On August 30th, 2012, I had the privilege to attend the 2nd Annual Fashion and the Arts Humanity Fete. This show, created by Renita Manley-Garrett, not only showcases local Chicago designers and artists; but also awards people whom made a difference in our city through their humanitarian efforts. Designers featured included Horacio Nieto, Rosina Mae Turner, LaTonya Williams of Elizabeth Smith Fashions and Nia by Nadia. This fantastic show was produced by Benjamin Cottrell Designs (fab as always) and the pre-show was hosted by spokesmodel Amour Genesis. The award recepients included; Kevin Coval, poet and Artistic Director/Co-Founder of Louder Than a Bomb; Karyn Watkins and Lovette Ajayi, Red Pump Co-Founders; Ken Patrick, President and CEO of Beau Ideal; and Alisa Roadcup on behalf of Heshima Kenya’s Maisha Collective initiative. Also, the show didn't just award those who deserved it, but also 100% of the raffle proceeds benefitted The Princess Closet, a non-profit organization that grants prom wishes to high school girls. Overall excellent show, and I am looking forward towards next years event!
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Tags: Alisa Roadcup, Amour Genesis, Beau Ideal, Benjamin Cottrell Designs, Elizabeth Smith Fashions, Fashion and the Arts Humanity Fete, Fashion Fetish Fete, Heshima Kenya's Maisha Collective Initative, Horacio Nieto, Karyn Watkins, Ken Patrick, Kevin Coval, LaTonya Williams, Lounder than a Bomb, Lovette Ajayi, Nia by Nadia, Red Pump, Renita Manley-Garrett, Rose Mae Turner, Rosina Mae, The Princess Closet