Fashion for Charity Gala

4th Annual Fashion for Charity Gala. Tyson Beckford & Miss USA Nia Sanchez © 2015 NY Social Agenda (

What do you get when you combine a very sexy male model, a beautiful and humbled current Miss USA, fashionistas and charity lovers alike -and ask them to come together for a great cause on a Wednesday night?

Ready for the answer?

How about the 4th annual Fashion for Charity Gala that took place at the DiMenna Center in Manhattan on April 16. One thing we can never get enough of is fashion, charity, and the chance to be a part of a great event that brings people together for entertainment, knowledge – and most of all – a chance to give back and support organizations that benefit communities.


Fashion for Charity Gala aims to end poverty, hunger, domestic violence and human trafficking around the world by hosting various events which include fashion, and opportunities to donate to numerous other non-profit companies that support the mentioned causes.

In this case, during this event, we were honored to be amongst those who believe and are more than willing to put forth additional effort to help increase awareness of the purpose and mission for the City Girl Beauty Project (

CGBP is a non-profit company aims to assist in transforming lives for victims affected by domestic violence and human trafficking.

<<Red Carpet>>

Hosted by the very handsome Tyson Beckford, the current Miss USA – Nia Sanchez, and Mica Hughes ( former Model, current owner of Mica Models, Star of “ Blood, Sweat, and Heels,” on the BRAVO Network and has started her own non-profit company “Project Sunshine,” to help open more doors to resources for families living with medical challenges) – also had her chance to speak on her personal experience.

But wait there’s more.

A-Lister presenters included: Emmy award winner -Linda Dano who is recognized as the only actress to play the same character on daytime television – Dr. Rae Cummings on One Life to Live, All My Children, General Hospital and Port Charles – and currently is creator/owner of Linda Dano Home Collection for QVC.”

Ilene Kristen also presented for the event as well. Also an Emmy Award winner, Ilene is best known for playing Delia Reid Ryan, Ryan Coleridge on Loving and Another World. Most recently, she played Roxy Balsom on One Life to Live.

The night continued with great entertainment delivered from Grammy Award nominee: Maiysha, Elaine Kwon – (prize-winning pianist -previously featured on Oprah and titled “Most Alluring Women” by Boston Magazine), Alus, anda few other artists.

<<Fashion Show>>

As far as Fashion was concerned, we loved watching the new line from Cristina Ruales dominate the runway – and guests also had the chance to bid on very beautiful designer bags presented by Christopher Belt -owner of 3SEVEN&8 and were introduced to THINKX!

Congratulations to all honorees: Merria Dearman and Meryl Hartstein -author of “You Were Born to Shine.”

To say we had fun, it’s an understatement. This was an incredible event and it’s even better knowing our presence contributes to increasing further awareness for a great cause. For more information, click here – and we truly hope to see you at the next Fashion for Charity Gala.

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