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Afternoon tea, fashion at Dallas' Bridge Bistro for the Legacy Grace Project, supporting HIV+ women
POSITIVItea, a new fashion-forward fundraiser, features accessories and other clothing items beautifully installed by students and faculty of the renowned El Centro College fashion marketing program and modeled by several ladies of the Grace Project.
• WHO: Legacy Grace Project
• WHAT: POSITIVItea, an Afternoon Tea and Fashion Fundraiser
• WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. CDT
• WHERE: Bridge Bistro, 921 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas Design District
• HOW MUCH: $50 - $100, VIP Table $1,000
• TICKETS: http://www.legacycares.org or call 214.520.6308, #302
Textile designer Elizabeth Anyaa is serving as celebrity host for the event and donating several custom items to the silent auction. Born in Ghana, trained in Finland, and now based in Dallas, Anyaa has developed new international fame for her handmade felt scarves, handbags, and other fashion accessories. Besides Anyaa's contribution, the Grace Project has received donations from several noted boutiques and artisans, including Gadol Wilson for Konjo, El Centro College fashion design professor Michael Anthony, and others. Additionally, a few select custom items produced by ladies of the Grace Project will also be displayed and available for purchase, and some of the women will also perform and share their personal stories at the event.
The Grace Project (http://www.legacygraceproject.org/
The Grace Project is a program of Legacy Counseling Center which provides individual and group therapy to HIV-positive people and their families. Legacy also operates Founders Cottage, a seven-bedroom house that provides 24-hour care for critically ill AIDS patients in a home-like setting.
The Fashion Marketing program at El Centro College is a nationally renowned vocational education curriculum that specializes in the business side of fashion – combining modern business principles with ambition, creativity, and enthusiasm.Celebrating its 45th anniversary, El Centro College (http://www.elcentrocollege.edu) is located in the heart of downtown Dallas and is a vibrant, urban community college that is fully committed to a seamless educational process and life-long learning. El Centro was the first of seven colleges now comprising the Dallas County Community College District, the largest undergraduate institution in Texas that has served over 1.5 million people since El Centro first began teaching.
Headquartered in Dallas, the Cultured Cup is owned and operated by Phil Krampetz and Kyle Stewart, who is a Certified Tea Specialist (CTS) and a member of the Specialty Tea Institute advisory board.
The Bridge Bistro is owned by Kay Agnew who once famously said before creating Margaux's Catering in the 1980s that "Dallas had only bad Mexican food and expensive French food." Kay's subsequent Cajun and Creole-inspired menu created a sensation, and 30 years later her new restaurant is now located in the shadow of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava and serves many favorites of her lifelong customers.