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POST SHOW CRAZE


05.19.10 POST SHOW CRAZE

A few days after Charity Fashion Show, the coverage just keeps pouring in. Thank you to everyone who made 05.15.10 possible, including all of our staff, models, designers, sponsors, and partners! A huge thank you to everyone that came out on Saturday Night, and we hope to continue to provide you with great fashion events and material throughout the coming months.

We will continue to update this site with material post-show and soon will make the official CFS images and video available!

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05.12.10 COMMERCIAL RELEASED

With three days until CFS 2010 our team has released a commercial for 05.15.10, largest fashion show on the west coast. The video, shot by Jay Kilachand of Red Label Films, features a wide variety of CFS Models in a fashion walkoff fight. Also seen are clips from CFS 2009, featuring designers Tibi, WDesigns, Cocoa Jeans, TuTuBlu, and Karen Lum -- two of whom are returning to show at CFS 2010. If you haven't gotten your tickets to CFS, we recommend you get them today!


CFS ANNOUNCES SHOP IT TO ME SPONSORSHIP


05.09.10 CFS ANNOUNCES SHOP IT TO ME SPONSORSHIP

Charity Fashion Show has another great sponsor for 05.15.10! Shop It To Me is a whole new kind of online personal shopper - just enter in your favorite brands, and Shop It To Me will pull together the best deals on all your favorites from all over the web, delivered right to your inbox. Think it couldn't get any better? Shop It To Me will be at Charity Fashion Show with easy sign ups and some great giveaways, including free subscriptions to Marie Claire. If you haven't bought your ticket to Charity Fashion Show yet, you'd better do it before they all sell out!


LOOKING BACK: TOSCA PREVIEW


05.07.10 LOOKING BACK: TOSCA PREVIEW

Last night Charity Fashion Show and Smartwater sponsored a preview of Tosca Soraya's "Hardscore" Collection to be debuted at CFS 2010 in her first US show. The event had a great crowd ranging from well known photographers and press, to party promoters and stylists, to fashionistas, CFS alums, and fans. The invite-only reception gave the crowd an exclusive sneak peek at what the Amsterdam-native will be showing on 05.15.10, and it certainly did not disappoint. CFS Models with extreme hair and makeup moved between boxes dressed in 10 of Tosca's 25-look set while the crowd mingled and sipped on Vitamin-Water cocktails. Stay up to date with CFS to hear all news as we get closer to CFS 2010.


CFS ANNOUNCES YELP PARTNERSHIP


05.06.10 CFS ANNOUNCES YELP PARTNERSHIP

CFS is thrilled to renew its partnership with Yelp.com for this year'€™s event. Founded in 2004, Yelp is committed to helping people find the best local businesses like restaurants, hair stylists, doctors, and mechanics. With over 31 million users, Yelp is a huge presence on the Internet and is allowing people to rate their experiences online. VIP guests can look forward to finding Yelp products in their gift bags. We are so happy to have Yelp'€™s support as we countdown the final 10 days to Charity Fashion Show the largest fashion show on the West Coast.


FANS OF JIMMY CENTURY TO PLAY AT CFS


05.04.10 FANS OF JIMMY CENTURY TO PLAY AT CFS

Guests to Charity Fashion Show will be welcomed by the sounds of electric dance band Fans of Jimmy Century. Climbing the music charts to #23, their song “Hot Sahara” was also featured in shows like Ugly Betty, The Hills, and The L Word. This San Francisco-based band is making itself known on the music scene. After having shared the stage with Lady Gage, Cyndi Lauper, and The Goo Goo Dolls, we are so excited to have them open for Charity Fashion Show 2010. Fans of Jimmy Century’s unique music will prove to be one of the highlights at this year’s show. Stay tuned as we countdown the final days until Charity Fashion Show the largest fashion show on the West Coast.


CFS PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL MARRIAGE BOYCOTT


05.03.10 CFS PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL MARRIAGE BOYCOTT

Charity Fashion Show remains committed to ethnic and cultural diversity, and as such has teamed up for the second year in a row with National Marriage Boycott. The NMB is a student driven campaign advocating for the congressional repeal of DOMA. This year at CFS 2010 you can spot their Equality Rings on models in select sets, as well at a table in our entry plaza where you can get yourself a ring as well.

Stand with CFS and NMB in support of diversity and equality. Join us on 05.15.10 as we celebrate that diversity with the largest fashion show on the west coast.

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DISCOUNTS FOR CFS GUESTS AT THE STANFORD TERRACE INN


05.02.10 DISCOUNTS FOR CFS GUESTS AT THE STANFORD TERRACE INN

The Stanford Terrace Inn has teamed up with Charity Fashion Show to offer exclusive discounted prices for CFS guests on Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th. When booking a room, make sure to mention Charity Fashion Show for your discount as you plan your trip for the largest fashion show on the west coast. CFS has people fly in from all over the world, and we hope to see you on 05.15.10.

Call the Stanford Terrace Inn now at 650.857.0333 and youre guaranteed to have a great stay during this year's premier event for the West Coast fashion scene.

For tickets to CFS 2010, visit www.charityfashionshow.org/tickets


MAY NEWSLETTER, DESIGNER LIST, AND EQUINOX PHOTO SERIES!


