For the second year, I plan to participate in the 17…Days of Fashion’s 3rd Annual Media Reception and Kickoff Event that will be held in my hometown of Philly, PA.
17... Days of Fashion is a nonprofit organization with its 501(c)(3) application pending that was established in 2009 by the founding members of the Philadelphia Fashion Consortium (PFC). The member’s goal is to create an unparalleled event. With this mission in mind, they created 17…Days of Fashion. The annual event features 21 fashion events produced by local designers and industry professionals and it also incorporates education forums lead by leaders of the Delaware Valley and fashion community at large.
Each participating organization is also charged to give back to the community by raising money through the course of their event and donating to a charity of their choice. It is all about Community, Charity, and Couture!
The Kick-off will take place at Philadelphia’s hot new spot Aura Restaurant and Lounge on August 17, 2012 at 5pm. This year’s event will feature R&B superstar Ginuwine.
Ginuwine is currently in the studio recording his brand new solo album. He is also collaborating on an upcoming album with other R&B vets Tyrese and Tank to form the group TGT. When he is not laying down tracks, he is working with his charitable causes, Impact Broadway, S.P.R.U.C.E and of course, 17…Days of Fashion. Ginuwine is also looking to help the next generation of stars with Bag Entertainment Company that is dedicated to helping new talent succeed in the entertainment industry.
In addition to Ginuwine, the 17…Days of Fashion Media Reception and Kickoff Event will feature many notable guests including but not limited to: Dezzie (Praise 103.9), Carvin Haggins (Grammy Award Winning Writer and Producer), Mike Jerrick (Fox29), Curtis Jones (Councilmen), Sixx King (Director/Contributing Writer for Essence.com), Mo’Shay LaRen (Radio Personality 100.3 WRND), Bria Marie (R&B Singer), Sharon Phillips Waxman (President of SPW Productions), Dr. Marquita Williams (Psychologist and Advisory Board Member), and Lori Wilson (NBC10). Erika McDaniel of Your Chic is Showing is the planner for the 17…Days of Fashion Media Reception and Kickoff event and I look forward to what this year has to offer. I had a great time at the last one especially the Celebrities for Charity Event and the Smooches Models event featuring plus-sized models that were fierce!
Not only will I be covering it for my blog, but it will also be featured on the Beauty Equation website hosted by Nigel Barker formerly of America’s Next Top Model.
All fashion industry insiders and the public are also invited to attend the event. Those looking to attend can RSVP by Aug. 15, 2012 by contacting our event planner at email@example.com.
To learn more about all the events that are planned for the 17 Days, visit: http://www.17daysoffashion.com