Career Wardrobe Gala

Last week Career Wardrobe held it’s annual fashion show gala in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt in the Bellevue. Lots of changes this year, first look at their new branding, fresh and current. Secondly, and one of the best ideas, a prolong cocktail hour with buffet stations.  After an hour we all headed into the ballroom and enjoyed sit down dessert dining while enjoying the action on the runway.

Sweet 16 Tea Highlights/Career Wardrobe

The inaugural Career Wardrobe Tea was held October 23, 2011 at The Rittenhouse Hotel to help celebrate our 16th anniversary. Over 200 loyal supporters attended this special event, which included a fashion show of hats provided by Dust to Dawn Fashion Inc, a silent auction, and an inspirational talk by Sarah Van Aken, owner of SA VA Fashions, a Philadelphia based and locally made, but globally focused fashion brand. Nydia … Read More →

Charity Clipboard

PHILADELPHIA – Fundraisers and free charity events do not stop for the holidays. In fact, they get pretty creative. Giving tickets to upcoming events could make special and surprising holiday gifts, especially to the person who has everything. Perhaps one of the follow events this week fits the bill.

Mirror, Mirror: A fascinating head trend

Rakia Reynolds is too cute on this muggy afternoon in her vintage black linen jumpsuit and 3-inch-high nude wedges. But it’s the canary yellow crown with the every-which-way-but-loose feathers perched atop her fuzzy French twist that draws the most attention. Before we enter the Old City Starbucks, one man trips trying to get a second look at the sunshiny confection.

Trunk Show Fundraiser for the ADA

Trunk Show Fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association at Dust to Dawn Fashions 1505 Reed Street Philadlephia, PA on Saturday May 21, 12:00-3:00pm Looking for the perfect hat, topper, or chapeau? Join us for an afternoon of shopping for a worthy cause! For more information, contact Tracey Jones

In fashion

When little girls play dress-up in their mom’s clothes, they often dream of becoming the woman behind the designs. Dawn Wilson, of 15th and Reed streets, lives her dream every day. “I initially went into art education. I loved fashion and my Great Aunt Eleanor was a dressmaker and I was inspired from her and my mother because my mother used to wear all the clothes my aunt made,” Wilson, … Read More →

Reaping what they sow

Two pieces by South Philadelphia resident and artist Dawn Wilmot Wilson will be displayed at The Moore Galleries at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Locust streets, through Aug. 31. Wilson is a 2006 textile design graduate of Moore College.