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Ladies and Gentlemen

The finale - all of our lovely models and one chicken.

The finale – all of our lovely models and one chicken.

Allow me to present the Fashion Fantasmagoria for The Tearmann House!

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We have so many people to thank:

The Models who took time from their busy schedules to come for fittings and to be part of this fabulous evening:

  1. Claire MacDonnell
  2. Debi MacIntosh
  3. Lachie MacIntosh
  4. Edie MacQuarrie
  5. Rachel Tree
  6. Mary MacIntosh
  7. Jaime Smith
  8. Aaron Smith
  9. Laura Donnachie
  10. Rachel Le Blanc
  11. Stephanie Duggan

The Contributors:

  1. Steinhart Distillery, Arisaig
  2. Leslies’s Finery, New Glasgow
  3. Take it Outside, Truro
  4. Seafoam Lavender Farm
  5. Jason Conway Catering
  6. The Dave Pos Trio
  7. Pictou County Wellness Centre
  8. Abercrombie Vountry Club
  9. New Glasgow Elements Massage Clinic
  10. Inglis Jewellers
  11. Stella and Dot
  12. The Green Thumb
  13. Jeanious Designs, Jean Pearcey
  14. East Coast Radio
  15. The Advocate
  16. The Casket
  17. The News
  18. CBC
  19. The UPS Store
  20. Aphrodite Art & Fashion

The Planning Committee of the Tearmann Society who volunteered and worked relentlessly over the summer months on organizing the event, promoting it to the media and then selling ALL of the 200 tickets that were available.

  1. Dianne Hack
  2. Donna Hargreaves
  3. Donna MacDonald
  4. Liz MacIntosh
  5. Lambrini Soulos

And the event volunteers:

  1. Cheryl Veitch
  2. Reyn O’Born
  3. Alexis Hargreaves
  4. Amanda Eve
  5. Amy Hayne

If you attended the event, please bring your ticket stub to Aphrodite and Leslie’s Finery and we will donate 10% of your purchase to the Tearmann Society. Most of all, let us dress you for this fall season as we did our models. Our collections are breathtaking and you will be too!

There’s one last thing I’d like to show you. When the models came for their fittings the Sunday before the event my cousin Liivi, who was visiting me from Estonia, prepared the worlds most spectacular sandwich that we all shared. Have a look at this!

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I love you Liivi and Ullar!

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A VERY SPECIAL EVENING on Saturday, Sept. 26!

Aphrodite has joined forces with the Tearmann Society to bring you a fabulous evening of FASHION, FROLIC AND FUN! Most important is that this is a fundraising event for a most worthwhile cause – The Tearmann House, a transitional centre for abused women that services Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties.

Close to 200 tickets have already been sold – and must be bought in advance as we expect a sell-out! For more on the Tearmann House read below. Hope to see you there!





Founded in 1084 the Tearmann House offers shelter, counselling, referrals, information and a crisis line for women in the Guysborough – Pictou – Antigonish tri-county region. Situated in New Glasgow, this 15 bed emergency shelter offers services to women and their children who have or are at risk of experiencing violence. In addition to shelter, women are provided with information or referrals they may require during their stay such as accessing housing, income assistance and/or mental health resources. They receive advocacy or accompaniment with various agencies such as Legal Aid, Family Court and Income Assistance. Even after they leave access to these services is still available. The society is aptly named, as Tearmann is a Gaelic word that means “refuge or sanctuary”. See http://thans.ca/get-help/find-a-shelter/tearmann-house/



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