By: Staci Rutherford
Mayor Steve Benjamin and the Columbia City Council issued an Official Proclamation declaring June 5th-9th, 2012 Columbia Style Week. This is a major event for the Capital City that will include five days and five nights of fashion, arts and entertainment. As a style-obsessed blogger, I am beyond excited that we will have an outlet to showcase talented fashion designers, models and local retailers. I will feature a calendar of runway shows for Columbia Style Week so we can help make it a huge success.
The “Follow Your Heart” Charity Fashion Gala and Auction is the official kick off event for Columbia Style Week’s “Road to Runway Tour.” It will be held at Tapp’s Center for the Arts (located downtown at 1644 Main Street) on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Partnering with the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, the gala will be hosted by Arielle Riposta-McConchie and Alicia Zeigler of Wink Magazine. Dr. Norma Khoury, of the South Carolina Heart Center, is the keynote speaker on heart disease and its impact on women. The event will also include a silent auction, refreshments and wine, live entertainment and DJ, a Red Dress fashion showcase and more!
A portion of all ticket sales and 100% of silent auction proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Click here to purchase a ticket.
If you are interested in becoming involved with Columbia Style Week, they are looking for volunteers! Visit the www.columbiastyleweek.com for more details.