This past Friday I was invited to participate in the Dangerous Curves Ahead model casting call. So why cover a casting call? Because this call was for the annual charity fashion show and women's expo for Dangerous Curves Ahead. This is the 4th year that this organization has sponsored this event that not only honors women of ALL shapes and sizes, but also gives part of their proceeds to A-line Foundation to provide full make-overs to mothers in Chicago-land shelters. So naturally, the casting call was open to women of all shapes and sizes, but they had to be 5'6 without shoes. Let me just tell you; my 5'5 height was by far the shortest.
The casting call, hosted by the ever fabulous Tamika Martell-Price, was very laid-back and accepting. Unlike most model calls that prefer a certain type of woman, this one appreciated every size that walked through the door. Basically models such as Jamelia Amor, got their measurements taken, had professional pictures taken, walked for the designers and then, depending on the designers got chosen to model for this philanthropic show. There are 5 designers showcasing their work in this event; Raven Rashae, incubator alumni Kahindo Mateene of Modahnik clothing, Niehla Ollie designer of Chocolate Sushi Couture, Tiara Verse designer of Love Verse and amazing plus-size designer Shavonne Dorsey.
I am definitely looking forward towards this show. Not only does it provide great entertainment and amazing designers; but also gives back to our community. Designer Raven Rashae also gave me insight on what she is showcasing at this show; wrap-dresses, inspired by nature, versatile and for us curvy ladies, one size fits all!! Cannot wait!!! The Dangerous Curves Ahead 4th Annual Charity Fashion Show & Women's Expo takes place on Saturday May 19th at the Zhou B Art Center at 1029 W 35th Street in Chicago. There is complimentary private parking, so no excuse not to go. Tickets are only starting at $20 and you can purchase them at www.dangerouscurvesahead.org!! VIP Reception is from 6-7pm and general admission starts at 7pm!! A must attend for all who love fashion and love giving back!!!!
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