It was advertised to start at 1 p.m. but started 10 minutes late. But it was a fashion show after all and so organizers invoked the “fashionably-late” cliché.
No one was complaining though because while the models were getting ready for the runway students served guests coffee, tea, sandwiches and treats.
The Greenwood Elementary School Grade 6/7 students presented the Swing into Spring Fashion Show and Tea to raise funds for the 2015 field trip to the coast.
The Yellow Door Boutique in Greenwood supplied the fashions and door prizes were donated by local Boundary businesses.
Yellow Door owner Heather Smith provided comments and descriptions of the fashions and accessories as the models came out for the show.
She said a lot of the products she carries are manufactured in Canada. “In a variety of fabrics—most of them are natural fabrics—silk, linen, cotton, bamboo,” she added. “The thing about them is they are very durable and hardy and they last a long, long time,” said Smith.
The Yellow Door has been open for five years now and is a very popular spot for locals and in-the-know travelers. The store is open from 10 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday (expanding to seven days a week from June to October).
“I have shopped all over,” Linda Wall, who also helped out as one of the models. “I have shopped in New Orleans and her outfits are the same ones except her prices are better than in the French Market.”
The show was a collaborative effort of Smith and Evie Payne, who is the parent of one of the Grade 6/7 girls; with lots of others helping behind the scenes.
“The kids helped make sandwiches, set the tables and served coffee and tea —so they are earning their way,” said Payne.