Dress Event at Tula “The Boutique” Will Benefit Foundation

Posted on March 2, 2011 By

When she was 29 and pregnant with her son, Cristine Meredith Miele, Rumson, discovered she had breast cancer.  When she was 41, she died from it, leaving three children and her husband. 

To honor Cristine’s memory, Tula “The Boutique,” 524 Broad Street at The Grove West, Shrewsbury, is holding a fundraising event “Dressing Up for a Cause,” beginning March 16.  Angela Gengaro-Secul, owner of Tula “The Boutique” has pledged to donate 10 percent of the Nicole Miller Trunk Show to the Cristine Meredith Miele Foundation.  Last year, Tula donated $1300.00.  The goal this year is to raise $2500.00 in Miele’s memory.

Secul says, “She was an amazing woman, who fought cancer for a long time.  She was one of our really good customers who also loved Nicole Miller clothing.  We didn’t know Nicole Miller was Crissy’s favorite designer until her husband Shawn told us. We did know she loved Tula so now every time we do a Nicole Miller event, it will be for Crissy’s memory.”

The Dress Event is traditionally held in March because March marks the beginning of the search for the perfect prom dress and special clothing for such events as upcoming galas and weddings.

Representatives from dress designers Nicole Miller, BCBG, and ABS will be at Tula’s from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to talk about their brands and answer questions. Isabella Tropea, a local custom crystal jewelry designer, will be present to help customers match necklaces, earrings, or bracelets to complete an ensemble.  Neveen Mullally, a shawl designer, will also be on hand to assist those who want to cover their shoulders.  Visitors to Tula’s can also enjoy refreshments.

The Dress Event will continue daily until March 20, including Saturday and Sunday. For further information call Tula “The Boutique” at 732-219-8888.