The season’s latest styles were on display Monday during Hillsdale Women’s Club fashion show at Johnny T’s Next Door in Hillsdale.
Patti Bailey, Maggie Anne Shoppe’s owner, was the fashion show producer. They provided entertainment for around 70 women who attended this event at the restaurant’s banquet hall.
Six club members modeled traditional styles in updated versions. Each gave spectators a peek into how to coordinate color into fall’s neutrals. Lois Foster and Kelly Lantis were among the members modeling, as was Jane Stewart, Mary Wolfram, Eva Richardson, Jane Stewart, Kelly Hill, Jane Stewart, Mary Wolfram, Mary Wolfram, Jane Stewart, Kelly Hill, Jane Stewart, Mary Wolfram, and Jane Stewart.
President Lois Foster welcomed the ladies, noting this is the 127th year of the Woman’s Club and the 15th year for the fashion show.
Vice President Susan Stout introduced Cervini, who has coordinated fashion shows with Bailey for 22 years. Bailey, who has been the owner of the boutique since 1995 announced her 10/10 coupon. The coupon can be used in the store for 10 consecutive days, with 10 percent of all sales going to the club scholarship program. She said the informal fashion show would highlight a variety of fall fashion as the models walked around the room showcasing the styles for a closer look.
The show’s color scheme included metallic and sable looks, as well as black and cream combinations, rusts and browns, charcoal, and navy. Bailey stated that the most notable colors of fall are winter whites, grays, and more earth-tone colours. Bubbling, a new color for fall, was featured throughout. There were many combinations of mustard colors.
“We’ve all been in our sweatpants and slippers on a heavy rotation this year,” Bailey stated. “Because of this, many of the pieces today have comfort features and elastic waists.”
These luxurious fabrics featured updated styles with easy-to-wear jackets and accessories from Vera Bradley and Brighton. Pair boot-cut jeans or leggings with soft knit jackets and tops. There were also flats and sneakers with metallic stripes.
Between segments, Bailey and Cervini showed the looks they wore. Cervini wore a Cervini liquid leather jacket and Bailey a Coco and Carmen three way top.
While walking past tables, models displayed cross-body bags and backpacks as well as phone organizers. Sweater duos and classic combos providing modern looks were modeled throughout as outfits were completed with the Brighton and Vera Bradley handbags, as well as Brighton and Rachel Marie jewelry.
Between segments, Bailey invited the ladies to an upcoming “Trunk Show” set for 3-6 p.m. Sept. 21, and also for a “Tribal Tuesday” event Oct. 5 during regular store hours (10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.).
Foster thanked the backstage helpers Johnny T’s, Smith’s Flowers and the decorating committee for making the event memorable. Terry Dye, Diane Potok, and Sandi Henry served as co-chairs of the event.
Foster said that the club members were glad to be together again for this event with guests.
Cervini described it as a spectacular display of fall color.
“What I love about the show is how beautifully the members, who are not professional models, come out here and have fun,” Cervini said. “I love finding clothes that express their personality and style.”
Hillsdale Women’s Club will meet again on October 11 at Elks Club in Hillsdale.