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Fantastic evening of top fashion and designs

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

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A VILLAGE hall near Ashbourne was recently transformed for a night of high fashion and fund-raising fun.

The members of Hulland and District Women’s Institute held the evening fashion show at Hulland Ward and District Millennium Village Hall on Monday.

The show was held to raise funds for the group, and was attended by more than 120 people, with ages ranging from eight to 90.

The show director, Simon Dean, began by introducing the two models for the night, Pippa and Tracey, and explained to the guests the format of the show.

The outfits worn by the models were described in detail as they walked down the runway, and guests had the opportunity to see each piece up close, and feel the material.

If anyone wanted to try on the outfits later they simply had to raise their hand to indicate interest and they would be handed their size and chosen colour.

Outfits came from High Street stores - Regatta, Marks and Spencers, British Home Stores, Drumm, Laura Ashley, Austin Reed, Wallis, Debenhams, New Look, Hobbs and Planet.

President of the WI group, Kath Horsley, later announced the winning raffle numbers, which were drawn out by Heather Westerman, with prizes including several bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates, pots of flowers, and luxury items.

Kath Horsley said: “The show was a sell-out and it was lovely to receive so much support from the many ladies who travelled some distance as well as those closer to home. In fact, it has exceeded our expectations so much that already we have booked Simon Dean for next year!”

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