BOUTIQUE HOPPING AND TRENDY FINDS
Runway Grads Raise Money for Scituate Animal Shelter
And now for something completely different—local models from Maria Wood’s Fashion Focus modeling and finishing program entertained audience members at a recent fashion fundraiser by parading down the catwalk while carrying adopted shelter animals.
On January 8, 2011 the south shore got a little more fashionable thanks to a group of graduating models from Maria Wood’s Fashion Focus. A semi-annual charitable fashion show was held at the Pembroke Knights of Columbus to benefit the Scituate Animal Shelter. The show featured nearly 150 girls from ages 5-18, who each donned their own creations inspired by the theme “Tuned in to Fashion,” which showcased the influence of television on fashion. A few of the models walked down the runway holding adopted shelter animals to promote the importance of pet adoption.
What made this fashion show unique was its emphasis on beauty as an all-encompassing term. The models of Fashion Focus are reminded about the importance of giving to others and the community, as a reflection of their inner beauty. The show also stresses self-acceptance and confidence. Perhaps the most moving and powerful moment of the show was the finale in which several of the students walked the runway with someone close to their heart. Each girl, accompanied by their mother, father, or special someone, smiled and waved while carrying a single red rose to symbolize their beauty, grace, and elegance. The song “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars played in the background, perfectly illuminating the mood and message of the day. To find out more information about Fashion Focus, please visit www.mariasfashionfocus.com or call 781-826-0241.