Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Walk Into Summer

Last night I attended my first fashion event, A Walk Into Summer.  The event was a benefit for the Youth Crisis Center in Jacksonville, Florida.  The Youth Crisis Center provides shelter support and guidance to troubled teens ages 10 through 17 including runaways, homeless youths, and those needing emergency shelter.  During their stay at the Youth Crisis Center, youth receive short-term care including:  food, clothing, and a safe place to sleep, individual and group counseling, continued school classes, supervised activities, life management and social skill activities, and encouragement to seek solutions to their problems. 

The event was held to help raise money for Youth Crisis Center.  The event started off with cocktails and appetizers as well as a silent auction and raffle to support the Youth Crisis Center.  There were some fabulous items donated for the silent auction including Jacksonville Jaguars tickets and autograph footballs, spa packages, Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, a DKNY khaki trench coat, and a one of a kind ballroom gown. 

After the silent auction, the fashion show began.  The fashion show featured clothing and accessories from Florida and New York City designers and boutiques including Jessica Chen, Amanda Rae Jewelry, Boglioi, Borelli, Brooks Brothers, Donna Karen Red Boutique, Santina Manzione, and Urban Outfitters.  The fashion show used youth from the Youth Crisis Center as models for the clothing.  I thought that was a great gesture. 

My photos for the fashion show are not amazing, but I wanted to share anyway.  I was sitting several rows back (not VIP) so these were the best photos.

 I am so happy that I attended A Walk Into Summer.  Here is my look for the evening.

Black Silk Dress – Banana Republic (no longer available) – Similar Item
Red Pumps  - Nine West (no longer available) – Similar Item and Similar Item
Big Valley Red Large Hobo  - Michael Kors
Gold Bracelets – World Market (no longer available) – Similar Item
Fabulous Coralesque "Y" Necklace Gift Set  - Avon
Pearl Ring  - Hawaii Boutique

I am so glad I attended my first fashion event.  I had a lot of fun last night.  Hopefully, I will get to attend more in the future.

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Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Alicia, this is a great post. I'm also from Jacksonville. You look great in your outfit. I would so love to have a makeover on "What not to wear". I used to live fashion and no-one who used to know me would believe me now. Uggg.

I was just searching in Google blog search under fashion and found your blog. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and I'm a new follower as tonasun on GFC.

I hope you'll stop by and visit my blog sometime at http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com
Hugs...Tracy :)

Fashion By Alicia said...

Hi Tracey! Thank you so much for the sweet message and thanks for following on GFC.

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