provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The room was electric and the buzz was real, as more than 160 stylish islanders reacted to 2022’s fashion trends and enjoyed “designer” cocktails (Skinny Jeans, Fashion Fizz, Sweet Stiletto, and Fashionista Cosmo) at Sanibel Community Association’s Fashion & Fizz event March 16. The event was a continuation of a tradition of gatherings at the Community House bringing the latest fashions of the times to remote Sanibel Island. It’s a tradition extending back to the mid 1900’s.
Ten businesses including , Chico’s, Coco y Cabana, Congress Jewelers, Eileen Fisher, Her Sports Closet, J. McLaughlin, Nanny’s , Priscilla’s of Sanibel, Seaglass Lane, and Whims were involved in the show, each represented by the owner or manager who spoke about their store’s fashion trends for 2022. Models displayed the fashion stylings as they strolled through the audience — bedazzled by accessories from Congress Jewelers, a sponsor for the event.
Event proceeds benefit SCA’s Culinary Education Center of Sanibel, located at the Sanibel Community House. Headed by Resident Chef John Wolff, the Culinary Center offers Islanders a variety of food-related programs and educational classes. Chairing the event were Nancy Dreher and Carol Townsley, with support from Committee members Mary Jo Bogdon, SCA Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall and SCA Operations Director Sarah Jacobson. Additional volunteers making the event happen were Barb Rogers, Lynn Meline, Sandy Grogman, Jane Henshaw, Anita Force-Marshall and Karen Ardelino.