Howard Magazine - Page 16 - Wine and Stein Fundraise By John-John Williams IV

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Wine and Stein Fundraise By John-John Williams IV

Sixty-five guests attended the inaugural Wine & Stein Fundraiser, which raised money for The Clarity Audiology Community Project, which provides low-cost hearing aids for those in need.


The $100-a-ticket event was held in the Gudelsky Environmental Education Center of the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock and raised $22,000. Guests dined on assorted gourmet small plates and desserts. There was a wine and beer tasting in addition to an open bar. A silent auction and live music completed the night.


Conservative sense of style turns chic


Lisa Bragg turned to her 3-year-old son for inspiration for her ensemble for the first annual Wine & Stein Fundraiser.


“I wanted to have a classic look with a pop of pattern,” the 32-year-old Perry Hall resident says. “That’s where the shoes came in. That made it fun.”


Bragg says she often turns to her oldest son, 3-year-old Trey, for advice. “He picks out my shoes,” she says with a laugh. “The 1-year-old is always putting them on. We have a walk-in closet and they love playing in it. No toy box required.”


Bragg typically has a conservative sense of style.


“I’m more Kate Spade and J. Crew,” she says. “Being a mom, I like to remain trendy. I follow the fashion blogs trying to stay on top of the trends. I’m in a house full of boys. Fashion is my thing.”


Bragg, who is an audiologist at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions in Ellicott City, says that she attended the event because it is a great cause.


“I’m here to help people who can’t afford hearing aids,” she says. “This gives them the hearing aids that they need.”


Her ensemble


Jumpsuit Off-the-shoulder black jumpsuit from Banana Republic


Shoes Leopard-print chunky heels by Sam Edelman, which she just purchased at Nordstrom.


Accessories Michael Kors sparkling silver watch that she’s had “for a while”; multi-strand necklace from Loft and a diamond pendant necklace from Smyth that she received as a wedding gift from her husband, Bruce; cocktail ring by David Yurman; oversized sparkling studs from Banana Republic.