Lake Worth women get fashion makeovers from Evelyn & Arthur

Lauren Cocozza (right), a buyer at Evelyn & Arthur helps a local woman try on new clothes at Tuesday's "pop-event" in Lake Worth where the women of Burckle Place and Halle Place got to shop and get pampered.

Lauren Cocozza (right), a buyer at Evelyn & Arthur, helps a local woman try on new clothes at Tuesday’s “pop-event” in Lake Worth where the women of Burckle Place and Halle Place got to shop and be pampered.

LAKE WORTH — Earlier this week, a group of women who have fallen on hard times got a chance to shop and feel pampered.

The women of Burckle Place, a program for single homeless women, and Halle Place, a program for ladies who were incarcerated and who are now trying to get their lives back on track, participated in a “pop-up” event on Tuesday where Evelyn & Arthur, a contemporary clothing store, outfitted the women with new threads.

The designer clothes were from Lisette I. Montreal, Lisa Todd and Sympli.

The event was held at Burckle Place in Lake Worth. The Lord’s Place operates both Burckle Place and Halle Place.

“I feel so sassy and beautiful,” said Vickie Reisdorf, a 59-year-old Burckle Place resident. “This is such a generous gift.”

Haley Ford, a 28-year-old Halle Place resident, said the clothes were mature and age appropriate.

“I learned how to mix and match and expand my wardrobe, ” she said.

Adrianne Weissman, Evelyn and Arthur’s president, sits on The Lord’s Place board. She said she became involved with the organization after hearing a client’s story. Weissman said she wants to instill a sense of pride by helping the women express themselves in nice clothing.

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