Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mine 101 Celebrates Its First Birthday

Mine 101, the clothing resale store operated by Women's Community House, celebrated its first year of business with a fashion show on March 29th.   The models were employees and volunteers of Women's Community House, and they wore clothing  from the store that showcased some of the current trends in Spring and Summer fashion.
The colour orange is big this spring, and the show demonstrated lots of options as to how to incorporate it into your warm weather wardrobe
I loved this orange-red silk chinese-style jacket
Bold brights paired with white
The organizers made an excellent decision to use women (and a couple of men) of varying body shapes and ages to model the clothes.  The outfits looked great on all the women, and a number of them wanted to purchase what they modelled.
Executive Director of WCH, Kate Wiggins, looked wonderful in hot pink
This young lady rocked her tangerine party dress
This woman looked just radiant in black and white, and a funky little bow-tie necklace made by a local jewellery designer.
More orange, paired with summer whites

Mine 101 is located in Bellwood Plaza, at 900 Oxford Street East, and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am - 6 pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am - 9 pm and Sundays 12 - 4 pm.  Proceeds from sales go towards the support of programs for women and children at Women's Community House.  If you have nearly new clothing that you would like to donate, please note that donations are received and processed at the Women's Community House shelter on Wellington Rd.


  1. How great to see real women modelling - just like in the blog world! The various orange items really look bright and fabulous. xx

  2. I love the diversity of models! So refreshing and real. Great to see so much orange and pink, which is going into my garden as soon as possible.

  3. Happy anniversary Mine 101 - what a great way to celebrate with a fashion show with fantastic, happy models!! I love the first blouse and would snap it up in a jiffy! xoxo

  4. A beautiful event, with beautiful women. A joy to be there vicariously, thank you!

  5. Thanks for sharing - love this: the cause, the models, the clothes!