Shepherd’s Helps Youville Grads Prepare for Fashion Show

November 4th, 2013

On Monday, October 7th, six lucky Youville Centre graduates got the chance to try on some glamourous gowns at Shepherd’s Fashions! In preparation for our long running fashion show fundraiser with Marlene Shepherd (which was on October 22), our alumnae tried on cocktail dresses and formal evening wear, all in an effort to choose the perfect outfit in which to walk the runway at the event.


Marlene gets a dress ready for one of our alumnae.

Adding a special fashion show finale where Youville Centre grads would proudly model in the show was an idea we had been working on for a while, and once we had chosen our alumnae models, Marlene Shepherd generously offered to dress them for the fashion show.

Clarissa and CindyYouville Centre graduate and current Child Development Program Coordinator, Clarissa, selects a dress with the help of Youville Centre’s Executive Director, Cindy Simpson.

After our grads chose a dress, it was time to accessorize, and Marlene and her team graciously helped our Youville alumnae pick the perfect earrings, bracelets and necklaces to go with their dresses.

AmandaYouville alumna Amanda found a dress that she loved right away!

 It was a chance to get dressed up and have fun with fashion, and an opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and get to know other Youville Centre grads from over the years. Many thanks to Marlene and her team for being so generous!


Stay tuned to the blog for more news and photos from our recent fashion show!