By Renee Lorenz Special to Published Feb 28, 2011 at 12:06 PM

The Sojourner Family Peace Center and Milwaukee R&B artist Cincere are joining forces to break the cycle of domestic violence with a spin down the runway.

"Awear," the center's annual fashion show and fundraiser, is set for Thursday, March 24 at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception and food stations, followed by a performance from Cincere, a Milwaukee native and survivor of domestic violence.

Cincere, as well as local celebrity models Cecelia Gore, president of the Brewers Community Foundation, and media personality Julie Feldman, will show off fashions from Miss Groove, Simon Oliver, m.e. Lou, Goldi, Zita, Picardy Shoe Parlour and Boston Store.

Guests will also have a chance to enter to win one of the designer purses in the purse raffle, plus bid on items in the silent and live auctions.

Tickets to the annual show and fundraiser are $95. All proceeds from the evening's events benefit the Sojourner Family Peace Center's programs to eliminate domestic violence and assist its victims in the Milwaukee area.

Renee Lorenz Special to

Contrary to her natural state of being, Renee Lorenz is a total optimist when it comes to Milwaukee. Since beginning her career with, her occasional forays into the awesomeness that is the Brew City have turned into an overwhelming desire to discover anything and everything that's new, fun or just ... "different."

Expect her random musings to cover both the new and "new-to-her" aspects of Miltown goings-on, in addition to periodically straying completely off-topic, which usually manifests itself in the form of an obscure movie reference.