Tuesday, May 17, 2011

charity chic: the classy clothing swap

The last couple of weeks, Dominique Leger (Red Hot Events) with Emma Barlow (Darling Dilemma) have been gathering heeps of gently used clothing, purses, and shoes in preparation for Charity Chic, a clothing swap to benefit Romer House in Saint John.

Saturday afternoon, I ran into familiar faces in both the parking lot and the lobby of the Best Western- we were all ready to sort through other's closet contents to find new homes for all the goods!

Aside from the clothing and other goods- there were other ways women could catch in their swap dollars they were given with admission to the event. One such table was set up by SweetSugar.ca, owned by Leanne Cochrane, and manned by Emma's son Phoenix- literally a kid in a candy store!

Dominique was hard at work the last week of preparation unloading and personally labelling flats of water bottles to ensure the ladies shopping were well hydrated!

Another service offered at the Charity Chic event was having your brows shaped or make-up done by one the of the lovely ladies from Essential Esthetics!

A line-up definitely was in place to have nails professionally painted by two gals from Hair Affair & Co. including @PureStylist!

Below, Melissa enjoys the pampering and gets her nails done in a pretty coral.

The talented and beautiful  Kelly Lawson was on the scene, camera and equipment on hand to take photos of all the ladies who were game to plan with her props. Check her blog post and the fun and entertaining end result here! Below, on the left, style blogger Melissa and her sister Carla pose with their cute little mustaches! 

It was a hopping afternoon! With shopping, beauty professionals, candy, a DJ, and photographer on site it was an afternoon for women to shop, have fun, and truly enjoy themselves! I was expecting a fun set-up in which to browse the racks of clothing, but these ladies out-did themselves!

Below, event organizers Emma & Dominique (photo by Kelly Lawson) celebrate a job well done. Also available was draws for prizes from local businesses. A portion of proceeds, in hand with any left over donations from Charity Chic were donated to a worthy cause in Romero House. 

I personally picked up a pair of Joe Fresh grey heels, a purple Loft sweater and a new pair of diamond-patterned opaque black tights!

I'd love to hear if you were able to make it to Charity Chic Saturday and if so, what you managed to get your hands on!

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