Rolling Down The Runway… Of Dreams

In February 2016, as I was nearing high school graduation, I contacted

Runway of Dreams in New York City to seek valuable mentorship in the

break-through business of adaptive fashion, a passion I had been

developing since 9th grade. A couple of months later, the assistant to

the founder of the company reached out to me explaining that Mindy

Scheier was fascinated with my passion for adaptive fashion as I myself

have a disability. This led to their invitation to New York City for the

first ever Runway of Dreams/Tommy Hilfiger fashion show and Gala. The

event raised well over $600,000! while there I met icons of the industry

as well as publicists, designers and even sat next to Kay Unger, the

chairman of the board of Parsons School of Design, and a famous designer

herself. The evening led to a writing collaboration with Women¹s

ENews/Teen Fuse, a global online reporter of all things women and girls.

That article was published in September 2016 (a link in shown on the home

page), and gave me instant credibility! I didn’t think anything could

possibly get better than this but I was wrong. This would not be the

last time that our paths would cross!
I’m excited to announce, the Runway of Dreams team have asked me to

model in their second annual Gala at the historic Cipriani Wall Street

venue in New York City this summer. Of course I said YES! How can you

say “NO”to such an amazing opportunity? Major name brand companies will

be there supporting Runway of Dreams such as Tommy Hilfiger, Inc. and the

brand owner, PVH. Other honorees include Tobie Hatfield who designed the

adaptive Nike shoes to easily fit over orthotics, as well as Kyle

Maynard, who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro as a quad amputee. Over the past six

months, I have kept in contact with Runway of Dreams to help with any

preparations for the show. They are designing pieces specifically for

each model. I’m curious to find out what I will be wearing as I roll down

the runway! Well, I will find out in less than a month. Mark your

calendars I¹ll post pictures on this blog site! The big event is on June

8th!!!!!

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