How about this for a headline: BASH takes hundreds to Paris on a whirlwind tour. On March, 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Meadowlands, nearly 400 joined the Black Association of South Hills for Women for their annual luncheon. The Parisian theme was carried throughout the entire afternoon; from the members of BASH sporting their stylish black berets to the tribute to Josephine Baker, a famous African American born French entertainer and activist. BASH also remembered the late Hattie Watts, a long time member of BASH who had been an integral part of previous events.
This year’s fashions were provided by Kohl’s, Kizmit, Tuxedo Junction, Heidi Optics and GG’s Consign and ReDesign. The show went from casual to evening and taught some fashion lessons along the way: keep it classy while showing at least some skin, feathers are fun and every now and then we should show the fellas how good we look in their clothes.
Just like in Paris, there was entertainment in the midst of everything. Synergy School of Artistic Dance by Roz performed exciting jazz numbers and wowed the audience with their style. As always there were baskets to bid on, a 50/50 raffle and just like in Paris there was a caricature artist, Clarence Butler, who was ready to sketch your portrait.
This year’s event chairs were: Renee Mack, Kimberly Jackson, Crystal McGhee,Charla Tyler and Ty Walton. The models included: Helen Berry, Mark Chapman, Chris Gordon, Monica Grinnage, Zaire McDonald, Cianna McGhee, Ray Partee and Melanie Smith.
The proceeds from the luncheon will go towards scholarships for worthy students in the South Hills area.
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