The other day I had the pleasure of covering the Viva La Peachy Keen: A Spring Interactive Fashion Experience and I literally left screaming “Fiesta, FIESTA!”
Peachy Keen is a women’s apparel boutique located in Cary, North Carolina. Started about 6 years ago, by mom, Donna Hankin and daughters Jen and Karly Hankin. Peach Keen shares a “home” with previously established family business, Venture Jewelry, started in 1998 by parents Donna and Lee Hankin with estate jewelry on consignment.
The fashion show was Wednesday evening, April 25 and benefiting InterAct of Wake County (InterAct). Not only were they showing their latest in Spring fashion, but proceeds and donations were benefiting a local charity.
“The Interactive Fashion Experience is dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Wake County. InterAct saves lives, rebuilds lives, and secures safer futures for victims and survivors and their families. Proceeds from the night plus 100% of our silent auction will be donated to InterAct’s Family Safety & Empowerment Center. We will also host a Donation Drive for InterAct during the fiesta,” says Peachy Keen on their Facebook event page.
During the donation drive, Peachy Keen accepted all types of items like non-parishables, toiletries, and cleaning supplies for InterAct. As an incentitve, if you were an attendee and brought any items for donation, you received a swag bag full of goodies from participating sponsors. Some of the sponsors included, Moe’s Southwest Grill, MADabolic Raleigh, Edible Art of Raleigh and a slew of others.
Upon walking into Peach Keen, guest were immediately greeted with Side Bar sangria’s and margarita’s. The ambiance was set with bright streamers, cactus frames, and fiesta themed displays. Moe’s Southwest Grill provided chicken and beef nachos, with all the mixing and Edible Art provided red, white and green macaroons and caramel de leche cupcakes. Guest were able to not only shop but also place bids on donated items in the silent auction. Color Street Stylist, Shonda was also there to proide mini mani’s and Salon Saia featured their Curl Bar.
The interactive show was a mix of casual, athleisure and resort wear with an array of spring colors. The “MAD models”, as they were referred to, were ladies apart of local gym MADabolic Raleigh. There were four different set, where potential customers were able to walk up to get a close up of the outfits and talk to the models about each look.
The first looks were causal everyday spring looks, including flowy tops, jeans and wedges.
The second set everyday resort wear, featuring floral kimonos, flirty ruffle cropped denim, small tassels and cold shoulder tops.
The third looks were sporty athleisure, with graphic tanks and tees, lacey bralettes and comfy leggings.
The fourth looks were casual everyday spring looks, including flowy culottes, printed jumpsuits, printed tanks and tops.
The final set was dressy resort wear, featuring sheer and printed maxis, floral day dresses, and chic sheaths.
During and after the show, attendees were able to mix and mingle, eat and shop. The entire experience left you feeling spring ready and encouraged to have helped someone in need.
To find out more about the Peachy Keen, InterAct of Wake County and the other sponsors see below:
InterAct of Wake County
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bunn DJ Company
Carolina Barre & Core
Color Street Stylist Shonda Mulcahey
Edible Art of Raleigh
Every Bloomin’ Thing
Fab Faces/ Relaxation Realm
INKED by dani
InterAct of Wake County
Joint Venture Jewelry
Kenda Kist Jewelry
Kristin Brooks Rimmer Nails
Kurt Hilton Photography
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Raleigh Group Fitness
The Fresh Market
The Great Raleigh Trolley
The Mayton Inn
The Total Spa Escape by The Spa Lady
Wicked • Woven
Yelp NC Triangle