Thursday, February 18, 2010

LaRoque goes blue....Unmasking Colon Cancer ball at the South Carolina Aquarium

I am so honored to be apart of this years Unmasking Colon Caner ball at the South Carolina Aquarium. the event is presented by Betty Ann Moore Colon Cancer Awareness Fund,Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina Gibbs Cancer Center and South Carolina Gastroenterology Association.
Each year the blue star theme honors colorectal cancer survivors and their families. This year's event features a "Go Blue" fashion show. I was asked to make five outfits that would be worn during the runway show at the event.
i am also working on three gowns that will be on display at Saks fifth avenue in Charleston the friday night before the gala. those gowns will be constructed from colon cancer scarfs and ties. i am feeling very project runway-ish { you know, turning the ties and wraps into ball gowns} what an honor to have LaRoque dresses on display at saks for such a wonderful cause ! so cool. ill post pictures of these soon.
the models wearing my designs have been affected by colon cancer in some way. the dresses, skirts and tops are all made from the various fabric in the colon cancer blue color. below are some of the dresses i am working on for the runway show.

love the new ruffle dress in the blue paisley! kendra will wear this dress in the runway show.
anne brady in her dress for the ball. isnt she lovely?
this is kimberly's dress. love the mask.
anne brady's dress for the runway show.

this is the vintage trim i found on my last trip to new york....

mary ross and catherine acting as my muses...

interested in going? it should be a lot of fun. i am so excited and honored to be apart of such a great cause.

* Go to and choose Centers and Institutes towards the bottom of the page and click Continue.
* Select the second option, Center for Colon Cancer Research and click Continue.

Saks Fifth Avenue

LaRoque Original
Kicks Exceptional Shoes
Marysia Swim
Beijo Bags
Theodosia Jewelry
Ervin & Co.
Seneca Moss Resort Wear
Over the Top Hats and Handbags
Hampden Clothing
and much more!

Heidi Davenport
Sally Lawrence

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