The 2012 Fashion Show was the highlight of Refugee Month and had a large following online:
A few other fun facts about the event:
There were over 100 people in attendance.
We received a $2,500 grant from the City of Salt Lake (Signature Events Grant Fund) for the Fashion Show and we spent a little over that for venue, music, food, presents and awards for the models, and advertisements.
We raised a little over $1,000, mostly from ticket sales. We gave some free tickets to family members of the models
It was a very successful show & everyone asked when will be the next event. Some of our volunteers and special guests added their comments, likes and dislikes for us to improve on the next event. Also, there is some followup on how to become a Women of the World Fashion Show Model for next year.
Many people liked the formal crowning of Miss WoW Fashion Show by Miss United Nation (Nilufar Sherzod). This princess of the event is name Sedra and is pictured at left.
The Miss United Nation pageant would love to have the refugee models in the pageant, since their participation will help them to be involved in community service and will help them to get a scholarship if they win.
An example of one of the many e-mails we received after the show
What did I like: loved the venue. I loved how you had all different ages of models. The dresses were beautiful. I liked how we all got to mingle and chat with the models
What I liked: overall it was a fabulous night with a good atmosphere. It was so fun and it sparked my interest to learn more about refugees in this area.
Suggestions for next year: I would like to see more things for the silent auction. (a few people volunteered to put together baskets for next year all ready)
Other suggestions for next year: I would like to hear more about the model’s countries that they come from & their personal stories if it’s not too intrusive. ( I know this part might be hard since it was hard enough getting everyone’s names in order. You never know who’s going to show up:)
If you have any suggestions for our Fashion Show, our organization, or want to help in any way, we would love to have you. Please leave your comments below or go to our contact page and fill out the form to email us. Thank you for your continued readership and following Women of the World!