Fashion Uncorked 2013: 20K Raised for Children with Disabilites

Atlanta’s first “Project Runway”-style competition, was a huge success on Saturday, Feb. 9

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at the America’s Mart. Catering to 500 ticket holders, Fashion Uncorked raised over 20 thousand dollars for children with disabilities and pick only one winning designer.

Keon Brown

was named the winner of the high fashion competition because of his style, creativity and overall score. As the winner, he will receive a spread in Kontrol Magazine, round trip airfare to Los Angeles to attend L.A. Fashion Week and he will show his fashions in New Orleans Fashion Week 2014. 

Benefiting Easter Seals North Georgia, Fashion Uncorked is a jewelry-inspired design challenge where ten designers were tasked with designing 

and sketching three original pieces: day wear, evening wear, children’s wear with a matching teddy bear. Each design was inspired by select

jewelry from

Enjeanious

and

Lady Lucia

.

Fashion Uncorked was hosted by

Atlanta & Company’s Christine Pullara

and

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds

(Art Institute). Attendees enjoyed luxury fashions, entertainment, food and fashionable

silent auction featuring items from artist

Neal Hamilton

, Dan Harr and an autographed guitar from American Blues Rock Guitarist

Joe Bonamassa

.

Fashion Uncorked also featured a revealing of art that expresses female beauty and freedom from

Ghazaleh Coulter

.

Entertainment for the evening included a wonderful performance from the

Atlanta Ballet

and R&B Singer

Karmella Daniel

.

Food samples were provided by

Imperial Fez

,

Lisa Barton Catering

,

La Tagliattela

,

Snazzy Cupcakes

,

Heavenly Dolce

and 

Sweet Sinsations

and decadent wine from

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

.

Easter Seals North Georgia provides high-quality services to ensure that all children with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Children who benefit from services that Easter Seals provide were also be featured in the show wearing fashions from the competing designers.

This year’s competition was judged by

Rafael Cox

(Lifetime TV’s Project Runway Season 9),

Tracee Dundas

(New Orleans Magazine),

Erica Benoit

(BenoitEnstyle),

Mori Green

(Mori Green, Inc.),

Sherie Nevette

(Piazza Sempione),

Mary Jo Miller

(Art Institute Atlanta) and

E. Vincent Martinez

(UrbanCouture).

To learn more about Fashion Uncorked 2013 visit

www.FashionUncorked.com

or email

fashionuncorked@gmail.com

. To learn more about Easter Seals North Georgia, services and locations visit

www.northgeorgia.easterseals.com

.

More of my experience to come..and more pictures also!! Thanks for reading!! Tell a Friend!! Peace and Blessings!!