Glamour and glitz benefit area groups
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
9/04/12 at 6:41 AM
Dress for Success Tulsa is poised and well-heeled to "Step Up to Success," its annual fashion show and auction, set for Sept. 14 at Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event, which will feature cocktails and dinner, with an array of foods presented by Chef Mark Michalski, as well as Tulsa-area restaurants.
Paula Marshall, chairwoman and CEO of the Bama Cos., will be keynote speaker. Chera Kimiko from Fox, channel 23, will emcee, with executive men and women from Tulsa-area businesses modeling apparel and accessories from Dillard's Woodland Hills. Hair will be styled by Ihloff Salon and Day Spa.
Other highlights are live and silent auctions, with biddable goodies from Charles Faudree, T.A. Lorton and Miss Jackson's, and wine tours hosted by Kristal Limo. Other items include packages for trips, spas, golf courses, sports, hotels and restaurants.
Tax-deductible table sponsorships are available ($1,200 and $1,000), and individual tickets are $75.
Proceeds from the event benefit the mission of Dress for Success - to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional business attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Women are referred to Dress for Success by a continually expanding array of more than 125 nonprofits, governments, shelters, colleges and technical institutes, and are never charged for the services.
Dress for Success Tulsa has extended its services to more than 1,500 women this past year alone, plus thousands more in Tulsa and surrounding communities since its inception in 2001.
For more, 918-599-8892; or tulsaworld.com/dressforsuccess.
Shopping for learning
For the fifth year in a row, Tulsa Promenade will award $3,000 to area schools this fall.
The mall's Earning for Learning program encourages locals to shop at Promenade during an eight-week promotional period to earn "points" and the chance to win cash prizes for the school of their choice.
Now through Oct. 30, each dollar you spend translates into points for the school of your choice. This Saturday and Oct. 13 have been dubbed Double-Point Days, and receipts from those dates earn your school double points. Simply redeem receipts for points at Guest Services in the mall to help your school.
Promenade will keep a tally board updated weekly of each school's points. At the contest's end, the top three schools will be awarded cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500, respectively.
Last year, more than 80,000 points were totaled for local schools. Eisenhower Elementary was last year's grand-prize winner.
Every school in the Tulsa area is eligible to participate in the contest and is not required to sign-up.
For more, 918-627-9282; or tulsaworld.com/promenade
Bits 'n' pieces
Surcee at 9455 North Owasso Expressway in Owasso will celebrate its recent expansion with a grand opening/open house from 5 p.m. to close Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Store owner Laura Sanders will offer a larger Brighton accessories area, more home decor, two lines of custom furniture and design consultation.
During the festivities, expect delicious food and drinks, discounts and door prizes, Sanders said. Plus, reps from some of Surcee's most popular products will make personal appearances. The first 20 customers, by the way, will receive a special goodie bag. And be sure to check out Sanders' vintage Halloween decor.
For more, 918-272-4005; or tulsaworld.com/surcee
Miss Jackson's at Utica Square will continue two trunk shows - Miriam Haskell and Z Spoke by Zac Posen - now through Thursday, the store's Rachel Kern said.
Haskell's showing will include pieces from the Secret Garden collection, as well as pearls. Collections are all made by hand in the U.S. and feature Swarovski crystals, glass pearls, semi-precious stones and European brass filigrees.
For Z Spoke handbags, Posen incorporates some of the signature elements of his namesake line into the fall pieces, some of which include bold, angular updates on classic ladylike shapes, Kern said.
For more, 918-747-8671; or tulsaworld.com/mj
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One 'Haute' ticket
It'll be a "Haute Night in the City" when the 14th annual Jenks Pom Homecoming Fashion Show starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Jenks High School Performing Arts Center, 205 E. B St.
Sponsored by the Jenks High School Pom Booster Club, the event features local merchants' latest fashions modeled by students from every academic club and athletic organization at the school, as well as by teachers and administrators.
Additional entertainment will be provided by the varsity, junior varsity, freshman and eighth-grade pom squads.
The show raises money for school pom uniforms and helps fund pom scholarships.
Tickets are available for purchase from any pom squad members for $5, or at the door for $10.
For more, 918-518-6179.
Original Print Headline: Looking good, feeling good
A "Haute Night in the City" will feature a fashion show to benefit the Jenks pom squads. Courtesy
The annual Dress for Success fashion show and auction is slated for Sept. 14. COURTESY / Hawks Photography
Sandy Charon (right), her daughter, Alexis Guffey, and Alexis' friend Courtney Buchanan, both 13, carry bags after the three shopped during the tax-free holiday at Tulsa Promenade on Aug. 3. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World file
Addison Young, 4, carries a bag as she and her family shop during the tax-free holiday at Tulsa Promenade on Aug. 3. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World file