Bourbon & Grits "Gives Back" in Charity WFU Breast Cancer Fashion Show October 28 2015
Meet our newest Bourbon & Grits team member - Corey Washburn!
Corey is a senior and an English major with a double minor in communications and entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University. We met her at a Bourbon & Grits trunk show and instantly fell in love with her "fire" - she is so smart and funny, we knew that we had to bring her on board as our new marketing and communications intern.
Corey is a Chi Omega and a cheerleader at Wake Forest University, and when she is not getting tossed into the air - she is skydiving and flying planes! Corey will be wearing many hats for Bourbon & Grits including handling most of our social media, developing our college ambassador program that we are launching in the spring, and writing blogs for B&G. Today's is the first blog she has written - about the WFU Breast Cancer Fashion Show held this week, in which Bourbon & Grits had the honor of being one of the featured boutiques in the show.
Bourbon & Grits Gives Back in WFU Breast Cancer Charity Fashion Show
We recently celebrated Bourbon & Grits Boutique's first birthday, and in the midst of a full year of traveling, marketing, and learning from our customers, B&G has seen its styles on customers all over the U.S. - in 27 states and counting!
Though B&G started as a tailgate boutique, it has expanded its fashion to include styles for all occasions and in all seasons - from wear to work or class, to a casual day out with the girls, or to a night out. Now, Bourbon and Grits has once again dipped its toes into yet another area of customers' lives - charity, this time on the Wake Forest University campus in Winston-Salem, N.C.
On October 26, 2015, Wake Forest University hosted a fashion show through the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness.
The show runs solely on a volunteer basis, and relies on companies to donate clothing for models to wear in their walks. Each sorority on campus nominates a senior to represent them in the walks.
This year's event was co-sponsored by the WFU baseball team who also participated in the walks with the models. Bourbon & Grits was one of two clothing sponsors for this year's event, and they donated two walks each for eight models.
The model walks showcased several of our new styles and some that have been customer favorites for a while - including Angry Rabbit jeans and Piko tunics; fall styles including fur vests and sweather dresses; dressy casuals including our new joggers; fun cold weather ponchos and cardigans; and of course, tailgating styles. We even threw in several black and gold outfits for the Deacs!
Models also had a creative hand in the styling - they used their own footwear and accessories to complete their outfits. We were so excited to showcase our new styles as well as sponsor such a meaningful event!
It was such an honor to help Wake Forest in this way while supporting something near and dear to all of our hearts - cancer research.
While Bourbon & Grits has always been hosting charity trunk shows, we were excited to have a hand in an event that makes such a difference - and were especially excited to see college girls (and boys!) come together to make this event successful.
100% of the proceeds from this event went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
We look forward to being a part of more WFU Panhellenic or charity events soon!
***Photography by Dean Shore