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March 28, 2014
The junior division of the Newport Beach chapter of National Charity League, a mother-daughter service organization, held its annual fashion show luncheon Saturday at the Balboa Bay Club. Sixth-graders took to the runway alongside professional models for a show sponsored by Bloomingdale's. The students, many of whom began volunteering with the group in kindergarten, will graduate from the junior division this year. A silent and live auction, plus individual underwriters, helped raise more than $90,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | April 6, 2012
Journalists must be cautious when using terms like "genius" and "inspired" to describe any person who is central to a story. Last week in Costa Mesa, this columnist encountered genius while covering a ladies' luncheon on behalf of The Women of Chapman. Arriving at The Wildflower Linen Salon in the relatively new design center known as South Coast Collection, this particular event was called for noon. A champagne reception would precede a luncheon fashion show created by the woman behind Wildflower Linen, Youngsong Martin . Donna Bunce , co-chair of the Chapman gathering, called me in advance to explain.
NEWS
By B.W. Cook | April 22, 2011
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.
NEWS
January 10, 2005
Dave Brooks Minerva Gonzalez Sanchez finds art in other people, a communal search comprising her otherwise individualized fashion label NuNu Galleries. With a self-imposed mandate, Sanchez hand-sews and hand-paints each piece, and she regards her clothes with the sanctity of fine art. The result: No two are ever the same. "People ask me if they can have five pairs of jeans or three of this or that, and I tell them no," she said. "Did people tell Picasso how to make his paintings?"
BUSINESS
May 16, 2007
Fashion store Solutions Denim will host a fashion show Thursday in conjunction with Privacy Wear, a retailer focused on raising breast cancer awareness. Privacy Wear donates up to 8% of its proceeds to breast cancer awareness and research and offers free mammograms for women without insurance or who meet low-income qualifications. Privacy Wear founder Carolyn Jones' mother succumbed to breast cancer five years ago, an experience she describes as "devastating." Guests can donate directly and enjoy a full runway show from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information call (949)
NEWS
February 5, 2008
Costa Mesa High School cheerleaders have been selected along with four other Orange County high schools to appear in a fashion show at Gods and Heroes Studios in Costa Mesa at 7 p.m. Feb. 17. The event will be hosted by two stars of MTV’s “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County,” Clay and Allie. Corona Del Mar, Edison, University and Laguna Hills high schools are also represented. Tickets cost $20 at the door, but the Costa Mesa High School cheer program will pre-sell tickets to the event for $15 with $5 from each pre-sale going to the team.
NEWS
March 26, 2005
"For the love of a child," the motto of ChildHelp USA, came to life recently as about 400 guests converged upon the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach for the group's 19th annual spring fashion show and luncheon. Chaired by Patty MacDonald and Debbie Trout, an impressive $70,000 was raised. The event attracted ChildHelp USA co-founders Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, who came in from their headquarters in Arizona to thank Orange County for unwavering dedication.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2007
Ovations For the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for ovarian cancer, will host a fashion show and luncheon Nov. 8 at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. “Real Housewives of Orange County” Jeana Keough and Tammy Knickerbocker will be there with their daughters to meet and greet guests. Ovations’ mission is to cure all women with ovarian cancer by taking a stand and encouraging others to stand up and fight for better treatment and more research.
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By B.W. COOK | May 20, 2006
Come, rest awhile. This is the calling of the sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart, who operate the Heart of Jesus Retreat Center in Santa Ana. Since 1978, when the late Thomas and Emma Jane Riley committed their formidable community resources to the sisters and their retreat center, the project has grown into a local treasure. The core fundraiser for the retreat center is an all-male fashion show known as Gentlemen's Haberdashery. The 28th annual event was held last week at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.
