Relaxed, easy going, comfortable and highly stylish describes fashions on the runway at the Legion Branch 139 Ladies Night Tuesday evening.
Tunic length blouses and vests topping slim leggings stole the show in all sorts of configurations.
Checks are coming on strong this fall from big bold blocks to classic houndstooth.
Bold patterns in coats and sweaters captured eyes along with the new trends in cape styling.
And finally after years of brown, navy, beige and other colours taking credit for being the “new black” must haves, true black is coming back into its own with dynamic new flare.
But there is still lots of colour and shimmer out there to brighten up any wardrobe.
The little black dress and tops take on new dimension with touches of lace and asymmetrical cuts and flares, sweaters a little longer in back than in front, and other fine detailing added interest to the show.
The best part is that many of the pieces shown could easily go from work to a social evening out.
Suzanne’s and Jenny’s and BFF Fashions provided the show and were happy to do so for the legion fundraiser.
“Every time we do a fashion show for the legion they are wonderful nights enjoyed by everybody,” says Heather Wolstenholme, manager of Suzanne’s and Jenny’s.
Jennifer Bremner owner of BFF agreed: “The legion is a 100 per cent volunteer organization and I support everything they do. Whenever they do anything I’m all in. They have the best parties too.”
The evening included a home cooked roast pork dinner, with fresh peas and carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, gourmet salad with broccoli, grapes, cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and the most scrumptious chocolate mousse with a meringue cookie on top.
Everything was made from fresh ingredients, completely from scratch including the dessert by the legion’s volunteer cooking team headed up by Wendy Helenius.
“We are going for quality. We want the legion to be known for home cooked meals,” Helenius said. Except for one or two paid staff to run the bar and take care of accounting, she said the legion is a completely volunteer organization dedicated to helping veterans, youth and the community.
The legion is currently selling raffle tickets with three great prizes to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club in Williams Lake.
In encouraging people to purchase the tickets, branch president Joyce Norberg said that given the current drug problem in the community the legion wanted to do something more to help youth.
“We feel that youth in Williams Lake are part of our mandate and the Boys and Girls Club is very good in working with youth,” Norberg said.
Norberg also donated one of her paintings of a beautiful vase of roses as one of the raffle prizes.
Vivien Povelofski donated a queen sized quilt for the raffle and Harry Kristoffersen made and donated a hope chest as one of the prizes.
The raffle items are on display at the legion. Tickets are $10 each.
The draw will be made on Remembrance Day at 4 p.m. during the afternoon of camaraderie at the legion following the formal ceremonies in the morning.