Hello, October! This beautiful month welcomes pumpkin spice lattes, fall leaves and amazing fall weather — and it also means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate (and pamper) some of Louisville’s breast cancer survivors by featuring them as today’s models. We have Jessica Denson Van Hoy, Annie Yoho, Edna Campbell and Mary Katherine Larmee, all dynamic and beautiful women.
In true “What to Wear” fashion, our models are sporting looks befitting three amazing upcoming events — St. James Court Art Show, Taste of Louisville and Wine on the River. Our spectacular stylist, Shannon Kessler from Primp Style Lounge, has chosen the perfect looks for these events from Six Sisters and Rodes For Him | For Her. Check out what to wear to these fun fall Louisville events!
The Event: St. James Court Art Show
- October 5-7, 2018
- Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Free and open to the public
- St. James Court
- For more info, visit stjamescourtartshow.com.
Art, food and beautiful views. That’s right — it’s time for the St. James Court Art Show. This year marks the 62nd year of the old Louisville favorite, and you are sure to find something that strikes your fancy, as there are more than 750 artists from across the country gathered together to display their talents. Rain or shine, this event is sure to be one to remember.
What to wear: When it comes to strolling around and checking out the amazing artwork at St. James Court, comfort is certainly key — and since it is an art-forward event, so is style! Shannon chose three gorgeous looks that will have you looking like a work of art while feeling comfy at the same time.
The Event: Wine on the River
- October 13, 2018
- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Standard tickets are $65, VIP tickets are $75, and non-drinking tickets are $20.
- Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park
- For more info, visit wineontheriverlouisville.com.
Calling all wine enthusiasts — this one is for you! Enjoy more than 25 vineyards, distributors and wineries on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. Attendees will receive a passport to keep track of their favorite red, white or bubbly during this fun and educational event. Tickets include admission to the event, a souvenir tasting glass, samples of all beverages, a passport brochure and a donation to Boys and Girls Haven. Patrons must be 21 or older to attend and present a valid ID.
What to wear: Pack on the layers, because it’s not the Ohio River Valley if the weather doesn’t swing from 75° to 45° in a day! Shannon chose beautiful looks, with breathable blouses and layers, that are perfect for the unpredictable transition weather.
The Event: Taste of Louisville
- October 17, 2018
- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Tickets are $65.
- Churchill Downs
- For more info, visit thetasteoflouisville.com.
Eat, drink and be merry, all while supporting the community! Enjoy the original Taste of Louisville event put on by The Kentucky Restaurant Association’s Louisville Chapter. This fun and tasty collection of the city’s finest restaurants and chefs is about more than just food. Since 1974, Taste of Louisville has raised over $250,000 for local charities. You won’t want to miss it!
What to wear: Break out the heels, snag a special occasion dress and break out those treasured earrings because it’s time to dress to the nines for Taste of Louisville. Shannon chose three stunning looks that are sure to turn heads.
MEET OUR MODELS
Annie Yoho was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 after a routine mammogram. The diagnosis came as a surprise since she’s been a fitness trainer for decades and did not have a history of breast cancer in her family. Annie underwent a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation, continuing to run and train during her treatment. Her faith and fitness played a huge part in her recovery. Today she’s a fitness trainer for the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA, where she helps cancer survivors regain strength and confidence after treatment.
Mary Katherine Larmee has been a breast cancer survivor for 28 years. She likes to take part in the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities in our community because they give her the opportunity to network with other women experiencing this diagnosis and give her the opportunity to show them that she is an example that you can survive and live a long healthy life after diagnosis and treatment.
Jessica Denson Van Hoy takes part in the Power of Pink fundraising event every October, which is hosted by the News and Tribune in Southern Indiana. She shares, “If you or are a loved one are facing cancer, just remember, it’s different for everyone. Whatever you feel — whether it’s frustration, fear, anger, sadness — whatever it may be, it’s okay. I know people will say ‘you’re so strong, you can do this,’ but it’s okay to feel weak sometimes and let others support you. It’s okay to ask for help and tell people what you need. Most of your friends and family just want to know how to help you – just tell them.”
Edna Campbell is a breast cancer survivor who also participates in the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
- To our boutiques, Six Sisters and Rodes for providing the perfect looks and accessories.
- To our photographer, Christine Mueller of Christine Mueller Photography, for shooting absolutely breathtaking photos.
- To our stylist extraordinaire, Shannon Kessler from Primp Style Lounge, for making our models look incredible.
- To J Michael’s Spa and Salon for making our survivors look absolutely stunning.
- And last, but certainly not least, to our survivors Jessica Denson Van Hoy, Annie Yoho, Edna Campbell and Mary Katherine Larmee.