I was truly moved by the stories of the members of the community that received awards for their charity and philanthropic efforts. All recipients of awards didn't know that they were being watched and were truly giving of themselves. Those that received awards were Keion Carpenter, Aaron Maybin, Debbie Weinberger (founder and chairman of GEM: Girl's Empowerment Mission) and Malaka Fraiser.
I was volunteering backstage and got an insiders look of the show. From the selection of models, to fittings, hair and make up, I was there! What an amazing experience. The "Discover Wonderland" theme was based on Alice in Wonderland and the hair and make up crew did an excellent job bringing that vision to life. Port Discovery in Baltimore was transformed into a mystical wonderland that captivated the audience.
If you weren't able to attend the event you really missed out. But there is hope! You can attend next year on Saturday October 15, 2011. Make sure you purchase a ticket for the show WILL be sold out!
Here are some pictures from the event! More pictures to come
|part of the Alice in Wonderland theme at the event|
|models lined up to walk the runway|
|models wearing Bishme Cromartie|
|young model wearing Lotty Dotty tee http://www.lottydotty.com/|
|designers after the show|
|Me with Jay Nicolas Sario|
|Me with Carol Hannah|
|Me with Reco Chapple|
|Lisa Parker of Jnaki Salon with award recipient Aaron Maybin|