05.01.10 MAY NEWSLETTER, DESIGNER LIST, AND EQUINOX PHOTO SERIES!

With exactly two weeks until Charity Fashion Show 2010, our final newsletter before the show has been released. Two major things were released in conjunction with the newsletter: the Equinox Photo Series shot by Kanoa Utler, and the designer list for 05.15.10. This year's designer list features names from across the globe, from Los Angeles to New York to Europe to South America and back to The Bay. The diverse list shows the true commitment CFS has to bringing fashion from across the industry (from high schoolers through annual NYFW standards, and from 4 continents) into one tent for one night. Be sure to check out the ultra-chic photo series and look through the designers that you can see on 05.15.10 at the largest fashion show on the west coast, CFS 2010.

Equinox Photo Series

Download the Newsletter here!


CFS DONATES TO ALPHA PHI OMEGA'S CHARITY AUCTION


04.30.10 CFS DONATES TO ALPHA PHI OMEGA'S CHARITY AUCTION

Can't get enough charity these days? Tomorrow, Charity Fashion Show is participating in Alpha Phi Omega's First Annual Charity Auction, held at Stanford University. We've donated two free VIP tickets (not available to the public), valued at $100 each, which will be featured in the Live Auction portion of tomorrow night's event. Charity Fashion Show is excited to partner with yet another great Stanford organization, especially one as committed to education as we are. All proceeds from the Charity Auction go to Akshaya Patra, the world's largest NGO-run midday meal program, which feeds over one million underserved children daily in government run schools. To learn more, visit http://charity.stanfordacm.com.


CFS ANNOUNCES ISHARYA PARTNERSHIP


04.29.10 CFS ANNOUNCES ISHARYA PARTNERSHIP

Charity Fashion Show is very excited to announce the participation of jewelry line Isharya in CFS this coming May. A celebrity favorite, Isharya has made a name for itself as the Indian inspired jewelry of choice. Originally conceived in 2004 by Radhika and Gauri Tandon, the luxury brand has exploded onto the fashion scene, appearing in everything from TV shows like Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty, to publications like Vogue, Elle and Harpers Bazaar, and currently available at Neiman Marcus, among others. Joining us this year to accessorize the runway, Isharyas beautifully crafted designs will prove to be one of the highlights of this years show.




04.28.10 SHOPPISTA SPONSORS CFS

Guests to Charity Fashion Show 2010 can expect to take looks right of the runway, as we have partnered with Shoppista.com, the best online-shopping resource for small boutiques around the world. Founded by two Stanford Business School Alums, Shoppista.com is bridging the gap between small boutiques and the Internet. Shopping this years Designer Sale has never been easier. Guests will have access to the amazing designers at this years show from the comfort of their homes. We are so excited to have Shoppista.com on board for the largest fashion show on the West Coast. Stay tuned for more updates as we count down to 05.15.10.


CFS IS OVER 50% SOLD


04.27.10 CFS IS OVER 50% SOLD

With barely under 20 days until Charity Fashion Show 2010, approximately 1000 seats have been sold. The press and VIP lists have grown tremendously, and the Charity Fashion Show team hopes to have you there as well! An event of huge proportions, CFS 2010 will be the largest fashion show on the west coast. The event literally brings designers from across the country and across the industry together under one tent for a night of charity. Come support Kiva, diversity, and fashion on 05.15.10.




04.27.10 CFS 2009 REWIND!

Our video team from Cyperus Media has recently released a video taking a look back at Charity Fashion Show 2009! With under 20 days until 05.15.10, its exciting to look back and remember the show that started it all. From the opening routine by Alliance, to the scandalous men's underwear of Andrew Christian, to the mid-runway dancing of Saroya Whatley during Tadashi Shoji, to the beauty of WDesign's "Water," CFS 2009 is the foundation for an even bigger 2010.


UMBRELLA SALON -- HAIR STYLISTS FOR CFS 2010


04.26.10 UMBRELLA SALON -- HAIR STYLISTS FOR CFS 2010

Umbrella Salon has come on board as the official hair team of CFS 2010--the largest fashion show on the west coast. The Umbrella team will be working with CFS to create fabulous runway hair for 05.15.10, and they certainly have experience doing it. Umbrella Salon is based in San Jose and widely recognized as one of the best hair salons in the area. Their stylists are known globally for fashion styling, and our team could not be happier to welcome them on board.


SF STATION MEDIA PARTNERSHIP


04.25.10 SF STATION MEDIA PARTNERSHIP

Charity Fashion Show is proud to announce a formal partnership with SF Station, San Francisco's definitive online city guide for events, entertainment, food, shopping, and life! With over half a million unique users, SF Station is a key resource in figuring out whats hot, whats new, and what you should be attending around The Bay. And what should you be attending the weekend of 05.15.10? The largest fashion show on the west coast of course. The SF Station team will be interviewing guests, photographing, videotaping, and reporting straight from CFS 2010. Stay tuned for potential ticket giveaways and advanced coverage from SF Station!


