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‘Silhouettes of Style’ to benefit Tateuchi Center

By Gabrielle Nomura on March 24, 2011 – No Comment


Tateuchi Center???s Act Two Guild announces today that its signature event, “Silhouettes of Style???A Royal Affair,” will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, Friday, April 29, 2011 at The Westin Bellevue, with special emcee, Molly Shen of KOMO 4 News.

The women of the Act Two Guild present their annual spring luncheon and fashion show to raise funds and community awareness to support Tateuchi Center, a world-class performing arts center featuring a 2,000-seat Concert Hall and 250-seat Cabaret, targeted to open in 2014 in downtown Bellevue.

“A Royal Affair,” this year???s theme, is named in honor of the Royal wedding of Prince William and Ms. Kate Middleton, occurring on the same day.?? The Bellevue Collection, Presenting Sponsor of “Silhouettes of Style,” promises a first look at top fashions of the season, including a special runway segment that pays homage to Ms. Middleton???s personal style.

???It??was by complete chance that the date we scheduled for our third annual event is now the date for the upcoming royal wedding,??? notes Event Chair Michele Phillips-Baransky.?????The wedding day of the future King of England and his??Princess??offers us an??elegant backdrop to??bring women together to??enjoy fashion,??raise money for Tateuchi Center, and celebrate.?? It??will be an affair to remember.”

The Bellevue Collection is orchestrating the show in conjunction with its Spring Style Event. ???As a nod to this auspicious occasion, we are delighted to add some exciting new segments to the Royal Affair runway show to benefit Tateuchi Center,??? said Jennifer Leavitt, vice president/marketing, The Bellevue Collection. Silhouettes of Style is the highlight of the spring season for us and our only runway presentation, so it is very special ??? and this year it will celebrate the fashion savvy and effortless elegance of Ms. Middleton.???

Kim Hardwick, president of Act Two Guild, said her group is pleased to once again have the support of The Bellevue Collection.

???Our sponsors, who also include Aegis Living of Bellevue and Bob???s Heating and Air Conditioning, are forward-thinking local businesses that recognize the many advantages a world-class cultural facility like Tateuchi Center will offer to our community and the Eastside,” Hardwick said. “We are incredibly grateful.???

Officers of the Act Two Guild, in addition to Hardwick, are: Michele Phillips-Baransky, vice president, of Kirkland; Carol Loya, treasurer, of Kirkland; and Lizabeth Morrow-Nold, secretary, of Woodinville.

Reservations are now available for $125 for individual reservations or $1,250 for a table for ten.?? All proceeds benefit the $160 million Tateuchi Center Campaign.