I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU ALL THAT NOTHING YOU
DO GOES UN-NOTICED AND THAT I AM APPRECIATIVE
OF YOUR SUPPORT
The road traveled to the inugural Dayton Fashion Week was such a long road traveled. But I have learned that when everything is going wrong that all I have to do is look to the hills from whence my help comes from and everything will be alright.
The trials and tribulations associated with this event, some may or may not understand, but I don't look at them as trials and tribulations, but as lessons learned. So as I mark up a great event, none of this would be possible without the almighty GOD or without the help of all the amazing people who volunteer their time and na- yes they volunteer all for the love of fashion.
We would like to thank our title sponsor BOB ROSS FIAT for believing in Dayton Fashion Week. Thanks to the Dayton Convention Center, Dayton Masonic Temple, Bainbridge Hall, and Courthouse Square for hosting us.
To the most amazing team in the world, the DFW Team, you all are what's considered a true family. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication.
******* Production Team/ Staff*******
Caressa Brown - Director of Operations
Tamieka Kent - Director of Marketing
Maha Kashani - Celebrity Show Chairman
Ed Dixon - Public Relations
Cindy Gaboury - Event Manager
Sybil Martin - Director of Logistics
Danielle Simpson - Operations Assistant
Angelica Ross - Creative Director of Makeup
Elite Hair Academy- Hair Team Leader
Hair Gallery- Hair Team
Lisa Scott- Director of Nails Team
Tracy McElfresh- Designer Coordinator
411 TV Online - Mr. Cliff Fennell- Official DFW Videographer
Nixon Dias- Official DJ
Michael Jackson- Announcer
Danisha Greene - Backstage Director
Trendy Africa Magazine
I will begin my thank yous here first stop the sponsors, without you there would not be gift bags or give-aways.
SWAG / GIFT BAG PARTNERS
KATER 2 U INC
GILLMART & CO
CENTERVILLE COINS FOR ME
|MAYOR OF DAYTON at the Fashion For A Cause Event|
FASHION FOR A CAUSE
Presented by Dayton City Paper
Thanks to the Fabulous Maha Kashani of Miss Maha in The City who chaired Dayton Fashion Week's First Annual Fashion For A Cause Local Celebrity Fashion Show. A portion of the proceeds goes to Hospice of Dayton and Clothes That Work. Special thanks goes to Emcee Zuri Hall, the evening featured performances Chaske Hotain(Native American Drum), R& B Singer Vaughn Anthony, Spoken Word Poet Jay Martinez, and local celebrities which inclueded Mayor Gary Leitzell, The Dayton Dutch Lions, Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Leiberman, boutique owner Debbie Teeters, De'Lish Cafe Owner Jasmine Brown, Lisa Scott owner of Beaute Box, Allen Ellijah President and CEO of United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, Michelle Kaye Vice President and Client & Community Realtions Director for PNC Bank, John North President & CEO, Better Business Bureau, Luke Notestine, Sports Anchor, Fox 45/ABC 22, Shanon Potts, Community Advocate/City of Dayton Law Department, Ron Rollins, Associate Editor at Cox Media Group, Denise Swick owner, Swick & Co, Sarah Tychneuwicz, Pretty in Dayton blogger, and Miracle Troutman founder of "Believe in Miracles".
Presented by Dayton Most Metro
Thanks to our festival chair Ms. Keelynn Cumming of Kater 2 U Inc, all the participates in the 1st Dayton Fashion Week Hair Battle especially all the students from Creative Images, Butter Cafe, Buckeye Snowcone, The Pita Man, Avon, Oxywater, The Cupcake Van, Bob Ross Fiat, and our festival presenting sponsor Dayton Most Metro.