CFS ANNOUNCED STANFORD PARTNERSHIPS


04.22.10 CFS ANNOUNCED STANFORD PARTNERSHIPS

Charity Fashion Show owes a great deal to its host institution, Stanford University, and would like to take this opportunity to announce some exciting new partnerships with Stanford organizations. From the ASSU to SSFD to The Stanford Fund, Charity Fashion Show is pleased to collaborate with Stanford University in its production of the largest fashion show on the West Coast. We're also excited to announce partnerships with student organizations Alpha Phi Omega, Blackfest, Sanskriti, Stanford African Students Association, and the Sustainable Fashion Collective. Check back for announcements about Stanford participation in Nigerian Cultural Day, the SASA Pageant, the first annual Charity Auction, and more student group collaboration before 05.15.10!


GAP SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED


04.21.10 GAP SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED

Charity Fashion Show 2010's newest sponsor is none other than Gap, the country's largest specialty apparel retailer. With 3500 stores worldwide, Gap has been a respected name in the apparel industry since opening its flagship store in 1969, and Charity Fashion Show couldn't be more excited to announce this new partnership with the Stanford Shopping Center location. We think our guests will be thrilled too when they check out the surprise Gap has in store for all Charity Fashion Show 2010 guests...stay tuned for even more sponsorship and designer updates as we count down the days until The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast: Charity Fashion Show 05.15.10.


GENERAL ADMMISSION TICKET SALES NOW OPEN


04.20.10 GENERAL ADMMISSION TICKET SALES NOW OPEN

General Admission Sales for Charity Fashion Show, the largest fashion show on the West Coast, are now open through the Stanford Ticket Office. On 05.15.10, Charity Fashion Show will combine more than 2000 people with nearly forty designers, professional hair and makeup, high quality photography, an overflowing press section, a plethora of corporate partners, and some of the hottest models you've seen yet.

For anyone who tried to get tickets last year, you'll remember that this event sells out. Get your tickets today!

Tickets for Charity Fashion Show 2010 are now available online here.

Questions?
Email us at tickets@charityfashionshow.org
Or call the Stanford Ticket Office at 650.725.2787


CFS ANNOUNCES VIP/PREMIER/PRESS AFTERPARTY BY DC PROMOTIONS


04.20.10 CFS ANNOUNCES VIP/PREMIER/PRESS AFTERPARTY BY DC PROMOTIONS

Charity Fashion Show is pleased to announce our latest production partner, DC Promotions, who is hosting the post-reception on 05.15.10. Following CFS 2010, all VIP/Premier Guests and Press will already be on the list for Illusions Nightclub in downtown Palo Alto. The reception will be the perfect place to celebrate what will have been the largest fashion show on the west coast. Guests at the party will have their own private CFS room, access to the main dancefloor, discounted drinks by Smartwater/VitaminWater, and a variety of other special treats. DC Promotions is a San Francisco based production and promotion company who we could not be happier to partner with as we move forward towards 05.15.10.

Purchase your Premier Seats (and get on the list for that night) by clicking here.

Not VIP/Premier/Press and want on the list? Email guestlist@charityfashionshow.org


GENERAL ADMISSION SALES OPEN TOMORROW AT 7P


04.19.10 GENERAL ADMISSION SALES OPEN TOMORROW AT 7P

Tomorrow, with under one month until Charity Fashion Show 2010, sales will open to the general public. Many people have been waiting for tickets since last year's show; and CFS promises not to disappoint. With 2000 seats, 05.15.10 is twice the size of last year. We expect to sell out.

Check back tomorrow at 7pm to be one of the first to secure your seats to Charity Fashion Show 2010, the largest fashion show on the west coast.

Questions about tickets? tickets@charityfashionshow.org


NEIMAN MARCUS SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED


04.19.10 NEIMAN MARCUS SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED

With less than a month until the biggest fashion show on the West Coast, Charity Fashion Show 2010's list of exciting sponsors keeps getting better! Just confirmed is luxury specialty retail department store Neiman Marcus, whose commitment to offering only the best brands in fashion, beauty, decor, and jewelry has garnered the brand international notoriety. Since its founding in 1907, Neiman Marcus has grown from a single store in Dallas to an integral part of popular culture, and we're thrilled to have the Stanford Shopping Center location's support in our efforts to raise money for Kiva. Stay tuned for even more sponsorship and designer updates in the coming weeks for The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast: Charity Fashion Show 05.15.10.


INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER PREMIER OF TOSCA, SPONSORED BY SMARTWATER


04.18.10 INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER PREMIER OF TOSCA, SPONSORED BY SMARTWATER

Charity Fashion Show is proud to announce an exciting, exclusive preview exhibition in anticipation of CFS on 05.15.10. On May 6th, Charity Fashion Show will be hosting the US premiere of the Shanghai-based, Dutch designer Tosca Soraya in conjunction with Glaceaus smartwater. Her F/W 2010 collection, entitled Hardscore, is about sport, nineties, punk/grunge, culture and success. Tosca Sorayas full collection will premiere at Charity Fashion Show 2010. The May 6th Tosca Soraya Exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity to see select garments from the Hardscore collection up close, network with other key members of the San Francisco fashion scene, and sample five new vitaminwater cocktails specially prepared by the smartwater mixologists. To receive your invitation to the May 6th preview, email tosca@charityfashionshow.org today.


