RAW Visionary Fashion Show
I left the HALANY installation to go to Hoboken, NJ to support my friends Andrea Graham and Ceylone Booth who both were going to rip the runway at the RAW Visionary Fashion Show. Thank GOD for my amazing husband and son who picked me up from the installation and drove me to the fashion the went straight to work with my son in tow. When I arrived the place was jumping. The music was jamming! There were also lots of friends and family who came to support loved ones.
Not too long after I arrived, I went to hang with the beautiful Andrea, Ceylon and the other equally beautiful models. I also got to meet designer John Leon who designed a beautiful dress for Andrea last year. Although the ladies had been there since early afternoon, they weren't scheduled to model until 11pm after all the bands played. So of course we do what pageant ladies often like to do...take pictures!!!
Andrea was to model for Lainy Gold as well as Yancy Portillo, while Ceylone was to model for Yancy. Both designers with two different styles and lines are very talented. Lainy's Collection had a nautical theme with blues, yellows, whites and golds. Yanci has a bridal line. Where was she when I was getting married?!? Before we knew it, it was time to rip the runway!! Lainy went first. As the models were getting ready, Lainy realized that one outfit didn't have a model to sashay in it. Both her and Andrea asked me if I would I model the 2 piece and I happily accepted. I was so excited!! I didn't go in expecting to model at all but here I was about to model with my pageant sisters. I was nervous but the time came and went really quickly. I even got some good constructive criticism from Andrea which I was grateful for because I hope to model again. After we were done, Andrea quickly went to model a wedding gown for Yanci while Ceylone was ready. Modeling the gowns took a bit longer because they are long and very fitting dresses but the models all looked gorgeous!!
I had an amazing time!!! I look forward to seeing more collections from Lainy and Yanci. Not only that but I can't wait to see Andrea and Ceylone work the runway soon too...maybe I could join them again. Hahahaha