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Actress Julianne Moore joins TGen Key to the Cure campaign

Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is the 2015 Ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure campaign, locally supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

During Key to the Cure’s Oct. 15-18 charity-shopping weekend, Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2446 E. Camelback Road, will donate 2 percent of sales to support cancer research at TGen.

The highpoint of the Saks Phoenix fundraising shopping spree is the signature Key to the Cure fashion show, starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16, featuring gourmet food, drinks, a raffle for designer items, and an exclusive peak at the latest fall fashions.

“Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, whether you’ve cared for a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, or contended with cancer yourself. So, I’m honored to work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, EIF’s Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) program, and Saks Fifth Avenue to highlight the mission to make everyone diagnosed with cancer a survivor,” said Julianne Moore. “I hope everyone will join me in supporting this important cause by purchasing a Key to the Cure T-Shirt.”

Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure campaign has enlisted Jason Wu to design this year’s limited edition T-Shirt. Available starting Oct. 1 in Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saks.com and saksoff5th.com, the tee will retail for $35, with 100 percent of sales benefiting TGen.

“It is an honor to partner with Saks Fifth Avenue on their signature charitable initiative Key to the Cure this year. My hope is that people purchase the limited edition tee, which benefits an initiative that has made great strides in cancer research,” said Jason Wu.

Marc Metrick, President of Saks Fifth Avenue, stated, “We look forward to Key to the Cure every October. It’s really great to see our stores, customers and vendors rally together to support such a great cause in raising awareness and funds.”

Saks Fifth Avenue’s charity shopping weekend is now in its 17th year. Since 1999, the company has donated more than $36 million to cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States. Besides TGen, organizations benefiting from these funds include: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund; Cleveland Clinic; Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Nevada Cancer Institute and many others.

“We are privileged to be Saks’ long-term partner for Key to the Cure, and excited about the visibility and awareness that actress Julianne Moore brings to cancer research,” said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff. “Locally, Key to the Cure highlights TGen’s patient-focused cancer research initiatives and provides our scientists with key funding to pursue innovative new studies.”

Spring 2012 Trends

The Unexpected Fashion Trends Of Spring 2012

As the bright shades found on the spring 2012 runways were foreseen, a few unexpected trends popped up and have been taking the fashion community by storm ever since.

Both eccentric and highly contagious, the trends of cropped tops, mixing prints, peplums and pleats are in this season. Staying on the pulse of fashion, these daring trends are entirely doable for everyday wear.

Spring 2012 trends

Mixing Patterns

This season’s MVP of trends, going against mother’s rule of never mixing your patterns, is so not the case and somewhat liberating to do. Diverting from head-to-toe patterns found on the runway, break up your prints like pairing a floral skirt with a striped top and a leopard print shoe. As this trend is a bold move, incorporate one tailored, well-fitting piece to anchor the outfit and avoid getting swallowed alive by your clothes.

Spring 2012 trends


Another spring 2012 trend is pleats. Not exactly pleat-waisted pants, but more along the lines of loose, flowing, accordion-styled pleats. Designer’s such as Chloe and Prada incorporated the accordion pleat in skirts, dresses and shirts for a soft, full-of-movement, textured trend perfect for the warmer weather of spring and summer. As an added bonus, this fun trend will effortlessly transition into the cooler seasons according to the fall 2012 runways.

Crop Top: Spring 2012 trendCropped Tops

Designers such as Alexander Wang, Dolce & Gabbana and Missoni have brought back the naval-grazing trend of cropped tops. A former fashion star of the ‘90s, this midriff-baring style has returned with a more modern, fashion-forward flair. To avoid resembling a high school cheerleader, choose tops that flatter you body shape. A high-waisted bottom paired with a crop top limits skin exposure while infusing a sophisticated and sexy appeal. Such pairing highlights the smallest part of a woman’s waist to create a more feminine, hourglass figure. On the runway, cropped tops were paired with flowing maxi skirts and pencil skirts, but are also stylish when paired with jeans or shorts.

Spring 2012 trendsPeplum

Rounding out the unexpected trends of spring 2012 is the peplum. Defined as a short, flared ruffle that sits at the natural waist, the peplum has been spotted on both catwalks and red carpets. This added ruffle is perfect for slimming your waistline while accentuating your beautiful, womanly curves. Available in two styles, fitted and flared, Jason Wu added peplum to pencil skirts and dresses; Marc by Marc Jacobs added peplums to swimsuits; and Vera Wang incorporated this trend in detachable versions.

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