SUSTAINABLE FASHION COLLECTIVE'S GUERILLA FASHION SHOW


04.17.10 SUSTAINABLE FASHION COLLECTIVE'S GUERILLA FASHION SHOW

Today from 3-4p at Stanford's FutureFest, the Sustainable Fashion Collective is putting on a fashion show thats all about being ecofriendly. Charity Fashion Show is committed to furthering fashion presence around the bay, and this fashion show is a step in the right direction. Having provided a few CFS models, and some runway coaching for the event, the CFS and SFC teams are no stranger to one another. If you get a chance to get out to Art Affair and FutureFest at Stanford University, you've got to check out the Sustainable Fashion Show.

We love partnering with local fashion organizations! Contact us for consultation and participation information at info@charityfashionshow.org


BEST BUY SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED


04.17.10 BEST BUY SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED

CFS VIP and premier guests will be seeing new technology in their futures with the addition of tech giant Best Buy to an already extensive sponsor line-up. Best Buy is committed to making technology deliver on its promises and is no stranger to charity. In 2009, they devoted millions to improve communities all over the country through community outreach and similar organizations. CFS guests will also see what Best Buy has to offer, as their plasma screens will be displayed right in the CFS fashion tent. We are so excited to be partnering with such a diverse company. Stay tuned for even more updates in the coming weeks as we count down to The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast: Charity Fashion Show 05.15.10.


VIP/PRIORITY/PRESS INVITATIONS


04.16.10 VIP/PRIORITY/PRESS INVITATIONS

Over the last 2 days Charity Fashion Show sent out an array of invitations to special guests for CFS 2009. With the show expected to sell out, Charity Fashion Show is preparing for the 2000 person crowd (Double the size of 2009!) come 05.15.10. Accompanying the start of ticket sales for this year's show was a new photo entitled "Hose," featuring CFS Models Dan Thompson. The image is 1 part of a 2 part series in the Spring Campaign--both images are now available at our Facebook. Shot on location in Las Vegas, Dan, Nick, and the CFS Team traveled to get the exact shot they needed. More special invitations can be expected over the next 10 days, and General Admission sales will begin through our website early next week.

Questions? tickets@charityfashionshow.org
Media/Press Registration? media@charityfashionshow.org


'I MODEL FOR' RELEASED


04.15.10 "I MODEL FOR" RELEASED

Today, Charity Fashion Show released the "I Model For" campaign; 22 Stanford students, along with CFS Executive Director Thom Scher were photographed with answers to the question: "What do you model for?" The answers range from highly personal and emotional to flirty and fun. With 30 days until CFS, this campaign is a demonstration of ethnic and cultural diversity, of the passion our models have, and of great things to come as we get closer to 05.15.10. Check out all of the "I Model For" photos on our Facebook.


NEW SPONSOR: OPI


04.14.10 NEW SPONSOR: OPI

CFS premier guests can expect to be thrilled by the addition of OPI nail polish's glowing colors to the already bright sponsor line- up. Boasting a huge following and an endless color scheme, OPI nail polish not only comes in bottles but also in shades for your Dell computer. We're excited to have this beautiful color company on board for the largest fashion show ever seen on the West Coast.




04.12.10 I MODEL FOR CAMPAIGN DETAILS RELEASED

Throughout the last month, Charity Fashion Show has been shooting a diversity campaign entitled "I Model For." Set for release one month before the show, on 04.15.10, the campaign features CFS Models showing their individuality, passion, and love for modeling. CFS is committed to promoting ethnic and cultural diversity, and this campaign is really that mission at its core. FCubed is your source for more "I Model For" coverage this entire week as we prepare for the release. Check back in 3 days for the release of all the photos, or stop by Old Union at Stanford University to see the printed campaign!


GREAT COLOR HAS ARRIVED!


04.12.10 GREAT COLOR HAS ARRIVED!

Guests of Charity Fashion Show 2010 should expect to go home ecstatic with nail polish from CND Creative Nail Designs new Colour & Effects collection. Voted by Allure to have the Best Bright Nail Polish, CND is one of our brightest new sponsors for 2010. Theyve done nails for everyone from Kate Moss to Madonna as well as teaming up with 20 designers at New York Fashion Week including Phillip Lim. Were thrilled to have this fabulous color house on board for the largest fashion show ever seen on the West Coast. Expect perfect nails and bright colors to abound in the great future of the partnership between Charity Fashion Show and CND Creative Nail Design.


APRIL NEWSLETTER RELEASED


04.01.10 APRIL NEWSLETTER RELEASED

And inside our monthly newsletter you can find new information about this year's show on 05.15.10, a photo release of CFS Models Lisa Yun Chen and Mikayla George in Nanette Lepore, a preview of 5 phenomenal designers showing at CFS, and a ton more. Take a peak at the most recent photos, the latest partnerships, the biggest sponsors thus far, and all sorts of other CFS news. With 44 Days until the show, its time to get pumped for the largest fashion show on the west coast.

The April newsletter is available for download here, or you can subscribe to it monthly by emailing newsletter@charityfashionshow.org.


