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YWL 'Couture for a Cause' to benefit several charities

Published 10:40 am, Monday, April 22, 2013
  • The Young Women's League of New Canaan is hosting its second annual Couture for a Cause fundraiser Friday, May 3, at the Loading Dock in Stamford. From left, John Resnick of Porsche of Fairfield; Georgie George, styled by She la, la; Nicole Cribbins, styled by Caren Forbes; Kit Demko, styled by Potpourri; Amy Burger, styled by Potpourri; Nancy Roeder, styled by She la la; Jenn Shulman, styled by Soleil Toile; and Jen Gallagher, styled by Caren Forbes. Photo: Contributed Photo
    The Young Women's League of New Canaan is hosting its second annual Couture for a Cause fundraiser Friday, May 3, at the Loading Dock in Stamford. From left, John Resnick of Porsche of Fairfield; Georgie George, styled by She la, la; Nicole Cribbins, styled by Caren Forbes; Kit Demko, styled by Potpourri; Amy Burger, styled by Potpourri; Nancy Roeder, styled by She la la; Jenn Shulman, styled by Soleil Toile; and Jen Gallagher, styled by Caren Forbes. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The Young Women's League of New Canaan will host its second annual spring fundraising event, "Couture for a Cause," at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Loading Dock in Stamford.

The event includes cocktails, light bites, dancing, an auction and a fashion show of this spring's trends.

YWL members and men and women from the community will model new looks featured by New Canaan retailers, such as Caren Forbes, La Malle Couture, Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs, She La La, Soleil Toile, TOGS and J.McLaughlin. Divaz, Kiklo, Benefit, Space NK and Merle Norman will assist with hair and makeup for the models.

"Net proceeds from the event will be given to the charities that the YWL has chosen as grant recipients," said Amy Burger, president of the Young Women's League of New Canaan. "It is so important to support organizations like the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank and the Starfish Connection. At the Young Women's League, we are always trying to find new ways to raise funds for these worthy causes and have fun at the same time. It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated and talented group of women. The combination of their hard work and the support of our sponsors and community will produce an amazing fashion event, Couture for a Cause."

The event is presented by Porsche of Fairfield and Serendipity Magazine. Recently, some members of YWL visited Porsche of Fairfield.

"On behalf of Porsche of Fairfield and all of our employees," said John Resnick, of Porsche of Fairfield, "we are again pleased to show support for the less fortunate in our communities through the Young Women's League of New Canaan."

Other sponsors include April Kaynor Homes, She La La, Cosmetic Doctors and Wellness Center, Dr. Robert Bottone, Norwalk Hospital, Caren Forbes, Soleil Toile, Potpurri Designs, Walin & Wolff and Camp Playland.

Tickets are $100; VIP tickets are $150, which will provide reserved front row seating and a gift bag. Tickets are available at ywlnewcanaan.org and at Caren Forbes, La Malle Couture, Potpourri, She La La and Soleil Toile.