triFABB November Meetup & Ronald McDonald House Benefit!

triFABB + CAbi Event

November 7, 2013
triFABB Fashion lovers,  you are invited to attend a special event to introduce the 2013 fall line from CAbi (Carol Anderson by invitation) and fill the wagon event at the Durham Ronald McDonald House. 

Join TriFabb member Justiss Cowland of Modern Glamour Photography and CAbi consultant Desiree White as they host a viewing of the 2013 Fall Fashion Line by CAbi (Carol Anderson by invitation).

Help us fill a radio flyer wagon with items on the Durham Ronald McDonald House’s wish list!  

Examples of some items needed for donation: 
Family Room Food Items (unopened/unexpired)
  • Cans of Chef Boyardee
  • Any individually wrapped snacks, meals, biscuits, pizzas
  • Single serving frozen meals
  • Pop Tarts, cereal & Instant Grits

HouseHold

  • “Swiffer” Dusters
  • Magic Erasers
  • Clorox
  • Windex

Bedroom

  • Toothbrushes
  • Laundry detergent
  • Feminine care items
  • To view the full list, click here, http://bit.ly/1a2M4fY
Carol Anderson By Invitation (CABI) was founded by clothing designer Carol Anderson whose creations were sold in boutiques and leading retail stores such as Nordstrom for over 20 years. Determined to give her shoppers a unique experience, Carol created CAbi, where her customers can see her entire collection in the comfort of a friend’s home presented by a trained Fashion Consultant.
 
CAbi vs. Retail
CAbi consultants know Carol’s collections intimately and during a CAbi show the consultant will present many different looks showing the lines versatility, how to flatter your body type with just the right pieces, how to wear each piece as well as how to use the pieces to enhance your own personal style. Educating you on the  make of a piece, the designer intent as well as the designer details.  In many ways, CAbi consultants are like fashion stylists; they are the liaison between you, your body type, and your closet.

DATE: November 7, 2013
WHAT: CAbi Experience + Fill the Wagon for Durham Ronald McDonald House

TIME: 6pm-9pm

WHERE: Durham Ronald McDonald House | 506 Alexander Ave, Durham, North Carolina, 27705 | Community Room

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1gyOtm1

 
Lineup:
6pm – Meet outside the community room for a walking tour of the Durham Ronald McDonald House followed by networking and light refreshments – bring your business cards!
630- 9 – Trunk Show begins
 
For more information, email:
Justiss Cowland, justiss@modernglamourphotography.com or twitter @justakesphotos
Desiree White, dwhitefashion@gmail.com
 
*While there will be items for purchase, purchase is not necessary or required to attend!

Beauty Blogger Cocktail Party

Saks_Fifth_Avenue_Logo5In celebration and to kick-off Fall Beauty Week, Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a Beauty Blogger Cocktail event on Tuesday, September 24 from 4pm-6pm. 

Be the first to get insider trend presentation on what’s hot in beauty for the fall season.

You will receive a special surprise “Blogger Box” for participating and being part of the Fall Blogger Brigade.

If you are interested in signing on to help spread the word about Fall Beauty Week, please contact Suzanne McKeon, Marketing Director, Saks Fifth Avenue Raleigh @ Suzanne_mckeon@s5a.com – by September 1.

Saks Fifth Avenue Raleigh Fall Events

Saks_Fifth_Avenue_Logo5Saks Fifth Avenue invites YOU to be a part of their Fall Blogger Brigade.

Help get the word out about what’s up and coming this fall – and get insider knowledge on fashion and beauty trends, get invited to attend events with designers, and be connected to the leader in style and fashion in the Triangle.

If you are interested in signing on for the fall season – please contact Suzanne McKeon, Marketing Director, Saks Fifth Avenue Raleigh @ Suzanne_mckeon@s5a.com – by September 1, 2013.

Call for Models! (And YES! Anyone can be a model!)

LogoHey guys, I know we don’t know each other very well but I need a favor, ok? I need your help! If you’re interested? You see, I’m still in awe of the goodness of God and I’m so thankful of the opportunities He’s presenting in my life! I feel Blessed. What? You may ask, do I need help with? Well since I have been chosen as one of the designers to feature their work on Redress Raleigh First Fall Runway show, I need models! And I’m looking for you! This is a Model Call! 
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Here’s a lil info about Redress & what I do:
Redress Raleigh – equips people with the knowledge to make eco-conscious apparel choices – from materials to upkeep – and produces an annual show that highlights the latest in creative eco-fashion. The company also works with local green designers to increase their social impact and grow their market.
My company Natural True Beauty – specializes in the creating, making & piecing of Pocketbooks, purses, to include and not exclude any item that may carry your belongings! Where I will be sending down an Eco-conscious collection of well put together accessories – handbags and unique scarves.
More info about the event here: http://redressraleigh.com/fall-2013-expo-details/

Please Contact us to schedule your interview!

