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Suited for Success
By JOAN HOLLAND, Contributor
Mar 17, 2017, 13:17

Photo by Joan Holland: Jo Ann Redd, who owns the consignment shop in Chester, “Suited For Success” was the guest speaker. 

On Wednesday, January 18, the Hopewell Federated Woman’s Club had its monthly meeting in the spacious Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church on West Broadway. Club President Janet Evans called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.
Connie Wilde led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, and Robin Williamson offered the Devotional with a reading of Max Lucado’s “Sewing Seeds of Peace,” which speaks of planting seeds of hope, praise, and thanks to promote peace in our hearts, homes, and communities.
Jo Ann Redd, who owns a consignment shop in Chester, VA. “Suited For Success” was the guest speaker. Ms. Redd said she has loved fashion since she was in college. She was in the education field for awhile, she told, but then she and her husband opened their shop. “We wanted to provide a unique shopping experience,” she told her interested audience. “We are especially interested in putting a “look” together on a budget.”
Ms. Redd brought many items form her store, and to the delight of club members, demonstrated how to achieve a desired look by adding a jacket, scarf, or accessory to the club members’ outfits. Ladies were very happy to help with this demonstration.
Ms. Redd told of new fashion trends this year. “Plaids are trending again, as are patterned shoes, vintage items, embellishments, fringes, and wraps.  Loafers are coming back, and gray is an “in” color,” she said.  
The talented and personable speaker suggests everyone listen to the compliments they receive to learn what styles and colors look best on them. “Your ‘good’ colors should be worn next to your face,” she said, smiling.
The ladies of the club enjoyed every moment of Ms. Redd’s presentation, and each one applauded heartily at the conclusion of her talk. It is hoped she will return again next year.
The HFWC continues to help many people, and they are always looking for more ways to help. A Fashion Show/Silent Auction/Luncheon is being planned for April 22 at the VFW Hall. The event will begin at 10:00 A.M. The cost is $16.00 and will help fund a $1000 scholarship for a graduating Hopewell High School senior.

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