Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon, May 2

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon is always on my list of "can't miss" events. For months Event Chair Carmaleta Whiteley and Honorary Chairs: Myrna Schlegel, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Kari Schlegel Kloewer, and Krystal Schlegel have been coordinating worker bees to tirelessly buzz about town hounding local fashionistas to delve into their closets and donate gently used luxury goods for the cause.

On May 2, the day will start with a Chic Boutique at 10AM where attendees can shop for a cause and recessionistas (like me) can find amazing deals on beautiful designer clothes and accessories. At 11:30, guests will sit down for lunch and enjoy a stunning fashion show produced by Jan Strimple. Strimple tells me that an emerald satin Scaasi gown had been donated to the event but it screamed 80's. Her creative gears started turning and she was struck with a brilliant idea. "The emerald satin was so stunning I wanted to breathe new life into it and give it another round of partying for a purpose! Nardos Imam of Nardos Design re-mastered the dress into a cocktail top and it will walk in the show. Very reflective of the unique spirit of this luncheon!"

Look for this Scaasi/Nardos Imam collaboration on the runway
The live auction promises to be exciting this year with a fabulous package being offered by Darren "The Royal Chef" McGrady. This auction item is for Dinner for ten (10) people in your own home prepared by Darren McGrady, Owner of Eating Royally, Personal Chef Service, Fine Dining and Events of Dallas, Texas. McGrady was chef to Queen Elizabeth for eleven years and then spent four years as personal chef to Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry. He has cooked for five US Presidents and is author of “Eating Royally, recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen”

Darren will come to your home and prepare appetizers and a THREE course dinner for 10 people consisting of “royal favorite” dishes, each with their own anecdotes. After dinner he will join you and your guests and share stories and answer questions on the fifteen years he spent with the royal family. Whoever wins this, will you please invite me to this dinner?! It sounds divine! Another exciting entry will come from artist Rolando Diaz who will paint live during lunch and have his creation auctioned off immediately afterwards.

Oh So Cynthia is honored to be the official blog sponsor for this year's event. For more information, visit http://www.salvationarmydfw.org/events/2016/fashion-show--luncheon