It’s been a while since my last blog, and I wanted to take the time to let you know how things have been going not only for DMae,but, myself as well! This past summer I became a Raw Artist, and was given the opportunity to put on my first fashion show. New pieces were created specifically for the show, and made their debut that night. It was a crazy, but amazing, experience! Makeup was provided by Kissed By Carly, styling & hair by myself, and addition help by my cousins Hireem and Dominic.
I arrived at the venue a bit later than expected, got my models together, did our walk through, makeup and hair, and final styling just in time to get a few photos done of everyone. I was finally able to sit down and take a breathe, after spending the week finalizing makeup and hair options, having models drop out, finding new models, and getting an extra model the day of the show! My nerves were shot to say the less, and….I ended up having to go to the ER right as folks were being let into the venue. Although I wasn’t able to see it all come together in the way I dreamed, my friends and family were able to get some great photos and told me all about it. I’m doing ok, still recovering, and have more doctor’s appointments to follow up and make sure I’m doing alright.
I, along with family and friends, participated in the Philadelphia Kidney Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo in October. My job allowed me to hold a fundraiser bake sale for three days. All of the money made at the bake sale went directly to the National Kidney Foundation, all in all we raised $1,205.00!!!!!! This is something I plan on doing every year, even after my mom receives her transplant, and DMae will continue to have sales benefiting the NKF.
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support DMae and those who donated a ticket for the Raw presentation. A big thank you to those you helped out at the bake sale as well!!
Below you’ll find our runway presentation, and an interview with Raw will be posted in January, ENJOY!!!!!!