Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dress for Success Comes to the Triangle

Clearly, this is a philanthropic group I would support. I first heard about this program years ago in a fashion magazine ad and have been interested in their work ever since. I'm REALLY glad to see they're putting together a program here!

This great bit of business news of course came from Carolina Business Connection. You can read the full press release here or read the highlights below:
"Dress for Success Worldwide is pleased to announce the opening of a new Dress for Success location serving the Triangle. In addition, the affiliate is celebrating S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Week from March 31-April 5, 2008."

"Women come to Dress for Success by referral only after having completed job training programs offered by local social service agencies and non-profit organizations. Each client receives one interview suit during her first visit and, once she finds work, receives additional attire, either separates or a second suit, and an invitation to join the Professional Women's Group (PWG)."
I think what I like the most about the program is it's a helping hand, not a hand out, as women are required to complete job training programs before receiving support from this great group!

Check out more online at their site, www.dressforsuccess.org/trianglenc.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

If It's Not Clothes... It's Linens

Linens are kind of a big deal to me.

Fluffy, absorbent, pretty bath & shower towels + fantastic bed sheets and a down comforter = a happy Lisa when it comes to home textiles.

Since I realize not everyone is so lucky to have graduated from the College of Textiles or work in the industry (or the bedding industry), I thought the following article would be good to share on buying sheets. (Specifically pay attention to the stuff on thread counts!)

Good luck getting out of bed on Monday morning... it's the toughest part of my week by far.

What You Need to Know When Buying Sheets

Friday, March 14, 2008

From the World of Blogs...

So busy today, so not too many details but here's the dish: It's always nice to find something new to like by way of random blog subscriptions. Take for instance, my new interest in Canadian textile designer (I know right!), Virginia Johnson, featured on simply stated: home & organizing.

These two pictures are what peaked my interest out of the whole feature and I'm going to keep my eye out for her locally. (And if I ever get to open my own little boutique, which I decided at North Hills the other night, is definitely something on my life to-do list... she'll be on my list!)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Couture for a Cure

Originally posted on NewRaleigh.com, this event makes me so proud to be a NCSU College of Textiles Alum! Here are the specfics ~
Event: Couture for a Cure Fashion Show
Date: March 28, 2008
Place: Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center, Centennial Campus, NCSU
Price: $15 student, $20 adult
Read more here in NR's article - "Fighting Diabetes in a Floor-Length Gown"

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Lots More Coming to Cameron Village!

Originally posted in my Growing Up Southern is a Privilege blog... this is definitely trend & fashion worthy...

I am guilty of being a Cameron Village junkie. I admit it. I'd much rather dash over there and spend an afternoon shopping and enjoying good food and drinks than wander aimlessly around a mall ANY DAY.

So... I'm sure it comes as no surprise that while I'm disappointed to see The Grape go, I'm very excited to help spread the gospel of growth otherwise (thanks for the link Ashton!):
from Design Trumps Retail

"In Raleigh's Cameron Village, The Grape wine shop and tapas bar closed. There's no word yet on what will happen to the space. ... Also, White House Black Market, The Cameron Bar & Grill and New Palm Avenue will all open in about three weeks."