Mothers and daughters enjoy fashion show

Madeline Kennedy

While many people spend Halloween weekend dressed as witches or goblins, a group of students traded goofy costumes for the latest local fashions during the annual Funky to Formal fashion show, luncheon, and boutique on October 30. This annual event attracted hopeful models and frugal shoppers alike, creating an enjoyable environment for all who attended.

Local boutiques set up shop a couple hours before the fashion show, allowing ample time for shoppers to look around. Their booths offered versatile shopping opportunities for all who attended, including handbags, mittens, and jewelry, many of which were featured during the fashion show. Boutique styles ranged from the comfy athletic wear of Lululemon to the classy dresses of il Vostro Boutique, allowing something for all tastes.

While many people were still browsing boutiques in the hallway, models congregated behind the runway in anticipation of the beginning of the fashion show. Although being in a fashion show may seem stressful, junior Anna Cron, third year Funky to Formal model said, “It’s just a great laid back experience.”

Many of the stores, such as Mainstream Boutique or Local Motion, not only gave these girls a modeling experience, but an opportunity to save some cash. “You get discounts at the store you model [for],” said junior Anna Slayton. This allowed these girls to buy their high fashion outfits for a not-so-high-fashion price, which was appreciated by daughters and parents alike.

Many girls had other reasons for participating rather than discounts on their outfits. “It’s fun to be a model for a day,” said junior Glynnis Forsberg. Freshman Bridgit Flom also said that, “It’s fun to do with the girls.”

As always, Funky to Formal was thoroughly enjoyed by all, and is expected to make an appearance again next year.