Saturday, November 5, 2011

Auction Designer Handbags And They Will Come!

The Red Cross is known for being there to help when there is a natural disaster or problem anywhere in the world. And apparently they are also experts at knowing how to entice women to come to the rescue and help their fundraising efforts—and it involves designer handbags.

“In the Bag” is the name of their annual charity event to raise funds for the Red Cross of the National Capital Region. The event was held on Friday, November 4th at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA.

Living up to its name, the event featured a large auction
of designer, vintage and celebrity handbags. Bags with high profile designer names like Chanel, Kors, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Some were new and some were gently used and all were donated by individuals, stores and even celebrities. Bags from Kathie Lee Gifford, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Natalie Morales and Jenna Wolfe from NBC's Today Show; Former Miss America Phyllis George; actress Cybill Shepherd and Ivanka Trump were up for grabs to the highest bidder.

Local celebrities like WJLA’s Allison Starling, Miss Virginia Elizabeth Crot and Miss Maryland
Carlie Colella were on hand to add glamour to the event.

The programs and work of the Red Cross were illustrated by keynote speaker Simona Foster-Jackson, a social worker supporting active military, veterans and their families.

But the true stars of the day remained those gorgeous bags lining tables around the room and
beckoning the 250 attendees to give them a new home while providing the Red Cross much needed funds to continue their efforts. is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

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