By Julie Davis
Spring Lake’s can’t-miss Fashion Week-END Extravaganza is back—and better than ever. The weekend-long event kicks off Friday evening, April 20, with a sold-out fashion show at the Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club emceed by Susan Swimmer, fashion features editor at More magazine. Saturday, April 21, starts the shopping fun, with several stores throughout the town offering complimentary services, consultations, samplings, giveaways and more. Throughout the day, Swimmer, along with radio personality and devout fashionista Victoria Keelan, will make special appearances. Saturday’s shop-until-you drop event lineup includes:
COMPLIMENTARY HAIR STYLING
Look beautifully coifed while strolling the streets. Several salons will be offering free blowouts.
BEDAZZLING JEWELRY EXHIBITS
Join famed New Jersey designer Beatrice Matiash as she presents her coveted jewelry line (a favorite among the Hollywood elite) at Urban Details (1115 Third Ave.). Amy Keane scarves and jewelry are the feature at Camel’s Eye (1223 Third Ave.).
FASHION TRUNK SHOWS
Swing into Linger (304 Morris Ave.) for a LOU-Paris lingerie trunk show, or stop by
The Spot (1226 Third Ave.) for an exclusive look at Donna Ricco’s signature dresses. Karen’s Boutique (1212 Third Ave.) plays host to special occasion wear from Samuel Dong for Golden Season, plus a Jovani Fashions trunk show.
Thirsty fashionistas can stop into Waterlily (1203 Third Ave.) for an organic juice tasting courtesy of Asbury Park-based Yoga Basin. While you’re refueling—and refreshing—check out their stylish collection of clothing and accessories.
Try on a new look at EurOrganics (1219 Third Ave.) with a complimentary mineral makeup makeover. In addition, a licensed herbalist will be on-site to explain the benefits of the herbs and flowers found in the featured makeup products.
At Koi Boutique (1111-B Third Ave.), products from TrollBeads and Vera Bradley are on special, while at Arteffects (1319 Third Ave.) enjoy an exclusive jewelry-making demonstration and light refreshments.