April 13, 2019 | The Nines Hotel
The Building Hope Gala & Auction, benefiting Home Builders Foundation, will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the glamorous Nines Hotel in downtown Portland. Guests will be treated to hosted wines, an exceptionally prepared dinner, incredible desserts, and a chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the live auction. After the live auction ends, guests are invited to stay for cocktails, music and dancing as the Auction After Party kicks off in the ballroom.
This event will sell out, so reserve your seats today! Click "Registration" to purchase your table or individual tickets. Individual tickets are $150 each, and tables of ten are $1,500.
Want to help Home Builders Foundation throw the biggest philanthropic event of the year for the home building industry? Sponsorship are still available for this event! Sponsors help Home Builders Foundation underwrite the cost of the event, and receive incredible marketing opportunities with over 400 of the industry’s influencers who attend the event each year. Contact Kyle Ellerbe at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how your company can get involved.
Wondering what to wear to this Red Carpet event?
Look no further. Let Brandon Gaston, Portland's LifeSTYLest, be your event stylist with the following recommendations.
How to Be Fashion Forward at a Red Carpet Event:
Rarely does as much thought and effort go into what I’m wearing as when I’m attending a gala or special event. It’s the one time when “more is better” and you truly are expected to show up in your trendiest, most daring, and chicest of ensembles!
Here are some suggestions and ideas of what to wear to be fashionable and fabulous!
Women: Shine bright like a diamond… or sparkle like one. Of the moment sequins or texture is a great anchor for an outfit. Whether as a dress, skirt or jacket it will instantly elevate your look. Make sure to tone done the rest of your outfit so to not cause too much distraction.
If sparkle isn’t your thing I’d opt for a print of some sort. Leopard, zebra or snakeskin are all fashion forward and can be found anywhere. Again, pairing it with neutrals allows your print to take it’s just due up front and center. Remember, everyone will be wearing black so the quickest way to not blend in would be to add print or a dose of a color.
Lastly never forget to accessorize. As I mentioned more is more! This is an opportunity to not only turn heads with your outfit but increase the visual interest with statement accessories. A magnificent clutch, statement jewelry or remarkable shoes never hurt anybody.
Gentleman: Our job is easier since we don’t have as many options but that doesn’t mean your outfit should be overlooked. Take a cue out of the women’s bag of tricks and throw on a statement blazer or illustrious jacket. An amazing third piece, as I like to call it, adds a necessary bit of panache to a classic outfit.
Never has trends overlapped between sexes as much they do now. From various print to textures such as velvet has transverse into our closet too! If that sounds like too much, a suit is always considered a debonair option. Amplify its cool factor with a turtleneck or bowtie.
The last 10% in our outfit is also the most critical. Add a pocket square that compliments the color of your suit or a scarf that will look good and keep you warm at night. Finish it off with a nice watch and you’re all set for your red carpet appearance.
Pictured: Brandon Gaston at the 2018 Building Hope Gala & Auction
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