When we think of fashion at the races, the Kentucky Derby immediately comes to mind. But, Houston women need not book a flight to Louisville in order to strut their stuff at the track. Sam Houston Race Park plays host to the Houston Ladies Classic on January 24 and the biggest race day of the season will donate $1 of every ticket sold to Susan G Komen Houston.
A mix of racing fun and fashion week, the second annual event will have on the track excitement and on the runway style. Vintage Park boutique La VeVee Couture will present three fashion shows, one of which will feature breast cancer survivors.
"The idea behind having survivors as models is to make women feel beautiful. Who better than a strong survivor to represent and inspire women everywhere," says Crystal Knight of LaVeVee, "... we wanted to make these women feel like fierce, beautiful women, as losing that feeling is a fear often associated with breast cancer."
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The lucky eight participants will receive a full makeover, then debut their new looks for attendees during their special show. Knight and the other organizers hope the inclusion of these women will not only inspire them, but also the women in the audience. She adds, "What we hope will transpire is that these women will regain or boost their confidence, while also empowering women everywhere. Reminding anyone that fighting this fight that you are still just as much a women, and a beautiful one at that, than ever before."
The organizers are still on the search for the models, so if you or someone you know is a fashionable cancer survivor and would like to be considered for participation, submit your entry form on the LaVeVee website.
As for the fillies on the track, guests can look forward to a day of racing featuring the $200,000 Grade 3 Connally Turf Cup, $75,000 Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint, and the $50,000 Allen's Landing Stakes.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit Sam Houston Race Park Ticketing.