Residents Flaunt Vintage Styles During Fashion Show
While the world’s top models walked the runway during New York’s 2018 Fashion Week, the ‘Boro’s Best’ retirement community was walking a runway of their own. Starting from an idea imagined by Flushing House Culinary employee, Nazima Pasha, a resident fashion show was created with the goal to showcase vintage garments from years past while providing an afternoon of entertainment for the community.
Nazima, a Queens Village resident, has been a server in the Flushing House Dining Room for about 3 and a half years. Her idea of a vintage fashion show came about from her desire to offer a unique, nostalgic experience for the Flushing House community, ‘something they could relate to,’ she explained. Volunteering on countless Sunday afternoons, Nazima brainstormed with the eager participants until a solid plan was formed.
On a late Tuesday afternoon, in front of over 100 admiring fans and fashionistas, models walked the runway wearing garments from various decades while Activities Leader, Katie Rivers, gave a brief synopsis of the trends at the time. The volunteer models, made of up Flushing House staff and residents, played to the crowd as they were applauded for their style and grace.
Flushing House is New York’s Premier Independent Living Residence, conveniently located in Flushing, Queens. Flushing House is for those looking for the best in Independent Living and senior housing, combined in one senior retirement community. Our comfortable accommodations provide the living space and amenities necessary to satisfy the unique and personal needs of our senior residents. Most recently, Flushing House was named ‘2018 Best Retirement Community’ by Best of Boro! For more information visit www.FlushingHouse.com or call (347) 532-3000 to schedule a visit today!