Venue: The Waterlilly, Mile End Road
Venue: The Waterlilly, Mile End Road
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Charlotte Avery We're delighted that actress, performer and voice-over artiste Charlotte Avery will be presenting Catwalk4Change... Stedman Pearson ... and with entertainment from solo recording artist & Five Star member Stedman Pearson plus Busy Mum & Dance Sensation Stacey Jackson, with 6 Top 10 UK Dance Hits and Billboard Chart success in USA, an evening of top entertainment is guaranteed! Stacey Jackson

Models of Diversity, the internationally famous campaign for diversity in the fashion industry, has joined forces with power blogger Edita of pret-a-reporter to change the rules of fashion this autumn with: CATWALK4CHANGE!
On 6th of September, be a part of something that has never been done before: kick start London Fashion Week with 2 catwalk shows from jaw-droppingly gorgeous mature models and the trendiest UK fashion bloggers

Men and women of all shapes and sizes will showcase couture creations from the most coveted and diverse designers from all over the globe. This is a high profile event which the world's media is keeping its eye on. Expect surprise celebrity guests, both on-trend as well as household names.

And we are delighted to be showcasing the corsetry of Deborah Brand - fine works of art, tailoring and exquisite Swiss engineering!

The time has come to make the industry take note: the rules of beauty are there to be broken! CHANGE HAPPENS NOW!

Net proceeds from ticket sales and online auction go to MIND and MACMILLAN.

Dress code: Smart!

Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 7pm.


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please note there is no bar at the venue; please feel free to bring any beverages you wish to consume on the day

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Win a Weekend Rural Retreat!

A campaign supporter has kindly donated a weekend's* accommodation
at a delightful Dorset retreat: "the Chancel".
A unique opportunity for a Dorset break in the Church where, it is suggested, Hardy had in mind that Tess was married!

Located between Wareham and Wool, Edita certainly enjoyed her stay, as did the reviewers at Tripadvisor!
The property has great character and is very well furnished. It is very clean and extremely well equipped. Wonderful location with Corfe Castle, Swanage, Monkey World, Knoll Beach, etc, all 20 minutes away or less. Highly recommended.



* Weekend during term time from December to March, depending on availability

 

Win a Bespoke Corset from Deborah Brand!

The winner will receive a bespoke Mila Corset. They will be invited to the shop in Notting Hill to be measured and have their very own bespoke corset made.

Deborah Brand, the London based Fashion Designer, was voted the label most likely to succeed in the 21st century by Selfridges. With her strong yet feminine body conscious signature style she originally established under the cult 90's label Sub Couture.

Her work is sophisticated, sensual and represents the power of ultra-feminine seduction
 

Also the chance to win...

We're very grateful to Kyle Richards of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" for the donation of a signed copy of her book,
 
"Life is not a Reality Show"
 
Kyle Richards: Life Is Not a Reality Show In the wild world of Beverly Hills, high-priced glam squads, flashy cars, and off-the-charts drama are the norm. Enter Kyle Richards: Sister of Kim Richards and Kathy Hilton (and aunt, of course, to Paris!), she's practically royalty in the 90210 zip code.
 
And yet her loving family life, lack of pretension (no nannies, stylists, or personal chefs for this diva), and girl's girl attitude made her a breath of fresh air.
 
Now she is revealing how she achieves that perfect blend of celebrity and normality. In this collection of the best tips, advice, and strategies she knows, Kyle will help readers create that blend of glitz and savvy in their own lives.
 
This is a must-read for every fan of the show and any avid consumer of pop culture.
Phoenix Rose is happy to offer a prize of our Signature treatment at our Spa at Bruern Holiday Cottages in Oxfordshire.
 
Phoenix Rose BeautyThis includes a 1 hour 20 min Full Body Massage and our new Bee Venom and Manuka Honey 1 hour 15 min Facial.
 
We have developed exclusive routines to create a completely new type of extra-indulgent anti-aging facial, which includes a number of traditional facial exercises to enhance and help prolong the effectiveness of the treatment.
 
We are one of - if not the first - company in the UK to incorporate award winning, scientifically proven products containing Purified Bee Venom together with the healing benefits of Manuka honey into our professional facial range.

