2011 – November. San Jose, California: West Coast Leather featured in “Reel to Real” show- Bellarmine College Preparatory Fundraiser. San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel hosted the 57th Annual Bellarmine Financial Aid Fashion Show fundraiser on Saturday, October 29, 2011. This year’s theme “Reel to Real” was inspired by and also addresses the socially conscious component of Bellarmine’s philosophy of students being supportive of their fellow students. The fashion show featured movie themes ranging from Footloose, to Austin Powers and West Side Story. West Coast Leather showed their Anniversary Collection and some of their newest collection recently premiered at New York Fashion Week. We outfitted the Bellarmine students in lots of fierce leather jackets and leather pants, with Dead Rocker tees. The ladies showed off our orange leather fitted dress with white lacing, decorated Swarovski blackjack vest, snakeskin dress and red leather and suede jacket paired with a black leather bustier. West Coast Leather had the final scene in the show and to the tune of “Cool” from West Side Story, these models really rocked our leather styles. Even Father Wade strutted down the aisle in our USA jacket. This is the second year West Coast Leather has been part of the Bellarmine Fashion Show fundraiser. All proceeds go to financial aid for the student body—this year alone, Bellarmine provided $3.6M in financial aid to its students and West Coast Leather is pleased to play our part for this worthy cause.