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Art of Fashion & Research
Seventy guests ($150 ticket) convened March 9 at Neiman Marcus for the luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Lighthouse Group to benefit the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. During the pre-luncheon champagne reception, they socialized, perused designer apparel in the third floor salons and had make-up applications by stylists from Guerlain, Trish McEvoy and Le Métier de Beauté. After lunch, two passions were on display during the presentation before the fashion show. The first was Carol Van Andel’s for the cutting edge research, collaborations and education (cancer and Parkinson’s disease) that occurs at the institute founded 20 years ago by her in-laws. She concluded her description of the initiatives and the researchers with “...I don’t have a job, I have a dream.” The second was NM style adviser Ken Dewey’s fervor for fashion. He called the show a passion play in three acts which he named Take It to the Max, The Now of the New and The Games People Play.
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Week of 3.20.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Art of Fashion & Research, McCann benefit for Kidney Foundation, 100 Women Who Care of Greater Rochester, Reggie Jackson Foundation, and the Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.
Week of 3.13.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Figure Skating in Detroit, DSO Classical Roots Celebration, and the Go Red for Women Luncheon.
Week of 3.6.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Academy of the Sacred Heart Benefit, Winning Futures Corks & Forks, Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellows Reception, and Impact 100 Oakland County Happy Hour.
Week of 2.27.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Lighthouse PATH 25th Anniversary, Birmingham Education Foundation Unabashed Bash, and Faith in Action Dancing with the Stars.
Week of 2.20.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Bates Street Society Dinner, Marian Mardi Gras Benefit, and the Go Red Premiere Party.
Week of 2.13.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Variety, the Children’s Charity Cook-Off, Motor City Open, Angels Place Annual Dinner, and the Women’s Committee Boys & Girls Clubs.
Week of 2.6.17
Photos for Social Lights events include St Regis Winter Ball, CARE House Circle of Friends Patron Party, Circle of Friends Luncheon, Beyond Basics’ Birthday Benefit, Detroit Historical Society Ball, and the Brave Knight Pediatric Cancer Benefit.
Week of 1.30.17
Photos for Social Lights events include The Gallery, Big Shots, Little Stars, and the AutoGlow.
Week of 1.16.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Kidney Ball, Meadow Brook Hall Starlight Stroll, Alternatives for Girls High Tea, and the London Chop House Salvation Army Benefit.
Week of 1.9.17
Photos for Social Lights events include B&GCSM Great Futures Gala, Christ Child Society Home Tour, Preservation Bloomfield Gingerbread Luncheon, and the Ronald McDonald House Jazzy Holiday Tea.
Week of 1.2.17
Photos for Social Lights events include FAR, Friends & Fa-La-La, South Oakland Shelter Dancing with Detroit Stars, Women’s Division Project HOPE Luncheon & Boutique, and the DSO Volunteer Council Musical Feast.
Week of 12.26.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Mistletoe Marketplace, DSO Volunteer Council Nutcracker Luncheon, BARD Foundation Gobble Wobble, and the Rochester Regional Chamber Grand Marshal’s Celebration.
Week of 12.19.16
Photos for Social Lights events include DIA Gala Gloriosa, Village Club Foundation Benefit, JARC Fall Fundraiser, Rochester Garden Club Greens Market, and the Cranbrook Kingswood Holiday Tea.
Week of 12.12.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Christ Child Society A Love In, Sky Foundation Benefit Lunch, Rochester Schools Foundation Sip, Savor, Shop, and the Homes for Autism Ring of Hope Dinner.
Week of 12.5.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Alzheimer’s Association Chocolate Jubilee, Habitat for Humanity-Oakland, Northwood U Distinguished Women Reception, and the Birmingham Area Panhellenic Association.
Week of 11.28.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Hospice of Michigan Crystal Rose Celebration, Yatooma’s Foundation for the Kids, Friends of Rochester Hills Library Gala, and the Hamtramck Historical Museum Benefit.
Week of 11.21.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Karmanos Partners Night, Impact 100 Oakland County Award, Variety’s Lights, Camera, Auction, and the Linda Dresner WO-MAN Fashion Show.
Week of 11.14.16
Photos for Social Lights events include CARE House Care Night Gala, St. Hugo Altar Guild Benefit Evening, Heart to Heart GLAM Lunch, and the Heart to Heart Fashion Show.
Week of 11.7.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Belle Isle Conservancy Legacy Luncheon, OUR TOWN Art Show & Sale Preview Party, Oakland Literacy Council Ex Libris, and the Gleaners Detroit Uncorked.
Week of 10.31.16
Photos for Social Lights events include MOCAD 2016 Gala + Art Auction, Judson Center Havana Nights, and the Brother Rice Mothers Club Autumn Boutique.
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