I spent a wonderful afternoon emceeing the Fashion Flair show with the beautiful Mrs. Hennepin County, Larissa Olphiant. We started the event with a wonderful lunch by the Lookout Bar and Grill – very tasty! It was nice to talk with people in the community and the models that were going to be in the show.
Larissa and I took turns introducing the models. There were 27 models and we introduced their outfits, the model themselves and any interesting facts about them. For instance, Shelley crochets sleeping mats for the homeless – bless her. The women looked absolutely beautiful and there were even a couple of men working the runway too. There was one model that had recently lost 139 pounds and was exciting to participate in the show. It takes a lot of courage to get up in front of everyone and be stared at – sound familiar? Lol! They all did fabulous!
One of my favorite looks was a sleek red and black dress. It was so timeless and classy. It was one of those looks you could see a young professional in or even an older grandma and it would look amazing on both individuals. I also loved how every detail of the outfits was planned out from the glasses to the earrings to the purses. It was very impressive!
Throughout the show, tips from some of the store employees were presented. We got to see how you take a “day” look into a “night” look just by changing a sweater or top or even a scarf! It was very creative and made me think twice about how I can start to utilize some of my items of clothing more productively. Such fun!!
Mrs. Minnesota International 2015