Tuesday afternoon we were hosted by Dillard's at The Florida Mall for a luncheon, drinks, fashion show, and shopping fundraiser for St. Jude Cancer Research! The event began at 11:30AM; we started by checking in and getting our Raffle Tickets then helping ourselves to a buffet-style lunch, including wine and tea.
Event tickets were $35 on Eventbrite and raffle tickets were $15 each or $30 for 3 at the door- with proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Cancer Research. The event was organized by The St. Jude Orlando Committee along with great volunteers, like Renee Ruiz, who also organized last month's Fashion Show for Victoria's Voice.
Brion Price was the event photographer, with his assistant Charles. Everyone was getting together at the front of the runway for fun pictures in front of the St. Jude's backdrop. After some photos, I opted for a glass of champagne, spring salad with vegetables and balsamic, a house-roll, and some diced fruit.
There were tables on each side of the runway featuring informational displays about St. Jude, Dillard's special event water bottles, and rolled silverware at each seat. The show began around 12PM with introductions from Dillard's store manager who introduced our event host of the evening.
One by one models came strutting down the runway in some of Dillard's hottest trends available for purchase as our host announced the different models, what they were wearing, and where to find it among the store. I loved this show so much because each model was a different size, body type, or gender. They even had 3 children models and each model sported three different outfits.
After the show, we were excited to shop because 10% of sales mentioning St. Jude's were being donated back for Children's Cancer Research. Before they let us loose in the store, it was time for the raffle prize winner! One lucky winner won a gift basket, courtesy of Dillard's valued at $1,000 plus a weekend getaway courtesy of The Florida Hotel.
As much as I love having fun, it's even better when we get to support a great cause. Stay tuned for more information on the annual St. Jude's walk coming up in September!
You can view Brion Price’s full album here.
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