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Charity League’s fashion show is a hit

By Olivia Fortson
Olivia Fortson
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    Fashion show and silent auction chairwoman Janice Pollock with incoming Charity League president Nanine Hartzenbusch Fox.
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    Hampton Hale stole the show in this look from Magic Windows.
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    Young model Mary Gale Godwin in Lilly Pulitzer from Magic Windows.
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    - DANIEL COSTON
    Missy Pollock in a chic summer look from Coplon’s.
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    Diane Richardson in Oscar de la Renta from Coplon’s.

WSOC-TV anchor Natalie Pasquarella opened the Charity League of Charlotte’s 33rd annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction Luncheon by summing up why she keeps returning as the event’s emcee. “It’s one of my favorites because it’s a wonderful cause and it involves fashion,” she told the sold-out audience at Carmel Country Club.

Before everyone sat down to the runway show, guests had socialized and bid on hundreds of silent auction items. New this year was the brilliant idea to give guests a “buy it now” option that was meant to cut down on the long lines of guests paying at the end of the event while also raising the maximum amount of money for an item. With the option, you could pay the top suggested price and take it with you immediately. It was a hit.

Also a crowd favorite was young model Hampton Hale, son of member Christina Hale, when he walked the runway in an adorable outfit of a navy blazer, button down shirt and bow tie with shorts and suede Oxford shoes. Without prompting, he dramatically paused at the end of the catwalk and threw his little blazer over his shoulder like a pro. Too cute!

All the models looked amazing in designer clothes from Coplon’s on the women and cool and classic children’s clothes from Magic Windows. Carmen! Carmen! salon at Belk did the hair; the makeup was by Clinique.

The Charity League was founded in Charlotte in 1921 and its members continue to be some of the most caring women in our community. They work selflessly to fund the nonprofit’s programs that help Charlotte area children. Details: www.charityleagueofcharlotte.org.

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