Models of Diversity's Catwalk4Change, Made Possible by... 

ASKIBute Homes

With special thanks to...

Star WigsdermalogicaSocial Networks Solutions

Carlas CakeryLiving Dolls ManagementRebecca Goodyear

Bee EntertainmentBelinda HayleFunction Fixers
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Unreal FlowersDavid Ross FashionScottacus Anthony

Naked WinesIllamasquaOnitaa

Former model Angel Sinclair is the co-founder of Models of Diversity and the driving force behind the growing Models of Diversity campaign.

The campaign began after Angel appeared on Gok's Miss Naked Beauty in 2008. She was struck by the great variety of beautiful women participating in the event and how that contrasted with the narrow range we see in the fashion and beauty industry.

So she decided something had to be done to promote the use of models that reflects diversity in society.

Since then, her passion has spread to models, photographers and the full range of professionals needed to keep the campaign growing and gaining the support of the people.

Angel is delighted to be wearing a special design from Toni Pickles on the night.
Edita Lozovska is a UK based power fashion blogger. She's the girl who made the idea of bloggers hitting the catwalk happen.

Although Edita started blogging just over a year ago, her personal style was immediately noticed by the industry. She landed in the Cosmo's Blog Awards Final 2012, Gorkana's Influencer list and collaborated with numerous world renowned clothing and jewellery brands.

She believes that bloggers are today's role models and "It" girls and their diverse style can be used to underline that there are many types of beauty. Isn't it high time for the industry to embrace them all?

With Celebrity Stylists Stella & Lucy

...a dynamic duo that has built a style brand based on their combined expertise in fashion and writing.

This quirky fun-loving pair is known for their drive, professionalism and their attitude to getting the job done.

Experienced international fashion lecturers for the London college of Fashion and featured fashion consultants for various UK and US publications, their attention to detail has secured some of the best known editorial contracts.

Runway styling and model booking is another area that is handled within the consultancy. Stella and Lucy work with an established team that make the concepts a reality.

Non conformist, liberal-minded, Stella and Lucy encourage independent, influential women to embrace their inner beauty.

www.stellaandlucy.co.uk

Catwalk Trainer for our Show: Shanna-Melissa Alexander!

From the age of 14, I have gained lots of experience from being a model, and this, completed with the strong, independent qualities that I gained from my mother has made me who I am.

But modelling is a career that holds no guarantees, and so I decided that with the contacts, skills and experience that I have gained over the years, that I should do something constructive with it.

I have always felt disappointed with the misrepresentation and support provided to models. I became used to being the token 'black girl' in most of the catwalk shows that I participated in nd did not feel that I had the support that all models need in order to stay grounded and focused.

'Living Dolls Management' is a fashion and beauty team dedicated to support, promote the beauty, and diversity of models, whilst showcasing the experience and talent of our team.

We provide support and advice, Catwalk training and Choreography to new talents, Event management, and logistical planning for national events.

In 2012 LDM joined forces with EyeSee Inc, Style Fusions, and Live2Create, to form Fashion.Models.Music. - A collaboration of Event Management, Fashion Design and Creative Management teams, to showcase annual fashion and talent shows in London.

Our first show in 2012 being a sold out success, we hope to continue to grow, providing a platform for up and coming designers, models, and artists as we believe that there is not a sufficient amount of support for talented individuals to broaden their skills, gain experience and support from their peers and grow.

An opportunity exists in the market for a more diverse team in the Creative, Event Management and Fashion Industry. We believe that we can fill a gap in the market that is desperate for a unique, professional and individual business, with a strong diverse team who are willing to succeed.

Shanna-Melissa Alexander
website

Email: infolivingdollsmgt@yahoo.com

Find us on linkedin.com

And follow us pm twitter @LivingDollsMgt

Design Director for our Show: Fyona Hill!

Unreal-Flowers specialise in exquisite faux flowers and create quite simply stunning flower arrangements, that are styled to co ordinate and enhance your interiors. I have always had a creative flair, love design and a passion for flowers, so I am very lucky that UF allows me to enter my clients' world to create truly inspirational, bespoke and realistic floral arrangements.

I work with many boutique hotels, high end restaurants, auction houses, luxury car showrooms to name but a few.

