Student to produce charitable fashion show

Senior fashion merchandising student Jenn Daley has spent her senior year working on a fashion show. She will see her hard work come together when her show, “Worn This Way,” is presented on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Daley decided in November that she wanted to do something fun and exciting her senior year, so she chose to challenge herself by putting together a fashion show.

All profits from the fashion show will be donated to the “It Gets Better Project.” This is an organization that was created by Dan Savage and Terry Miller in September 2010.

The organization started with a YouTube video they made to inspire hope in young people who are facing harassment and to raise awareness about bullying. They prepared this video in response to several students taking their own lives after being bullied in school.

The organization focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teen community. The goal is to tell these individuals that “Yes, it does get better.”

The theme of Daley’s show is “feel good in your skin.”

There are three different looks that will be highlighted throughout the night. The looks include Born in the USA/hippy, retro and punk rock grunge.

Several stores at the Millcreek Mall donated clothing and accessories for Daley to use during the show. These stores include Macy’s, Buckle and Zumiez for most of the men’s clothing. For the women’s clothing, she received outfits from a Mercyhurst fashion department alumnus, Retrospect and Salvation Army.

The 14 models that will be featured during the fashion show are some of Daley’s roommates and friends who were excited to participate in the event.

Daley explained that the hardest part of choosing to organize a fashion show was the mass amount of stress that added to her workload during her senior year.

When thinking about the challenging aspects of the event, she simply remembers this is all going to a really good cause.

The fashion show is $3 for students and $5 for adults.

All profits are going to a great cause, so come to Taylor Little Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and enjoy the fashion show “Worn This Way.”