Please include your Full Name, Phone, Address, Days and times you are available and any other information you deem important(such as being a blogger, if you are a blogger add your Blog site address). Attach 1 head-shot 1 full body pic & 1 other pose
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Stay in Touch with us!
You can follow Me on Twitter/Instagram- @lindamendible
My company – @NaturallyTrue
These are exciting times! 
 
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
 
Hosanna in the Highest!!!
For His Love & Glory,
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fashionSPARK Fashion Show

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Once again Raleigh will play host to the largest and most popular annual fashion event in the triangle!! fashionSPARK falls under the SPARKcon umbrella Raleigh’s potluck of creativity. The yearly convention features themes such as art, music, film, technology and of course fashion.  This year the live runway fashion show which showcases the Triangle’s top local fashion talent will take place on Saturday September 14th from 8:00pm to 9:30pm at the City Plaza on Fayetteville Street.

The 2013 Fashion Show Designers include: 

New to the fashionSPARK line up this year is the Jewelry Trunk Show, which will take place on Friday September 13th from 8pm to 10pm at the Visual Art Exchange in downtown Raleigh. 

The 2013 Jewelry Show Designers include:

Admission to both the fashionSpark Runway show and the Jewelry trunk show is free and open to the general public.

For more information on the event please visit:

Hope to see you all at the show!!

Apricot Lane Grand Opening at Southpoint Mall with triFABB

We had a FABULOUS time with Apricot Lane Boutique celebrating their grand opening at Southpoint Mall this past weekend. triFABB members didn’t let the rain get in the way of having a great time, getting a great discount, getting to try on great looks, and supporting a GREAT cause in Transforming Hope!

Check out some photos of the event!

triFABB and the Apricot Lane Boutique Southpoint Grand Opening

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Hey Triangle Bloggers!

First of all, we need to apologize for our absence from our blog lately! It’s been a BUSY BUSY spring for us and to be totally honest, we just all had a lot going on. BUT, we’ve been working hard the last few months to get things rolling again and we are SUPER excited to get the summer started with a bang!

We are PUMPED to announce that we have partnered with Apricot Lane Boutique for their GRAND OPENING celebration coming up this month at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC.

Here’s what you need to know:

-We’ll be having a private and super exclusive shopping party and event at the new Apricot Lane store on Thursday, July 11th – please e-mail us for all the details and/or to request an invite!

TH_logo-Color-300x150-Once again, one of our main goals and priorities is to give back to our community and we are SO excited to partner with Apricot Lane to feature and highlight Transforming Hope again! On Saturday, July 13th, 2013 – the Apricot Lane Boutique store at Southpoint will be donating 15% of ALL SALES to Transforming Hope. But that’s not all! We will also be collecting items needed for Emma’s Home – a safe home for young women rescued out of the horrific human trafficking industry. For more details on Emma’s Home and Transforming Hope, click here. To see the items needed for donation, click here.

-Our own triFABB bloggers will be MODELS in a fashion show on Saturday, July 13th at 7:15pm at Southpoint Mall. The fashion show will take place outside of the movie theater area and triFABB models will be rocking the latest trends from Apricot Lane!

Needless to say, there is A LOT going on that day and we are so excited about it! Please shoot us an email if you want to be a part of ANY of it! We are still looking for models, so let us know!

Check out all the official details and official press release below

Apricot Lane Opens New Durham Store with July 13 Fashion Show, Giveaways and 15 Percent of all Sales Donated to Charity

Affordable Women’s Fashion Boutique Opens in The Streets at Southpoint partnering with Durham nonprofit Transforming Hope, the TriFABB blogger group, and Models for Charity

Durham, N.C. – July 1, 2013 – Apricot Lane, a popular boutique featuring celebrity-inspired affordable fashions for the everyday woman, will host a celebration for the grand opening of its third Triangle location at The Streets at Southpoint mall Saturday, July 13. The store will celebrate with festivities beginning at noon and a fashion show kicking off at 7:15 p.m. in conjunction with Southpoint’s summer band series outside at the mall’s main fountain near the movie theater.

