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Hey Divas, what can be better than fashion and fund raising? How about all that and a chance to win a set visit with the hottie James Kyson Lee from NBC’s “Heroes.”

This Saturday, in San Francisco, the wonderful organization Junior League is hosting their incredible fashion at the iconic The Fairmont Hotel.

You know you want to go, so…..


Here’s the details:

WHO:
The 83rd Annual Junior League of San Francisco (JLSF) Fashion Show – “The Art of Fashion.”

WHAT:
The JLSF runway fashion show is a breathtaking event, produced with Macy’s, filled with drama and elegance with fashions modeled by Junior League members. This year will feature two show options: a fashionable luncheon and a black-tie gala dinner dance at the Fairmont Hotel. Each show will also include a fabulous silent auction and an exciting live auction. The JLSF Fashion Show is the longest-running event of its kind in the nation and a premier fundraising event in San Francisco. In its 83 year history, the Show has raised many millions of dollars for the Bay Area Community.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
– James Kyson Lee, who plays Ando on the popular show “Heroes” will be on stage to help kick off the show and raffle off a customized visit to the “Heroes” set in Los Angeles!
– This year’s Fashion Show marks the 50th anniversary of the JLSF’s relationship with the Fairmont Hotel. The Fairmont has provided the venue and worked closely with the JLSF all these years to ensure the each of the Shows was truly spectacular.

– Celebrity Models! The show will feature a host of local celebrities including “View From the Bay’s” Janelle Wang and John Sasaki from KTVU, Channel 2.

– The Fashion Show is going Green! This year’s show will be run on 100% renewable energy. Viasyn, Inc. in providing the renewable energy services.

– The Show will feature organic, locally grown cuisine.

– Music by Donovan. Donovan will be spinning fabulous tunes during the evening show.

FASHION HIGHLIGHTS AND TRENDS:

Fashion Trends Provided by Fashion Show Partner – Macy’s: Bill Bigler, Vice President & Fashion Director

Women’s:
– Daytime dresses in vibrant floral prints and rich hues of crushed berry, blue topaz and Irish clover.

– Neutral colorations are accented with tones of spicy cayenne, yellow curry and verdant green. Snakeskin, zebra and Ikat prints as well as ethnic embellishments of burnished metal, natural stone and wood lend themselves to modern tunic, shirtdress and jumpsuit silhouettes.

– A bountiful kaleidoscope of color dominates eveningwear for spring.

Men’s:
– The neutral palette is back in full force for spring.

– Crisp white is paired with the vast blue color spectrum in tones ranging from aqua, pale sky and mist to inky hues of indigo and deep ocean.

– Kids and Teens: Inspired by a bohemian look, elements of tie-dye, embroidery, vintage prints and worn in denim are prevalent.

WHERE:
Saturday, March 14
The Fairmont Hotel
10:30 a.m. Luncheon Begins

WHEN:

Luncheon
Penthouse Party (by invitation only) begins at 10 a.m.
Silent Auction Reception from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Doors open at 12:00 p.m.; Program begins at 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 per person

Black-tie Dinner Gala
Penthouse Party (by invitation only) begins at 5 p.m.
Silent Auction Reception begins at 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Program begins 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $225 per person

ABOUT JLSF:

The Junior League of San Francisco is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the JLSF, the community programs they support, and their members, please visit their website at: http://www.jlsf.org .

Proceeds from the fashion show will go to the JLSF and help fund the JLSF’s community programs, which provide financial, advocacy and volunteer support in key areas such as tutoring and mentoring, educational workshops and cultural enrichment programs to Bay Area families in need. JLSF strives to make a positive impact where help is most needed, and from 2007-2012 the focus area of the JLSF is Support and Strengthening Families in Need.

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