I have also done work with a number of celebrities, photographic shoots / studios, dressed a £24 million house with flowers for sale and work with many interior designers.

Never has 'to be seen to believed' been so true. Only when you have seen Unreal-Flowers in real life can you appreciate the beauty and realism of the arrangements.

Fyona Hill
www.unreal-flowers.co.uk/


Hair Stylist for our Show: Fiona Chaffey!

Fiona is a fully qualified Hairdresser and Hairdressing Tutor.

At the start of her career she had the opportunity to work/train at Molton Brown Hairdressing, at their Wimbledon Village and South Molton Street branches.

Working with Molton Brown taught her to set her standards high, and never to be complacent about opportunities that came her way.

She now teaches Hairdressing in further education, and in her Spare time, she is a Published Session stylist, and regularly works on Photo shoots, Publications, catwalk, festivals, weddings, and is a long standing hairstylist for the prestigious events at Goodwood.


www.fionahair.wix.com/fi-1


Victoria Gugenheim is a world standard bodypainter with a passion for creating transcendental awe with her artwork. The team she was a member of with Wolf's Bodymagic made 3rd place at The World Bodypainting Festival in 2012, and she's worked for Nokia, The World Bodypainting Festival and at London Fashion week among many others. For her catwalk premiere with Models of Diversity, she'll create a sparkling, regal finale, embodying glamour, substance and style with each brushstroke. On YouTube and Facebook

David Ross Fashion

David Ross in Collaboration with 'Models of Diversity'

It is no accident that David Ross has teamed up once again with 'Models of Diversity' to showcase key pieces from his latest exciting collection, 'Evolver' in this Charity Show at the beginning of London Fashion Week, for David's unusual and strongly individual approach to design is interwoven with his desire to include everyone. 'Beauty is where you find it'; 'A beautiful body is one that works', are references which spring to mind when attempting to appreciate his philosophy.

Irish-born David is based in London and studied at London College of Fashion graduating in 2011, where already his distinctive approach to design was apparent in his creations. A love of sculptured tailored and fitted shapes on the one hand and creative cutting techniques on the other inform his work, and although the pieces are boldly constructed they aim to be flattering and feminine. His latest collection shows no exception, although it takes a different pathway from his previous work featuring 'Imagined Deformity' in the 'Finding Your Feet in Fashion' show in 2012.

This time the work focuses on transformation. The collection is inspired by the desire to transcend our own physical limitations, and reminds us of our own hidden beauty, our unrealised inner potential. Butterflies very loosely inform the silhouettes. The dresses are a celebration of resilience and beauty through strength, the collection celebrates the 'transformative power of clothing', an ode to new life and rebirth, more feminine than before... the work evokes a tranquil beauty, which everyone has the capacity for, and that beauty is shown through David's careful fusion of hand painted details, subtle African print finishes, a hint of the oriental, and classically fitted garments with a twist.

Neoprene, wool, silk... anything goes, but comfort is a big aspect of the clothing. For David, it is important that the garments fit beautifully and that the wearer feels relaxed wearing them. There is a hint of timeless elegance here... As with all David's creations, these are unique one-off or limited edition pieces, often with a twist to make an occasion of the everyday.

www.davidrossfashion.com

iwhoretees are a UK based online clothing brand specialising in simple but statement tees for men and women. The company is run by a dynamic team of young females. All tees are designed from scratch to ensure that their customers are provided with original, home grown designs. All of the brands products are manufactured in the UK.

iwhoretees have made a big stamp on the industry and are lucky to be in 3 stores in the UK so far and plan to extend their distribution and presence in the marketplace even further. As well as the UK, they have customers all over Europe, Asia, Australia and the US.

iwhoretees Information resources:
Website:www.iwhoretees.com
Twitter:twitter.com/iwhoretees
Instagram:instagram.com/iwhoretees
Facebook:facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001828376104&fref=ts
YouTube:iwhoretees

 
 
We held a competition on facebook to win a VIP ticket.

We're delighted to announce the winner: Samantha Tomlin with runners up Cath Halsall, John McKenzie and Jacqueline Hooton
 
Samantha Tomlin
John McKenzie Cath Halsall Jacqueline Hooton