Focus on the fashionable at ‘Best-Dressed’ premiere party


A cocktail reception and honoree party for Leonard Simpson’s “Ten Best Dressed for 2014” was hosted by Mina and Mark Kooklani on Sept. 15 at their home “Essencia” in La Jolla. At the party, the 20 best-dressed winners were announced in advance of the gala benefit, to be held 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Hilton Torrey Pines Hotel. This year, proceeds will go to the Dress for Success San Diego charity. For tickets from $150, visit or call (619) 533-6014.

Photos by Vincent Andrunas.