Jenny From The Block
Posted on August 03 2014
In September, Soul Carrier will be a part of the first ever Bronx Fashion Week, to be held the same week as New York Fashion Week.
My astonishingly talented, and kind friend, Jennyvi, is coordinating the whole event and asked if I would like to be a part of the fashion show. The answer was a resounding "Yes!!!!". Jennyvi has her own evening and wedding dress label http://www.www.jennyvi.com
As a Parsons graduate and former New Yorker who spent many days "in the tents" watching models stomp down the runway - this is just one of my many fashion dreams coming true.
Plus, with my parents being New Yorkers, with strong ties to the Bronx, this fashion show has a strong nostalgic nod to my mom and dad.
My mom and my aunt were born and raised in the Bronx , and my father came over from Thailand to attend graduate school at PRATT Institute of Design.
When I told my aunt the address of where the Bronx fashion show is being held, she wrote me a long list of places near by, that she and my mother went to all the time growing up.
This fashion show will be my first official Soul Carrier fashion show -- models, hair, makeup, a runway, sponsorship, press, the whole fashion-enchilada! And although, I want nothing more than for my parents to see this - I know their spirit will be lingering there and supporting me all the way.
Jennyvi - thank you so much for this incredible opportunity. I was thinking about the very first time I met you in 2006 - it was at a fashion show in downtown Phoenix -- just as I was beginning my quest into the world of fashion! Then we reconnected when I moved home to Phoenix, at The Mannequin Is Our Muse event, when Barneys opened in Scottsdale -- which ironically kick-started Soul Carrier. What a journey! I am so proud of you for pursuing your dreams, playing BIG, and making your goals a reality! You are amazing and more amazing things are coming your way!
For those in the NYC area and able to attend, Soul Carrier would LOVE to see you at our first official show https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bronx-fashion-week-tickets-11971263371. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time - no ticket sales at the door!
To playing BIG! To making my dreams a reality! To all the amazing soul mates who have helped me get to where I am going! To all the strong women who have paved the way!
Jennyvi & Kelly Lee I look forward to an epic show and shining super bright with the two of you! xo