The September Issue
October 19, 2018
“Every day is a fashion show, and the world is your runway.” – Anonymous
The September Issue Turns Page on Fall Fashion
You could almost feel the electricity in the air: Fall is here, and the excitement is palpatable. Because FALL FASHION! The mood in the room for The September Issue – Fall Fashion Show & Luncheon sponsored by Park Place and 360 West magazine on September 21 at Legends Hall at The Marq was decidedly upbeat. Two hundred well-heeled attendees hugged and air-kissed their way through the event, as everyone celebrated the start of something refreshing: Fall.
Pumpkin spice, turkeys and hayrides – yes, we love that about fall. But, one word: FASHION. Yes, fall is fashion’s season of renewal and rebirth. Yes, please! We’ll take it.
While the music pumped and fashion filled the air, attendees were treated to lunch and a bubbles bar from Del Frisco’s Grille. Guests also enjoyed pop-up shops from Bluemercury, White House Black Market, Origins, Kendra Scott and Brighton Collectibles to nab those fashionable finds.
For a deep-dive on fall trends, guests had the opportunity to hear a discussion from a panel that included Kelly Foster, senior personal stylist for Anthropologie; Deb Manusama, fashion and lifestyle blogger; and Liz Cordes, community relations and event manager for Kendra Scott. Guests took home swag bags that included gift cards to shop their favorite looks at Southlake Town Square.
Mistress of Ceremonies Melissa Rycroft kicked off an incredible, 40-minute runway show featuring the best of fall fashion from Southlake Town Square retailers American Threads, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, E.Leighs, Evereve, J. Crew, J.Jill, J.McLaughlin, Lily Rain, LOFT, Malouf’s, Michael Kors, Scout and Molly’s, vineyard vines, and White House Black Market.
The fun, fashionable fête was dedicated to raising funds for some very important local families who receive help and hope at The Gatehouse Grapevine, a faith-based, privately funded community where women and children end cycles of abuse and poverty and discover new paths for permanent change.
Isn’t positive change the most wonderful part about fall anyway?