This Week! Discarded to Divine and Explode a la Mode Fashion Show

Discarded to Divine

Thursday, April 28th 8pm Live Auction and Show

The Hall at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, SF

 

This is a cause near and dear to my heart. For the 6th year, Discarded to Divine has not only raised funds but raised awareness.

“With help from designers and visionary volunteers, Discarded to Divine has become more than a fundraiser–it is now a movement that embraces charity and sustainability to restore the lives of those around us.

Many of you may recognize Adelle McElveen, a Bay Area Fashion Blogger, that competed in the SFFAMA Live Style Series at THREAD. She plays a key role in Discarded to Divine as a member of the planning committee and continues to volunteer her time throughout the year to help make this event a success.

As one of the most under reported crimes, domestic violence continues to harm families across the country. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence states that nearly one in four women experience some form of domestic violence in their lives (1). Discarded to Divine was created in 2005 to showcase the talent of local professionals and designers by creating and donating on-of-a-kind couture creations and home decor to be auctioned off at the event. Recycled fashions that renew lives.

Click here for the story of how St. Vincent de Paul Help Desk Director, Sally Rosen created Discarded to Divine. (click the link “The Story” on the left of the homepage).

Photo: Harber Photography / Baile de Oro: Mary Hall Patrone, Back Stitch Embroidery

 

Explode a la Mode

Saturday, April 30th from 9pm-2am

SOM: 2925 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Come out to see my friend and Designer Sarah Liller on Saturday night at Explode a la Mode’s fashion show. Among other emerging local designers, she will showcase her latest creations on stage Saturday night. The proceeds will be donated to San Francisco non-profit A Home Within for the emotional needs of foster youth. Suggested donation $10 at the door.

Designers:
-Biviana Lazo & Myrda Monasterial: inlush.com
-Ashton Miyako: shtonmiyako.com
-Eloisa Serrano: evelationbyme.com
-Frida Larios: fridalarios.com
-Liddy Parlato: hangr16.com
-Sarah Liller: sarahliller.com
-Francisco Castro: hautenow.com
-Kelly Pentecost: daintystitches.tumblr.com
-Mary Yanez-Kennison: mmksf.com

Schedule:
9:00 – 10:30 / Pre-party
10:45 – 11:30 / Fashion Show!
11:30 – 2:00 / After-party

 

Resources
(1) www.ncadv.org/files/DomesticViolenceFactSheet(National).pdf

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