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BUZZWORTHY/Toast to Fashion is all the Buzz this Spring

Allison Brooks
By Allison Brooks
Posted on Mar 14,2012
Filed Under Fashion , Local Style,

Once again, ABC/WJLA's Britt McHenry has signed on to emcee the festivities.
Once again, ABC/WJLA's Britt McHenry has signed on to emcee the festivities.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - It's the Fashion event of the season in Alexandria.
The 13th Annual Toast to Fashion will be held at Belle Haven Country Club at 6:30 pm on March 22.
A premier fundraiser for The Campagna Center, the Toast to Fashion is an annual event combining a fashion show, marketplace, raffle, and reception. The evening features some of the most fashion-forward Spring trends from merchants and boutiques in Alexandria and the Washington metropolitan area, and is attended by approximately 200 guests each year.
Stores from the Old Town Boutique District will be prominently featured on the runway and in the on-site shopping boutiques at BHCC - several of Alexandria's favorite vendors will available with specially-priced merchandise for sale at the event.
This must-attend in our community allows you to get a peek at some of the most fashionable Spring trends from the some of the very best merchants and boutiques in the Washington area.

ABC 7's Britt McHenry.
ABC 7's Britt McHenry.

Get a jump start Easter and Spring fashion or even start your Mother's Day shopping and pick up something for that special Mom, Grandma, Sister or Auntie in your life.
Market place vendors at Toast to Fashion include local favorites like Reunions, Shop Mamie, Skinfinity, Oh My Darling Smocked clothing, Pink and Brown, The Dressed up Nut, Francesca Joy and gorgeous jewelry from Toka & Chris, J.Ryan, Rachelle Celline and Queen Bee Designs.
Once again, ABC/WJLA's Britt McHenry has signed on to emcee the festivities.
A brief and very special award ceremony will also take place at The Toast to Fashion. Carrie Garland is being awarded with The Anne Culbert Legacy of Service Award, Nicole Duncan is being honored with The Barbara Pratt Lee Heart of Gold Award, and Allison Priebe Brooks is being awarded with The Golden Halo Award.
This night will also be especially meaningful because of a special award being given to Elizabeth Fawn Slack Pignatello posthumously. Elizabeth and her boyfriend, Shannon Bebe, perished in August of 2011 in a small aircraft accident.
Elizabeth was a dedicated Junior Friend who always was the life of the party with a heart of Gold. The Unsung Hero Award will be given to her mother, Enid Robinson, and Elizabeth's two children will also be present to help honor their mother with this special award.
The Toast to Fashion is organized by Laura Hartman and Jeannine Ginivan Hyde and supported by the volunteer workforce of The Campagna Center, known as The Junior Friends, a group of about 150 women volunteers ages 25-45, who work tirelessly to help support and fundraise for The Center.
Held each Spring, the Toast to Fashion combines a Fashion Show and Marketplace. Proceeds from the fashion show and sale benefit the programs of the Campagna Center, which helps more than 1,700 Alexandria children arrive at school ready to be successful at each grade level. 

The programs includ: Alexandria Head Start (child development program serving low-income families); Early Head Start (community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers); Campagna Early Learning Center (full-day preschool program for all children); Afternoon Adventures (extended-day preschool program running from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm); Campagna Kids (quality before- and after-school childcare and tutoring); Building Better Futures (tutoring and mentoring for Latino and non-Latino ESL students); and New Neighbors (New Neighbors provides educational programs and related services to help immigrant and refugee families become self-sufficient and fully participating members of our community).
In addition to the fashion show and fabulous shopping at Belle Haven CC the food and drinks are always out of this world!
Get ready to nosh on amazing hor d’oeuvres and sip chilled wines and champagne. Did we also mention Treats by Erica - Alexandria's own Erica Anya - will be featuring some of her delish bon bons on the Petite Social dessert table?!?! And those famous Toast to Fashion SWAG/gift bags which are always loaded with amazing goodies - this year lip glosses for everyone!

Be sure to purchase your tickets and attend this unique springtime tradition. Brought to you by the Junior Friends of the Campagna Center - folks around town are already busy buzzing as they prepare for Spring Break and the Easter Holiday.
The Toast of Fashion is the perfect ladies night out - it's your time to relax, smell the flowers, and think of ways to give back to our community and this fundraiser is one great way to have fun and feel good about what you are doing! Open to the public and is always an annual favorite – a truly must attend event in Alexandria.
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Ticket prices for The Toast to Fashion are $50 and go up the week of the event starting March 20 to $60...The Queen Bee says buy yours now!
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