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Seniors work the runway at annual WEFE Fashion Show

Photo courtesy of Dooleyvision Photos
Sixty seniors joined together to walk the runway making some of their last memories at West Essex. 

Sixty seniors strutted their style at the eighth annual Senior Fashion Show held at The Clubhouse in Fairfield on Sunday, May 5. The non-profit parent-run organization, West Essex Foundation for Education (WEFE), organizes the show. All profits go toward improving student’s education and staff’s access to resources. This year’s event raised over $15,000 to fund items that the school’s annual budget does not cover. 

This event not only fund raises for the school but also allows different friend groups to showcase their unique styles through selected themes. The seniors arranged themselves into five groups, each with their own clothing concept. The styles included decades, resort wear, Kentucky derby, country club and cocktail hour. Members of each group broke off into pairs of two or three and walked the runway to display their trendy outfits. 

“My favorite theme, aside from mine, was Country Club,” senior Danielle Massaro said. “Every outfit worn for that theme matched perfectly. I feel like tennis skirts, headbands and jean skirts have been really trendy lately.”

The seniors were able to incorporate their individual styles while aligning with their chosen concept. 

“My friend Delaney Connell and I did an early 2000s look,” senior Josephine Duva said. “My favorite part of the theme was that it made us stand out. The best part of my  outfit was the vintage mud jeans I borrowed from a friend and my new Coach sandals.” 

Due to quarantine and safety regulations from COVID-19, the event has been held  on the high school turf for the last several years. This year, WEFE was able to bring the event back inside so that the guests, which ranged from parents, friends and family, could eat and socialize once the fashion show was over. The seniors were able to use the virtual reality screens at The Clubhouse and play virtual golf, adding to the fun of the evening.

This show gave seniors a chance to represent themselves and their class before graduating and leaving high school behind. The students enjoyed walking in the show with their friends and creating some of their last memories as part of the WEHS community. 

“The best part about walking in the show was doing it with my best friend,” Duva said. “We’ll be states away in the fall, so I cherish spending time with her right now. It was definitely a great experience and I would recommend it to the rising seniors.”


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Olivia Di Marco
Olivia Di Marco, News & Features Editor
Olivia Di Marco is a News and Features Editor for the 2024-2025 Wessex Wire. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, summers in Long Beach Island, and shopping. You can catch her listening to John Mayer or scrolling through TikTok when shes bored. Her favorite show has to be "Gilmore Girls" and her favorite movie is "Cheaper by The Dozen 2".
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