BARBARA/JEAN was honored to partner with legendary design house Carolina Herrera for an unforgettable runway show featuring their Resort 2018 collection, as part of the 2017 Woman of Inspiration Gala.
We recently had the privilege of spending our morning with Barbara Baber, founder of Barbara/Jean. Barbara spent the morning telling us stories about the history of the story, trials and tribulations, and how many things have changed (and stayed the same) in its 45 year history. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Mrs. Barbara!
Every year, Barbara/Jean is so excited to participate in the Easter Seals Fashion Event, a runway show benefiting Easter Seals Arkansas. This year, our very own Angela Strauss was the event's fashion show chair. Barbara/Jean's models wore new arrivals from Tanya Taylor, and our Easter Seals model Jennifer rocked the runway in a dress by Milly!
Models also wore outfits from Barbara/Jean while modeling gorgeous jewelry from our friends at Sissy's Log Cabin!
And let's not forget how great Jennifer looked on the cover of Little Rock Soiree magazine (wearing a gorgeous Missoni dress) to promote the event! We had a great time as always, and we're already looking forward to next year!
For the second year in a row, Barbara/Jean was honored to provide runway show entertainment for the Woman of Inspiration luncheon, benefiting Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. We spend most of the year preparing for this amazing event, and this year, we were doubly honored to welcome designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco to Little Rock for the day.
Models took to the runway in the jaw-dropping Spring 2017 collection from Kaufman Franco, with dresses that were works of art in and of themselves. The runway show finale included Sarah Hutchinson Wengel, daughter of Governor Asa Hutchinson, in a stunning gown, followed by First Lady Susan Hutchinson with the designers.
We recently celebrated a visit from distinguished fashion designer Zang Toi with a private reception at the gorgeous home of Cindy Murphy. Zang showcased his fall collection to the many "oohs and ahhs" of his guests. We always love hosting Zang in Little Rock!