Fall Into Fun fashion show showcases Native American apparel

Fall Into Fun fashion show showcases Native American apparelStevanee Carmichael, 14, dances the lively Jingle Dress Dance at the “Fall Into Fun” Fashion Show, held Oct. 27 at the Salvation Army’s main room. She holds a traditional pheasant wing fan and wears her princess crown. Stevanee is of Blackfoot and Apache heritage. Models representing Cherokee, Navajo, Nez Perce and Plains traditions also modeled traditional regalia at the event, held to benefit the Cherokee Community of Central California Ridgecrest Area’s upcoming Hog Fry and Pow Wow, which will be open to the public. Fashions from local stores, Halloween costumes, wedding finery, the Philippines and Hawaii were presented. An appreciative crowd of more than 80 applauded Organizer Little Deer Durvin and the cast of dozens of volunteer models of all ages, some of whom came from Lancaster to help out.

Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2012-10-31