Real clothes for real women
Published: Sunday | November 8, 2009
You can never go wrong in the colour of the season. - Photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
With the festive season of countless parties just around the corner, one thing you won't have to worry about is what to wear.
The Canadian Women's Club of Jamaica and renowned Jamaican stylist Peggy McLean, showcased some of the hottest pieces straight out of the fashion capital - New York. One of their major fund-raising events for the year, the fashion extravaganza was held at the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica on Waterloo Road on Sunday, November 1.
The Canadian high commissioner to Jamaica, Stephen Hallihan, made his runway debut as he opened the show with a very short address before the elegance, grace and beauty of a very fashionable evening began.
McLean outdid herself this year with the colours of Christmas, perfect cocktail dresses, power suits and everything in between in silk, organza, chiffon and cotton blends. They were real clothing for real people.
Models included Beverly Corke, Ruby Martin, Dr Blossom O'Meally-Nelson, Miss Jamaica World Western Calee Scharschmidt, Miss Jamaica contestant Danisha Scott and Miss Jamaica 2005 Terri-Karelle Griffith. The outfits never looked more beautiful.
So hot were the outfits that they caused an overload and backstage was plunged into darkness. But not even that could stop the show, thanks to Sparkles Production.
Throughout the show the audience expressed their approval and there was no doubt the pieces would last long. They will be available at 20 Hillcrest Avenue until November 10.
How can you be blue in this perfect little blue dress? It defies description.
Miss Jamaica 2005 Terri-Karelle Griffith still sizzles on the runway.
In selecting her pieces Peggy McLean had something for everyone, the young to the not-so-young.
Tie-and-dye never had such grace. Miss Jamaica 2009 contestant Sanisha Scott shows how it's done in this maxi.
Calee Scharschmidt's outfit is as resplendent as her dimpled smile.
This is how you do black and white.
Peggy McLean knows what looks good on Jamaican women and her latest collection from New York is right on the mark, including this stunning olive dress.
The clothes make the woman or the woman make the clothes? You decide.
Allison Peart and her cutie-pie son Adam pose for the camera.
Wife of the Canadian high commissioner, Cathy Hallihan (left), and Beverley Levy definitely talk fashion.
Beverly Corke escorts Peggy McLean down the runway.
It was a great show! That must be the consensus of Camille Hines (left), Canadian High Commissioner Stephen Hallihan and his wife, Cathy.