadors were: Sonia Azad, Dr. Sippi Singh, Farida Abjani, Reyne Hirsch, Tabitha Smith, Neeta Sane, John Bradshaw, Jr, and Munir Shivji. Among the other recipients were: Munir Ibrahim for the 2013 Harvest Award and Theodore & Naiyana Vora for the 2013 Golden Lantern Award. The winners for the evening were: Dr. Sippi Singh who won the Luminary Campaign Victory raising a whopping amount of $21,000, Farida Abjani was second and received the Most Spirited Ambassador Award, and John Bradshaw was third highest.

Shefali Tejani, Farida Abjani, Zara Merchant

Shefali Tejani, Farida Abjani, Zara Merchant

The gala scores a high rating in part due to its entertainment, chic young crowd and a wide array of auction items. The one thing that caught everyone’s attention was Sneha Merchant‘s debut painting – a 3D Acrylic on Canvas masterpiece ‘OM’ for auction.

The fashion scene was sizzling with Tabitha Smith in a silver gown, Farida Abjani in a custom made Manish Malhotra, Sippi Singh in J. Mendel 2013 Fall Collection as seen in the Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, Sneha Merchant in a gold BCBG Runway gown. Among the other fashionable gals were: Duyen Huynh in a red fitted gown with a black feather neck piece, Mandy Kao, Simran Rihal, Azra Shariff Rauf, Hiru Mathur another stunner in a red gown, Zara Merchant, Shefali Tejani, Rekha Muddaraj, Sapna Patel, and many others. The gents were not left behind in looking sharp, dressed to celebrate were: Naushir Merchant, Ajay Khurana, Jared Lang, Michael Chabala, Corbett Daniel Parker, Shabbar Tejani Kassam, and Munir Shivji.

 

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