By Elizabeth Evans
Bold versatile looks perfect for summer were the highlight of the Republican Women of Trinity County Fashion Show & Luncheon on Saturday, May 9 at Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church.
Sue Pospisil and Martha Burditt from Sue's Boutique on the Lake in Onalaska provided the fashions and accessories for the afternoon, displaying bright colors and durable, free flowing fabrics designed to flatter and keep women cool during the hot Texas summers. Sue's Boutique caters to 40+-year-old women and offers dressy, casual, and resort style clothing, accessories, shoes, and handbags.
Eleven models from Trinity County showed off everything from vintage knit dresses to crochet-accented tops to capris and jeans in fun, summer fashion forward colors. Each outfit was paired with bold jewelry, accessories and shoes sold in Sue's Boutique, including one-of-a-kind items such as a hand-crocheted scarf modeled by Katie McMahon and "Mom" crochet necklaces made by Pospisil's own mother.
Jessica Bailey, Allison Schuetz, Kaycee Jones, Sheran Casey, Ruth McClendon, Cathey Page, Brenda Schiro, Barbara Chamberlin, Crystle Scott, Sharon Schuetz, and McMahon strutted their stuff around the room, letting guests feel how light the fabrics were and see up close the designs and textures.
Pospisil was the final model of the afternoon, displaying a red nightgown and robe combination that Burditt described as a perfect gift for Mother's Day.
The event also featured a silent auction of gift certificates and gift baskets donated by local businesses and community members, as well as drawings for door prizes and items, including a Texas state flag donated by State Representative Trent Ashby. The flag was flown over the Capitol in commemoration of the fashion show and luncheon.
RWTC Vice President JoAnn Kennedy conducted the door prize drawings with help from audience members, such as District Attorney Bennie Schiro and Trinity County Judge Doug Page.
After the show and luncheon, there was a musical performance by Kathryn Edwards, accompanied by a translator in American Sign Language.
RWTC also was accepting memberships from any guests interested in joining. They also thanked everyone who donated and supported the event.