Thanks to the boutiques who provided clothes for the fashion show:
Flip Top Pillowcases
|Fashion in the City Hair Battle - Dayton Fashion Week 2012|
KIDS COUTURE SHOW
Special thanks goes out to our presenting sponsor Delish Cafe and owner Jasmine Brown, Lisa Scott of Beaute Box, Dona Niswonger of Yia Yia's Bakery for the amazing cupcakes, Stella & Dots Jewelry rep Kelli, Staci Perkins,our host Lolita Price and the amazing designers:
Mary Helen Clothing
Blue Eyes & Barefeet
1847 & CO
Bubble Gum Couture
|411TvOnline.com: Dayton Fashion Week Kid's Show [watch in HD]|
IF YOU HAVE WORKED OR SEEN THE MAKE UP AREA OF A SHOW, IT'S NOTHING LIKE THE MAGIC ANGELICA ROSS AND HER MAKE UP TEAM CREATED AT DFW. EACH AND EVERY MAKEUP ARTIST CAN MAKE IT TO ANY MAJOR FASHION WEEK. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PROFESSIONALISM.
HAIR TEAM- HEADED BY ELITE HAIR ACADEMY THE HAIR TEAM DID AN AMAZING JOB - HAIR GALLERY. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH...
TO INSIDE COUTURE AND MCKENLEY THANKS FOR BELIEVING IN ME AND MAKING THE TRIP FROM MIAMI TO COVER THE EVENT. THE DAYTON HOST FOR INSIDE COUTURE LOLITA PRICE, ANGELI MACCLLEAN, AND MAHA KASHANI YOU ALL WERE GREAT.
MR. RICH JACKSON YOU ARE AMAZING, THANK YOU FOR THE MODEL SEMINAR AND ALL THE ADVICE YOU GIVED.
TO ALL THE CELEBRITES WHO GRACED DAYTON FASHION WEEK WITH THEIR PRESENCE - THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH:
JULIA PACE MITCHELL- YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
ZURI HALL- TV PERSONALITY
DOMINIQUE - AMERICA NEXT TOP MODEL
DAYTON DUTCH LIONS SOCCER TEAM
PRETTY IN DAYTON- SARAH YOU WERE THERE WITH US THROUGH IT ALL. FROM THE CASTING CALL, TO THE CELEBRITY SHOW, TO THE RUNWAY SHOWS AND BEHIND THE SCENES, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
FOX 45 AND LIVING DAYTON THANKS FOR BELIEVING IN US AND GIVING US ALL THE AIRTIME.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE SUPPORTERS AND GUESTS THAT CAME OUT TO DAYTON FASHION WEEK
- YOU ALL LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT DAYTON IS FASHION AND WE ARE HERE TO STAY. LET'S DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR.THANK YOU!!
- THANK YOU LISA FOR STEPPING IN AND DOING THE NAILS. YOU DID A FABULOUS JOB .THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
MODELS - MODELS - AND MORE MODELS
- YOU ALL REALLY HELD YOUR OWN. I KNOW IT WAS A ROUGH ROAD BUT I'M SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU. ARE YOU READY FOR 2013? I KNOW I AM - THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
- ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS AND WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU BACK AGAIN NEXT YEAR. THANK YOU
- OUR FABULOUS DESIGNERS - I AM SPEECHLESS, YOU ALL ROCKED AND MADE DAYTON FASHION WEEK A CONTENDER WITH ANY MAJOR FASHION WEEK OUT THERE. I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL AND GOD FOR GIVING YOU THE TALENT TO DESIGN AND BEING SO FASHION SAAVY. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
- WOW!!! WHAT CAN I SAY? MY BIG SISTER THANKS FOR YOUR FINANCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT THROUGH THIS JOURNEY.LOVE YOU SIS.
MY FAMILY- TO MY HUSBAND AND KIDS THANKS FOR LETTING ME BE ME AND PUTTING UP WITH ME THROUGH IT ALL. I LOVE YOU GUYS.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK AGAIN GOD FOR GIVING ME THE VISION, THE STRENGTH, AND THE KNOW HOW TO KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO AND WHEN TO SAY YES. THANK YOU GOD FOR ALL OF THIS. AMEN
ONCE AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH AND EVERY PERSON ABOVE AND FORGIVE ME FOR ANYONE THAT I MISSED, IT WAS NOT INTENTIONAL.