Katlyn, the newest member of the Tiramisu For Breakfast team and I got to check out the fall Max Mara collection at Saks as part of a benefit event put on by Style Weekly for SPARC Richmond and the VCU ICA. Here’s what Katlyn had to say about the event:
I was so honored to be invited to the When Art Meets Fashion 2016 event hosted by Style Weekly! On October 6th, I stepped into the Saks Fifth Avenue in Stony Point and was instantly mesmerized by the clothes, food and people.
I had the opportunity to sit in on a fine arts auction. All proceeds from the auction went to two amazing art organizations, the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU and SPARC. The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is currently undergoing construction and will be a venue for a broad variety art forms. SPARC is a performing arts school here in Richmond that offers classes for children and young adults.
Works from Matt Lively, Tom Condon and more were featured in the silent auction.
I was EXTREMELY tempted to bid on this beautiful flower arrangement.
The auction was followed by a MaxMara fashion show. (The Olivia Pope-approved brand!) I’m SO ready for sweater weather!
After, we were able to shop the runway. I had to remind myself that I shouldn’t buy all the sweaters from the collection.
Saks gave a percentage of the proceeds from purchases to ICA at VCU.
I also checked out some of the items from the line on the website. I’m highly obsessed with this Piera Silk Jersey Back Blouse.
Also, can we talk about how stunning this coat is? (Christmas is coming soon!)
I can’t wait to see the end results of the ICA at VCU when it finally opens their doors in fall 2017!
Thank you so much to Melanie, Dana and Lori for such a wonderful night! 🙂