6 PM - Expo (FREE)
8 PM - Art & Fashion Show
FASHION SHOW TICKETS
Art isn't necessarily about making a deliberate statement. It an expression of life struggle and its beauty. There is so much mundanity about us in our daily lives, but I know that if we look for it each and every day, we can find something that truly shines.
Debra Ales is a visionary fashion designer hailing from the vibrant streets of New Orleans, Louisiana. With a career in fashion spanning over 25 years, Debra’s journey began when she relocated to the fashion capital, New York City.
Having attended the prestigious Parsons School of design, Debra cultivated her unique sense of style and refined her skills in dressmaking. Her passion for sustainability and preserving the environment led her to discover the use of dead stock fabrics and upcycled beading in her designs. By infusing new life into discarded materials, she creates stunning garments that are not only beautiful but also eco-friendly.
After raising a family in NewYork, Debra returned to her roots in Louisiana, where she now resides with her husband. Embracing her local community, she has her own custom dress design business.
With her impeccable craftsmanship and dedication to sustainability, and understanding of style she continues to make waves in the fashion industry. Debra’s designs prove that style and sustainability can effortlessly coexist.
Regina Barrett, (originally from Conway NC) now resides in Raleigh North Carolina. She is a mother of two remarkable young girls Maddisan and Amira Barrett. Barrett wears a number of hats. She is a children’s book author (Ruby Joins the Choir,) available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She is an actress, you can see her in the 2021 movie “Finding Me” available on Vemeo and Tubi streaming platforms. Barrett is also a singer –songwriter, she has released songs like Scream, Emotionally Unavailable, and Beautiful Monster, which you can find her on all streaming platforms. Barrett is a talented designer, and not just any designer, she also designs with untraditional items such as paper!!
Barrett has been sewing/designing since the age of 13, self-taught, with help from YouTube over the years. She says that she has grown as a designer and enjoys creating avant-garde and couture pieces for her clients and hopes to continue to touch hearts through my work. In July of 2017 she birthed her brand called Nova Threadz LLC. This Brand tailors to the princesses and queens that are looking for that next jaw dropping piece.
Barrett aims to introduce her bridal collection in 2023 and will continue to grow and glow as Nova Threadz continues to promote beauty, confidence and glam!
Mike Chase is the current reigning Mr. United States T.I.W. 2022-23 and Mr. International United Nations with Tourism Pageant. Mike won role model of the year at the 2023 Model of the Year awards, and a nominee for most influential title holder at the 2023 global beauty awards. He is the creator behind Sunchasers Couture Sunglasses which have been featured in fashion runways and magazines nationwide. He is the CRO of Phoenix Skin Care and owner of Change Salon. A world travel who enjoys snorkeling and roller skating, Mike Chase promotes living your best life at any age.
ArtLoveLifeStyle is a vibrant arts and lifestyle magazine, celebrating creativity as a way of life. The community weaves a tapestry of experiences through written and visual art, open to all creative genres, while fostering a culture of compassion, advocating for a sustainable and just future for all. They believe art is integral to existence, igniting conversations and inspiring positive change through empathetic dialogue. The platform welcomes talented contributors from diverse backgrounds, embracing various artistic expressions and promoting collaboration and support among creatives. With inclusivity as a primary objective, they aim to break barriers and celebrate the unique perspectives of each individual. ArtLoveLifeStyle is more than a publication; it's a movement inspiring compassionate action and making art accessible to all. Their seasonal issues highlight markers of true beauty, emphasizing compassion, diversity, strength, resilience, and authenticity.
Whitley Nabintu Marshall is changing the game of fashion industry as an award-winning artist, dancer, activist, and the first openly pansexual International Mrs USA. As a model, coach, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Artlovelifestyle Magazine, she aims to expand beauty standards, seeking to provide opportunities and elevate underrepresented voices in print and on the runway, producing sustainable fashion events and message-based photoshoots focused on the markers of True Beauty: compassion, resilience, diversity, and authenticity while emphasizing inclusion.
Having survived multiple near-death experiences with two full-body recoveries, facing food insecurity, and a brief period of homelessness--all before her 21st birthday, Whitley turns passion into purpose. As a part of her Mind•Body•Compassion Coaching, she will soon release her guided journal and Compassionate Leadership training.
Whitley was recently recognized in the New York Weekly as one of their "Top 10 Women Leaders to Look Out For in 2023," as well as "Top 30 Inspiring Women to Look Out For" in the Entrepreneurs Herald. In addition to the International Mrs USA crown, Whitley was awarded the Director's Leadership Award 2 years in a row, and this year was an official nominee for "Mrs of the Year" at the Beauty it's Everywhere Awards during February NYFW, as well as the Congeniality Award at the Global Beauty Awards in Seattle.
In collaboration with Beauty It's Everywhere, she will be producing Artlovelifestyle Magazine's first True Beauty Fashion Show & Expo during NYFW, September 8th, at the New Yorker Hotel, showcasing images from these True Beauty Photoshoots and themed magazines, with live performances from members of her recently founded Rhythm Rebels Dance Collective, all challenging beauty norms.
The True Beauty Expo will open at 6pm, and fashion show to follow at 8.