Dapper Don O'neill of Theia Couture sent fantastic models down the runway at a Saratoga Fashion show benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities last week. The annual event raised money and honored longtime supporter Natalie Sillery of Saratoga Trunk.
The gorgeous event took place at the famed Saratoga Race Track. Stylish ladies displayed elaborate hats in the tradition of racing fashion. Dresses from Theia included his shimmering daywear, laser cut petals and sunset gown. Models include local Saratoga women who are affectionately called "Trunkettes" who celebrated the 50th anniversary of the organization.
Don recently gave Hello La Mode a fantastic interview about his personal favorites of designer fashion. He also tells Hello La Mode exactly why an organization like Ronald McDonald House means so much to him. "It’s an incredible house and it’s an amazing facility". He continued, "to realize the benefit of being able to stay in a facility that’s a home away from home, 5 minutes from the hospital, where your whole family can be together. There are kitchens and there are meals and you’re being taken care of so that you can focus on the person that’s sick. And I knew how important it was but I never realized exactly how much until I actually experienced for myself how truly important it is. I realized how proud I am to be part of helping people have this amazing facility when their family members get sick."
The designer donated several Theia dresses to be sold to benefit the RMHC . Shop, volunteer or donate to this wonderful organization!
Photos by Erica Miller of the Saratogian