What happens when you combine art, fashion, food & cocktails, entertainment and shopping The Art of Detroit at Saks Fifth Avenue to benefit the College of Creative Studies located in Troy, MI. It is amazing when an establishment such as Saks Fifth Avenue, sponsors and local Metro Detroit attendees come together to contribute to benefit CCS while having an unforgettable evening and doing what some of us love to do, shop and enjoy our time.
Art was placed throughout the store for this event which were from students and graduates of CCS showcasing their wonderful talents. Fashionable articles of clothing accompanied these art pieces. Attendees were able to shop in the various department throughout Saks, which a portion of the proceeds went to benefit the college. If you have ever been in Saks Fifth Avenue, you know the immense amounts of luxury and style fit to all types of shoppers. You can't help but get lost in such beauty, and for me that is the shoe department! Guests were able to see special trunk shows, participate in a silent auctions, shop, get their makeup touched up during this time. And the best of all, we were all given raffle tickets to win luxury giveaways. A very special one was from a local jewelry designer, Sharon Meyer valued at more than $5400 with a personal appearance from the designer herself.
My taste buds were pleasantly fulfilled with local eatery and cocktails. This event included food and drinks from local businesses including: Cafe ML, London Chop House, Rock City Eatery, 220 Merrill, Signature Bar & Grille, Atwater Brewery, Merchant's Fine Wine Bar, Townhouse, Sanders Candy, Imerman Cake Company and Cabresto Tequila. What a yummy list! If you haven't checked out these places, do yourself a favor and do so! The guests were also treated to the sounds of DJ Jared Sykes and Ben Sharkey Band on both levels of the store. To top this awesome event off, the attendees were surprised with gift bags from Saks Fifth Avenue Troy, MI location. If you ask me what it takes to make a successful event, keeping in mind the main reason why this benefit was held for, the College of Creative Studies so they can continue to assist in producing talented individuals.
With love and the Art of Detroit,
Check out the gallery of pictures from the Art of Detroit at Saks Fifth Avenue. #SaksStyle
My outfit choice for the evening consisted of fun and summer chic. Check it out below.
Clutch: Forever 21
Makeup: Dior (I started with light makeup application & they brighten up my cheeks and added an awesome popping lip color)