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Club Alps lines up the runway for Madrid 2007 Pure Fashion Show
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Showcasing Beauty Inside and Out


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 and courageous.

“I am very nervous,” a flushed, fifteen year old Claudia Ribagorda fought back her butterflies, “I have never done anything like this,” she confessed.

It seemed 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.

The girls carried themselves with a strong security: “you don’t have to be beautiful on the outside to be beautiful on
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.
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 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.

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.

This year’s 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.

In early 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
True beauty comes in all sizes, as these three smiling Pure Fashion models will tell you.
True beauty comes in all sizes, as these three smiling Pure Fashion models will tell you.
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.

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.


PUBLICATION DATE: 2007-05-13


 
 

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