High Tea and Fashion Show Aug. 17

Emcee Jeff Favorite assists two models during the 2012 House of Hope and Trinity Builders High Tea and Fashion Show Fashion Show. Courtesy/photo

Martha Hawkins models a pantsuit for travel or the office. Courtesy/photo


The House of Hope and Trinity Builders house-building mission teams are preparing for their fourth annual fund raising event—the High Tea and Fashion Show to benefit their mission trips this fall. 

This year’s Tea and Fashion Show event will start promptly at 2:30 pm, Saturday, Aug. 17, in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.

Tickets for this event are on sale now at the Church Office and from the mission teams’ members. The prices are $25 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Attendees are encouraged to buy tickets in advance as seating is limited, and this event has sold out quickly in the past.

Preparations for the Tea and Fashion Show have been underway for several months, with menu preparation, special table settings and attractive teapots being collected, and model and clothing selections. Beautifully decorated tables, adorned with unique place settings and fresh flowers, will set the ambiance for the tea, which will feature a variety of sweet and savory treats.

One of many table settings designed for the Aug. 17 High Tea and Fashion Show Fashion Show. Courtesy photo

All food items are handmade from scratch by team members and friends from treasured recipes, and the goodies will offer a feast for the eyes, as well as the palate. Cups of tea will be served from “bottomless” teapots that will include black teas as well as a variety of herbal and flavored teas.

Afternoon hats are encouraged and will certainly generate some lively conversation as friends chat and make new acquaintances at round tables of eight settings each.

The Fashion Show that is presented during this afternoon tea party will feature a range of stylish and affordable fashions showcasing the top-quality clothing and accessories found at the Shop on the Corner (Trinity on the Hill’s thrift store), all provided from the thrift store’s inventory.

Michaelangelo Lobato models sportswear. Courtesy photo

All the clothing and accessories modeled during the Fashion Show will be for sale that day at very reasonable prices, and will include many famous name brands such as J. Jill, Coldwater Creek and Neiman Marcus. Men’s fashions also will be included in the show.

A silent auction will be held during the afternoon. The House of Hope and Trinity Builders teams wish to repeat the success of the last three years’ events, and be able to help fund two house-building trips this fall.

In addition to the house build that has taken place every Columbus Day weekend since 2005, a second house-building trip over Veterans’ Day weekend in November will be open to anyone over the age of 13. It is hoped that this additional house-building trip will encourage families to build a house together.

The House of Hope is a women-only construction team comprising members from several churches in the Los Alamos/White Rock area (and further afield) who have committed their time and talents over the past eight years to building homes for very needy families in Juárez, Mexico.

Teenage fashions also featured; here Jayde Tucker from Los Alamos Middle School. Courtesy photo

These families would otherwise have little hope of permanent, stable housing. The funds raised help pay for the construction materials for the houses and for house-warming gifts for the families.

More information and pictures can be found at www.houseofhopewomen.org. Trinity Builders is a coed team formed in 2011 with the aim of encouraging youth and families to share the mission work and rewarding experience of providing homes for families in Mexico.


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