Pooches strut their stuff at Humane Society tea and fashion show Naples Daily News
Football trainers sale football boots on sale both hilarious and sweet, adoptable pets and some novice models took to the runway together at the $100perperson Humane Society Naples Tea and Fashion Show Nov. 20.
The 11th annual event filled the Naples Hilton banquet room with 200 supporters and featured a collection of often petoriented silent auction items.
While circulating, wouldbe bidders paused to pet and snuggle up to the warm, fuzzy canine models carried about by volunteers. Some of the attendees were as much fun as the pets: Hudson Wachowich, a 4year old in a Polo Ralph Lauren shirt and brown moccasins, was a hit as he darted about with his granddad, “Boppy, in pursuit.
Few missed the PRP Wine International table for nips of a couple of whites and a red available only through private tastings and client events. Their auction donation included a sommelier kit with a “decantus” that decants wine when poured directly into glasses.
“This year has been about change, ” explained chairperson Holly Wachowicz, Hudson’s mother and also the party’s chair for the preceding two years. “I continue doing this for the Humane Society in order to help change animal lives,
She football boots on sale selected the theme, “Tea in the Tropics” and created the function room decor abundant orchids by Sweet Charity/Kimberley Speer Miller, tables and chairs “dressed” in pinkandgreen organza accents with goody bags in like colors. The tea menu ran football boots on sale from a garnished salad to tea sandwiches, berries with Creme Anglaise and scones with Devonshire cream. The accompanying kiwi wine was naturally tinged palest green.
Volunteer coordinator Leslie Logemann introduced both professional and volunteer models, coiffed by Philip Douglas Salon stylists and made up at football boots on sale Saks Fifth Avenue, and their furry charges. All applauded 10yearold Poinciana student Scarlett Colburn, who was among an assortment of models that included an FGCU student football trainers sale and veterinarian Anne Chauvet, who regularly shuttles between Naples and Sarasota.
The models were variously clad in striking, flirty dresses, pantsandblouse ensembles and a jumpsuit, all from Tickled Pink Boutique. When not showing off live pooches, they displayed enlarged images by Gina Stancel Photography of adoptable felines, since cats are less than gracious as live models.
The six canines, clad in fashions from Posh Paws and City Claws, were preceded by firefighter Michelle Delaney and her searchandrescue dog, Rena. Audience eyes misted as the orphan animals strode, rode or were carried along the runway with narrations of their distressing histories. But tears turned to cheers as three North Naples firefighters came out carrying the final canines. The department’s firstever charity calendar was unveiled at the event, and sales were brisk football boots on sale football trainers sale.