Five Acres hosts first, “Fashion for Philanthropy” event featuring Black Halo designs and proceeds benefiting the agency’s various programs  

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (Altadena, Calif) The fashion world and philanthropy will come together for a great cause, when Five Acres brings fashion designer, Laurel Berman and her Black Halo line-  best known for the famous, “Jackie-O” dress, to the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.


Five Acres will host, “Fashion for Philanthropy” from 11am. – 2pm. The luncheon will feature a fashion show, highlighting 15 styles from Black Halo with handbags and accessories by luxury designer and philanthropist, Nancy Gale of JAMAH. Hair and makeup for the models is graciously donated by Joiful.  The event is sponsored by Joiful, Pasadivas and Whittier Trust.


Guests will be treated to a delicous three-course meal and sparkling wine, luxury raffle items and a lively panel discussion during the fashion show, featuring Black Halo Founder and Creative Director Laurel Berman, StilettoGal Founder Hillary Gadsby and Los Angeles magazine style editor and trendsetter, Linda Immediato.


During the luncheon the event will be promoted by more than a dozen top Instagram “influencers” including, lifestyle blogger @StuartBrazell, Rachel McCord of @TheMcCordList, host of The StyleList  @kinyaclaiborne, Ashley Dunham of, Melissa Curtin of @LaLaScoop, Founder of @PowerBeautyLiving Shalini Vadhera, CEO of @PressPassLA Jennifer Buonantony, TedX Speaker and lifestyle blogger Sepideh Haftgoli of @SimplySepi, Laurie Brucker, personal stylist and blogger for @lauriebstyle and top Pasadena lifestyle bloggers Taryn Rothstein of @pasadenacharm and Annette Vartanian of @vintagesplendor.


Individual tickets are $60.00 and include lunch, sparkling wine and a gift bag. Table sponsorships are $800.00 and include ten tickets, tabletop company signage and complimentary items inside the goodie bags.


20% of all ticket sales will be given back to Five Acres. Black Halo and JAMAH will give back 15% of all sales proceeds from any dresses and accessories purchased by guests the day of the event.


Join a unique and empowering blend of individuals and business owners for an afternoon of networking, lunch and shopping with a portion of all proceeds benefiting the children and families of Five Acres.


WHO: Five Acres, Black Halo, JAMAH, Joiful, StilettoGal and Langham Huntington Pasadena


WHAT: Fashion for Philanthropy at the Langham Huntington Pasadena


WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11a.m. – 2p.m.


HOW:              Individual Tickets are $60.00 and table sponsorships are $800.00.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting



Representatives of the media are invited to attend and take photographs. Please email Rebecca Haussling for press inquiries. or call 626-773 3809.





About Five Acres

Five Acres is a child welfare agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidenced-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community – based mental health and deaf services, wrap around, therapeutic behavioral services, residential care, foster care, adoption and a nonpublic therapeutic school. In 2015 Five Acres served over 8,500 children and their families across five counties. Visit us at


About Laurel Berman and Black Halo

Laurel Berman has elevated the Black Halo brand to a level in contemporary fashion that can be considered iconic. Berman created a brand that is now synonymous with beauty and modern-day style. Through the wildly popular “Jackie O” Dress, Laurel dramatically transformed the way women dress today with the simplicity of a single piece. With flawless construction, impeccable tailoring and an aesthetic that both references and reinvents classic glamour and sex appeal. Ever growing and evolving, Berman consistently presents unique silhouettes and draping techniques – never ceasing to surprise with innovation through unexpected sources of inspiration. Visit

About StilettoGal

Hillary Gadsby, is a marketing dynamo whose international career spans the United States, UK, and France. Hillary is known for creating and producing outstanding and diverse events including a wide range of corporate events, public relations, corporate meetings, product launches, tradeshows, fashion shows and non-profit fundraisers. She has been nominated as Woman to Watch for the 2016 Women of Influence Awards & Corporate Advocate of the Year at the 2016 Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Summit. Visit for more information.


JAMAH, founded in 2000, is an American Luxury Design House featuring the finest lambskin and exotic handbags, men’s bags and accessories, handmade in the USA.JAMAH designer Nancy Gale has the voracious passion and unerring commitment it takes to qualify JAMAH as a true luxury line. Making the bold decision to produce JAMAH entirely in the United States, her handbags redefine the modern classic. JAMAH restores true luxury by returning to the era of master craftsmanship, exclusivity and supreme purchasing experiences. Fashioned from luxurious, lightweight Italian lambskin to customized exotic skins, a JAMAH bag is distinguishable by its fusion of innovative design, elegant form and rich colors. More at




Please contact Rebecca Haussling or 626-773-3809 for additional details.