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Kelly Snyder Nelson currently acts as a Media Specialist for Wedderspoon Organic USA. Kelly graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Degree in English/Publishing/Media Studies, where she worked as an intern at The Hemingway Letters Project, Kalliope (Penn State’s Literary Magazine), and was a reporter for Voices of Centre County. Though she focused on politics and writing for local non-profit organizations at Voices, such as the Centre County Woman’s Resource Center, Kelly loves to write about health, beauty, and fashion as well. She writes a regular blog on Wordpress about Wedderspoon Organic USA, sharing fun recipes and the many health benefits of honey. In addition, Kelly is devoted to educating children and sharing her love of reading and writing with them.

Recap: Main Line Fashion Week Benefits Wings for Success

Main Line Fashion Week took flight October 1st through the 4th at Immaculata University in Immaculata PA, benefiting Wings for Success, a local charity that provides work appropriate clothing and advice for women in need. The week’s festivities began with a Fashion Industry Professional Panel, Fashion Show and culminated with a Marketplace Event where attendees had the opportunity to shop for runway trends from the Main Line all in one place.


Fashion industry professional panel including Jessie Holeva, Sarah Bond, Sage Ladnier, Dallas Shaw, Bryn Harbert, and Ted Rossi. (Photo Credit: Tessa Marie Images)

“This season we temporarily moved our venue to Immaculata University to support their fashion merchandising program and provide students who volunteered first hand experience.” explained MLFW founder, Patricia Maristch,”We also added an industry panel so others could learn from the experience and advice of local industry professionals. We are planning to add a bunch of mini events between the fall and spring fashion weeks with happy hours, trunk shows and even a digital look book so people can enjoy Main Line Fashion Week year round.”

Patricia Maristch, MLFW Founder, and Cheyenne Palma, Host (Photo credit:  Tessa Marie Images)

Patricia Maristch, MLFW Founder, and Cheyenne Palma, Host (Photo credit: Tessa Marie Images)

The runway show showcased the style of Philadelphia’s western suburbs with local boutique’s and designer’s merchandise, including Nich Boutique, Posh Collections, Revivals Boutique, Chloe Johnston, Obvi, Ted Rossi, Main Line Parent Magazine, Styled Creative and Orgotton, whose founder is Miss A’s former Philadelphia Editor, Kristy Emery!

Miss Pennsylvania, Amanda Smith (Photo Credit: Tessa Marie Images)

Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Organization, Amanda Smith in Orgotton (Photo Credit: Tessa Marie Images)

“I started Main Line Fashion Week to support local business and celebrate the style of the Main Line,” said Maristch, “and I actually am part of the marketing committee for Wings for Success so there’s a personal pull there as I truly see from the inside the positive impact Wings has on the community. Lastly, I thought it was a natural fit as they take this superficial industry of fashion and use it to help women by providing them with business attire to boost their confidence. But they even go beyond just dressing and styling these underprivileged women by offering classes on etiquette, financing and other life skills.”
Runway models in K. Nicole and host Cheyenne Palma (Photo Credit: Tessa Marie Photography)

Runway models in K. Nicole and host Cheyenne Palma (Photo Credit: Tessa Marie Photography)

According to their website, Wings for Success strives to instill the confidence women in transition need in order to obtain and sustain employment. Whether through clothing appointments, life skills workshops, or personalized guidance from carefully selected and trained volunteers, Wings’ programs are designed to bolster self-esteem and teach a positive outlook, qualities that are critical for success in life.

Revivals Boutique (Photo credit: Tessa Marie Images)

Revivals Boutique (Photo credit: Tessa Marie Images)



Nich Boutique (Photo credit: Tessa Marie Images)



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