Style Scene: Dressbarn seeks women's clothing to benefit Dress for Success
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
3/05/13 at 7:09 AM
Dressbarn has teamed up with Dress for Success to help women enter the workforce.
The goal is to gather 60,000 pieces of professional attire as part of its S.O.S. (Send One Suit) Weekend donation drive Thursday through Sunday.
This is the 11th year Dressbarn and the nonprofit have partnered for the cause. All Dressbarn locations will serve as drop-off sites for new or gently used professional clothing including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes that will be donated to women in need transitioning into the workforce.
"We are not only giving these women clothing donations," Dressbarn AVP of marketing Veronica Valladares said in a statement. "We are helping them gain economic stability, a positive outlook and most importantly, a new and improved sense of self."
All collected items will be given to the international nonprofit organization Dress for Success, which will distribute the clothing to women nationwide looking to land a job for the first time or to re-enter the workforce.
"A woman's professional wardrobe, or lack thereof, should not deter her from entering the workforce," Valladares said. "For the past 11 years, the 'Send One Suit' campaign has helped women across the country regain their ability to be self-sufficient and successful in their careers."
Last year, S.O.S. received more than 55,000 items of women's professional wear. To reach this year's goal would mean raising 15,000 articles of clothing each day.
All 825 Dressbarn stores will offer donors an additional 15 percent off their purchase.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/sendasuit
Bits 'n' pieces
The Perfect Touch: Gifts of Distinction south Tulsa gift shop celebrates its 20 years in business with a 20th Birthday Extravaganza from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4932 E. 91st St., Ste. 106.
Prizes will be awarded. Shoppers will receive 20 percent off one item (with some exceptions), can enjoy sweet treats and anticipate some surprises. Twenty percent of daily sales during the extravaganza will be donated to the DaySpring Villa domestic violence shelter.
Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa: Visit the MAC counter at Saks Tulsa this month and try out its new foundation and lipstick formula that has mineral-rich hydration and nutrients. MAC's Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation has a lightweight but lush texture that blends well, providing light to medium buildable coverage. The natural stain finish is light-reflecting, micro-mineralized magic with skin appearing refined, revitalized and refreshed. The Mineralized Rich Lipstick features a formula enhanced with a 77-Mineral Moist Complex that gives lips a softer, smooth and more supple appearance.
The MAC Mineralized Foundation and Lipstick launch runs officially from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
For more information or to book an appointment, call 918-744-0200, ext. 220.
Valentin Magro Personal Appearance and Trunk Show: Stop by Saks Tulsa between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday or Friday and meet jewelry designer Valentin Magro. Enjoy a special fine jewelry trunk show of this spring 2013 collection featuring nature-inspired pieces of flowers, animals, leaves and objects from the sea.
To book a personal appointment or consultation with Magro, call 918-744-0200, ext. 359.
St. John Spring 2013 Collection: Shop the new collection from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Saks Tulsa. St. John stylist Whitney Brune will be there for personal appointments. Enjoy informal modeling, champagne and desserts. This spring's collection is highlighted by fit-and-flare dresses, smart daytime jackets with pencil skirts and draping tunic dresses for the evening.
To book your personal appointment with Brune, please call 918-744-0200, ext. 391.
Original Print Headline: Send One Suit benefits charity
Bravetta Hassell 918-581-8316
The St. John show featuring its 2013 Spring Collection runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa. Courtesy
Meet Valentin Magro and see his spring 2013 fine jewelry collection from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa. Courtesy