Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 Women on the Move Luncheon and Fashion Show

Helen Bisdorf and Jenny Ginocchio are this year's Women on the Move Luncheon & Fashion Show co-chairs
Fashion and philanthropy are two of my passions. That's why I was so excited to hear about the 2012 Women on the Move Luncheon and Fashion Show Presented by Performance Lexus, which is coming up soon. It's a huge luncheon and fashion show, featuring some of the Tri-State's best boutiques, to benefit a great cause: Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

For the past two years, the event has sold out and it's been THE place to see and be seen in your best Spring fashions. I caught up with the organizer of the event to get the 411 on this year's fete. Check out my Q&A with her below!

Amy Scalia: In a few sentences, how would you explain the 2012 Women on the Move Luncheon and Fashion Show?
Helen Bisdorf, Women on the Move Luncheon & Fashion Show co-chair: 2012 will be the third year for this event (sold out in 2010 and 2011) which features the fashions of Alligator Purse, Khakis, Castle House, Sara Benjamin’s, Fetish, Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, Kate and Brooks Brothers. A fabulous auction featuring unique items—including a an Apple iPad, a Tiffany & Co. suede tote, a Helen Adams photography session, a Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Fur throw, gift certificates to premier restaurants and an array of spa services — as well as multiple vendor tables to browse during the registration hour, add to the charm of the event. Seating is limited and the last two years’ events were sold out. Individual tickets are $65 and tables range from $750 - $2,500. To make a reservation and “join the movement toward a world free of MS” contact Mary Wright at (513) 956-4110.

Scalia: You've done this event for several years now - what's going to be unique and special about this year's event?
Bisdorf: For the first time Steve Raleigh, Emmy award winning meteorologist will be emceeing and I am sure he will charm the women in attendance. We are also adding a WOW opening to the show with musical numbers from Jennifer Brissman of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. Additionally, we will be showing more fashions this year including for the first time clothing from Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, Kate and Brooks Brothers. Thanks to the hard work of our committee members our Chinese Auction has expanded. For the first time we are adding two silent auction items on which to bid: one of which is an opulent night at the opera including a luxurious stay at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and breakfast at Orchids at the Palm Court; and the other an Apple iPad 2. We will also close the show with a surprise for our audience.

Scalia: Sounds like fun! This is all for a great cause too, correct?
Bisdorf: Yes, this event is one of the foremost fundraisers for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Scalia: Tell me more about this organization and why the support is so important!
Bisdorf: The Society serves more than six thousand area residents with MS and their family members by providing them with the care and information needed to live independent and productive lives. In addition, the Society sponsors research to find the cause of and cure for MS. MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain and stops people from moving. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists to make sure that it doesn’t.

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Kenwood Country Club

Friday, March 9, 2012

Donate to Tornado Relief at Performance Lexus!

Due to the recent tornados that devastated the Tri-State area, Performance Lexus and Matthew 25 Ministries are teaming up to provide comfort and nourishment to those who were affected. 

Performance Lexus is now a drop off location for non perishable goods and supplies. 

If you donate at least two items you will receive $500 off your best deal on the purchase or lease of a new Lexus or you'll get $15 off an oil change.

Or you can simply contact Performance Lexus or Matthew 25 Ministries at the numbers below for more information on how you can help those who have been affected by the recent disaster.

Performance Lexus 866-506-4453 
Matthew 25 Ministries 513-793-6256

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

Eco-Fabulous Fashion Show Next Friday

Our next big Cincy Chic event is coming up next Friday at Lexus RiverCenter! We'll be featuring all five of the Lexus Hybrid models, shopping, photo booth, refreshments, and a fashion show showcasing designs by local DAAP students! I'm so excited! Hope you can come!

Eco-Fabulous Fashion Show
Friday March 16, 6-9pm

Lexus RiverCenter 633 W. 3rd St., Covington, KY 41011

Enjoy complimentary cocktails, shopping, and a fabulous fashion show with looks designed by DAAP students at 8pm showcasing eco-fabulous designs

Event is free to attend. Those who purchase a $10 ticket will receive a swag bag and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Civic Garden Center.

Presenting Sponsor: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

Fashion Show Sponsors: Mitchell's Salon & Day SpaGlass Zipper Boutique
Supporting Sponsors: PNCThe Plastic Surgery GroupKrombholz JewelersSt. Elizabeth HealthcareLexus RiverCenterPerformance Lexus

Vendors Include: Bella Forza FitnessMary Kay by Britt BornVotre Vu by Julena BingamanA Village Gift Shop at the Century HouseVogue VertStella & Dot with Beth Harris and Summer Weidenbein, and Charmed by Galite.

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Hosted by: Cincy Chic, an online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati