Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Guests Soaked at Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

On a day heavy with emails at the State Department FOIA reading room - some of which were light reading and fun - I thought I would share the funniest story I saw all day.  This rivals the hPad exchanges and how to figure out if you have wi-fi.  Thank you Emily Smith! 

Sprinklers drench guests at swanky Hillary Clinton fundraiser

Hillary was fêted by a high-fashion crowd at Tory Burch’s majestic Hamptons mansion on Sunday — but well-heeled guests got drenched by the designer’s sprinkler system as the presidential candidate stood up to speak.
Guests at Burch’s palatial, $38 million “Gatsby”-era estate, which sits on 15.4 lush acres in Southampton, included Anna Wintour, Martha Stewart, Donna Karan, Barneys owner Richard Perry and his designer wife, Lisa. But as Hillary, who was on a covered terrace, tarted to speak to 200 guests who fanned out into the garden, Burch’s sprinkler system suddenly went on, soaking some of the well-attired attendees.
One told us, “It was really very funny. Tory’s home is gorgeous … Everything was perfect. There were so many impeccably turned-out fashion people there. Anna Wintour looked like she could have been cut out of her own magazine: beautiful summer dress, not a hair out of place.”
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