2015

 Thursday, November 19 

VIP Night 5-9pm

Live Music, open bar, scrumptious appetizers, stellar silent auction, photo-booth and major giveaways! Celebrity ambassador Minka Kelly. Ticket holders receive a VIP gift bag (platinum bag value over ticket price!).  Must be 21 and over to attend. 

DJ Bella Foxx

DJ Bella Foxx, an exquisite, unique sensation, is putting a spin on the uniform male dominated DJ industry. Holding true to her famous phrase "Who Said Girls Can't Dj?!" This Foxx is letting it be known girls are not only made up of Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice! Whole heartedly believing PRACTICE DOES MAKE PERFECT! Playing all over L.A., at places such The Argyle, Eleven Nightclub, and having a three year residency at Mom's Bar has also given her the ability to understand growth and accomplishment. With a strong will and endless determination Bella Foxx, a girl from St. Louis, MO, is living proof you are who you aspire to be. With all the odds against her, she has risen to the occasion and let us know her journey doesn't entail fame but respect is essential. "Who Said Girls Can't DJ?!"

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 Friday, November 20  Fashion Block Party 

DJ Shammy Dee 12-2pm

SHAMMY DEE is a Los Angeles-based multi-faceted talent in entertainment. He has success as a DJ, performer and actor. He's been the DJ for some of the world's top brands such as Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Burberry as well as recognized celebrities such as Michael Buble, the Kardashians and 50 Cent. He has also played around the nation as a touring DJ. His original music charted three number one singles off his debut album, Transcripted Thoughts. Television credits include the “Bad Game” Gamefly commercial and How I Met Your Mother. He has also worked as a musical director with credits including Kristoffer Diaz’s Welcome To Arroyo’s, The Old Globe and Idris Goodwin's How We Got On, Cleveland Play House. Sound design credits include Will Power’s The Seven, Occidental College. He is excited to be back to spin for Shop for Success.  

Katie Arnold 12-2pm

The Style Riot is a fashion and lifestyle blog by Katie Arnold built on the premise that rules are meant to be broken. Katie also owns a social media agency, Riot Social, specializing in fashion PR, social media, and marketing. She has lived all over the globe in cities including Paris, New York, and San Francisco, though she currently bounces between Orange County and LA. Katie’s style can be described as fun, fresh and versatile. She loves to blog about personal style, fashion, beauty, food, health, fitness and travel and is passionate about women’s empowerment.

Stephanie Liu 12-2pm

Stephanie Liu is the dedicated jetsetter, creative mastermind, and the founder of Honey & Silk. Consistently producing unique, creative content, Stephanie is running her elegant, yet effortless fashion blog on-the-go as she continually travels from city to city. Her energetic lifestyle has only increased her love for adventure by allowing her to pull inspiration from her favorite brands, priceless experiences, and personal style to create a unique take on fashion.

DJ Sandra Luesse 6-8pm

Born in Berlin, Sandra owes her exotic looks to her Peruvian mother and her passion for music and entertainment to her musician father who played with the likes of Jimmi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin  Sandra is quickly becoming one of LA’s hottest DJ’s amongst Hollywood’s nightlife.  Sandra mixes house music with a spice of Latin flare while featuring bold vocals from all over the globe. She collaborated with vocalist EliZe on her latest single called “Love is our Religion” and has headlined at Nikki Beach Cabo San Lucas, Insomniac’s Glow Run in Vegas, House of Blues Los Angeles, French Tuesday, and Society Unici.  As well as numerous red carpet events, fashion shows, movie premiers, and boutique openings. It was an honor for her to perform at the first Diner en Blanc’s Los Angeles on Rodeo Drive in 2013. Sandra recently came back from Montreal after sharing the stage with rock legends Eddie Money and Loverboy while performing at a celebrity birthday party.

Laurie Brucker 6-8pm

Laurie Brucker: Named “LA’s go-to stylist” by the Los Angeles Times in 2012 and "LA's best personal stylist" by CBS in 2013, certified image consultant and speaker, Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle LLC, is all about everyday people dressing with heart. She believes to live an inspired and desired life, all you need is a great belt and an open mind. Laurie brings 12 years of experience in the fashion industry to your closet, home and heart, by presenting styling techniques as a catalyst for personal growth and achievement. In 2011, Laurie was hand-picked as a leader in the styling industry to represent Stacy London from TLC’s “What Not to Wear” in her exclusive style army: Style for Hire.Through her one-on-one consulting work, Laurie goes into closets across Los Angeles teaching people of all shapes, sizes to love their bodies and enjoy their clothes by designing unique, timeless and confident personalized wardrobes. Beyond the closet, you can find Laurie in the New York Times, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, ABC News, CBS News, KTLA News, Angeleno Magazine, Women's Wear Daily, Marie Claire, Westfield Style.

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 Saturday, November 21  Fashion Block Party 

AJ Johnson 12-2pm

AJ Johnson, Chicago's preeminent beauty and fashion expert, has earned national and international recognition as a visionary pioneer. AJ has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as, the Giuliana & Bill Rancic Show and currently serves as a fashion adviser for the Steve Harvey Show. For nearly twenty years, AJ Johnson has navigated the globe carving his own lane as a celebrity stylist, make-up artist, hair care professional and entrepreneur. In 2008, AJ launched his 12 Dresses clothing line and was featured in Macy’s Designer Trunk Show. This led to him receiving Macy’s prestigious “Distinction in Design Award" in 2009. In 2012, AJ debuted and starred in his own reality show, Chicagolicious, on the Style Network.

