Ivanka Trump tried her hand at making cotton candy while campaigning for her father in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday.
The White House senior adviser received a warm welcome in the suburb of Belmont, where she visited Cherubs Cafe, Bliss Gallery, and the Cotton Candy Factory, all of which are owned by Holy Angels, a non-profit that provides meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities and medical conditions.
Ivanka, 38, opted for a preppy fall look for the first day of October, wearing a crisp white button-down tucked into black skinny pants and a cream sweater tied over her shoulders.
Having fun: Ivanka Trump tried her hand at making cotton candy while visiting Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday
Feeling preppy: The 38-year-old donned a white button-down tucked into black pants and a sweater tied over her shoulders. She also carried a $4,700 Chanel bag
Meet and greet: Ivanka met with Holy Angels CEO Regina Moody (right) while visiting shops in the suburb of Belmont
Her cuffed sleeves revealed the red string bracelet she wears on her left wrist. Though she hasn’t spoken about its purpose, it does bear a resemblance to the type of red string that Kabbalah practitioners wear to ward off the ‘evil eye.’
She topped off the look with a black fabric face mask — one of her must-haves for public visits — and pair of tan pointed-toe flats, which were likely more comfortable than the heels she tends to wear on the campaign trail.
The former businesswoman was also seen carrying a $4,700 quilted white leather Chanel bag as she headed to the shops.
Her blonde hair was center-parted and styled straight, and she sported natural-looking makeup, though only half of her face was visible.
Saying hi: Ivanka was joined by Regina when she stopped in Cherubs Cafe in Belmont
Business: Cherubs Cafe is owned by Holy Angels, a non-profit that provides meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities and medical conditions
Busy: Ivanka toured the Cotton Candy Factory, which is owned by Holy Angels as well
Fun: The White House adviser seemed to be having a great time making cotton candy while on the campaign trail
At Cherubs Cafe, she met with staffers as well as Holy Angels CEO Regina Moody as she toured the eatery.
While checking out the local art at Bliss Gallery, Ivanka spoke with artist Cheryl Tiearney, who showed her a painting.
She was seen pointing at paintings on the wall as she made her way through the gallery, which featured everything from still-life paintings to abstract art.
Ivanka had a more hands on approach at the Cotton Candy Factory, where she pulled up her sleeves and made her own fluffy pink confection while reporters snapped her photo.
On camera: Reporters took her photo as she made the fluffy pink confection at the shop
Sweet treat! An employee helped Ivanka bag the cotton candy to take home
Shopping: Ivanka was seen carrying the bag of cotton candy and a blue sand pail as she perused the shelves for goodies to bring home
Mom life: Ivanka likely picked out treats to bring home to her three children: Arabella, nine, Joseph, six, and Theodore, four
Ready to go: Ivanka was seen juggling her cotton candy, handbag, and pail as she checked out
On the road: Ivanka has spent the last few days on the campaign trail stumping for her dad ahead of the presidential election on November 3
The mom also did some candy shopping, which will likely delight her three children: Arabella, nine, Joseph, six, and Theodore, four.
She was seen carrying a bag of cotton candy and a blue sand pail as she perused the shelves for goodies to bring home.
Ivanka was in the Charlotte area to speak to supporters about President Trump’s. ‘America First’ agenda.
Later in the day, she was interviewed by Mercedes Schlapp, a Trump campaign staffer and former White House director of strategic communications.
On the go: While visiting the local shops in Belmont, she also stopped by Bliss Gallery, another business owned by Holy Angels
Appreciating the beauty: Ivanka took her time touring the gallery and was seen stopping to look at some of the artwork
Right in time for fall! Ivanka pointed at a painting featuring a pumpkin and a cornucopia
Guided tour: Ivanka spoke with artist Cheryl Tiearney, who showed her a painting
Talent: The gallery featured everything from still-life paintings to abstract art
‘President Trump has delivered time and time again for the great state of North Carolina, including cutting taxes for families, providing crucial increased funding for our military and delivering USMCA for America’s workers,’ Ivanka said in a press release ahead of her visit.
‘I am once again honored to meet with the people of North Carolina to discuss how the president will continue to fight for them for the next four years.’
She also tweeted about her visit on Thursday, writing: ‘Good Morning North Carolina!! Sun with rays Great to be back in the Tar Heel State campaigning for @realDonaldTrump!’
Ivanka has had back-to-back trips for most of the week, and on Wednesday she was in Orlando, Florida, where she met with supporters at the Asian Pacific Americans for Trump volunteer center.
Next up: Ivanka later headed to the suburb of Dallas, where she was interviewed by Trump campaign staffer Mercedes Schlapp
Greeting: The White House senior adviser gave a wave as she stepped on stage at the event
Getting ready: Ivanka was all smiles as she took off her mask when she sat down on stage
Plan of action: Ivanka was in the Charlotte area to speak to supporters about President Trump’s. ‘America First’ agenda
She was dressed to impress in a sleek blue dress with a cut-out design at the shoulder and tan heels.
During the visit, she was interviewed by Mercedes, who also joined her in North Carolina on Thursday.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Ivanka did not speak about her father’s performance at Tuesday night’s debate, which has prompted the Commission on Presidential Debates to change the format of the last two debates to ensure President Trump will not interrupt Democratic nominee Joe Biden or speak over the moderator.
She also did not mention The New York Times report stating President Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017.
The report also indicated that President Trump paid Ivanka $747,622 in unexplained ‘consulting fees’ and then deducted them from his taxes.
Into it: She animatedly addressed the crowd while speaking at the campaign event
Travel partner? Ivanka was also interviewed by Mercedes in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday
Proud daughter: Ivanka traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, with her father for Tuesday night’s presidential debate. She later shared a photo of herself on Air Force One with her dad
Ivanka showed her support for her father in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday at the first of three presidential debates between Trump and Biden.
She donned a $3,210 cream blazer with a wrap belt by Gabriela Hearst and matching dress pants for the occasion.
The former model later posed for a playful selfie with her half-sister, Tiffany, her brother Eric’s wife, Lara, and her stepmother, Melania.
Ivanka also shared a photo of herself with her smiling father on Air Force One with a caption featuring just three American flag emoji.