LAKE COMO, NJ - On September 21st I had the pleasure to organize, together with Rosa Davis, our first Jersey Shore Fashion Show. The event took place on the
Rosa explained the motivation behind this idea: “We wanted to do something for the community, to bring together small businesses from the
Preparing for the Jersey Shore Fashion Show
It was indeed a joint community effort. We picked beautiful girls and women from the
From down the street in Belmar, we had JLynn’s Boutique. Its owner Jaimie Hardell said that “besides Chris & Rosa doing a fabulous job coordinating the entire event, I think it was an excellent way to promote local businesses while everyone gets a chance to network with all kinds of business types.”
Nearby Manasquan was represented by Rare Cargo, who came with a big crew, including some of the spunkiest models on the catwalk. FYB Boutique from
The “youngest” shop in the line-up was the new Uphoria in Little Silver. Tina Montanez opened it just over a month ago and was excited to show off her line at our fashion show. In her own words: “being a brand new boutique in Little Silver, the Jersey Shore Fashion Show was not only an amazing experience, but a great way to get to know local business owners around Monmouth County for a great cause”.
Runway models at the Jersey Shore Fashion Show
Besides promoting local businesses, the show seemed to spark interest in modelling for many girls. Lisa Coleman is glad to have “finally experienced [her] life time dream of walking the fierce runway” and is looking forward to more shows. Cathy Ruggiero was equally excited: “A great event for a great cause with great people! Finally got to the catwalk!”. And realtor Joanna Shearer gave props to the entire team that helped the event: “Walking the runway was fun but the real experience was behind the scenes. In only short couple hours, we met great team of hair dressers and make up artists and made some wonderful new connections. I found out about amazing boutiques I didn’t know existed and met their wonderful owners.”
Now the plan for the future is to continue this and organize fashion shows for every season. We know shore businesses definitely need the exposure in the off-season and we want to do whatever we can to help everyone. Below you can see the event producers celebrating the success of tonight’s event.
We also have to look forward to a feature movie about the preparations and the behind the scenes work of producing the fashion show, coming from Atlantic Highlands-based company Reaction 1 Media.
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