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Black Tie International:
The Thorn Tree Project 13th Annual African Bazaar
 

Clodagh

Designer Clodagh
 

THE THORN TREE PROJECT ANNUAL NEW  YORK CITY
“AFRICAN BAZAAR” TO BE HELD JUNE 2, 2015  WILL INCLUDE
 AN AFRICAN - INSPIRED FASHION SHOW FOR THE FIRST TIME

JUNE 2, 2015
 

Jane Newman with Thorn Tree students in Kenya

Jane Newman with Thorn Tree students in Kenya
 

For the first time, an African-inspired fashion show will be part of the evening’s festivities. The fashion show will be styled with items for sale at the boutique: dresses, kikoys and kangas, which are African sarongs, and traditional and modern Kenyan jewelry. The models will carry sophisticated clutches as well as beach kits, which are baskets with picnic blankets, sarongs and sandals. The effect is a sophisticated global look that is appropriate world-wide, and all the items are created by Samburu or the artisans at village markets in Africa.

 

Child of Thorn Tree, of the nomadic tribes of Northern Kenya. Photo by; Linda Pagan

Child of Thorn Tree, of the nomadic tribes of Northern Kenya. Photo by; Linda Pagan
 

The event is hosted annually by Jane Newman, founder of The Thorn Tree Project and a member of the Advertising Hall of Fame, and Irish-born internationally known New York interior designer Clodagh.  Jane Newman and Clodagh together have been devoting much of their lives and their energy to Thorn Tree.
Jane Newman lives in Kenya for much of the year and administers
 the educational project.

To date, The Thorn Tree Project has educated over 1,500 young girls and boys in Kenya (including the funding of twelve pre-schools and three elementary schools) and now for the first time, will be putting some of these worthy students through college. The Thorn Tree Project has no overhead and is completely  run by volunteers.
 

One of the little girls of the nomadic tribes of Northern Kenya, who is being educated  by the Thorn Project...Photo by:  Daniel Aubry

One of the little girls of the nomadic tribes of Northern Kenya, who is being educated
by The Thorn Tree Project.
Photo by Daniel Aubry.
 

DETAILS

DATE:  Tuesday, June 2, 2015

 Starrett Lehigh Building,
601 West 26th Street at 11th Avenue, Suite 325

TIME: 6 pm to 9:30 pm

ADMITTANCE:
$40 at the door.
$30 advance purchase.  
Thorn Tree accepts all major credit cards.
 

www.ThornTreeProject.org
 

joyce brooks, gerard mckeon.  photo by:  rose billings

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