RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 27, 2014 – The Junior League of Raleigh, a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers, is partnering with Belk, the nation’s largest privately owned and maintained department store, for the 3rd annual Fashion Forward event. The annual spring fashion benefit will celebrate the season’s must-have trends on Sunday, Mar. 9 at 6 p.m. at Belk Crabtree Valley Mall, located at 4325 Glenwood Ave. All event proceeds go to the Junior League of Raleigh to support its community partnerships, volunteer service and leadership training.
The event will feature a runway fashion show at 7 p.m., presenting all the latest spring fashions from Belk. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while shopping before and after the fashion show. There will also be a special guest appearance by renowned fashion designer Trina Turk.
General admission tickets are $25 each and include food, drink and a Belk gift card. VIP tickets are $75 each and include food and drink, a pre-event reception, a VIP gift bag, a Belk gift card, fashion show priority seating and one Diamonds & Champagne Raffle ticket. All ticket holders will receive a 20 percent discount* on their regular and sale-priced purchases during event hours, with very limited exclusions (*15 percent discount on shoes and housewares).
This year’s raffle items include a Michael Kors handbag, Dooney & Burke handbag, shoes, a signed Vietri piece, a three-night stay at any Omni Resort, Empire Eats and a Vietri experience, which includes a meet and greet lunch with Susan Gravely, Chairman and CEO of Vietri, and a tour of the Vietri showroom for the winner and a few friends.
Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased on the League’s website, http://www.jlraleigh.org. “We are excited to partner with Belk again this year for another glamorous and fun evening,” said Whitney von Haam, League president. “We look forward to giving guests a sneak peak of the latest spring trends and Trina Turk’s 2014 Spring Ready to Wear line. This benefit event will support the League, our Center for Community Leadership, our training center, and the League’s community programs serving promising youth.”
The Junior League of Raleigh is a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers. The League is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is the 9th largest of 294 Leagues internationally. The Raleigh League has more than 1,900 members serving Wake County with programs of education and volunteer service. The League has contributed more than 232,000 volunteer hours since 2000, focusing on promising youth. The League’s new Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough St., offers training space and programming for League members and community agencies.
Since 1930, the Junior League of Raleigh has contributed more than $5 million to community projects and programs. The League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism. For more information, visit http://www.jlraleigh.org.
MODERN. SOUTHERN. STYLE.
Belk seeks to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve. Our vision is for the modern Southern woman to count on Belk first – for her, for her family, for life.
Since launching the brand in 2002 with husband Jonathan Skow, Trina Turk has championed the effortless élan and sunny optimism of her native California through world-wise women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, a menswear line called Mr. Turk, and residential décor and textiles. Her ready-to-wear, accessory, and home collections are influenced by her love of 1960s and 1970s vintage apparel and jewelry, as well as modernist art, graphic art, and mid-century modern architecture. Turk is widely known for her use of dynamic colors and signature prints, including bright floral, bold graphics and vintage inspired jacquards. Trina opened her first retail boutique in Palm Springs in 2002 and has since expanded to seven boutiques including Los Angeles, New York, Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Burlingame, Bal Harbour Shops in Miami, and her newest store in Dallas’ Highland Park Village, which opened in 2011. The company has also operated a seasonal store in East Hampton since 2009.
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