Recently, AJ has developed and created his signature hair care line, AJ’s of Chicago Haircare that returns hair to the shine of its youth, restoring natural innocence, vibrancy and beauty. This high-end, custom-blended, gravity-defying product, restores health and luster, giving your hair a lush opulence.

DJ Shy 12-2pm

DJ Shy, a humanitarian, was the first female on-air mixer at the No. 1 Top 40 radio station in America, 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles with over 2.6 million listeners each week. As the headlining DJ for Singapore's famous New Year's Eve party, Shy is used to performing in front of crowds of 20,000 fans at some of the finest clubs in the world. In addition to spinning in front of large crowds, she graces the screen with TV appearances on ABC's "General Hospital," Showtime's "AVN Awards," and more.

DJ SoulSource 5-7pm

Louis Hale (DJ Soulsource) is an old soul in a young form, growing up on both the East and West coasts. The son of an English Teacher and a Radio News Reporter, he has always sought to bring people together through the deft arrangement of words and music. A dancer at heart with a deep abiding love of House Music, he has made numerous recordings both as a Spoken Word Poet and as a DJ. He performs regularly both on the mic for other DJs and on the decks, accompanying himself to the delight of dancing crowds. He also was most recently a 2 time nominee for the House Music Awards L.A. and has new music releases available now on traxsource.com as Louis Hale. 

Kier Mellour 5-7pm

Kier is a personal style blogger and competed on the first season of House of DVF on E! Kier’s blog features affordable trendy pieces mixed with high-end classics in a glamorous, sexy and sometimes over the top way. Kier has been featured in People Style Watch, InStyle, Lucky, LaurenConrad.com Simply Stylist and Glamour. The aim of Kier Couture is to transport the reader out of the mundane day-to-day and into a glamorous and luxurious alternate world, to inspire passion and to excite women to get dressed again.

Appreciation Night 5-7pm

Special discount to our volunteers, clients, nonprofit partner agencies, corporate partners and fashion partners. Hosted by Amy Paffrath!Enjoy a night of sips and sweets, live music and opportunity drawing.

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 Sunday, November 22  Fashion Block Party 

DJ Tessa 12-2pm

Tessa is the founder of the all-female DJ collective Prism DJs. She has been DJing in Los Angeles since 2010, getting her start at the Viper Room in Hollywood and Wurstküche in Downtown Los Angeles. Since then, Tessa has become one of the most sought-after DJs for corporate events.  Her style ranges from eclectic, indie dance, nudisco, EDM, house, classic rock, classic hip-hop, to mainstream/top 40, and anything in between to keep your dance floor moving.  Recent notable clients include Flipagram, Google, Inner City Arts, Movember Foundation, Elle Magazine, New Balance, BETx, Hilton Worldwide, Madewell, Benefit Cosmetics, Wolfgang Puck Catering, plus many more. You can find her DJing regularly at the W Hotel’s Living Room in Westwood, STK in West Hollywood, Wurstküche in DTLA Arts District, Sadie’s Kitchen & Lounge in Hollywood, The Wellesbourne in West LA, to name a few.

Jennifer Chan 12-2pm

Jennifer Chan is a senior-level fashion, beauty and entertainment editor, celebrity style expert and on-air host who has worked for leading media outlets including InStyle.com,  ELLE.com, Fashionista.com, Fashion Week Daily, BET, JustLuxe, Real Simple Magazine and WWD and several others. Most recently, she served as the Senior Fashion Editor for E! Online, where she created and launched The Trend, a brand NEW celebrity fashion, beauty and lifestyle platform for the #1 entertainment network. You may recognize her as the host of Tyra Banks’ “Style on the Street” video series, or other on-air appearances as a correspondent for CNBC “Fast Money”, “America’s Next Top Model,” TotalBeauty.com, BET Network, Radical Skincare, Robbins Brothers, Dress for Success, Bloomingdale’s, Lucky Magazine, MSN Entertainment and more.

DJ Don Price 4-6pm

Celebrity DJ Don Price has been spinning vinyl all over the world since 2002. He has been the go-to DJ for record label parties and events for artists including Jay-Z, Lil Jon, Beyonce, Too Short, Ludacris, Nick Lachey, Missy Elliott, Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Gnarls Barkley, and many others.

Outside the music industry, he has DJ'ed exclusive events for numerous Hollywood celebrities and athletes, including the Kardashians, Evander Holyfield, Shaquille O’Neal, the Wayans Brothers, and many more.

From rocking out with tens of thousands at a beach party in Singapore to DJ-ing art galleries, Hollywood parties, and corporate events, DJ Don Price brings professionalism, impeccable musical taste, and an energy that will make any event unforgettable.

Marcy Guevara 4-6pm

Marcy Guevara is a fashion stylist, plus-size style expert, and the charming personality helping women of all sizes feel amazing in the skin they're in. You may have seen Marcy hosting, “Big Girl in a Skinny World,” the YouTube series from Marie Claire or on Lane Bryant Fashion TV. As her influence and power is transpiring in the world of plus-size fashion, you may also see her on shows like Rachael Ray, The Dr. Oz Show and Hallmark's Home and Family.  Most recently, Marcy was a guest host on The Real. Marcy was seen on VH1's second season of You're Cut Off as the resident plus-sized princess. Marcy is passionate about helping women of all shapes and sizes dress well and love the skin they're in

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