Monday, March 22, 2010

Lake Forest Soroptimist - Bras For A Cause 2010

This past Saturday, The Gazette Creatives attended the big event: the annual Bras For A Cause fundraiser put on by Soroptimist International of Lake Forest. Basically, someone sponsors a bra and then crafts a dolled-up brassiere based on the this year's theme "Oldies But Goodies." We were commissioned by Candice Lopez, a Soroptimist member and our lovely Sales Manager, to whip one up. Using our entry as an example, the challenge is to choose a classic, fan-favorite song (who doesn't like Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire"?); fudge the title a bit to include a reference to female anatomy (insert extra "S" to now name it "Rings Of Fire"); use an actual bra as the shell for your masterpiece (after braving the aisles of Home Depot, we constructed our own out of ribbon and plastic tubing); include an element of surprise (such as legs and boots sticking out of a flaming bra cup); add a prop to enhance visual appeal (our choice: cowboy hat); and voila, your bra is ready and worthy of any storefront window display.

Here are a few snapshots from the evening. Enjoy!

Our entry, based on Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" from the lyric: I fell into a burning ring of fire (and if you're wondering, yes, those are Johnny's legs!)

Jen & Amy with the evening's entertainment ringleader: The King

"Stairway To Heaven" - complete with a legit Jimmy Paige shredding by the stairs

"These Boobs Are Made For Walking" - the big winner of the evening made with real cowboy boots!

"Little Old Lady From Pasadena" - a lot of pink, a little saggy

"Blue Suede Boobs" - are you getting the hang of the name-plays by now?

Tabletop decor, because it's pretty

- Sara
Listening to Esquire's current list of "50 Songs Every Man Should Be Listening To" - the females in our office have invited ourselves to the party


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