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This Is What Lisa Rinna Is Doing for Mother's Day

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Lisa Rinna at the Cocktails & Couture event at Westfield Topanga on May 7.

During the Cocktails & Couture event at Westfield Topanga, produced in partnership with THR, the reality star offered her best beauty advice and shared her upcoming Mother's Day plan.

"We’re here to raise money and shop — what’s better than that?" said soap opera star turned reality star Lisa Rinna Thursday evening as she greeted VIP shoppers inside Westfield Topanga for the Cocktails & Couture event, produced in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, to benefit Bright Pink, a nonprofit that aims to prevent and raise awareness of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

“Both my mother and my sister are breast cancer survivors. Anything I can do to help, I will always do, especially for smaller charities like this one. They can always use even more support,” said the actress and host for the night. “And of course, I do love fashion and shopping, as everyone knows.”

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Clad in a black Helmut Lang dress, BCBG cape and pink Stuart Weitzman heels, Rinna said her two teenage daughters (with actor Harry Hamlin) approved of her outfit for the occasion. “They will instantly tell me whether I should be seen by anyone or not. Tonight, I came out, and I was told I should look like this more often. They’re very critical, the teenagers, but the truth is, they know exactly what they’re talking about.”

Music thumped as guests strolled luxury shops, sipping champagne with caviar and treats by Wolfgang Puck. The event featured a silent auction and had retailers Cartier, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, David Yurman, Gucci and Tiffany & Co., as well as Salvatore Ferragamo (which donated 10 percent of its sales to the charity). Shoppers who made purchases over $3,000 received a one-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Attendees enjoyed live sketches by FIDM students, a virtual fitting room installation by FXMirror (that allows you to try on clothes with the press of a button) and a makeup touch-up station by Blushington.

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“Less is more,” said Rinna about her beauty advice. “But I always say, ‘Do as I say, not as I do.’ It’s about healthy skin, hair. It’s so much about sunscreen. You have to wear it every single day, and I’m trying to teach my girls that. My mother taught me to respect yourself and your appearance, so that you feel good, because if you feel good about yourself, then you’re better for everyone else around you.”

And with Mother’s Day around the corner, Rinna said she had plans to go to Nobu, as per her request: “I keep going around saying, ‘Hey everyone, it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday.’ Harry’s going around also saying, ‘It’s Mother’s Day.’ It’s really cute. You know, it’s really a day to spend with my family, and that’s what I want more than anything.”

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