POPCHIPS! SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED


03.31.10 POPCHIPS! SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED

With just forty-five days until the biggest fashion show on the West Coast, Charity Fashion Show 2010's list of exciting sponsors is growing a mile a minute. Just confirmed is popchips!, lauded as the "best potato chip" by Men's Health and Health magazine, and Epi Center Med Spa in San Francisco, the nation's only eco medspa. Embracing lovewithout the handlesand luxuriously sustainable skin rejuvenation services, these innovative brands could not be more in line with the interests of CFS. We're proud to add the leaders of the never fried-never baked chip phenomenon and organic skin care revolution to our ever-increasing list of sponsors. Stay tuned for even more sponsorship and designer updates in the coming weeks for The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast: Charity Fashion Show 05.15.10.


HELIUM PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED


03.30.10 HELIUM PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that San Jose based fashion magazine, Helium, will premiere their first issue at Charity Fashion Show on 05.15.10. On each of the 2000 seats at CFS 2010 audience members will find a new issue of Helium Magazine. Recently, Helium collaborated with Charity Fashion Show to produce a beautiful photo shoot featuring CFS 2010 Designer Danielle Pettee and CFS Model DeAnna Basques. The shoot was done at the Helium Studio 2147X, with a hair team from Umbrella Salon, makeup by Brittany Villarreal, and photography by Jack Hustings.

Keep an eye out for more partnership announcements from CFS 2010!


CFS COVERS LA FASHION WEEK


03.29.10 CFS COVERS LA FASHION WEEK

With the CFS Blog, FCubed, gaining a following, the CFS Team took a trip to Fashion Week in Los Angeles to report live. CFS Executive Director Thom Scher, and FCubed Editor-in-Chief Ashley Chang attended a number of shows and events providing live updates via twitter, and complete reviews through the blog. Events of the week included innovative photo installations at BoxEight, runway shows at Sunset Gower Studios, private presentations throughout the city, and an opening ceremony at The Standard in downtown LA. Expect to see a number of LA-based designers, models, photographers, press, and stylists showing or attending CFS on 05.15.10!

Check out FCubed, and follow the CFS Twitter to stay up to date!


ACROBAT OUTSOURCING PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED


03.18.10 ACROBAT OUTSOURCING PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED

Guests to Charity Fashion Show 2010 will be seated in style now that Charity Fashion Show has officially renewed its partnership with Acrobat Outsourcing. Having helped the 2009 show reach its high level of success, we are thrilled to have the 2009 Best Business Award recipient on our team. Acrobat Outsourcing serves people, not just plates, as they are the only one-stop-shop solution in the West Coast for the food service and hospitality industrys front-and-back-of-house staffing. CFS is ecstatic to have this rapidly expanding Bay Area business on board once again for 2010. Stay tuned for even more updates on confirmed designer and sponsors in the coming weeks for The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast: Charity Fashion Show 05.15.10.


M MAGAZINE FASHION EDITORIAL


03.07.10 M MAGAZINE FASHION EDITORIAL

Earlier this year Charity Fashion Show teamed up with local publication M Magazine, WDesigns by Wayne Hwang, and Stanford Bloomingdales to produce a six page spread for their March/April issue. The issue just premiered, and we are proud to show you 3 Charity Fashion Show models at their finest. Lisa Yun Chen, Nicole Shields, and Saroya Whatley all look flawless in this re-invention of the Venus Collection. Shot at the San Jose Technology Museum, this editorial spread is the first in a number of photo releases building up to the largest fashion show on the west coast, Charity Fashion Show, on 05.15.10.

Get your copy at local stores now, or download it digitally here.

You can also check out the six page spread on our Facebook page here.


GLACEAU SMARTWATER PARTNERSHIP


02.13.10 GLACEAU SMARTWATER PARTNERSHIP

Guests to Charity Fashion Show 2010 can expect to quench their thirst with only the best now that Charity Fashion Show has officially renewed its partnership with electrolyte-enhanced premium water brand Smartwater. One of the major sponsors of Charity Fashion Show 2009, this leading enhanced water brand is guzzled by Allen Iverson, 50 Cent, and CFS personnel alike. Were proud to have the company that somehow made drinking water absurdly stylish on board once again for the largest fashion show yet to be seen on the West Coast. Expect to see photos from our production team soon as they execute campaign shots for Smartwater and Vitaminwater, in addition to even more updates on confirmed designer and sponsors in the coming weeks for The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast: Charity Fashion Show 05.15.10.


EQUINOX FITNESS PARTNERSHIP


02.13.10 EQUINOX FITNESS PARTNERSHIP

Guests to Charity Fashion Show 2010 can expect to quench their thirst with only the best now that Charity Fashion Show has officially renewed its partnership with electrolyte-enhanced premium water brand Smartwater. One of the major sponsors of Charity Fashion Show 2009, this leading enhanced water brand is guzzled by Allen Iverson, 50 Cent, and CFS personnel alike. Were proud to have the company that somehow made drinking water absurdly stylish on board once again for the largest fashion show yet to be seen on the West Coast. Expect to see photos from our production team soon as they execute campaign shots for Smartwater and Vitaminwater, in addition to even more updates on confirmed designer and sponsors in the coming weeks for The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast: Charity Fashion Show 05.15.10.


