My First Fashion Charity Event…my personal experience

I was invited by Mila Pershyna to attend my very first fashion show, RAINN FASHION On Common Ground, which is the second annual Detroit fashion event for these charities. The show was held at the Rattlesnake Club in Detriot, MI which was a wonderful venue. All proceeds benefitted RAINN, Common Ground, and Haven, three simply amazing organizations helping people every day.

I wasn’t sure what to initially expect as I’ve never attended a fashion show before. I guess I expected models showcasing designers clothing, an upbeat and exciting venue as well as a night full of glamour and fun. You know what? I experienced all of that and much more. I not only saw designers and artisans showcasing their wonderful masterpieces, but I met people full of passion and love all present this night to support these three great charities.

I was introduced to so many designers and sponsors all who have a passion for helping out the Detroit fashion scene, their community, and donating to these charities. Sherlyn Fox, Christian Dorsch, and Mila Pershyna, are just a few of the core event team I was able to mingle with and within minutes of watching them and talking to them I could see how much hard work and dedication they put into this wonderful event!  I also had the opportunity meet artisans and view their pieces for sale (no I didn’t purchase anything, I was too consumed by my experience, but next time I will for sure)!

Rat & Puff from 98.7 AMP radio morning show were the emcees for the evening. They created a fun atmosphere as did DJ Fadi Akkam who mixed tracks all night long and kept the event upbeat and exciting.

Live mannequins displayed designers pieces, great cocktails were provided as well as hors d’oeuvres, and you could meet beauty queens, bid on silent auction items and network of course! The entire event was exciting and fun! I had a great first experience. Thank you to all who made this event possible!


I want to personally thank Mila for the invitation to this event. I first met her on Instagram and came across her lovely contemporary collection.  She is the designer behind MP Fashions. Make sure and check out her designs at Her spring/summer 2017 collection is simply amazing as are all of her outerwear pieces. Take a look below for a few of her designs from the runway and a quick pic of her and I too!

I also want to thank Sherlyn Fox, Ms. Michigan US Universal 2017. Not only is she beautiful and successful, but she was a pleasure to talk to. I hope we get to see each other again! I could definitely tell how much passion and hard work you put into this event. I enjoyed having you and Jason Colthorp from Local 4 News host the event!


Below you will find a collection of pictures from the event including live mannequins, pics of the runway, designer pieces and more (even one of me too….in case you’re wondering, I wore a lovely black and white front-slit pleated gown from Calvin Klein).

C. Creations started the show and designed pieces based on animal instincts. Detroit T Shirts and Game Time Blitz showcased items with Detroit pride in mind.

KDC Collection and Melita Rakovic showed the audience some very sexy designs.

Beau Satchelle brought some very beautiful handbags down the runway and Diana Cholakova showed us her crocheted pieces that were simply amazing, what stunning detail!

*Rima Jewelry had gorgeous accessories. *Ooche Wear showcased evening attire. *June 22 designs were inspired by twins, and B-Flyy had very artistic pieces, almost fairy-like inspired.

Artisans also had their pieces come down the runway as well in a very unique way.

Thank you for taking the time to read and as always I would appreciate comments and a follow on my Instagram and my blog too!


Love, Nicole ?

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0 thoughts on “My First Fashion Charity Event…my personal experience

  1. You look so stunning in this dress! That was such an awesome event you attended and I love fashion shows! I loved all the outfits on the models and it looks like it was a great show! Thanks for sharing ❤️ Xoxo

  2. Nicole! You are so gorgeous! I love what you wore! Was that a pic of your hubby? You did such a fantastic review of this event! It was detailed and the photography captured it all as though I was there! I am so excited for you and looking forward to seeing what future opportunities from this experience will be presented to you! Job well done!
    xo Debbie |

    1. Thanks so much Debbie….and yes, that was my hubby in the pic and my number one fan! ? I hope too that more opportunities come my way!

  3. The runway event looked so much fun and the designs are fantastic. Not to mention how stunning you looked in your Calvin Klein gown. Appreciate all of the thorough details and photos of the event. Got a great sense of what the event was like. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Xoxo

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