Models represent Westmoreland YW programs at ‘Stilettos’ fashion show
‘Stilettos’ fashion show
It’s a rare gal who doesn’t enjoy a fashion show, especially when the impending change of seasons calls for a new, or at least renewed, wardrobe.
A capacity crowd of 280 fabulous fashionistas flocked to Rizzo’s Malabar Inn in Crabtree on Aug. 26 for the YWCA of Westmoreland County’s Annual Girls in Pearls Fashion Show, this year subtitled “Stilettos at Sunset.”
In heels high and low, styles classic and trendy, they came to gather ideas for smashing fall ensembles.
Chosen to represent each of the Y’s programs were models Sharon Argenta, Linda Decker, Lori Delaney, Michelle Earhart, Lisa Felton-Lewis, Andrew Forish, Matthew Kolbosky, Carlotta Paige, Margaree Pertle, Jen Smoker, Cynthia Snodgrass, Mary Ellen Tiberio and Ruth Tolbert.
Runway commentary came from celebrity guest emcee and fashion designer Kiya Tomlin, also known as the better half to Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
Chairing the rave-worthy reception and dinner show were Ellen Katter and Theresa Rusbosin, assisted by the Y’s new executive director, Kathy Raunikar, andBonnie Lewis, Jan Merriman, Betty Hammer, Joelyn Aukerman, Diana Basick and Dorie Fuchs.
Aukerman said she was excited about the sellout crowd but sorry that reservations had to be closed to others wanting to attend — something to keep in mind when planning next year’s social schedule.
On the too-numerous-to-mention-them-all guest list: Rosine Dull, Kristine Samloff, Michele Bononi, Jill Briercheck, Joan DeRose, Linda Assard, Linda Austin, Malinda Sherid, Norma Skillings, Dorothy Skillings, Molly Robb Shimko, JoEllen Numerick, Barbara Ferrier, Angela O’Brien, Nicole Reaves, Anna Marie Paletella, Teresa Shanta, Karen Stewart, Jennifer Tinsman, Tina Wodzinski, Pauline Douglas, Gloria Eisaman and Dee Gannon.
— Shirley McMarlin