Madrid 2007 Pure
Fashion Show: A serendipitous evening filled with high fashion, open-smiles
and true beauty.
It had the feel of a Paris
runway, but its models were from a new generation. The
Alps Girl’s Club of Spain held its second Pure Fashion
Show las March. The event was aimed at forming women
from the ages of 14-17 years old to be bold
“I am very nervous,” a flushed, fifteen
year old Claudia Ribagorda fought back her butterflies, “I have
never done anything like this,” she confessed.
that each girl feared falling victim to a slippery catwalk:
the ultimate fashion show faux pas. However each girl had
prepared vigoursly for the benefit, attending seminars on their external
personal care, makeup and healthy dieting as well as on
their internal spiritual formation centering on prayer and charity work
such as visiting retirement homes. These young women understood that
their physical appearance should be a reflection of their inner-spiritual
life. Cristina Uceda learned how “to put on makeup, be
discrete, not to be empty, to care about others but
not to care of what others think.” The Fashion show
creatively merged style with social and spiritual responsibility.
girls carried themselves with a strong security: “you don’t have
to be beautiful on the outside to be beautiful on
the inside,” stated a proud fourteen-year-old Jennifer Montes Martin. This
apostolate taught the girls that external beauty has meaning only
if it corresponds to personal belief and internal beauty.
|In the moments before the fashion show, the ladies of Club Alps distributed material about the club"s mission trip to Mexico and summer camp in Avila.|
The audience gave enthusiastic support as the models hit the
catwalk with a fierce energy, ruling the floor in their
flowing flower dresses. And while some of the girls prepped
their walk, others attended to the invitees, informing them of
the club’s plans for the summer: camps in Avila and
service trips to Mexico among other things. Initiatives like these
require a deeper social and formative understanding and compliment the
growth of everyone involved in the event.
expo was held at Madrid’s EuroBuilding Hotel and benefited regional
Catholic missionary work. The designers were delighted to contribute to
the benefit and honored to be involved in the event.
Coquelicot, Mob, Trucco and the Fantasy Company offered many chic
trends for the upcoming spring/summer season.
March, another Pure Fashion Show Expo was held in Seville
where the girls of Club Antares had the opportunity to
model alongside the former Miss Seville. The former pageant winner
shared her faith as well as her own personal techniques
and patented struts with the anxious girls. Composed of young
women from the local Catholic high-schools: the Highlands and the
Irish Institute, the Antares Club presented the spring/summer fashions of
Cuqui Castellanos, assistant to the famous flamenco designer of Pol
Nuñez. Gifts were supplied by Coca Cola, NH Hotels and
by members of the Antares Club.
|True beauty comes in all sizes, as these three smiling Pure Fashion models will tell you.|
The Pure Fashion
Shows are growing in popularity; local press increased awareness of
the girl’s efforts and gave rave reviews to Pure Fashion
and its successes throughout Spain.