On November 7th, Magnolia’s Boutique held a fall fashion show at Petite on Main and it was a delightful affair. Held in two evening sessions that accommodated about 70 people, Adrienne Velardi, owner of Magnolia’s Boutique, presented her fall fashion line of beautiful, free trade, natural fiber clothing, along with a new cosmetic line called Beauty Counter, which promotes make-up and skin care products manufactured free of harmful toxins.
Petite’s owner, Chef, Lucas Muehlenweg served his usual wonderful faire, beginning with an assortment of local organic cheeses with apple and fresh grapes on each table, along with his delicious cheese crepe chips, all for munching while fashions were being modeled. Following the show, crepe hors d’ouerves of Salmon with chive sour cream, spinach mushrooms and goat cheese, and chocolate with cookie butter were passed. Elegance abounded in this little gem of a restaurant that was the perfect venue for this lovely event.
As Adrienne narrated, her models passed among the tables wearing selections from some of Adrienne’s favorite design houses; all either American made or made by manufacturers that produce their garments according to Free Trade standards. The clothing ranged from casual cotton sweaters and jeans to lovely easy wear dresses. Every model looked fabulous. Dresses flowed with the addition of hand painted silk jackets, all with great movement and available at her store for any dressy occasions coming up this holiday season. Tunics and tapestry fabric coats were stunning and memorable and most everything was washable! Layers were highlighted with a crinkle cotton line from Chalet that is wearable all year long. Colors were rich, deep and dense. Fabrics were soft and comfortable; designs simple and elegant, and totally wonderful. Magnolia’s specializes in fashions that are clearly flattering to every figure.
The fashions presented were punctuated with jewelry made with gold, silver and real stones. None of the pieces were overly expensive, but all had great flair…especially a new line of magnetic pins that pack a lot of punch and don’t leave unwanted holes in your favorite garment. Scarves and pashimas were evident throughout, in various colors and textures.
Magnolia’s Boutique fashion show at Petite offered those in attendance a 20% off coupon not only for these two establishments, but for Little Red Bakeshop, The Annex Florist, The Book Cove and the Yarn & Craft Box through November 11. This event was nicely planned and executed, and was a great start to the holiday season
Magnolia’s Boutique is located at 30 Charles Coleman Boulevard in Pawling, New York, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Petite on Main is at 10 East Main Street in Pawling.
Monday – Wednesday – Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm