315. Barrington Junior Women’s Club to Channel Old Hollywood Glamour for “Legendary Ladies” Fall Fashion Show

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The Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) is bringing old Hollywood glamour to its 2015 Fall Fashion Show. “Legendary Ladies” is the theme of this year’s event which will channel Hollywood’s style icons of the past as the BJWC celebrates the organization’s 80th year. Held at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Center in Hoffman Estates at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 7th, the fashion show will offer a day of elegant shopping, modern, yet timeless fashion and charity.

BJWC - Legendary Ladies

“Barrington Junior Women’s Club is one of Barrington’s oldest charity groups, founded in 1936. Several ‘legendary’ women have served this community over the years. There is also a reason why many women are fascinated with the style and glamour of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and other classic Hollywood beauties. It was an era of simple elegance, striking makeup and timeless fashion. It seemed appropriate to celebrate the talented and caring women that have been a part of this organization while also bringing an old Hollywood feel to our biggest fundraising event of the year,” said co-chair Liisa Gent.

BJWC will also be celebrating its 80th birthday this year, a true testament to the legacy this group has led, and is leaving in the community.

Produced by Zzazz Productions, the fashion show will showcase clothing from Barrington-area boutiques and retailers throughout Chicagoland. The runway will also feature and recognize legendary women from BJWC and the Barrington community. Over 15 area retailers are also expected to set-up-shop for the pre-event shopping experience.

“The backdrop for this year’s runway and boutiques will be set against a blush pink, ivory and gold color scheme,” said Heidi Shannon, event co-chair. “So get ready to set your Instagram photos with a vintage filter and become inspired by some of old Hollywood’s most iconic women.”

The charity portion of the day features silent and live auctions offering an exciting array of luxury items including:

  • Generously donated by York Furrier, this year’s LIVE auction will feature the Loro Piana Twighlight Grey Wool Walking Coat. The luxe fox fur collar is classic, feminine and universally flattering.
  • A four day, three night trip for two to the brand new luxury Hyatt Ziva in Los Cabos, donated by Barrington resident, Andrea Wright
  • A dinner party hosted by local celebrity chef, Cali Bergold
  • Impact jewelry raffle sponsored by Long & Co. Jewelers
    Just $20…Buys you one chance at winning a pair of designer earrings that are sure to make any woman feel like a legendary lady. Crafted of 18k white gold with .84ctw of diamonds, these diamond earrings are valued at $3,500. During the Long & Co. Impact Raffle, we will be selling jewelry boxes, containing a mix of silver or gold stud earrings, or beautiful dangles. One box will include the diamond earrings grand prize. Purchase several for holiday gifts and increase your chances of winning.
  • A designer purse door raffle from Country Magazine and much more.

Over the years, the BJWC Fashion Show and the group’s other charity initiatives have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local grants. Last year’s Fashion Show event raised a record-breaking $100,000. These grants are allocated on an annual basis to over 20 local charities, including Barrington Youth and Family Services, Barrington Giving Day, Journey Care, WINGS, Meals on Wheels, scholarships for Barrington High School seniors and more.

Legendary Ladies tickets are on sale now for $75.00 (non-runway tickets) and $85.00 (runway tickets).

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets early because they are anticipating another strong turnout.

A complimentary cocktail will be served for those arriving between 10-11 a.m.! All proceeds help BJWC support over a dozen local philanthropic and community organizations including Barrington Giving Day, high school merit scholarships, BJWC Safety Town, Gigi’s Playhouse, Journeycare, BACOA, Blessings in a Backpack, and more!

Stay up to date about BJWC activities and Legendary Ladies updates on the BJWC’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

 About Barrington Junior Women’s Club

The Barrington Junior Women’s Club is open to women of all ages, and its 140+ members include former and current Barrington area residents who are interested in becoming involved in philanthropic activities. The BJWC’s mission is to enhance the community by providing philanthropy and community service in the spirit of camaraderie through volunteerism. For more information, visit BJWC.org.

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