Style Makeover – Natalie

This month, our Style Makeover is Natalie – who will be one of our models for the Little Black Dress Fashion Show on October 30, 2019 in Merrillville. The event will be held at Avalon Manor. Be sure to get your tickets NOW for the runway show, appetizers and amazing shopping!


LBD Fashion Show Tickets!

Tickets for the Goodwill Fashion Show in South Bend are NOW on sale. And, they are going FAST!

This year’s show is presented by First State Bank and will be held at the Century Center in downtown South Bend. Our list of sponsors grows daily; we would love to include your business on that distinguished list! To find out more information about sponsorships, please visit the Fashion Show Web Site.

The History of the LBD

The first Little Black Dress took place in South Bend a few years ago as a small gathering of Goodwill friends who enjoyed food, fashion and fun!  Most importantly, the mission of Goodwill Industries was shared with all who attended the event.   What began as a modest event has grown into a bi-annual gala with a spring event held in South Bend, Indiana and a fall show in Merrillville, Indiana.

The Heart of the LBD

At the heart of the Little Black Dress is our focus on honoring those individuals and companies who are a part of the Goodwill Mission of strengthening communities and empowering individuals and families through Education, Training and Job Placement.

And the shopping is great!

This year, nearly 20 models will grace the runway in a variety of amazing looks created by the team at The Style & Image Institute, under the direction of Lead Stylist, Kathy Friend. For months, the stylist team has been hard at work pulling together looks that represent the latest trends.

We are fortunate to welcome the following pros to help everyone on the stage look their most amazing best:

Kerri Spencer, lead hair stylist

Rachal Opaczewski, senior Makeup Artist

Clawdia Murray, Makeup Artist

You’ll recognize some of the faces you will see on the catwalk including some local celebrities. Deb Miles from B100 will be back with us again this year. Deb has been a mainstay for this show, making her runway debut at the very first LBD show.

Bob Montgomery from WSBT TV will also join us again. Bob has become accustom to tapping into his inner Super Model and is always a crown favorite.

Cari Peugeot from WSBT will act as co-host; and although she’s not officially a model, she will be showing off some of GW’s finest ensembles!

Cindy Kilgore

Cindy Kilgore is new to the runway this year. After spending the last 31 years serving our community as a South Bend Police officer. it’s time for her to get in touch with her inner diva as a runway model. Cindy also serves as a member of the Goodwill Industries of Michiana Board of Directors.

mark your calendars…

Thursday – April 25th, 2019

Boutique Opens:  10:00am – 11:30am
Luncheon and Fashion Show:  11:30am – 1:00pm
Boutique Reopens:  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Tickets and more information is available HERE

Little Black Dress Fashion Show


We have just over a week until the big Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Boutique in Schererville, IN.  Tickets are quickly selling out – get yours NOW!

Show info and to purchase tickets:

LBD Fashion Show Oct 12 – Schererville, IN

We are all busy getting ready for the Little Black Dress Fashion Show in Schererville, IN on October 12.  We’d like you to meet one of our models as part of this month’s Goodwill Style Makeover. Janelle was a model last year, and we’re thrilled to welcome her back to the runway this year!

Be sure to get your tickets NOW for the Little Black Dress Fashion Show!  Just click this link for all the details:

Goodwill Little Black Dress Fashion Show Merrillville, IN – November 1st

Do you have your tickets yet for the  Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Boutique in Merrillville, IN?

Wednesday –  November 1, 2017

Avalon Manor Banquet Center
3550 East Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, IN 46410

Boutique Hours:
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
6:30 pm – close

Fashion Show:
5:30 pm

Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar – Before and After the Show

See YOU there!

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It’s that time of year when I start searching for models for fashion shows. The first Model Call will be for the Goodwill Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Boutique in South Bend the end of April.


For more details about the show or to purchase tickets, please visit:

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Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Boutique – Warsaw, IN

Join us on September 22 in Warsaw, IN
for the  
Little Black Dress
Fashion Show & Boutique


Goodwill Industries of Michiana has once again partnered with the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts to bring the Warsaw community a one-of-a-kind event.

Enjoy sips, snacks and a fashion show featuring some of your favorite community leaders. And, of course, don’t miss the amazing finds in the LBD Boutique!

Purchase Tickets HERE

Can’t wait to see YOU at the Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Boutique in Warsaw!

LAST Model Call for South Bend LBD is March 31

The LAST Model Call is tomorrow!

Thursday, March 31st from 5 pm – 6:30 pm at the Goodwill store located on E. Ireland Road in South Bend.

We are looking for female models that are at least 18 years old, between the sizes of: 0-24+

As a reminder, all who are interested MUST attend one of these open calls. Those chosen to be in the show will be notified by (approx.) April 10 at the latest.

See the flyer for more details!