Friday Dec 04 2009
Roseville Arts will rock the runway
By: Eileen Wilson Special to the Press Tribune
Inaugural Fashion Spree and Green Tea event on Dec. 6.
While fashions may be a best-dressed diva’s dream, those that are sustainable and green at the same time are the focus of an event to be held this weekend. Re-cycle and re-use is a theme that will be present throughout Fashion Spree and Green Tea event from the gently-used clothing and accessories, provided by ReNew Boutique in Roseville, to tables decorated with fine china and original pieces of recycled art. Co-chairs Kelly Peterson and Valerie Bowman want to remind people about the importance of sustainability in our community. “We were at a committee meeting, trying to think of a fun, collaborative way to raise funds,” Bowman said. “I’d been to ReNew Boutique, and I was so impressed with the quality. We’re really trying to support downtown businesses. A Dash of Panache is involved in the event too.” In addition to runway fashions that will be available for purchase, guests will enjoy tasty tea fare, and of course, the star of the show, warm and delicious tea. “The event will be a lot of fun. We have 9-foot Christmas trees, hung with tea cup ornaments which are available for purchase,” Bowman said. Each table will be decorated by different women from Roseville’s Newcomers Club. “We’ll have beautiful china and tea services,” Bowman said. “Rose-ville’s mayor will be one of our models, as well as a mom and her child from Acres of Hope.” In addition, ladies are encouraged to don hats and gloves, or they may borrow fun finery at the event, creating a true, dress-up tea. “People have been so enthusiastic – we’ve already sold a lot of tables of eight,” Bowman said. Proceeds will benefit Roseville Arts’ programs, including the Blue Line Gallery.