VALENTINE'S FUND-RAISER


02.04.10 VALENTINE'S FUND-RAISER

Its that time of year again drugstore shelves are stocked with cartoon character cards and specially branded candy, the flower shops windows are full of roses, and there are little hearts and splashes of red everywhere. What are you doing this Valentines Day?

You can send your sweetheart wedding-quality Ecuadorian red roses hand delivered to anywhere on the Stanford campus by charming CFS model-cupids.

The annual Charity Fashion Show Valentines Day Rose Fundraiser kicked off 02.02.10 with the release of this years VDay photo. All proceeds from the Rose Fundraiser directly support this years beneficiary, Kiva.

While Charity Fashion Show is only able to deliver roses on the Stanford campus, anyone else can pick up roses from us on Saturday, February 13th for $4 each or $36 per cellophane-wrapped dozen. If youre interested, just email us.


FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER RELEASED


02.03.10 FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER RELEASED

Check out Charity Fashion Show's February Newsletter. Among this month's great content you'll find a whole story about CFS model and staff participation in the WDesigns: VENUS premiere on 01.22.10. We've also got exciting announcements about new sponsors and an update on our high school internship program, Future Faces of Fashion. And don't forget to check out the CFS features, which include a great new photo of Julia Wycliff by San Jose Helium's Jack Husting. All in all, January was a great month and February is looking to be even better, between our Valentine's Day Rose Fundraiser, a number of exciting photoshoots, and many announcements about the CFS 2010 designers and sponsors. Stay tuned for more great news, and subscribe to the newsletter by emailing newsletter@charityfashionshow.org.

Download this month's newsletter here.


SAN JOSE HELIUM PROFILES WDESIGNS, CFS 2009, AND CFS MODELS


01.21.10 SAN JOSE HELIUM PROFILES WDESIGNS, CFS 2009, AND CFS MODELS

Helium Magazine just released a feature on Wayne Hwang and WDesigns, while simultaneously releasing numerous shots of CFS Models wearing the new Venus Collection. Photographer Jack Hustings has a true artistic eye, as CFS Models Ariana, Julia, Taryn, and Raquel rock the images. Editor-in-Chief of Helium Matt Mountford discusses first coming across Charity Fashion Show, which he describes as "a true castle of fashion." His discussion of CFS and the experience that was last year bring us back to final days before CFS 2009. This year we can only expect more.

Read the full article here.


WDESIGNS EDITORIAL FEATURES CFS MODELS


01.21.10 WDESIGNS EDITORIAL FEATURES CFS MODELS

Kris Cheng did it again. This time around, photographer Kris Cheng partnered with CFS Models and Wayne Hwang of WDesigns to produce what are some of the best editorial photos of WDesigns to date. The shots have an aura of vampirism that echoes throughout the spread; and the look is spot on for the collection. Titled Venus, the unreleased WDesigns collection is quickly getting press. With 1 day until the collection's runway premiere, the editorial shots can be found on 7x7 Magazine, and presumably a number of other sites in the next few days.

The entire series can be found on the WDesigns site here.


DEVELOPMENT EXPANSION


01.07.10 DEVELOPMENT EXPANSION

As Charity Fashion Show starts it sponsorship and partnership push for 2010, one thing has become entirely clear: expansion. The Development Division, led by Director Stephanie Werner, has had huge success in the last year. This time around though, she expects even more. With Business Coordinator Arielle Aryah doing more than ever before, it was time to bring on new staff. Charity Fashion Show has added two new Sponsorship Specialists to the team: Nina Brentlinger and Valerie Frank. Both of these new team members join the newly expanded division with a variety of skills, including backgrounds in fundraising, client management, journalism, and fashion brand experience. The CFS Team strives to provide our sponsors and partners with innovative and focused opportunities to collaborate successfully with CFS--this expansion makes that even more true.


JANUARY NEWSLETTER RELEASED


01.01.10 JANUARY NEWSLETTER RELEASED

The CFS monthly newsletter was released today, and in it you can find the detailed story on our first designer confirmation for 05.15.10, Nanette Lepore. Inside, the newsletter features interviews with CFS Associate Director of Events Saroya Whatley, as well as models Brian Hollins and Lexie Spiranac. Also are stories from CFS recent showing at the San Francisco Freedom Ball, as well as our video installation at SJHelium's Art Couture Week, and much much more! You can download the newsletter here, or email Stephanie to subscribe to the monthly mailing.

Click here to download this month's newsletter.


CFS ANNOUNCES ITS BEST FROM 2009


12.31.09 CFS ANNOUNCES ITS BEST FROM 2009

As the year winds down, Charity Fashion Show looks back at what has been an outstanding year. From the January announcement of huge names such as Nanette Lepore and Smartwater, to the February rise of model John McCallen, to the March Vegas Trip, to the 1000 seat sellout of April, to the Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast in May, CFS showed no signs of stopping. Heading into summer, CFS didn't disappoint. July saw 14 award nominations at San Francisco's Fashion Awards, including Event of the Year, Model of the Year, Designer of the Year, Event Producer of the Year, and Stylist of the Year. August saw the start of a Fall Campaign never before done by CFS, and September and August featured the rise of an expanded team; as the year winds down CFS again shows signs of an unbelievable spring. If the 2010 Calendar has been any sign, our look back into the past year should only graze the surface of what we are capable of bringing forth.


