MANCHESTER - Equinox Village will be holding their Second Annual Summer Fashion Preview at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

Participating businesses are Banana Republic, Bass, Brooks Brothers, Clark's Bostonian, Coldwater Creek, Gap, Olympia Sports, Orvis, The Mountain Goat, and the Vermont Country Store.

Professional fashion consultant Kathryn Mademann will produce the show. Make-up artist Stacy Hunter will be on hand to make the local models look their best and The Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce's Berta Maginniss will commentate.

"With all of these fantastic local organizations and professionals involved, there is even more energy to this year's fashion show," said Equinox Village's Marketing Director, Ashley Brenon Jowett. "Plus, there are so many wonderful clothing retailers participating. We expect it will be a really fun event." Each of the ten retailers will showcase their stylish summer outfits.

Stores that offer clothing and accessories will feature their own top-to-bottom ensembles, while other stores who sell only clothing are working together with neighboring accessories stores to complete their looks.

"This is a wonderful event to support PAVE and celebrate summer with the latest fashion collections from our local retailers. Come join us, it will be a fun afternoon," said Mademann.

"The staff, volunteers and board members of PAVE - Project Against Violence Encounters - are thrilled to be participating in the 2013 Summer Fashion Preview at Equinox Village and to be selected as the beneficiary of charitable donations," said Terrell Poeton, a member of the PAVE board.

For more information, please call Kylee at (802) 362-4061. At this event, free-will donations will be accepted for the Project Against Violent Encounters, Bennington County's domestic violence support organization. Everyone interested in fashion is invited to attend. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Equinox Village is an independent living community situated on eleven acres in the Manchester. It is located at 49 Maple Street.

The Project Against Violent Encounters serves residents of Bennington County who are struggling with issues related to domestic and sexual violence. Their mission is to end such violence and to provide supportive and educational services to individuals, families, and the community.

Kathryn Mademann has more than twenty years in the fashion industry (print, runway and TV commercials), thirteen years as a publisher (books and magazines), three years as a producer and TV host for a fashion makeover TV show (On Trend) and has produced many fashion shows and photo shoots for clients over the years. Stacy Hunter has 27 years of experience as a licensed esthetician and makeup artist for women, men, and children. Her studio uses the Eminence line of skincare products and TIGI makeup to enhance well-being naturally.

For more info: www.makeupartistonlocation.com.