Staff and residents prepare for the St Andrews fashion parade.
Staff and residents prepare for the St Andrews fashion parade.

91-year-old to strut the catwalk for St Andrews

RESIDENTS and staff from St Andrews Lutheran Aged Care, at Tallebudgera, are excitedly preparing for their first in-house fashion parade.

Around 12 residents will take to the catwalk for the event on tomorrow, October 22, modelling outfits by fashion company Veducci and hats, bags and gloves by vintage label seller Boutique Deja Vu.

All of the 'models' will have their make-up provided free-of-charge by local Nutrimetics representative Karen Powyer, adding an extra touch of glamour to the day for residents.

St Andrews creative programs coordinator Jess Spooner said as well as being a day of fun, the fashion parade would fill a very practical need for those residents who found it difficult to shop for clothes.

"Getting to the shop and navigating the whole changing room situation can be a daunting prospect for some of our residents so this event takes away some of those restrictions by bringing outfits into their home and allowing them to shop in comfort," Ms Spooner said.

Resident Ellen Harris, 91, who has put her hand up to model, said she was looking forward to her first catwalk experience.

"I'll try my best to give them all a bit of a giggle," she said.

The 1pm event, which will be open to the public, will also feature a hat parade by children from the nearby Little Saints early education centre who have been making decorated hats in a series of workshops with St Andrews residents.

Calico carry bags decorated with artwork by residents will also be paraded on the catwalk by their creators.

Tickets for the event are $8 for adults and $2 for children and can be pre-purchased from St Andrews reception by phoning 07 5576 3559.

Entry includes sparkling wine and finger food.


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