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Oct 24, 2013
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Backstage Confidential: Helping Out on Fall's Runway

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY HUGHES

Two weeks ago I was asked to help out backstage at the Dress for DAIS Fashion Show, put on by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. The show was a benefit to raise money for this vital nonprofit which operates the only domestic violence center in all of Dane County.

The entire night celebrated women and highlighted Madison’s wonderful boutiques, including Change, Chauette, Iona, Lu Anders, Middleton Dress Company, Moda Italy, Neena, the Purple Goose, Pure Barre, Studio Z, Terese Zache, the Velvet Button and Z. Bella.

My role was to be a final dresser and check over each model before they hit the runway. Models did a fabulous job and it was fun getting a sneak peek at each look pre-show. Below is a slide show of photography by event photographer Timothy Hughes (who also shoots our City Style page every month like here, here and here).

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As Madison Magazine's style editor, Shayna Mace writes the monthly "Window Shopping" column about Madison's coolest store owners, products and shops. She also reports on Madison's most stylish people, chic items she loves, store events and sales, and additional dish in her weekly blog. Her favorite places to check out around town are local boutiques, consignment and vintage shops for one-of-a-kind treasures, new restaurants and bars, and anywhere that affords her the opportunity to meet and talk to Madison's most inspirational (and many times, fashionable!) people.

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