Thursday, May 10, 2012

Goodwill Foundation Fashion Without Barriers Luncheon

Lots of pretty silk scarves and wraps were shown Tuesday at the Goodwill Foundation's Fashion Without Barriers luncheon at Michael's On East.  Models in black showed how charming each overlaying piece in the Sitting Pretty USA collection looked for a variety of occasions.

The fashion show was done in a cute, old-school style with each of the celebrity models strutting down the runway playing a role in a little vignette described by Sitting Pretty USA Founder and CEO, Susan Olsen.  Susan, who is in a wheelchair, designed the collection so all women, no matter their mobility, could look lovely and feel terrific!  All the models also wore jewelry by Barb McSweeney and the men all wore ties from Goodwill.

Another fun and entertaining part of the event was a video done in the Goodwill boutique with Susan Brennan, Renee Phinney, Veronica Brandon Miller and Scott Anderson.  The girls were all "looking for Scott" and it showed Scott in a variety of places, including getting his non-existent hair done - very darling. 

The models were Beth Green, Cody Bowman, Chinna Buck, Ashley Grant, Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens, Aubrey Lynch, Helen McBean, Veronica Brandon Miller, Renee Phinney, and Anne Weintraub.  Their escorts were Steve Altier, John Annis, John Chapman, Jay Clarkson, Dr. Michael Gordon, James Holmes, Morgan Howell, Phil King, Ryan McCarthy, Justin Mosely, and Wes Roberts.  All were such good sports!

The centerpieces were all handbags from the Goodwill boutique, which were for sale.  A salad topped with two crab cakes was the entree followed by cookies and mini tarts.

Of course, you know Goodwill's mission is to turn donations into good jobs, good jobs, and good neighborhoods.  I saw some good bargains in the video at the boutique.  You should hop down for a look!

Others seen in the crowd were Rebecca Blitz, Yen Reed, Jenn McAlister, Linda DesMarais, Marjorie North, Monica Van Buskirk, Veronica Brady, Michael Scott, Renee Hamad, Susie Bowie, Audrey Coleman, Debbie Seitl, Jamie Aymerich, Tricia Foster, Suzanne Willis, Tamara Chapman, LuAnne Kirschner, Sarah Lodge, Laura Peters, and Rhonda Peters

Partners in the event were Easter Seals, Loveland Center, and Ava Maria Preparatory School.

For the first time ever in my career, I forgot my camera!!  I have never done that before and hope to never do it again!  A friend, who wished to remain anonymous, helped me out by providing these photos to me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Co-chairs Susan Brennan and Renee Phinney with emcee Scott Anderson in the middle

Susan Olsen - Sitting Pretty USA Founder and CEO

Anne Weintraub, Veronica Brandon Miller, VP Goodwill Foundation, and James Holmes

Gail Bowden and Kelly Pepe 

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