MORROW A green Grecian dress, or a glimmering silver-sequined dress?
A little something for a night on the town, or something nice to wear to church?
People who attend the Morrow Business and Tourism Association’s Fashionatta fundraiser this weekend will have plenty of styles to ogle, said Wendy Jackson, men’s department sales manager for the Southlake Mall Macy’s store. Macy’s is providing the clothing to be worn by models at Fashionatta.
There will be evening wear, casual wear, business casual outfits and business outfits. The designers range from Ralph Lauren, to Calvin Klein, to Xscape, to Ronni Nicole, to Alfani, to INC and Charter Club, said Jackson.
“The models came in for a fitting and whatever matched their personality — that’s what they’ll wear during the show,” she said.
“Fashionatta” will be held Sunday, at 3 p.m., at the Morrow conference center, 1180 Southlake Circle, in Morrow. Tickets can be purchased for $12 at the Morrow Tourism Center, 6475 Jonesboro Road, in Morrow, or at the event.
Twenty-one high-profile women from across Clayton County — ranging from judges, to business owners, to journalists — will serve as the models for the event.
Proceeds from “Fashionatta” will go to Clayton County Family Care, which works to help low-income families avoid homelessness. Clayton County Family Care Interim Executive Director Marie Barber said the group helps families pay their rent, mortgage and utility bills, while also providing educational opportunities to the families.
“Some of these efforts can’t be possible without financial donations,” said Barber. “Hopefully, there will be a large turnout because there are more people seeking help with their rent and utilities.”
Last year’s Fashionatta raised $6,400 for Clayton County Family Care and Morrow Business and Tourism Association President Mike Twomey said the goal is to raise at least that much this year as well.
Twomey said the event is designed to be an afternoon tea and runway fashion show, like the old “Fashionatta” runway show done by the old Rich’s store at Lenox Square Mall, in Atlanta.
“I want people to know there is some sophistication in Clayton County,” said Twomey.
In honor of Clayton County Family Care turning 60 this year, the fashion show will include a section where Parlor Beauty Retreat and Empire Beauty School will show off outfits they made which took inspiration from the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s and “Future.”
The school will give a $3,000 scholarship to the student whose outfit is deemed to be the best of the group, said Twomey.
Starbucks is providing beverages, Cookiegram of Georgia will provide a “Fashionatta” cookie, and Anne and Bill’s Restaurant will provide food for the event, said Twomey.