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Behind the scenes of our WCR Fashion Show at Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach


September 13th, Luncheon, Silent Auction, Fashion Show

Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach


 To put on a major event of this kind is an enormous task with many volunteers putting in an extraordinary amount of time, so first I must  thank and applaud all the wonderful women and men who have worked so hard to make this a successful event.  Everyone had their particular “job” and pitched in “wherever” whenever necessary.  My job was to co-chair the models – along with Karen Calley –  which included rounding up a group of models from our membership, giving direction about the fashion show, sending them on to the stores for fittings, and replacing & switching when models dropped out or there was a need to switch a store.  In all we have a fabulous group of models this year!  Can’t wait to see them walk down the runway and I will be up there with them!

Models Getting Ready for Havana Nights Fashion Show at Sylvie …

Sylvieann Vidal creating unique looks for Susan Clark Sylvia & Julie for the 'Havana Nights' Fashion Show Luncheon and Fundraiser at Spanish Bay September 13! Tag a friend who would love this show!!Tickets on sale @

Posted by Sylvie Unique Boutique on Saturday, September 9, 2017

This year I am modeling for Sylvie Unique Boutique and you can see from the quick video she had taken above, Julie and Sylvia and I had a fun time trying on our wardrobe for the fashions show.

I arrived as soon as she opened last Wednesday.  Hmmm . . . so many to choose from.

This is a lovely look!

And so is this!!  Sylvie has a beautiful collection of European designers that is to die for!

Sylvie of Sylvie Unique Boutique

For the fashion show, Sylvie has some specific designs she wanted to show so I started to try them on.

Will these earrings work?  Just wait until you see me in full make-up and boots in this outfit!

Stores in the Fashion Show

Other than Sylvie Unique Boutique, this year’s fashion show features the following stores: Ms. Fabulous, Carried Away, Biba, Foxy Couture Carmel, Debra C, Nest Boutique, ericka engelman couture, Ruffle Me To Sleep, and featuring men’s wear, Khaki’s and Men’s Wearhouse.  We thank all of the stores and encourage everyone to check out these marvelous stores if you are not familiar with them.

Time is of the essence as we say in real estate and it’s “crunch time” now for this event.  If you don’t have your ticket yet,

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Rehearsal Tuesday evening and we’ll be there Wednesday at O’Dark 30 to start rehearsing one more time, before you all see it.  Can’t wait!!

Thank you to all the sponsors who made this event possible. 

See you there!!!!

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My Secret Life as a Model ~ Fashion Show at Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, CA

  WCR Fashion Show Fundraiser “Havana Nights“, September 13th 

Luncheon and Fashion Show at Inn at Spanish Bay

Benefits the Housing Resource Center and the WCR Education Fund

My Secret Life as a Model

Susan Clark modeling Ericka Engelman in the 2015 WCR Fashion Show

I’ve mostly spent my life as a Stewardess (Pam Am), as a teacher (SFUSD), and as a realtor both in  San Francisco and Carmel (Alain Pinel Realtors).  BUT,  I always had this secret desire to model so when I was in my 20’s I gave it a whirl.  I went to a modeling school in San Francisco and some how wound up teaching “Walks and Turns” at the same modeling school on Saturdays – all while teaching 5th grade.  It was my secret life!  I did do some live fashion shows, but alas, it was obvious this could not be a part-time gig.  And I was certainly not emaciated enough to do print and liked a steady job – plus I loved teaching.  I decided it was not my calling, but it had been fun!  To this day, I love fashion!  Some days you can’t tell by the way I dress, but issues of  Vogue, Elle, and Bazaar are always stacked up on my coffee table.

by Oscar de la Renta ~ SF exhibit at De Young Museum

Did any of you reading this catch the Oscar de la Renta exhibition at De Young in San Francisco?  Now that man knew how to make a dress!

Oscar de la Renta

The qualities I most admire in a woman are confidence and kindness. ~Oscar de la Renta

by Oscar de la Renta, exhibition at De Young Museum, SF

But I digress, if you love fashion, and love supporting good causes, come to our WCR Fashion Show Fundraiser, “Havana Nights

It’s going to be an amazing time, with Delicious food, fabulous fashion, at an incredibly beautiful place (Inn at Spanish Bay), and lots  of fun MOST IMPORTANTLY!  Salsa dancers, latin music to get your blood boiling, and the “experience” of steaming nights in Havana in the 50’s!  Only $95 a ticket if you act NOW!

Havana Nights

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The Housing Resource Center helps those less fortunate find and obtain housing.  Thank you for helping this worthy cause.

I’ll see you there, and yes, I will once again get my “Kicks” up on the runway!

