The overall theme of the Women on the Rise movement is support- "It's nothing wrong with supporting each other," explained April Swapshire to the mixed gender and generational crowd. "Pull someone else up."
Th expo was jam packed with vendors, food, prizes and giveaways, a mini fashion show, an engaging panel discussion and a back to school drive where guests received two book bags full of supplies for school age children. Cleveland socialite Sundae Wynn hosted the fashion event which featured models wearing rocking designs by Beautiful Struggle Love, Industry Styles, You Can and You Will, and two House of Fly by Lady Silk models Tiffany and Tonicha who wore outfits sponsored by Lillie's Fashion Bar in Maple Heights OH.
"I think it turned out well," stated Latisha Taylor. "(We) received great feedback and our next event will be in November in Alabama.."
I immediately went to work, first by looking over my notes from the Power of One Fashion Show to see what I needed to do better this time around, cause I had made some terrible rookie mistakes (late arrival, both phone batteries dying, not live streaming certain parts or uploading quick enough, insufficient storage etc... whew!) So I knew what to look out for this time around and I could concentrate on my part in the fashion show. I figured with two models it would be easier to style and I usually work with their personal wardrobe, but this time I wanted to try to put my boutique relationships to work and reached out to Ciera of Lillie's Fashion Bar. I told her what I was doing and after some discussion she agreed to let me pull/borrow two outfits for both models. I was ecstatic! Now i just needed the models lol. I knew I wanted two ladies with completely different body types to illustrate a certain point.
Whenever I do a show, a photo shoot or a video, I always ask myself what's the point I'm trying to make and this was no exception, especially since I would only be using two girls. Lillie's Fashion Bar offers a range of sizes from small - 3XL and I knew I wanted a petite model and one with curves so I chose Tonisha and Tiffany and picked out a few pieces that I thought would fit their individual body types. I told the girls to bring a few shoes and accessories and that was it! They looked great in their outfits and had so much fun and you know we had our own private mini photo shoot and video shoot in the bathroom right lol? Enjoy the photos and videos below and tell me what you think?