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Designer brings fashions to South

By Bethany Aanderson/reporter

Spring into Fashion: Making Appearances Count began with a style show March 3 on South Campus.

Guests at the Women’s History Month luncheon saw the fashion designs of Carolyn Raab, CEO and owner of The Bridge Boutique, modeled by South students, faculty and senior citizen college representatives.

English instructor Lindsey Davis and English associate professor Iris Johnson model at South’s spring fashion show.
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“We chose Carolyn Raab for this event because of her enthusiasm, dedication, and she is a role model for our students,” said psychology associate professor and South WHM Committee co-chair Triesha Light.

The event also included special entertainment by the South theater department.

A 15-minute excerpt, created by the student cast and crew from Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage, was performed.

The WHM Committee held a raffle as well with proceeds going to the WHM Scholarship.

The style show was part of the talk Raab made throughout the afternoon about conservative, professional dress for working women.

Raab, who attended design school, said women need to dress for success and need the respect of male co-workers.

With many examples from ’70s glam, punk fashion and business casual, Raab showed the modern working woman how to dress respectfully and how employers want their women employees to dress.

A past member of the WHM Committee, South nursing assistant professor Mary Blue said she intended to support the event by buying tickets for herself and friends and also by purchasing raffle tickets.

“We got extra credit for coming,” said South student Pellie McGinnis, 27. “It gives us a good chance to get out and mingle.”

WHM Committee member Cindi Cooke said the luncheon is great for networking.

Raab said she was more successful because of the way she dressed.

Designing clothing that is comfortable and travel-friendly, she encourages women to be trendy in small ways.

“It’s better to be the hardest-working girl at work,” she said.

Raab also advises wearing closed-toed shoes to work and mixing pieces: casual to dressy and vice versa.

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