Combining fashion with hopes of eradicating malaria, Blokes n Divas designer Teddy Legbedion will showcase his 2014 collection from 8:15-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 10th at LaQuinta Suites (825 N Watson Rd) in Arlington, Texas. The Godsent Foundation Inc., a charity aimed at supporting elementary education of African children, will receive 15 percent of the proceeds from the event. .
“Couture n Health," presented by Blokes n Divas fashion line, promotes designers that are focused on ready-to-wear couture garments infused with African designs. The line will be celebrating designer Lebegdion’s 40th birthday concluding the event from 9-11 p.m.
Originally from Nigeria, Legbedion’s passion lies in raising awareness with hopes of ending malaria, the number one killer of African children. The fashion show combines his love for design while also involving the community in fighting an important cause. Additional designers Zulma Pineda, Le'Venity and Koulyn's Couture will accompany Legbedion’s designs at the show.
THE AWAKENING - A THEATRICAL STAGE SHOW BY ANTONIO WINGFIELD
SUNDAY, APRIL 13 2014 4:00 PM — 7:15 PM
"Black is beautiful... as long as it looks like another race!"
It's a belief that legendary diva, Vanity Black, has come to believe about how most Blacks see the beauty of Black people. Though she became an international beauty icon in the worlds of high fashion and entertainment, her beauty is still spoken of as second class by many in the Black community. With phrases like "pretty for a dark girl", the iconic beauty had grown accustomed to back handed smears. However, a recent comedy special hosted by a famous Black stand-up comedian sends her over the edge as he uses her beauty as a subject to ridicule for his act while also making countless negative and outlandish generalizations regarding Black women. From her dark skin complexion to her choice of wearing her natural textured hair, Vanity Black listens on as she and Black women as a whole, are disgraced and ripped apart before the world as millions tune in to join in his laughter. Turning to her longtime friend, designer turned writer, Antonio Wingfield, Vanity Black is in desperate need of a venting session or someone's head is about to roll. Upon her visit, The Diva is presented with a script and the opportunity to star in his new stage show, The Awakening. It will become an encounter of which she will never forget as she is swept away on a journey of beauty, self-reflection, and redemption that will change her life, dreams, and perceptions forever.
Show run time 2 hrs 45min.
Box office opens at 1:00pm - Seating starts at 3:30pm - Show starts at 4:00pm