WHEATLAND — The Simply Creative and Wheatland Country Store’s annual Fall Fashion Show at the 4-H Building was a stunning success last Saturday.
The festivities were started with Nancy Norton, a stand-up comedian based out of Boulder, Colo. Fresh from her win at the Best of Comedy Festival in Boston, Mass. with over 100 competitors and she was the first female winner in its 18 year history. What a treat to have such a funny lady at an event in our little town.
An All-you-can-eat buffet catered by XXXXX with fall favorites including a potato and corn chowder bubbling with comfort was the next step on the agenda. Folks visited with each other amidst festive fall decorations and goodie bags from both businesses.
“Mandy and I were just talking and we think we’ve been doing this for about six years,” said Genia Vineyard, owner of Simply Creative Boutique. “Tickets were $25 each or if you bought five or more they were only $20. We wanted to encourage girlfriends to come together for a night of fun.”
Dawn McKee was there with her daughter on one side and her mother on the other. “Mom had the idea, and when Mom says to go somewhere – we go. We have to have some fun too,” chuckled McKee.
After dinner was the main event – the Fashion Show. “A lot of people use fashion as their armor. Finding that outfit that makes you feel confident,” Vineyard said in her opening remarks. Vineyard and Mandy McIntosh, Manager of Wheatland Country Store, took turns describing the outfits coming down the runway so everyone knew which store the outfit came from. And it wasn’t just clothes. There were shoes, boots, bags, jewelry and a any number of accessory options to really personalize each ensemble to the individual’s taste. Another great note to mention was the variety of “Fashion Models” that walked the runway. Ages starting from two to great-grandmothers and the sizes were just as varied proving that you don’t have to drive out of town for some really remarkable and personalized styled fashion. And according to McIntosh, “fashion is all about comfort this year.”