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Fashion show set for North Creek

Catwalk poster

Catwalk poster

— On Friday, June 15, local businesses will have a chance to show off apparel and accessories in North Creek’s first “Catwalk in the Creek” fashion show.

The event, hosted by the North Creek Business Alliance, will start with a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by the actual show at 6:30 at Riverfront Park in North Creek. Food and drinks will be provided. Tickets cost $15. They are available for pre-purchase at Trimmers Salon and barVino and will also be sold at the door before the show starts.

“Catwalk in the Creek” is the brainchild of Michelle San Antonio. Though she first suggested it to Anna Bowers, owner of The Vault, as a way to advertise, it quickly spun into a huge fundraiser for the Business Alliance. The show has been in the works for nearly four months under the leadership of San Antonio, Bowers and Lisa Thomas.

Nearly a dozen shops are participating in the event, each showcasing different styles for all ages: Seven Sisters, Hudson River Trading Company, Trimmers, Poiema, The Vault, Foothills, Kimmy’s Closet, Braley and Noxon, as well as local area rafting companies. Lights for the event are being provided by Creative Stage Lighting.

The outfit collection is bound to be eclectic, featuring everything from heavy-duty work attire to high-end designer fashions, and covering styles for all age groups. Each shop is supplying their own models, and each one may display up to three different outfits.

One of the primary goals of the show is to connect local businesses with the community, to let people know what’s for sale and where they can get ahold of it. “Catwalk in the Creek” will be hosted by an emcee who introduces each outfit, including the shops that provided them. In addition to providing local businesses with publicity, the money “Catwalk in the Creek” raises will fund the “Music by the River” concert series.

San Antonio hopes it will be a fun evening with something for everyone.

“We want to make this a funky, casual event,” San Antonio said, describing the tone as “North Country Casual.” This includes the décor as well as the clothes; instead of constructing a formal stage, models will strut down a runway made of hay bales.

For more information please contact Michelle San Antonio at michelle.sanantonio@gmail.com.

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