Fashion show features business attire

Use additional time during the summer to perfect your professional wardrobe. Goodwill and other thrift stores offer plenty of affordable options. (Villager file photo)

Phi Beta Lambda and the BSU Allure Models will host their first annual Business Fashion Show called “Code 541611 on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. in the Rockland banquet room. Admission is free.

The Success Closet is another source for students to acquire business attire. It is located in the Office of Career Services. (Photo by Lindsay Somuah)

“We are Chapter 14667 of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. January 22, 2004.  An individual started our chapter here at Stevenson University, and time frames for past presidents are listed in the history of bylaws.  Phi Beta Lambda is a business organization that offers members opportunities to network, meet with a variety of different businesses and speakers and participate in a wide range of community service organizations,” said Shannon Rebecca Biggers, president of Phi Beta Lambda.

Phi Beta Lambda is a national business society that serves on a collegiate level for Future Business Leaders of America, according to the Stevenson University Student Activities page.  Phi Beta Lambda strives to instill the values and ethics required for responsible business practices.

“The Allure Models is a modeling club that is a branch of the Black Student Union that began back in 2005 with approximately 20 models.  We teach models how to present themselves on the runway, and how to bring their own personality and attitude while walking,” said Jazmyn Graham-Thompson, secretary of Stevenson University Allure Models.  Choreographing is another skill needed to constructively present a positive professional image on the runway, and promoting majors and organizations is always helpful in building interpersonal and professional relationships in the world of modeling.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the show for an evening of entertainment, refreshments and giveaways that will consist of free business professional clothing and gift cards to professional stores.  At the end of the show, staff from the Office of Career Services will provide selections of clothing for attendees.  Various styles will be available for men and women of all ages and sizes.

The show includes three categories of dress, including business professional, business casual and Stevenson apparel.  Each wardrobe corresponds to a specific major. In other words, the students will be wearing clothes that represent their area of study such as business, nursing, education, or science.

According to Biggers, “Each model will be giving back to their own organization or major by participating in this event.  It gives models a chance to showcase their talents while wearing clothes from their personal wardrobe.”  The prime focus is to exhibit professional business attire while having fun modeling in the show.

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