Simple, sensual and timeless are all synonymous with the luxurious International retailer, Eileen Fisher. This was very evident on Saturday, November 19th as Eileen Fisher at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, came together with PACE, Believing in Girls, of Palm Beach County to present a festive fashion show.
Started 26 years ago by Eileen Fisher herself, the goal was to make dressing easy and effortless with quality designed clothing having sophistication and sustainability. The company has now branched out not only in the United States but most recently with a new store in Canada and two new stores in London. Supporting women and girls through social initiatives that address their well-being is one of the greatest concepts and missions of this philanthropic retailer.
PACE partners with businesses, communities and families to provide a brighter future for girls and young women through giving them the courage, strength, confidence, education and guidance to become who they want to be in order to acheive their lifelong goals. In Palm Beach County, there are currently 50 girls enrolled in the program. The average age is 15.4 years old and each girl takes part in the program for a 12-18 month period after which time she goes out with the knowledge and confidence she has obtained and embraces her future to the fullest. She is followed by PACE for 3 years upon leaving, a crucial time in her life to apply all the lessons she has learned and live by them. This organization is sponsored by Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, The School District of Palm Beach County and United Way of Palm Beach County. One of the exciting rewards of the program is what the community and businesses give back like the the Florida Association of Women’s Lawyers sponsoring a holiday party for the girls and PeterMark Salon of Delray Beach offering to provide styling for the girls for the event at no cost. There are many businesses eagerly willing to support this great organization to make a difference in a young girl’s life.
The fashion show on Saturday the 19th intimately took place within the Eileen Fisher store amidst all the gorgeous styles of the season. This show was even more special because 2 of the models were part of the PACE board and the other 2 models were girls enrolled in the local program. Styles were absolutely enticing on each and every model. The black sequined scoop neck tank dress is the right choice for the party of the season. Cardigans were popular with ruffles and a drape front paired with skinny ankle jeans or the slim ankle pant. A stunning mandarin collar boxy shirt in maple oak silk was elegant over a pair of straight pants with side zip. A cranberry bateau neck dress is the perfect winter must-have for work and for play. Eileen Fisher is strong on the scarf as the accessory to go with any outfit and they were shown worn in a wide variety of ways in versatile colors, some with sequins for the holidays. A quick draping lesson was given at the end of the show.
The audience was thrilled and anxious to shop for the looks from the show with the enticement of $25 off their purchases and 10% of the proceeds going to PACE Center for Girls. Refreshments and cookies were served and the winners of the day were the models that took part in the event with big smiles for a successful day full of fashion and philanthrophy.
For more information, go to http://www.eileenfisher.com and http://www.pacecenter.org