On Sunday, the Junior Opera Guild (JOG) held it’s annual fashion show, themed as “An Afternoon in Venice” at the Riviera Country Club in lovely Coral Cables. The afternoon began with some mingling and champagne as the DJ spun, with many gathered around the silent auction items that included everything from a Coach wallet, D. Rodriquez Cuba Restaurant Certificate and a Day Sail for Four with Gourmet Lunch on Biscayne Bay.
The quaint event held lunch for all who attended which included salads to start, an entree of cheese ravioli, topped with mushrooms and seared chicken on the side, along with a decadent Tiramisu for dessert.
After lunch, the Don Giovanni Opera preview began with three talented young artists from the Opera’s Young Artist Studio, Courtney McKeown, James Barbato and Craig Colclough. As all watched in awe, the three singers each took their turn to perform on center stage with a live pianist to help tie in the appropriate music.
The seniors of the Junior Young Artists then strutted the runway in collections from VIGI Boutique ranging from both comfy casual to elegant evening wear. The illuminated runway stage showcased some youthful pieces of fresh rompers, ruffle black dresses and faded denim. Each young model displayed a piece that would be an excellent choice for visiting Venice, either for exploring or heading to a prime-time soiree.