Joan Rivers DPAC & Peachy Keen Fashion Show


Fire & Ice and Joan Rivers too!!!!

Girls for Fashion Show

 In mid-September I received a really neat email from the girls at Peachy Keen about their upcoming Fall Fashion show called Fire & Ice Fashion Show.  This sounded like a super fun event and one that I wanted to attend with some of my favorite girlies!  So I sent the email out and rounded up the troops (or the girls…whatever you want to call us!)  Tickets were only $5 and that included a goody bag full of cool stuff, food and wine tasting before the show on the outside patio, entrance to the fashion show, cupcakes and bubbly afterwards and a $10 shopping voucher!  Can you say GREAT DEAL!?!?!?!  Peachy Keen is a new contemporary lifestyle boutique that specializes in designer apparel, accessories, footwear and gifts.

Fire & Ice Fashion Show


The store is owned by the Hankin sisters and their parents share the space with their store called Joint Venture Jewelry.  It’s such a cool concept and their motto is taking “Vintage to Vogue”!  Our group arrived around 6:30pm for the patio party and rushed inside when the doors opened to get seats!  Gotta have a good view!  The lookbook in the goody bag gave a nice list of their vendors/sponsors on the front and included a brief detail of the 27 different fashion looks that would be on the runway that evening. 

Awesome bag (can you see what it says???)

 Our good friend, Dr. Heather Sefried, was a sponsor for the evening with Nirvelli Day Spa and gave away a door prize to a lucky winner of a “Day at the SpaLUCKY HER!!!!!!  We really enjoyed the fashion show, they were true to their “Fire and Ice” them with the models make-up and hair (provided by ds Parada).  After the show (there is a cool built in runway down the middle of the store!!!!) the boutique opened for shopping, cupcakes and bubbly!  I used my $10 voucher towards the purchase of a fashionABLE scarf (if you know me, you know I LOVE a scarf).  But this is a scarf with a STORY!  The scarf was made buy a business woman in Africa and part of the purchase proceeds go back to helping provide a sustainable business for women in Africa.  I worked in the mission field in South Africa when I was 17 years old, so it holds a dear and close connection to my heart.  There is a note with my scare that says “Because of you, I am able to see my son, Abel, grow in character.  Thank you, Etanesh” 

Karly & Becca (scarf from Africa)


Each scarf is unique and has a note from the maker.  How cool!?!?!?  Great idea and I’ll be buying those for gifts for sure!  Here is a picture of me wearing my scarf with Karly Hankin (she’s the Creative Director of Peachy Keen).  Karly is wearing a dress from the store under the designer label Biya.  After the show, we went over to Travinia for some food and drinks out by the fire pits on their side patio.  Looking for a great and unique place in Cary to eat!  Go to Travinia Italian Kitchen!!  We enjoyed their ½ price martinis and I also had some of their asparagus soup!  YUM!  Thanks to My Girlfriend’s Close in Apex for the fantastic Steve Madden black chunky strap heels that I wore!  They have the coolest shoes there and great prices too!

Travinia Italian Kitchen on Urbanspoon

Becca & Marsha at Joan Rivers!!!!


Earlier this month I attended another fashion event with my mom and the event was for the Queen of Fashion Herself….JOAN RIVERS!  She came to the DPAC and we purchased our tickets earlier this year and have just been counting down the days to her performance!    I’m an avid fan of watching Joan Rivers on Friday night FASHION POLICE, so I was anxious to see her in real life!  She’s a hoot and a total mess!  No one is off limits in her book and she cracks jokes on everyone, even herself!  My mom and I had a great time; we went to dinner beforehand at Tyler’s Taproom on the Tobacco Campus in Durham.  It was a 45minute wait for a table when we arrived, so we opted for the first-come-first-serve seating in the bar area.

Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom on Urbanspoon

Necklace & Sweater from My Girlfriend's Closet!!!!

 We are frequent visitors to the Tyler’s Taproom in Apex, so knew we’d have a good dinner and time together at the Durham location.  Dinner was delicious; the service was fast and friendly.  We then walked across the campus to the DPAC and had fantastic seats to see Joan!  Thank you to My Girlfriend’s Closet in Apex for helping me select this fabulous over-the-top Marc Jacobs navy and gold bedazzled sweater!  I had a ton of compliments on it and it was a great style to wear!  I think event Joan Rivers would have approved it herself!


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