Since I've made the switch from New York to Florida I've kept my eyes and ears open to any events in the south Florida area. Here's a couple of events that you, the fashionista may be interested in.
*Brunch and fashion show for the Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beach special needs programs
Designer: Dana Buchman
The Look: Crisp careerwear, breezy sportswear and restrained eveningwear.
When and Wear: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Four Seasons, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
Tickets: $75.00; call 561-689-7700 ext. 350
*Trunk show benefit for the YWCA Harmony House
Designer: Lyn Devon
Look: "The collection was inspired by a photograph taken of Peggy Guggenheim by Man Ray," said Devon. "The collection is an homage of her, replete with quirky painterly prints, modern graphic and geometric paneling details, abstract applique work and beading."
When and Wear: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Liman Gallery II Paramount Building, 139 N. County Road, Palm Beach
Tickets: Free (portion of sales benefit charity). Call 561-659-7050
*Palm Beach Fashion Week, benefiting various charities, from Alzheimer's Community Care and Wheels for Kids to FAU Honors College and KidSanctuary
Designers: Ungaro, Pucci, Luca Luca, St. John, Escada, Donald Trump, Amanda Adams, Eleanor Duffy, Della Perla, Rene Caovilla, etc.
The Look: Palm Beach resort chic
When and Wear: Luncheon and evening fashion events from Friday to March 9 at Mar-A-Largo, The Colony Hotel, Trump International Golf Club, Cafe Boulud, Nordstrom and Frenchman's Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens, as well as CityPlace stores.
Tickets:Prices range from $100-$500. For reservations or information, call 866-854-7239
*Destination: Fashion 2007 runway show by Saks Fifth Avenue, dinner and Donna Summer concert to benefit the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Designer: Michael Vollbracht for Bill Blass
Look: Classic ladylike tailoring with a new panache for prints
When and Wear: 6 p.m. on Friday at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave.
Tickets: $250 for dinner and concert; $500 for fashion show, dinner and concert. Call 305-243-4656
More March Fashion Events
Thursday: Neiman Marcus at Galleria Mall, Fort Lauderdale, presents St. Johns by Kelly Gray showing the pre-fall 2007 collection, 6:30 p.m. FREE
Friday-Sunday: Trade In/Trade Up clothing drive benefit Goodwill of South Florida and Gulfstream Goodwill. Drop-off locations at all Stein Mart stores in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. Donors get tax receipts and up to four coupons for a 20 percent discount at Stein Mart.
March 8-10: Anne Barge bridal collection trunk show,FREE, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chic Parisien, 116 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-448-5756
March 10:Saks Fifth Avenue at Town Center, Boca Raton, launches Fort Lauderdale-based makeup artist Francesca Guerrera's (Maria Shriver, Niki Taylor) new skin care line, Solutions; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 15: Saks Fifth Avenue at Town Center in Boca Raton presents Jay Strongwater home collection trunk show from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 561-620-1230
March 28:Sunrise's Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO) 9th Annual Fashion Show and Lucheon featuring Rene Ruiz 2007 summer line; 10 a.m. at Miami's Parrot Jungle Island. Tickets: $100; 954-749-7230
March 29: Saks Fifth Avenue in Boca Raton stages a fashion show benefit for Delray Beach's Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History at 6 p.m. Labels include Seven for All Mankind, Juicy Couture, Theory, Nanette Lepore, D&G, Galliano, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Catherine Malandrino. Tickets: $30; 561-243-2662