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Archway care home hosts charity fashion show for the elderly

PUBLISHED: 15:40 11 December 2018

One woman gets a glimpse of her makeover in the mirror.

One woman gets a glimpse of her makeover in the mirror.

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An Archway care home was bang on trend last week when elderly tenants were treated to a charity fashion show.

Cheverton Lodge.Cheverton Lodge.

Cheverton Lodge in Cheverton Road teamed up with Kissing it Better to bring the high street to the people living there who can’t easily get out to the shops.

Finsbury Park fashion designer Nikki Kher brought her collection and the models strutted down the catwalk to show off the clothes, which were available to buy.

Homemade canapes and wine were served while free makeovers were also offered.

The care home fashion show was the brainchild of Gil Frasier, who runs Kissing it Better. Gil said: “The idea of the charity is to bring the outside world in, and to connect people who might be in a care home or a hospital, but sometimes they feel like they’re in the middle of the desert because there isn’t that connection outside”.

One woman gets a glimpse of her makeover in the mirror.One woman gets a glimpse of her makeover in the mirror.

Claire, who lives at the home, said: “I haven’t had mascara on in 20 years! It brought back good memories.”

Ms Kher said it was “a wonderful experience”.

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