“One Haute Night in April”

Zand Amsterdam reversible skirt

Zand Amsterdam reversible skirt

The cold weather has overstayed its welcome in Southern Oregon. Spring says it’s time for a change. A clothing change, that is. Warm up at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Waterstone Spa & Salon’s “One Haute April Night” fashion show at the Ashland Springs Hotel, 236 E. Main St.

Models, including Mrs. Oregon 2011 Aspen Droesch, will “bring in the new” with spring fashions by Ashland’s Patina Soul and hair and makeup by Waterstone.

Patina Soul owner Catherine Wallner says you can count on a procession of flirty, feminine details, including off-the-shoulder T-shirts and cowl necks, sheer fabrics, ruffles and lace.

Frugal tip: Patina Soul has reasonable prices, not a common characteristic at Ashland boutiques. In fact, Wallner says she opened the shop at 342 Lithia Way in downtown Ashland about a year and a half ago to try to fill a void in chic-yet-affordable clothing in Ashland.

My friend, Monique, calls her patronage of the store an addiction, if that’s any testimony.

Patina Soul will introduce a couple of international lines this spring, including Dezigual from Barcelona and Zand Amsterdam from the Netherlands. Some of those spring designs will glide across the catwalk at tonight’s show.

Blame it on my love of travel, but my favorite concept at Patina Soul was Zand Amsterdam’s one-of-kind, reversible, one-size-fits-all wrap skirt.

Made of different cotton prints on each side, the skirt sells for $54 and includes a pouch that can be used as a purse. It’s the perfect travel skirt. Save space. Avoid baggage fees.

“You can pair it with a couple of T-shirts to match, and that’s the only skirt you need,” Wallner says.

Skirts and dresses will continue to have a dominant presence this spring, she says. The more feminine detail on them the better. Look for crocheted or embroidered details and ruching on blouses, tunics and dresses. Pair your tunics and dresses with Capri leggings, a basic you can find at Patina Soul.

Tickets to the show are $15 in advance at Waterstone or $20 at the door. Admission includes a gift bag with sample products and a $10 voucher to the spa.

One-third of proceeds go to the Miss Rogue Valley Scholarship Program.

For details, call 541-488-3700.

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