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Vintage Memories

Fashion show brings new life to the past

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    Danette Utley, activities director and assistant organizer at Flagstone Senior Living, takes a photo of a resident dressed in vintage attire as they wait for a vintage fashion show to begin.

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    Tori Perkins of Hood River Valley High School’s fashion club models a “90210” ensemble on loan from “The Darling Boutique” in Hood River during a vintage fashion show at Flagstone Senior Living in The Dalles. In the background narrating the show is Cathy Carter, the marketing director for Flagstone and a mentor of the fashion club.

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    Kianna Semmes models a silk dress belonging to Flagstone resident Murriel Walters. “Merle,” as she likes to be called, was a Rosy Riveter in the war. Her brother, who served in the Korean War, sent her the silk from Okinawa to have the custom dress made for her.

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    Lisa Commander, granddaughter of Flagstone resident Dorothy Hill, sports her own vintage jewelry and hat as she watches the show. Above right, Kianna Semmes of Hood River Valley High School’s fashion club models a 1960’s mini dress on loan from “The Darling Boutique” in Hood River.

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    Jade Perkins waves as she exits from modeling a dress and hat from the 1940’s. The dress was provided to Stephanie Hartman of Catalyst Performance Consulting. Hartman loaned many hats and dresses for the event from her vintage collections.

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