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Couture for a Cure 2020

 

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Couture for a Cure 2020

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - October 9 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 Couture for a Cure silent auction is still open! 

Carol Van Andel, Candace Matthews, Rebecca Wierda and Maranda invite you to join them for a virtual evening full of fashion, fun and support for Van Andel Institute’s mission!

This intimate event will feature a one-of-a-kind runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s and a special appearance by designer Byron Lars that includes an exclusive look at his Fall 2020 Byron Lars Beauty Mark collection. Experience Artistry’s new products and on-trend looks on the runway.

All guests will receive a swag bag of exclusive gifts and treats, including select desserts and a bottle of Cava sparkling wine for the toast to Couture’s 15th anniversary. Sponsors will receive exclusive benefits, including VIP gifts from Artistry™, and a food and beverage package catered by Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

Throughout the night, you can request a song to add to our playlist, enjoy live-streamed entertainment and participate in the virtual silent auction — all from the comfort of your own home! All proceeds benefit biomedical research and K–12 and graduate education programs at the Institute.

Event link will be sent out to registered guests and sponsors the week of the event.

All registrations after the 12:00 p.m. cutoff will not be eligible for the food and beverage package. The event link will be provided.

Virtual Event Program Registration Silent Auction

Tech Connection Details & Troubleshooting

Virtual Sponsorship Food and Beverage Package Details

Silent Auction

Agenda

Designer — Byron Lars

Questions?

If you are hosting a watch party in your home and want to connect your laptop to the television for the live stream please review this website for a detailed description on how to do that:

https://www.support.com/how-to/how-to-connect-a-windows-laptop-to-a-tv-over-hdmi-12554#:~:text=Connect%20one%20end%20of%20the,that%20adapter%20to%20your%20computer

If you are experiencing any issues in connecting or want to talk through the connection or test in advance, please call the number below for tech support from our technology company Bluewater Technologies. If you want to test the live stream, you can call between the hours of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday to test the live stream in advance of Thursday night’s event.

Tech Support:
248-213-3935

Testing time:
Thursday, October 8th 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Runway Sponsor — 8 virtual tickets

charcuterie

prosciutto / bresaola / salami rossa / tartufo salami / coppa

aged gouda / aged parmesan / humboldt fog / triple cream brie

chanterelle hummus / pickled vegetables / marcona almonds / dried fruits

honey / preserves / balsamic caviar

toasted squid ink crostini / lavash / grissini

dessert

cake bites > red velvet with cream cheese & funfetti with buttercream

beverages

champagne / sparkling wine for all guests

Vintage Sponsor — 12 virtual tickets

charcuterie

prosciutto / bresaola / salami rossa / tartufo salami / coppa

aged gouda / aged parmesan / humboldt fog / triple cream brie

chanterelle hummus / pickled vegetables / marcona almonds / dried fruits

honey / preserves / balsamic caviar

toasted squid ink crostini / lavash / grissini

dessert

cake bites > red velvet with cream cheese & funfetti with buttercream

beverages

champagne / sparkling wine for all guests

After Party Sponsor 16 virtual tickets

chilled fire roasted beef tenderloin

thin sliced / creamy horseradish / grain mustard

bed of mixed petite greens / mini baguette

charcuterie

prosciutto / bresaola / salami rossa / tartufo salami / coppa

aged gouda / aged parmesan / humboldt fog / triple cream brie

chanterelle hummus / pickled vegetables / marcona almonds / dried fruits

honey / preserves / balsamic caviar

toasted squid ink crostini / lavash / grissini

soup shooters

sweet potato bisque

French onion with cheese crouton

tomato basil

disposable shot glasses included

dessert

cake bites > red velvet with cream cheese & funfetti with buttercream

beverages

champagne / sparkling wine

white wine for all guests

VIP Party Sponsor 20 virtual tickets

chilled fire roasted beef tenderloin

thin sliced / creamy horseradish / grain mustard

bed of mixed petite greens / mini baguette

charcuterie

prosciutto / bresaola / salami rossa / tartufo salami / coppa

aged gouda / aged parmesan / humboldt fog / triple cream brie

chanterelle hummus / pickled vegetables / marcona almonds / dried fruits

honey / preserves / balsamic caviar

toasted squid ink crostini / lavash / grissini

soup shooters

sweet potato bisque

French onion with cheese crouton

tomato basil

disposable shot glasses included

dessert

cake bites > red velvet with cream cheese & funfetti with buttercream

beverages

champagne / sparkling wine

white wine for all guests

The silent auction will be hosted virtually on GiveSmart. The auction is open October 2, 5pm – October 9, 5pm. Link and details will be sent out to guests.

Donated by Amway Corporate
Amway Zen Beauty Basket
The Artistry Signature Select™ Body collection is a total body experience infused with Nutrilite™-sourced ingredients that work brilliantly on their own or as part of a personalized daily “body beauty” routine. Infused with nature.
n* by Nutrilite™ Dietary Supplement Gummies help to support immunity, keep you feeling great, and contain essential topical oils to help keep you calm and relaxed so you can find your Zen.
Bring out the best of you, empowering both body and mind.
Value — $313

Donated by Amway Corporate
Amway Balanced Beauty Basket
Artistry Studio™ Shanghai Edition — Make way for the magic of Shanghai with beauty products that transform along with your look. Prepare to be transformed with bold-hued eye and cheek palettes, silky textured primers, alluring red lip colors, and fruity and floral rollerballs and hand creams.
n* by Nutrilite™ Dietary Supplement Gummies help you find your sun and support focus and immunity.
You’ve got this. Be more you.
Value — $511