Additionally, Apricot Lane is working with TriFABB, a local group of fashion beauty, and lifestyle bloggers, and Models for Charity, a nonprofit organization of professionals who raise money for Triangle charities through modeling. The partnerships aim to raise awareness and funds for Transforming Hope, a Durham-based nonprofit that works to transform the lives of human trafficking victims. Among other efforts, the organization offers safe houses to victims working through recovery.

As part of the grand opening, Apricot Lane in Southpoint will donate 15 percent of all sales on Saturday, July 13 back to Transforming Hope. It’s also asking community members to get involved through a personal goods and home products drive to collect toilet paper, shampoo, soaps, cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and similar products to stock the Transforming Hope safe house in Triangle, North Carolina – the location of which cannot be disclosed to protect its residents. Wish-list items can be found on the Transforming Hope website. People interested in helping can bring unopened items to Apricot Lane on Saturday, July 13.

“Apricot Lane has always been a huge supporter of the fight against human trafficking and we’re thrilled to be able to continue that tradition while also helping the local community here in North Carolina,” said Carol Toulas, who along with her husband George own all three Apricot Lane stores in the Triangle. “We’re so grateful that we can support Transforming Hope as well as for such great relationships with TriFABB, Models for Charity and the Raleigh-Durham community. This Southpoint grand opening celebration and fashion show is going to be such an impactful and fun event – we hope everyone can join us!”

The schedule of grand opening celebrations on Saturday, July 13 includes:

  • All day – Personal goods and home products drive at the Apricot Lane store
  • Noon to 5 p.m. – A prize wheel and other giveaways at the Apricot Lane store in Southpoint Mall, upstairs near the JCPenney entrance
  • 5 p.m. – Celebrations move outside near the mall’s main fountain in front of the AMC Southpoint 17 movie theatre
    • 5 to 8 p.m. – The prize wheel will be at a table near the stage awarding prizes to all guests throughout the evening; Transforming Hope will also have a table onsite to further introduce the local community to its mission
    • 6 p.m. – The Southpoint band series kicks off with West Street Band, one of Raleigh’s top party bands playing hit rock, R&B and funk dance songs from every decade
    • 7:15 p.m. – The Apricot Lane fashion show with models from TriFABB and Models for Charity, all showing off the summer’s hottest fashions

Apricot Lane’s Southpoint store is owned by Carol and George Toulas under the venture Alpha Astra LLC. The couple opened their first location of Apricot Lane in early November, located in Raleigh’s North Hills Shopping Center and their second store in December at the Cary Towne Center Mall. They also own two locations in the Charlotte market and are rapidly expanding the footprint throughout North Carolina.

Once opened, Apricot Lane’s Southpoint store will follow the mall’s normal hours of operation. To learn more and join in the conversation, visit www.apricotlanetrianglenc.com or www.facebook.com/ApricotLaneTriangleNC.

About Apricot Lane:

Apricot Lane Boutique is a national retail franchise that specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind items and brand names known for their quality and fashionable style trends, quickly moving the store to the forefront of chic boutiques. Featuring celebrity-inspired fashions and designer labels offered in the convenience of neighborhoods across the country, Apricot Lane carries an impressive collection of branded fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories to create looks seen right off the runway and in the pages of any current fashion magazine. Apricot Lane retail boutiques are supported by the franchise company Country Visions. For more information, visit www.apricotlanetrianglenc.com or www.facebook.com/ApricotLaneTriangleNC.

About Transforming Hope:

Transforming Hope Ministries is a public nonprofit organization located in central North Carolina. The organization was founded November 20, 2010 by a group of women and men with a desire to holistically transform the lives of adolescent victims of human trafficking by offering them hope for their futures and equipping them with the skills to significantly lower their vulnerability to being re-exploited. Transforming Hope’s first safe home, called Emma’s Home, opened July 4, 2012 in central North Carolina. The homes are operated by trained staff offering residents opportunities to learn and develop life skills, building healthy relationships with staff and volunteers, weekly meetings with professional counselors and volunteer mentors, working with teaching staff for education, receiving healthcare, and participating in extracurricular activities based on each girl’s skill set and interests. To learn more, visit www.transforminghopeministries.org.

About TriFABB:

Triangle Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Bloggers is a group and community where bloggers in the Triangle region of North Carolina can come together to learn, collaborate, meet, and connect with each other, including sharing a passion for blogging. It was inspired by a similar group in Washington D.C. and created by Molly Stillman, Mia Maree and Brooke Allen  in August 2012. Members participate in various local meet-ups, networking opportunities, events, and a common community to ask questions and socialize. For more information, visit trifabb.com.

