A local organization that has given women that glimmer of hope in their eyes and the achievable promise of success in their very own professional community, devoted an enjoyable evening to shopping, socializing and sharing of the hottest trends of the season.
On October 23, 2014, beginning right after a tough day at the office, Dress For Success joined together with Lord & Taylor in the sophisticated setting of Mizner Park in Boca Raton, to present fashions that will spark the holiday spirit, accessories that work to flatter and designer purses for every fashionista’s ‘must have’ list.
As the guests arrived at the 5:30 p.m. hour, uniquely prepared hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails were served. Once the guests were all seated, the warm and welcoming team of Lord & Taylor Mizner Park took the opportunity to graciously thank their captivated audience for coming and supporting such a meaningful cause within Palm Beach County, explaining the mission behind Dress For Success. From there, the retail team jumped right into showing some of their favorite pieces for the South Florida lifestyle during the upcoming winter months, along with novel ideas for dressing chic to set the tone at each and every holiday party and event, including the finale performance of the year, New Years Eve. Animal prints get a big thumbs up, sweater dressing can be lavish yet light, the perfect ‘dinner’ blouse was shown paired with pants and skirts spelling ease and versatility, lace dresses became tailored and tantalizing and these coupled with suit separates made for an impressive variety of looks in a mixture of fabrics. Designer brands that held that customer loyalty factor were Karen Kane, Michael Kors, Betsy Johnson, DKNY, Guess and those are just a few of the great names.
All eyes were focused on the glistening jewelry and then the attention quickly turned to center on the purses in magnificent colors by Michael Kors, Coach and Kate Spade.
After the clothes and the accessories comes the makeup to make it a stunning match. The professional makeup team of Chanel experts were standing by with some trivia questions about Coco Chanel, the founder of this exclusive brand. Whoever came up with the correct answer received a packed goodie bag. Volunteers were chosen from the audience to describe their particular skin/makeup concern and the Chanel experts came to the rescue as they did their magic and explained to the crowd what they were using on each of the makeshift models.
Not only was the evening enjoyable, but it was a fantastic learning experience to personalize each woman’s individual look. Once the presentation was completed, there was still time to shop for some of the favorites of the evening with all purchases qualifying for a percentage off as part of the ‘friends and family’ event.
This event will certainly not be the last one of the year that is put on by Dress For Success. Dive into mojitos and music on Thursday, December 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Lake Worth Casino Ballroom. Entertainment from Salvaje, traditional Cuban food, and place your bets for a chance to take home the jackpot and other exciting raffle items are all part of the evening’s planned activities.
Sponsored by YES! (young executives for success) with 100% of proceeds benefiting Dress for Success Palm Beaches, with the mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women. Get your tickets now for ‘Havana Nights.’
It is difficult to say ‘no’ to such a deep and profound organization such as Dress For Success. The staff of this important organization promotes economic independence of disadvantaged women each and every day by providing them with professional attire, plenty of moral support when they need it the most and all the development tools to get these women back into the career world.
What could be more rewarding?