Quota International of Bossier City spring style show returns April 14

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Clothes from Simply Chic in Bossier City will be on display at the annual Quota International of Bossier City spring style show April 14. Wearing the clothes will be Quota scholarship recipients, including Chelsea Chamberlain (left), Ashley Swords (center) and Mary Spring (right).

Seasonal fashion trends will be on display at the annual Quota International of Bossier City spring style show April 14.

Guests will enjoy lunch as community and dignitaries show off spring and summer fashions on the runway. Wearing fashions from Dillard’s are Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker, Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, Citizens National Bank President Woody Schick, Dr. Sarah Glorioso and Police Juror Wanda Bennett will be among the models.

Six Quota scholarship recipients will be modeling clothes from Simply Chic Boutique in Bossier City. They include Chelsea Chamberlain, Laura Lahaye, Sarah McManamon, Ashley Swords, Mary Spring and Kathryn Crochet.

Britney Spivey opened Simply Chic Boutique five years ago as a place where all women could shop and walk out feeling beautiful.  Spivey, a Bossier City native, made it a priority that the merchandise be affordable and trendy. Prices range from $30 to $60.

The newest addition to Simply Chic’s fashion lineup will be on display at the style show.

Spivey and Suanne McConathy have partnered together to create Simply Chic t-shirts.  They reached out to local graphic designer, Rachael Hansil, to help with the designs.

“I love a t-shirt because it can be casual yet trendy,” Spivey said. “These are t-shirts with an uplifting message.”

For spring, they have created “Choose Happy” and “Beauty for Ashes” shirts, which are Bible-based designs that are intended to promote a Christian view, while being comfortable and stylish.

Both Spivey and McConathy are openly Christian businesswomen and have prayed over this new endeavor and that God would not only bless the t-shirts they design, but the women who wear them. The verse that inspired these t-shirts is Isaiah 61:3.

“It’s a message that God can take a bad situation and make it good again,” Spivey explained.

T-shirts are priced at $20 and are available at Simply Chic Boutique, 2850 Douglas Drive, Suite C in Bossier City. McConathy added that you ‘simply’ can’t be unhappy wearing one of their shirts.

“People like to wear what they feel,” McConathy said. “This is a fun, expressive and powerful way to do that. It’s hard to be sad with ‘Choose Happy’ written on your shirt.”

The spring style show is a fundraising event that supports various Quota projects, including scholarships with a focus on speech and hearing, disadvantaged women and children, Operation Blessing, birthday books for students at Bossier Elementary and Plantation Park Schools, a signee for Camp Victory and other local community needs.

The Quota International of Bossier City annual spring style show will be held Tuesday, April 14, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road in Bossier City. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the show will begin promptly at 12 noon.

Melinda Coyer and Doug Warner from KSLA will be returning this year to emcee the event.

Tickets are $25. Lunch is included in the ticket price.

There will also be a raffle for three baskets — a basket full of wine and cheese items; an outdoor patio gift which will include a grill, mesquite misting and other items for your patio; a pamper basket which will include some restaurant certificates and items to enjoy at the spa. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. There will also be a 50/50 cash money raffle.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For tickets or info please contact Rosemary Patterson – 746-5779, Jeanette Edmiston- 318-746-2710 and Donna Cherry – 742-2971.