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Brief: Spring Into Summer Fashion Show to Benefit Artemis House

From left—hosts Karen Ryan and Michelle Bowles from Chico's, models Ann Streb, Renie Langan-Richie, Mary Pat Egan, Sandra Richie, Rachel Richie, Carleen Knauf, Marti Campo and makeup artist Robin Sailer.

From left—hosts Karen Ryan and Michelle Bowles from Chico's, models Ann Streb, Renie Langan-Richie, Mary Pat Egan, Sandra Richie, Rachel Richie, Carleen Knauf, Marti Campo and makeup artist Robin Sailer.

The OLGC Women’s Club hosted a Spring into Summer Fashion Show in DeSales Hall, located on the parish campus of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna Thursday, May 2. The clothing sponsor for the event was Chico’s of Reston Town Center. Chico’s provided the evening’s colorful spring and summer fashions which featured a dazzling line up of Women’s Club models wearing a number of different casual and formal looks for daytime and evening events.

During the show, co-hosts Karen Ryan, an OLGC parishioner and member of the Fashion Show Committee and Michelle Bowles, the store manager of Chico’s Reston location, provided fashion commentary. The two women kept the evening lively with their banter and by giving away a number of great door prizes throughout the evening. OLGC Women’s Club President and event planner Renie Langan-Richie said, “It’s a wonderful evening of fun, fashion and fellowship with the community and, at the same time, it is about helping out a great organization like the Artemis House. It is a very good feeling.”

Proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will be donated to the Artemis House, Fairfax County’s only emergency shelter for families and individuals fleeing domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking. Artemis House Director Laly Goodmote attended and spoke to the crowd of over 100 during the show’s intermission about the work that the Artemis House is doing in Fairfax County to support victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Several local businesses, including The Palm Restaurant, the Dandelion Patch, Vienna’s Whole Foods and The Fresh Market, Vienna Inn, Massage Envy, Maplewood Grill, Norm’s Beer & Wine and Donatos Pizza donated door prizes for drawings throughout the evening. OLGC Parishioner Robin Sailer, an executive sales director for Mary Kay, provided makeup for each of the models.

For more information about the Artemis House, go to: http://www.shelterhouse.org/Programs/Artemis-House.html.