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Celebration of life at Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Annual Chicago Fashion Show
The City of Chicago, national and international guests celebrated life and fashion at the Live Out Loud Charity 3rd Chicago Fashion Show during Chicago Fashion Week on St. Patrick’s Day.
By: TeKay Designs
Grammy nominated artist John Hill and Sherrie Gearheart (Founder of LOLC and the fashion show producer for the event) co-hosted the evening show.
It was an eventful day with two back to back fashion shows and one goal: to educate the public on the signs of depression and to save lives while giving hope. Intermixed between designers were powerful speakers sharing their stories of overcoming depression and ways to stop suicide. Speakers included the Live Out Loud Charity Leadership academy spokespersons:
Media included Tiara Magazine, The Model Idea TV show, Star Planet TV, Fashion Empire on Demand, Doughboy Television and M&M Modeling Magazine to name just a few. Fashion Show makeup and avant garde hair was provided by Steven Papageorge Hair Academy and select artists.
The featured designers for the 3pm fashion show were Little T's Boutique by Tiffany Cooper, Lil Couture Cutie by Raelynn Nichols, Ashley Alverth, Merle Taylor of Beauti-ful You Designs, Rae Hurst of FIBRE by Rae Hurst, and Nadia Dovydaitiene of Nadia Dovidi. The featured designers for the 7pm fashion show included: Leandro Mulet from Cuba, Satoko Mizuno from Japan, Words to Live By Apparel, Sarah Kleiser, Laurel Bridal by Wolczynski paired with custom hats by Audra Elizabeth, Tosh Sherman paired with jewelry by Danaya Designs 4U, an androgynous collection called Speechless Vulgarity by designer S Dot Haynes, and finale designer Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs. It was a beautiful event and celebration of life.
Award winning international fashion label TeKay Designs celebrated culture by infusion of Egyptian, African, Spanish, European, American and Indian design concepts. The designer brand showcased couture gowns, matching bride and groom attire, luxurious fabrics, intricate embroidery, exotic trims, statement jewelry and accessories inspired by cultures around the globe. Each gown in the award winning Queen Of The Brides collection is named after a historical queen or woman of significant social status from various countries around the world. The designer label also featured statement evening gowns and pageant dresses from their renowned Crown Collection. View TeKay Designs fashion show images at https://www.facebook.com/
The Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC) had their national and international queens crown their worldwide state ambassadors. The international and national queens included:
- Miss Worldwide Princess (Kassy Harper)
- Miss Worldwide Teen Ireland LOLC (Emma Gavin)
- Miss Worldwide Teen USA LOLC (Brittany Gallarneau)
- Ms. Worldwide Ambassador (Tiffani Robertson)
- Miss Worldwide Ambassador (Lynae Tucker)
The newly crowned queens included:
- Miss Worldwide Illinois Princess Ambassador for LOLC (Isla Burnett)
- Miss Worldwide Teen Illinois Ambassador for LOLC (Vashti Smith)
- Miss Worldwide Teen Bosnia Ambassador for LOLC (Arnela Karabegovic)
- Miss Worldwide Illinois Latina Ambassador for LOLC (Jamie Vianey)
- Miss Worldwide Michigan Ambassador for LOLC (Mikayla Pekala)
- Miss Worldwide Wisconsin Ambassador for LOLC (Lindsey Heintz)
- Ms. Worldwide Illinois Ambassador for LOLC (Angel Simmons)
- Mrs. Worldwide Minnesota Ambassador for LOLC (Debbie Larsen)
- Mrs. Worldwide South Africa Ambassador for LOLC (Josie Cee)
The following were crowned Miss Humanitarian Model for Tiara Magazine: Oliviah Starr, Elliana Roy, Jese Torres, Celina Alejos, Julia Benson, and Tiffany Christina. The crowning ceremony concluded with Jennifer Klosinski crowned as the 2015 Tiara Magazine Brand Ambassador.
The mission of Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC) is to serve those at risk of committing suicide and to help stop this preventable cause of death from continually happening. The mission reflects the life-changing impact that the charity has on children, families, referral sources, sponsors, and entire communities. Founded by Sherrie Gearheart, LOLC is a non profit organization focused on suicide awareness and prevention through core character development. Since 2010, LOLC has reached over 80 million individuals worldwide through various partnerships and outreach programs within the organization. For more information about Live Out Loud Charity, visit http://liveoutloudcharity.org
ABOUT TEKAY DESIGNS INC
TeKay Designs is an award-winning international fashion label, based in Houston Texas, that offers custom designs and couture bridal gowns, formal attire and statement fashion jewelry. Designer Kimma Wreh is the creative mind behind TeKay Designs. Founded in 1998, the designer label is most noted for providing hand crafted, multicultural and contemporary pieces to customers in the U.S.A and international. The company facilitates design and production in Houston, Texas and Ghana, Africa.
With over 16 years of history, TeKay Designs’ statement necklaces have graced celebrities like Tennis superstar Serena Williams, R&B Singers Chante Moore and Angie Stone, Actress Ashley Rickards, Busy Phillips and Samantha Barks, Houston TV News anchor Deborah Duncan, Miss United Nations 2014 Precious Chikwendu and Ms. America 2013 Chiniqua Pettaway.
Wreh's creations have been featured in New York Fashion Week, Chicago Fashion Week, Dallas International Fashion Show, Houston Fashion Week, The Ultimate Wedding Showcase New York, etc. TeKay Designs has been featured in numerous print publications like The Knot, Bridal Guide, Get Married, Self, Genlux, New York Amsterdam News, Fashion Avenue News, The New York Times, among others.
Launched in 2012, Queen of the Brides is a wholly owned subsidiary of TeKay Designs Inc. The award-winning Queen Of The Brides collection includes couture bridal and formal gowns named after historical queens and women of significance from various countries around the world.
Websites: http://www.queenofthebrides.com, www.tk-designs.com
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