April Madden Studio presents "Gown for Gown" Holiday Runway Event featuring jewelry by eNVe designs benefitting Children's Mercy Hospital. A night of glittering gowns inspired by the Speak Easy culture of the late 1920's. With Live Vocals by the Sultry Eboni Fondren, sumptuous catering by Mary Berg of delish! catering, lively spirits provided by Roger's Wholesale Liquor and the beautiful event space at Varnish + Vine dripping with crystals and draped in velvet it's going to be a Some Kind of Wonderful Night! VIP status includes 6pm entry for first look at the one of a kind boutique items offered by April Madden Studio and jewelry by eNVe designs, two drink tickets, a Swag Bag full of goodies from local favorites such as Donna's Dress Shop, SkinKC and more, plus RESERVED runway seating!!! General Admission guests receive one drink ticket and 7pm entry with time to shop the boutique before the Runway Show begins at 8pm. Runway pieces will be available for purchase directly after they leave the Catwalk. Raffle tickets will be available throughout the evening and drawings will begin at 9pm for chances at gift certificates and gift items from My First Best Friend, SkinKC, Donna's Dress Shop among others. Proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle plus 10% of all boutique sales will go directly to Children's Mercy. So what do we mean by "Gown by Gown"? With your support we will provide 150 (or more!) fun, functional gowns sizes 2T-12 and adult sizes for the teens, designed specifically for the children free of charge. No more dingy calico with ties down the back, we can do better than that KC!!! Let's show these children and their families that we have their "back" and let's do it in time for the Holidays!!!
Photo// Paper People Photography
MUHA// Ashley Marie Hazelwood
Model// Emerald Tom