TheĀ Pace Center for Girls of Jacksonville believes that girls,Ā regardless of their story, deserve safe, supportive spaces to heal and help them become strong, compassionate, and successful women. From full academic services and counseling to life-skills training and career preparation, they empower girls to reach their fullest potential.


The Natural Life Family members who attended the event!

Every fall, Natural Life gets involved in theĀ Pace Center for Girls annual fundraiser: Fall Into Fashion By The Sea fashion show & silent auction! Itā€™s one of our favorite ways to support this local organization because the models for the fashion show are girls that attend Pace or teach thereā€¦itā€™s such a special opportunity to work with and inspire these girls face-to-face! A week before the event, our apparel team got to visit theĀ Pace Center to fit 18 models with Natural Life clothes and accessories for the fashion show. The personal conversations we had helping the girls find clothes they loved and felt good in was so fun and rewarding.

This special event not only raises a ton of money forĀ Pace, but is much anticipated by the girls there! The night of the show, the models got to have their hair and make-up done, get professional photos taken, and walk the runway in two different outfits! Patti Hughes, Founder/CEO of Natural Life, even MCā€™d the event, making the girls feel extra special by sharing fun facts about each of them as they walked down the red carpet. The excitement and confidence the fashion show creates in the girls is what we love the mostā€¦they feel important, seen and beautifulā€¦we just had to share all the photos we took!

Sidney, our Social Media Coordinator, getting some BTS content!

The Natural Life team had a blast creating a giganticĀ Happy Box for the silent auction and putting together the VIP and model swag for the eventā€¦bigĀ Happy Bags with fun treasures inside! We want to help Pace make this awesome event bigger and better every year by getting even more of the local community involved.

The Fall Into Fashion By The Sea Fashion Show Fundraiser is such a fun time, even before the event starts! Itā€™s so much fun being a part of the planning that goes into a fashion show!Ā 

All the models from Pace, lined up getting ready to walk!

On the afternoon of the fashion show, some of the Natural Life Family arrived at the Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant in Jacksonville, Beach to help the Pace girls get ready for the night!Ā 

Patti Hughes (left) & CarlieĀ Christenson (right)

Before the fashion show, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served as the silent auction and other activities began. We couldnā€™t wait for the show to start!

Ā We love to inspire girls & women to Give & Live Happy, and we love to make clothes that people feel confident in and love to wear!

We love what Pace is doing for the girls & women of Jacksonville, and the additional 22 communities across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

March 16, 2023