The Scarlett Tunic

 

You are all invited to the launch of the Sail to Sable “Scarlett Tunic” which will take place at Jack Rogers this Thursday, June 5th from 4pm to 7pm.  There will be light bites and wine for the adults and lemonade, cupcakes and personalized Dylans Candy Bar popcorn for the kids.  Donae Chramosta, the author of The Vintage Contessa and Princessa will be on hand to sell and sign books featuring Scarlett as Mademoiselle and Picketts Press personalized notecards will also be available.  Sail to Sable, The Vintage Contessa and Picketts Press are all donating the proceeds to The Scarlett Fund at MSKCC  which benefits pediatric cancer research. Help us spread the word and please bring a friend with you to Thursday’s event!

Jack Rogers:  1198 Madison Ave

(If you are unable to attend Thursday’s event, the Scarlett Tunic will be launched on-line on June 4th at sailtosable.com)

See below for more information on Thursday afternoon~

Childhood Cancer Patient Inspires Fashion Designer and Creates Custom Design to Benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

NEW YORK, May ##, 2014 – Every little girl dreams of being a fashion designer – seeing her designs in Madison Avenue store windows, posing for photo shoots and attending fabulous events.  This season, one 7-year-old girl strong enough to take on cancer is getting a chance to live out those dreams, and she is doing it in the name of pediatric cancer research.

When New York City-based designer Jennifer Stocker heard that a friend’s daughter was battling lymphoma, she knew she had to do something to help.  Upon meeting young Scarlett James, Stocker was immediately moved by the girl’s strength and struck by her passion for fashion.  It became apparent that Stocker’s clothing line Sail to Sable was the perfect outlet for helping Scarlett raise funds to benefit pediatric cancer research.

“Scarlett genuinely inspired me in her drive to help ensure that other children wouldn’t have to go through what she did,” said Stocker.  “Plus she loved fashion!  Her design aesthetic was perfect for the line.  I knew that whatever we created together would be something young girls like Scarlett and my typical customers would be confident in and proud to wear.”

Stocker and Scarlett began working hand-in-hand to create a custom tunic dress called The Scarlett Tunic, which will be available in both child and adult sizes.  To help Scarlett in her mission to fund pediatric cancer research, net proceeds from the sale of The Scarlett Tunic will benefit the Scarlett Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The dress features Scarlett’s favorite color navy blue and includes a lace trim detail in lime green, the color that brings awareness to lymphoma.

To introduce The Scarlett Tunic, Sail to Sable is hosting a launch event on June 5, 2014, at the Jack Rogers store at 1198 Madison Ave.  The event will feature photographs from a new campaign starring Scarlett and her friends in her custom-designed dress and Jack Rogers sandals.  In addition to net proceeds from the sale of The Scarlett Tunic, a portion of proceeds from the overall event will also benefit the Scarlett Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

“We have learned that pediatric cancer research is drastically under researched, underfunded and rarely discussed,” said Scarlett’s mother Jennifer James.  “A lack of funding impedes scientific discovery that we desperately need to improve survival rates and to create more effective and less toxic treatments for our children.”

According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death among children in the United States.  However, it is estimated that for every dollar the U.S. government spends on cancer research, only 4 cents goes towards pediatric cancer research.

For more information and to give to the Scarlett Fund, click here.

About the Scarlett Fund

The Scarlett Fund was created to help make a difference in pediatric cancer research. One hundred percent of every donation to the Scarlett Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center goes to support doctors and scientists as they strive to find a cure for cancer and to create more effective and less toxic treatments.

About Sail to Sable

Raised by the water in Darien, Conn., and having worked for Conde Nast Publications for over eight years, Jennifer Stocker connected her passions of design and fashion to create Sail to Sable, a collection described as “chic meets preppy” that includes classic tunic dresses, separates and party dresses. The line is easy to mix and match with coordinating prints, bright colors, bold trim and stripes.  Sail to Sable refers to the Easternmost and Southernmost spots on the Eastern Seaboard: Sail Rock, Maine and Cape Sable, Fla.  Visit sailtosable.com to shop the collection.