On Wednesday, beautiful spring weather and the Mansion at Natirar provided ideal surroundings for this year’s Parents’ Association Fashion event. The theme of the day, Bloom into Beautiful, resonated everywhere—with flowers and splashes of pink throughout the venue, guests in breezy springtime ensembles, and joyful energy in each room.
The Fashion Event is the largest Parents’ Association fundraiser each year, and this spring more than 250 guests made their way to the sold-out event.
Guests began arriving around 10:00 a.m., leaving ample time before lunch to shop, bid on luxury baskets, take a chance with Pandora’s Box or the Luxury Raffle, and talk with friends. The event featured more than 40 fabulous baskets filled with gift cards, experience packages, and fashion items. In addition, the ever-popular Pandora’s Box offered guests a chance to win luxury fashion items from designers, including Bulgari, Hermes, Tiffany, Tori Burch and Louis Vuitton. Cheers could be heard throughout the venue whenever a guest’s key unlocked Pandora’s Box to win one of the designer items. For the first time this year, the Bling Raffle offered an in-home dining experience with wine pairings for 10 guests.
Throughout the morning, guests also had a chance to shop an array of vendors, with merchandise ranging from peony bulbs to spring casual wear, dresses, one of a kind hand bags, and jewelry. Afterwards, the guests enjoyed lunch while comedian Robin Fox kicked off the runway show.
During the much-anticipated runway show, GSB moms of seniors, eighth graders and fourth graders sported spring looks from Bloomingdale’s. Each of the models had been styled by Jen Weil, P ’20 of Style Concierge. The theme for the show was real-way to runway, highlighting fashions for everyday activities, glamourous nights on the town and everything in between.
A very special thanks to event co-chairs Joyce Tulenko P ’19 ’22 and Nicole Rusas P ’19 for putting together a beautiful community-building event that paid tribute to all of the fabulous women of GSB. “Today was a true representation of the wonderful community we have. From the many volunteers that worked tirelessly to make it happen to the incredible model moms who stepped way outside their comfort zone, it was a fabulous day!” offered Monica Micera P ’22, Parents’ Association President.