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The Crowd: Mothers, daughters show style at fashion show

April 22, 2011|By B.W. Cook
  • IN CHARGE National Charity League Jrs. president Michelle Yacoel with event co-chairs Cory Lang, Truly Boring and Allison Phillips.
IN CHARGE National Charity League Jrs. president Michelle… (Hand In, Daily Pilot )

The causes were deserving. The mothers and their daughters were fashionable. And the tradition was embraced. The 25th annual mother-daughter spring fashion luncheon on behalf of National Charity League, Juniors, Newport Beach chapter, unfolded at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort in major spring style.

Some 450 pretty women, handsome dads and their children turned out like a tornado of fresh air attired in the latest pastel creations heralding the season. NCL, Jrs. president Michelle Yacoel welcomed the crowd.

Chaired by a triad of gals, including Cory Lang, Allison Phillips and one woman who married into a family that gave an entirely new meaning to her name, Truly Boring, the daylong party honored sixth-grade girls and their moms raising important funds for the High Hopes Head Injury Program, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) and the Harry and Grace Steele Children's Center.

In the crowd were Kimberly Prado and daughter Caroline, Kelly Stewart with daughter Savannah, Marie Goffman and Gabriella, Susan Beall and Hillary, Lea Beasley and Natalie, Sandi Hanscom and Allison, Jill and Caroline Johnson and Ashlyn and co-chair Boring with daughter Baylor Boring.

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Saks Fifth Avenue executive Rachel Jackson-Smith coordinated the spring fashion show featuring both professional Saks models and NCL, Jrs.' daughters on the runways showing off the latest trends from Catamini, South Coast Plaza.

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The 11th annual Scholar Awards Dinner presented by the ARCS Foundation Inc., Orange County chapter, unfolded at UC Irvine's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center. ARCS, which stands for Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, recognizes student achievement in the sciences and supports their work with direct financial sponsorship provided by members of the O.C. community, as well as from the national organization. This is hands-on philanthropy in the classic sense. Donors help finance their scholars as if they were their own children. Often, a close bond forms between the young achievers and their mentors.

Overall, the purpose is to advance science in America. In O.C., specifically through the ARCS Chapter at UCI, students at the School of Biological Sciences, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, the School of Physical Sciences and the School of Medicine, were awarded scholarships for advanced research.

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