March 14, 1994
Media Contact:Debbie Bangledorf
Phone: (410) 223-1731
Student volunteers from the Ron Thomas Beauty School will gain experience and provide makeup tips to patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center as part of the "Fashion Makes You Feel Better" show on Friday, March 18, at 2:30 p.m. in Hurd Hall. Children's Center patients and staff will be models.
The show will be choreographed by two retailers, Units and The Sports Authority, who will show patients how clothes can make them feel better about themselves. Complexion changes, weight loss or gain, hair loss and depression are among the side effects of illness and treatment. Teens, especially, suffer a lack of confidence and anxiety over "looking different" from their friends. Models will show that bold, bright colors can cheer up the sick; fabrics such as cotton and rayon comfort irritated, sensitive skin; layers add weight to a thin body; and clothing disguises IVs, central chest lines, crutches, and amputations.
Ron Thomas students and local hairdresser Derald Queen will demonstrate how makeup can combat a sallow complexion, and how hairpieces can achieve a natural look.
The show is the kickoff event for Children and hospitals Week, March 21-25, a celebration for children, their families, and caregivers.
If you would like to cover the show, please call me at 223-1731.