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Foxcrofts newest models: The PS 31 Faculty

Fashionistas for a Day: Teachers at P.S. 31 Get a Makeover

BY Tanay Warerkar

With just a month left before schools goes back into session, a group of 19 teachers from Meserole Avenue’s P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont elementary school got a much needed break before they get back in the grind.

Thanks to a program launched by the fashion brand, Foxcroft Collection, which caters primarily to on-the-go, working women, teachers at P.S. 31 got to enjoy a makeover session at a salon, and get decked out in Foxcroft’s latest collection.

“We are thrilled to have the women of P.S. 31 Brooklyn participate in our Style Stars project,” said Tom Dietrich, President of The Apparel Group, the parent company of Foxcroft. “This project reflects our ongoing effort to support teachers for their hard work in educating our children.”

The Style Stars project was launched last year in conjunction with the brand’s 25th anniversary.

The project was created to recognize the efforts of women who had helped build up Foxcroft as a brand over the years, and as a way to give back to the community. The brand decided to focus on teachers by offering free makeovers to educators once a year at a particular school throughout the city.

In the inaugural year, teachers at P.S 159 in Queens got a chance to partake in the snazzy makeover sessions.

This year, teachers at P.S. 31, took a trip to L’Appartement Prive Salon in Manhattan where apart from the clothes already provided by Foxcroft, they were treated to hair consultation and styling tips courtesy celebrity hairstylist, Laurent Dufourg, who has worked with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Tina Fey, and Johnny Depp.

“Working with these ladies is extremely rewarding because they leave the salon feeling like a million dollars,” said Dufourg. “I love it. It is very satisfying.”

The teachers concurred. For many, it was unexpected, and not a luxury they usually have time for in their busy schedules.

“We were treated like royalty,” said LouAnn Gallo, a writing teacher at P.S. 31 for over 15 years. “It’s something we never get to experience, and it’s really nice to be recognized in this way.”

Foxcroft approached Principal Mary Scarlato who pitched the idea to her staff, and asked for those interested to come on board.

The P.S. 31 teachers will be featured in the central spread of the upcoming back-to-school campaign being launched by Foxcraft on August 14.


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