The Makings of a Fashion Show – step 1, 2, 3 and 4

I am frequently asked what it really takes to pull off a fashion show. It seems so simple: get some people who want to be models, grab a few outfits, turn on some loud music and **BAM** you have a fashion show!  Right?  WRONG!

Let me be frank: it is a LOT more work than you realize!

The behind the scenes work I’ve done, alongside an amazing committee, for this year’s Little Black Dress fashion show is pretty incredible.  For the past year, we have been sitting in pow-wow sessions going through every little detail of the event.

Once we nail down the details, it’s time to start collecting clothes.  All of the Goodwill of Michiana stores have been collecting clothes for the fashion show and boutique.  The employees of each store have an amazing eye for what is trendy, stylish and designer brand names!  All of those things are then cataloged, organized, and shipped to one location where they are again cataloged and organized. 

Next, comes the really fun part – choosing our models!  This year we held model casting calls across Michiana to allow interested ladies to get information about being a model.  The calls were held at Goodwill stores, Kerri’s Avenue Salon and Bethza Professional Makeup Studio.Kerri’s has been named the event’s official hair stylist team, and Betha’s has been named the makeup artist team for the event. We are very grateful to have these pros as part of our fashion team for this event!

Typically we have a core group of 12 models who participate in the show.  This year, we had an overwhelming number of ladies show an interest.  So the committee got together, and decided to pull rabbits out of hats and expanded the number of models for the show!

I am very excited to share who has been chosen as the models for the2013 Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon!

Chavala Wilson
Cher Herald
Cheryl Hunt
Cindy Postma
Deb Miles
Diane Bennett
D’Nisha Zona
Jayne Flanagan
Joanna Holland 
Joy Decker
Liz Haynes
Maria Stancoti
Maxin Koontz
Melinda Miller
Rachel Schultz
Suzanne Purewal
Terry Kiska
Whitney Glass

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