Mint Hill Women’s Club fashion show

Sandy Diimeo looks ready for an evening out.(Kathy Shepler)

Fall Fashions on the Runway

As is their tradition, the Mint Hill Women’s Club kicked off its year with a fashion show, featuring the latest styles from area boutiques and clothing stores. This year had a slightly different twist: the first part of the style show was fashions from Dress Barn, and the second part featured popular trends from Servant’s Heart, a resale store that charitably serves our community.

Deonna Bandos in a maxi look. (Kathy Shepler)

The first up was Donna Ross, who told about the stylish   outfits from Dress Barn. Deonna Bandos, Suzanne Maddox, Jane Price, Pat Taylor, and Carol Robinson individually walked the “runway” in more elegant clothing suitable for the upcoming holiday season. Dresses featuring lace and taffeta, worn by Jane and Pat, a two piece coordinating outfit worn by Carol, and a flowery maxi skirt with matching jacket worn by Deonna, were shown off by the models. Then it was time for casual wear. A denim jacket thrown over her shoulders and a pair of short boots converted Jane’s dress-up dress to more appropriate attire for daytime. Donna noted that knee length sweaters (“dusters”) have made a big comeback, as shown by Pat’s outfit, complete with casual jeans and a long silver necklace. Suzanne loved “posing” in her matching denim jeans and jacket with a cowl neck sweater underneath.

Jane Price in transitional jacket.(Kathy Shepler)
Pat Taylor models the “must have” duster.(Kathy Shepler)

The second half of the style show was put on by Servant’s Heart, a resale boutique on Lawyers Road in Mint Hill. The models were Sandy Dimeo, Caroline Paylor, Kathy Raiano, and Cheryl Reid. Cheryl came out first, wearing a flowery tunic with bell sleeves (“a must-have for this year” we were told)with black tights. Sandy came out wearing a sleeveless striped cocktail dress with a chain belt and coordinating shawl to complete the outfit. Caroline wore a pants outfit with a beautifully embellished jacket that included a little “bling”, and Kathy showed how to multi-purpose a dress by taking off a sweater for day and adding a sparkling shawl for evening activities. When Kim Roadarmor announced the very modest price of each outfit, complete with shoes and handbag, it was always met with a round of appreciative applause.

Cheryl Reid in tunic with bell sleeves. (Kathy Shepler)
Suzanne Maddox has fun posing. (Kathy Shepler)

The Mint Hill Women’s Club is both a social and service organization, and is open to all women in the Mint Hill and surrounding areas. Meetings are once a month, lunches and outings are planned, and service projects are organized throughout the year. New members are welcome. Contact theob503@aol.com for more information.

Kathy Raiano’s look is completed by a designer handbag. (Kathy Shepler)
Caroline Paylor displays some bling. (Kathy Shepler)