Fun, Fashion and Philanthropy at Shell Point’s 9th Annual Fashion Show
Shell Point partnered with Bell Tower Shops to show off 90 of the newest spring and summer fashions from such stores as Talbots, Saks Fifth Avenue, Brodeur Carvell, Caché, Island Living, Draper’s & Damon’s, Swim ‘N Sport, Patchington, Trader Rick’s, and Francesca’s Collections.
“The Shell Point Fashion Show has always been a popular event for our residents and guests, and this year’s attendance beat all of our previous records,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of sales and marketing for the non-profit community. “We make a special effort to ensure that the show is ‘ageless’ as we use volunteer models from all walks of life. Our youngest model was 10, and our oldest model was in her mid-70s. We showed clothing for every age group and all figure types so everyone in the audience was able to relate and enjoy the fashions.”
Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch while previewing the beautiful fashions from Bell Tower Shops, which included a variety of spring and summer looks, cruise and resort styles, casual day and evening wear, plus updated looks for the office. In addition to the spring fashions displayed during the show, more than 130 door prizes lined the stage and were given away throughout the afternoon. Members of the audience won unique items or gift certificates donated by numerous local businesses throughout the area. Each guest at the fashion show also received a gift bag filled with special items, discount coupons, and thank you gifts.
“In addition to the many door prizes, we had four special prizes donated by The Salon and Spa at Shell Point,” said Schneider. Robyn Church, manager of the salon, gave away four beautiful purses filled with a variety of spa and salon items, plus free hair products, and gift certificates for services.
“A special boutique for guests to shop at before and after the show was a popular attraction,” she said. Local vendors offered exquisite items, including unique purses and jewelry, for guests to browse and purchase.
“Each year we enjoy seeing examples of whatever the most popular trends are for the upcoming spring and summer months,” said Schneider. “This year, we saw several strong trends that were well-suited to our Florida climate and location. Featured trends for Spring 2013 included the return of Bermuda shorts, bright floral prints, and stripes in all colors and sizes.
“This year’s fashion show truly lived up to its name, Fight of Fancy, in every way,” concluded Schneider. “The stage décor and birdcage table centerpieces were decked out in floral finery and silk butterflies, and the fashions ranged from sophisticated to whimsical. Plus, we raised $16,000 for the Aquatic Center. We couldn’t have asked for better results, and I think our attendees agreed!”
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.