About Models for Charity:

Models for Charity is an organization of men and women in the Triangle who raise money for local charities through modeling. Models consist of local business owners and entrepreneurs who share a common goal of using their talents to benefit Triangle charities through hosting events, volunteering and attending fundraisers held by other organizations. For more information, visit www.modelsforcharityraleigh.com.

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The Light That Shines {Guest Post}

Sharing a guest post today from Justiss Boyer-Cowland of Modern Glamour Photography, a triFABB member.

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Excerpt from Jill Brzezinski-Conely’s Breast Friends FB Page

Jill Brzezinski-Conley was diagnosed with Stage IIIC invasive breast cancer one day before her 32nd birthday on July 15th 2009 – just 6 months after she married the man of her dreams. Her journey began with the most progressive form of treatment available. Contrary to what most people think, the younger you are, the more aggressive breast cancer can be. Jill’s treatment included 16 rounds of grueling chemotherapy, 31 rounds of radiation and 4 surgeries including a double mastectomy with additional surgery ahead. During her treatment she suffered a broken rib and endured serious complications after her reconstructive surgery. However her strength and determination proved pivotal, and after 2 years Jill was in remission and now considers herself a survivor.

Unfortunately 12 months later Jill found out she had developed bone cancer and at 35 years old, the prognosis is terminal. Through all of this, Jill has kept her wit, determination, and never ending smile, with no room for self pity, while frequently making jokes about her baldness, lack of eyebrows and eyelashes. Her sense of humor, courage, positive attitude and inner beauty is truly remarkable. Anyone who has ever met Jill will tell you that she leaves you with a lasting impression. The room lights up upon her arrival.

A documentary has been filmed and a project is being created so others can photograph women going through this battle and bring beauty and joy into their lives.

Jill’s story has spread fast across the globe and she is overwhelmed by the support she’s received from so many. This page has been created so others can share Jill’s journey, and for Jill to share with you, her story. It’s a place for Jill to help others. This remarkable young woman will change the way you live.

‘The Light That Shines’ a story for all from InBedWithSue.com on Vimeo.

A documentary made by Hailey Bartholomew
http://www.youcantbeserious.com.au/blog/the-light-that-shines/

Producer /Photographer Sue Bryce.
http://www.inbedwithsue.com/the-light-that-shines/

Please go and say hi to Jill here:
http://www.facebook.com/JillBrzezinskiConleyBreastFriends?ref=ts&fref=ts

Digby Hogan- Editor
http://www.digbyhogan.com

Steven Khalil Gown by
http://www.stevenkhalil.com

Also very special thanks to http://triplescoopmusic.com/ and http://withetiquette.com/ for the music!!!

[GUEST POST] Amanda from Eloquent English featuring Apricot Lane

Today’s triFABB Guest Post is from Amanda at Eloquent English. Amanda is an awesome triFABB member who is excited to share her experience with Apricot Lane, a new boutique in the Triangle! 
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Top: Banana Republic (old), Cape: Apricot Lane (see links below), Jeans: Target, Boots: DSW, Earrings: c/o Apricot Lane, Bracelet:The Rafiki Exchange
Apricot Lane has finally arrived to the Raleigh area!  The North Hills location opened in early November and I was ecstatic to hear that a few additional locations (Cary, Durham, etc) were opening up in the Triangle!  Apricot Lane has everything from clothes, accessories, purses, jewelry and shoes.  If your looking for a unique and affordable look Apricot Lane is definitely your place to go!
This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Cary Town Center grand opening.  I completely fell in love!
Apricot Lane graciously let me pick out two accessories of my choice (the second item will be shown in a later post).  It took me awhile to pick only two items as I had so many amazing options!  So after forty minutes or so of wandering the store, I picked out a pair of small geometric triangle earrings (shown above) as my first choice.  I loved the tarnished silver look and the earrings are very light weight (which I love as I don’t want to have droopy ears when I get old)!  If you can believe it they were only $8!  I know that I will be frequenting these from my jewelry box!
You will also notice that my cape is from Apricot Lane!  I couldn’t go in and not purchase anything, I just couldn’t help myself!
If you haven’t been to Apricot Lane I would suggest going very soon.  You’re going to love it!
You can follow the Triangle Apricot Lane on Facebook or Twitter.
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