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  • Writer's pictureCatherine White

Southern Tier Fashion Life Focus

Phenomenal Corning Fundraiser to Showcase Fabulous Foot Fashions

Dress up and show out for a fabulous evening of fun and fashion at New Boots!, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes’ signature fundraiser, coming back bigger and bolder Saturday, Feb. 24 at Corning Museum of Glass.

Starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, the sassiest “Queen in the Finger Lakes,” Miss Vanessa Le Diva, will welcome attendees to an evening of awe-inspiring fashion, creative raffle giveaways and so much more. There will be a cash raffle for unique prizes, and attendees will see extraordinary upcycled runway fashions from some of the region’s most talented creators — all in support of The ARTS Council, an organization “that empowers artists and encourages arts advocacy, fosters creativity and economic vitality, creates diverse connections and collaborations, and champions innovation and equity within the arts to cultivate a dynamic community.”

Some of the exquisite items offered up for raffle, include a bespoke eyewear prize from Glaswerk’s Optical to a gorgeous glass boot, crafted by Corning Museum of Glass’ Hot Glass team to gift certificates to Market Street favorite shops, and original art by some of the region’s most talented creators.

In addition to an eye-popping fashion show, there will be tasty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as performances by the illustrious Miss Vanessa Le Diva, who will run the first raffle draws.

Raffle tickets are $10 each with sales beginning as soon as the doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.

There are a variety of admission ticket levels from general admission to VIP ranging in price from $40 to $175, and they’re going fast! Get your tickets now to this unique, creative evening of fun for The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, an organization that benefits the region in so many ways.


Designer Opportunities for Past Meets Present Fashion Show Collaboration

Attention: Southern Tier Designers!

Runway For A Cause and Corning-Painted Post Historical Society have put out a call for fashion designers, tailors and those interested in creating and designing to be included in the Runway For A Cause Past Meets Present Fashion Show, to be held on Saturday, June 8 at Staybridge Suites in Corning.

The fashion show, which is open to all skill levels, challenges designers to create two to four pieces, incorporating a piece of clothing or accessory from the 1796 to 1878 time period.

The collaboration between the nonprofit fashion company and the historical society provides an opportunity for the designers (and the public) to learn about fashions from the past in an interactive and unique way, and envisioning how the past can connect to present day. There will also be a VIP event where designers will be able to share their stories and inspirations for the designs they created for the show.

Get details on how to apply to participate in the fashion show, or just to add the event information to your calendar for an interesting event to attend in June, here.


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