16th Alumnae Afternoon Tea Event to Feature Couture Fashion Show

The VIVRE Couture Fashion Show produced by alumna Kristen Alyce ’09 will be featured at the 16th Annual Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni Association Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction set for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter Harborside Place. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online at www.pba.edu/alumnae-tea-2017. The event benefits the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Palm Beach designer Kristen Alyce and Florida native artist Sarah LaPierre have combined their skill and passion to launch VIVRE Canvas Couture, a luxurious new high-end collection of handmade, hand painted couture gowns and accessories. Their Palm Beach Collection, and the brand as a whole, launched last September during Couture Fashion Week New York.

Each handmade gown, cocktail dress, bow tie, purse and pair of shoes represents the life and experience on the luscious tropical island of Palm Beach. Each item is carefully crafted of fine artist canvas and linen, and entirely hand painted. Each garment, made from 100 percent canvas and covered in thick bodied acrylic paint, requires a minimum of five fittings, and takes anywhere from eight to 80 hours to create from start to finish.

Event sponsors currently include Beautyfool Hair Studio, Sabadell Bank & Trust, Mandy & Justin Girard and Frances Fisher. Attire prizes sponsored by Annah Wolf from Tanya Moss Jewelry. Raffle prizes sponsored by Tyrene Petriello Morgans from Lilly Pulitzer at The Breakers. For more information about sponsorship, contact Maria O’Carroll at (561) 803-2016.

Event committee members include Natalie M. Alvarez, Jessica Clasby, Janie Thomas Fogt, Mandy Girard, Claudia Moore, Tyrene Petriello Morgans, Michele Purino, Joanna Sjoberg, Cristina Sotolongo, Jenna Steffens, Dee Tejada, Geanine Wester and Annah Wolf.