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Spinning in a “Dior Turn” in a previous WCR Fashion Show modeling fashions from Marita’s in Pacific Grove.

People will stare


See you there!!!!

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WCR Fashion Show Fundraiser ~ “Havana Nights” September 13th 2017

“Havana Nights”  WCR Fashion Show Fundraiser

September 13, 2017    ~  11:00am Luncheon ~ Inn at Spanish Bay

Benefits the Housing Resource Center and the

WCR Education Fund.

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Short Video Invitation

Women’s Council of Realtors has a treat for you!  A fabulous luncheon and fashion show to benefit the Housing Resource Center and the WCR Education Fund.  August 31st is the last day to buy pre-sale tickets at $95.  Price goes up to $115 September 1st.

It will be held at the beautiful Inn at Spanish Bay in the ballroom.

Don’t miss this amazing event!   You’ll be transported to the island of Cuba with it’s steamy hot nights and Latin sounds and gorgeous fashions.  Fashions by our best boutiques on the Monterey Peninsula modeled by our WCR members.  We thank all of our fabulous sponsors who have made this event possible and all the fabulous WCR members who have volunteered their time.

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ABC’s of the Monterey Peninsula ~ “C” is for “Car Week” Carmel~Pebble Beach~Pacific Grove~Monterey

ABC’S of the Monterey Peninsula ~ “C” is for “Car Week”

Carmel ~ Pebble Beach ~Pacific Grove ~ Monterey

Every August one of the biggest events of the Monterey Peninsula rolls along.  Mid August on the Monterey Peninsula is “Car Week” and it’s going on right now in 2017!

Every year car enthusiasts converge on the Monterey Peninsula (which includes the towns of Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Monterey)  from all corners of our nation and beyond to attend a week of events, road rallies, parades, parties, fashion shows, racing, and car auctions.

The week culminates on Sunday with the prestigious Concours d’ Elegance in Pebble Beach.  But first on Thursday there is a Tour D’Elegance and Display on Ocean Avenue in Carmel- a free event.

A number of the cars showing on Sunday do a Road Tour of the Monterey Peninsula and stop in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea for lunch in the park and have their vehicles on display on Ocean Avenue.  How cool is that?

Wow! Love that color!

“Car people” look forward to this week with its events and parties all year.  For the locals it is just great fun to partake of some of the events and enjoy the “Car Eye Candy” on the streets of Carmel and Pebble Beach!

Antique cars polished to perfection, Ferrari’s, Corvettes, Porsches,

Bentleys – you name it and its here!

Owner polishing to perfection

The owners  furiously polish their cars because soon the judges will appear and their car will be judged for prizes – and who doesn’t like to win!

Every year new events are added and the menu becomes more and more diverse,  plentiful and delightful! For instance this year there was a new event called the “Prancing Ponies” which happened on Wednesday.  It was a group of Women Ferrari owners showing their cars and raising money for charity.  Now that’s a club I’d like to join!

Maybe next year??

There is something now for everyone’s tastes and pocketbook.  Many of the events, also, raise thousands for Charity ~ so that’s a good thing.

Other than the Thursday  Tour D’Elegance, another favorite event of mine is on  the Tuesday of “Car Week”  and is called “Concours on the Avenue” (Tuesday August 15th  this year from 10:00am-5:00pm) which takes place on Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world famous Ocean Avenue and is FREE!

This is the newest large event founded by Doug and Genie Freedman.  Sixteen blocks of downtown is filled with collector cars including Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and Sporting Cars.

The spit and polish needed to prepare these automobiles for showing and judging is incredible!

Tiffany will be on hand with beautiful trophies for the winners and, of course, those famous “blue boxes”! This impressive presentation is free to spectators and benefits the Carmel Foundation that provides a wide variety of services to local seniors.

Tiffany trophies waiting for the lucky winners.

To add to the fun the merchants up and down Ocean Avenue have decorated their show windows with displays that depict the car industry.  Be sure to check out our Alain Pinel Realtors window display at the NW corner of Ocean and Dolores.

A Morgan unbelted!

It’s impossible to mention every event there are over 50.  There are the auctions, the car displays, auto road rallies, racing out at Laguna Seca, reunions of car clubs, Concours Italiano, and even Concours D’Lemons.  No matter what there is enjoyment and fun for all – so take your choice this week and the years to come.

If you are planning for next year,  The Concours D’Elegance will take place on the 4th Sunday August 26th and Car Week activities running from August 20-26th.

And if you fall in love with the Monterey Peninsula while you’re here and would like to find your Dream Home, give me a call!

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors, 831-320-6801