Fashion Frenzy: Picayune Main Street hosts first fashion show
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Saturday, local models of all ages took to the runway to showcase the latest in fashion and accessories from some of Picayune’s hottest shopping spots.
The first Picayune Main Street, Inc. Fashion Frenzy was held at Southern Char Steakhouse and more than 15 local retailers participated.
According to previous Item coverage, funds raised from the event will be utilized to pay for five new benches to be placed in the downtown area on West and East Canal.
Picayune Main Street Director Reba Beebe said she received many fantastic reviews regarding the event.
“Moss Man started off the frenzy with an introduction of our three emcees who danced, sang and shared jokes,” Beebe said.
Eileen Baker, Steven McDonald and Martha Ford emceed the event and also introduced and described each model and their attire.
The models practiced before the event with Infused owner and model co-coordinator Charity Cosme, Beebe said.
“She practiced with the models Thursday and Saturday night,” Beebe said. “They looked like professionals spinning in their fashions.”
The event began with the children who modeled clothing from Dancewear Connection, Ladybugs and Bonnie Blue Boutiques. Models included Jillian Nicholson, Paisley Black, Lainey Schmidt, Branson Cruz Murphy, Molly Jo Stover, Sophia and Jeremy Foulon and Cailey Fleming.
The bride and groom, portrayed by Brittany Hearn and Keghan Jarrell, were dressed to the nines in apparel and jewelry from Formal Wear by Larry’s Cleaners, Crystal Gallery and MeLinda’s.
The women’s models included Kayla Breland, Sandra Barker Bolton, Lexie Belle Whitfield, Loretta Ford, Amanda Farmer, Tonya Cialona, MacKenzie Holmes and Beth Lenoir. The ladies modeled attire and jewelry from Bre’s Clothing and Accessories, Barze´Place, Tina Stockstill, Occasions by Lisa, Bubbles and Bliss, Gibson’s Antiques, Dancewear Connection, MeLinda’s and KM Designs.
Last but not least were the men, who modeled attire from Bre’s Clothing and Accessories and April’s. Bill Stegall, Cody Breland and D.L. Bolton showcased the latest in men’s fashion.
The evening was also dotted with musical performances by Picayune’s Faith Hill and Band of Brothers.
Dancing with the Relay of Stars of Picayune People’s Choice winners Reggie and Kesha Smith thrilled the crowed with their dance routine.
Beebe said Main Street is looking forward to hosting another fashion show in the spring.
“Glass Porch provided electric fans, decorations and fall colored bows for the event,” Beebe said. “Picayune Main Street, Inc. merchant participation was wonderful and they were all eager to share their fashions during the event. It was a great event and we raised enough funds to cover the cost of a new five foot bench to be placed downtown.”
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