This past weekend devotees of charitable fashion and style amassed at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, NY for a fun-filled day of shopping, fundraising and good times, all in an effort to raise awareness for a worthy cause.
The annual Super Saturday benefit took place on Saturday, July 27th to sunny blue skies and tents swarmed with eager shoppers. Kelly Ripa, designer Donna Karan, and In Style all shared hosting duties this year. Those who were lucky enough to score tickets experienced a multitude of exciting and engaging functions throughout the day, which included live entertainment courtesy of DJ Steve Porter, carnivals which many of the children who attended enjoyed, and a luxury raffle and gourmet treats–not to mention all of the goodie bags everyone took home.
In addition to the beautiful backdrop of the Hampton’s, one of the main attractions each year is the one-of- a-kind designer garage sale. Once dubbed the “Rolls Royce of garage sales,” the world famous garage sale is akin to an open market featuring some of the most prominent designers around. Attendees were pleased to peruse the sale which featured merchandise from designers such as; Donna Karan, Theory, alice + olivia, Robert Rodriguez, Diane Von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Intermix, Scoop NYC, Joie, JBrand, and Ralph Lauren. For the sixth consecutive year, the “Designers A to Zoe,” booth by Rachel Zoe featured luxury designers such as Proenza Schouler, Chloe, J Mendel, Saint Laurent, VERSACE and more.
Many notable celebs also came out in full force. Celebs spotted having a good time included actress Susan Lucci, designer Isaac Mizrahi, View co-host Joy Behar, TV personality Star Jones, actress Ali Wentworth, Nicky Hilton and Lisa Rinna among others. Leading multichannel retailer QVC was also on hand to broadcast the event live for its “QVC Presents Super Saturday Live” where viewers who tuned in where offered a chance to purchase a variety of products including apparel, accessories, jewelry and beauty at amazing prices with all of the net proceeds benefiting OCRF.
With all of the action that was among the hallmarks of Super Saturday, just as equally rewarding for the many who attended were the huge amounts of money that everyone was able to raise. Spearheaded by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Super Saturday was able to raise 3.5 million dollars and counting towards advancing research, raising awareness and finding a cure for ovarian cancer– a wonderful ending to a wonderful event. For more information on the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund or to make a donation, please visit: www.ocrf.org