Thank you Wendy for this platform that gives us, women over fifty, the opportunity to spread our wings and fly in a way we would not be able to do in our every day lives. This experience, in May and yesterday, has added so much value to my life. I have learned how to have fun and take risk with fashion authenticity.
It was such a pleasure meeting like minded and like spirited women. What a joy sharing such positive energy. Love you all, God Bless you and have a safe and enjoyable holiday!!!
This was an unforgettable experience for me as I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to walk down a fashion runway, plus working with such top professionals as; Wendy Packer from Fashion Over Fifty who organized the fashion show; Mark David Carter from Chicago Metro Salon Pro, the runway coach, and John Liptak from Bloomingdale’s who chose the clothing and accessories, and also the makeup people and hair stylists. Everyone was so helpful and positive to work with,
I have always suffered from shyness and stage fright and was amazed afterward to realize I walked down the runway without one thought of fear crossing my mind. I enjoyed making eye contact with the audience – with special thanks to the runway coach, Mark David Carter for his personal help and training in this area. I truly enjoyed the runway experience and overcame the stage fright and shyness which always held me back when I was younger. My thighs were very sore from rehearsing, using muscles you never use. The top, front part of your thighs really get a heavy workout! Traveling to Bloomingdale’s, the Gold Coast area and Lyric Opera during rush hour trafﬁc was a challenge, but I must say overall the experience was absolutely wonderful and I am so glad I participated! Saturday, May 9th was one special day to remember forever and thanks especially to all the people that helped make my day so fantastic. This is truly the “icing on the cake” for me. I look forward to participating in future events and also keeping in contact with all the fabulous ladies that participated in the fashion show.
Another successful show! It is a pleasure to be counted as a fabulouswoman over ﬁfty…..Mark was wonderful giving us poise and conﬁdence tobe “on stage”……we all can learn to stand tall and walk with a selfassuredness that our success and wisdom has earned………John, asalways, knows what shows us off ….he knows his stuff and is so much funto be with that it makes shopping, which I personally don’t enjoy, a goodexperience….I actually purchased some of the items that were selected forme. The media, the designers and the marketing people really need tohave a better understanding of what we bring to the table. We still maintainour intelligence, our strengths, our good ethics and our power in both thebusiness world and our personal lives. You are working hard to retain thepower that we have and are trying to inﬂuence the younger women to useus as role models. If I can be of any help in this quest please feel free tocall upon me……I hope you remember me for the fall fashioned show aswell!
Same here. I am very fortunate to have met all of you strong, conﬁdent,inspirational women and to be part of this unbelievable needed cause.Wendy, you are brilliant and your drive motivates and inspires each of us!Thank you to Mark, John, Wendy and the Women for this wonderfulmemory and participation in this cause.I think I can say on behalf of the women, Wendy, if you need help with thecontinued initiative, I and others would br more than willing to engage andparticipate in however we can assist to grow the initiative. Fashion OverFifty will continue to grow and gain exposure and rollout countrywide!Wendy…again, you are brillant!Thank you all and would love to get together as a group at some point thissummer.Mark, John….you both are fantastic and so skilled in your respectivetalents. Thank you for the tips, your sparkling personalities and sense ofhumor!Have a wonderful summer and would love to walk in any runway showsanyone puts together! So fun!Good health and happiness to you all,
The Fashion Over Fifty experience was wonderful. All the time spentpreparing with Wendy, Mark, John and the make-up team and the ladieshelping us dress were so sweet and encouraging. The time we all spenttogether was extremely special. It seemed in such a short period of time wewere able to bond on a level that was amazing. Everyone look beautiful.We lifted each other up and the energy we created gave us a collectivecourage to step out and show our true selves and I am honored havingbeen a part of it with you all. Hope to see you all soon. Enjoy your day and God Bless You all.
Wow! I love the crescendo of responses and so agree with all of them!Modeling at the Bloomie’s show was a great experience. I still smile fromthe fun we all had and how quickly all of us wanted to ensure everyone didwell. I too hope our paths cross again and look forward to connectingagain. Thank you Wendy and John for adding to my ‘over 70’ skill sets andfor being so generous with you expertise and outlook. I am grateful, too,for working with all of you as everyone seemed to know we wantedexcellence but were not clouding it with the need for perfection. What a gift!My best to you all,
Hi Wendy and all, Thank you Wendy for giving me this great opportunity to assist you as a model in the show today. Walking down the runway felt great when I began to focus on the people who came to see the show. Each one looked so happy for me I wanted to do a good job. It made me forget about me being nerves and made me to connect by smiling back at them.Thought you did a wonderful job remembering who everyone was and especially when someone told me to be second. I was quite surprised myself. Because i thought i had lots of time before i had to appear on that runway. It all worked out. Everyone looked so beautiful and professional. John and Mark really knew how to get things done and we’re very encouraging and helpful. I loved their sense of humor. They made it fun to be there. Thank you Wendy again for your special kindness and I look forward to working with you and all in the near future. Hugs