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The Glamour on the Avenue fashion show strutted its stuff through Mayfair last week.

Strutting their stuff: The Glamour on the Avenue fashion show took place on July 19 at Frankford, Cottman and Ryan avenues. The event showcased local businesses like Art History 101, Creations Unisex Salon and InkWell 215, among others. LOGAN KRUM / TIMES PHOTO

Several hundred people turned out for last week’s Glamour on the Avenue fashion show in Mayfair, and organizers were happy with the way the evening went.

“Everyone had a good time,” said Marc Collazzo, executive director of the the Mayfair Business Improvement District.

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The Mayfair BID, City Councilman Bobby Henon, Dunphy Motors, goPuff and Republic Bank sponsored the event, which took place on July 19 at Frankford, Cottman and Ryan avenues.

Henon said out-of-the-box events like a fashion show can be “infectious” for a neighborhood like Mayfair.

“I love it. Look at the crowd. The BID did a wonderful job,” Henon said as he observed the scene. “There was a lot of business participation. It’s one of the reasons Mayfair is thriving.”


The idea for the fashion show came from Jay Pross, owner of Art History 101, a T-shirt company at 7045 Frankford Ave. Some of the models wore Art History 101 gear, and their appearance was followed by a fireworks display.

“The night was awesome. Everything went great,” Pross said.

Christine Bearden, owner of Creations Unisex Salon, 6632 Frankford Ave. (at Fanshawe Street), sent about 30 clients down the runway wearing clothing from Domenico’s Formal Wear and Dress Up Time, both located on Frankford Avenue. Some of the models had hair styles specially designed by Creations.

Bearden’s 9-year-old son, Noah, was one of the models. Also among the models was Natalie DiDonato, of VH1’s Mob Wives.

Bearden and her husband, Marco, also own a shop in Port Richmond.

“It was a great turnout,” she said of the fashion show. “I think it turned out really well for our first one.”


The InkWell 215, a tattoo shop, had models displaying their body art.

World of Animals had several dog models, who walked on the runway to the song Who Let the Dogs Out.”

The evening include rap songs by Jarell K and music from Selina Carrera aka Cagebird. The guest hosts were Gillie Da King and Wallo267, who ended the night with an E-A-G-L-E-S chant, and DJ Alamo played music.

There were fashions from Infinity Jewelers, flowers prepared by Torresdale Flower Shop and a performance by Hoops of Hazzard aka Angie Hazzard.

Vendors included Grey Lodge Pub, Gino’s Pizza Cafe, Oteri’s Bakery, The Halal Guys, Frank’s Steaks & Burgers, Factory Donuts and Rita’s Water Ice.

Q102 held drawings for concert tickets.


State Sen. Tina Tartaglione was among those enjoying the show.

Collazzo credited the BID’s marketing pro, Randi Sherwood, with making sure the event ran smoothly.

“Randi did an awesome, awesome job,” said Collazzo, who modeled an Art History 101 astronaut T-shirt while on stage..

Earlier in the night, the Mayfair Night Market was open.

Among the Mayfair BID’s future events will be a back-to-school day in the Mayfair Diner parking lot and a big-screen showing of the Eagles at New York Giants game on Oct. 11, a Thursday night. ••

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