On the evening of September 27th, for the third year in a row, Ladies of the Empire attended the amazing Cocktails and Couture event to benefit the 49ers Academy in East Palo Alto. The event was hosted by Carolyn Chaikovsky at her beautiful home in Woodside. The 49er Academy provides under-served, low income students with the resources, resources and support services they need to achieve academic success in middle school, high school and beyond. Once again, Dennis Brown, 49er Alumni, and all-around great guy, was there to welcome ladies to the event with a glass of bubbles. The models included Mandy Shanahan, Raheem & Dominique Mostert, Deforest & Ashlyn Buckner, Pierre Garcon, Dante Pettis, and the amazing Alumni Duo, Steve and Tina Bono. Keena Turner and his lovely wife, Linda also graced the runway this year. The wine flowed, the music bumped, laughter echoed and beauty, in grace, heart and appearance shined everywhere. Our LOTE attendees this year were Oona Smith, Monique Morales, Razya Pollock, Denahi Crawford, Canan Sonuk and Cindy Robins. Each year our squad gets a little larger. We sure hope to see you there next year, ladies.