Sunday, July 11, 2010

DC's Premiere Fashion Event: Closet Runway

As you know, GMO caters to the up-and-coming talents in the worlds of media, fashion, design, art, photography, beauty, modeling, and more. If you're doing something big, creative AND it benefits the community -- then we are all over it! Closet Runway is one such event.

According to the Closet Runway website, the events are intended to "
bring you an exciting real runway experience with cutting-edge, unique fashions and trends from boutiques, designers, and retail stores." GMO was in the house for the first two events held in Washington, DC at
Ebenezers Coffeehouse.

On the giving back side, Closet Runway donates a portion of the event's proceeds to
the Board of Child Care ( and the Haitian Community Hospital (

During the event, local boutiques are showcased using local models of all ages, races, sizes and shapes, and an artist from the area also performs. There are vendors in the house (selling everything from jewelry, to make-up, to shoes and purses) and presentations from GMO affiliate Exclusively Styled. Owner Tami Harrigan gives a fashion makeover to a good-natured participant. She goes into their closet to get a sense of their personal style, and flips it -- often dressing them in pieces they would never buy on their own (she does let them keep one item from their closet, which she incorporates into the new look).

Tami's partner, NeShea Jenifer, is owner of J Witt Events (JWE), providing c
oordinating services for social, corporate, non-profit and wedding events. Together, the ladies create a truly unique fashion event (I hesitate to call it that as you get art, music, and networking opportunities in one room!).

Make sure you're in the house for the next Closet Runway event, scheduled for September 10 at
Ebenezers Coffeehouse:
201 F St. NE, Washington, DC 20002.

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