Runways on a Saturday afternoon

Published 7:03 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh


If you did not attend the Summer and Hat Fashion Show on Saturday, you missed an amazing show.

With ‘homegrown’ models featuring J. Henley Couture Hats and outfits for women of all sizes, the event was an experience one will not forget.

The Houston based Top40 Models brought a glimpse of their April show to Orange on Saturday and left the audience wanting more.

The room filled with laughter and joy as each model took her turn on the ‘runway’.

Essie Bellfield rocked the catwalk and Bettie Curtis owned it. Deborah Thomas looked amazing as she glided and one lady, Queen of Bling, shined.

There were several models and you can only hope they will be a part of the show when Top 40 Models returns.

While there are no definite dates at this time, it would be a shame to not see this show again.

It was such an enjoyable afternoon.

Thank you Anitrea Goodwin, Jean Gibbs, Wythel Price and all the Mission Department of Mount Sinai Baptist Church for making this show happen and for bringing Houston to Orange for an afternoon.


Dawn Burleigh is editor of The Orange Leader. She can be reached at