20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

On Saturday, April 21st, I was invited to the 20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show hosted by the Grace Centers of Hope at the beautiful Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan.

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

This is my second year attending this beautifully presented and super emotional event. You can see more about last year’s event here. This fashion show and luncheon benefit the Women’s programs at Grace Centers of Hope, one of the largest homeless and rehabilitation centers in southeast Michigan. The fashion show featured women in the program, alongside professional models, to showcase spring fashions and talented Michigan designers.

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

When fashion finds a higher purpose, by giving people hope and real help, it becomes more meaningful and heartwarming. I knew I would cry based on last year’s experience, but oh boy, I may have cried more than I planned. After losing my late husband, I feel like I understand others pain more easily. I felt my pain was really not a big deal after I heard about all of the tough times those women, and their loved ones, had to go through. Watch my FB live below to see why this event is so touching and powerful.

I am also so relieved to know that at least these women have a place to go if they decide to get help and get their life back again. The thing I like about the Women’s programs at Grace Centers of Hope, is they don’t just cut a check and give it to the woman or her family. Grace Centers of Hope allows addicted and abused individuals to live in a safe community with boundaries, accountability, life skills classes, and counseling. I really like the One Year Life Skills Program for all local women who need their life back. I am never a big fan of just donating money to those in need. I believe giving them the ability to be independent is the real salvation. Anyway, you can watch this 60 second video to see some highlights from this fashion show in action.

Below are some of my favorite looks from the show. The first part features all the women who have gone through this program and made big come backs in their lives. Those confident smiles just melt my heart.

Max Mara:

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

Lily Pulitzer

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

Next you are going to see some professional models.

Max Mara:

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

Halston Heritage

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

L.K.Bennett London & Derby Hats by Rachelle Willnus

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

Amy and my hat in the photo below are both from the same Michigan brand by Rachelle. I wore this same hat to this event last year and had received so many compliments!

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

You can see my FB live below for more L.K.Bennett London and Derby Hats by Rachelle Willnus.

Another super talented Michigan designer, Bonnie Metry Foley, at Christiane Larue

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

You probably already have seen the super dreamy wedding gowns. They are from another amazing Michigan designer, Katerina Bocci. Anyway, I have already talked to Grace Centers of Hope to see if there are more ways that I can be helpful. I hope you can make your way to their website and check them out.

20th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

Photo credit: Grace Liang

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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See The World || Shanghai China #2

This is the second post about Shanghai, you can read the first one here. If you have read the first one, you probably have already seen the modern side of this huge city. In this second post, I want to show you around of the traditional side of Shanghai.

See The World || Shanghai China #2

Shanghai represents the most populous city in China with a population that reach more than 23 million people. Shanghai as many of the most developed cities in western countries, is divided in two districts by the Huangpu River. The west area is named Puxi (older part of the city) while the east Pudong, (new part of the city) is characterized by innovative developments and a modern landscape. You should have already seen the modern parts of this city in my first post.

See The World || Shanghai China #2

From a tourist point of view Puxi, being the older part of the city has more historical background; this is especially visible in the walled Old City district. The latter indeed remained the same without any western influences, and tourists can still experience the authentic China. The Old City district includes many must-see attractions, such as: the Xiaotayuan Mosque Dajing Tower, Old City wall, Yuyuan Garden, Chenxiang Temple and the Temple of Gods. All the photos here were taken at the Yuyuan Garden when I was there this past February.

See The World || Shanghai China #2

See The World || Shanghai China #2

See The World || Shanghai China #2

See The World || Shanghai China #2

There are often people asking me, what Shanghai looks like. I usually tell them to think about the size, Shanghai is bigger than New York City, and the weather is comparable to Atlanta’s. 😉 Shanghai has great scenery and the food is some of the best eats in the world. If you love boutique shopping, you are in your little heaven! There are so many cool independent designer boutiques in Shanghai with the cutest clothing and accessories.

See The World || Shanghai China #2

See The World || Shanghai China #2

See The World || Shanghai China #2

You can read all the See The World posts here.

See The World || Shanghai China #2

Photo credit: Grace Liang

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Grace
https://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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