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March 28, 2014
The junior division of the Newport Beach chapter of National Charity League, a mother-daughter service organization, held its annual fashion show luncheon Saturday at the Balboa Bay Club. Sixth-graders took to the runway alongside professional models for a show sponsored by Bloomingdale's. The students, many of whom began volunteering with the group in kindergarten, will graduate from the junior division this year. A silent and live auction, plus individual underwriters, helped raise more than $90,000.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | March 20, 2014
She sauntered up to the microphone, which was attached to a clear Plexiglas podium on the fashion runway. Her slinky, fitted, coral-colored silk pants under a matching tunic caught the attention of a very well-dressed audience. Kristen James , president of the Orange County Chapter of Childhelp, welcomed the crowd to the 28th annual "For the Love of a Child" fashion show and luncheon sponsored in great part by South Coast Plaza. For nearly three decades, Childhelp Orange County has matured and grown into one of the most active social-charitable groups on the Orange Coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alisha Gomez | February 26, 2013
At Bella Terra, it's Kids Club time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. Singer Jamie Shaheen will entertain children with sing-a-longs as she plays the piano. The Kids Club takes place at the outdoor amphitheater near the movie theater and Johnny Rockets. If you haven't been, it's a great way to spend a half hour. I used to take my son to the weekly events during the summer, and kids loved the show, not to mention running around the amphitheater. Bella Terra is at 7777 Edinger Ave.; http://www.bellaterra-hb.com . * A twist on Fashion Week Fashion Week in Orange County will have a bit of a twist with the upcoming Working Wardrobes event, "Edith Head to Toe: Runway Styles that Really Work," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel, 686 Anton Blvd.
NEWS
October 26, 2012
The Newport Harbor High School girls' volleyball program, which has produced the likes of Olympians Misty May-Treanor and April Ross, held a fashion show fundraiser Sunday at the Hidden Jewel Boutique and Gift Shop in Costa Mesa. The fashion show was co-hosted by Newport Beach's Antonia Shoe Boutique. "Everybody was very generous and very kind," Event organizer Evelyn Yardley said. "It was pretty exciting, and the girls had a great time. " Senior and junior players modeled looks from designers like VeronicaM and Charlie Jade, while guests ate snacks donated by a number of local eateries, including Whole Foods Market, Nothing Bundt Cake and French's Cupcake Bakery.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | August 30, 2012
Style mavens who have seen films like "The Devil Wears Prada" or have been to New York's Fashion Week are well aware of the stress, attire expectations, expense and name dropping required for admission to most Lincoln Center runway shows. Fortunately, Style Week OC - Orange County's version of the fashion fĂȘte - offers all the couture and none of the hauteur. Held at both Fashion Island and the Irvine Spectrum Center, Style Week OC promises a variety of free runway shows and other special events that anyone can attend.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | June 27, 2012
The Art Institute of California partnered with AnQi by Crustacean at South Coast Plaza to present an annual student fashion show billed as "Cool Days Haute Nights. " The June 14 fashion dinner, held in the stunning dining room created by the talented Elizabeth An of AnQi, featured a Paris-themed runway show. Student designers and models displayed their fashion creations, parading on a 60-foot glass catwalk that bisected the restaurant. Some 300 local fashionistas began the evening with a champagne cocktail reception and sampled AnQi's signature appetizers, including their famous garlic noodles, while student designers were busy putting finishing touches on the runway show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012
SATURDAY Torah Study Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and child care is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org. Art in the Park The Newport Beach Arts Foundation presents its Art in the Park Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mariners Park. Hayride and Sing-A-Long Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts an old-fashioned hayride and sing-a-long around the Mesa Verde neighborhood at 1 p.m. Price of admission is $1. For more information, call (714)
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | June 15, 2012
Newport Beach's tony Ritz Restaurant was the setting for the Big Canyon Spyglass Hill Philharmonic dinner on May 26. It welcomed more than 100 patrons to a fabulous evening with entertainment by the talented "Baker Boys. " If you have not enjoyed an evening at The Ritz when the Baker Boys are performing, you are missing a special treat, as their talent is impressive and they make the evening memorable. Philharmonic supporters Darby and Bill Manclark , Martha and Malcolm Green , Al and Margaret Clark , Joyce and Al Dieda , and Patricia and Otis Cranford , were among the glamorous crowd that enjoyed a four-course dinner featuring an entree of filet mignon and Atlantic salmon.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | April 6, 2012
Journalists must be cautious when using terms like "genius" and "inspired" to describe any person who is central to a story. Last week in Costa Mesa, this columnist encountered genius while covering a ladies' luncheon on behalf of The Women of Chapman. Arriving at The Wildflower Linen Salon in the relatively new design center known as South Coast Collection, this particular event was called for noon. A champagne reception would precede a luncheon fashion show created by the woman behind Wildflower Linen, Youngsong Martin . Donna Bunce , co-chair of the Chapman gathering, called me in advance to explain.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | March 14, 2012
The numbers are still coming in a week after the event. Organizers hope to reach a grand tally of $250,000 raised at the annual "For The Love of A Child" fashion show and luncheon, held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on March 5, and chaired by the dynamic and dedicated team of Diana Miner and Kristen James . Some 400 women and a sprinkling of gentlemen converged upon the hotel near Fashion Island for the first major...
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