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Nov. 17, 2019 | Sunday
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Vogue in the Vineyard will help charities, fashionably
The McArthur House. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

Fashion and wine will converge again this month for an annual charity event that’s growing more and more popular each year.

Vogue in the Vineyard on Sept. 18 will be held at the McArthur estate at 210 John St., and is organized by Dorothy Olsthoorn, Linda Ridgway, Wilma Bald and Brenda McArthur.

The charitable fashion show started as a way for the four women to bring their passion for fashion to life while also giving back to the community, Olsthoorn said. Four years ago, Vogue in the Vineyard was launched in the form of a small, 80-person showcase held inside the McArthur house, the former estate of artist Trisha Romance.

“Always fun to do something where women can collectively get together and have a lot of fun, but then at the same time it’s a great way to support causes. Every year we’re getting bigger and better, and obviously the dollars are bigger and better,” Olsthoorm said of the money raised for charity.

As the event has grown to attract people from all over, not just the Niagara Region, the fashion show was moved outdoors on the property last year. This year, Olsthoorn said she expects to reach the available capacity of 200 people.

Tickets are $125, and $100 from each ticket will go directly to the supported charities. This year the women are supporting Community Care and  the Westview Centre 4 Women in St. Catharines.

The group is also asking people to bring their used clothes to donate to Women 4 Women.

“It’s great to have a high-level really curated display of fall fashion, in a larger sense. This is a big scale fashion show, which really doesn’t happen too much any more. And it’s a great way to have wine and lunch with friends,” she said.

The event is sponsored by Trius Winery and real estate broker John Bald. Fashions will be provided by Queen’s Fashion, Halley’s Fashion for Men and Biba Boutique.

For tickets, contact Olsthoorn at queenfashionmusthaves@gmail.com or by stopping into Queen Fashion on Fourth Avenue in St. Catharines.

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