Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Empowerment, scholarship and beauty

If you're a high school senior with a passion for fashion (design or marketing, merchandising and retail management), you could win a full-ride scholarship to the Art Institute of Charlotte.

The local winner will be entered in the national competition, where prizes include a scholarship to study fashion marketing and management at the Art Institute, a tour of Seventeen magazine, $500 shopping spree, lunch with a style professional and a visit to NYC during Fashion Week.

Deadline for entry is Nov. 20. Complete details for entry can be found here or by calling the Admissions Department of The Art Institute of Charlotte at 704.357.8020.

DOVE REAL BEAUTY WORKSHOP: The 3rd annual Dove Real Beauty Workshop for Girls, hosted by UNCC's Gender Excellence Learning Community, will be 1-4p Dec. 5. How can we encourage young girls, teens and women everywhere to embrace a more positive image of themselves, both inside and out? This awesome event, which fills up quickly, is a great place to start. It is free to girls (ages 10-13) and their female mentors: moms, stepmoms, sisters, friends, aunts, etc. It will be held at Breathing Room Yoga Studio, 214 W. Tremont Ave. Advance registration is required. Send an email to:

BENEFIT FOR YOU: Meet beauty experts Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson, Benefit global trend artists, 11a-3p Nov. 14 at Belk SouthPark. Get expert advice on everything beauty: from how to discover your signature fragrance from the new Crescent Row collection to mastering your perfect makeup look. Along with free cosmetic consultations, there will be a free gift with purchase of more than $55 during the event. Space is limited. Call 704.364.4251, ext. 8240 for reservations.