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CHIC IN THE CITY/Style and Polo Unite Under the Stars at Great Meadow

Aly Jacobs
By Aly Jacobs
Posted on Jun 16,2009
Filed Under Fashion , Local Style,
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Photo by John Arundel/Local Kicks <br />Designer Cindy Bapst combined style with sports and joined forces with the season’s first Twilight Polo Match at Great Meadow. The event made for an ideal date night and as Bapst so perfectly stated, “fashion and polo really go together nicely.”
Photo by John Arundel/Local Kicks
Designer Cindy Bapst combined style with sports and joined
forces with the season’s first Twilight Polo Match at Great
Meadow. The event made for an ideal date night and as Bapst
so perfectly stated, “fashion and polo really go together nicely.”

Let’s be honest, unless there is some sort of bribery involved, convincing a guy to go to a fashion show is no easy task.

So, how did local designer and co-owner of the Rich Hippie boutique, Cindy Bapst, get over 1,200 men and women to attend her fashion show at the 25th anniversary of Great Meadow last week in The Plains?

Just like her B.Jolee clothing line which is, as she describes, “classic with a twist,” Bapst decided to put a little spin on the fashion show too. She combined style with sports and joined forces with the season’s first Twilight Polo Match, sponsored by Adler Jewelers, Capitol File magazine and Peroni Birra Superiore, or the beer which the Italians call "style in a bottle."

The event made for an ideal date night and as Bapst so perfectly stated, “fashion and polo really go together nicely.”

Who knew?

Surrounded by Virginia’s luscious countryside, the champagne flowed and Arnold Palmer’s mixed as hundreds of people, dressed in their casual yet chic summer attire, socialized under the stars. Bapst was thrilled. Not only was she excited to be raising money for the Great Meadow Outdoors Foundation, but she couldn’t wait to showcase her line of B. Jolee clothing.

“My line is very urban and bohemian chic. I love neutral colors on sexy styles.” Bapst takes women out of the box and shows them how to be elegantly sexy. “It’s for the country club mom that loves to socialize and go out.”

Photo by John Arundel/Local Kicks <br />Doggies, ponies and models...always a winning combination.
Photo by John Arundel/Local Kicks
Doggies, ponies and models...always a
winning combination.

After the polo match, the sound of Lady Gaga’s Just Dance started to blast from the speakers; everyone gravitated towards the runway, even the men. “What surprised me the most was that the women and men were excited to see the show,” Cindy recalls. 

Models strapped on their sexy heels and strutted to the music showcasing the clothes Bapst worked so hard to create. “It is the most unbelievable feeling to look at the runway and think ‘I did that.’”

The night was a success and even though Bapst admits that the fashion industry is much harder than she thought, “…seeing somebody in something I picked out or designed makes everything all worth it.”

So what’s next for Cindy Bapst? “I am working on a reality TV show. I never thought I would do reality TV but the fashion industry has opened a lot of doors.”

Bapst couldn’t go into details just yet, but she promised that when she can, Local Kicks and Chic in the City with Aly will be the first to know!
 
To see a slide show of Great Meadow's 25th Anniversary celebration, click here: http://www.flickr.com/search/show/?q=Great+Meadow+25th

Aly Jacobs, the Associate Producer of the Jack Diamond Morning Show at Mix 107.3 FM, is the new Style Editor for Local Kicks.  She may be contacted at alyson.s.jacobs@gmail.com.



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