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Fashions for a Cause

By Susan Shinn
sshinn@salisburypost.com
Notes from the annual Fashions for a Cause fashion show and luncheon to benefit the Community Care Clinic:
– The color to buy this spring is yellow, yellow, yellow! Whether its on in a bright hue or more subdued buttercup, yellow can also be paired with black, white and turquoise, to a stunning effect.
– The kids from Peekaboo once again got the “awws” and the applause. Show veteran LilliCate Stirewalt, 4, did her usual excellent work. Sisters Mia and Lily Osborne, 3 and 17 months, respectively, hit the catwalk with exuberance ó Lily so much so that she almost toddled off the stage.
– Dr. Joel Goodwin was in fine form as always, dressed in a tuxedo as he assisted models on and off the stage ó and also chased after the very youngest ones. He was joined this year on the catwalk by Drs. Gordon Senter, Brian Fazia and Tommy Carlton, all looking handsome in evening attire.
The doctors are definitely in … style!
– Spring fashions are often paired with crisp white pants, and many of this year’s outfitted included white bottoms.
– Pink and green return as spring favorite colors, this year joined by lemon yellow.
– Many models wore an exotic look with tribal prints in casual tops as well as more formal attire.
– If you only buy one pair of shoes this spring, make sure it’s a pair of metallic sandals. If you really want to be fashion forward, choose the gladiator style.
– Black and white is a match made in spring heaven, and give you such a smart look. This season, you’ll see the duo paired with turquoise or yellow or hot pink, which will really make your outfit pop. It looks fantastic with a dash of red as well.
– You’ll see brown and turquoise appearing together again this season. Brown is also paired with baby blue for a fresh, new look.
– Another color for which to watch is burnt orange, most often appearing paired with tribal prints. Also on the spring color palette are melon and grapefruit, and of course, the perennial hot pink.
– Be ready for a bit of sparkle. Sequins and crystals seem to be everywhere in embellishment for tops.
– And what’s the Fashions for a Cause event without emcee David Whisenant?
Whisenant, WBTV Channel 3’s Salisbury bureau chief, says he believes in the Community Care Clinic and enjoys participating in what’s a fun event.
But there’s always a word or two which seems to stump the veteran newsman each time ó his script is, after all, all about descriptions of women’s clothing. This year, it was the company Pazzo. Whisenant’s not sure he ever got the pronunciation right, but he did his best. The ladies at the packed Crystal Lounge didn’t seem to mind.

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