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Fabulous Forties Fashion Show and Gala

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The Wyndham Grand Ballroom Pittsburgh was transformed to a 1940's old Hollywood Theme for Dr. Shellie Hipsky's, Fabulous Forties Fashion Show and Gala, Saturday, July 28.

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Dr. Hipsky executed the event to perfection from an elegant VIP dinner with views of the city, to a fashion show and entertainment all to benefit the Homeless Children's Education Fund.

The always engaging Dan Burda, acted as the evenings Emcee, with fashions provided by Kelly's Kollections, and Beth Shari Designs.

Kelly Ventrice of Kelly's Kollection, 616 ½ Brookline Boulevard, fashioned the models in 1940's era dresses, including a beautiful black dress, with a low dip front complete with a rhinestones bar and a stunning red dress with a shear shoulder wrap. The styles were reminiscent of the time period featuring draping, embellishment, swing bottoms and color.

The evenings best dressed, Lana Neumeyer, in a stunning orange dress (with a signature feather hairpiece), also designed a fabulous black and white polka dot dress for the fashion show.

A special thank you to Carol Adams, who graciously provided me with information about The Homeless Children's Education Fund. The Fund was established to allow children experiencing homelessness the educational resources, guidance, and opportunities to launch them on the path of success in school and in life. As HCEF enters it's fifteenth year, they continue to provide volunteers, field trip grants, backpacks full of school supplies, and workshops. Please visit to learn more about the fund and to donate to this worthy cause.