NANETTE LEPORE LEADS CFS DESIGNER CONFIRMATIONS


12.27.09 NANETTE LEPORE LEADS CFS DESIGNER CONFIRMATIONS

With invitations to show at Charity Fashion Show 2010 only beginning to be delivered, one major name has confirmed attendance: Nanette Lepore. Last year, Nanette Lepore was one of the headlining designers, gracing the runway with deep purples and greens. Her clothes were also a part of the CFS "Truck" Image used in our Spring Campaign. Nanette Lepore, a line based in New York City, is known for its chic womenswear that is carried in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many other major stores globally--the label is also no secret to New York Fashion Week. CFS is proud to have the design house confirmed for the upcoming year. Check back for more updates on confirmed designer and sponsors for The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast: Charity Fashion Show 05.15.10.


DECEMBER NEWSLETTER RELEASED


12.03.09 DECEMBER NEWSLETTER RELEASED

Today, Charity Fashion Show released our December Newsletter, which included a number of features on staff and models, recent events in which weve participated, a very special outreach program, photo releases, and more. Most importantly, the December Newsletter features a story on our 2010 calender, coming out this week. The calendar features twelve beautiful, confident Stanford student models in a diverse set of photographs, the concepts for which were developed by Artistic Coordinator Brooke Smith. These calendars are a special item, and theyre available in limited quantities only. To get yours, visit egroups.stanford.edu today.

Click here to download this month's newsletter.




11.30.09 2010 CALENDAR BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE (PART 2) RELEASED

Charity Fashion Show has worked throughout the fall to produce one of the hottest calendars for 2010. Beginning with a vision by Artistic Coordinator Brooke Smith, soon the CFS team found itself with 12 Stanford Students,12 Months, and 12 remarkable photos. The limited print, exclusive 2010 Calendar by Charity Fashion is about to go on sale, and you can now watch behind the scenes footage online! The release of the second behind the scenes video, produced by Jay Kilachand of Red Label Films, gives a glimpse into the world of fashion photography, the fun that is Charity Fashion Show, and the images that make up one of the best CFS Products yet.

Click Here to Watch Behind the Scenes Part 2 (11.30.09)
Click Here to Watch Behind the Scenes Part 1 (11.16.09)


CFS AND WDESIGNS TO WALK 'FREEDOM BALL'


11.10.09 CFS AND WDESIGNS TO WALK "FREEDOM BALL"

Recently released promotional material from the first annual "Freedom Ball" (7.00pm | 12.12.09 | San Francisco) has gotten us pumped for what will be a fantastic event. Walking the award-nominated "Water" collection for its last time before the Spring 2010 Collection is released in January, WDesigns was invited to showcase at the Trigger Costume Ball in conjunction with the CFS team and models.The show is produced by Del Geronimo who has compiled and impressive roster for the evening, which includes San Francisco Designer of the Year Alexandria Von Bromssen, and special presentations by the growing Northern California division of NoH8, of course in addition to WDesigns in partnership with Charity Fashion Show.

For more information, check out the SF "Freedom Ball" online.


OCTOBER NEWSLETTER RELEASED


10.27.09 OCTOBER NEWSLETTER RELEASED

Over the course of the weekend, Charity Fashion Show released the second edition of its new monthly newsletter. Inside you can find information on our new staff and models, recent shows our team has attended, upcoming CFS events, new ways to show your support, an exclusive interview with designer Wayne Hwang of WDesigns, and plenty more. The new model team is larger than ever before, after what were the most competitive auditions in CFS History. Returning a strong number of last year's favorites, and an impressive number of new talent, the CFS team has gotten that much stronger. With recent trips to Los Angeles Fashion Week, and shows throughout the bay, CFS continues to cement its presence on the west coast.

Click here to download this month's newsletter.


HALLOWEEN SALE


10.26.09 HALLOWEEN SALE

Charity Fashion Show will be hosting its annual Halloween Costume Sale this Monday from 7-9p at the Black House on the Stanford campus! Featuring a variety of costume accesories and essential garments for almost any fashionable outfit, CFS stylists will be on hand to help you quickly and conveniently find exactly what you're looking for this Halloween season.

CFS Halloween Costume Sale. 10.26.09 7-9p. Black House.


MODEL AUDITION RESULTS


10.16.09 MODEL AUDITION RESULTS

Charity Fashion Show is proud to welcome its new model team for the 2009-2010 season! The group of 27 women, 11 men, and an impressive group of on-file non-Stanford models make up the best group of models that we have ever had. With a record-breaking number of auditions, and a decision making process that lasted double the length of the last year, tough cuts had to be made. The final group is unbelievable -- diverse, beautiful, and passionate, the new team is a combination of returning veterans and fresh faces -- both experienced and just discovered. Over the coming months you can expect to see the new models in various shoots and shows as they gain training, experience, and exposure through the year long buildup to Charity Fashion Show 2010, scheduled for 05.15.10. Check back for more details about the new team!


