On March 3, 2012, I was honored at The One Night Only Gala that celebrated the beginning of the 17…Days of Fashion as an official non-profit organization. I was honored with some of the hardest working women in the city of brotherly love: Kharisma McIlwaine of CW Philly, Jenice Armstrong, Journalist for Philadelphia Daily Newspaper, Lori Wilson, Anchorwoman of NBC 10, Sharon Phillips Waxman, President of SPW Production, and Julie Wilch, Fashion Event Coordinator (congratulations ladies!).
The One Night Only Gala was held at a very soft lit venue, The View, with round tables, candles, and an ice sculpture. It was beautiful! To add to the beauty of the venue, my favorite moment about the night (along with the award) was being able to spend it with my dad, Aalim Elitou! My dad escorted me for the night and we had an awesome time. It was great to have my Dad there with me sharing such a wonderful experience. Here is a picture of us together!
I would like to thank my parents for being an awesome influence on me and always guiding me in the right direction; staying on our path of righteousness. I would like to thank my little sisters who are always encouraging me to be a great role model. Also, my family who is always in my corner. And of course you, all of my supporters! I love you all! And of course I would like to thank the 17…Days of Fashion and Anthony Henderson for acknowledging my work. Thank you!
Here is a picture of me holding my award. The award states, “Awarded of excellence is presented to Tweety Elitou for your demonstration as a Fashion Blogger and Editor within the fashion community and your contribution to 17…days of fashion given on this 3rd day of March 2012.”
I am so honored to be appreciated for my work and I hope that I will be able to influence other youth to be the best they can be and work towards their dreams!
So On to the Fashion Side of It All!
I love the work of my stylist, Giovanni. I was considered one of the most stylish people of the evening.
The hat that I was wearing was made by the wonderful hat creator, Phenise of Plain Elain. She had lest than a week to make it and she did a fab job!