Look what one scarf can do at this Project Runway inspired Fashion Challenge: local artists will make designs from Maisha Collective scarves for a special fundraiser for Heshima Kenya on October 24th, World Food Day, at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.
Heshima Kenya is a Chicago based non-profit started by two women who discovered that a community of young girls near Kenya were at-risk for homelessness and crime. So they formed their organization which provided safe-shelter and schooling in Nairobi as well as introductions into the Maisha Collective which makes these bold and beautiful scarves. Each scarf is named for the girl who designed them and all the proceeds go back to the Collective. So the money helps support the girls!
I’ll be one of the "best hairdressers in Chicago," Ronnie, Stacie and Angela of Joseph Michael's Salon & Spa who will styling the model’s hair back stage so I hope everyone comes to see our great work.
Chicago designer, Maria Pinto, known for dressing Michelle Obama and Christina Hanson, Nordstrom’s Learning and Development director head the list of judges for the Heshima Kenya Fashion Challenge.
Go to Heshimafashionchallenge.com for $75 tickets
Maisha Collective tie-dyed scarf collection is available at etsy.com/shop/heshimakenya and at the Heshima Kenya store , $35-$40, at 4917 N. Damen Ave. in Ravenswood.
Catering the event is the amazing FoodForThought featuring delicious food and gracious hospitality.
Yum Squared Bakery will be following up with a dessert selection.
Specialty cocktails will be provided by Bombay Sapphire.
Mixologist Femme Du Coupe will be creating a signature cocktail for the event.
Craft beer provided by Strange Pelican Brewing Company.