Donated by Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Ruth’s Chris Package
Better known as the “Bed, Beef and a Bottle” package. One of the best parts about this package is that you don’t even have to leave the hotel to find everything you need.
Package includes:
* Overnight accommodations for two in a luxurious guest room featuring plush bedding with pillow top mattress and cozy linen sheets.
* Complimentary bottle of wine: your choice of Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne or Pinot Grigio.
* One $100 Food and Beverage gift card to use at the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse located on the first floor of the Pantlind Building during your stay.
* Self or valet parking for one vehicle with unlimited in and out access.
* Receive 20% off non-sale, non-food items in the Plaza Essentials Gift Shop and Plaza Men’s Shop.
Value — $325

Donated by Byron Lars Beauty Mark
Select a style of your choosing (up to $500 value) from the Fall ’20 Beauty Mark collection by Couture for a Cure guest designer Byron Lars. Must be selected at Leigh’s.
Value — $500

Donated by Cheeky Strut
Hair Extension Luxe Experience — We’ll start your experience with a consultation to get to know you and your hair goals better. Our Cheeky Strut staff will install a box of 18” hair extensions to increase your hair length and volume. With your new extensions, we will give you a styling session and a take home care kit so you can keep your hair looking great!
Value — $1,000

Donated by Corporate Cocktail Co.
Interactive cocktail making class for up to 12 people. The class can be held either in person at your home or virtually.
Value — $1,200

Donated by Divani
Private candlelight dinner for two featuring custom menu selections
Value – $320

Donated by Leigh’s
Leigh’s will treat you and three friends to an exclusive in-store experience. First, Leigh’s makeup artists will pamper you with a skincare consultation and makeup application as you enjoy lovely refreshments. Next, you will meet with Leigh’s Merchandise Manager, Deb Clark, for a private overview of the season’s hottest fashion trends and how they can be interpreted into your own personal style. Then, shop to your heart’s content! Leigh’s has included four $100 gift cards in this package for your shopping enjoyment. They will also be giving back 10% of your group’s purchases to Van Andel Institute. To complete the experience, enjoy dinner at any Gilmore Collection restaurant with a $100 gift card! Date to be mutually agreed upon.
Value — $1,500

Donated by PRP Wine International #1
Wine Sampling Experience — a private in-home wine tasting for up to 12. Includes eight bottles of wine and personal Wine Consultant.
Value — $300

Donated by PRP Wine International #2
Wine Sampling Experience — a private in-home wine tasting for up to 12. Includes eight bottles of wine and personal Wine Consultant.
Value — $300

Donated by Pure Barre
Eight-class membership — winner will have the option to attend the eight classes in the first month and either continue or cancel the membership.
Value — $139

Donated by Vintage to Vogue
Bright gold posts enhanced with iconic black and gold Chanel buttons with jet black Swarovski crystal drops. A Vintage to Vogue original. Click to view.
Value — $298

6:30pm – Event begins: DJ Adrian Butler provides cocktail hour music

7:30pm – Program start: Welcome by Carol Van Andel, Candace Matthews, Maranda and Rebecca Wierda

  • Toast to 15th Anniversary of Couture for a Cure
  • First set of Leigh’s fashion segment
  • Remarks & Van Andel Institute Mission Moment by Carol Van Andel
  • Van Andel Institute Video Presentation
  • Second set of Leigh’s fashion segment
  • Remarks by Candace Matthews, Chief Reputation Officer, Amway Global
  • Third set of Leigh’s fashion segment
  • Remarks by Rebecca Wierda
  • Introduction of Byron Lars & Interview
  • Byron Lars Beautymark Fashion Segment
  • Closing Remarks

8:25pm – After glow music provided by DJ Adrian Butler (He will be taking requests in the chat!)

9:30pm/10:00pm – Event concludes

Byron Lars Beauty Mark is a designer womenswear collection based in New York City.  The Beauty Mark brand was founded by Byron Lars in 2001 as an extension of his vision to create clothing that is beautiful, accessible and impeccably tailored.   Byron is known for creating collections inspired by twisting traditional womenswear silhouettes and distorting traditional menswear tailoring, then combining multiple fabrics and trims to create a look that is effortlessly cohesive. With a passion and dedication to the cut of every garment, he has developed a loyal following for his unique ability to fit a woman’s body; to both accentuate her assets and camouflage her flaws.  The result is a juxtaposition that is modern and relevant to today’s fashion trends while remaining classic.  His work is unparalleled.

From the beginning of his career Lars has been lauded for his creativity and expertise in craft. In 1986 he was chosen to represent the USA at International Concours des Jeunes Createurs de Mode and in 1990 he was awarded the Vogue Cecil Beaton Award for Illustration in London.   Upon the debut of his first bespoke collection, he was named the Women’s Wear Daily “Rookie of the Year.” Byron Lars was awarded the Pratt Institute Fashion Visionary Award in 2014.  That same year he participated in the Black Dress Exhibit and Salon at the FIT Museum and was included again in 2019.  In 2020 Byron will be honored with the Shine Award presented by the Mayor of Oakland, California.

Byron Lars Beauty Mark is sold in luxury boutiques worldwide.

Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information or to become an event sponsor.

Presented By

Title Sponsor

VIP Sponsors

 

After Party Sponsors

Vintage Sponsors

Runway Sponsors

Hairstylist Sponsor

The models’ makeup was done by:

Christina Barrera

C’iara Brown

Janai Johnson, Owner, Makeup by Janai

Details

Start:
October 8 @ 6:30 pm
End:
October 9 @ 5:00 pm
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