Fundraising in Style's Fundraiser for Fourth Arts Block Designers

Do you like fashion?
Do you like the arts?
Don't you wish that you could benefit from both at the same time?
Then you will love...Fundraising in Style

What: A sample sale that benefits FAB
Where: New York Theatre Workshop, Main Stage, 79 E. 4th Street
When: Thursday February 5th, 5:30-9:00PM

Our tough economy has been hard on non-profits, young designers and the bargain shopper -- but here is a great way to join forces so everybody wins. This launch party kicks-off a new shopping concept to help New York City non-profits through fun, original discount shopping events featuring dozens of independent designers.

The scene for this launch event to benefit Fourth Arts Block is the fabulous New York Theatre Workshop. The goods include stylish clothing and accessories by almost a dozen designers that usually sell in high-end boutiques, as well as original artwork, and incredible hot chocolate from 4th Street's own Bond Street Chocolate. All guests will receive a free FAB Pass that gives discount access to shows in the East 4th Street Cultural District. Don't miss this chance to eat, drink, mingle, shop and help support NYC artists during the economic slump! For more information, visit http://www.fabnyc.org/.
Taken from the website:
"Fourth Arts Block (FAB) is leading the development of the East 4th Street Cultural District, the only cultural district in Manhattan. Toge- ther with our members, we are building a permanent home for the arts and preserving the block's unique creative environment."

Designs from the Ditu Spring 2009 Collection

"Join Fundraising in Style in their launch event for a whole new way of looking good while feeling good. These amazing independent designers will donate a portion of every purchase to FAB. Designers include Lara Kazan, Bellissima, Frida's Closet designed by Sandra Paez, Misswit designed by Deborah Goldstein, Ditu designed by Layla Abramowitz, Meiling Chen, Leo Works designed by Nicole Gagne, Judith Haas, and artist, Mauro Baiocco."

A few of the latest designs by Lara Kazan


Amazing Handmade Knitwear at Etsy

It never fails...do a little searching on Etsy, and you will always find something GORGEOUS!The High North's "Feather and fan knitted skirt", made with norwegien wool. Intricatly stitched, long sleeved hand knit jacket by Peg Plunkett can be purchased for an utterly amazing $55
Beautifully formed crocheted black cropped cardigan by Fashion Knitwear. This cardigan is crocheted using two yarns simutanously, for added thickness and wamrth. I strongly suggest for you to look at the other designs by Fashion Knitwear, on Etsy because they are exquisite. The designs are perfect for very picky women.


Ultra Cool Lace Tights from Urban Outfitters

Stunning yet delicately sheer lace crochet tights, in a unique color to pair with knee length sweater dresses or skirts.

Pretty and feminine, these pin stripe floral tights are only found at Urban Outfitters. No wonder I love them and need them so badly ;)

Now, not everyone will wear fishnet tights, but this lace design adds a special twist to the thought of fishnets. They are sort of surreal in how the design wraps around the leg. These are very artistic and full of intricate details.

Betsey Johnson fans are in for a treat with these white girly knee highs. A tiny pink bow adds to the youth appeal of this design. Use them as socks too :) They're perfect for this coming Spring.

Last, but surely not least, these tights are modern and chic, and to me, inspired by Chanel's tights that are extremely, if not exactly, the same design as these. Pick these up for less than twenty dollars! I would buy five just in case ;)
Find all of these, and more lace tights on the Urban Outfitters website.


Warm Quilted Designs

If you are fond of quilted designs, then consider these options. Wearing quilted pieces enables you to have extra warmth during wintry weather, and at the same time, adds an interesting design element to your ensemble.

For thinner hips and upper thighs, try out this coat by Marc New York. It is a "sled" coat filled with down feathers, for ultra comfort. Find it at BlueFly for about $170.

Boot images from SSense
Black quilted high shaft boots by Pedro Garcia. These are made of nylon (will last for ages) and have a four inch heel. The heel and front platform are covered with suede. These super cute boots are on sale for $238.

...and for added accessories, here is an adorable Betsey Johnson satchel, available at Metropark.


Knit Leg Warmers at Babygirl Boutique

Babygirl Boutique is an online boutique specializing in a wide selection of Head Turning Alternative, Retro, Rockabilly & Indie clothing, Pin-Up Clothing, Bohemian Clothing, Urban Clothing, streetwear, footwear and jewelry.
These adorable leg warmers are only $9.95! In addition, you can get 20% off purchases using the code ARCTIC-BLAST at checkout. This code expires midnight PST on Tuesday, January 20th 2009.

Description from the website: "NEW Knit leg Warmers with Button Sides in Black or Ivory. One size fits all. So trendy and sexy over pumps and boots alike!"


The Vogue Knitting Website - A Great Resource

The Vogue Knitting website is becoming a great resource for today's most fashionable patterns. You can preview the patterns before you even buy the magazine on the website, as well as download free patterns. There are nice wallpapers for your desktop to use, live chats, podcasts, among other great features. Check it out today, even if you just need some inspiration to get you in the knitting mood again.


Knitwear Clearance at ASOS

From chunky to fine, and many fabric combinations, such as chiffon sleeves sewn into a knitted cardigan, find any knit your heart desires at ASOS. There are blouses, cardigans, vests, jackets and dresses. What makes it even better is that everything is on sale!

Seperate Link: Asos is having an "up to 70% off" sale too, on select pieces.

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