Photos: Bloomingdale's Pride Celebration 2012
On June 14, Bloomingdale's staged a vibrant pre-Pride week celebration—The Colors of Pride—at their Men's Store on the expansive fourth floor of their Westfield Centre store nearby Union Square in San Francisco.
Event co-hosts included 7x7's executive editor Chloe Harris-Frankeny; Tout Sweet Pâtisserie's Yigit Pura (winner of BRAVO's Top Chef Just Desserts); and Richard Klein, founder/director of LGBT professionals network dot429. The room was rocked by special DJ and legendary drag queen Juanita More! and her retro soul/funk beats.
The stylish and good-spirited crowd enjoyed a bevy of specialty beverages from Pink Pigeon Rum (which provided a delicious Hemingway daiquiri named "Peace"); palate dazzling cocktails with Stoli Hot jalapeno vodka and Stoli Sticki honey vodka; crisp sauvignon blanc from John Anthony Vineyards poured by the dapper Andre Crisp and lovely Jazmin Davila; and ice-cold Peroni beer. Enchanting savory and sweet bites were provided by Barbara Llewellyn Catering.
Bloomingdale's also conducted a storewide sale for shoppers to get their outfits ready for the annual celebration of SF Pride.
A highlight of the event included Bloomingdale's heart-stopping Claw Machine of prizes overseen by rising drag star Lindsay Slowhands; guests tested their claw skills for surprises including Bloomingdale's gift cards, merchandise, and tickets to the annual LGBT film festival, Frameline.
Photos: Nikki Ritcher | nikkiritcher.com