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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner at John Varvatos Fundraiser for Stuart House

on March 12th, 2013
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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner chaired the 10th Annual Stuart House Fundraiser at the John Varvatos Store on Melrose this Sunday. Many celebrities including Cindy Craword, Randy Gerber, Liev Shreiber, Naomi Watts, Nina Dobrev, and Rachel Zoe were in attendance. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was there performing for the event. It was a lot of fun to be had and the performances were really great.

The event was an outdoor charity concert and family day to benefit Stuart House, A program of the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. It was presented by WITH KIDS’ TENT BY HASBRO STUDIOS.

Other celebrity guests included: Adam Shankman, Alice Cooper, Bailey Chase, Ben Feldman, Bill Bellamy, Billy Zane, Brandon Boyd, Brett Scallions, Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber, David Schwimmer, Dayna Devon, Dean Geyer, Eddie Van Halen, Eric McCormack, George Kotsiopoulos, Glenn Hughes, Grant Bowler, Jason Behr, Jeff Probst, Jeremy Piven, Jeremy Sisto, Joe Mangianello, Josh Henderson, Justin Chambers, KaDee Strickland, Kevin Nealon, Liev Schreiber, Linda Ramone, Louise Roe, Matt Sorum, Melina Kanakaredes, Michael Chiklis, Michael Voltaggio, Molly Sims, Naomi Watts, Nick Tweed-Simmons, Nina Dobrev, Perrey Reeves, Rachel Zoe & Rodger Berman, Skylar Astin, Slash, Stana Katic, Tamara Taylor, Tiffani Thiessen, Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, Ty Pennington, Vincent Piazza, Yvette Nicole Brown.

John Varvatos closed the street and opened the door of his West Hollywood boutique for an afternoon of live music, shopping, live and silent auctions, great food, kids’ activities, and fashionable festivities on Melrose and Robertson outside his boutique.  In addition, John Varvatos donated 25% of all John Varvatos boutique sales to Stuart House which raised $830000 on Sunday.

Partners included: Presenting Sponsor the Chrysler brand and Kids’ Tent Sponsor Hasbro Studios.

HOST COMMITTEE:  Keri Selg & Keith Addis, Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow, Mani & Paul Baker, Lisa & Nez Balelo, Chase & Brad Beckerman, Kristen & Bill Bellamy, Heather Thomas & Skip Brittenham, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Vicky & Chris Cornell, Bryan Cranston, Chris Day, Brendan Fraser, Peggy & Stephen Davis, Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber, Gary Gersh, Linda & Bob Gersh, Mary Kerr & Wyck Godfrey, Melina Kanakaredes, Jimmy Kimmel, Harley Neuman & Daniel Lam, Nicole Richie & Joel Madden, Joe Manganiello, Janet & Eric McCormack, Stephen Moyer, Linda Ramone, Kathleen & Chip Rosenbloom, David Schwimmer, Blake Shelton, Jessica Simpson, Perla Hudson & Slash, Ian Somerhalder, Ace Harper & Matt Sorum, Kimberly & James Van Der Beek, Joyce Varvatos, Richard Weitz, Timothy White, Melissa Bomes & Adam Winkler, Joanne Zaluski & Larry Winokur, Rachel Zoe & Rodger Berman


ABOUT Stuart House

Stuart House is an innovative, model program created by the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center to serve the special needs of sexually abused children. Stuart House brings together police, prosecutors and other child protection personnel in a child-friendly facility to expedite investigations and enhance the treatment of child victims. Stuart House also provides 24-hour medical care and evidentiary examinations, and comprehensive therapy, advocacy and other support services to help children heal from the traumatic effects of sexual abuse. All Stuart House services are free to child victims and their families.

ABOUT John Varvatos
Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, John Varvatos now represents an entire men’s lifestyle that includes footwear, bags, belts, eyewear, limited edition watches, men’s fragrances, as well as the younger, edgier John Varvatos U.S.A. Collection and Boys’ line, as well as Converse by John Varvatos.  The designer has been recognized three times by the CFDA with an American Fashion Award for New Menswear Designer (June 2000) and Menswear Designer of the Year (June 2001 and June 2005) and was honored as GQ’s “Designer of the Year” in 2007.  The collection is distributed in freestanding John Varvatos boutiques across the U.S. — including his famed 315 Bowery boutique in New York City, formerly the seminal underground music club CBGB’s — and online, as well as in better department stores throughout the world. John Varvatos can also be seen as a mentor on NBC’s “Fashion Star” which will return for Season 2 on March 8, 2013.

Also a small plug for my sister in law Colleen who helped organize the event and has been working with the charity for 10 years now. She also owns and designs a jewelry line

John Varvatos is available at Barneys New York, Nordstrom,, and of course

Get the looks seen on the celebrities at the event:

Naomi Watts was seen in the photo above wearing a ÉTOILE ISABEL MARANT DEMMA EMBROIDERED DRESS for $505. Channel your inner Naomi Watts and get her white printed dress from the Stuart House Event at John Varvatos now.

Nina Dobrev was seen wearing a dress by Elie Saab, Jimmy Choo metallic clutch and Pollini shoes. Elie Saab is avalable at Bergdorf Goodman. Pollini shoes are available at Yoox. Get Nina Dobrev’s metallic Jimmy Choo clutch here now.

Jennifer Garner wore an amazing grid print Fendi dress with Gucci sandals. Too bad she covered up the dress with a cardigan. Here is a photo of the dress below. Channel your inner Jennifer Garner at the John Varvatos Stuart House Event and get the Fendi dress and Gucci shoes now.


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