Two more glamorous cross-posts

7 Nov

I’ve recently written two other pieces for the fabulous fashion blog over at West 38th Street. Fashion shows are so much more fun when they’re for a good cause! (Additional pics & link luv posted below.)

CACHE’ RULES THE RUNWAY AT THE OKC KINGS & QUEENS FASHION SHOW

Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City recently hosted a “Kings & Queens Fashion Show” sponsored by The Grand Casino and benefitting the YWCA of Oklahoma City. Over 300 people attended and $1340 was raised for the YWCA through ticket sales and a silent auction.

Center court sparkled with a diamond-shaped runway, auction and sponsor tables, Riviera Tanning Spa’s MacLaren, and a lot of red carpet. VIP attenders were treated to upscale food and drink from Rococo.

OKC Caché was thrilled to be a part of this charity event. Part-time stylist Erica Moore was not only instrumental in making it possible for Caché to participate, but also in her role as a Production Assistant for the entire show. Erica was contacted by the President of Brink Model Management, Heather Rouba, to assist because of her energetic volunteer work for the Mercedes Benz Oklahoma City Fashion Week in early 2014. “It was amazing. Fashion Week felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity, but this just felt like I was supposed to be there. I’m glad Caché allowed me to do it. I had a great time — it was so cool to hear the applause for the Cache outfits and see the response to such a great cause.” Erica styled the Caché outfits for the show, took off work early to help set-up, collaborated and organized and even recruited the Caché steamer to give the whole show some extra polish. She said her favorite part of the event was meeting the models: “They were all so cute, down to earth and so smart and funny!”

Caché Store Manager Sandy Davis said “Erica’s relationship with Heather Rouba made it possible for our store to make a difference.” The store gave away the chance to win a free wardrobe consultation with a Caché stylist, and since the store opens onto the center court, it was easy access for fashion show attenders to drop in and try on their favorite runway looks in person. Sandy was on hand during the show to capture the excitement on camera, but she claims her favorite part of the fashion show was the Harley Davidson motorcycle featured on center stage. “I loved getting to meet the Harley Davidson World rep at the show…and how our models used their motorcycle as a prop in the finale!” To get any of the fashion show looks or have a personal stylist find the look that’s right for you, visit your nearest Caché today.

The YWCA of Oklahoma City provides services for women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. To donate, fulfill wish list items or volunteer, please visit their website.


TULSA CACHE’ HITS THE RUNWAY TO HELP IREM MAKE A FABULOUS DIFFERENCE

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) of Tulsa hosted their annual Fashion Show & Silent Auction to benefit Child Abuse Network (CAN) on October 9.  IREM board member, show coordinator and Caché shopper Brenda Dill graciously offered Caché the opportunity to participate in the show and help make a difference in the Tulsa community: “The Child Abuse Network serves a great need and is a organization that is very dear to many of our members. We are all real estate professionals in varying positions with competitive companies, but we all pull together for this event and have a great time doing it!”

Tulsa Caché Store Manager Amy DeYong and Assistant Store Manager Christy Beard arranged fashion fittings for the IREM volunteer models Jamae Jefferson, Jennifer Schendel, Samantha Pogue and Brittany Erwin. Amy and Christy also made it a priority to attend the fashion show in person. They arrived in Caché style and spent time with the organizers learning more about IREM and CAN.

Amy loved the personal interaction with Brenda, the models and her future Caché customers. “My favorite part of the event by far was meeting new people, not just locally but from different states. I love connecting over Caché, today’s fashion and future events.”

The event hit closer to home for Christy: “There’s a lot of great people here doing a lot of great things. I was abused as a child, and since I’m not originally from Tulsa, I would never have known about CAN and it’s impact if I hadn’t been there. Giving back is the best feeling in the world. From my own experience, I was really impressed with how CAN works.”

The show raised more than $30,000 for CAN. An IREM representative from Houston was in attendance and hopes to duplicate the successful fashion show benefit in their area as well.

The Child Abuse Network is Tulsa’s Children’s Advocacy Center. CAN serves as the coordinator for the multiple agencies that interact with children of reported child abuse. The result is a collaborative and non-duplicated interagency approach to investigate abuse and protect children in crisis. To help support CAN, please visit their website.

Special thanks to:

– Caché for allowing me to contribute to West 38th Street and cross-post!

Memories by Sandra D for generously contributing pictures to this post!


(UPDATE: Due to Caché’s company closing, the links to West 38th Street no longer work. However, I’m leaving them in since they were original to the post, and because I can’t help but hope the liquidator will turn them back on again! Apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Also, the text of these articles was not originally posted here, but has been inserted in since the official links are broken.)

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