Sunday, December 1, 2013

Designer Showcase 2013

The week of Thanksgiving is considered the start of the holiday season, but for me the season always starts  the first Friday in November. That’s when Assistance League of Antelope Valley Designer Showcase is held. This year, the 46th annual, the theme was Moulin Rouge.


ALAV is a member of National Assistance League and Designer Showcase is one of our fundraising events for our Preschool and Kindergarten and other projects.


Our Chairperson Mary prepping the stage,


her husband built the windmill.


Centerpieces – A shoe, a top hat and a bottle with chalkboard paint with the table number.



The event includes a boutique of handmade crafts, local artists’ gallery sales, silent auction items, homemade cookies, luncheon, and fashion show presented by our preschoolers and Models Auxiliary.

So grab a glass for your champagne and I will give you a quick tour.


Artists items – a portion of their sales is donated to ALAV.

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Boutique and cookie bar.


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I was the Silent Auction Chairperson, we had some great donations again this year. I donated a tablescape for eight. I’ll do a separate post for the table.


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Students are chosen from the ALAV Preschool & Kindergarten to open the fashion show. Their clothing and that worn by the models of ALAV Model’s Auxiliary is from our local Dillard’s.  Sorry for the blurry photo. Next year I will have to take my longer lens.


The fashion show commentator Colleen was a headline performer with Moulin Rouge in France and also in Las Vegas. Her daughter Michelle is on the right, her best friend, my niece, Briana on the left.


A poster with some of Colleen’s memorabilia .


It was a very successful event and as all of you know who donate your time for events like this, next years event will be here before we know it. For more information on Assistance League of Antelope Valley please click on the logo below:

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Stitch at you Soon,