Excitement is building for the 2011 Bella Casa Celebrity Fashion Show, scheduled for 6 p.m Tuesday May 3 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. Fashion show coordinator and long-time CNY Ronald McDonald House volunteer Michele Castrilli, of Liverpool, said she is determined to once again pack the house and hopefully surpass the success of the past two years. The first two shows helped raise more than $70,000 combined.
A few local celebrities featured in the show include Nicholas Pirro, Barbara Karper and Margaret Martin. Celebrities will be modeling fashions by local stores and boutiques: Elsbeth Rose, Eva's Boutique, Giovanni's Men's Fashion and Formal Wear, Melissa James Dress Salon, Mr. Shop, Oleander at Armory, Showoff's Boutique and Spybaby Boutique.
Tickets are $60 each and groups can buy a table (10 guests) for $600. Cash bar and hoursderves will be available starting at 6 p.m., along with raffle tickets and local vendors for browsing. The show will begin at 8 p.m. where coffee and dessert will be served.
Visit cnyronaldmcdonaldhouse.org for more information if you are interested in attending, donating gift basket prizes or volunteering.
Farah Jadran is the editor of Syracuse Woman magazine.