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February 23, 2013

Noah’s Ark Benefit with Cornelia Guest at Tootsies

Exotic creatures of fashion and nature assembled for this chic event

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Socialite, Animal Rights Advocate, Author and Handbag Designer Cornelia Guest Headlined a Fashion Luncheon at Tootsies Boutique in Buckhead to Benefit Noah’s Ark.

Cornelia Guest with a lamb from Noah's Ark and Susan LeCraw. Cornelia Guest with a lamb from Noah's Ark and Susan LeCraw.

Party Highlights

Cornelia Guest, daughter of famed socialite C.Z. Guest, has seen it all from her mother’s galas with Truman Capote and Cecil Beaton, to the heyday of Studio 54 during her own twenties. But as a former rider, Cornelia’s first passion has always been animals. Guest also inherited the beauty, talent and passion of her famous mother and has channeled it towards animal rights causes (she’s been called the “new Stella McCartney”)-- whether her new vegan/vegetarian cookbook Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures: Healthy Seasonal Cooking and Easy Entertaining (shot by fashion legend Bruce Weber!), or her new line of luxury, cruelty-free fashion handbags. Both of her stylish new projects, the book and the bags, were on display at Tootsies boutique, for Guest’s special appearance and fashion luncheon, hosted by Tootsies and Noah's Ark Board Member Susan LeCraw. The event benefitted local charity Noah’s Ark---a non-profit farm and safe haven located in Locust Grove, GA, to host and heal more than 1,000 wounded, exotic and domestic animals. Fashionable Tootsies guests were treated to a luncheon in the Tootsies boutique, courtesy of new Buckhead restaurant Seven Lamps; a meet-and-greet with Cornelia Guest; an exclusive first look at her chic day-to-evening totes, handbags and clutches of soft, faux leather, beading, and other materials; and a presentation by Allison Hedgecoth of Noah’s Ark, that included several mesmerizing animals, including an adorable baby lamb and a sinuous snake!


For Cornelia’s bags visit Tootsies at Shops Around Lenox,

For more info on Noah’s Ark or to visit the animal habitats:



Vickie Schwartz, Sara Mixon,Cathy Iannotti Vickie Schwartz, Sara Mixon,Cathy Iannotti


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