Like so many of our favorite events Fashion with a Passion was rescheduled in the wake of Covid-19. The good news is that the night is back on our calendar for Thursday, October 1, and a fabulous night of fashion, food and fun is a sure bet again this year. The less positive news is that domestic violence is not so easily moved, and Safe Harbor, the recipient of proceeds from Fashion with a Passion, needs us more than ever.
The boutiques represented in the following pages are all participating in the night, and we can all help add to the $900,00 raised to date by FWAP. By supporting the event, our community has ensured that Safe Harbor can continue to provide crisis support services that victims so desperately need. Lives have been changed and families have begun to heal and rebuild.
Help with this issue is more important than ever. Rates of domestic violence incidents have historically spiked following natural disasters, so Safe Harbor says they are expecting a spike during COVID-19. The virus will not cause domestic abuse in otherwise healthy families – just like substance abuse or mental illness do not cause domestic abuse. However, COVID-19 will almost certainly and quickly make at-risk families tip into abuse and will cause abusive relationships to get worse. Worse can be deadly.
In the midst of this pandemic, Safe Harbor is still here. The lives of victims depend on immediate response and on-going shelter, counseling and advocacy from experts in domestic violence, especially during a time of increased stress, isolation and community crisis. To learn more about how they have adapted services in response to COVID-19 and how you can help, please visit safeharborsc.org. Enjoy this preview of what’s to come on October 1, and be sure to join us in supporting our local agencies. Tickets available at fashionwithapassionsc.org.
On Ashton Link (left)
Wild Ice Designs Earrings ($26) and Choker ($28), Nooks Pottery Stonewear Ring ($24), Peach Love California Top ($32), Judy Blue Gameday Flares ($48) and Qupid Platform Sandals ($30)
On Hanna Hopkins (right)
The Potter’s Hand Co. Earrings ($14), Olive & Leaf Cream Wrap Top ($32), Tummy Control Tank ($16), Peach Love California Snakeskin Denim Flares ($48), and Qupid Heels ($30)
Amahle Designs Champagne gold Italian leather leaf earrings and white Italian leather belt bag with a gold snaffle bit belt.
Bella Bridesmaid: Everest gown in Dusty Lilac by WToo
C.O.R.E.: Top by K-Deer, Terez metallic leopard leggings, and UGG shoes.
Carolina Soma Boutique This one-of-a-kind Art Deco-style top ($180) paired with a black and gold velvet pencil skirt ($78) creates a sophisticated and sleek look that is perfect for a night out!
Copper Penny: Dress by Parker, earrings by Lexi London.
Empire Ltd. Studio
Suit / Bespoke Grey flannel chalk pinstripe 6×2 double breast suit w/ double vents and a third ticket pocket.
Shirt / Bespoke Robin’s Egg Blue linen cotton french cuff shirt w/ contrasting white collar and cuffs.
Tie, Pocket Square & Bracelets / Empire Ltd. Studio
Glasses / Polo by Ralph Lauren
J. Jill We’re loving the laid-back classic look of this nautical-inspired West Port Full-Leg Pants ($89) and the Caroline Boat-Neck Sweater ($69.) Tie it all together with a Pleated Color-Block Neckerchief, ($29) and you’ve got the perfect look.
Lindley Mayer Gulledge is wearing the Julie Mayer Collection handmade Suede STAR earrings in taupe. She also paired it with her one of a kind original hand painted Tiger necklace made with all genuine stones. Lastly, Lindley shows the fabulous denim jacket hand painted by Charleston artist, Emily Yarbrough and each one is made especially for Julie Mayer Collection.
Labels: Navy Tibi dress, Gucci bag, and Marc Fisher pumps
Lizard Thicket All about the stars, statements and confidence this season! Find your favorite dress that flatters your figure and go bold in a solid color. Add a denim jacket with some details! Paired with a simple bralette keeps it feminine! Next stop- FLARE jeans with those stars! These make a statement for themselves so pair it with your favorite lightweight top and a layered necklace: done! For the boho look, we are loving the tie-dye and watercolor trend. Keep things soft and sweet with a subtle print in this babydoll dress! For the edgy gal, we are all about this leather skirt and fringe sweater! Pair it with combat boots for the on-the-go look to keep it fun and fresh with your busy schedule!
Monkees: Faux Leather snake embossed shift by Julie Brown, Jakett Josey leather jacket, Mignonne Gavigan earrings, Golden Goose Super Star sneakers
Prowse with Moore: DO + BE Champagne Dress. Pretty pleats, perfect for cocktail parties or weddings. Pair with your favorite heels and a simple necklace for a classy and feminine look.
Safe Harbor Resale Shop
Safe Harbor Resale Shop operates solely on donations from our generous Upstate community. This high-end rose gold dress modeled by Essie Yvonne was originally over $500, and donated by a local boutique who donates to us monthly. These incredible items are able to be resold in our Shop, and 85% of sales go directly to Safe Harbor’s intervention services and prevention initiatives! Thanks to our incredible donors, we’re able to walk the runway in style, and offer our community quality yet affordable items.
This is Social Butterfly Boutique’s exclusive Power Suit made from high-quality scuba fabric. We call her the “Bawse Suit.”
Southern Girl Chic This outfit features their Jade Tropical Halter Back Dress
Splash On Main
On Alexis Elliott (left)
Rosalyn One Piece Swimsuit in Powdered Leopard by Citrine, $176
Flirty V front ruffle trim one piece with adjustable straps
On Lindley Mayer (right)
Shell Cyprus Bikini Top by Citrine, $96
This super supportive and fully adjustable corset back top in ribbed super soft, stretchy and flattering fabric.
Shell Jessa Bikini Bottom by Citrine, $99
Full coverage bottom with cross seam detail!
Vestique Blue Haze snake print babydoll top. Blue Jean Baby distressed mom jeans and Big Escape white faux leather boots with wooden heel.