Every fashion show doesn’t have the razzle-dazzle of Crystal Charity or the Salvation Army. And The Family Place Auxiliary gals proved it Wednesday night at The Family Place Resale Shop on Marsh Lane. Officially it was a good-bye to the old board and hello to the new, but once Maggie Kipp and her partner-in-numerous-crimes Shay Geyer saw the merchandise hanging on the racks, she decided a fashion show was required and started recruiting volunteer models.
There was no admission price, only a request to “clean out your closets and bring your donations to the party!” The ladies responded with bulging garbage bags of clothes, shoes and stuff. You can only imagine what was in the bags because the ladies have ever-changing-with-the-season wardrobes.
Quite frankly, there were hors d’oeuvres and wine, but they were secondary as the guests hit the aisles discovering really true bargains. OK, so you need an example. One of the first hits was a whoop across the room when Amanda Ward discovered a black lace shorty-skirty that matched her black lace stockings perfectly. Cost of the skirt — $7. Thought that would get your attention. And then there was the black leather coat, and what about the first coat that listed for barely more than $100?
But before the show could begin the chatting had to take place with the main topics of the night being:
- the Trailblazers luncheon
- Partners Card
- Stiletto Strut and
- the incident across Central Expressway from NorthPark
Finally, after the ladies (including Gay Donnell, Margaret
Hardy Harder, Carolyn Strickfaden, Judy Rowan) were lined up along the
store’s main aisle, the show was underway with the likes of Amanda, Nancy Scripps clutching a toy bunny rabbit and a bag of books (she had
been seen perusing the book shelves for coffee-table books earlier), Heather Centurioni in a floral raincoat (was it really marked $25?) and Anne Sullivan really working the fur jacket like a pro.
After the show and some housekeeping notes about events to come including the Partners Card program that is aiming to beat the past two million-dollar-plus years, the ladies were seen leaving with new additions to their wardrobes.