2004-04-23 / Community

Far Rockaway Talent Comes Out For Fashion Show

Contributing Editor
By Miriam Rosenberg

Far Rockaway Talent Comes Out For Fashion Show


A member of the Class of 2004 is assisted down the stairs as she models her graduation gown.A member of the Class of 2004 is assisted down the stairs as she models her graduation gown.

By Miriam Rosenberg

Contributing Editor

As the season for proms and graduations grows closer, students and parents attended a fashion showcase at the Beach Club on April 15. The show, hosted by Bridal Creations by LaVida, featured prom and graduation fashions as well as wedding and sweet sixteen dresses.

Graduating seniors from Far Rockaway High School and Beach Channel High School were named to receive prom dresses donated by LaVida. Shanique Nelson (FRHS) and Gina Giles (BCHS) were the lucky winners.


One of the many sweet sixteen dresses shown as the theme was “Pretty in Pink.”One of the many sweet sixteen dresses shown as the theme was “Pretty in Pink.”

"I told the schools I’ll donate a prom dress to a deserving girl," LaVida said. "Any prom dress in the store."

The night had a Far Rockaway theme as all the models and singer Malisha Glover (who performed Mariah Carey’s "Hero") were from Far Rockaway. Also, merchants on Beach 20th Street came together and provided hair, makeup and flowers for the show.


Showing off her graduation gown brings a smile to the face of this model as audience members look on.Showing off her graduation gown brings a smile to the face of this model as audience members look on.LaVida donated prom dresses to two deserving young women from the area’s high schools.LaVida donated prom dresses to two deserving young women from the area’s high schools.

Malisha Glover entertained the audience during the show. She performed her version of Mariah Carey’s hit “Hero”.Malisha Glover entertained the audience during the show. She performed her version of Mariah Carey’s hit “Hero”.“Graduation is simple and elegant,” LaVida told everyone. This model, wearing a green dress without many accessories shows just that.“Graduation is simple and elegant,” LaVida told everyone. This model, wearing a green dress without many accessories shows just that.

“Pretty In Pink” – the finale of the Sweet Sixteen segment of the fashion show.“Pretty In Pink” – the finale of the Sweet Sixteen segment of the fashion show.This young woman and her companion are all ready to go to the prom.This young woman and her companion are all ready to go to the prom.

This model shows off a blue prom dress for her special night.This model shows off a blue prom dress for her special night.The models show off their prom dresses one last time for the appreciative audience.The models show off their prom dresses one last time for the appreciative audience.

What girl can resist a white prom dress and a gentleman giving her a bouquet of flowers.What girl can resist a white prom dress and a gentleman giving her a bouquet of flowers.The models come together for the finale of the prom segment of the show.The models come together for the finale of the prom segment of the show.

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