On April 29, 2017, the Junior League of Pasadena will hold its annual Simply Speaking silent auction and dinner. Proceeds from the event will support the Junior League of Pasadena’s community outreach initiatives and charitable efforts in Pasadena and the surrounding communities.
This year’s event features a keynote speech by Trina Turk, a local fashion designer known throughout the country for her bold and California-inspired line of contemporary apparel, shoes, and accessories. While Trina has boutiques all over the nation, her one and only outlet boutique is right here in South Pasadena on Mission Street.
“I am thrilled to welcome Trina Turk to Simply Speaking,” says Jennifer Goldman, President of the Junior League. “She embodies the Business, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Skills the Junior League of Pasadena is working hard to grow within the women of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley through Lean-in Circles and our Women’s Career Workshops. She has a lot to offer our community and I know it’s going to be a fantastic event.”
This is the Junior League of Pasadena’s fourth annual Simply Speaking event. This year’s fete will be held at the La Cañada Country Club and in addition to the address by Ms. Turk, will feature a silent auction, cocktail hour and dinner, entertainment provided by local musicians trioKAIT, and Megan Grano and Molly Erdman from the comedy group The BreakWomb. The Junior League will also be presenting the Nancy Reed Payne Award to an exemplary sustaining member of the Junior League, and the Community Impact Award to a member of the greater Pasadena community who goes above and beyond in their service to the area.
Tickets for Simply Speaking went on sale to the public on March 20th and can be purchased on the JLP website at www.jlpasadena.org/estore/ or via phone at 626-796-0244.
About Trina Turk: TRINA TURK is inspired by California’s vibrant multicultural mix, architecture, and landscape—a synergy that permeates her contemporary, colorful aesthetic. Infused with bold signature prints and dynamic hues unique to each collection, Trina’s modern and optimistic outlook melds the best of classic American design with a California confidence, incorporating beautiful fabrics and impeccable quality.
Founded in 1995, TRINA TURK celebrates Golden State style with eleven annual collections of chic women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, swimwear, recreation, footwear, handbags, jewelry, eyewear, a Mr. Turk menswear line, and residential décor and textiles.
TRINA TURK signature boutiques are located in Palm Springs, New York, Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Burlingame, Dallas’ Highland Park Village, Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza, Manhattan Beach, Market Street in the Woodlands, Texas, Houston Galleria, Miami and Honolulu.
Trina Turk can be found online at www.trinaturk.com
About The BreakWomb: The BreakWomb is a trio of moms who do sketch comedy…or a trio of sketch comedians who do motherhood. The longtime friends, whose resumes include The Second City Chicago’s Mainstage and ETC and The Groundlings Main Company, launched their web series after all having kids around the same time. Their videos tackle parenthood topics ranging from baby monitors to birthday parties and have been featured by the likes of Huffington Post, TODAY Parents, Buzzfeed, PopSugar Moms, Scary Mommy, BBC, Daily Mail, and Upworthy.
About the Junior League: Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena is a non-profit organization of women whose mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. www.jlpasadena.org