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Jewish Pavilion fashion show was a 'runway success'

 

April 19, 2019

Friends of the Jewish Pavilion president Marlene Adler (right) presents Spring into Fashion Show honoree Brenda Fisher Wetmore with a gift of framed Judaic art.

More than 100 women enjoyed a morning of food, fashion and fun at the annual Jewish Pavilion Spring into Fashion show at Bloomingdale's department store in The Mall at Millenia on April 9. Volunteer models walked the runway dressed in the latest trends for spring as Bloomingdale's public relations manager Jennifer Bentson offered advice on mixing and matching, accessorizing, and wardrobe must-haves for the season.

The morning began with a mimosa brunch, generously sponsored by the event's honoree, Brenda Fisher Wetmore, and catered by Bagel King. Patrons and benefactors of the event enjoyed front row seating and were entered in a raffle for an array of stellar prizes such as Disney tickets and a 1-week dream vacation.

The always fashionably dressed Fisher Wetmore also served as a runway model at the event. Prior to the runway show, Fisher Wetmore was introduced by Friends of the Jewish Pavilion president Marlene Adler, who praised Fisher Wetmore's many contributions as a member of that group of devoted Pavilion supporters. Jewish Pavilion Board President Faye Novick thanked guests for coming as well as Bloomingdale's for donating 10 percent of the proceeds from purchases made by fashion show attendees.

Shown here are volunteer runway models (l-r): Jane Edelstein, event chair Marci Gaeser, Jo Fisher, Brenda Altus, honoree Brenda Fisher Wetmore, Susie Stone, Sharon Littman, Alison Polejes, Carina Gerscovich, Joan Sussman and Shari Klafter.

Among the trends that Bentson described are monochromatic neutrals-and also their opposite: neon bright colors. Polka dots, bright orange and animal prints (including snakeskin) are also hot looks this season. Accessories featuring natural elements, such as raffia, bamboo and shells, or bright metallics help complete the looks.

The Spring into Fashion show raised money to fund the Jewish Pavilion's many programs for Jewish seniors in living facilities throughout Greater Orlando. It is the first in a trio of entertaining spring events for Jewish Pavilion supporters. Next up is the Pavilion Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 5, at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Course-visit JewishPavilion.org/2019-golf-tournament for more information or to sign up for the tournament and/or luncheon. Tournament proceeds benefit the Pavilion's Orlando Senior Help Desk. Following that is a Citrus Club Cocktail Party on Monday, June 3, benefitting the Jewish Pavilion. Attendees will mingle with other Orlando professionals at the opulent downtown club and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a drink for a $15 donation; for more information, contact the Pavilion office at 407-678-9363.

 

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