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Suited To Succeed Taking Stylish Approach to Help the Unemployed Succeed

For a growing number of unemployed women seeking re-entry into the workplace, clothing is now considered a pivotal tool, thanks to the assistance of organizations like Suited To Succeed, a 14 year-old Baltimore-based non-profit that provides professional wardrobes for women in need, seeking  employment.  “Referral clients and walk-ins alike leave Suited with several outfits and the knowledge that what one wears to an interview can be as important as the content of their resume,” notes Karyne Henry, Board Chair of Suited To Succeed.  “We’ve had several clients call or drop by after a successful interview to let us know the suit, separates or dress they wore was a deciding factor in being selected for the position.”

In salute to clothing standards, custom tailored garments known as haute couture — will be presented by seven of the best emerging design talents on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, when Suited To Succeed and its community partners  premiere  Front Row Baltimore  to benefit its programs and services. This inspired collection of garments impeccably constructed by local design talent including the amazing Vincent Licari, will be shown on live models, in a series of staged vignettes on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. in the art deco opulence of Bank of America’s historic lobby located at 10 Light Street.

Evening activities include: Suited To Succeed Client make-overs by Beverly Hill, Senior Stylist, Nordstrom/Towson; the Front Row Baltimore Designer Showcase Contest, a live auction, a DJ, live music, a choice wine bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by the Mad Hatter Fashionista Troupe.

Collaborating Sponsors to-date: Bank of America, Baltimore Fashion Alliance (BFA), Maryland Academy of Couture Arts (MACA), Attire for Hire, the Franciscan Center, HeidNSeek, Verizon, MyCity4Her.com, Christopher Schafer Clothier, TV Ties and Spirits of Mt. Vernon.

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Suited to Succeed is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides professional clothing and job training workshops to women in the greater Baltimore region who are transitioning from welfare or underemployment to the workforce. For more information on Suited To Succeed, visit their website.

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