Join triFABB for END IT DAY Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is “End It Day”, when people all over the world get their red sharpies out and put a red X on their hands, take a selfie, post it on social media, and pledge to do their part to end human trafficking. It’s a good day in that it is encouraging to see SO MANY people utilizing social media together to make such a great statement. I see far too many times where social media is used to bully or vent or negatively impact someone in some way. I’m behind anyone attempting to use social media for something so positive.

Here’s the thing though….too often we get caught up in the virtual collaboration and we forget that we actually CAN do something in real life. I’ve seen the smallest act make the biggest difference. So nothing is a wasted effort when done genuinely and wholeheartedly.

If you’re not sure where to start in doing your part to end human trafficking, Transforming Hope Ministries (http://www.transforminghopeministries.org) has created a PLEDGE with a list of about 15 other ways (besides signing the pledge) to get involved and really do your part to end human trafficking. PLUS, you don’t even have to be local to do some of the things listed. Check it out the pledge here!

If you do participate in End it Day, please don’t simply let this be a day to post a selfie and move on. Do your research. Understand how prevalent human trafficking is in America, in areas where you’d least expect it to happen and to people you’d least expect it to happen to. Look a little closer at situations that may seem just not right and report them to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-3737-888). You can do it anonymously and if nothing was wrong, it’s okay. Better to be safe than sorry and allow exploitation to continue.

I hope you’ll join us tomorrow on social media with your red X and selfie. Be sure to use the hashtag #EndItMovement. You can also use the hashtags #TheHopeEffect, #BeTheEffect, and #TransformingHope to show your local support. More importantly, I hope you’ll join me during the rest of the year as well! If you’re participating in the red X and selfie posts, please post them in the comments below too! I’d love to see who participates!

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In Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Join us for Our January Meetup!

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In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness month, we have teamed up with Kendra Scott and Transforming Hope Ministries again for an awesome meetup and fundraiser!

DETAILS:

Thursday, January 21st,
6-8pm
Kendra Scott Southpoint
RSVP: trifabb@gmail.com
Bring ANYONE! Anyone is welcome to this meetup. The more the merrier!

Who is planning on coming? Tag your friends!

ANNOUNCING: triFABB March Madness Meetup!

 

March Madness Meetup: Girls’ Night Out

Celebrate our own version of March Madness with TriFABB’s Girls’ Night Out, an evening of pampering and panache!

trifabbmarchmadnessmeetupWe are SO INSANELY excited to announce our March triFABB meet up! We’re calling it our “March Madness Meet Up: Girl’s Night Out” It’s going to be one for the books… Trust me, you are NOT going to want to miss this one!

Here are the details:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 11th
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Location: Briar Chapel | 65 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Hosted onsite at Briar Chapel, the Triangle’s largest green master-planned community and one of the nation’s top-ranked locations to live.
  • Held in the newly unveiled model home by award-winning builder, Garman Homes  This “Pinterest-style” fashionista house is hand-designed for the busy mom, showcasing features like a secret “mommy escape room” with a wet bar and TV that plays Bravo! day and night!
    • Address: 65 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Tips from Garman’s “Pretty Committee” of leading designers about 2015 design trends. You’re invitied to bring a picture of your own space for free design advice!
  • Shop and browse products and services from some of your favorite local small businesses and boutiques
  • Enjoy a FUN photobooth!
  • Escape and relax with onsite chair massages.
  • Enjoy a wine bar with hand-picked chocolate pairings.
  • Specialty menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres from leading local chef.
  • Opportunity to support help cancer survivors through the UNC Lineburger Cancer Center.

I told you. It’s going to be AWESOME.

Please kindly RSVP to trifabb@gmail.com ASAP.

*If you are a small business and would like to have a “table” at the meet up OR if you would like to donate any samples or swag to our swag bags, please contact triFABB@gmail.com!

Can’t wait to see you there!

 

Gift Card Giveaway to the Designer Consignors Sale!

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THIS WEEKEND is the Triangle’s Premier Womens Consignment Sale for Savvy Shoppers! 

In one fabulous weekend you can update your clothing, hand bags, jewelry, accessories, shoes, home décor & more!

The next sale is March 13 – 15, 2014 in the High House Crossing Shopping Center! 2723 NC HWY 55 Cary.

For more information visit: http://www.designerconsignors.com/.

Well, if you live in the Raleigh / Durham area… you should definitely check out the sale. AND, we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to the sale! Check out the giveaway on our Facebook page or by clicking here.
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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!

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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Our October Meetup – “Think Pink” Frozen Yogurt + Stella & Dot Trunk Show


Hey guys!!!!

It’s time for another meet up (since we all had so much fun the first time!) and this month we are doing a “Think Pink” Stella & Dot trunk show at Graffiti Frozen Yogurt in Durham.

The proceeds from all of the items sold in the Breast Cancer Boutique will go to the Noreen Fraiser Foundation to help promote early awareness and to fund research for all women’s cancers especially breast cancer.

Being a group of influential women in the area we can hopefully raise more awareness of the issues affecting all of us.

PS: getting to devour frozen yogurt and shop for jewelry doesn’t hurt!

So mark off Wednesday, October 24th from 7:00 to 9:00, WEAR PINK and come out to Graffiti Frozen Yogurt, we can’t wait to see you all there!

PSS: we will be raffling off a pair of Stella & Dot rose gold hoop earrings so get excited!!

The details:

  • When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • What: WEAR PINK!! 🙂 And get ready to devour some DELICIOUS FroYo and shop for jewelry for a good cause! 🙂 Graffiti also have some PRETTY SWEET games!
  • Where: Graffiti Frozen Yogurt, LLC
    1125 West NC Hwy 54, Suite 804
    Durham, NC 27707