JustWorld International’s STRUT Fashion Show makes for a stylishly good time
High season in Wellington means so many (many many many) events, and so little time. There’s still a whole three weeks to go, and it’s already hard to keep one’s head above water. But during the first weekend in March, rest assured that On the Line tried.
In the midst of the madness, I stopped in for a little fun at the JustWorld International STRUT Fashion Show at WEF on Saturday night. After Nations Cup night, before the big Sunday grand prix, and right after Paul O’Shea cleared a whopping Puissance wall, a dozen or so well-known riders took over the transformed Wellington Club at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and walked the gauntlet runway in front of a sea of smiling faces.
(Sidenote – incredibly, this was the second fashion show I’d been to in the space of a week. Dyer Equestrian held its own fashion show the week before, also at WEF before the Saturday grand prix. On the Line is feeling more fashionable by the day.)
Horseware Ireland sponsored the event, and proceeds benefitted the incredible efforts of JustWorld. In addition to tickets sold from a packed house, two handsome riders were auctioned off to the audience – a date with show jumper Daniel Zetterman went for $600 and ten-goal polo player Mike Azarro was claimed for $1,000!
The fashions of Der Dau, Asmar, Ariat, Goode Rider, LeFash, Pikeur, Zest, the Pessoa Collection, GPA, Grand Prix, Skiffington, Dyer Equestrian and Sofie Belgium Botique all graced the backs and backsides of the rider/models. Don’t you wish you were there….
All photos ©Christina Gray Designs. Visit the website of Christina Gray Designs to find out more about this talented West Coast photographer, graphic designer, and friend of On the Line!