October 20, 2009
The 20th anniversary of the Orange County Ronald McDonald House will be celebrated at a tea and fashion show from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Speakers will share about the 20-year history of the house, and there will be a silent auction and opportunity drawing. The fashion show features designer styles from Mi Place, a Newport Beach boutique. Tickets are $100 each and are still available. For more information, call Melanie Pollack at (714)
April 16, 2011
Ethel Travis knows fashion. The 96-year-old was a dress designer in Chicago for 15 years before retiring in Newport Beach. She and hundreds of others went to Fashion Island on Saturday to get up-close and personal with fashionisto Tim Gunn as he presented spring looks from Lucky Brand, Kate Spade and Juicy Couture. While some in the question-and-answer session asked Gunn how to dress up jeans (with a blazer) and who can pull off a calf-length skirt (no one), Travis just told the "Project Runway" host how much she adores him. She applauded him for celebrating femininity in women's fashion and encouraging young people not to show too much skin.
August 11, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Corona del Mar High School students strutted their stuff Friday at a national fashion competition and walked away with $25,000. CdM won the grand prize at Hurley's fourth annual Walk the Walk, a national competition that pitted six high schools against each other for a five-minute "Project Runway"-esque competition. CdM beat out students from Hawaii, Virginia, New Jersey and nearby Huntington Beach High School. The finals were held near the Huntington Beach Pier.
May 24, 2011
Corona del Mar High School will have the chance to defend its title and show it can "walk the walk" at this year's U.S. Open of Surfing in August. CdM has made it to the final round of Hurley's fifth annual Walk the Walk, a national competition that pits five high schools against one another in a five-minute "Project Runway"-esque fashion show on the beach during the U.S. Open. The school will be competing against four high schools for the $25,000 grand prize and to keep its title as reigning champions after taking last year's competition.
May 19, 2010
This was not your mother’s fashion show! The Friends of Dorothy, a support guild of the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, gathered in an Airway Avenue warehouse off the runway of the John Wayne Airport last week for an evening of food, conversation, fundraising and a runway fashion show (adjacent to the JWA runway). But that wasn’t the real show-stopper. First came the young gents showing off the latest menswear from Brooks Bros., South Coast Plaza.
April 11, 2008
Chronic Cantina is asking people to come out for a good cause Sunday. The bar is hosting an event at Triangle Square with music, activities, auctions and a fashion show to raise funds for families dealing with autism. The bar has about $50,000 worth of goods it will be auctioning off and giving away at raffle drawings that will benefit Orange County Spectrum Kids, a nonprofit organization that works with families dealing with autism. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a fashion show at 2 p.m., an all-day DJ and a circus theme.
May 11, 2002
Deirdre Newman A fashion show benefiting an organization that supports children with diabetes will take place tonight in Newport Beach. The event, sponsored by the Padre Foundation, will feature children and teens diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, along with professional models showcasing spring's hottest fashion trends from Robinsons-May. Padre, based at Children's Hospital Orange County, provides numerous education and support programs to children with diabetes and their families regardless of their medical provider or where they are located.
October 23, 2004
B.W. COOK The Harvesters' 12th annual fashion show and luncheon netted $500,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. The sold-out event attracted Newport-Mesa citizens to the Four Seasons Hotel at Fashion Island for the silent auction of the season, followed by a most trendy fashion show produced by South Coast Plaza. Under a massive tent, lined in black and pulsating with hip-hop, the threads of Celine, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Escada, Roberto Cavalli, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior paraded the catwalk.
April 15, 2004
B.W. COOK They billed the event as "celebrating friendship." The National Charity League Juniors, Newport Chapter, celebrated a most special friendship -- that of a mother and daughter. It was their 18th annual fashion show and luncheon held at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort, Newport Beach. More than 500 guests, attired in spring finery, turned out to share their love and raise an impressive $75,000 for the league juniors' sponsored charities. The ladies arrived at the Saturday affair, including Anne Burger, Kay Davis, Caroline DeVerian, Anne Kent, Molly Calder and Whitney Mace, to enjoy a spring fantasia of pink, yellow and green colored-decor.