CAFE 2011 Sunday Afternoon Tea & Fashion Salon a Huge Success!
The Sunday Afternoon Tea & Fashion Salon and Silent Auction was a signature event in the CAFE 2011 program which featured a full weekend of activities that included a tour of AmericasMart Atlanta during the June Market, and a follow-up one-on-one clinic with industry veterans, Pepper & Howard Berkowitz of Pepper’s Collections, Ltd., at their Apparel Mart showroom.
From all reports the Sunday Afternoon Tea & Fashion Salon and Silent Auction was a HUGE success. That Sunday Afternoon, guests were in for an amazing treat of fashion, food, drinks, red carpet moments, and more, including the silent auction which benefited Wings of Love International, Inc. Attendees described the Sunday Afternoon Tea & Fashion Salon and Silent Auction as a “rich event” and an “outstanding success”.
This exclusive event, held at a private location in Atlanta, GA, started with red carpet appearances of Atlanta’s elite fashion lovers, designers, models, CAFE staff, supporters of Wings of Love International, Inc., and many more specially invited guests. CAFE 2011 designers Sophia Clarke (Emmaline – Barbados); Wendy Pierre (Quantum3 Designs – Trinidad and Tobago); and Queen Esther (Kuumba Designs – St. Lucia) displayed their designs to attendees, and took orders and measurements from interested patrons to provide tailor-made apparel for each, while models brought the CAFE designers’ garments to life with informal modeling as they mingled with guests and encouraged purchasing.
While shopping, attendees were able to enjoy delicious drinks and cuisine and bid on the silent auction items that included original artwork from Stuart McClean, Felicia Kornegay and David Moore, a two-CD gift set and autographed photo from singer Maryline Blackburn, personal training sessions from fitness expert Stephen Smith of Viva Fitness, a basket of fine gourmet coffees and teas from Organo Gold, gift certificates for hat shopping at A Tisket A Tasket Hat Shoppe, a pair of onyx and garnet antique silver earrings by Barbara Garwood, St. Lucia’s Mabouya Wood carvings by Deligny Art Studio, St. Lucia, and a doll couple dressed in Wob’ Madras, the national wear of St. Lucia to perform the traditional Quadrille Dance, handmade by Queen Esther of St. Lucia.
Rémy Martin served as a sponsor of the event introducing Rémy Martin V, the first clear Spirit from the House of Rémy, which accompanied the delectable and colorful cuisine of Tassa Roti Shop, and each guest was served a pack of Organo Gold Green Tea upon arrival. Attendees were also surprised with one of a kind door prizes that included floral sculptures from Karen Clarke Designs, Barbados Rum Cake, courtesy Mrs. Bernadine Layne, Esq, and hand-dyed silk scarves provided by CAFE designers Sophia Clarke and Wendy Pierre.