Aycha Williams, Fashion Chair of Second Harvest’s Wine Women & Shoes, gives us an update on the fashion show. We are so excited that Wine Women & Shoes is less than 2 weeks away!
Last week, I wrote about how we put all the moving parts together for Wine, Women & Shoes Fashion Show, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. I had mentioned that we received far-reaching support and help from our local businesses of Winter Park and greater Orlando.
Today, I would like to introduce our models that will all be donating their time and positive energy on the day of the event; walking the catwalk with the season’s must-have looks from Ginger Boutique at Winter Park village, Jacobson’s on Park Avenue and Black House, White Market at Alta Monte Mall.
I would like to introduce first three of our nine models:
Linda is a mother of two beautiful girls, Marley age 4 and Ivy, 16 months and is originally from Pennsylvania. After graduating from Penn State University, Linda moved to Orlando in 1992 and she says she fell in love with the city, its friendly people, not the mention the warm climate. Linda worked in legal industry in Orlando where she also met her husband, Jeff and they settled in Winter Park where they raise their beautiful daughters. She is now a stay at home mom, she loves to travel and to learn about other cultures. As a very stylish beautiful woman, she says she has always had a passion for fashion. Linda volunteers for charitable causes on a regular basis.
Sissy is has lived in Winter Park for the most part of her life and is a graduate of Rollins College. She is a general contractor by trade and has her own company, DeMuth Renovations, specializing on residential and commercial construction and renovations. Her passion is helping the disabled veterans where she teaches art classes and facilitates memory games once a week for over 10 years now. Before that; she has volunteered for American Red Cross since she was 14 years old. After hearing the focus of her volunteer work, I was not surprised to learn that Sissy gears her business towards residential modifications to accommodate people with disabilities. Sissy is certified in all surrounding counties and states, needless to mention that her company is a woman owned business. She models from time to time, and said she is very glad to be of help for our event.
Kelcie is young model in training as well as a college student and was referred to us through the Maile School of Acting and Modeling. She was born and raised in Orlando and her new modeling career includes runway shows in Mall of Millenia. Kelcie’s other interests are dancing, music and the beach. She has a very warm, sweet personality and said that she is more than happy to offer her time to model for our event.
We could not have put this fashion show together without the help of:
Urban Blonde Salon and Eclips Salon & Spa: both local businesses in Orlando. They both graciously offered to donate their services to create the looks of our models. Kristen, with Urban Blonde Salon and Colleen Baker, owner of Eclips Salon & Spa along with her head make-up artist Melissa Sorrano, will arrive in teams of four and help style our models before the event. We are thankful for their support and contribution.
Follow us in the next few days as I will be continue to introduce our models; a business woman, a cancer survivor mother of two, a local doctor and a professional model. Upcoming blog will also talk about our DJ, Clinton and his passion for music.
If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet for Wine, Women and Shoes on April 23rd, there may be a few left! Event and ticket info: www.winewomenandshoes.com/secondharvest
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