PURSE-O-NALITIES ON PARADE:Dionne Warwick is coming to Portland, and rumor has it, she might even sing. Ms. Warwick is a big supporter of the nationwide non-profit agency, Girls Inc., and has agreed to appear in Portland at a fashionable event in support of the cause. My friend, Liz Healy Kay has all the details which she shared with me below:
The 5th annual Power of the Purse is April 30th at Portland Art Museum and this year Dionne Warwick, music legend and world humanitarian, is special guest designer and will attend the event. 13 additional Portland "purse-o-nalities" have teamed up with local purse designers to create one-of-a-kind handbags to be auctioned off Girls Incorporated® of Northwest Oregon, a local non-profit that works to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Ms. Warwick’s status as a musical icon and humanitarian is legendary, working tirelessly to empower and inspire others. She drew inspiration for her purse design from a quote from her grandfather "If you can think it, you can do it”, featured in her children's book Say A Little Prayer, written specifically to encourage children to reach for their dreams.
Local “purse-o-nality” Joey Harrington, NFL Quarterback, is one amongst 13 local participants along with Voodoo Doughnuts creators Tres Shannon and Kenneth Pogson, Rose City Rollers, University of Portland Portland Pilots soccer team, Lynn Greve, Susan Sokol Blosser and more/ See full list of design teams here (http://www.girlsincnworegon.org/?q=events/powerofthepurse).
Details: Power of the Purse will be held Friday, April 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum’s Kridel Ballroom. This year’s new fashion show format will feature 14 Girls Inc. girls modeling the purses in the live auction, a silent auction, a wall of wine and a retail boutique including 16 women-founded shops donating 40-percent of their proceeds from evening sales to Girls Inc.
Tickets can be purchased online here (http://www.girlsincnworegon.org/?q=events/powerofthepurse) or by calling Girls Inc., 503-230-0054.