Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Latest and Greatest

Greetings friends! I don't know how it has been almost a month since I last blogged. I need to get back to blogging regularly. So what's new? Well, things are going well. Our Step into Spring fashion show fundraiser went great. We had 200 guests attend and had lots of great feedback. Assembly Row was a wonderful partner for the event. They were  a pleasure to work with. Guests enjoyed great fashion from Assembly retailers including Saks and enjoyed delicious cocktails and appetizers from Assembly Row restaurants. The fashions looked great and the food was delicious! A number of retailers also donated items for the silent auction. We raised almost $4,000 which was terrific. It was more than double what our spring shows raised in the past. Special thanks to our vendor sponsors IT Works and Athena's by Kristin, along with our event partner Yelp. We were very happy that the event was included in the Boston Globe's Names section on the day of the event.

Danielle Vollmar from Channel 5 did a great job as usual as host. It was great that we had a lot of special guests including Sam Sisakhti, Us Trendy founder, Miss Massachusetts USA, Miss New Hampshire USA and Miss Maine USA along with their Miss Teen counterparts who also modeled in the fashion show. All of our lovely models donated their time to participate in the show. Here are a few photos. This is our model Rita rocking the white pantsuit.
Our model Natalia looking very trendy in this ensemble..
 The final walk onstage...
 Our special guests, the RevGirls..
 The lovely title holders from the Miss USA pageant. It was great to have their support.
 Lauren and Sarah, the marketing team at Assembly Row, Danielle Vollmar, our host and Miss Maine USA, Miss Massachusetts USA and Miss New Hampshire USA, along with yours truly. I love this photo!
Photos courtesy of Pino Domenico. A special thank you to the students of the New England Institute of Art for all their help backstage at the event. We've worked with them for our past spring shows and they are terrific. They help to make sure that everything runs smoothly. I'd also like to thank our hair/makeup team who also donated all their services including Motives Cosmetics, Veronica Gil Duran, Hair Cuttery and my friend Barrie Lynch, former Mrs. Massachusetts, who stepped in to help do makeup when we were short a person. You can check out lots more photos from one of our other awesome photographers (special thanks to our photographers for donating their services at well), Clark Linehan. Here is the link to his album, please check it out because there are great photos in the album!


Well, I have a load of updates that I need to submit to our web host. I didn't get around to submitting them earlier and want to get them done today. Then off to watch on my favorite guilty pleasure TV show- Real Housewives of NYC (don't judge me please!) Until tomorrow friends....