Dear Friends and Supporters,
It is with great enthusiasm that I announce my participation in the 4th Annual Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Expo by the CW DC50! I launched my ethical fashion line in Spring 2008 and ten seasons later I am excited to showcase my Spring 2013 Collection at this fabulous event.
My Story (the short version):
When I was about 5 years old my mother started teaching me to hand stitch, but I didn’t start making dresses until junior high (bohemian tunics made from bed sheets LOL). I presented my first collection in high school that featured a red satin and cheetah dress and jeans with furry zebra pockets. That was stylish in the year 2000! Although I ended up going to college for graphic design, my flame for fashion didn’t burn out. In 2008, a few years after moving to Washington DC, I began Aidah Collection and since have been blessed with celebrity client Gabrielle Union in Essence Magazine (Jan 2011), and a Designer Spotlight in JET Magazine (May 2012). And lots of other press and blogger buzz.
This is just the beginning! I thank each one of you for supporting my continued journey and I hope to see you at the Fashion Beauty Lifestyle Expo THIS SATURDAY at 4pm at the Washington Convention Center.
Aidah Spring 2013 Runway Show
Saturday, October 20th – 4pm sharp
Hosted by “America’s Next Top Model” Runway Coach Miss J. Alexander and Kate Michael of K Street Magazine. It is a Washington DC extravaganza featuring all-day runway fashion shows, free beauty makeovers and the latest design and style trends. The runway shows feature 16 designers including Saint Chic from Lifetime 24 Hour Catwalk, Nikki Poulos from NBC Fashion Star, Anya Ayoung Chee, winner of Project Runway Season 9…and yours truly (Aidah Collection).
SAMPLE SALE! I will be in booth #40 to the right of the runway. Click for Map
The CW – Designer Spotlight in 2009 & 2010
Maggy François – Event Producer, who I loved working with in Pink Rocks the Runway and Crystal Couture!
Kate Michael – long time friend and brand ambassador
DJ Neekola – BFF and brand ambassador
Ink…Cosmetics – sponsored my 3rd Anniversary Show
Paul Wharton – friend and introduced me to Gabrielle Union!
Studio D’Maxsi / Afua Sam – I walked the runway for her in 2005!
P.S. My huge 5 year Anniversary celebration is in the works for May of 2013! Stay tuned! *email me if you are interested in sponsoring – firstname.lastname@example.org