The woman behind the International Style Academy, Sonya Barnes hosted a Pret-A-Por affair at the Duke Mansion. The English inspired affair brought together some of Charlotte’s most stylish icon to be recognized for their philanthropic efforts in the community.
Located outside on the manison’s lawn, everyone mixed and mingled under the sun. Those that were honored included Susan Tannehill of TIAA-CREF, Owner of Blue Restaurant and Osso Lounge Alex Myrick, Fifth Third Bank’s Regina Wharton, Salim Rafiti of Electrolux, Dr. Jerome Williams of MidCarolina Cardiology and Designer Barrie Benson. The Founder of North Carolina Fashion Week, Anthony Simon’s was also recognized for his contributions to the Carolina are style influences.
A spring and summer Garden fashion show featuring some of the areas top designers showcasing their distinctive looks. Some designers included Tara Davis, Fab’rik boutique, Taylor, Richards & Conger menswear, Maya Qobas and eighteen year old designer Kevin Vain. Yes he’s only 18. Amazing
Simone McDowell of HoneeBee gifts displayed a High Tea inspired table just for the event. McDowell is a personal shopper and gift expert that has a keen eye for gift giving.
Proceeds for this event went to The Lunch Project. A non profit organization that help women in Tanzania cook and provide food for their children and other in their communities.
This is the first of what will be an annual event.
Sonya Barnes and The International Fashion Academy will host a “Pret a Port High Tea” Sunday April 21st and 1 pm at the Duke Mansion.
This fabulous event will be honoring Charlotte’s Philanthropy and Most Stylish Icons.
Gift expert Simone McDowell of HoneeBee Gifts will have a one of a kind gift display showcasing ideas and inspiration.
A spring/summer men’s and women’s fashion show is also set for the afternoon soiree.
Proceeds for this event will benefits The Lunch Project whos goal is to provide long term financial support to mothers living in Tanzanian for their families.
Click here for more details for this event and to RSVP.