Forget Milan. The hell with New York.
In 3 weeks, the place for fashionistas to be is Westport.
Our 2nd annual “Fashionably Westport” event kicks off March 31 in the Westport Library, with a high-end runway show (7:30 p.m.).
The next day (Friday, April 1), there’s a full day in-store activities and promotions, at downtown and Playhouse Square retailers and salons
It’s not just about beauty. The Westport Downtown Association event is a fundraiser for Project Return, the facility on North Compo Road that provides housing and support to young women.
But attendees will have plenty of fun. The Library runway show includes
cocktails by Don Memo, Tito’s, Tuck Gin, Don Julio, Gerard Bertrand wine from The Grapevine and light bites courtesy of Winfield Deli. Everyone gets a goodie bag too.
Spring and summer looks from 20 local retailers and salons will be featured. Models include Westport’s 3 selectwomen: Jen Tooker, Andrea Moore and Candice Savin.
The MC is Jenn Falik, the “Today Show” style and beauty expert — and a 1997 Staples High School graduate who has returned home to raise her family here.
Click here for tickets ($75, or $125 for VIP seating)
The in-store events and promotions the next day features pop-ups, trunk shows and giveaways.
Participating merchants include Middlemarch, WEST, Noya Jewelry Design, FRED, Marine Layer, Splash of Pink, Southern Tide, Cotelac, Barbour, Stephen Kempson London, Express Edit, Winged Monkey, Fleet Feet, The Plumed Serpent, Bobbles & Lace, Brochu Walker, 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, Scout and Molly’s, Great Stuff, Pure Salon and Artistex.