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The stage at Theatre Three became a catwalk for local business owners and residents this weekend for the first annual Vogue in the Village Fashion Show.
Presented by the Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and Fedora Lounge Boutique Hair Salon, nearly 40 people strutted their stuff to show off some of the village’s latest trends. Volunteer makeup artists and hair stylists helped the models get ready beforehand, and several stores donated clothes, accessories and shoes all for a good cause.
“I was looking for a fun way for the village to get together,” said Kristine Murillo, owner of the Fedora Lounge.
Murillo said the $20 ticket fee would go back into the chamber.
Along with local business owners and their employees taking the stage — like Tabu Boutique, Skin Med Spa, the Amazing Olive, the Fox and Own Inn, Spice and Tea Exchange, Ivory & Main and the East End Shirt Company (just to name a few) — there were several other surprises.
Indu Kaur, owner of the Curry Club @ SaGHAR and the Meadow Club, was joined by others for a colorful dance performance and Fetch Doggy Boutique & Bakery kicked off the show with Yorkie in the season’s latest trends (plus, they’re for adoption, too, from Yorkie 911).
Before the 7 p.m. show on Sunday, April 23, sponsors and other shop owners hosted a small vendors fair for people looking to shop and browse.
“Seeing local businesses team up with the chamber of commerce, the local theatre and even a couple of village officials go to show that teamwork can create a fun and positive experience for all,” said Port Jefferson Trustee Kathianne Snaden, who also modeled with her daughter in the show. “I’m proud to be a part of this event and proud of our community.”
Photos by Julianne Mosher