When Raleigh woman appears on ‘The Bachelor,’ she’ll be wearing local

Jenna Cooper of Raleigh is looking for love on ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
Jenna Cooper of Raleigh is looking for love on ABC’s “The Bachelor.” ABC

A Raleigh woman will join the ladies looking for love on the new season of “The Bachelor,” and she got a little style help from a Raleigh boutique to help her stand out from the rest.

Jenna Cooper, a 26-year-old social media manager, is a longtime customer of Dress designer resale boutique, which has two locations in Raleigh. When it came time for Cooper to select her wardrobe for the show, she turned to the store’s owner, Pam Mullaney, for help. Some of the outfits Cooper wears on the upcoming season came from the boutique.

Cooper is one of 29 women competing to be with Arie Luyendyk Jr. Cooper works at Orangetheory Fitness in Raleigh.

“The Bachelor” premiers Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Mullaney says the store will host some special events with Cooper in the coming weeks.

In other Dress news, as the store winds down its time at the Six Forks location, its hours of operation will change. Starting Jan. 2, the store will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more details, visit dressraleigh.com.

Body Positivity Workshop

Jessamyn Stanley, the well-known Durham yoga instructor, writer and body positivity advocate, will give a talk as part of the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibition at the N.C. Museum of Art.

She will present “Bespoke: Body Positivity with Jessamyn Stanley,” Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the museum, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. It’s in the East Building Level B Atrium.

Stanley will discuss how Ebony Fashion Fair founder Eunice Johnson was careful to include women of all body sizes and types in her popular fashion shows – a revolutionary concept in fashion. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For information, call 919-715-5923 or go to ncartmuseum.org.

Skincare Class

Sephora Crabtree Valley wants to help customers look younger in 2018 with the Age-Defying Skincare class, Jan. 3, 6 p.m. Attendees will learn how to customize their product mix based on goals and skin type. The class is free for Beauty Insiders, Sephora’s free frequent buyer program. To register, visit sephora.com/stores/raleigh-crabtree-mall.

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