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Fashion, Fun and Fantasy fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley

Posted: April 2, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 1, 2012 1:55 a.m.

The Fantasy Finale of the Fashion, Fun and Fantasy fundraiser for Soroptimist International of SCV offered guests an exhibition of unique hairstyles. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

It was an evening that delivered on the promise of “Fashion, Fun and Fantasy” as Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley hosted a fashion show/supper club that offered something for everyone.

The evening attracted nearly 300 guests and raised more than $16,000.

A scholarship fund at College of the Canyons will be established with proceeds allocated from the show.

Event Chairwoman Shelley Hann led off the program decked out in a huge white fantasy bouffant hairstyle showing everyone what “big hair” is all about.

“We’re here to bring a supper club evening to the SCV,” said Hann. “We want everyone to enjoy the fashion, fun and the fantasy.”
Ed Masterson served as emcee for the event.

“I agreed to do this because I love the women in this group,” said Masterson. “They help people in our community that many of us in the community don’t even know need the help. They make things happen and they change lives.”

The fantasy finale portion of the show featured extreme hair styled by North American Hairstyling Awards finalist Dan Csicsai of Salon Glo in Valencia.

“I am so proud of my team and the work they’ve done,” he said.

Fashions by White House/Black Market from The Patios at Westfield Valencia Town Center and FRESH Lifestyle in Newhall featured former Betty Ferguson Foundation Women of Honor and other members of the community as models and students from the Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts.

A variety of spring dresses and separates were modeled

Among the well known members of the community serving as male models were Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar,
attorney G. Marshall Hann, Greg Amsler of Salt Creek Grille; Steven Tako, who performed his signature catwalk moves, Don
Fleming, who escorted the newest member of the Valencia Acura family, Test Drive, aka Tessi, down the runway, Chris Fall, Bob Benjamin and Dell Goodrick, DDS.

The men strutted down the runway in their casual wear to the strains of “Who Let the Dogs Out.”

Christian Perry, owner of Havin’ a Ball Dance Studio in Valencia walked the runway with his Harlequin Great Dane. Perry also donated $15,000 in dance lessons to guests of the event.

J. David Custom Clothiers presented men’s fashions and Edwards Lowell of Beverly Hills, Furrier, offered a selection of furs.

Jewelry fashions were provided by Classic Designs Jewelers of Valencia.

Comedian Jackie Flynn, of Stevenson Ranch, entertained with his comedy routine after the parade of fashions was finished.

Flynn appeared on the sitcom “King of Queens.”

Raffle prizes and an opportunity drawing was held to close out the program.

Sue Reynolds, president of Soroptimist International of SCV, thanked the audience for supporting the work of the club.

“Thank you for supporting the needs of women and girls in the Santa Clarita Valley and around the world,” she said.

Guests enjoyed the variety of entertainment offered during the event.

“This was so much fun,” said Jacquie Petersen, who, with husband Harold Petersen were Best Seats in the House sponsors of the event.

Soroptimist International of Greater SCV is one of two Soroptimist International Clubs in the SCV. The club will host the annual Wine Affair on Oct. 21. For information visit


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