Edmonds clothing and jewelry store C’est la Vie joined forces with Operation Military Family Cares Thursday to present Operation Fashion Forward — with members of military families modeling the latest fashions over champagne and dessert. Larry Vogel was there to capture highlights of the event, which raised over $2,500 to aid veterans in need of employment and emergency services, according to Operation Military Family’s Michael Schindler.
Most of the models had a military connection, with many being active or retired military themselves.
Mike Schindler of Operation Military Families and one of the main organizers of the Fashion Forward event is flanked by communications consultant Carolyn Douglas and David Jaffe, Swedish/Edmonds CEO.
Many of the clothing articles and ensembles featured at the show are available at C’est la Vie. MC’ing the event, in the background, is C’est la Vie owner Colleen Bowman.
Arista Wine Cellars provided a variety of select wines for the occasion.
The second half of the show featured instructors from Twist Yoga modeling yoga wear.
Keri Schindler, spouse of Michael Schindler, also took a turn on the runway.