MODELING AUDITION DATES ANNOUNCED


10.06.09 MODELING AUDITION DATES ANNOUNCED

Charity Fashion Show is proud to announce the dates for CFS Modeling Auditions. On Tuesday, 10.13.09, and Wednesday, 10.14.09, you will have the opportunity to become an integral part of the diverse CFS portfolio of events. As a model you could have opportunities to walk international designer runway shows, pose for some of the largest corporate brands in America, and gain runway experience walking in The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast, our CFS Spring Show on 05.15.10. With no experience necessary, we are searching for men and women that can represent Charity Fashion Show for the 2009-2010 Season.


NEW STAFF ANNOUNCED


10.04.09 NEW STAFF ANNOUNCED

Charity Fashion Show received more staff applications than ever before and has created what it deems to be the most impressive Staff Team ever before composed within the organization. With an expanded Fashion Division, a Development Division with new positions and goals, and an Events Division with undoubted capabilities, the CFS Staff for this year will surely produce bigger and better things. With a team of people that have backgrounds ranging from marketing to modeling, and designing to development, the CFS Team is larger than before, stronger than before, and has more potential than anyone expected. In the near future expect to see results as the CFS Team gets its feet under them, and starts to work towards the Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast.


HELIUM FLOATS CFS' BOAT


10.01.09 HELIUM FLOATS CFS' BOAT

Last night, the Charity Fashion Show team took a trip into San Jose to support one of our SJ Helium's first fashion show: Atomic. SJHelium is an organization based out of San Jose State University that works to promote fashion and visual arts through a magazine, and fashion events. Arriving with force, the CFS Team included Executive Director Thom Scher, Director of Fashion Megan Anctil, Director of Development Stephanie Werner, Designer Relations Coordinator Lee Axelrod, and the new Editor-in-Chief of FCubed Fashion Blog Taylor Jackson. Our team was pleased to see three CFS Models (Unoma, Lizzie, and Raymond) all walking runway for the Bay Area event. The event ran smooth, was enjoyable, and deserves particular ovation for Jasmine Duarte's runway styling. Check out FCubed for more of an account of the Atomic Fashion Show.




09.14.09 STAFF APPLICATIONS OPEN

As of today, Charity Fashion Show is officially accepting applications for this years' staff.

Open positions range from stylists to media specialists to outreach coordinators to blog writers to artistic experts to model trainers... with a number of positions open, Charity Fashion Show is looking to find the next amazing team capable of producing the Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast (as well as numerous other productions).

The application is quick and easy, and we would love to see you become a part of the CFS Team. Apply Today.


MONTHLY NEWSLETTER RELEASED


09.10.09 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER RELEASED

Today, Charity Fashion Show sent out its inaugural monthly newsletter to an exclusive group of CFS affiliates. The newsletter, designed to keep our fans up-to-date on the latest from CFS, featured stories on our staff, WDesigns, summer activities, Future Faces of Fashion, upcoming charitable ventures, the fall calendar, and numerous soon-to-be-released photos and videos. We?ll be sending out an exciting new piece each month, so stay posted for future updates.

To subscribe to the CFS monthly newsletter, email info@charityfashionshow.org.
To download a full copy of the newsletter, click here.




09.07.09 VIDEO RELEASE: "It's Coming"

Today marked the release of a new CFS video featuring CFS Spokesmodel Ariana Afshar in the streets of San Francisco and the hallways of the historic Fairmont Hotel; a teaser of sorts, "It's Coming" is the first released work of the new Director of Fashion, Megan Anctil. With editing by CFS veteran Wayne Hwang, and styling by CFS model Saroya Whatley, this piece exudes excitement for things to come. What's Coming? How about new Staff Applications in 3 days, or Model Auditions in October, or a Student Showcase in November, or the release of the much-anticipated Fall Campaign photographs shot by Kris Cheng? Or there is always the Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast coming next Spring... but its not like the CFS Team is counting down or anything. Charity Fashion Show--It's Coming.


FUTURE FACES OF FASHION APPLICATIONS


09.02.09 FUTURE FACES OF FASHION APPLICATIONS

Charity Fashion Show is proud to announce that applications have opened for our high school internship program, Future Faces of Fashion. One of Charity Fashion Show?s main and most immediate outreach focuses, Future Faces of Fashion helps high school students interested in the fashion industry gain greater hands-on experience by working in a mentor-mentee relationship with the Stanford students of Charity Fashion Show. Charity Fashion Show is very excited to be getting involved in the greater Bay Area community, and looks forward to making further charitable contributions in the future. For more information and to apply to Future Faces of Fashion, visit www.charityfashionshow.org/fff.html.


CHARITY FASHION SHOW RETURNS


09.01.09 CHARITY FASHION SHOW RETURNS

After an extensive summer of planning, the team at Charity Fashion Show is ready to reveal plans for this upcoming year. A complete Fall Calendar is now available, culminating in a special Student Showcase event. The CFS Fashion Blog, FCubed, is up and running, along with a numerous new ways for you to follow CFS, ranging from RSS to Twitter. Staff applications are nearly open on the revitalized website, with Stanford Modeling auditions to follow shortly thereafter. The expanded Future Faces of Fashion youth outreach program has opened applications for the upcoming season. Hot off of a trip to San Francisco to shoot this year's fall campaigns, CFS Spokesmodels are anxious to appear at various events throughout the Fall. As September progresses, keep an eye out for new photos, new videos, new press releases, and much, much more!


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