On Saturday, August 17, 2013, Sandy Jean-Phillippe - the Haitian Sensation - brought her Evolution of Curves Plus-Size Charity Fashion Show back to the Nation's Capital for an evening of fierce, show-stopping fashions. Held at the exclusive L2 Lounge by the Georgetown Waterfront, this event featured what was truly the best choreographed fashion show I have ever attended. It was clear that Sandy brought her background as an actress and dancer to the table as each scene featured sharply executed moves by the models as they strutted through the lounge. Here are a few pictures from the event as well as a video from my favorite scene - the model battle! (I apologize for the quality of the video but, unfortunately, there was low lighting at the venue.)[caption id="attachment_6715" align="aligncenter" width="274"] Evolution of Curves Model[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6714" align="aligncenter" width="246"] Evolution of Curves Model[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6716" align="alignleft" width="274"] Yours Truly - Rocking a Forever 21+ Peplum Top, Ashley Stewart Rhinestone Studded Belt, and ASOS midi skirt. (Don't remember where I got the shoes!)[/caption]
But, the evening was not just about fashion. In thanking everyone - the models, the makeup and hair stylists, and the audience - Sandy shared the origins of this project. Just a few short weeks after winning E!'s Bank of Hollywood competition (and the seed money to launch the touring fashion show), the devastating earthquake struck Haiti. Many of her own family members were affected - including a cousin who had to give birth outdoors. In the aftermath, Sandy decided to transform her fashion shows into charity events. Currently, she has raised enough funds to have built the foundation for several homes. By next year, which will be the fifth anniversary of the tour, her goal is to have five houses built.
In truth, I am in awe of Sandy. Not only does she manage to pull off this show in multiple cities and remotely book talent, secure designers, venues, and so on, but she is also making a real difference in the lives of people. Now if that's not fabulous, I don't know what is.
If you live in or near Atlanta or New York City, be sure to check out the upcoming Evolution of Curves tour stops in each of those cities!! Check out http://evolutionofcurves.com/tour-schedule/ for details!
Just a few days later, I noticed that she would be appearing on the Style Network's new reality show, Hot Listings Miami. Check it out.... Now we've seen Vivica on reality tv before. She appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2006, hosted the Lifetime show Prank My Mom, and served as the host for reunion episodes of Jerseylicious and Big Rich Texas. But her most recent forays into guest spots on reality tv has me wondering - will we see Ms. Fox get her OWN reality show? Now that would be really cool. What do you think? Are a fan of Vivica Fox? If she's reading this, I just want to say, "Vivica, love you, girl - do ya thang!!!" Smooches!
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