Coastal Friends holds spring fashion show


Dillard’s, located in St. Johns Town Center, was the sponsor this year for Coastal Friends’ annual fashion show, “A Tasteful Tee Off to Spring.” This was the first time the store has curated a fashion show for a local ladies’ group.

The show was held Wednesday, March 6, at Marsh Landing Country Club and showcased such brands as Lilly Pulitzer, J. McLaughlin, IBKUL, Eileen Fisher and Antonio Melani, Dillard’s private label.

Emcee was Assistant Store Manager Kimberly Pond. Dillard’s visual manager, Lisette Colebrooke, coordinated things behind the scenes and modeled apparel herself. Rebecca Miller, the store’s makeup artist for Chanel, gave the models a professional look.

Ponte Vedra-based artist Mona Hugghins, owner of Mona H., coordinated her hand-painted jewelry with the fashions and donated a porcelain necklace to the club’s raffle. Dillard’s donated gift certificates and two high-end baskets, one filled with ladies’ luxury skin-care products and the other filled with ladies’ fragrances.

Coastal Friends made a donation on behalf of Dillard’s to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida.

Barbara Eddy and Maria DiClemente coordinated the event, which drew about 100 attendees. Club models were: Donna Berger, Paula Coleman, Renee Sinaly, Jeanne Stevens, co-president Margie Hesser, Sharon Trumbull, Judy Adams and Karen Omahen.

The meeting was conducted by club co-president Clara Wittman.

Established in 1998, Coastal Friends is a social group of women living in communities throughout the area. They have monthly luncheons (except for July and August). For further information, contact