Envy, located at 814 E. Broadway, put their latest fashions on display November 8th.
Live mannequins stood behind the glass, some Stephens women.
Inside, students were also helping run the show.
$5 was charged at the door and a raffle ticket was given in return. The Ronald McDonald House sponsored the event and all the proceeds went towards their cause to “create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.”
A disc jockey kept the atmosphere upbeat, and there were quite a few people crowded around the sides of the makeshift runway. The small size of the store made the 15 people in attendance seems like 30. The few men who got dragged along did not go unnoticed. Patrons were offered complimentary snacks and beverages.
When the show began, the collection was dominated by black and gold. Also showcased were neutrals, pops of green, burnt orange and burgundy.
As the show continued, there were many more pieces that were brightly colored. I noticed the use of many sheer fabrics, sparkle and embellishments such as studs and rhinestones. Several dresses, tops and skirts donned peplums, which are short ruffles around the waist.
The style of clothing is comparable to Forever 21 only slightly more expensive. While the show was referred to as the fall showing, many of the looks were more suitable for spring or summer.
Immediately following the show the raffle drawing began. Prizes included two Blue Note tickets, five $10 Broadway Brewery gift cards, a tasting at Noodle and Co., as well as a free meal, beverage and cookie from McAllister’s. Every time a ticket was drawn, the winner excitedly rushed to the front of the store to collect their prize.
I really enjoyed my hour at Envy. It was a chance to window shop, eat some free snacks and get a first look at Envy’s newest merchandise.