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10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly

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9 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

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(l-r)Russ Burgess, of Mystic and Peter Harvey, of Stonington, pose with tennis racquets in front of a video highlighting the platform tennis project for Stonington. The men are members of the steering committee for the project and were promoting it at the fashion show at the Velvet Mill. The Community Center of Stonington sponsored a Como After Hours event  at the mill on Saturday evening which featured a fashion show by New York and Stonington resident and designer Maria Barraza. The event showcased her latest designs along with designer Susan Hickman and clothing from Toscano's Mens Shop in Westerly. Proceeds benefit the Stonington COMO. 
(Grace White / The Westerly Sun)
Kurt Harrington and Jamie Vangieri, of Westerly, pose for a photographer at the entrance to the fashion show at the Velvet Mill in Stonington Borough. The Community Center of Stonington sponsored a Como After Hours event  at the mill on Saturday evening which featured a fashion show by New York and Stonington resident and designer Maria Barraza. The event showcased her latest designs along with designer Susan Hickman and clothing from Toscano's Mens Shop in Westerly. Proceeds benefit the Stonington COMO. 
(Grace White / The Westerly Sun) (l-r) Christin Buland, of North Haven, Conn., takes an oyster shot from Octagon Steakhouse employee, Kelly Morales, of Mystic, as they stand near the lighted ice sculpture that kept the oysters cold during the fashion show at the Velvet Mill. The Community Center of Stonington sponsored a Como After Hours event  at the mill on Saturday evening which featured a fashion show by New York and Stonington resident and designer Maria Barraza. The event showcased her latest designs along with designer Susan Hickman and clothing from Toscano's Mens Shop in Westerly. Proceeds benefit the Stonington COMO. 
(Grace White / The Westerly Sun) Fashion designer and part time Stonington resident Maria Barraza acknowledges the crowd at the end of her runwa show. She was surrounded by her models, including (2nd from right) Lisa Konicki, executive director of The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce. The Community Center of Stonington sponsored a Como After Hours event  at the Velvet Mill on Saturday evening which featured a fashion show by Barraza along with designer Susan Hickman and clothing from Toscano's Mens Shop in Westerly and others. Proceeds benefit the Stonington COMO. 
(Grace White / The Westerly Sun) Designer Susan Hickman, second from left, poses with her models backstage prior to Saturday's COMO After Hours runway show sponsored by The Community Center of Stonington and held at the Velvet Mill. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Stonington COMO. | (Grace White / The Westerly Sun) Fashion designer Maria Barraza and her husband, Rafael Romero, pose before the runway show on Saturday evening. The Barrazzas live in New York and Stonington where Ms. Barraza has a boutique on Water St. The Community Center of Stonington sponsored a Como After Hours event  at the Velvet Mill on Saturday evening which featured a fashion show by New York and Stonington resident and designer Maria Barraza. The event showcased her latest designs along with designer Susan Hickman and clothing from Toscano's Mens Shop in Westerly. Proceeds benefit the Stonington COMO. 
(Grace White / The Westerly Sun) Lisa Konicki, executive director of The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce models an outfit from designer Maria Barraza as attendees enjoy the runway show. The Community Center of Stonington sponsored a Como After Hours event  at the Velvet Mill on Saturday evening which featured a fashion show by New York and Stonington resident  Maria Barraza. The event showcased her latest designs along with designer Susan Hickman and clothing from Toscano's Mens Shop in Westerly. Proceeds benefit the Stonington COMO. 
(Grace White / The Westerly Sun) Lisa Konicki, executive director of The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce models an outfit from designer Maria Barraza as attendees enjoy the show. The Community Center of Stonington sponsored a Como After Hours event  at the Velvet Mill on Saturday evening which featured a fashion show by New York and Stonington resident Maria Barraza. The event showcased her latest designs along with designer Susan Hickman and clothing from Toscano's Mens Shop in Westerly. Proceeds benefit the Stonington COMO. 
(Grace White / The Westerly Sun)

Photo Gallery: Fashion show at the Velvet Mill.


The Stonington COMO sponsored a fashion show at the Velvet Mill on Saturday evening which featured the latest designers from New York and Stonington resident Maria Barraza, Susan Hickman, Toscano’s Mens Shop and more.



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