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By Billy Fong. Photography Tamytha Cameron and Celeste Cass. S ummer left me a voicemail (who deigns to pick up the phone anymore?) proclaiming: "It's time f o r r o s é a n d b e a c h balls. Join Prada for a luncheon in celebration of its pop-up at Neiman Marcus NorthPark." A gorgeous long table was set with radiant flowers in shades of purple and white. It was almost all women in attendance, save for me — and you know I adore that ratio. I had a moment with Neiman Marcus Group president and chief merchandising officer Lana Todorovich, who shared how happy she was to be hosting events at the store again, while showing Prada CEO Marcelo Noschese how its done in Texas. Our local girl-in-the-know, Tina Chen Craig, welcomed the ladies, most of whom were dressed head to toe in their favorite pieces from Miuccia's coveted label. My lunch seatmate and long-lost friend Piper Wyatt and I promptly tossed the chic navy-blue embossed menu cards into the surprise Prada gift totes waiting on our seats — who knows when you might need invitation inspiration for a cocktail party. And in each tote was a navy- blue Prada beach towel. After a quick disco nap at home, and costume change, I returned to the pop-up scene for the evening cocktail party. Bubbles were poured while a DJ transported us to Nikki Beach. Seen clinking cocktails beachside were Sarah Calodney, Annika Cail, Erin Mathews, Alice Moore, and Suzanne Droese. Fellow Prada fans assembled at the luncheon included Kameron Westcott, Samantha Wortley, Jennifer Dix, Kim Quinn, and Maricela Heckelman. POOLSIDE PRADA Wisdom Kaye Tina Chen Craig Kevin Chung, Tyler Jackson Ethan Jones Azura Hall Billy Fong snapping away Kimberly Whitman Brittany Mathews Erin Mathews Olya Sinitsyna Sarah Calodney Lana Todorovich Marcelo Noschese Myrna Schlegel Krystal Schlegel Davis Cara French Piper Wyatt Cam Hall, Cindy Trinh, Mary McGreevy Alice Moore Elizabeth Miller Lindsay Sullivan Lawrence Courtney Hess Becca Quisenberry 26

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