Fingal Bay Probus Club Members Enjoy a Trip Down Memory Lane with High End Fashions Nelson Bay (Tomaree Peninsula areas) Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 5, 2019 Edith Sneyd with president Thelma Wynn. THE members of the Fingal Bay Probus Club enjoyed all things fashion with some stylish glamour at a recent meeting. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Guest speaker was member Edith Sneyd who entertained with tales of her life in fashion. An early career in photography and jewellery led to Edith the opening of an upmarket boutique in Inverell called Leia Fashions which was later joined by two more: “Calico” for teens and “Edit” for larger ladies. Visiting designers for advance orders brought her a loyal following, as well as a reputation for being the go-to person for special occasions such as celebrations, anniversaries and charity raising, some with a special theme such as A Night in Paris, Easter Parade and That’s Dancing. Edith brought along a selection of favourites she had retained to the meeting after stepping down after 20 years. Probus members (the men as well as women) revelled in inspecting the magic created by designers such as Prue Acton, Simona, Anthea Crawford and the perennial Carla Zampatti. There was a superb spread of accessories too; purses, jewellery, belts and scarves, as well as a huge album recording events and personalities connected with Leia Fashions. Julia Redlich told News Of The Area, “It was a wonderful trip down memory lane for many of our members.” By Marian SAMPSON A brilliant blaze of colour from Canberra’s Maggie Shepherd (worn by Edith for her son’s wedding). Edith and fellow member Ruth Churcher with a Prue Acton favourite.