Photos by Joanne Schuetzl


I really should get out more often!

Photo - St Thomas Fashion Show Food and 150 Napkins

I was giddy with delight to attend this event in the village of Brooklin, Ontario. It was a celebration of Canada 150, our country’s 150th birthday since confederation. 

Photo - St Thomas Fashion Show Model in Grey

Photo - St Thomas Fashion Show Model Rosie

It was — of all things — a fashion show.  (I say that because I haven’t been to one in decades.) The models were almost all people I know, from their 30’s to …. well, I didn’t dare ask!

Photo - St Thomas Fashion show Model Helen in lovely outfit

Photo - St Thomas Fashion Show Model and Escort John wear Red and Black

There were a few men in the audience. Some were in the show, escorting the models, looking happy and debonair.

Photo - St Thomas Fashion show Sally and Escort Andrew

Photo - St Thomas Fashion Show Sharon2

Photo - St. Thomas fashion show model in green top

Photo - St Thomas Fashion show Model Lynn

This elegant fundraiser was organized by the women and men of St. Thomas’ Anglican (our family church) in the village. 

Photo - St thomas Fashion show Model in Black and White

The clothes are from “Connie’s” in the village and the team, led by Nancy and Sharon, did a great job. 

Photo - St Thomas Fashion Show Model in T-shirt

The woman below is our priest, Canon Claire Wade. A star in last year’s show, she chose observer status this year. (And still looks stylish!)

Photo - st Thomas Fashion Show Canon Claire

The photo below is with friends and it’s one of the few times I wasn’t eating. The food was delicious. (Did I say that before?)

Photo - St Thomas Fashion show 4 Wimmen

Unfortunately, I had to leave early. But I ate a lot, applauded a lot, wished I could afford to buy several of the outfits, and totally enjoyed myself.  What more could a person ask?

Congrats, Nancy and Sharon!



Filed under A Good Home, Canada 150, Fall Fashion

35 responses to “SO FASHIONABLE, DAHLING!

  1. Maybe you could be a model in the next one?

    • Yup, I’d be the only one limping along with my cane! They did ask me and I thought it was time for a disabled person to join a fashion show, but then I broke my good leg. I’ve had to explain that I really wanted to take part, and I didn’t break my good leg on purpose!

  2. What a wonderful community event, Cynthia! Thank you for sharing Canada’s 150th birthday party with your readers. You should be a model in the next one!

  3. Looks like a fabulous community event Cynthia!

  4. Everyone looks so fab. What a lovely event ❤

  5. What fun! Congratulations to Canada. You looked quite fashionable even if you did not model!

  6. Fabulous, dahling. What a great way to celebrate 150 years of Canada.

  7. Where’s the bolly darling! Looks like great fun. Glad you had fun! 😉

  8. Now that’s what I declare a classy occasion. Thanks for sharing your fun with us. (Well, it would’ve been even nicer if we tasted the yummies.😋)

  9. Murtagh's Meadow

    I think fashion charity shows are a great idea, especially when the models are ‘normal’ people, not super models we see in magazines etc. My friends does one every year for a hospice she works for and it is always a great success..

  10. Wonderful,dahling, looks like fun.

  11. Laurie Graves

    Looks like it was a lot of fun!

  12. What a fun way to raise money! Everyone does look so elegant and happy! Congratulations Canada!

  13. Looks like a fun time Cynthia. Reminds me how I do need to get out more often too! 🙂

  14. Looks like great fun…everyone so happy and friendly and yes, the food looks wonderful!! 😀😀

  15. Great photos of beautiful ladies!

  16. Isn’t it amazing what breaking out of your routine will do? Even if it’s just a short respite? So glad you enjoyed yourself!

  17. A beautiful and up lifting show for Canada birthday . You did a great report.
    Love ❤

  18. Mahvelous, simply mahvelous! Looks like a fun time! Love some of those outfits! 😀

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