Junior League members and supporters experienced Silhouette, a fresh take on the annual Fashion Show fundraiser and luncheon. Committee Chair Ashley Yanzsa and Vice Chair Erin Lee were inspired to create a more inclusive theme and bring more people together, as every woman has a unique and beautiful silhouette.
Attendees enjoyed returning to the familiar location of the Hilton Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, where the event was hosted in 2019 and prior years. The French Art Deco architecture of the Pavilion Caprice ballroom provided a perfect backdrop for the event. This year the committee added new vendors, boutiques, and secured more sponsorships than ever before to create an unforgettable event for everyone to enjoy. To secure so many great designers, the entire committee pulled together and used all of their connections; Ashley believes that “this event would not have been a success without them. It was a group effort asking boutiques all over the city.”
The models in the fashion show included Junior League of Cincinnati members, their family, and friends of the League. Each model captured the excitement of spring with each look. Hair and make-up for the event was provided by Major Sponsor, Brideface, owned by JLC Sustainer, Julie Niesen.
Boutiques in the show included Alligator Purse, Capsule, Castle House, Delamere & Hopkins, Grey Hall Designs, Hellman Clothiers, Honey on Miami, Hutch Baby, Idlewild, Jacob James, Meas Active, Originalitees, Pen + Nash, and Portaluca. All of the vendors are local to Cincinnati and many of them were in included in the pop-up shop as a part of the events of the day. Additional pop-up vendors included Cincinnati Opera, Hoist, M Hopple, Manley Burke, Natural Shea, SoHza Sister, Leck Creations, Sweet Cincy, Jackie O’s, and Coop on Camargo. The participation from these partners also included contributions to the revenue of the fundraiser.
The event was a huge success, with almost 240 tickets sold and $54,000 raised, far exceeding this year’s fundraising goals. Fundraisers like the Spring Fashion Show are paramount to meeting the Junior League’s annual financial goals, and enable us to support our mission and focus on training community volunteers and furthering the impact of our partnership with Family Nurturing Center. View photos from the event on the Junior League of Cincinnati Facebook page. A special thank you to Jenn Mace Photography for capturing the day.