Party with a cause! Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete and her family got all dressed up to raise money for a fabulous cause. Meanwhile, Carmelo and LaLa Anthony had some fun watching magic tricks during the Team USA welcome dinner. Peep the pics inside…
Fabness for a cause!
For an unforgettable night of fashion, music and philanthropy, Holly Robinson Peete, her husband Rodney Peete produced the 18th Annual DesignCare event through their nonprofit organization, The HollyRod Foundation, to benefit those with autism Parkinson's disease.
Guests were invited to Sugar Ray Leonard’s estate in Pacific Palisades over the weekend for cocktails, a silent auction, a delicious buffet and a fashion show displaying Michael Costello designs.
The Peetes hit the carpet with their kids Robinson James Peete, Roman Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, Rodney Peete Jr, and Holly’s mom Dolores Robinson. Beautiful family!
The gorgeous actress, wife, mom and advocate stunned on the purple carpet in a white lace Michael Costello gown with a train, exaggerated sleeves and a cut-out back. The dress fit her body like a glove showing off her curves. Werk!
Retired professional boxer Laila Ali, styling in a Jovani Fashion dress, and her husband, former NFLer Curtis Conway, came out to show their support and to celebrate the 18th year of the organization’s gala.
Los Angeles Clippers baller Chris Paul and his wife Jada Paul came out to show their support. The Chris Paul Family Foundation was awarded the HollyRod Angel on the Path Award.
Tisha Campbell-Martin and her son Xen Martin, who has autism, were also on the scene for the gala.
Recently, Tisha took to Instagram to share her son’s progress since being diagnosed with the autism. She wrote, “#reflecting #autism there was a time when he couldnt speak. There was a time he wasn't able to say; "momma," "ouch," let alone "I love you." There was a time when people clapping or the sounds of wave crashing on the shore were like Cymbals crashing in his ears. There was a time when he couldn't stand the touch of another human being. There was a time when I wasn't able to kiss, hold or hug him. He said, "kissing hurts my skin! It's like fire! It's like I'm being burned!" #timeshavechanged #lookatwhoiskissingwho #love”
Warms our heart!
Girlfriends Getaway star Garcelle Beauvais, a regular at HollyRod events, stood out on the purple carpet in a hot pink Trina Turk jumpsuit.
One time for this fly chick! Disney starlet Skai Jackson worked the carpet in a deep indigo ruffled Jay Godfrey jumpsuit. Just gorge!
In movie news, it was recently revealed Skai was the visual inspiration for the new superhero Riri Williams. Catch up HERE.
Nicole Murphy and her kiler bod hit the purple carpet. We're not toally feeling this dress, but she's still a fab chick nonetheless.
“Survivor’s Remorse” star Erica Ash showed off her handmade high-low gown with rose-gold belt by Steph Audino. Be sure to check out Erica in the new season of “Suvivor’s Remorse” set to debut Sunday, July 24th on STARZ.
Love this lace floral jumpsuit actress Essence Atkins rocked! When she's not hitting up a carpet event, she's gearing up to star in Marlon Wayan’s new comedy series set to debut on NBC.
Yvette Nicole Brown is busy filming the New Edition biopic, but she found time to party for a good cause.
We don't see her often, so it was a pleasant surprise to see actress Sharon Leal on the carpet. She has a few films coming down the pipeline, including 36 Hour Layover, Bella's Story, Shot and Traces. Chick is booked.
Former relaity star Gloria Govan hit up the event solo, leaving her boyfriend Derek Fisher behind.
Inside, married couple Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe along with their kiddies hit the front row for the festivities.
Soul singer Ledisi was tapped for a special musical performance. Fab times!
At another event....
LaLa Antony joined her husband Carmelo Anthony in Vegas as he was tapped to host the 2016 USA Basketball Men's National Team Welcome dinner held at at Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas on the eve of the men's basketball camp before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
LaLa was all about the cutouts and cleavage for the event. We see you La!
Before the dinner kicked off, Carmelo snapped a group shot with his USA teammates DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Demar DeRozan, Draymond Green, Kyle Lowry DeMarcus Cousins. Director of Domestic Marketing Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub Jai ShaunWhite, LaLa’s brother Christian Vasquez, and Haute Living CEO and Publisher Kamal Hotchchandani were also in the mix.
The dinner featured Magician Shimshi who was on hand to perform a few magic tricks for the ballers:
Looks like the fellas had a good time watching Magician Shimshi work his magic.