‘Brave is Beautiful’ Fashion Show to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

During the “Brave is Beautiful” fashion show at A Safe Place’s Wine Women & Shoes on May 6 at Ravinia Festival, models will not only wear the creations of Lake Forest fashion designer Ave Sanjuan, but they will also help raise funds for domestic violence victims and their families.

Ave Sanjuan

Ave Sanjuan

Sanjuan presented her first full collection in 2010 to help raise money for the Gorton Community Center. Since then, she has participated in shows for Susan G. Komen and Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. She will also present her designs in the American Cancer Society Fashion Show fundraiser later this year.

“It is a true gift to help A Safe Place, an organization that helps domestic violence victims feel safe again,” Sanjuan says. “Home is where the heart is and where you should feel at ease. No one should ever have to suffer and feel unsafe. I am honored to be able to help.”

Sanjuan’s unique designs will be on display at Wine Women & Shoes, an event to benefit A Safe Place, northern Illinois’s sole provider of services exclusively focusing on domestic violence victims and their children. All proceeds raised at this event will help A Safe Place continue to provide lifesaving services for survivors and children of domestic violence. Last year, A Safe Place served more than 13,000 community members.

Along with the glamorous fashion show, Wine Women & Shoes will include unlimited wine tastings and a wine raffle, a Key to the Closet raffle where the winner takes all, live and silent auctions, a photo shoot area with a complimentary memento, Best in Shoe Awards, and the charismatic Shoe Guys.

Tickets are available online for $100, which includes a trendy swag bag filled with a variety of goodies. VIP admission is $150 and includes express VIP check in, prime seating for the fashion show, a dedicated Shoe Guy at your table, and a VIP Swag Bag filled with exclusive items. Those who cannot attend but would like to support A Safe Place can make a donation on the website or purchase Key to the Closet raffle tickets.

Wine Women & Shoes sponsors are Autohaus on Edens, Cycle Logistics, Intren, Lake County Vein Specialists, Rustoleum, and Silver Tree Communications.

For more information on Wine Women & Shoes and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit the event’s website. For more information on A Safe Place, click here. And find more information on Ave Sanjuan Designs here.

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