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The Second Annual Art of Fashion…San Miguel Style!

By Mary Norquist

If you love fashion, enjoy a party, and want to support young women in their quest for education, join Mujeres en Cambio for The Second Annual Art of Fashion … San Miguel Style! event on October 22. Six local designers are presenting their latest accessory designs for your shopping pleasure. We’ll be serving appetizers, wine, and, after the runway show, desserts. Your ticket includes food and one glass of wine. There will also be a no-host bar from which all the proceeds benefit Mujeres en Cambio.

A Benefit for Mujeres en Cambio
Thu, Oct 22, 4-6:30pm
Casa de la Noche
Órganos 19
300 pesos, includes one drink, appetizers, show, and shopping
Available at La Conexión, Aldama 3; and Café Monet
La Biblioteca, Insurgentes 25
Casa de la Noche, Organos 19
And Sindashi, Hernández Macias 83A

The star of the show this year is Angela Nasta, owner and creator of Sindashi designs. All of her clothing is handmade and hand-painted right here in San Miguel de Allende using local artisans and seamstresses to complete these fabulous designs. Nasta is continually creating new looks in dresses, capes, pants, skirts, tops, jackets, and so much more. You can visit her showroom at Hernández Macias 83A, and if you don’t find the perfect thing in your size, ask Angela to custom-make it for you.

The models for this show are all volunteers who either head up or are involved with other local nonprofits. To name a few: Maia Williams, executive director, Literary Sala; Susan Neulist, director, Libros Sin Fronteras; and Lynn Wiesburg, the SPA. Other models include Ivy del Pozzo, Barbara Poole, Cristina Gamez, Shannon Hosford, Beth Rosener, and many more.


Accompanying the runway show will be one of Mexico’s new young tenors who also will play the violin during the show. Alan Hernández de Guadalajara is gaining immense popularity in the Mexican operatic world, and we are so pleased to have him participate in this show.

We are thrilled that Barbara Poole, owner of Casa de la Noche, has once again offered us the use of her event center, the White Lantern Garden. It’s a warm and inviting space and we’ll be using both the interior and the outdoor sala, which features a large fireplace. It’s in this area that Sindashi and the accessory designers will be set up to show and sell their creations before and after the runway show. You don’t want to miss seeing this array of outstanding fashion, so come prepared to mingle with friends old and new, enjoy appetizers and wine, and shop, shop, shop!

Mujeres en Cambio is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to underserved young women in and around the San Miguel area. We are currently supporting more than 150 young women in secondary and university. Mujeres is an all-volunteer organization so there are no staff costs; 97 percent of all funds raised go to our girls.


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