The Inland Valley Business and Community Foundation announced that their annual Spring Fashion Show will be returning to Temecula on Saturday, April 25, in the Pechanga Resort & Casino’s main ballroom.
Tickets range from $25 for a single show to $50 for both.
“After the overwhelming response from the 2014 show, we have set our sights high,” said Marie Waite, the founder of IVBCF, in a statement.
“The number of models we have, all businessmen from Southwest Riverside and San Diego areas, is amazing.” Among the celebrities in attendance will be actor Chris York, along with reality stars Cristina Coria, Heart Hays, Marina Berberyan, and James Wallington.
Musical performances include Meriam Kim, Leon Guico, Kiana Guico, and Anatalia Villaranda.
This year’s models will enjoy their photo shoot in true James Bond style.
“We expect to have a backdrop of sleek airplanes, Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and Porsches.
It will be truly spectacular for our models,” Waite said.
“We have split this years’ fashion show into two separate shows, inspired by James Bond style,” she added.
The invited businessmen were asked to dress as the dapper double-0-seven spy.
“The guys are amazing, and will have a unique opportunity to get to know one another and network during the photo shoot and backstage during the fashion show,” Waite said.
“In years past, we’ve seen not just business relationships form for them, but also friendships that stand the test of time.” The annual fashion show raises funds for IVBCF’s Student Scholarship Program.
It was created Marie Waite, the founder of IVBCF.
“We are helping local students achieve their dream of higher education, thanks to the help of Tammy Wilson and Valerie Geason,” Waite said.
Wilson of Oak Grove Education Center currently chairs the IVBCF Advisory Education Committee while Geason is the 2014 IVBCF Educator of the Year.
“When I recruit business people to be the fashion show models, I know it isn’t just about business, but also having fun.
They are nervous, excited, but also full of energy and having a blast.
That energy comes out on the runway, and is great fun for the entire audience,” Waite said.
More than 1,000 attendees are expected this year.
Scholarship applications can be mailed to 40335 Winchester Rd., Ste.
E503, Temecula, CA 92591.