I love fashion. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is about fashion that I love. It’s a form of expression; it tells people a lot about who you are, what you do and how you view life. It’s beautiful; a work of art. It’s glamorous, exciting, attractive, bold. The list can go on and on.
When I was younger I wanted to be a Fashion Designer. I tried to go to school to study fashion design and fashion merchandising several times, but God always closed the door. I tried to go to Fashion Week to see the shows in several different cities, but unless you have connections or money, it’s pretty much impossible. I’ve been to smaller fashion shows and they were a great experience, but I always felt out of place.
Once I discovered that my passion was to fight trafficking, I started searching for clothes and beauty products that supported the cause. I even tried to design clutches to raise funds to sponsor a young girl who has been rescued and is going through recovery. (I found that I really didn’t have the time to dedicate to designing and sewing.) No matter how much I tried to force it, the fashion industry just wasn’t my calling.
This Fall that will finally change! I will get to do something that will mix my passion with my love of fashion and I am SO EXCITED! I have the privilege of helping with the Rescue Her Runway, a fashion show to fight against human trafficking! Even though God has closed all the doors for me to be working full-time in the fashion industry, He still cares about me and what I love!
Planning a fashion show is NOT easy! Especially since it’s for a non-profit organization. Because we are raising money, we need to stay within budget (or preferably under!). Finding companies to support us by donating outfits, accessories, hors d’oeuvres, volunteers; it’s a LOT of work! But it’s such a great opportunity! Designers, hair artists, makeup artists, models, and anyone in the fashion industry will be able to use their skills to show their support against this injustice!
If you work in the fashion industry- models, hair artists, makeup artists, designers- or if you just have a love of fashion (like me), then I invite you to use your talents and passion to help make this show a huge success! Let’s work together to do something fun, creative, beautiful and glamorous to fight trafficking!