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IHA Fashion Show 2019: An Inside Look

Immaculate Heart Academy’s annual fashion show took place on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Florentine Gardens in River Vale. The girls dressed up in a wide variety of outfits, wearing styles from renowned fashion lines like Lord & Taylor and Kristin Dahl Boutique. IHA models, accompanied by escorts from neighboring boy’s schools, walked down the runway in casual attire, as well as gowns fit for a prom queen. However, what makes this event unique is that it serves not only as a day for the IHA community to come together, but also as a fundraiser with many baskets to be raffled off.

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Members of the Immaculate Heart Academy community coming together to proudly represent their school in the Fashion Show. Photo Courtesy of Mike Hamlet Photography.

Now for an insider’s perspective on the show, model Alyssa Quicosa’19, elaborates on her experience:

Q: Was this your first time modeling?

A: Yes. 

Q: What were you wearing? How did you get ready?

A: I arrived at the Florentine Gardens about an hour before rehearsal started. I decided to do a pretty ornate eye look. I did a rose-gold smoky eye with gold eyeliner lining my crease and black liner on the bottom. We had to do our hair and makeup before we put on the dresses so that we wouldn’t ruin them. The dresses, of course, were pretty expensive, and I don’t really need this type of a gown. My dress had a long floral print skirt that was sort of translucent with a black halter top with a bow that tied around the waistline.

Q: How did you feel once you were walking down the runway?

A: It was kind of awkward walking with a guy I didn’t know, and I was afraid of tripping over the bottom of my dress because it was pretty long. But overall, I still put on a smile and showed off my look pretty confidently. I mean how hard could walking down the runway for 30 seconds be?

Q: For those that might want to participate next year, would you recommend it?

A: It was definitely a fun experience to get ready with all my friends and classmates. I wish I could do it all over again.

The IHA Fashion Show is truly an experience you won’t want to miss.

A very special thanks to Mrs. Beth Garrigan’76 for hosting this wonderful event.

By; Katalina de Leon ’19

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