One Girl One Dress -Coachart

It’s important to me that every little girl have at least a few magical memories to take with her along life’s journey. That's why I’ve established the One Girl, One Dress Project. Through One Girl, One Dress, I work with non-profit organizations to provide dresses to underprivileged, chronically sick or terminally ill girls who need the lift only a special dress can provide.  And last weekend I was able to see first hand the power of what a new dress can do while working with the CoachArt charity in Los Angles at the Seely Studios. 

Together, we hosted a fashion show in which the girls modeled my collection on the runway. This star turn—complete with the full hair and makeup treatment—allowed the girls from Coachart to feel like pretty little celebrities and helped to give them a momentary reprieve from the harsh realities of their day-to-day lives. It truly was a joyous time made even more so when the girls realized they got to keep the dresses they modeled. 

So much hard work went into making this show the best it could be for the girls and the CoachArt team was amazing to work with!! I can not wait to work with them again and put on another successful fashion show!!

A big shout out to the CoachArt team their friends, all of my family that helped from afar and my LA friends that came out on Saturday to give a helping hand.

All of my friends are so talented in so many different ways and everyone contributed something for this event. From Dj'ing, makeup and hair, Cookies made by my aunts and shipped to me from Chicago, helping the kids, sewing, putting the space together, and just everything!!! My heart is still smiling seeing so many people coming through to help!! THANK YOU!!

Below are some pics from this great event... 

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Hundreds of cookies made it all the way from Chicago!! Thank you Auntie Mella and Auntie Fran!! 

Hundreds of cookies made it all the way from Chicago!! Thank you Auntie Mella and Auntie Fran!! 

Almost ready....

Almost ready....

Perfect :) 

Perfect :) 

Now for some behind the scenes... 

The girls rehearsing for the runway

The girls rehearsing for the runway

Changing into her new WL? dress

Changing into her new WL? dress

Brenda doing some fittings

Brenda doing some fittings

Armita taking a breather from Styling 

Armita taking a breather from Styling 

Shannon doing her thing with the girls hair! 

Shannon doing her thing with the girls hair! 

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Make up time

Make up time

Alyssa cutting what will be the runway curtains  

Alyssa cutting what will be the runway curtains  

and Stephanie staring to string them together

and Stephanie staring to string them together

And we are ready for the show to begin!!

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