Clothes and kaf­tans on show

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

RACKS of pre-loved cloth­ing, hand­bags and shoes and a stun­ning fash­ion show fea­tur­ing the lat­est range of Molly Kaf­tans were among the high­lights of the Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days cloth­ing swap on Satur­day.

Women were de­lighted with the range of new and vin­tage cloth­ing op­tions with all in at­ten­dance pick­ing up some great bar­gains on the day.

The event was hosted by Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days mem­ber An­nie Cleghorn and Molly Kaf­tans owner Jo Smer­don who wanted to give lo­cals a chance to clean out their wardrobes while rais­ing funds for the Whit­sun­day Cri­sis and Coun­selling Ser­vice. Ms Cleghorn said a to­tal of $580 was raised at the Zonta clothes swap event.

“It was a fun day and both Jo and I were thrilled to host an event that raised money for a cause that was close to our hearts,” she said.

New to the event this year was the ad­di­tion of men’s cloth­ing which proved pop­u­lar with guests.

The fash­ion show of lo­cal hand-made silk kaf­tans was another ma­jor high­light.

Ms Smer­don was de­lighted with the suc­cess of her first fash­ion show. “I sold four kaf­tans on the day and re­ceived four more or­ders which is re­ally pos­i­tive and I’m def­i­nitely look­ing for­ward to host­ing another fash­ion show in the Whit­sun­days in the near fu­ture,” she said.

The Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days will also be sup­port­ing the Re­claim the Night march against sex­ual vi­o­lence on Fri- day, Oc­to­ber 25. Com­mu­nity mem­bers want­ing to par­tic­i­pate are to meet at the com­mu­nity mar­ket space in Air­lie Beach for a 6.15pm start.

SUM­MER FASH­ION: Molly Kaf­tans owner Jo Smer­don was joined by An­nie Cleghorn and model Lynette Corne as she pre­pared for her first fash­ion show which was held in con­junc­tion with the Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days clothes swap fundraiser on Satur­day.

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