Ok y’all! This is a big week around the hometown area because this is the week of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S RUNWAY EVENT! I am SO excited about this event for probably 100 or so reasons… Seriously! It’s going to be fabulous.
This event will be at SummerHouse at The Township in Ridgeland on Thursday, July 19th at 7 p.m. It’ll be an all out RUNWAY SHOW with dozens of models representing eight fabulous shops: Row 10 Baby, Blithe and Vine, Sollberger’s, The Rogue, Albriton’s Jewelry, 4450, Hemline, and Beckham Jewelry.
Speaking of models, most of them will be professionals from local agencies JEA Model Management and Lucid Models. So you’re going to see some serious cat walking! And in case you aren’t familiar with all of the shops mentioned, yes we will have plenty of women’s fashion, but we will have men’s and children’s fashions as well! I’m extra excited about the fact that Wilson and my precious niece Rowan will be two of the smaller models for Row 10 Baby! 🙂 AND my gorgeous cousin Kathryn will be walking for Blithe and Vine! It’s a family affair up in here! ha!
The evening is themed after Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, so there will be plenty of whimsy and sparkle and romance swirling around the evening! Campari is sponsoring a cocktail, La Brioche is doing desserts, Little Bluestem Farm is doing a fantastic floral installation at the start of the runway, Sharon Coker is doing photography throughout the evening (she is MEGA talented), Galexie Glister will add a little sparkle to the models, and Noggins Organic Salon is doing the hair for all of the models! I cannot wait to see all of this amazingness.
So do tickets to get in cost like a thousand dollars, you ask? No! Not even close! It is merely $15 per person to get in the door, and that $15 goes directly to Community Animal Rescue and Adoption, also known as CARA. This non-profit tends to over 400 animals a day, and the cost of running the shelter is over $1,000 per day, so your entry donation will make a WORLD of difference to this little shelter that does so much for the abandoned animals in our community!
Your $15 entry donation gets you one entry into the [ really really good ] raffle drawings we will hold throughout the evening. (BIG gift cards from Arco Avenue, teeth whitening from Uptown Dental, a gift card to J. Olive Company, services from Noggins, and a gift certificate to SummerHouse are just a few of the raffle items!) Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each. You also have the option of reserving a runway-side seat for $100 if you want to guarantee that you’ll be front and center for all the action. These seats are limited, so call SummerHouse at 601-853-4445 and reserve your seats before they sell out! Again, all of this money will go to CARA!
Lastly, SWAG BAGS. The first 20 people through the door get some pretty amazing swag bags filled with ALL SORTS of amazingness. You’re gonna want one!
As far as attire for the evening, wear your fairy summer best 😉 It’s totally up to interpretation, so just go with it! 😉
Here are a few images to get you excited about the night… We have a million inspiration photos, but these are some of my favorites!
So you’ll be at SummerHouse on Thursday night? GOOD!!! It’s going to be wonderful. I’m seriously so excited. I cannot wait! See you soon! XO