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All Wrapped Up: Paper Dresses, Shopping, Music, Barbie & Ken, and Food

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“PAPER DOLLS” TO WRAP UP HOLIDAY SHOPPING

“All Wrapped Up” Royal Oak, MI- 

What better way to welcome the holidays than to spend an evening at a fun-filled event that not only includes unique shopping opportunities and entertainment, but also helps improve the quality of lives of young women in Detroit. Fashion Designer Matthew Richmond of “Paper Dolls” fame, and Angela Venditti, Miss Michigan 2012, are “wrapping up” fashion and art in a special gift package, as they co-host a unique and exciting charity event to benefit the Alternative for Girls, on Saturday, December 15 from 6-10 pm at the Aveda Institute in Royal Oak. 

Shoppers will be able to spend an evening browsing through artists’ booths filled with gorgeous handmade gifts, stroll through artwork, have a complementary massage, receive mini makeovers, and enjoy listening to live music by The Wall Clocks -- all for a small donation at the door or gift cards in $5 increments, which will be donated directly to the charity for girls. Miss Michigan will be modeling one of Richmond’s stunning “Paper Doll” dresses, fashioned from holiday wrapping paper, and will pose for photos with shoppers. Patrons will also enjoy an exhibit of fashion photography, and a fascinating display of collector Dwane Adle’s Barbie and Ken dolls from the 1960’s to the present. Get your picture taken with real life Barbie & Ken.

Gift booths will include items for sale by such local artists as: Paper, Ink & Earth stationery; Lilacpop jewelry by Janna Bissett; Always the Forest clothing; Marie Rachelle fascinators; Green Daffodil Candles; One Girl Circus children’s clothing; Cheryl Oz Illustrations, Detroit GT, and more; complimentary massages by Aveda, mini makeovers and tips by makeup artist Paige Sheatzley; refreshments by Noodles and Company as well as delectable dessert selections from Rock City Pies and delicious drinks from Great Lakes Coffee. Complementary gift wrap will be available for all purchases made that evening. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Alternative for Girls, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping homeless and high-risk young women access valuable resources and acquire support needed to ensure their personal safety and to make positive choices in their lives. 


December 15th 6pm-10pm


Suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Douglas J Aveda Institute

409 South Center Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067

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