Each year, Fashion Fetish Fete spotlights a Chicago-based charitable cause to help increase the awareness of the cause, educate attendees about what can be done to help, and to donate a generous portion of the event’s proceeds to support future programs and endeavors of the charity.
Hosted by Aleah Connect of WCIU’s Fashion Express this year, FFF will honor The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and its incredible support of our veterans. Its veteran programs range from workforce re-training, job placement, temporary and permanent housing, counseling and more.The event will not only award local fashion companies, designers and figures engaging in humanitarian efforts
WHAT: The philanthropic 2011 event will include a fashion show featuring local designers, an awards ceremony, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, charitable fundraising, vendor offerings, and a VIP reception.
A bonus runway addition will include three to five veterans on the walkway who will unveil their enhanced appearance resulting from a complimentary image make-over by Revamped Image Consulting. Music will be provided by Obisoulstar and The Eletriqsoul Hideout.
WHEN: Saturday, September 24th
WHERE: Chicago’s Park West, in Lincoln Park, http://www.parkwestchicago.com
$ Tickets cost $35/$50 VIP and may be purchased at http://www.fashionfetishfete.org.
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This is an opportunity for business owners with an interest in Chicago’s retail and fashion industry to support Illinois veterans, raise awareness regarding their daily tribulations, and to honor Chicago’s altruistic fashion entities.
“The first annual Fashion Fetish Fete will be an honor to host. I have seen first-hand through the eyes of my father after Vietnam, the transitional difficulties which can occur as vets try to return to civilian life after serving our country,” commented, Renita S. Manley-Garrett, owner of Revamped Image Consulting.
“This event is not only a tribute to him, but to all those who have served our country with their time, their sacrifices, and many…their lives. Please join us as we leverage the inspirations of our local fashion community to support these programs and help ease their transition as our show of our gratitude.”
According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, “Veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless.” Furthermore, the top reason cited for this statistic is the “lack of income due to limited education and lack of transferable skills from military to civilian life (especially true of younger veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan).”
About the Veterans Programs by The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago: In an effort to further cultivate their skills and prepare themselves for transitioning from active duty to everyday civilian life and the work force, many veterans utilize the services (homeless prevention, health, employment aid) offered by government funded programs, such as the veteran programs at The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
About Revamped Image Consulting: RIC is a Chicago-based wardrobe and style consulting company helping clients achieve an improved outer appearance and improved self-worth via their appearance.
Owned and operated by Renita S. Manley-Garrett, career coach, transition coach, speaker, published author and fashionista, RIC has been providing image enhancement confidential services since 2007 to individuals wanting to improve their lifestyle presence, executives needing an updated professional appearance, and even entertainers who recognize that appearance is the first impression and extension of a person’s brand image.
For more information: Call 708-609-7759 or visit http://www.revampedimageconsulting.com.