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Michele E. Buttelman: Elegance and sophistication for fashion show

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Posted: September 18, 2011 1:30 a.m.
Updated: September 18, 2011 1:30 a.m.

All the excitement of a royal fashion show arrives close to home for Santa Clarita Valley residents Oct. 23 as the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild presents its 27th annual Fashion Show at the Sheraton Universal Hotel with featured designer Lourdes Chavez. Chavez is famed for her elegant and sophisticated creations often worn by Hollywood’s most famous stars.

Carin Holmenas
Inspired by the royal wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate, the Royal Fashion Show, will be produced by Carin Holmenas, complete with professional models and a full-size runway. The highly anticipated show will feature designer fashion lines themed to the royal court of Buckingham Palace complete with a wedding gown and royal hats, said Shelley Hann, chairwoman of the fundraising event.

Awesome fashions
The annual fashion show is one of the highlights of the year for many Santa Clarita Valley residents. Holmenas offered a sneak peak at the upcoming Royal Fashion Show, which will feature the Royal Collection by Lourdes Chavez Couture.

Additional participating designers includes: Royal Hats by Anne Albright; Royal Handbags by M.Andonia; Royal Furs from Edwards-Lowell; Men’s Wear by J. David’s Custom Clothiers; Children’s Couture by Belle of the Ball; and a bridal gown by Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier.

“I felt in a way that holding a royal-themed event close to Santa Clarita would be like bringing the royal wedding here,” Hann said. “Everyone is always delighted by the shows produced by Carin Holmenas, along with the designer fashions, and this year will be no exception.”

Fashion show beneficiaries
The annual fundraising event benefits Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s laboratory services — a service that impacts the care of every patient. Since its inception in 1984, the fashion show has raised more than $1 million to support hospital services and ensure our patients have access to quality care. 

Tickets now available
Tickets for the fashion show are $90 per person and include entry to the specialty boutique, delectable luncheon and glamorous fashion show.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services office at (661) 253-8051 or visit

Evening Under the Stars
The annual Evening Under the Stars to benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer will be held Saturday at the Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia.

Tickets are still available for this important annual fundraiser to provide research dollars and support services to children and families battling pediatric cancer. For more information visit

Michele E. Buttelman is the features and entertainment editor of The Signal. She can be reached by email at Follow SCV Scene on Facebook and on Twitter @scvscene.


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