Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Local Lovelies: "Runway Moms for a Cause" hosted by Maureen Umeh Emmy Award winning anchor/reporter of Fox 5 DC


L~Shandi Presents "Runway Moms for a Cause" hosted by Maureen Umeh
Emmy Award winning anchor/reporter of Fox 5 DC

WHAT:  The inaugural black-tie event will focus on influential Washington, DC mothers raising funds for orphans through the United for Kids Foundation (UKF) -  a 501c3 organization committed to fighting poverty and illiteracy through education and social welfare programs in Nigeria.  RMFAC is recognized by the Embassy of Nigeria as a prelude to the Nigerian Independence Day celebrations.
 
Participating mothers will be adorned in one of a kind designs by L-Shandi and guests will partake in a silent auction featuring original artwork, sent from Nigeria, by the benefitting orphans depicting their life goals and dreams.
 

WHO:   Hosted by Maureen Umeh, Emmy award winning Anchor of Fox 5 News
 
WHEN:          Friday, September 30, 2011
                        6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.                                     
 
WHERE:        Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
3519 International Court, NW
Washington, DC
 

About Runway Moms for a Cause (www.lshandi.com/charity)
"Runway Moms for a Cause" (RMFAC) is an impactful intersection of philanthropy and fashion at its best. Labeled a visual fashion statement for Global Goodwill, RMFC is a runway show for philanthropists to take a stance on an often overlooked issue, and lend a helping hand towards a solution. The inaugural black-tie event will focus on influential Washington, DC mothers raising funds for orphans through the United for Kids Foundation (UKF) -  a 501c3 organization committed to fighting poverty and illiteracy through education and social welfare programs in Nigeria.  RMFAC is recognized by the Embassy of Nigeria as a prelude to the Nigerian Independence Day celebrations.
 
About L~Shandi (http://lshandi.com/)
L~Shandi was created form the Nigerian street slang expression "Lepa Shandi".  Lepa Shandi is a common term for women whose clothing, outfit, or ensemble has a flattering and sexy fit. L~Shandi designs was created in 2005 by Lara Akinsanya, a Nigerian-born American, who was inspired to provide ready-to-wear garments that are made with fabrics from Africa appealing to women from all nationalities. What makes the L~Shandi designs different is the innovative use of the traditional African fabrics with Western cuts to provide a unique, sophisticated and timeless glamorous look.

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