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Event Recap: Rafael Cox Designs Presents… “The Women of Atlanta” fashion show

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I couldn’t BE more proud of the BE-Style Designer to watch and one I am honored to call a true friend. One earns the title of friend in the times you don’t need anything but an ear & there they are without judgement. Rafael has definitely grown as an individual, a designer, a friend, and confidant. He is truly a manifestation of what GOD has in store for your life when you just BElieve! 

(October 29, 2014- Atlanta, GA) On Thursday, October 24, 2013. Designer Rafael Cox held his second independent fashion show entitled, “The Women of Atlanta”. “The Women of Atlanta” fashion show took place at venue space 595 North.

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The evening began with a industry mixer and some of Atlanta’s premiere industry professionals interacting as well as shopping with some of the vendors at “The Women of Atlanta” fashion show.

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Over 350+ of Atlanta’s movers and shakers came to support Designer Rafael Cox at “The Women of Atlanta” fashion show. Designer Rafael Cox brought out several celebrities and reality television stars to help raise awareness for breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen, including:

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(L to R): Toya Bush-Harris from Bravo reality show, “Married to Medicine”.

Dr. Simone Whitmore from Bravo reality show, “Married to Medicine”.

Africa Miranda from Bravo reality show, “The New Atlanta”.

Dr. Jackie Walters from Bravo reality show, “Married to Medicine”.

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(L to R): Mimi Faust from VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”

 Erica Dixon from VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”

 Ebony Steele from HOT 107.9 and FOX Dish Nation

 SoSo Def Recording artist, Dondria

 Quad Webb-Lunceford from Bravo’s reality show, “Married to Medicine” 

Honored Breast Cancer Survivors

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(L to R): Shondia Sabari, Shay Sharpe, Michelle Culver

The Women of Atlanta” fashion show was a two-part fashion show. The first segment revealing Designer Rafael Cox 2013 Fall/ Winter collection and the second segment consisted of 5 celebrity/ reality personalities walking the runway in pink dresses honoring breast cancer foundation, Susan G. Komen. The collection has been described as mystique in style, structural in design, and vibrant in color. “It shows a more mature edgy side of my aesthetic and tells the story of my ‘girl’ in transition into Fall and becoming stronger as a fashionista and content within her own personal style,” says Cox. The Collection was entitled, “Art Deco”. 

Designer Rafael Cox Fall 2013 Collection 
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The second part of “The Women of Atlanta” fashion show was consisted of 5 celebrity/ reality personalities walking the runway in pink dresses honoring breast cancer foundation, Susan G. Komen. Those celebrities/ personalities were Erica Dixon from VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” Mimi Faust from VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” Quad Webb-Lunceford from BravoMarried To Medicine,” SoSo Def R&B songstress, Dondria and radio personality from Rickey Smiley Morning Show and breast cancer survivorEbony Steele, as well as 3 additional everyday women who have survived breast cancer. After the runway presentation the audience heard stories from the 4 breast cancer survivors of how they were diagnosed and defeated breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to nonprofit breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen.

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(L to R): Erica Dixon, Ebony Steele, Mimi Faust, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dondria, Shondia Sabari, Michelle Culver, Shay Sharpe)

The audience was also able to hear the 4 breast cancer survivors tell there stories of breast cancer survival. The women shared how they were diagnosed and treated there cancer.

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Breast cancer survivor Shay Sharpe sharing her story of breast cancer survival.

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Breast cancer survivor Ebony Steele presented the 3 breast cancer survivors with an Ebony Steele “Still Surviving Award” for there bravery and strength for battling the disease.

(L to R): Breast cancer survivor Shay Sharpe, breast cancer survivor Shondia Sabari, breast cancer survivor Ebony Steele and breast cancer survivor Michelle Culver. 

Rafael’s sole purpose in doing “The Women of Atlanta” fashion show was to bring awareness, raise money and inspire everyone to take there health seriously. The evening will be one to remember for women as well as Atlanta.

Inline image 10(L to R): Breast cancer survivor Michelle Culver, Quad Webb-Lunceford, breast cancer survivor Shay Sharpe, breast cancer survivor Shondia Sabari, Dondria, Erica Dixon, Mimi Faust, Ebony Steele.Photo credits: Robin Lori, Jae DeSouza

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