Category Archives: Women’s Auxiliary

Glamour! Fantasy! Fashion!

 Florence Dewan

The following is a guest post from Florence Dewan, Lindenwood University professor and Chairperson of the Fashion Design Department. Florence is the producer for The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary fashion show, entitled Glamour and Fantasy, which will be held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac on March 22nd at 12 p.m.

The host for this fashion show is none other than our own St. Louis local celebrity Laura Kathleen- Designer & top five finalist of Project Runway season 9 and contestant on Project Runway All stars.

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Ten local Designers will rock the runway with their spring and fall collections. Among them are A.J Thouvenot and Michael DrummondProject Runway stars from season 8. A.J

altjinwill open the show with his fantasy designs where Michael will end the show with his Knitwear sensations. Another designer Suzanne Lay, who already made her mark in the celebrity world with her Rocker Chic Glamour designs. In the last segment, each celebrity model will walk in a garment designed by each of these designers. Debra Bass, St. Louis Post-Dispatch fashion editor and fashionista, will be walking on the runway in Abaya Dake’s design- A Lindenwood student from the fashion design program who just recently presented at an International fashion show. Melanie Moon will be rocking in Altjin Batkhuu’s design- another Lindenwood Fashion Design student from the MFA program also showcased her very avant-garde designs at various fashion shows in St. Louis.

Our celebrity model guests this year include many local dignitaries:
Debra Bass- fashion editor- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Melanie Moon- Anchor of Fox 2 St. Louis, Jan Leach Givens- Editorial & Personal Wardrobe Stylist –St. Louis Magazine, Ellie Lorezen- Miss Nebraska, Ellie Holtman- Miss Missouri, Donna Baringer- St. Louis Alderwoman, Mrs. Lois Evans- First Lady of Lindenwood University, Mrs. Karen Boyle- Wife of Vice President of Lindenwood University, Carole Lundstrom- President of the Women’s Auxiliary of Salvation Army and Laura Kathleen– Designer & star of Project Runway and the All-Star Project Runway Show.

We are thrilled to be a part of it, and we hope that you will be, too! Tickets for the fashion show are on sale now, and will close on March 15th, so don’t wait!

Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary Christmas card now on sale

Proceeds from sales directly benefit The Salvation Army of Missouri and Illinois

By: Danni Eickenhorst, Content Specialist, Midland Division

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary has released their 2011 holiday card. This year’s 5×7 full color card was designed by local artist Melinda Roeleveld and features The Salvation Army bell ringers in downtown St. Louis across from the Peabody Opera House.

Sending this card to family and friends not only shows your support for the organization, which has been “Doing the Most Good” in St. Louis since 1881, but it also directly benefits the Salvation Army, an international organization that provides social services, youth programming and homeless assistance throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Christmas cards may be picked up at The Salvation Army, 1130 Hampton Avenue, or mailed to your residence for an additional fee. Prices start at $10 for 10 cards, with bulk purchase rates available. For more information, contact Kathy Poston at (314) 646-3039.

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is made up of prominent women who develop public understanding of Salvation Army programs, provide hands-on assistance for projects such as Tree of Lights, and raise funds through diverse events.   These fundraisers and events include anything from fashion shows and luncheons to arts and crafts sales and Christmas cards.

The Salvation Army is an international organization that has been doing the most good in the St. Louis region for 129 years. The Salvation Army serves community members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through emergency disaster services and dozens of different programs that are designed to help people attain, or regain, self-sufficiency. For more information, please call 314.646.3000 or visit

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